Spoke Newsletter – August 3rd, 2023


CHARLES LEWIS, CEO of Extremelyinspired, along with Coaches LEBEAUX COOPER and CANDICE WHETTON will discuss their experiences as competitors and coaches in athletic fields. They will share their connections and goals as inspired trainers in how to develop a healthy lifestyle.


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:



District Governor JAMIE ZINN visited our Club to ask us what we need and tell us what District 5330 is trying to accomplish during her year. She suggested that we all try to reconnect with our initial excitement in joining Rotary and reignite our passion for service. She explained that there is an emphasis on making the District more Club-focused and responsive to the needs of the individual Clubs. Included in this are initiatives to make the District 5330 web site easier to navigate with more relevant content. She wants to devote District resources to mental health awareness and education, and indicated the District has purchased a mobile “Human Trafficking Awareness” van that will be available to attend public functions whether initiated by Rotary (like TAT 2024!) or other public venues for which awareness of that problem is needed. After 20 years of working for, with, and through Rotary, DG ZINN continues to be a great leader for 5330.
Thank you, JAMIE!


MARTIN DUSOLD, local representative for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, will talk about his history as teacher and coach as well as his vision or sports as religious advocacy and missionary work.


District Governor JAMIE recognized two Radiant Rotarians for their contributions to our Club and to Rotary International. BILL HATFIELD has earned his third Paul Harris Fellow Award in recognition of his financial support for the RI Foundation, and RON HELBRON was cited yet again for his dedicated and important work setting up and breaking down our venue each and every week we meet! Well done, gentlemen, and thank you.


We wish Rotarian DIANNA LAWSON and her husband, BRIAN, peace and comfort after the recent loss of their son, CHRISTOPHER. A card is available at today’s meeting for you to add your message of sympathy and support.


The middle panel on the reverse of the printed “Spoke” lists the Areas of Service, the Club Directors of each AOS, and the subcommittees organized to provide those services. There are 15 slots with no Rotarian’s name connected to them! If you’re not already committed to a task or a service role, find one of these empty slots and talk to the Director-in-Charge to see what’s involved, where you fit in, and then get to work! It’s August, already!


We are blessed to have a deep musical bench (sic) in our Club, as recent performances by EVAN SANFORD, NATHAN GONZALES, and JOE MODICA illustrate when our usual accompanist is absent. In turn, each has demonstrated their enormous talent and musical styling with specific songs often croaked in our meetings. Thank you, guys, for filling in, as no matter the challenge or tune, you sure play better than we sing.


October 22, 2023 – Murder Mystery Dinner, “Diamond Heist,” Fox Theatre
March, 2024 TBA – Ron Jeffrey Winemaker Dinner
May 11, 2024 – Red, Wine, & Blues, Kimberly Crest House and Gardens
June 8, 2024 – Touch-A-Truck, University of Redlands
June 15, 2024 – District 5330 KC BBQ Blow-out Family Event


In 1909, Major League Baseball Umpire TIM HURST instigates a riot by spitting in the face the Philadelphia A’s second baseman, EDDIE COLLINS who had questioned a call. According to a contemporary journalistic account, “(I)t is a fact that the umpire distributed a mouthful of moistened union-made tobacco in the direction of youthful EDDIE, who immediately called TIM’S attention to the Board of Health ordinance which prohibits expectorating in public places.” HURST never called another major league baseball game.


Thank you to all the ROTARIANS who came out to help usher at the Redlands Bowl this week! It was a fun concert until the rain and lightning forced an earlier end to the music! Speaking of our members, August is Membership Month in ROTARY. So think of folks to invite to one of the service projects LYNN WHITMER is scheduling, and share ideas for socials and member engagement with KURT HEIDELBERG. I’m sure it’ll be a fun month ahead, especially with temperatures dropping below triple digits for a little while, so that’s reason enough to celebrate!

Editor – Jim Nolin – Edition No. 5, August 3rd, 2023