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As the COVID-19 pandemic leaves this world, the Club has migrated from 100% virtual meetings to providing our members and guests the option to attend IN PERSON or via ZOOM. This hybrid format of a simultaneous live and virtual meeting will continue until further notice. Please attend in person because we would love to see you. But if you cannot, information on how to attend our meetings virtually is as follows:
Next Hybrid Virtual and LIVE Meeting Information:

 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 12:00 PM (PDT)

Log in for social time from 12:00pm (noon) – 12:15pm, bell will be rung at 12:15pm to start meeting. Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Click Here To Go To Zoom Meeting

The guest speakers will be District Governor Tim Madden, “Rotary District 5220” ( bio ).

You can also dial in using your phone. United States: (669) 900-6833

Meeting ID: 845 6619 6027
Password: 005220

If you plan on attending in person, plan to show up around noon as it is anticipated we will be serving lunch prior to the meeting starting at 12:15 pm.


“The Rotary Club of Stockton Begins the 2nd Century of Service to the Stockton Community”
(46)

Activities

  • Call to Order and Welcome! President Kevin called the Live/Zoom Hybrid meeting to order. Welcome to our members and their guests to a year of Service Above Self. “Serve to Change Lives” is our mantra this year, and with your help we can be as successful this year as we have been in the past. If you are on Zoom, thanks for joining us and please use your ‘raise-hand’ function if you wish to be recognized at this live venue.

    This meeting is being brought to you here live at the Stockton Golf and Country Club and via Zoom thanks to the CARES act funding and the City of Stockton. If anyone would like to sponsor any future meeting, please contact Club Secretary Matthew for details.  Sponsorship $$$ help pay for the operations of our hybrid meeting.

  • Pledge of Allegiance & Four Way Test – Sylvan Young.
  • Song – Past President Michael Blower lead everyone in singing: “My Country ’tis of Thee” .
  • Head Table – Dianne Stauffer, speaker Suzy Daveluy and President Kevin.
  • Special Thanks Today to – Secretary Matt Grizzle and Corie Stewart for the making the Live/Zoom meeting possible and getting all the technical stuff together for us; John Salaices, Sergeant-At-Arms, and Dwayne Garcia for traditional meeting set up and live check in. We also want to thank Past President Melanie Vieux’s program committee for getting our speakers, Leena Mittal and ADG Waqar Rizvi for meeting notes, and to Eric Duran for putting it all together in the Wheel.
  • Concern Report– Those being impacted by our fires and down with COVID 19.
  • Guest’s of Rotarians –  LizHull’s guest, Claudia Desicho and Graham Tweedy’s guest, Jamie Biachgi.
  • Visiting Rotarians – (none)
  • New Member Induction – (none)
  • Stockton Rotary Endowment & Club Grant Presentation to Read-to-Me-Stockton – Graham Tweedy [$4,734 each] Sharon provided the history of the literacy projects recently managed by the Rotary Club of Stockton and recognized the supporters and volunteers that made these accomplishments possible (Spanos Elementary, Read-to-Me, Rotary Read-in, Dictionary for 3rd-graders, TLC Christmas with Santa (BB), etc.).
  • Linda Guinn – Paul Harris presentations – $30K Goal Status – October 30th Foundation Dinner!; Co-Chair is now Leonard Hansen.
  • Rotary Direct – Now 22! Past President Gary Frush left us with 22 participants; this is a great start. Please consider signing up easy to do! Please call President Kevin (209-478-4940) or Linda Guinn (209-639-1482) to sign up.  Goal is 150 members.
  • Club Service & District Calendar for 2021-2022 – Click HERE for the latest list! Don’t miss out on some great activities that may or may not happen in the near future (due to the COVID-19 virus.)


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)


Club Announcements

  • Mystery Bus Trip – The first Mystery Bus Trip was over twenty years ago organized by Lloyd De Bock. It was truly a Mystery for all, including Lloyd. For the “Wool Growers Restaurant” in Los Banos did not accept credit cards, so there was a scramble from all to find enough cash to cover the bill. Great way to start off the Mystery Bus Trip.The concept is to fill a bus with 42 adventurous people and only the bus driver and the organizers know where they are going. The trip is normally planned for October to enjoy the beautiful autumn weather. Along the way there are refreshments, Wine and snacks to enjoy with the adventure. The trip to the destination is planned to confuse and to enjoy the autumn scenery. Along the expedition there are numerous guess by participants to the final destination and there may be some fake out stops.  In the past the destinations have been the Foothills, the Delta, East Bay, North to Sacramento, and South to Los Banos. Sometimes there is Wine Tasting, a tour of a Castle or activities such as Bocce Ball, or a Street Fair to enjoy.  So, sign up and don’t miss The Rotary Mystery Bus Trip it fill up fast!!!
  • Live Meetings – We are excited to be meeting live again at the Stockton Golf and Country Club. We also appreciate your support in coming and making reservations. Reservations by Friday 2 pm are guaranteed, after that subject to availability. We are also accepting walk-ins up to the current maximum capacity of this room (70). Reservations are a good way to prepay as well.
  • Foundation Dinner – October 30th in Modesto. Please contact Matt Grizzle, Linda or Kevin Kaufman.
  • District 5220 Foundation/Membership Seminar ( flyer )
  • Membership Minute – Liz Hull:  O’Conner Woods Satellite (did not occur due to COVID shut-down). Explained plan to associate with Boy and Girl Scout alum and celebrate awarding the Cliff Dockterman Award.
  • 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.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Stockton Rotary Endowment and The Rotary Club of Stockton
Charity Allocations Advertisement

The Stockton Rotary Endowment Fund (SRE) and the Rotary Club of Stockton are soliciting requests for funds for the projects of charitable organizations operating in San Joaquin County. There are various funds within SRE that have specific requirements related to funding amount and approval. For applications and complete explanations as to the funding process, specific fund requirements, amounts available, etc., go to Rotary Club of Stockton’s website at stocktonrotary.org, or by mail to Peter Gormsen, Charity Allocations Committee Chairman, 1401 N. Hunter Street, Stockton, Ca 95202. Deadline for applications is October 15, 2021.


