Spoke Newsletter – Nov 3, 2022


Wine maker at Herrmann York Wine, GARRETT YORK, a Redlands resident. He lives on Cypress Ave at Eureka and instead of grass he has vines.

“We don’t own our own vineyards, so we depend on small-scale farmers, who have become friends, across Southern California. We make wine determined by the unique character of each vineyard and region.”


Rotarians enjoyed a personalized tour of the new Museum of Redlands conducted by STEVE STOCKTON, President of the Museum of Redlands. While the interior is not quite finished, it is very obvious that much has been accomplished and fairly easy to visualize what we have to look forward to, very soon. The new museum committee has done a great job moving this project forward for the community of Redlands.


PAUL ARANDA will tell the story of SGT. CRUZ COYAZO of Redlands who was a member of a bomber crew in Europe during WWII who gave their lives fighting for freedom.


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, 6:00 PM. Dates and times, policies and procedures and expectations for two camps to be held in 2023 will be discussed. The goal is 500 students between the two camps. Link and log-in information will be posted by 12 noon on Monday the 7th. Register to attend at www.ryla5330.org

Noon Kiwanis has challenged us to a duel. Obviously, they do not realize what they have done! They have challenged us to a food collection contest for Family Service and the Salvation Army in conjunction with the Boy Scouts of America “Scouting For Food” drive, November 12. We will collect non-perishable food and monetary donations 11-3, 11-10 and 11-17 ($1 = 1#). We will weigh in on 11-19 and the winner declared. Question … talk to JIM NOLAN!


Rotary Club of Redlands is planning a holiday party to be held here at the Masonic Lodge on the evening of ??? Needless to say it will be early December on a Friday night .. .if we get approval. Cocktails and dinner will be served.

Question: If MIKE BOSMAN ever returns, ask him about his two brand new motorcycles, a Big Harley and a Big BMW … WOW!


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We had a fabulous time last week at the Museum of Redlands! Seeing the MOR in its infancy was inspiring for all of us, I think. I felt such a sense of community while touring the grounds. Our Board voted on the spot to purchase a Rotary Club of Redlands dedication stone. Check out our photo at lunch today!

Editor – Bill McCalmon – Edition No. 18, November 3, 2022