Spoke Newsletter – October 12th, 2023


SHH- Rotary has a secret! RICHARD SHAW will join us from up the hill and the Rotary club of Big Bear Lake to bring it all to light! With a lengthy track record of youth service, DICK will speak about the best kept secret in Rotary… Youth Exchange Program. More than 8,000 students participate each year across the globe. Why does this program exist? What do these students learn from this experience? Does it pass the 4-Way test? Let’s find out!
P.S. Fight On!


WOLFGANG HALL has been involved with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for nearly a decade, including a three-year term as president of the San Bernardino Affiliate. Did you know: One in five adults will experience mental illness each year in the U.S. One in six youth will experience a mental health disorder each year. Last week he shared his personal family’s journey through the ups and downs of living with mental illness with one of their children. The journey is very complicated and sometimes feels very lonely. Helping to breakdown the stigma and provide understanding and support to other people and families experiencing mental illness is a key focus in his life. He urged support of the 18th Annual NAMIWalks on November 4th in Hemet. Support can be with your time or your treasure.

Please go to:
namisb.org/namiwalks-inlandempire—november-4th20231.html for more information.


On September 29, 1979, Rotary volunteers administered drops of oral polio vaccine to children at a health center in Guadalupe Viejo, Makati, Philippines. Following this success, Rotary launched PolioPlus in 1985 and was a founding member of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in 1988. Through decades of commitment and work by Rotary and our partners, more than 2.5 billion children have received the oral polio vaccine. October 24th is World Polio Day, and we look forward to hearing a personal experience from PATTY LUGO, wife of SEAN LUGO. We appreciate PATTY being able to share her story with our club!



Mark your calendars!
Sunday, October 22, 2023 $90/ Ticket
5:30pm Cocktail Hour | 6:30pm Dinner.
Buy Your Ticket TODAY!!

Bring your family, your friends, your clients and business associates to this fun evening of adventure and fun to ultimately support our local students. Don’t be left out!


OCTOBER 7th – Thank you THOMAS JACKSON, JERRY MIHLD, KEVIN CORREIA, ROGER UMINSKI, SEAN UMINSKI, BOB TINCHER, RON HYRCHUK, ADEKUNLE OJO AND FAMILY, RON HELBRON, LYNN & GARY WHITMER – we really DID have fun together and the Mansion is better for it! Thanks to DIANNA LAWSON for cookies and nice cold water!

NOVEMBER 11th – VETERANS DAY PARADE! Rotary will enter this year and honor our Vets! (sign-ups to come)
DECEMBER 16th – Burrage Mansion Christmas Drive-Thru


Thank you to all the ROTARIANS who volunteered for our service day at the Burrage Mansion! And thank you to THOMAS for conducting the meeting last week. We’re just ten days away from our Diamond Heist fundraiser, so be sure to purchase your tickets. We’re looking forward to seeing a large crowd, raising money for our scholarships, and finding out who the diamond thief is! Have a good rest of the week.

Editor – Lynn Whitmer – Edition No. 15, October 12th, 2023