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“The Rotary Club of Stockton Begins the 2nd Century of Service to the Stockton Community”
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Retention/Attendance Committee headed by Ken Steele- calls beginning this week!
Past President Gary Frush – Kickout Meeting was announced.
Past President Bill Brown informed the Club of a fellowship opportunity at the Ports game on Friday, June 10th. Tickets are for the ‘back-porch’ seats and includes a meal ($37 each). More extravagant meals are available at 4 and 8 dollars more. This is a great chance to meet with your Club members in a fun setting. We are committed to purchase at least 25-seats, so please sign up right away.
President Kevin provided a Board Meeting report –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. A survey from Matt is now on-line to help your Board make a final decision on these issues.
Budget Committee meeting at 1:30 today in the bar area of this ballroom.
Wine & Food Pairing Event – President Elect Colleen was thanked for her and her committee. A full report will follow. President Kevin presented Corie Stewart with a Rotarian of the Month pin, recognizing her help in having this fundraiser succeed.
Heroes Award Event – Past President Melanie Vieux informed the Club of the special June 1 meeting. This meeting will begin early and will celebrate five (5) local heroes from the police, sheriff, and FD. She noted that one more table sponsor was needed; Ralph Gresham immediately offered to provide the $500 sponsorship. Pres Kevin expressed his gratitude and rang the bell twice for Ralph’s generosity, and pride in this Club’s members willing to step-up when needed.
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.
Steve Jacobs (Salida Club) and our own Ken Steele presented on the Polio Plus Society & Projects Connecting RCofS to Rotary Foundation
Introduction of Speaker: President Kevin
Steve explained how he and Club member Doctor Joe Serra would normally do this program, but with Joe out of town, he would do his best to keep the Club entertained.
One of the photos that Doctor Jacobs presented included a current Rotarian from the Atwater Club. The arena full of ‘iron lungs’ was taken in the 1950s (Dorothy Pasinni).
He went through the history of polio victims going back to at least 1540 BC (Egyptian Carvings).So far in 2022 there has been three cases (one in Afghanistan and two in Pakistan (same family). There were five (5) cases in 2021. ‘We are this close,’ holding his index finger and thumb about a half-inch apart.
Rotary is concerned about future immunization efforts due to eight (8) volunteers being killed in Pakistan in April. There appears to be Taliban cooperation in Afghanistan (only nice thing he could say about them).
Vaccine induced polio is thought to occur at a rate of one in six million cases. The sugar cubes were 100% effective in the US.
Doctor Jacobs asked that every Rotarian consider being part of the ‘Polio Plus Society Program’ For as little as $100 per year a Society member will be presented with w certificate, pin, and wristband. Secretary Matt noted that our Club has contributed $4,000 this year to the Polio Plus effort.
Ken Steele went through a few slides that detailed how the Club’s contribution to the Rotary Foundation result in international projects that the Club can talk about with pride. Examples include a program to address gender based and sexual violence in Uganda; a drinking water/sanitation program in Pakistan; medical center improvements to benefit developing countries services; and many other projects and programs that this Club participates in with other District 5220 Clubs.
The speaker next week will be from Hope-Haven West which proposes to provide wheelchairs to the needy in San Salvador. This Club need to take pride in good that your contributions are making worldwide.
Lonni Davis of the Hope Haven International
Hope Haven Mission
- Hope Haven West is a non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to providing mobility to the disabled poor in developing countries around the world.
- Our distributions are focused primarily in South and Central America and Mexico.
- We accept donations of equipment, time or money.
Hope Haven Model
- Hope Haven West is a 100% model. We don’t pay salaries. We don’t pay any kind of administrative expenses.
- There’s no advertising or promotional expenses.
- All administrative and fund raising costs are paid by private benefactors.
- 100% of everything we collect goes to help kids and adults in the developing world discover mobility.
Hope Haven Team
- Our volunteers collect used and discarded wheelchairs, refurbish them, and prepare them for distribution. In addition, we also distribute newly manufactured pediatric wheel chairs.
- Volunteer teams (who pay all their own expenses) travel to the host country to provide seating clinics. The clinics include appropriate seating options, and are supervised and directed by professional seating specialists.
- June 1, 2022 – Heroes Luncheon, Stockton PD, SJ Sheriff, CHP + Stockton FD Heroes Awards
- June 8th, 2022 – Dot Lofstrom, Environmental Investigations: A Geologist’s Perspective
- June 15th, 2022 – Phillip Merlo, ED San Joaquin County Historical Museum – Museum Site – New Master Plan!
- June 22nd, 2022 – Emily Grimmius, Miss San Joaquin County/ Legislative Advocacy Intern
- Pam Wanger (9th) $75 SRE;
- Omar Khamisa (11th) $100 split;
- Bill Johnson (14th) $100 split;
- Madison Sena (4/30) volunteered $110 split for her birthday and the 110th of Author Murray Studios.
May 2022 Birthdays…
|1||1st -7th||Julie Van Vuren – 3rd May
Corie Stewart – 5th May
Henry Wong – 7th May
|2||8th – 14th||Pam Wenger – 9th May
Omar Khamisa – 11th May*
Bill Johnson – 14th May
|3||15th – 21st||Sharon Tweedy – 20th May|
|4||22nd – 28th||Heather Schlenger – 22nd May
Rigoberto Cervantes – 23rd May
Adam Cheshire – 24th May
Harry Shergill – 25th May*
Ralph Saroyan – 27th May*
|5||29th – 31st||Chad Sublet – 30th May|
|*= Meeting Day – Wish Them a Happy Birthday!|
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|Conflict of Interest Policy||2019 Updated Club Constitution|
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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
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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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