Spoke Newsletter – Oct 6, 2022


Our guest speaker is TOMAS MORALES, President of Cal State University, San Bernardino. DR. MORALES has served as president of CSUSB since May 2012 and is just the fourth president of the university since it opened in 1965. Known for his commitment to student success, DR. MORALES is responsible for various innovative summer bridge programs and other student and academic support services. He is also dedicated to diversity and the development of the institution’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Board.


What a memorable meeting! President JENNIFER DANIEL and President-elect CHRIS ALVAREZ,shared the stage and behind them were a dozen or so very select bottles of wine waiting to be auctioned. The take-away from this event was how engaged everyone was, how the bids just kept coming in and how happy everyone was to be giving to the Foundation. Proceeds were close to $1,400 !


CHRIS CATREN, Redlands Police Department will update us on current happenings and the department’s crime control efforts in Redlands. Supporting police and appreciation for their endless dedication is a given with Rotarians.


Last call for “COPTOBER,” second annual Community Fair this Saturday, October 8, 2022, 10am – 2pm, at the Redlands Ranch Market Parking Lot, corner of Church and Lugonia, in Redlands. A great event for families with children, totally free, including food, music and interesting booths. Hosted by Redlands Police Community Foundation, this not-to-miss event includes a brisket BBQ cook-off by Ranch Market. Our own Rotarian, JIM NOLAN, Documedia, is donating 1,000 coloring books for kids. Thank you, JIM.

Don’t forget! DISTRICT ROTARY FOUNDATION GALA starts at 5:30pm Saturday, October 8, 2022, at the Westin Mission Hills Resort in Rancho Mirage. The event is sold out; however, there are still tickets available at the Redlands Club table. Speak to Treasurer CAL BOOTHBY if you want to attend this great event benefiting the Rotary Foundation. Speaker is JENNIFER JONES, PRESIDENT, ROTARY INTERNATIONAL, “Imagine the Possibilities.”

FAMILY DAY #19 AT SMILEY LIBRARY is another option for Saturday, October 8, 9am to 1pm. Each child, from kindergarten through fifth grade, will receive one free book (while supplies last) sponsored by Friends of Smiley Library.

INTERACT RUSH DAY AT GROVE SCHOOL is happening this Monday, October 10. Organized by THERESA VAZQUEZ, she invites any interested club members to join her in the Lunch Quad between 12:40pm – 1:10pm to support our future Rotarians!

For our new members of Rotary, INTERACT is Rotary International’s service club for young people ages 12 to 18. Interact clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary clubs, which provide support and guidance, but they are self-governing and self-supporting.

Each year, interact clubs complete at least two community service projects, one of which furthers international understanding and goodwill. Through these efforts, Interactors develop a network of friendships with local and overseas clubs and learn the importance of:

• Developing leadership skills and personal integrity

• Demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others

• Understanding the value of individual responsibility and hard work

• Advancing international understanding and goodwill

THERESA VAZQUEZ is heading up the Interact program for our Redlands Club this year and invites volunteers to join her in developing the program for this year. Possible projects include clean-up work both at Kimberly Crest and the Burrage Mansion. If you would like to help with this important project, call THERESA at 909.781.7959.


Here is the zoom link:


If you have questions or problems trying to connect, text or call ROB CLIZBE at 951.532.9775.


While I am away this week, I leave you in the trusted hands of President Elect CHRIS ALVAREZ. Give him a warm welcome as he starts to prepare for his year.

Reminder – the Gala is in a few short days. If you are able to make it, please do so. It will not disappoint! President JENNIFER JONES will be the guest speaker. She is truly inspirational.

Editor – Carolyn Hays – Edition No. 14, October 6, 2022