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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)
Retention/Attendance Committee headed by Ken Steele- calls beginning this week!
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.
Blain Bibb made a ‘point-of-order’ that President Kevin introduced the City’s Economic Development Director as our speakers assistant. Kevin agreed to pay a $50 fine to the SRE for this insult although Carrie and Kevin agreed that we all assist Harry Black.
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: City Manager Harry Black with updates at the City of Stockton
Introduced By: Council Member Dan Wright introduced our speaker highlighting the momentum that he has brought to the City of Stockton with his leadership and skills.
The City Manager provided a PowerPoint presentation on the City’s progress since his arrival to Stockton nearly three (3) years ago. He was the city manager in Richmond, CA and most recently in Cincinnati, OH before coming here. Mr. Black mentioned that he personally feels that he has been even more productive here In Stockton than he was in Cincinnati. He attributes this to the fact that Stockton has about 10,000 more residents, but is able to provide all the same services with barely over 25% of the number of employees (1,700 versus 6,400).
He explained the ‘one-page’ Strategic Plan adopted by the City Council, and sees it as an ‘operational plan’; helping all of his staff the vision for the future. The vision of the city is that Stockton be the best city in America to live and run a business.
Harry is impressed with the culture of volunteerism in Stockton, noting that over 500 residents have volunteered for their ‘clean-city’ initiative.
An action plan for economic development has been implemented and is based on ‘three-pillars’ of action. Image and Branding, Infrastructure, and Business and Economy are the focus of this plan. He noted that 65% of Stockton business are considered small businesses. His staff is trying to put active business around downtown to continue its redevelopment.
Mr. Black concluded that Stockton is now healthy and growing and bankable.
Mike and David from Stockton Diamond Grade, “Separation Project”
Mike has worked at HDR Engineering for the past 4 years. Mike was born and raised in San Joaquin County, and currently lives in Lodi.
David has been with the agencies for 6 years. His responsibilities include managing San Joaquins and ACE marketing, outreach, and passenger experience projects, including onboard Wi-Fi, station design, and food service.
- 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
Thank you to GEM Mortgage for donating door prizes again today. Dan Wright’s number was selected and he chose the American Flag with Memorial Day coming up.
- Van Young (4/6) $60 Stockton Rotary Endowment;
- Blain Bibb (4/6) Big 50- Pebble Beach $250 Rotary Foundation;
- Peter Lynch (4/8) $100 Stockton Rotary Endowment;
- Dr. Ron Allison (4/8) $77 Rotary Foundation;
- Judy Chambers (14th) $250 Rotary Foundation;
- Susanne Huebel’s check last week ($300).
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
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