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“The Rotary Club of Stockton Begins the 2nd Century of Service to the Stockton Community”
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An Opportunity – Advertise in the Wheel. You will have the opportunity to again advertise your business, hobby, profession or nonprofit in The Wheel this coming Rotary year which starts July 1. These ads will take the format of a business card and will be approximately 2 ½”
by 1". Cost will be $300 for a rotary year – a very reasonable cost to get your name in front of an elite group every week and make a contribution to our club at the same time. Please contact Graham Tweedy at 209-598-5881 or at email@example.com
Our local emergency food bank can always use your food donations. To learn what they need this month, please see there webpage at Calendar (stocktonfoodbank.org). Thank you for your service above self!
Retention/Attendance Committee headed by Ken Steele- calls beginning this week!
Past President Gary Frush – Kickout Meeting was announced.
Memorial Day Event: Past President Bob Blower. Past President Michael thank all those who help with both the cleanup and the day of the event. He is proud of what his Dad has accomplished and expects to take over his reigns someday with this important project.
Past President Bill Brown – Day with the Ports – this Friday, June 10th 7:05 pm. Fifteen of us have signed up and we need another 10 to meet our 25 ticket minimum.
Dot Lofstrom, Environmental Investigations: A Geologist’s Perspective
Introduction of Speaker: Past President Melanie Vieux
Ms. Lofstrom provided a significant number of slides depicting the background for the environmental law known as CERCLA, or the Superfund Law. The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) was signed into law in 1980. The reason for the nickname of ‘superfund’ was that the 1.5-billion-dollar package was a significantly big number for that period of time. President Nixon signed the law establishing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1970.
Dot provided a few examples of the environmental contaminations/disasters that led to enforcement of CERCLA and the establishment of Earth Day. The later started at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) with 50,000 interested folks showing up for the first ‘environmental learn-in’ conference.
The contamination by Hooker Chemical Company in Love Canal New York is one of the most famous superfund sites. This canal connects the Niagara River at each of its ends. The community and school adjacent to it were eventually evacuated and it took until 2004 for the site to be cleaned-up. Blackhawk Village has been developed on this site.
Times Beach near Vernon, Missouri became a ghost-town after the 90-horses and many animals will killed there, where the EPA determined that the dust control oil used on its dirt roads were contaminated with Dioxin. This superfund site has been completely restored and was turned into a Route 66 park and having no historical story present on the events at Times Beach. The polluter was never brought to justice.
Ms. Lofstrom answered a number of questions from Club members and received a sounding round of applause for her presentation.
Phillip Merlo, ED San Joaquin County Historical Museum – Museum Site – New Master Plan!
Phillip was born and raised in Stockton, California, where he currently is the Executive Director at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum. His passions include local history, youth empowerment, cultural bridge building, environmental science and policy, and East Asian languages and history.
After graduating from Franklin High with his IB diploma, Phillip attended UC Berkeley, studying abroad at Peking and Minzu Universities in Beijing, China. He graduated from Berkeley with degrees in Geography and History, and wrote his honors thesis on the creation of civic identity in a culturally diverse area of Southern China. At Berkeley he worked as a Resident and Community Leadership Assistant at Bowles Hall, and was nationally recognized for his programming and community development work by the National Residence Hall Honorary Society. He has taught seventh and tenth grade history at Franklin High School. He moonlights as a local historian and Science Olympiad Coach.
His experiences growing up in South and Midtown Stockton, as a student at Berkeley, and in China motivate him to use history to empower and provide opportunities for young people. While working in Stockton he hopes to continue his research on the municipal government’s history of disinvestment in low income communities, and to partner with other educators to build new forums for youth civics and local history education.
- June 22nd, 2022 – Emily Grimmius, Miss San Joaquin County/ Legislative Advocacy Intern
- Sharon Tweedy (20th) $75 RI;
- Pam Wenger volunteered to donate $59 to SRE acknowledging her and Eldo’s recent wedding anniversary
June 2022 Birthdays…
|2||5th – 11th||Doug Wilhoit – 5th June
Dwayne Garcia – 6th June
Kris Blower – 10th June
|3||12th – 18th||James Nance – 15th June*
Joseph Ambriz – 15th June*
Robert Gross – 17th June
Kevin Kauffman – 17th June
Amy Scriven – 18th June
|4||19th – 25th||Dale Drury – 21st June
Ralph Gresham – 25th June
|5||26th – 30th||Geneva Bamidele – 28th June
Ort Lofthus – 29th June*
|*= Meeting Day – Wish Them a Happy Birthday!|
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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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