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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:
- Foundation Fund Raiser – Crab Feed: Thanks to all who purchased or sold tickets. Thanks to Matt Grizzle as master Coordinator and the Crab Feed team Melanie Vieux, Linda Guinn, Corie Stewart, Dudley Drake + all onsite helpers. Recap – Matthew: Total Tickets Sold 360. Our club sold 161 meals. Funds Raised: $8,481.60 for our club $3,793.16
- Foundation Auction – Linda Guinn announced the final results: raised $29,300 of $30,000 goal!
- Hybrid Live Meetings @ Stockton Golf & Country Club – President-Elect Kevin Kauffman: Coming soon – Go “live” Wednesday at noon later in April. Initially it would open for only a few members with the meeting broadcasting from the Country Club. About 30 people would be allowed to register afterwards for an in person meeting. More details to follow in emails. The members can chose Zoom option as well.
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!
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Speaker: County Supervisor and Rotarian Tom Patti
Introduced by: President Gary Frush
Tom Patti has been a Boxer, an Actor and a writer before his career in government service. One interesting fact about Tom, is that he was a florist in New York city a long time ago. As a child, he was interested in flowers and gathered knowledge of flowers. He is currently the San Joaquin County Supervisor.
County Supervisor Tom Patti
Tom Patti talked about the area Homeless issues and the plan of actions. He spoke of the District Attorney he is working with, who he had taken to Olympia WA, to better understand how they are addressing the homeless situation. They have developed a special Crisis response unit for community outreach. This unit works closely with Law Enforcement and are integrated with police officers. That way, the crisis team is able to take over the situations when it is not a Law Enforcement issue. This team is comprised of people from Behavioral Health Services and are trained to work with such situations. Tom and his team are looking to adopt something similar locally. Representatives from Stockton and Tracy PD who looked at this program, are interested in integrating. San Joaquin County is almost 44 thousand doors short. There are people who are living under the roof but are experiencing Homelessness. They share apartments with 10-15 other people or stay in Motels with friends but are without their own home. Then there are people living under freeways, waterways with no toilet facilities, food and other basic necessities. The county wants to work with the cities to reduce homeless situations. They are looking at programs that provide job trainings and funding for apprentice programs at Delta College to reduce the situations of becoming homeless.
I’ve been fortunate to have 3 major careers. I have worked in the service department at car dealerships in Silicon Valley, (put me through college), I taught high school and community college for 10 years, was elected as Vice-President, Then President, Business Representative and then Area Director for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace workers in Silicon Valley. I represented the technicians in dealerships and independent shops, as well as Lockheed, FMC, Westinghouse, and GE. I retired in 2001, and we moved here to Stockton, and I worked at the family winery for several years, selling and distributing our wines.
(Virtual unless otherwise noted)
- 07 – Andrew Mattos, “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
- 05 – Chuck Myers, “The Hornet Carrier”
- 12 – Past District Governor Robert Deering, Jr., “Human Trafficking”
- 19 – TBD
- 26 – TBD
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 %
Final Wrap for March – 13/13 participated = 100 %
YTD: Now 4 months @ 100% = September, October, January, February, March
March Birthday Challenge – 13 Members
- $56 – Melanie Vieux 3/30 $56 SRE
- $56 – Cathy Wooton 3/30 $56 SRE
March final: 100% Participation!
April 2021 Birthdays…
|1||1st – 3rd||Bruce Uch – 03 April|
|2||4th – 10th||Monie Ky – 05 April
Van Young – 06 April
Blain Bibb – 06 April
Peter Lynch – 08 April
Ron Allison – 08 April
Pete Wolfe – 10 April
|3||11th – 17th||Huero Gutierrez – 12 April
Judy Chambers – 14 April*
Chevy Lema – 15 April
Jessica Garcia – 15 April
|4||18th – 24th||Matthew Grizzle – 18 April
Gerardo Garcia – 20 April
|5||25th-30th||Steve Bestolarides – 26 April
Mel Rakoncza – 28 April*
Karen Munro – 29 April
Madisen Sena – 30 April
|*= 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, Corie Stewart our Zoom meeting entry coordinator, 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