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Next Virtual Meeting Information:
“The Rotary Club of Stockton Begins the 2nd Century of Service to the Stockton Community”
Directions for members on how to make a payment to Rotary Club of Stockton:
Test Tube/Beaker Drying Racks For School – The principal of Fillmore Elementary reached out to Rotary to supply three (test tube/beaker) drying racks for their science class rooms. Rotarian Steve Luthy made the racks and installed them above the sinks in each class room on March 5,2021.
- Foundation Fund Raiser – Crab Feed & Foundation Evening March 20th. Rotary foundation dinner. Get your tickets now. ADG Waqar said the pickup area will be at 2105 West March Lane. ( See Instructions ). The cost of the dinner is $60 and the price increases after March 12th to $65. The dinner will be available for pickup from 4-6 pm and the program itself will be on Zoom. Ngozi Elobuike well be giving a presentation about her endeavors in the UK. There will also be a Ukulele band from Canada along with presentations and awards. The meeting will be wrapped up by 8:30pm.
- Rotary Read-In Wrap Up – Sharon Tweedy: There have been 2405 views already. Our own president, Gary Frush’s video is ranking at #2 for the number of views!
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.
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Speaker: Port Director Richard Aschieris
Introduced by: Past-President Dudley Drake
Richard Aschieris’s contribution and leadership has led to a huge improvement and increased economic growth linked to the Stockton Port. Richard is deeply involved in the community as well.
Port Director Richard Aschieris
Richard talked about how the port director gets appointed. The local control is given to the 7 member board of the port. The board in turn appoints the director of the port.
Every ship that comes to port of Stockton comes from under the Golden Gate bridge. It takes 8 hour trip from SF to Stockton. He then shared some pictures of the port from back in 1930s. He then explained the conception and creation of the Stockton Port. During World War II, the port was nationalized but after the way the port was under the local government again. Today, Stockton port handles cargos for import/export of steel, fertilizers, bulk sulfur, bulk cement. Also, the port handles, packaged cargo and project cargo like windmill project, and Tesla robotics. As a part of enhancing Delta environment, the port has instituted zero emission vehicles and installed an aerator at the port that adds oxygen to the water of the port. There is another program, owl nest boxes. There are about 30 boxes and some have cameras and microphones. The live feed is available at the Stockton port website. In California, Stockton port is one of the three ports that has earned green marine port designation. For outreach, there are educational boat tours that are free. Every ship that comes in at the port takes out 1000 truck trips for the same cargo. The port supports ~1000 jobs and contributes to the taxes for state, city and the county
Although born in San Francisco, Tod grew up in Stockton and is a fourth generation Californian. He attended UC Davis for both his undergraduate and graduate work in Anthropology, with a specialization in Archaeology. In 1979 he and four fellow grad students started an archaeological consulting firm—Far Western Anthropological Research Group. Five years later, at the urging of his wife to “…get a REAL job…”, he returned to his hometown to take the position of Curator of History at the Haggin Museum. In 1988 he was named the museum’s Director and became its CEO in 2010. He will be retiring from that institution on May 21st of this year.
Tod met Sandi Greaves at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York where he was doing some archaeological work and she was the school’s Assistant Registrar. After knowing one another for just two weeks, they decided to marry, and they will celebrate their 40th anniversary this 4th of July. Their daughter Kelly is a Maternal/Fetal Medicine specialist and in Wilmington, Delaware, and the mother of 5-year-old Dean and 2 ½ year-old Alexandra; their daughter Robin is a Flight Nurse in Denver, Colorado, and the mother of 2 ½ year-old Caleb.
(Virtual unless otherwise noted)
- 17 – PRIP Cliff Dochterman, “A Talk With Cliff”
- 24 – Jay Schwabe (Train Museum), “Telescope Across America:
- 31 – Ort Loftus/Dr. Joe Serra, “Stockton Antidotes”
- 07 – “Crime Stoppers”
- 14 – Dr. Alan Carpenter, “Ride Across America”
- 21 – Pam Heaney, “Stockton Diamond Grade Separation”
- 28 – Stuart Spencer – Executive Director of the Lodi Wine Commission
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%.
December Challenge Wrap Up: 90% Participation
2020 Challenge Total: 76 of 81 for 93.8% – Thanks!
January Birthday Challenge: 10 of 10 for 100%!
Final Wrap for February – 10/10 participated = 100 %
YTD: Now 4 months @ 100% = September, October, January, February
March Birthday Challenge – 13 Members
- $82 – Bill Brown 3/1 ($82 SRE)
- $100 – Brian Dillon 3/1 (50/50)
- $40 – Kristen Dyke 3/2 ($40 RI)
- $250 (Bell Ringer!) – Colleen Stewart 3/3 ($250 BR – 50/50)
- $100 – Chris Papas 3/4 ($100 RI – Polio)
- $100 – Jim Hanley 3/6 ($100 SRE)
March 2021 Birthdays…
|1||1st – 6th||Bill Brown – 1st
Brian Dillon – 1st
Kristen Dyke – 2nd
Colleen Stewart – 3rd*
Chris Papas – 4th
Jim Hanley – 6th
|2||7th – 13th||(none)|
|3||14th – 20th||Paul Jacobson – 16th
Pam Eibeck – 16th
|4||21st – 27th||Maria Velasco – 23rd
Deanna Solina – 24th*
Peter Ragsdale – 27th
|5||28th-31st||Melanie Vieux – 30th
Cathy Wooton – 30th
|*= Meeting Day – Wish Them a Happy Birthdayhday!|
|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 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
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Stockton Golf & Country Club
3800 W. Country Club Blvd.
Stockton, CA 9520