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Meeting/Event Notes:

Next Meeting: Wednesday, 10/21/2020 at 7:15 AM

Detective: Harry Sihota

Speaker: District Governor, Sherry Cotta

Our guest speaker will be District Governor, Sherry Cotta.

Sherry Cotta became a member of the Lodi Rotary Club in November 2011. She is the past Membership Chair, Past President and Past Secretary for the Lodi Rotary Club, and currently serves on the Board of Directors as the International Service Chair. She has also served as a counselor at RYLA for the past three years. She is also involved in multiple charity organizations in the Lodi area. Rotary has become her life-long passion, particularly membership development at home, and economic development abroad.

Sherry attended Bauder College for Women, majoring in Marketing and Accounting. She is married to Joe, who himself has been a Rotarian since 1992 and is a north valley farmer. They have five children and eight grandchildren. Sherry and Joe farm organic blueberries under the brand Rhythm and Blueberries, conventional wine grapes, own and manage several vacation rentals in the north Lake Tahoe area, and have a small coffee roasting company in Sacramento, Seasons Coffee.

This month we celebrate Polio Plus. Consider making your donation this year to Polio Plus to help continue the fight against Polio. Go to www.Rotary.org and login/sign up to/for your Rotary account so you can make a donation online..

Events and Updates:

Turlock Sunrise Rotary supports the Salvation Army Turlock for SAFE NIGHT.

We are asking Turlock Sunrise Rotarians to contribute small school supply items that would fit inside a Trick or Treat bag. These items will be given out at the Turlock Salvation Army Safe Night to children on Halloween.   
Items may be dropped off at Yvonne’s home BY OCTOBER 28th.    
If members would prefer, they may donate money by notifying Alice, and our Service committee can round up items for them.

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 guest speaker for October 21 will be District Governor, Sherry Cotta.

Sherry Cotta became a member of the Lodi Rotary Club in November 2011. She is the past Membership Chair, Past President and Past Secretary for the Lodi Rotary Club, and currently serves on the Board of Directors as the International Service Chair. She has also served as a counselor at RYLA for the past three years. She is also involved in multiple charity organizations in the Lodi area. Rotary has become her life-long passion, particularly membership development at home, and economic development abroad.

Sherry attended Bauder College for Women, majoring in Marketing and Accounting. She is married to Joe, who himself has been a Rotarian since 1992 and is a north valley farmer. They have five children and eight grandchildren. Sherry and Joe farm organic blueberries under the brand Rhythm and Blueberries, conventional wine grapes, own and manage several vacation rentals in the north Lake Tahoe area, and have a small coffee roasting company in Sacramento, Seasons Coffee.

Our Speaker for October 7 is Pat Portman, President of Friends of Turlock Library. The Friends of the Turlock Library raise supplemental funds, advocate public support, and sponsor special library programs. In 1992, when the County severely cut library funding, concerned citizens came together to found the Friends of the Turlock Library. The organization’s purpose is to support the Turlock Public Library by raising supplemental funds; advocating for adequate public support at the City, County and State level; and by sponsoring special library programs to benefit the Turlock community. FRIENDS OF THE TURLOCK PUBLIC LIBRARY is a non-profit section 501(c)(3) organization.