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“The Rotary Club of Stockton Begins the 2nd Century of Service to the Stockton Community”
When we resume regular meetings…
- $100 – Sharon Tweedy donated $100 for Past-President Michael Blowers orchestrated “Happy Birthday” performance.
Introduced By: President Melanie
President Melanie introduced Wayne Richardson, Chief Executive Officer at the Gospel Center Rescue Mission. Wayne likened the Rescue Mission’s pandemic response to the standard plan for a military convoy that comes under attack – speed up and do not hunker down!
As COVID response, the mission was able to expand their men’s shelter and stand up 3 additional facilities including a COVID facility. To date, none of the children in the facilities have tested positive for COVID, so the protocols put in place seem to be successful.
The ribbon-cutting for the new children’s playground has been rescheduled to Friday, September 18th. A tribute sign recognizing Rotary’s contribution to the playground will be a prominent feature.
The mission is opening a newly renovated expansion to 500 beds and moving toward a model for self-sufficiency similar to Delancey St. in San Francisco. The goal is for 90% fiscal self-sufficiency generated by employment training and revenues generated by partnerships such as a McDonald’s employment feeder program and the manufacturing of new furniture. The mission projects that this expansion will provide an avenue out of homelessness for any Stocktonian who is interested in making a change
Sheriff Withrow was elected Sheriff on June 5th, 2018, and was sworn into Office on January 7th, 2019. This is Sheriff Withrow’s first term as Sheriff, but it is his 29th year with the San Joaquin County Sheriffs Office. During his tenure, he has worked almost every divisions of the department, including five years with S.W.A.T. and 12 years with the Canine Unit and Lathrop Police Services. He has also been nominated five times for the Italian Athletic Club’s Officer of the Year Award, as well as being nominated for the California State Life Saving Award.
Sheriff Withrow graduated from Central Catholic High School in Modesto California and attended Modesto Junior College and Stanislaus State University. He graduated from Union Institute and University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Management and graduated from the West Point Leadership Academy.
Sheriff Withrow has been married to his wife Kathy New Withrow for 28 years, and they have three grown children. He enjoys riding his motorcycle with his wife Kathy and camping across America with his family.
(Virtual unless otherwise noted)
- 03 – Harry Black, City Manager
- 10 – Joelle Gomez, CEO Childrens Home of Stockton
- 17 – Carrie Wright, Stockton Economic Director
- 24 – Kick-out, Evening Social
|Julie Van Vuren – May 3rd
Corie Stewart – May 5th
Henry Wong – May 7th
Pam Wenger – May 9th
Omar Khamisa – May 11th
|Bill Johnson – May 14th
Sharon Tweedy – May 20th*
Heather Schlenger – May 22nd
Rigo Cervantes – May 23rd
Adam Cheshire – May 24th
|Harry Shergill – May 25th
Ralph Saroyan – May 27th*
Chad Sublet – May 30th
|*= Meeting Day – Wish them a Happy Birthday!|
|Rotary Club of Stockton Member Files|
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|Conflict of Interest Policy||2019 Updated Club Constitution|
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; Mathew Grizzle, Virtual and Audio Visual Guru as well as Club Secretary and Chief Checker!
Attn: Matthew Grizzle, Club Secretary
1024 W. Robinhood Dr. Suite 5
P.O. Box 7457
Stockton CA 95267
Phone: (209) 472-9662
Fax: (209) 472-9664
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3800 W. Country Club Blvd.
Stockton, CA 9520