|Past-President Kuy Ky and Foundation Chair presented a Paul Harris +5 to Cathy Wooton (far right) and a Major Donor Crystal to Judy Chambers! (Note: a Major Donor is a cumulative donation of $10,000!) Congratulations to both!!
“The Rotary Club of Stockton Begins the 2nd Century of Service to the Stockton Community”
|Some of the great auction items that will be available!|
Santa Cruz Rotary Fundraiser – Tom McHugh announced he will be riding in the Rotary Club of Santa Cruz 20th annual 200 mile bike ride to raise funds for youth in Santa Cruz county. The event is September 27 – 29, 2018. This is the 21st annual ride and the fundraising goal is $50,000. My fund raising goal is $1,500 and seven club members have each pledged $100 so I’m nearly half way towards my goal. The ride is spread over three days and goes from Healdsburg to Santa Cruz. There will be approximately 65 riders the ride is supported by 10-12 volunteers, Rotarians and non Rotarians.
The money raised will support 3 charities in the Santa Cruz area. They are as follows:
- Leo’s Haven at Chanticleer Park. This is Santa Cruz County’s first inclusive playground for children of all abilities. It exposes children to the benefits of play and teaches lessons about compassion and awareness. More information can be found at www.santacruzplaygroundproject.org.
- CASA- Court Appointed Special Advocates for children. This is a national association that provides abused or neglected children access to safe and loving homes.
- Second Harvest Food Bank- Works to end hunger and malnutrition by educating and involving the community.
Anyone wishing to make a contribution can make their check payable to Santa Cruz Sunrise Rotary and give it to me at our next meeting.
Zach Downs started the Solar Energy Collective 3 years ago after noticing a dearth of understanding about solar energy systems while managing a solar energy company. The mission of the Solar Energy Collective is to help bridge gaps in the solar industry by providing case by case solutions for the specific needs of each customer and to help educate consumers on how to take control of their energy needs.
- $25 – Tom McHugh for announcement about the Rotary Club of Santa Cruz 20th Annual 200 mile bike ride.
Speaker: District Governer Judy Lovett
Subject: “What’s Happening in the District”
Introduced By: Assistant Governor Wayne Hose
District Governor Judy Lovett encouraged us to focus on the actions and accomplishments of Rotary when sharing the Rotary message and recruiting new member candidates to our club. DG Judy points out that every Rotary project results in some form of peace making.
District Governor Judy Lovett presented the follow awards to club members:
District Governor Judy issued a “save the date” for the Foundation Dinner, Friday, November 10, 2018 at the Stockton Golf & Country Club. The District Conference will be in Monterey on May 3-5, 2019.
Next Meeting: September 5, 2018
District 1 Vice Mayor and Councilmember Elbert Holman
Councilmember Elbert Holman is a life-long resident of the City of Stockton. He graduated from Edison High School and continued his education with coursework at both California State University – San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) and University of the Pacific.
On January 10, he was appointed to serve as Vice Mayor by Mayor Michael D. Tubbs.
Councilmember Holman is retired, with 34 years in law enforcement, 20 years with the San Joaquin County Sheriff Department, and 14 years at the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office, the last five years as Chief Investigator. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
His focus is on the many challenges facing Stockton, including growth, budget, redevelopment, job creation and reducing crime.
Councilmember Holman is an active member of the community as a member of the NAACP, Rotary International, Stockton Sunrise Rotary, vocalist and elder in his church. He and his wife of over 40 years, Marcia, have two adult daughters and seven grandchildren.
- 12 – Matt Lazaro, “Health”
- 19 – TBA
- 26 – Dave Gallagher, “All Aboard! Volunteering at the California State Railroad Museum”
- 03 – TBA
- 10 – TBA
- 17 – Paula Sheil, “The Importance of Cursive”
- 24 – Dr. Joe Serra, “World Polio Day”
- 31 – TBA
|Dr. Joe Serra – August 4th
Linda Guinn – August 5th
Vic Wykoff – August 6th
Angel Sepulveda – August 8th*
|Zach Downs – August 8th*
Beve McCarthy – August 10th
Sally Fandrich – August 25th
John LaRue – August 26th
|Louis Lemos – August 27th
Clare Simpson – August 28th
|* = Meeting Day – Wish them a Happy Birthday!|
Special thank you to everyone who contributed to The Wheel…
Editor, Eric Duran. Special thanks this week to Lynndee Riley, Assistant Editor and note taker extraordinaire; Frank Whitney, photos; and Jerry Smith, Chief Checker!
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