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Next Virtual Meeting Information:
“The Rotary Club of Stockton Begins the 2nd Century of Service to the Stockton Community”
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President Gary Frush would started the meeting with the election. Matt confirmed that there was a quorum. Matt provided online surveys with the name of the candidates on the screen for each member to vote.
**Election of 2021/2022 Board – There were 60 plus members that participated in the elections of Rotary Club of Stockton. This was the first virtual election via Zoom. All the candidates received 100% vote from the members.
Assistant District Governor Waqar Rizvi congratulated President Gary Frush and the members of the Rotary Club of Stockton for a successful election process and electing a new leadership team for the upcoming year.
- Salvation Army Bell Ringing – This year the Salvation Army Bell ringing will be on Saturday December 19, 2020 at the Weberstown Mall at Dillard’s location. The bell ringing will be from 10:00 am to 6pm. Social Distancing protocols will be followed. Please contact Assistant District Governor Waqar Rizvi to Sign up.
When (if) we (ever) 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. For the proper procedure when proposing a new member, read this document.
Meeting Note takers needed for the New Year!
Thank you Leena Mittal for volunteering to take notes for the month of November and December! Your help is much appreciated!
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Speaker: Lonny Davis, owner and operator of Davis Guest Home
Introduced by: Past-President Nick Curtin
Introduction of Speaker
Past-President Nick Curtin said he has taken 8-9 trips with Lonny Davis to Latin America and the Caribbean. His bio is impressive. The things that stand out about him is his compassion and fun-loving spirit. His organization servers the disabled poor. On their last trip to Ecuador, they distributed 200 wheel chairs to children. There was an uprising going on at that time in Ecuador and they were stranded at the airport for 36-40 hours. Lonny made sure that they did not have a dull moment during their time at the airport by calling the American Embassy and making sure that they could return home safely.
Firstly Lonny congratulated the club for having a swift election that took under 3 minutes. He joked and said maybe the leadership team of Rotary Club of Stockton needs lend advice at the National level on how to conduct elections along with counting and certification of the votes.
Lonny talked about the Hope Haven West endeavor. Nick Curtin and Lonny Davis have traveled together to some very exotic locations while supplying wheel chairs to poor needy people in developing countries. Usually they try to avoid uprisings or armed insurrections. But some-times they have found themselves in the midst of a catastrophe. He shared and encouraged people to visit their website: HopeHavenWest.com.
Rotary has been a great resource for Hope Haven West. Rotary has not only provided financial help but a number of volunteers who were or are Rotarians. Monterey Sunrise Club has been really instrumental in helping Hope Haven West. Their club president requested permission to share the Hope Haven West website and he said that he was concerned for the Hope Haven West website. The president helped redo the website. The president was from Silicon valley’s top IT industry.
Lonny shared that they attempted to do a project in Mexico during Covid-19 and even got some volunteers from America but the partners in Mexico pulled the plug. Currently, 3 containers are sitting in different parts of Mexico for the last 8 months with wheel chairs. The hotel that they had reserved in Escondido has been taken over by the crocodiles. They plan to be there in the 3rd week of May.
He explained the model of Hope Haven West and how they collect wheel chairs from all over North America. They pickup chairs and if they need to be refurbished, there are 18 prisons, where prisoner rebuild these wheel chairs. There is a warehouse in Modesto, where they store these chairs. They receive applications for wheel chairs with the information on the child’s disability. Then the specific chair for the child’s use is loaded in the shipping container which is shipped to the location. Lonny and others go to these locations and deliver the chairs and do the fitting/adjustments.
There are a few more distributions in the planning stages. One of them maybe in Pakistan, provided all the logistics work out. Lonny said the preference for these distribution is to team up with the local Rotary Clubs in these foreign countries. The local Rotarians are an asset and makes the distribution process smooth.
Rebecca started her career in fundraising over 25 years ago at the San Diego Humane Society. She has raised money over the years for abandoned pets, injured wildlife, Delta Blood Bank, Catholic Charities and the Diocese of Stockton before finding herself raising funds and awareness of homelessness. Rebecca is currently the Director of Operations and Development at Stockton Shelter for the Homeless.
(Virtual unless otherwise noted)
- 23 – DARK
- 30 – DARK
- 06 – TBA
- 13 – Tom Patti, “Hero’s Presentation”
- 20 – TBA
- 27 – TBA
Birthday Celebration Challenge!!!
July finals 14/15 or 93.3%
August Wrap up – 10/11 or 90.1%
September Birthday Celebrations: 15/15 for 100% participation!
October Finals 14 of 14 = 100%
Both September and October were 100 percent participation.
November birthday challenge was 87.5%.
Birthday challenge – December Week 2:
- $57 – Steve Reid for his 57th birthday (12/8) – to SRE
- $57 – Kevin Hicks for his birthday (12/12) – to SRE.
|1||1st – 5th||(none)|
|2||6th – 12th||Steve Reid – 8th
Kevin Hicks – 12th
|3||13th – 19th||Cliff Dochterman – 13th
Chris Lema – 14th
Marcela Gracewski – 15th
John Atwood – 15th
Frank Whitney – 15th
|4||20th – 26th||Keo Keonorasak – 20th|
|5||27th – Jan 2nd||Octavio Cruces – 27th
Russel Hagen – 29th
Bill Wagner – 29th
Pete Gormsen – 31st
|*= Meeting Day – Wish Them a Happy Birthday!|
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Special thank you to everyone who contributed to The Wheel…
Editor, Eric Duran. Special thanks this week to Leena Mittal, note taker extraordinaire, Matthew Grizzle, Virtual and Audio Visual Guru as well as Club and Attendance Secretary, and Chief Checkers Matthew Grizzle and President Gary Frush!
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
Assistant Governor Area 2
Muhammad Waqar Ali Rizvi
Wednesdays at 12 Noon
Stockton Golf & Country Club
3800 W. Country Club Blvd.
Stockton, CA 9520