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“The Rotary Club of Stockton Begins the 2nd Century of Service to the Stockton Community”
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- Mystery Bus Trip – Saturday, 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!!!
- All-Stockton Rotary Club Meeting – ADG Waqar Rizvi asked everyone to mark their calendars for Tuesday, November 23rd. The All-Stockton Rotary Club meeting will be held here at the Stockton Golf & Country Club at noon. More details will come out shortly. The website will provide a location to make your reservations.
- 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. please see Dan Wright or myself. Dan is sending a reminder via DACdb.
- 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.
Past President Michael Blower will be presiding over the meeting next week, October 20th, and Past President Melanie Vieux will be presiding over the Board meeting to occur at 1:30 pm (the Club constitution and By-Laws item will be on the agenda). Past President TJ Hull will be presiding over the October 27th Club meeting.
Speaker: Jay Wilverding, San Joaquin County Administrator.
Introduced by: President Kevin
President Kevin introduced Jay Wilverding, who as of March 2021 is the San Joaquin County Chief Administrative Officer. Jay has been married to Ellen for the last 25-years, who is also a accounting professional. Before working in the public sector, Jay worked for a savings and loan, Verizon, and Foster Farms. San Joaquin County brought Jay in from Contra Costa County, where he served as our Auditor-Controller for eight (8) years. The Club gave Jay a strong welcome back to the Club applause.
Jay Wilverding, SJ County Administrator – His role in County government.
Jay provided a little more meat on the bones of Kevin’s introduction and then explained how proud he was to work for such a fine organization as San Joaquin County. He feels that this County is now one of the best organizations he has ever worked for, and it get better every day. It has the 15th largest budget of Counties in the State, and its communication system has eliminated many of the ‘silos’ that you see in other large organizations. The County hopes to partner with ‘Common Spirit’ and Dignity Health by year’s end to better manage the County Hospital.
Jay explained how American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds have been solicited and granted and where the money is being expended. 60 of 74 million dollars has been processed this year to date, and another 74 million is expected next year.
Amazon is planning to double the size of its warehousing at the County’s airport. And their private Airpark 599 industrial project is expected to create about 1,000 local jobs.
Many of the Club’s questions were about the ARPA funds and how they were being spent. Council member Dan Wright expressed his opinion that the Home Key project appeared to be the most successful effort to date.
Dennis is a freelance director, actor, producer, and educator who has directed many plays and musicals over the past fifteen years. He holds an MFA in Directing from UC Irvine and received his undergraduate training in the Ray Bolger Musical Theatre Program at UCLA’s School of Theatre, Film, and Television. He trained with (among others) Broadway stars Karen Morrow and Nancy Dussault and had the great opportunity to be directed by Tony Award Winners Mel Shapiro and John Rubinstein.
Favorite roles include: The Baker (Into the Woods), Seymore (Little Shop of Horrors) Alvin (The Story of My Life), and Woof (HAiR). Recently, he returned from the East Coast where he was the Artistic Associate and Associate Producer at Downstairs Cabaret Theatre in Rochester, NY. Before moving to New York, Dennis directed a highly successful production of Andrew Lippa’s Wild Party that StageSceneLA.com called a “lushly staged… all-around superb production” and recognized it with seven of its year-end awards, including Outstanding Direction and Best Musical.
Earlier in the year, his 2009 production of The Little Dog Laughed garnered recognition as BroadwayWorld.com’s Best Regional Production for LA/Orange Counties and earned Dennis a Garland Award Nomination for Best Director from BackstageWest Magazine.
Other favorite shows directed include Take Me Out, Songs for a New World, Damn Yankees, and Les Miserables. Dennis was the Artistic Director at Odyssey Theatre Company in Gilroy, CA where he produced two full seasons of plays and musicals. He has had the opportunity to work at theatres across the country including South Coast Repertory and The Utah Shakespearean Festival, both Tony Award winning regional theatres.
He is an Associate Member of The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. Currently, Dennis is an Instructor of Theatre at Gavilan College and Hartnell College and works in Marketing and Public Relations at The Western Stage.
A $50 contribution and donated Book to Spanos Elementary in Jay’s name and some Bubbly and Glasses!
- 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)
- Past President Michael Blower offered $50 to the Rotary Foundation for the advertising of his name in the Stockton Record on October 5th.
- Past President Bob Blower (1st) $80 to the SRE Memorial Maintenance Fund;
- Dennis Cochran (10th) $100 to the SRE Memorial Maintenance Fund.
October 2021 Birthdays…
|1||1st – 2nd||Hal Monroe – 1st
Kuy Ky – 1st
Bob Blower – 1st
|2||3rd – 9th||Ramon Fernandez – 3rd
Liz Hull – 6th
|3||10th – 16th||Dennis Cochran – 10th|
|4||17th – 23rd||Reid Johnson – 18th
Farah Khwaja – 19th
Beto Beas – 19th
Tom Patti – 21st
|5||24th – 30th||Pete Rosado – 24th
Zack Drivon – 24th
|*= Meeting Day – Wish Them a Happy Birthday!|
|Rotary Club of Stockton Member Files|
|(Logon to DACdb required to access)|
|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
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Stockton Golf & Country Club
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Stockton, CA 9520