VirtualHead Table – Our speakers today, Moses Zapien, Reyna Dekasha & Louis Ponick; Matthew Grizzle, Zoom guru and President-Elect Gary Frush.
Special Thanks Today to – Matt Grizzle for orchestrating these meetings and Chad Sublet for his work on speaker recruitment.
Birthday – It was Kris Blower’s birthday but she escaped the virtual singing of “Happy Birthday” and instead had lunch with her husband, Past President Bob Blower. Wise choice…
Proposed New Member – Leena Mittal, sponsored by Past President Waqar Rizvi.
Club Service & District Calendar for 2019-2020 – Click HERE for the latest list! Don’t miss out on some great activities that may or may not happen in the near future (due to the COVID-19 virus.)
SRE Stimulation Challenge – Colleen Stewart has started a challenge to raise money for SRE. This week the following was donated: President-Elect Gary Frush: $100 to SRE, $100 to the RI Foundation; Luis Duarte: $250, SRE; Kevin Hicks: $100 RI Foundation; Dudley Drake $250 SRE; Fred Weibel: $500 SRE; Ken Steele: $100 SRE, $100 RI Foundation and The Community Foundation: $250 SRE.
An Opportunity – Advertise in the Wheel – You will have the opportunity to again advertise your business, hobby, profession or nonprofit in The Wheel this coming Rotary year which starts July 1st. These ads will take the format of a business card and will be approximately 2 ½” by 1″. Cost will be $300 for a rotary year – a very reasonable cost to get your name in front of an elite group every week and make a contribution to our club at the same time. Please contact Graham Tweedy at 209-598-5881 or at email@example.com
Grant Proposal Presentation – Marcela Gracewzki gave the following amazing grant proposal presentation to the Rotary International representatives:
Grant Title: ROTARY SILLAS ESPECIALES EL SALVADOR Cooperating organizations: Hope Haven West, Hogar de Paralisis Cerebral Arturo Callejas (HOPAC) Humanitarian Project for Disease Prevention and Treatment. Overview: To create a sustainable and ongoing continuum of orthopedic care for needs based patients,
such as those with Cerebral Paralysis, to improve their quality of life through mobility. Patients are
identified by HOPAC and other NGOs. HOPAC is providing overall coordination among the other NGOs,
which are primarily located in more remote areas. The project provides 200 child and adult wheelchairs,
50 walkers, and various canes, crutches, and other medical devices for persons with disabilities. The
project additionally provides specialized fitting, training, and maintenance tools for families and
volunteers, as well as logistics and warehousing for equipment. Rotarian Involvement: Host club members and associated Rotaract and Interact members provide
logistical support to international crew, translation services, warehousing, and assistance to the NGOs.
The three medical doctors comprising the host club committee provide overall leadership. International
Rotarians travel with and support the Hope Haven International Staff. General Schedule: Medical evaluations and measurements – 3 months, Wheelchair delivery and fitting
clinics – 2 weeks, Post delivery monitoring and evaluation – 12 months. Projected project start: early
2021. Current Budget Requirement: $63,756 (Equipment $46,500, Logistics $5700, Training $3000,
Management and Administration $8556) Current Funding Status: $19,076, includes World Fund match Projected Funding need – $22,340 DDF with match from World Fund (RC Stockton expects to contribute
about $12,000 RY 2020-21 DDF, so about $10,000 DDF would be needed from other clubs.) Experience and other factors: HOPAC has 34 years of experience in supporting the provision of medical
care to patients with mobility problems. RC San Salvador Sur has successfully worked with Hope Haven
West in projects of this nature in the past. RC San Salvador Sur has experienced success in working with
Global Grants for WASH projects with the same communities to be served by this project. This particular
experience led these communities to seek assistance from the Social Committee of RC San Salvador Sur
for this project. Preliminary studies by the Host Club medical committee has determined the general
scope of equipment, facilities and patient family training needed for this project. RC Stockton member,
Marcela Gracewski, is from El Salvador and has excellent communications with the host club. In addition
to meeting the special medical needs of the patients served, the project provides y and dignity
for them and provides relief for families and neighbors who help care for these patients.
Program Committee Prep – President Elect Gary Frush announced that he has a great program committee working on recruiting excellent speakers for next year. Past-President Chad Sublet has done a fabulous job this year putting together an administrative system to make organizing speakers straightforward for Dudley Drake to take over in July.
Quarantine Photos – President Melanie is soliciting pictures of what our members have been doing to flourish during the quarantine. Send them to Matthew Grizzle for display at our next virtual meeting! Send Matthew some photo’s!
When we resume regular meetings…
Use That Credit Card at The Meeting – You may now pay for lunch, raffle tickets (minimum Credit Card Purchase of $5.00) and other purchase at the Club meetings with a credit Card.
Potential Members – To encourage Club members to bring a potential member to the Wednesday meetings the Rotary Club of Stockton will pay for the 1st meal of a potential member brought by a Club member.
