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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)
- 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.
- December 22nd Holiday Celebration Hour – Past President Bill Brown will provide a summary.
Slate of Officers for 2022-23 Rotary Year – Presented by Present Elect Colleen Stewart (list below). President Kevin announced that Walt Wager has been nominated by the past presidents to be our president in 2023-24.
- Rotary Interact – Mentors needed. please see Dan Wright or myself. Volunteers needed for the Veteran’s Mentor Program at Delta College for Kathy Hart.
- 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.
Proposed 2022-2023 Rotary Board
VOTE NEXT WEEK
President: Colleen D. Stewart
Secretary: Matthew Grizzle
Treasurer: Louis Lemos
Past President: Kevin Kauffman
Public Image Chair: Eddie Arias
Sergeant-at-Arms: John Salaices
International Service: Ken Steele & Marcela Gracewski
Membership Chair: Liz Hull
Club Service: TJ Hull
Community Service: Kathy Hart
Youth Service: Geneva Bamidele
Vocational Service: Dwayne Garcia/Walt Wager
Rotary Foundation: Leonard Hansen
Speaker: San Joaquin County District Attorney: Tori Verber Salazar
Introduced By: Past President Melanie Vieux
After polling those on the Zoom call, Tori explained many of her department’s efforts to address the homeless crisis in our community and how these efforts fit into the San Joaquin County Continuum of Care program.
Her team has studied local homelessness and focus on what leads to this condition (drugs, alcohol, mental illness, economic pressures, etc.). numbers vary from 1,500 to 2,500 for the county, but that number is probably only half of the real problem due to those that are coach-surfing or being otherwise sheltered by family and friends.
With only $975 per month from Social Security, it is hard to pay the bills in our community. Therapy alone can cost $300 per month.
Old tools like locking them up is not realistic, especially given the recent court decisions. Without a ‘low-barrier’ shelter (allow dogs, partners, etc.), police cannot move homeless off the streets. 10% of the department’s prosecution load is due to homeless criminals.
The San Joaquin County Continuum of Care team that meets on Wednesdays has recovered 100 children and 4,000 dogs to date.
She feels that rental assistance programs have to greatest promise to prevent homelessness from happening. The Stockton Shelter and the Gospel Rescue Mission do a great job, but long-term solutions will come from programs that develop and train these families to reenter society.
Child deaths and suicides are two focus areas that have spiked because of the COVID 19 pandemic responses. Having 10 to 20 people living in marginal housing has created all kinds of opportunity for abuse and neglect. Her office is working with the school district and the County office of education to look at a program on how to handle the grief, family violence, and whatever trauma is being experienced by our young people. The goal will be to lower the violence occurrences by teaching these young people how to manage it in their own lives. One teacher uses the first 30-minutes of every day as a mindfulness exercise period to allow the children to just be themselves and express their thoughts and fears.
Tori’s team is having success working with other partners in the Continuum to get the homeless to reenter the sheltered living environments. A program managed by Catholic Charities in Olympia Washington has provided guidance for managing this process.
One of her biggest concerns for the homeless is vigilantes and predator gangs abusing these folks. 1/3 of these folks can be moved into shelters and eventually housing. 1/3 will reenter the workforce and become independent. The last 1/3 will never be independent. This is what her statistics are indicating.
Waqar asked if Rotary can help. Tori replied that if we see what appears to be homeless children, we should report it by calling 211 so the Continuum can act and protect these families. In the future she sees volunteers acting as ‘family mentors’ to help these folks become independent. They need to be trained on taking care of themselves and their homes.
The Continuum team meets at Bella Vista restaurant at 4 pm on Wednesdays to check-in on homeless camps in the area.
Tori has 300 people in her department with 100 attorneys. They spend about equal time on seeking prosecutions and recovering reimbursements for the victims.
With many questions remaining, Tori agree to stay after the bell and would welcome the opportunity to come back to the Club live in 2022.
A $50 contribution and donated Book to Spanos Elementary in the speakers name and some Bubbly and Glasses!
Superior Court Judge Barbara A. Kronlund
The Hon. Barbara A. Kronlund is a judge for the San Joaquin County Superior Court in California. She was appointed to the bench by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2005. She filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Michael N. Garrigan (Ret.).
