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Next Hybrid Virtual and LIVE 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:
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.
- Rotary Interact – Mentors needed. Contact President Kevin to help out.
- Presidents Project – President’s Project is now funded ($3,000) to put a citizen’s guide on what we can do to assist the homeless in our community. President Kevin invited members to join him on a 10/7 outreach event with the Salvation Army team.
- Joint Service Week – President Kevin announced “Joint Service Week” is 10/1 through 10/16 (contacts will be made with Kawanis, Lyons, an Optimists; and Dennis Cochran has a proposed project (downtown monument cleanup).
- 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: Stockton Fire Chief Rick Edwards
Introduced by: Deputy Chief Lewis
Current staffing levels are approximately what existed in the 1960’s, which is challenging but he is taking steps to improve services with modern management techniques (being more flexible and agile) and the help of State grants for both equipment and personnel. He noted that his personnel join the Salvation Army in the Thursday outreach to the homeless events.
Chief referred any interested members of the public to the departments open web portal for more information on their services: www.stocktongov.com/government/departments/fire/default.html
Dr. Lisa Aguilera Lawrenson has 28 years of experience as a community college professor, administrator, and social justice educator/trainer in California and Washington. She has expertise in culturally relevant curriculum design, social justice strategic planning, and mentoring. Her dissertation focused on the experiences of Hispanic students in developmental English in community colleges.
Dr. Lawrenson served as a tenured English professor at South Puget Sound Community College, and was an executive administrator at American River College and Cosumnes River College before coming to Delta College in 2020. She has led initiatives in basic skills/curriculum, equity, international education, strategic planning, college redesign, and governance.
- 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)
- Kuy E Key $1,000 to Rf for celebrating his 25th year in business
- Ken Miscellis (17th) $500 each
- John Salaices (23rd) $250 RF
- PP Don Barry (29th) $250 SRE (tech, arts & sciences)
- Pat Patmon (26th) $1,000 SRE
- PP Ann Johnston (29th) Song & $100 to SRE
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