Spoke Newsletter – August 10th, 2023


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


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:



CHARLES “CHAZ” LEWIS, CEO of Extremely Inspired Fitness, along with Coaches LEBEAUX COOPER and CANDICE WHETTON discussed their experiences as competitors and coaches in athletic endeavors. As college athletes in track and field, football, and softball respectively, each developed an enthusiasm and appetite for fitness and wellness for themselves and others. Extremely Inspired Fitness specializes in wellness through personal training and personal fitness, yoga, self-defense, performance training, bodybuilding, and lifestyle change. In 2019, COOPER and WHETTON created CNCPerformance to provide focused and customized instruction and support on the core pillars of a healthy lifestyle: confidence, commitment, nutrition, mental health, rehabilitation, and perseverance. The enthusiastic trio of wellness advocates and entrepreneurs, with a humorous nod to the somewhat “seasoned” audience of Rotarians, presented their companies as poised to help people of “all ages” to reach the fitness level appropriate to their age. More information can be found on Instagram @_cncperformance_llc or by emailing Chazlewis2010@gmail.com.


KRISTINE SCOTT is a Public Affairs Manager for Southern California Gas Company and serves as the point of contact for communities located in San Bernardino County, educating customers and stakeholders about SoCalGas activities, programs, and services, responding to customer and local media inquiries and resolving customer complaints. She is also a member of the Rancho Cucamonga City Council.


Probably not, but don’t you want your own shirt? You’re in luck! Before the meeting on August 17th, we’ll reopen the “RCOR Swag Store” for a few weeks so you can go online, select your item(s), color(s), and size(s), checkout with your credit card, and we’ll deliver your order to a meeting in October. If there are any things you’d particularly like to get (Spa robe? Shopping bag?
Onesie?), let me know and we’ll add it to the store. Stay tuned.


How many times have you sat in a meeting or been part of a conversation and people keep using certain abbreviations that leave you going… uh? What does that mean? Here is a partial list of the most popular acronyms and abbreviations in Rotary:

  1. PETS – President-Elect Training Seminar
  2. YIR – Yours In Rotary
  3. YIRS – Yours In Rotary Service
  4. RLA – Rotary Leadership Academy
  5. RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
  6. RLI – Rotary Leadership Institute
  7. TRF – The Rotary Foundation
  8. EREY – Every Rotarian Every Year
  9. PHF – Paul Harris Fellow
  10. PHS – Paul Harris Society
  11. DDF – District Designated Fund
  12. DG – District Governor
  13. DGE – District Governor-Elect
  14. RI – Rotary International
  15. RFE – Rotary Fellowship Exchange
  16. RYE – Rotary Youth Exchange
  17. RAG – Rotary Action Group
  18. VTT – Vocational Training Team

Depending on your birth month or badge color, there might be a test later……..


September 9, 2023 – “Pink Party” Beloved Foundation fundraiser, Burrage Mansion
September 23, 2023 – Dinner in the Grove Family Services Fundraiser
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 1977, Postal employee David Berkowitz is arrested in Yonkers NY, accused of being “Son of Sam”, the 44-caliber killer. He confessed to the many “SOS” attacks, and initially claimed to have been obeying the orders of a demon manifested in the form of a black dog belonging to his neighbor, “Sam”. After being found mentally competent to stand trial, he pleaded guilty to seconddegree murder and was sentenced to six consecutive life sentences in state prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years. He subsequently admitted that the dog-and-devil story was a hoax.


Today is the 222nd day of the year. It’s also National Psychic Week, but you obviously already knew that. With 143 days left in the calendar year, we have plenty of time to achieve some of our goals, engage our members and the community, and raise some money. I look forward to some upcoming service projects and seeing more of us actively serving in our community.

Editor – Jim Nolin – Edition No. 6, August 10th, 2023