She is a registered Republican.
Judge Kronlund received her B.A. from Pepperdine University in 1985. She went on to earn her J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1989.
Kronlund served as an intern for the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office before accepting a full-time position there as a deputy district attorney. In 1990, she became a deputy for the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office. During her tenure as a deputy district attorney, Kronlund served as a supervisor of the Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit. She remained with the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office until 1995, when she was selected to serve as a court commissioner for the San Joaquin County Superior Court. Kronlund was serving in that capacity at the time of her appointment to the bench in 2005.
While on the bench, Judge Kronlund was instrumental in helping to establish a Veterans Court in San Joaquin County and has presided over the Superior Court’s National Adoption Day. She has also served as a Supervising Civil Judge in the Civil Division and has presided over the Homeless Court which convenes at St. Mary’s Interfaith Community Services.
She has been a member of the California Judges Association.
Judge Kronlund grew up in Fair Oaks, California. Her father held a Ph.D. in microbiology and her mother was an electronics engineer at McClellan Air Force Base.
Superior Court Judge Erin Guy Castillo
Ms. Guy Castillo was admitted to the California State Bar in December 2007. Guy Castillo earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco, School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Fullerton. As an attorney, she was recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for over five consecutive years and listed as one of the top women lawyers in Northern California. She handled a wide variety of civil matters and had several jury and court trials.
Ms. Guy Castillo, 40, of Stockton, has served as a court commissioner in the Superior Court of San Joaquin County, Stockton Branch, for the past two years, handling criminal, traffic, civil and family law cases. Prior to her appointment as a commissioner, she was a Partner at Parish Guy Castillo PC from 2014 to 2018. She was an Associate at William H. Parish PC from 2009 to 2014 and at Dowling, Aaron & Keeler Inc. from 2007 to 2009.
Ms. Guy Castillo has been extremely active in our local community serving all facets of society. She has been President of the Mary Graham Children’s Foundation, the San Joaquin County Bar Association, and currently serves as President of the Judge Consuelo M. Callahan American Inns of Court. She has also served as a board member for both the Leadership Stockton Alumni Association and Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce. She has spent
countless hours improving the legal community, including developing mentorship programs and giving presentations on current legal issues.
Ms. Guy Castillo’s formal and public swearing in ceremony has yet to be scheduled. Presiding Judge Xapuri B. Villapudua had this to say about Ms. Guy Castillo’s appointment to the bench, “Our court is thrilled, although not surprised that Erin has been appointed to the bench in San Joaquin County. Her commitment to serving the people of San Joaquin County is unwavering. Our bench will benefit from her legal acumen, integrity, work ethic, and her dedication to the rule of law.”
A state Judicial Needs Assessment has found that the San Joaquin Superior Court is in need of additional judgeships. The appointment of Ms. Guy Castillo will greatly assist the Court’s goal in continuing to provide access to justice for court litigants.
- 22 – Holiday Happy Hour with Pianist Peter Jaffe & Phillip West
- 29 – DARK
- 05 – DARK
- 12 – Assembly Member Carlos Villapadua, “Legislative Update”
- 19 – Mary Eberhardt, “Bank of Stockton History”
- 26 – Sylvester Aguilar, “Port of Stockton”
- Louie Duarte $100 SRE in honor of Bill Wagner;
- Waqar Rizvi $25 SRE in honor of Gary Putnam’s presence
- Tom Perry (11/22) $100 SRE;
- Treasurer Louis Lemos (8/27) $400 Polio Plus & $400 to SRE by year’s end;
- Steve Reid (8th) $58 + $42 (Eloise & 3-yr old);
- Ken Steele (11/29) $75 SRE;
- Kevin Hicks (12th) $58 SRE.
December 2021 Birthdays…
|1||1st – 4th||(none)|
|2||5th – 11th||Steve Reid – 8th*|
|3||12th – 18th||Kevin Hicks – 12th
Cliff Dochterman – 13th
Chris Lema – 14th
Marcela Gracewski – 15th
John Atwood – 15th
Frank Whitney – 15th
|4||19th – 25th||Keo Keonorasak – 20th|
|5||26th – 31st||Octavio Cruces – 27th
Russel Hagen – 29th
Pete Gormsen – 31st
|*= 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 President Kevin, 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
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