Spoke Newsletter – July 20th, 2023


The Honorable Senator OCHOA BOGH will be our speaker today. She will be providing a legislative update pertaining to community issues in the City of Redlands and in the Inland Empire. Senator BOGH is known for informative discussions and an engaging manner. She will welcome candid questions and concerns on topics such as education, public safety, homelessness, inflation, and more.
Senator OCHOA BOGH currently represents nearly 45% of California’s new 19th State Senate District which encompasses parts of San Bernardino and Riverside counties includes Redlands, Loma Linda, Colton and San Bernardino.
ROSILICIE OCHOA BOGH is a native Californian and the daughter of Mexican immigrants. OCHOA BOGH credits her family with teaching her personal responsibility, the value of an education and hard work, and that home ownership is the cornerstone of the American Dream.
OCHOA BOGH is a graduate of San Bernardino High School and the University of California, Santa Barbara. Senator OCHOA BOGH and GREG BOGH, her husband of 27 years, live with their son, two daughters and a Cocker Spaniel named Penny in the city of Yucaipa.


We would love to see everyone in person at Rotary Club of Redlands, but if that is not possible, the following Zoom option is available by going to:



After enjoying the awesome performances by singers in Hello Dolly at last week’s meeting, is there any Rotarian in the Rotary Club of Redlands not planning to attend one of the Hello Dolly performances between July 26-30 at Redlands Bowl?

DEBBIE PRUTSMAN is captivating as Dolly Levi in this 1964 Broadway award-winning musical. Playing the part of Dolly’s best friend, Mrs. Rose, is Rotarian JULIE MICHAELS. Special thanks to Rotarian BEVERLY NOERR, Executive Director of the Bowl for arranging this delightful program for our club.

BEVERLY thanked the many club members who generously support Redlands Bowl. She distributed festival program schedules that included envelopes for donations and said donations were needed and would be appreciated. Donations can also be made online by visiting RedlandsBowl.org and
clicking on Donate. For further information, email info@redlandsbowl.org.


District Governor JAMIE ZINN will be visiting our club. She will be sharing information about what the Rotary District 5330 objectives are for this year, new initiatives and projects.

JAMIE ZINN is currently the Chief Operating Officer of a major Western U.S. distribution firm. She has been in the Financial Services industry for over 46 years. JAMIE is a member of the Mountain Sunrise Club and is enjoying 17 plus years as a proud Rotarian. JAMIE’S background in Rotary has prepared her well for her role as District Governor. She has served her club as President as well as Treasurer, Secretary, and Chair for Foundation, Membership, Public Relations, Vocational, Community Service and Club Administration. She has been Treasurer and Director for District 5330 since 2013.


Recognized as dedicated and dependable, Rotarian RON HELBRON was thanked for his outstanding and untiring service by Immediate Past President JENNIFER DANIEL during her final meeting as president. Her sincere appreciation of RON tweaked the interest of this month’s Spoke editor. She learned that it is RON HELBRON who sets up the meeting room every single week, puts up the banners, places and organizes the podium, sets up the speaking system, and does anything else that is needed.
Quiet and unassuming, RON HELBRON epitomizes the Rotary motto, Service Above Self. RON holds the distinction for being a member of Rotary Club of Redlands longer than any other current member. He joined this club in 1966 after returning from service in the US Army where he was stationed as a dentist in Stuttgart, Germany. He, his wife and daughter settled in Redlands, he opened a general practice in dentistry, joined Rotary of Redlands, and the rest is history. Thank you, RON for your many years of service to Rotary.


What a program we had last week! If you know some interesting and entertaining folks, connect with JAN HUDSON so we continue our streak of great programs. Speaking of programs, we’re working hard to bring in new speakers, organizations, and talent. I think it’s important to diversify our rotation of speakers each year and to bring new connections, ideas, and news to you. So as you think of program ideas, please keep that in mind. Thank you all for the “Tell me something good” contributions last week, but we’re past the honeymoon phase and it’s recognition and fines today! And all for a good cause, of course!

Editor – Carolyn Hays – Edition No. 3, July 20th, 2023