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Next Meeting: Wednesday, 9/23/2020 at 7:15AM

Detective: Mike Stanfield

Speaker: Gil Esquer

Councilmember Esquer will fill us in on a proposal to deal with homelessness in Turlock. He was elected in the November 2016 General Election to District 2. He is a lifelong resident of Turlock and a graduate of Turlock High School and obtained an A.A. degree from Modesto Jr. College. 

Mr. Esquer, being a lifelong resident of District 2, has an understanding and passion of issues facing the District, formerly referred to as the West side. He vows to be an advocate and an active voice in enhancing City services to the residents of District 2. Gil pledges to work simultaneous with residents and the community as a whole to achieve results in his position as the first elected Councilmember for District 2. 

As an active community member, Gil volunteers his free time with many community organizations varying from the Turlock Jaycees (CA Jaycees, U.S. Jaycees, and United States JCI Senate), Knights of Columbus, Sacred Heart Church, Salvation Army and We Care of Turlock. On a national level, Gil participates in fundraisers for non-profit organizations including Muscular Dystrophy, March of Dimes and the Ronald McDonald House. 

Councilmember Esquer is the eldest of six children, all still located in the Turlock Area. He and his wife Rosa have been married for 41 years and have one daughter.

Turlock Sunrise Rotary receives the Bronze Hero Award from ShelterBox!

Service Project — Packing and delivering food for the United Samaritans Foundation

Members of the Turlock Sunrise Rotary Club (L to R) Ryan Amaral, Alice Pollard, Yvonne Olsson-Souza, Masi Mott, & Jason Scott (President) – volunteered their Friday morning to help the United Samaritan Foundation box and distribute groceries to local area seniors who are presently unable to get out because of Covid 19.

Service Project — Providing school supplies and backpacks for the IRC

This week our Service Committee finished their collection of school bags and school supplies for IRC, which will go to children of all ages who are in need. With a short deadline the committee was able to collect a total of 35 backpacks and purchase $260 worth of school supplies to fill the bags. The Committee also spent rougly 15 hours shopping, collecting and sorting the items to help kids in need. Here’s to hoping for a successful year for these kids!

Our speaker for September 23 is City of Turlock Councilmember Gil Esquer. Councilmember Esquer will fill us in on a proposal to deal with homelessness in Turlock. He was elected in the November 2016 General Election to District 2. He is a lifelong resident of Turlock and a graduate of Turlock High School and obtained an A.A. degree from Modesto Jr. College. 

Mr. Esquer, being a lifelong resident of District 2, has an understanding and passion of issues facing the District, formerly referred to as the West side. He vows to be an advocate and an active voice in enhancing City services to the residents of District 2. Gil pledges to work simultaneous with residents and the community as a whole to achieve results in his position as the first elected Councilmember for District 2. 

As an active community member, Gil volunteers his free time with many community organizations varying from the Turlock Jaycees (CA Jaycees, U.S. Jaycees, and United States JCI Senate), Knights of Columbus, Sacred Heart Church, Salvation Army and We Care of Turlock. On a national level, Gil participates in fundraisers for non-profit organizations including Muscular Dystrophy, March of Dimes and the Ronald McDonald House. 

Councilmember Esquer is the eldest of six children, all still located in the Turlock Area. He and his wife Rosa have been married for 41 years and have one daughter.

Our speaker for September 9 is Chief Ninus (Nino) C. Amirfar. Chief Amirfar is a 31-year veteran of law enforcement. His career began in 1989 with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department. The following year he was hired on at the Turlock Police Department. Over his career he has been a field training officer, a member of the bike patrol and the drug suppression unit. He also was the first school resource officer in Turlock and was instrumental in bringing the Every 15 Minutes program to Turlock and Stanislaus County.

He was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2007, and soon after was promoted to a lieutenant. In 2015 he was promoted to the rank of captain and oversaw the Special Operations Division, which includes general investigations, the Narcotics Enforcement Team, Animal Services, and the Community Outreach Response and Engagement unit. He served the role of interim police chief starting in August 2016 when Robert Jackson left the post and then was appointed the permanent chief in January 2017.