$500 (Heart Stopper) – Fred Weibel to SRE;
$250 (Bell Ringer) – Luis Duarte to SRE;
$250 (Bell Ringer) – Dudley Drake to SRE;
$250 (Bell Ringer) – The Community Foundation to SRE
$200 – President-Elect Gary Frush: $100 to SRE, $100 to the RI Foundation;
$200 – Ken Steele: $100 SRE, and $100 to the RI Foundation; and
$100 – Kevin Hicks to the RI Foundation.
Speakers: Moses Zapien, Reyna Dekasha & Louis Ponick Introduced By: Colleen Stewart
Colleen Stewart introduced today’s speakers from Community Foundation of San Joaqin, Moses Zapien – CEO, Reyna Dekasha – Director of Donor Relations and Louis Ponick – Grants and Scholarships Manager. The foundation is one of the newest community foundations and benefits from a really dynamic staff.
Community Foundations across the nation have acted quickly to push money into the community to support pandemic efforts. In just 3 months, nearly $230 million dollars has been awarded by foundations nationwide. $1,300,119 has been donated by the local Community Foundation.
The foundation endowment is currently valued at over $17 million. The team at the foundation is engaged in evaluating, awarding and tracking numerous component grants. https://cfosj.org/
The foundation administers the following components:
DONOR ADVISED FUNDS
Ambassadors of Peace
Beattie Family Charitable Fund
Bill Pollard Jr. Scholarship Fund
Borra Family Scholarship Fund
CB Merchant Services Charitable Fund
Charles Gordon Patmon Jr. and Dorothy Norris Perpetual Memorial Fund
Don & Sue Shalvey Family Fund
Ernest and Victoria Gribaudo Family Fund
Grewal Family Fund
Joan C. Beattie Memorial Fund
John R. and Francesca Vera Family Fund
Johnson Family Fund
Kavanaugh Family Fund
Kenneth and Margaret De Jong Memorial Fund at Ripon Community Fund
Kevin & Julie Dougherty Family Fund
Lawrence and Linda Philipp Family Fund
Liguri Nel Mondo Charitable Fund
Lorna L. Boothroyd Fund
Love Ripon Fund
Loy/Funamura Family Fund
Lubensky Cope Family Fund
Lynne Davis Charitable Fund
Michael P. Duffy Family Fund
Nishka Yudnich Fund
Paul and Irene Perkins Family Fund
Petrick Family Fund
Robert & Becki Brown Family Charitable Fund
San Joaquin Society for Human Resource Management
Sandra Mazzuola Fund
Stockton Education Fund
Stockton Sunrise Rotary Fund
Support Stockton PD
Ted and Stefanie Leland Family Fund
The Louis and Audrey Shoneff Charitable Fund
The Robert and Catherine Lagorio Scholarship Fund
The Shores Family Fund
The TSH Fund
Yusuf A. Bargoma Fund for the Arts
Brian M. Stocker Fund
Community Health Fund
Leadership Stockton Alumni Association (LSAA) Community Improvement Fund
Ripon Community Fund
Stockton Children’s Fund
Arturo Vera Art Scholarship
Bill Pollard Jr. Scholarship
Borra Family Scholarship
Jester’s Club Athletic Scholarship
John & Francesca Vera Community Leadership Scholarship
San Joaquin Society for Human Resource Management Scholarship
Taylor Farms Pacific Educational Scholarship
The Robert & Catherine Lagorio Scholarship
Next Meeting: June 17, 2020 Carrie Wright, Stockton Economic Director
The 44-year-old Wright comes to Stockton after leaving her previous job as the associate executive director of alumni relations at her alma mater, the University of California, Davis.
“I’m incredibly impressed with the foundation that has been built since the bankruptcy and will work to continue the momentum,” Wright said. “I see a lot of building, a lot of interest. My table will be very busy.”
Parking and venues; housing and homelessness; and economic development are within Wright’s purview. Wright also will play a leading role in the move out of the historic City Hall and into the new City Hall at the Waterfront Towers a few years from now.
“What drives me is the ability to have impact, and that’s going to take awhile,” Wright said. “There’s a huge amount of pride in the community. There’s a lot to wrap my arms around.”
Wright replaces Micah Runner, who left earlier this year to be deputy city manager in Rancho Cordova.
(Virtual unless otherwise noted)
24 –Kick-out, Evening Social
01 – Carol Pandak, “Polio Plus”
08 – TBA
15 – TBA
22 – TBA
29 – Tom Patti, “His (very interesting) Background”
Doug Wilhoit – June 5th
Dwayne Garcia – June 6th Kris Blower – June 10th*
James Nance – June 15th
Joe Ambriz – June 15th Rob Gross – June 17th* Kevin Kauffman – June 17th*
Amy Scriven – June 18th
Dale Drury – June 21st
Geneva Bamidele – June 28th
Ort Lofthus – June 29th
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!
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