Spoke Newsletter – Oct 27, 2022


STEVE STOCKTON, President of the Museum of Redlands, will present a tour of the museum. We will adjourn from the Masonic Hall and drive over to the facility at 700 Brookside Avenue to enjoy the impressive collection of historical and valuable artifacts that represent the diverse heritage of Redlands. Collections include items from the orange farming industry, paintings, pottery, photographs, and other one-of-a- kind pieces that make up the history of Redlands.


THERESA VAZQUEZ, Interact Chair for The Rotary Club of Redlands discussed plans for the club’s Interact program this year. The exciting news is that the club rush at Grove School a couple weeks ago has resulted in seven students so far signing up. Rotary International has already granted official approval for Grove Interact Club!

Joining THERESA for the meeting was LAURAN QUIST, teacher at Grove who will help sponsor and grow the new club. The plan is to attain about 20 to 30 Interactors, ages 14-18. This year the focus will be on developing leadership skills and initiating two service projects, one for our local community and one as an international service project. Club meetings at Grove School, corner of Orange and Iowa Streets, will be held weekly, each Tuesday 1:10p-2:10p. Club members are welcome to attend and from time to time will be invited to provide assistance such as talks designed to help club members develop leadership skills, and to give input for planning service projects.

THERESA believes strongly in the value of the various Rotary youth programs that are designed to lead to Rotaract and eventually to a new generation of Rotarians that are devoted to a life of service to humanity. Plans for developing future Interact clubs for Redlands will include Redlands and Orangewood High Schools. With support from the club, THERESA is confident she will be able to organize an International Exchange Program in year 2 of the program. She is very committed to making Interact a huge success for The Rotary Club of Redlands and is looking for subcommittee members to help. If interested, call her at 909-781-7959.


As of press time, next week’s program is still a “work-in- progress.” Program Chair, NATHAN GONZALES, is hoping to have confirmation and an announcement ready for us at today’s meeting.


Reminder: Rotary Leadership Institute is November 5, Chatigny Recreation Center in Beaumont. To register go to www.district533.org.

RYLA kickoff for Rotary District 5330, Zoom meeting Monday November 7. 6:00pm. Dates and times, policies and procedures and expectations for the two camps to be held in 2023 will be discussed. The goal is 500 students between the two camps. Link and login information for the meeting will be posted by 12:00 noon on Monday 11/7. Register to attend at www.ryla5330.org

The Kiwanis Noon Club of Redlands (or what’s left of them) has challenged our club to a food collection contest for Family Services and The Salvation Army in conjunction with the Boy Scouts of America “Scouting for Food” drive in early November. The actual day of the drive is November 12, but we will be collecting non-perishable food and monetary donations ($1 = 1#) at the RCOR meetings on 11/3, 11/10, and 11/17. We’ll weigh our stashes on 11/19 and a winner declared. For answers to your questions, see JIM NOLIN who says, “Let’s donate the socks off Kiwanis!”


Enthusiasm, energy and fun describes this year’s club president, JENNIFER DANIEL. Back from vacation last meeting, JENNIFER challenged members to “Share Something Good” and without hesitation, at least six members shared something good and coupled it with a generous contribution to the Club Foundation. Without question, her ability to enthuse members who generously respond and support the club is pretty amazing.

On the radar is RCOR Tournament on December 9, a fundraising event, announced by PREZ JENNIFER. She simply said, “Put it on your calendar.” So, stay tuned!


Here is the zoom link to use to access meetings online for those who are unable to attend in person:


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


At long last, our Bylaws are coming to you! Many thanks to CHRIS ALVAREZ for his tireless work to help us fine tune the new proposed Bylaws so that we have refreshed “21st Century” Bylaws, as CAL BOOTHBY would say. We will be circulating these via email for your review.

Editor – Carolyn Hays – Edition No. 17, October 27, 2022