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“The Rotary Club of Stockton Begins the 2nd Century of Service to the Stockton Community”
When we resume regular meetings…
- $1,000 (2-Heart Stoppers) – Colleen and Corey Stewart donated 2 bell ringers and Blain Bibb matched for a heart stopper!
- $750 (3-Bell Ringers) – Kevin Kauffman, Kuy Ky and Kathy Hart matched for one bell ringer each.
Introduced By: Past President Michael Blower
Past President Michael Blower introduced Stockton City Manager, Harry Black. Harry comes to us from Ohio and narrowly missed a stint in Texas by accepting the unanimous offer from the Stockton City Council.
On Harry’s arrival, Stockton is in recovery from the recession crises and enjoys one of the most financially healthy situations of any city in the nation. Now, the city will face the financial ramifications of the pandemic. In the case of Stockton, our sales tax base is very diverse and there may be a revised budget with some adjustments mid-year, but no lay-offs are planned at this time thanks to the long-range plans made during the recession.
As of this morning, San Joaquin County had accumulated 982 cases and 38 deaths from COVID-19. The worst case healthcare scenario has been avoided thus far and it is expected that our healthcare services are now adequate to handle what may come.
During our meeting today, there were about 700 individuals peacefully protesting in Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza. Stockton is uniquely positioned with excellent leadership to hear and address their concerns. The city manager feels that Police Chief Eric Jones has an outstanding reputation for 21st century-style leadership and community policing partnerships.
Housing and homelessness continues to be a challenge. Much money has been spent to try to solve this problem with nominal results. One aspect currently being addressed is cleanliness throughout the city. New strategies must be considered at a statewide level to completely re-engineer the response to this problem.
A system using data analytics to help the city become more efficient in providing the best services possible is being installed. Questions from Rotarians focused on the permitting center, historic preservation and the unsheltered population.
(Virtual unless otherwise noted)
- 17 – Carrie Wright, Stockton Economic Director
- 24 – Kick-out, Evening Social
|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
|*= 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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Stockton Golf & Country Club
3800 W. Country Club Blvd.
Stockton, CA 9520