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Next meeting Information:
“The Rotary Club of Stockton Begins the 2nd Century of Service to the Stockton Community”
District Conference Save the Date – June 24th and its only one day conference to be held at Ironstone Winery in Murphys
Foundation report: Leonard Hansen announced our goal of $30k has been exceed and we are $34k currently with a new goal of $40k with 3 months to go still.
International: Marcela Gracewski announced that 5 people are heading El Salvador. The first time a Rotary club has done a project or visited there. They are going to be there next week and all leave this weekend and they hope to be able to facetime us during our meeting next week.
President Elect Walt Wager has returned from PETS would be hosting his 1st meeting as President Elect for this meeting next week. He told us that he has already been planning the Annual big fundraiser. Save the date for the RotaryFall Follies Fundraiser for September 30, 2023. And to celebrate his upcoming Presidency, he donated $500 to SRE and $500 to RI.
DACDB- Everyone should check their information in DacDB as things change and emails, phone numbers, addresses, etc. Please check that the information on yourself is accurate and update it.
SRE check presentations: SRE President Paul Kozlow has 3 checks to present today. Alisa Hawkins from Service First $2000, Alicia Hernandez, Second Harvest Food Bank $1295 and Linda Minor from East of Eden K-9 rescue $3000
Club Service Chair TJ Save the Date April, 20th for the 60/70’s theme Social Fund Raiser at “The Well”
Hero’s Lunch – May 3rd and we are seeking sponsors $500 for this event and it will be a dinner event and we will have no lunch meeting that day.The sheriff’s is sponsored by GEM Mortgage and the Stockton FD are sponsored by Emergency Food Bank, and Ralph Gresham is sponsoring Stockton PD and Geneva Bamidele is sponsoring the CHP’s and Stockton PD
Golf Tournament – Past President Chad who said that it is filling up fast and if you want to sponsor a hole, please contact him.Flyers on table and pricing depends on Stockton Golf CC membership or not but still affordable and fun. Please sign up for this anticipated camaraderie of this event.
Emergency Food Bank: Canned tuna is being collected for March
Flavor Fest Liz Hull announced that this 2nd annual event is like the old Asparagus Festival event in that it is staffed by volunteers from non-profit organizations and service organizations and funds made are distributed by the hours served by these volunteers. It is a 3-day event downtown that was a well-attended event last year and all the Rotary clubs of Stockton are participating.
Reminder of upcoming changes and upcoming vote to ratify changes. Last week we announced that beginning July 1st we have increased our dues back to $375 per year. We are going to be implementing the credit card fees for use of them that is imposed on us from the merchants. We plan to allow no one to charge their account if they owe over 60 days on any past invoices. Lastly, everyone is charged for lunch every meeting with the exception of the speaker and any brand new guests of Rotarians that are interested in joining our club.
Live from El Salvador: International Service Project El Salvador – Marcela and crew are fitting children for wheelchairs with our project and she and they want to share what they are doing so they Zoomed into our meeting live with updates from their successful trip. Remember this is our funded International project and a first in this Country ever.
Speaker: President Colleen about Lakota Virtue of Humility
Introduced by : president elect Walt Wager
President Colleen about Lakota Virtue of Humility and the story of “No Moccasins”. She read from Joseph Marshalls book about Lakota morals and character and of stories passed down from generation to generation by word of mouth. There was no written Lakota language and President Colleen was wearing Lakota Regalia including a beaded leather outerwear, a quill and feather headpiece made by Alice Blue legs that is old and also yellow/red leggings and moccasins. The story of “No Moccasins” is emotional and heartfelt about a woman who lived before 1700 and was brave but humble as was her husband, Three Horns and their amazing story of love, courage and humility.
Pat Doyle, MLB 2023 rule changes
I am committed to being a proactive, diplomatic, passionate and hard working
ambassador for baseball. I feel that sharing my expertise in coaching and
developing players and coaches translates into an environment of learning that is
very effective. Baseball has become a common denominator between cultures that
fosters communication and understanding. It allows people to look towards their
similarities not their differences. I have truly been blessed to have experienced a
large variety of cultures and found people to be the best natural resource every
country has to offer. The game of baseball has been overly generous to me and my
family. I plan to keep giving back to all of those that I can so they hopefully can
experience all of the positives that I have gained from baseball.
Birthday and Anniversary Recognitions
March 2023 Birthdays…
|1||1st – 4th||Bill Brown – March 1st*
Edith Villapudua – March 1st*
Kristen Dyke – March 2nd
Colleen Stewart – March 3rd
Chris Papas – March 4th
|2||5th – 11th|
|3||12th – 18th||Paul Jacobson – March 16th
Ivy Dorita – March 18th
|4||19th – 25th||Maria Velasco – March 23rd|
|5||26th – 31st||David Robb – March 28th
Cathy Wooton – March 30th
Melanie Vieux – March 30th
|*= 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- Club Secretary, 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