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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)
- Mystery Bus Trip – October 23, 2021. 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.
- Membership Minute – Liz Hull: O’Conner Woods Satellite. Liz said this initiative is still going well and O’ Conner Woods administration supports this.
- 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.
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.
Speaker: District Governor Tim Madden
Introduced by: Assistant District Governor Waqar Rizvi
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!”
District Governor Dan Madden – District 5220 Report
District Governor Tim Madden said the comments made by President Kevin were of the same sentiments that he has of making sure to keep politics out of Rotary. DG Tim started by addressing the new members by saying that there are 535 district governors all over the world who are visiting Rotary clubs in their communities and listening to the clubs. The Rotary International President Shakar Mehta has put forward three inactivates. The first one is that everyone’s brings one. The second initiative is that each club should do and participate in a project. The third initiative is empowering young girls and women and to provide equal access.
DG Tim said he was appointed as DGN in 2018. As a District Governor the commitment is of 7 years. DG Tim said that Rotary is seeking new opportunities to reinvent Rotary Meetings and events to reenergize the members. He advised the club to seek out new members in the community who reflect the 4 way test and yet they are not in Rotary. We need to tell and share the story of Rotary and what Rotarians do. We should reduce roadblocks for memberships and try to find ways where joining a Rotary club is simple. We as Rotarians need to expand our reach so that the others have opportunity to become part of Rotary serve the community.
DG Tim encouraged the members to attend District events with the Foundation Dinner in end of October and Rotary District Conference in May 20 to May 22, 2022 at Bass Lake.
Richard J. Edwards was selected as the 18th City of Stockton Fire Chief in December of 2019. Chief Edwards began his fire service career as a volunteer firefighter in 1995 with the Diamond Springs/El Dorado Fire Protection District. He became a professional firefighter with the Georgetown Fire District in 1998, and later worked for the City of Folsom as a Firefighter Paramedic before coming to the City of Stockton in the year 2000.
Edwards holds an Associate’s degree in Business Administration, and a Bachelor’s degree in Emergency Management. He is currently enrolled in a Master’s program, studying Organizational Leadership and Public Administration. Chief Edwards also holds certification as a Chief Fire Officer, Fire Instructor, Paramedic, and an Emergency Management Specialist.
Chief Edwards oversees the Stockton Fire Departments $57 million budget and 218 employees from Operations, Administration, Fire Prevention, Emergency Communications, and Training.
Chief Edwards is proud to lead an outstanding Fire Department and is committed to providing the best services to the community while ensuring his personnel have the tools and training necessary for long and healthy careers.
- 06 – Lisa Lawrenson, Interim Superintendent Delta College
- 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”
- 03 – Pat Filippone, President, Stockton Ports – “Stockton Ports Baseball”
- 10 – Sgt. John Snyder,Stockton PD, “Stockton PD Recruiting in 2021”
- 17 – Assemblymember Carlos Villapudua, “Legislative Update”
- 23 – Tuesday All Rotary Clubs meeting (no meeting on Wednesday)
- $100 – Sally Motta $100 Rotary Foundation
- $250 (Bell Ringer!) – Jim Dyke $250 SRE
- $100 – Susanne Huebel $100 Rotary Foundation
- $100 – John Salaices $100 Rotary Foundation
September 2021 Birthdays…
|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!|
|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 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!
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