January 18, 2020


A great meeting featuring John Lees!

We enjoyed the comic stylings of Lincoln Hills resident John Lees, a business consultant and author of more than 13 books. John is a native of the UK but lived most of his life in Australia with his wife and children.
John told lots of jokes that were largely well received. His advice: speak the language of the people you serve; make customers part of your team; offer two options, what your client wants and what your client needs.
This picture features John showing off one of the 13 books he's written!
  • Bryan Ludwig gave an update on Robert Dart's bequest, and said the club is exploring how to manage the gift, which may possibly be a 501c2.
  • Claire has tickets for Taste of Italy, which is 2/21.
  • Alan read his poem commemorating Stix' birthday. (See poem below!)
Proud poet, Alan Lowe, receiving his Fourth Paul Harris Fellow.

The Beat Goes On, by Alan Lowe

T wo days ago, on January 8, 2020, we joined together to commemorate the life of a man who marches to his own beat. 

O nly a very small percentage of those in the U.S. have reached 100 years of age—a tremendous feat. 

N one, however, has performed so elegantly on life’s stage, as the man we call “Stix.” 

Y ou had to be there on the eighth to appreciate what he is able to do with his magical drum sticks. 


S tarting at age 10, ninety years ago, Tony chose the drum as his instrument to play.

T hrough the years he has entertained family, friends, and even those he didn’t know, in a very special way.

I had the pleasure of meeting him at a Rotary meeting about eight years ago.

X traordinary was the word I attached to this financial manager and musician I would get to know.


B ut it was on the eighth, at the Gladding Ridge Assisted Living and Memory Care Community, that it became clear what he means to you and me.

E ntering the beautiful social area, decorated with colorful balloons and those that denoted one hundred years, he smiled and greeted us with glee.

L ooking out from behind a drum placed in front of the room, he picked up his sticks and began to play.

L eading a band of one that seemed like more, he became the entertainment at his own party that day.

A man with a contagious smile and a heart of gold, he took the audience by the hand.

C aring invitees then spoke about this wonderful man’s way of giving to his country, family, and friends for all to understand.

E ach and every person in the room enjoyed the good food and cake, as they helped Tony celebrate.

R eaching “100” is an accomplishment of note, but doing it in “Stix’s” style is something we would all like to emulate. 

A s the beat goes on, we wish Tony many more years in which to entertain those in his audience and receive their cheers.


By Alan Lowe

January 10, 2020

Go around the world this week with Richard and Penny Pearl!

Take a vicarious visit to the Middle East, visiting Egypt, Jordan (Petra), and the United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi and Dubai)!

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