Guest Speaker

Speaker: Suzy Daveluy – City of Stockton Recreation and Libraries
Introduced by:
Dianne Stauffer

Ms. Daveluy appreciated all the Rotarians have done for her organizations over the years, and now as Community Services Director she recognized her mentor (Colleen Foster) and the entire community for supporting Measure M.

The 8-Libraries , 4-pools, parks, and community centers allow her department to serve the various need of the Stockton community. Having these facilities and staff and volunteers step up during the pandemic.

The NE Library & Community Center is expected to be open by the Fall of 2022. Under Q&A the 1926 constructed Civic Center has an opportunity to celebrate Stockton with its 100-year anniversary. Suzy reported that she has been considering this and will be doing something appropriate.


Next Meeting: September 22, 2021
District Governor Tim Madden, “Rotary District 5220”

At various times in his life Tim has been known as Mister Vacation, The Fixologist and Just Plain Tim. He’s been an ardent entrepreneur since 1973 and likes the challenge of starting new businesses and exploring new possibilities.

He and his wife Susan, herself a Past President and Area 9 Assistant Governor from the Rotary Club of Oakhurst Sierra, live in Ahwahnee with their two dogs, two cats and lots of wild critters. They have four grown children and three amazing grand kids, Parker (9yrs.), Oliver (3yrs.) and Paloma (3yrs.+ 45 minutes)

An engaged Rotarian of the Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Club for ten years Tim sees his professional attributes serving him well on the journey as District 5220 Governor for 2021/2022. Tim knows that we are entering one of the most exciting and challenging times for Rotary, a time when we must be creative and adaptive, a time when we must be engaging and inclusive and a time to increase the public’s knowledge of who we are and what we do.

His work with Rotarians in Haiti and Central America has shown him first hand the difference that Rotary makes in the world. Tim honors the 100+ year traditions of Rotary and embraces the next generation of Rotarians that are creating new, diverse opportunities to serve their communities.

According to Tim, “The world needs what Rotary offers and I look forward to engaging all Rotarians in our mission of service above self. Give me a call, 559.283.4731. Let’s get busy making a difference!”


Upcoming Speakers

September 2021

  • 29 – Stockton Fire Chief Rick Edwards, “Stockton Fire Department”

October 2021

  • 06 – TBA
  • 13 – Jay Wilverding, San Joaquin County Administrator, “County Administrator’s role in County government”
  • 20 – Dennis Beasley, Artistic Director Stockton Civic Theatre, “Stockton Civic Theatre”
  • 27 – Mayor Lincoln, “Mini State of City as it relates to business”

Recognitions

  • $25 – Diane Stauffer to SRE as an apology to Graham Tweedy for her apparent rudeness weeks ago.

Birthday Recognitions

  • $71 – Paul Koslow (1st) $71 to SRE;
  • $1,100  (2-Heart Stoppers +) – Steve Luthy (6th) $100 to RF, and $1,000 to SRE for friendship, B’Day, and done being treasurer;
  • $63 – John Reusche (10th) $63 to SRE;

September 2021 Birthdays…

Week Dates Rotarian
1 1st – 4th Paul Kozlow – 1st*
2 5th – 11th Shannon Ding – 6th
Steve Luthy – 6th
Raul Chavez – 10th
John Reusche – 10th
3 12th – 18th Ken Miselis – 17th
Jim Dyke – 18th
4 19th – 25th Susanne Huebel – 21st
John Salaices – 23rd
Sally Motta – 23rd
Priscilla Hernandez – 24th
5 26th – 30th Jim Anthony – 26th
Pat Patmon – 26th
Jerry Smith – 27th
Ann Johnston – 29th*
Don Barry – 29th*
*= Meeting Day – Wish Them a Happy Birthday!

Photos…

Rotary Club of Stockton Member Files
(Logon to DACdb required to access)
Conflict of Interest Policy 2019 Updated Club Constitution

 

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Special thank you to everyone who contributed to The Wheel…

Editor, Eric Duran. Special thanks this week to ADG Waqar Rizvi, note taker, Matthew Grizzle, Virtual and Audio Visual Guru as well as Club Secretary, Corie Stewart our Zoom meeting entry coordinator, and Chief Checkers Matthew Grizzle and President Kevin Kauffman!

Contact Information
Attn: Matthew Grizzle, Club Secretary
1024 W. Robinhood Dr. Suite 5
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 7457
Stockton CA 95267
Phone: (209) 472-9662
Fax: (209) 472-9664
secretary@stocktonrotary.org

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Rotary International President

Shekhar Mehta

 


District 5220 Governor
Tim Madden

 

Assistant Governor Area 2
Muhammad Waqar Ali Rizvi

 


Stockton Rotary Club President

Kevin M Kauffman

 

Meeting Location
Wednesdays at 12 Noon
Stockton Golf & Country Club
3800 W. Country Club Blvd.
Stockton, CA 9520