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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)
President Elect Designee Walt Wager: Hope and Harmony Event by the Uplift All Foundation, which provides services for the homeless. It will occur on April 23rd, at Harmony Wynelands. $25 to SRE
Note: Live Meetings will continue, and you can make your reservations online and gives us a good headcount and you can even prepay for lunches. Beginning May 4th (may the 4th be with you), we will not be conducting HYBRID meetings; other than for special occasions.
Board Meeting April 20th – The club will be asked to consider some possible changes to offset our deficit and to better budget and get a handle on our finances. We have discussed several strategies and will bring them to you and ask for your opinion and then we will bring them before you for a vote. You will soon be receiving a survey from Matt to help your Board make a final decision on these issues.
Wine & Food Pairing Event – Thanks to President Elect Colleen and her committee; we are so pleased to announce a date and time for our Stockton Rotary Wine & Food Pairing Event- Lucky Friday May 13th at the First Congregational Church at 5 pm for a cost of $75.00.
Heroes Award Event – June 1 meeting will be a celebration of our local heroes from the police, sheriff and fire department; we need one more table sponsor. Please see Melanie for details.
President Elect Colleen Stewart wants the Club members to mark their calendar for April 28th Community Philanthropy Summit at Hutchin Street Square in Lodi. A flyer was provided and Colleen donated $25 contribution to SRE for this opportunity.
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.
Register now for the 2022 District Conference at The Pines Resort-Bass Lake May 20-22!
See a DG Tim’s promo video on You Tube: https://youtu.be/mklK1tHualI
We’re celebrating after three long years! Bring the entire family to the Pines Resort on beautiful
Bass Lake. There’s so much to do for all ages, you’ll never get bored.
Click here for a pdf copy of the conference flyer with all the details.
Go to the DaCdb calendar to register and pay by credit card or send in a registration form with your check. Discounted rates for kids available!
Copy and Print Registration Form CLICK HERE
Program:Denise Ost, President & CEO San Joaquin Valley Goodwill Industries – Growing Good Will
Introduced By:Past President & Past District Governor Dr. Joe Serra
Ms. Ost provided to ‘story behind the store’. They operate in 13-counties regionally starting in 1937 locally, but over 100 years nationally. Their motto is ‘strength comes from those that work.’ Each store provides jobs for about 40 individuals that otherwise may not have the opportunity to be in the workforce.
The pandemic was a struggle for Goodwill. As a ‘non-essential’ portion of our workforce they were forced to close. People cleaned up their homes and ended up littering their stores with what became hazardous waste. It costs Goodwill $250,000 to take this waste to the dump in addition to the $2 million loss from being closed. They received help from the government but are still recovery from the shutdown. The local March Lane store is now open six days a week from 10 am to 6 pm. Once the employee shortage is over, they intend to extend their hours and days.
Asking for Rotarians to spread the word, Denise asked that whenever the ‘roll-up doors’ are closed, please do not leave your donated items. Even if people are their wearing orange vest taking items; if the doors are closed, these are likely imposters.
A new 10,000 SF outlet store opening on Arch Rd near Airport Way. This store is expected to double the sales volume due to the intended customer that this store will serve.
Next Meeting: April 13th, 2022
Harry Black, City Manager
Harry Black is a recognized champion of change and innovation who focuses on transforming organizations by applying best practices and outcome-based strategies. Black’s extensive career includes leadership roles in both the public and private sectors. He is a seasoned executive having served as city manager, deputy chief administrative officer, chief financial officer, program manager, and chief procurement officer.
Black is a leader and pioneer in the development and implementation of performance management programs for cities, helping them to optimize transparency, accountability, and overall performance, thereby improving overall service delivery. Black has implemented a comprehensive integrated systems approach that allows public sector organizations to optimize performance and results. He advocates for the systematic integration of data analytics, lean techniques, smart technologies, citistat programs, and laser-focused strategic planning.
In the area of public financial management, Black has led efforts for several large American cities in the issuance of more than $5 billion of municipal bond transactions from general obligation bonds, revenue anticipation notes, revenue bonds, short-term banknotes, and operating leases. Successfully represented multiple municipalities to rating agencies. In three cases efforts led to bond rating and outlook upgrades. Black has a proven track record of helping cities successfully address structural budget imbalances, budget shortfalls, strengthening reserves and achieving healthcare and pension reform.
Black has served as a leader in the area of capital program development and execution having served as Program Manager of a $500 million, five-year Federal design and construction program, building academic, food service, dormitory, medical, athletic/recreational, and vocational training facilities, supporting 20 million gross square feet of facilities across the United States, including Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. Black is credited with helping cities overcome debt capacity constraints with the introduction of innovative debt financing solutions that allowed these cities to be able to more than double lane miles repaved/preventative maintenance, fleet refreshment, new schools, new recreation centers, and gateway beautification.
Black is published in subjects ranging from community & economic development, pension & healthcare reform, and performance management & data analytics. In addition, he has delivered numerous presentations on the aforementioned subjects, as well as police-community relations reforms, infrastructure development, public procurement, and long-range public financial planning.
Black received his BS in Public Administration from Virginia State University and his Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Virginia.
- April 13, 2022 – Stockton City Manager, Harry Black, “City of Stockton – updates”
- April 20, 2022 – Mike and David from Stockton Diamond Grade, “Separation Project”
- April 27, 2022 – Ron Freitas, SJ County Prosecutor, “Being a Deputy DA in the juvenile division & member of LUSD board”
- May 4, 2022 – Mary Eberhardt, VP Bank of Stockton, “Stockton History”
- May 11, 2022 – Louis Ponick & Moses Zapien, Community Foundation of San Joaquin
- Monie Ky (5th) $105 to Foundation (10-squares);
- Liz Hull and Past President Gary Frush – Sharing ice flow machine for Gary’s knee replacement medical procedure next week; Each will provide $50 each to the SRE & RF.
- Susanne Huebel donated $300 to the RF for the Ukraine relief effort.
- President Kevin for Colleen Stewart $100 RF – birthday in March
April 2022 Birthdays…
|2||3rd – 9th||Bruce Uch – 3rd April
Monie Ky – 5th April
Sylvan Young – 6th April*
Blain Bibb – 6th April*
Peter Lynch – 8th April
Ronald Allison – 8th April
|3||10th – 16th||Peter Wolfe – 10th April
Jose Gutierrez -12th April
Judith Chambers -14th April
Jessica Garcia -15th April
Chheavy Lema -15th April
|4||17th – 23rd||Matthew Grizzle – 18th April
Gerardo Garcia – 20th April*
|5||24th – 30st||Steve Bestolarides – 26th April
Melvin Rakoncza – 28th April
Karen Munro – 29th April
Madisen Sena – 30th April
|*= 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|
|Approved 2016/2017 ByLaws|
Special thank you to everyone who contributed to The Wheel…
Editor, Leena Mittal. 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, 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
Rotary International President
District 5220 Governor
Assistant Governor Area 2
Muhammad Waqar Ali Rizvi
Stockton Rotary Club President
Kevin M Kauffman
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