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“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:
Click on “$ Online Payments” in the blue bar at the top (or click this blue box)
Meeting on-line reservations
Click on “Meeting Lunch Reservations” in the blue bar at the top (or click this blue box)
Paul Harris Presentations – District Governor Elect Tim Madden presented a Paul Harris to President Elect Kevin Kauffman for Paul Harris +8, and President Gary Frush for Paul Harris +7!
- Club Live Meetings – We are excited to return to Stockton Golf & Country Club and feel we are providing a great safe environment to get together once again. We need your support in coming and making advance reservations due to minimums required. Reservations by Friday 2 pm are Guaranteed, after that, subject to availability. Working on drop in option. Get your reservations as soon as possible.
- Membership Committee – Liz Hull, chairperson, is still looking for members to participate in the membership committee. They already have a few members on the committee now. Liz is planning to bring back the COG Club with help from Linda Guinn where new members first land. It would help them get introduced to the Rotary.
CONGRATULATIONS – To Secretary Matthew Grizzle who was elected to the Stockton Chamber of Commerce as a new board member with a 3-year term!
- North Stockton Fund Raiser – Sharon Tweedy and Lorie Liddicoat from North Stockton Rotary – Books Bands & BBQ. There will be music and BBQ on June 26th. Please purchase tickets. They are also collecting new or gently used books for grades Pre-K to 4th.
- Dictionary Distribution Success – ADG Waqar Rizvi: The distribution went well and is attested by Waqar’s wife, Maria who is a third-grade teacher at one of the Stockton Unified school. And speaking of “books”, Waqar’s beard shave raised $8000 for the UOP Library Fund!
- 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 1. 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
- Fireworks Sales – President Elect Kevin Kauffman, Past President Melanie Vieux and Bill Brown announced there is a fellowship and fund raising opportunity at the Phantom fireworks booth at the corner of Hammer and West Lane which will have volunteer sales opportunities. There are 8 days of operation and several slots available for volunteers. If the club could volunteer for about 50 shifts, it would raise $1000. This is also an opportunity to meet and greet other members of the club.
- 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. For now, make reservations using the website link.
- 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!
PLEASE Consider volunteering (Like Leena has done) for a once a month (or more) opportunity to keep the Wheel rolling along. Our Wheel editor will appreciate you stepping up to assist! What’s a better way to know what’s going on in your club? -editor. Contact Corie Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org
Speaker: District Governor-Elect Tim Madden
Introduced by: President Elect Kevin Kauffman
President Elect Kevin Kauffman – District Governor Elect Tim Madden is known as Mr. Vacation. Tim lives with wife, a dog and two cats. He has four children and three amazing grandchildren. Tim believes that it is time to increase public knowledge of what we do in Rotary. He embraces the next generation of Rotary and is open to new and diverse ways of serving the community. His motto is: “Let’s get busy making Rotary great”.
District Governor Elect Tim Madden – Rotary 2021-2022
Tim appreciated the creative and interesting ways Rotarians have for generating funds like The Beard Shave. Rotary District 5220 has survived well under Sherry’s leadership.
Members got more comfortable with technology. Tim said that sometimes Zoom meetings can save the drive times substantially. Another advantage of Zoom meetings is that the clubs can arrange speakers from all over the world. Majority of members have retained the membership for fellowship. As we have emerged from COVID, there is a renewed interest to reach out to the community to serve and to change lives. Everyone wants to make lives better for their friends and family. At Rotary we go one step beyond by helping people that we don’t even know. We plant trees that we never sit in the shade of, we dig a well that we never drink the water from, we deliver medication that we never use.
Personally, Tim feels that he needs a simple and root mission for being a member of Rotary. For him, it is, Service Above Self which is also the mission.
In general, people have a desire to demonstrate their passion. Everyone could have a different desire. It could be providing clean water, providing medical supplies, etc. As leaders we should create opportunities for everyone to serve. We also need to get rid of roadblocks that prevent people from joining Rotary, like meeting times, financial constraints, and time constraints. Development of new clubs catering to community like young families, or retirement communitys could help in increasing membership. Rotary has experts in all fields. Reaching goals for Rotary is possible due to the diversity of its members. We should help people follow their passion. In May – 2022, the district conference will be held at Bass Lake. Assistant District Governor Waqar Rizvi is the chairperson for the event. The theme of the conference is based around family friendly adventure.
A $50 contribution to Read to Me, Stockton was made in the speakers name as well as donating a signed book to Spanos Elementary AND some fine wine and glasses.
(Virtual unless otherwise noted)
- 07 – Dr. Maggie Park, “Coming out of the COVID-19 Pandemic”
- 14 – Bill Trezza & Betty Wilson, “Business Council of San Joaquin County Update”
- 21 – Stockton PD – Helicopter Program
- 28 – Wes Rhea, “Visit Stockton”
Birthday Celebration Challenge!!!
|2020 Challenge Total: 76 of 81 for 93.8% – Thanks!|
June Birthday Challenge – 11 Members
Can June make 100% for 6 @ 100%?
- $1,000 Heart Stopper x 2! – Amy Scriven 6/18 ($1,000 SRE 2x-HS),
- $150 – Geneva Bamidele 6/28 ($150 SRE – Literacy)
- $100 – Ort Loftus 6/29 ($100 SRE – Gifted)
- $150 – New member Ralph Gresham also donated $150 to SRE Literacy for his upcoming birthday in June
YTD Participation Thru April: 143 members 132 participants = 92.3%
- $50 – Secretary Matthew Grizzle for being elected to Stockton Chamber of Commerce as a new board member with a 3-year term: $50 RI
June 2021 Birthdays…
|1||1st – 5th||Doug Wilhoit – 5th|
|2||6th – 12th||Dwayne Garcia – 6th
Kris Blower – 10th
|3||13th – 19th||James Nance – 15th
Joe Ambriz – 15th
Rob Gross – 17th
Kevin Kauffman – 17th
Amy Scriven – 18th
|4||20th – 26th||Dale Drury – 21st|
|5||27th – 30th||Geneva Bamidele – 28th
Ort Lofthus – 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 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