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Next meeting Information:
“The Rotary Club of Stockton Begins the 2nd Century of Service to the Stockton Community”
Rotary Direct: We have 21 participants that have our donations electronically our donation taken out automatically and it is easy and adds up fast. Please consider donating this way. See Leonard Hansen, Secretary Matt or myself for more details.
Leonard Hansen, our Foundation Chair announced that we received some funds for Rotary International and are well on our way with over $18k towards our goal of $30k.
The Emergency Food Bank with needed donations each month and this month they are collecting boxed mashed potatoes for the holiday season. To learn what they need this month, please see their webpage at Calendar (stocktonfoodbank.org). We truly thank you kindhearted and generous Rotarians.We are donating turkeys for September & October so you can make arrangements for turkeys or take the easy route and give a donation and Leonard has the signup sheet for that or we are also seeking boxed mashed potatoes and stuffing.
District Governor 5220 for Rotary Year 2025-2026 has been announced and we are so happy to congratulate our own member, Jay Hislop!!!!
SGCC General Manager and Member Rick Schultz assured us that we shouldn’t worry about the recent news about the Country Club. They have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Sharon Tweedy, Rotary Read-In Committee has an announcement
Liz Hull, Membership Chair – announcement about a Smiley face sticker added to your badge to show you brought in a new member.
TJ Hull ~ Mystery Bus trip is full but we will take backup signup. And it is still not only a mystery destination but still a mystery price too!! October 22nd
Update on the El Salvador project – Marcella’s project and due to supply chain issues, the wheelchairs are delayed so the trip is being delayed until March 2023.
Foundation Dinner is November 5th at Doubletree in Modesto $75 per person. We have a full table of 8 attending and need 2 more for a table.
All City Thanksgiving is in the works for November 22nd to be held here at the Stockton Golf & Country Club and the cost is $40.00
Christmas/Holiday Evening event- On December 7th at 5:30 pm also at Stockton Golf & Country Club in lieu of our regular lunch we will have an evening event much like last year with heavy appetizers and a non-hosted bar. More details to come but special entertainment is: Atomik Tommy McClendon performing and interviewed about being a rock star.
December 14th is the children’s luncheon for being planned also here at the club and more details to come
Rotary International News: The 2022 Rotary All-Member Survey is your chance to tell RI about your experience as a member. What you like and dislike. Survey is sent to all members by email from International President Jennifer Jones
Other announcements: Cathy Wooton will be moving to Pocatello, Idaho and will be working for Idaho State University, wishing Cathy best wishes for all of her new endeavors!
Presidential Project for Literacy: President Colleen sent an email to all members seeking advisors/volunteers for my President project that she is just beginning. It is involving tutoring from high school students for elementary students, and we are partnering with the Library & Literacy Foundation and San Joaquin A+ and she needs help because this is not my area of expertise-so educators and interested others, please help me and we are on the ground level currently but have funds available immediately for use. Thanks so a few of you that are volunteering for this, and she could use more for my committee. Thanks to those who have already reached out to help.
Stockton Rotary Endowment and The Rotary Club of Stockton
“Uplift All Foundation” Chinu Medhi & Sharon Benniger, Co-Founders of Uplift All Foundation
Introduced by: President-Elect Walt Wager
It all started with holding the hands of a homeless gentleman; his hands were so cold. That’s when Chinu asked, what she and Sharon could do to help. All the man wanted was some gloves to warm his hands! Chinu and Sharon, with their friends, took 300 packages of beanies, gloves, scarves, and socks for the homeless that very first year. Thus started their yearly Bundles of Joy giveaway at St. Mary’s Dining Room.
Meela, Sharon, and Chinu (the founders) started classes to engage the homeless mentally and physically to give the homeless a purpose, a meaning in life. They soon realized that the homeless did not have a place to wash their clothes.
Thus started Loads of Hope.
The homeless gentleman who started it all
Loads of Hope is a free mobile laundrovan that provides the homeless community with the ability to wash their clothes. Benefits include:
Mitigation of Waste: For every load of laundry not washed, 10-15 pounds of soiled, infection-carrying clothes are discarded on our streets.
Clothing: Loads of Hope offers clothing to the homeless community.
Positive Mood: Dr. Lawrence Rosenblum, Professor of Psychology at University of California, conducted a study that demonstrated wearing clean clothes resulted in more positive brain activity, brain power, relaxation, and a happier mood.
Food: Loads of Hope offers food and water to the homeless while they are waiting for their clothes to be cleaned.
SUSD by Traci Miller, SUSD Interim Superintendent
Traci Miller has been with the district for more than 25 years, first starting as a middle school counselor at Hamilton High School.
She was the founding principal at Health Careers Academy charter school and has served as the district’s director of student support services since 2017. Miller’s even met the pope, who she gave one of Health Career Academy’s signature PASSION wristbands, a 2014 experience she said lit a fire under her to serve Stockton the best she can.
- October 26th – Against All Odds with a Passion by Max Simoncic
- November 2nd – Imagine Your Story, Imagine Your Impact by Ken Steele
- November 9th – Our Bolder Future at United Way of SJC by Kristen Spracher-Birtwhistle
Birthday and Anniversary Recognitions
- Dennis Cochran had a birthday on Monday the 10th and turned 80 and donated $100 to SRE. Thanks Dennis
October 2022 Birthdays…
|1||1st||Hal Monroe – Oct 1st
Kuy Ky – Oct 1st
Diane Stauffer – Oct 1st
Bob Blower – Oct 1st
|2||2nd – 8th||Liz Hull – Oct 6th|
|3||9th – 15th||Dennis Cochran – Oct 10th|
|4||16th – 22nd||Reid Johnson – Oct 18th
Farah Khwaja – Oct 19th*
Beto Beas – Oct 19th*
Tom Patti – Oct 21st
|5||23rd – 29th||Pete Rosado – Oct 24th|
|6||30th – 31st|
|*= Meeting Day – Wish Them a Happy Birthday!|
|Rotary Club of Stockton Member Files|
|(Logon to DACdb required to access)|
|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 Colleen, 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 Colleen Stewart!
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
District Governor Elect
Muhammad Waqar Ali Rizvi
Wednesdays at 12 Noon
Stockton Golf & Country Club
3800 W. Country Club Blvd.
Stockton, CA 9520