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Hello Redding East Rotarians!
January looks to be an interesting month of speakers.
On the 6th we learned about the amazing Shelter Box organization from Rotarian Bill Tobin. You really missed out on a great presentation if you didn't Zoom in.
Next up we have:
Jan. 13 - Team 2 - Captain Bev Stupek - Deuces Wild. Our own Kelly Nickel will facilitate a presentation by his Shasta College student in "A Spotlight on Culture". You will learn a bit more about a very remarkable Shasta College student with an interesting background, presenting a program on a small part of our diverse world culture.
Jan 20 - Team 3 - Captain Patrick Wallner - will introduce us to B.J. MacFarlane the CEO of Shasta District Fairgrounds Event Center.
B.J will discuss "California Fairs, Then and Now".
Jan 27 - RER is Dark
Before you know it - February will be here. 
See you Wednesday,
Jennifer Haynes 
Happy 2021!
Our speaker for this Wednesday, January 6, 2021, is brought to us by Team 1, Captain Theresa Muth  
Our fellow Rotarian from El Dorado Hills, Mr. Bill Tobin will give a presentation about the Shelter Box Disaster Relief Company. Tune in and hear how he is involved and what it is all about!
Jennifer Haynes

Redding East Rotary is a volunteer service organization whose members donate their time and resources to help others in the community and throughout the world. We meet Wednesday at Noon at Riverview Country Club. Please join us to find out more about Rotary and our club.
Meetings: Wednesdays - Noon - Riverview Country Club - 4200 Bechelli Lane, Redding

Good morning Redding East Rotary,
Day 4 catching up with the weekly meeting +1, giving you plenty of opportunities to earn points to avoid the dreaded FULL DAY wearing a jockey costume:
The +1 for September 30th was an app – Felt and/or Handwrytten ( and
  • Just in time for holiday thank you notes (and profound letters of appreciation to your Rotary President) the +1 this week was the Felt app or Handwrytten app, which both allow you to create cards, thank you notes and letters from your smart phone, tablet or computer and customize them with photos directly from your phone.  I’ve found these apps to be very user friendly and they can be automated as well, so there is no excuse not to write a thank you note any longer (which I’m terrible at doing).  Check it out and let me know if you have any trouble or if you have a better app you like to use.
Points: Send a card or note to a fellow club member and I’ll give you 400 points
All the best,
Chris Haedrich
Your Rotary Prez

Good morning Redding East Rotary,
Day 3 of catching up with the weekly +1 to give you more opportunities to earn points:
The +1 for September 9th was another book – “How to Change Your Mind” by Michael Pollan (
  • I was surprised how many of you read the last book, “The Boys in the Boat”, well done!  While that book was historical non-fiction, this next book is predominantly about current research into the new science of psychedelics and their use to treat addiction, depression, PTSD, and fear of death, to name a few.  Everyone at some point, whether personally or with family and friends, has experience with depression, addiction, fear of death, etc.  This book helps explain why the State of Oregon legalized the use of psychedelics, why the City of Oakland legalized the use of psilocybin, and why most future therapist and counselors will likely include these treatments.  I know most of you remember Timothy Leary being describe by President Nixon as “The most dangerous man in America”, so I expect you may think I’m crazy for this one (my Dad did); but if the summary of this book gives you pause, all the more reason you should read it.
Points: Let me know if you read this book and I’ll give you 500 points
All the best,
Chris Haedrich
Your Crazy President