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|This week’s Rotary meeting was held at the First Baptist Church of Stockton. Rotary Clubs of Stockton Presidents in attendance:
From left: Waqar Rizvi, Stockton Rotary , Vanessa Peralta, Central Rotary, Mary Laughlin, Sunrise Rotary, Lorrie Diaz Liddicoat, North Stockton Rotary, Rick Foy, Pacific Rotary.
“The Rotary Club of Stockton Begins the 2nd Century of Service to the Stockton Community”
Foundation Matching by the Club/Foundation Dinner – President Waqar announced that our club is the third in the district to meet our per capita annual giving goal. Our club is #1 in the district for total giving. To celebrate, the club is having a BOGO sale and will match your Rotary Foundation donations dollar for dollar until December 12th or allocated money of $10,000 is gone, whichever comes first.
We have RI matching Funds remaining of $4,532. Once this is matched no further matching will be made. So don’t miss this opportunity to get your Paul Harris Award or reach the next level at 1/2 the amount. Donations of $5,468 have been received to date. Thank you to all that have donated.
Speaker: Kurt O. Wilson, City of Stockton City Manager
Introduced By: Lorie Liddicoat, North Stockton
Next Meeting: November 28, 2018
Bob Gutierrez, “2018 General Election Post-mortem report”
Bob Gutierrez is part of a new generation of political strategists disrupting the status-quo in Sacramento and Washington D.C. After nearly 20 years in the political arena, Bob brought a fresh approach to helping his clients redefine how they can win in pro-business policy making in California and on a national platform.
Bringing forward new and often underrepresented audience perspectives and a comprehensive and tactical management approach, Bob focuses on helping BGS clients anticipate likely outcomes, and stay ahead of issues with customized service. His creative strategy and efficient media campaigns have put “wins” on the scoreboards of candidates, communities and industries facing significant challenges within the political landscape.
Prior to founding BG Strategies, Bob was the Government Affairs Director for PAQ Inc, a family-owned grocery franchisee of the Food 4 Less grocery chain and Rancho San Miguel markets in California, and Times Supermarkets in Hawaii. For eight years, Bob navigated the company through complex industry issues such as recycling, plastic bags in California, theft thresholds and loss prevention. He worked closely with policymakers at the state and federal levels to ensure the grocery industry was well-represented in the ever-changing policies around the Women Infant Children (WIC) program and the federal Farm Bill’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Bob’s extensive political background also includes experience as a senior district representative for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and Chairman of the Natural Resources Committee as well as a campaign consultant for a candidate for California Lieutenant Governor.
Over the past several years, Bob has focused his attention to working with a variety of organizations and community groups to help them organize and advocate for the issues they champion to legislators in Sacramento and Washington D.C. Bob currently serves as the elected vice-chairman of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, the board president of the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the chairman of the San Joaquin Partnership.
- 05 – Omar Khamisa/Waqar Rizvi, “Polio Imuization – Pakistan” (Alternate meeting location: UOP Veresschagin Alumni House)
- 12 – William Herrington, UOP Professor, “UOP Students trip to Africa” (Alternate meeting location: UOP Veresschagin Alumni House)
- 19 – Children’s Christmas Party
- 26 – DARK – NO MEETING
- 02 – DARK – NO MEETING
- 09 – TBA
- 16 – Jennifer Held, “Children’s Foster Care”
- 23 – TBA
- 30 – TBA
|Dudley Drake – Nov 1st
Fred Gassner – Nov 10th
Waqar Rizvi – Nov 10th
Karyn Johnson – Nov 13th
Fred Weibel – Nov 14th*
|Christine Morrissey – Nov 15th
Graham Tweedy – Nov 16th
Tom Perry – Nov 22nd
Jim Woodward – Nov 22nd
Gary Putnam – Nov 27th
|Tony Despotes – Nov 28th*
Ken Steele – Nov 29th
Walt Wager – Nov 30th
|* = 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 President Waqar, photos, and Jerry Smith, Chief Checker!
Attn: Jerry Smith, Club Secretary
1024 W. Robinhood Dr. Suite 5
P.O. Box 7457
Stockton CA 95267
Phone: (209) 472-9662
Fax: (209) 472-9664
Rotary International President
District 5220 Governor
Stockton Rotary Club President
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Stockton Golf & Country Club
3800 W. Country Club Blvd.
Stockton, CA 95204