Speaker Date Topic
Robert Globus Feb 06, 2023
Anything He Has to Say is Worth Listening To
Anything He Has to Say is Worth Listening To

Rob Globus, Past Presitdent, Current Co-Secretary, Retired Electrician, Bicylist Enthusiast, Pear Grower, Record Holder for Largest Pumpkin in a County, Incredible Rotarian

Hosted by club member, Himself
This is a Hybrid Meeting. Both In-Person and Zoom.  Our guest speaker will be attending LIVE.

Zoom Link Information:

For Zoom Guests:  Please contact the Club IT committee to receive your invitation that includes the access code to our Monday Zoom meeting.

Topic:  

My Jamaica Adventure

About the Speaker:

Rob is a get er done guy with knowledge in multiple professions.  Since retiring from being an electrician, Rob has become a bicyclist enthusiast, pear grower and hold the largest pumpkin record in Calaveras County with a pumpkin weighin in over 1,000 lbs.  He leads by example, adds character to everything he does, and inspires many to do better.

Rob is an incredible Rotarian, is always active in doing Rotarian things.  We depend on Rob every year putting together the pumpkins for the Guess the Pumpkin Weigh contest.  Rob has served on many committees, is a Past President and currently serves as the club co-Secretary - where he gets er done!

Thank you Rob for enriching our club as you do.



 

Dr. Lomax, VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Feb 13, 2023
University of the Pacific Update on Our Club Rotary Global Grant Project
University of the Pacific Update on Our Club Rotary Global Grant Project

Dr Mary Lomax, University of the Pacific, Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Hosted by club member, Doris Spect
This is a Hybrid Meeting. Both In-Person and Zoom.  Our guest speaker will be attending LIVE.

Zoom Link Information:

For Zoom Guests:  Please contact the Club IT committee to receive your invitation that includes the access code to our Monday Zoom meeting.

Topic:  

Dr Lomax will be speaking about our Rotary Club of Walnut Grove Global Grant #GG2236685 with the Rotary Club of Hong Kong Harbour.

About the Speaker:

Mary Lomax-Ghirarduzzi
Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Professor of Communications
Stockton, CA

Mary J. Lomax-Ghirarduzzi joined Pacific in 2021 as the university’s inaugural vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and chief diversity officer. She is also a professor in the Communication Department. A leader on race, leadership and faith-informed social justice, she is guiding the university through a transformative framework designed to integrate DEI into all aspects of campus life and operations. 
 

She is an affiliate faculty member at the Race and Equity Center at University of Southern California and president of the Northern California chapter of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education.

Prior to Pacific, Lomax-Ghirarduzzi served as dean of students and vice provost of diversity and community engagement at University of San Francisco, where she led diversity initiatives that resulted in one of the most ethnically diverse student bodies and faculty in the nation. 

Lomax-Ghirarduzzi’s awards include Human Rights Defender for Gender Equality in San Francisco and being named one of the Bay Area’s Most Influential Women by the San Francisco Business Times.



 

Rotary is Dark for President's Day Feb 20, 2023
Rotary is Dark, No Meeting
Rotary is Dark, No Meeting

For Information on the Guest Speakers, visit our Speaker Information Page on WalnutGroveRotary.org

To become a Guest Speaker in 2023, Click Here! and Submit the Speaker Form

 

Rotary is Dark Today for President's Day!



 

Kevin Murphy, Caltrans District 3 Feb 27, 2023 12:30 PM
Clean California Initiative
Clean California Initiative

Kevin Murphy, Caltrans, Public Information Officer

Hosted by club member, Barb McGowan
This is a Hybrid Meeting. Both In-Person and Zoom.  Our guest speaker will be attending LIVE.

Zoom Link Information:

For Zoom Guests:  Please contact the Club IT committee to receive your invitation that includes the access code to our Monday Zoom meeting.

Topic:  

Kevin will be providing an overview of the Clean California initiative statewide.  The statewide Day of Action is being organized for March 25th.

About the Speaker:

Kevin Murphy (he/him)

Public Information Officer

Clean California - Caltrans District 3

(530) 812-7282

Kevin.Murphy@dot.ca.gov

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Caltrans Announces Local Projects Receiving Part of the Nearly $300 Million in Clean California Grants
All projects will benefit underserved communities

Sacramento County – Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s announcement this week of $296 million in Clean California grants to underserved communities throughout the state, Caltrans will locally fund six projects in the Sacramento region and one project in each of the rural counties of Colusa, Glenn and Yuba to remove trash, create jobs and engage communities to transform public spaces. The grants are part of Governor Newsom’s Clean California initiative, a sweeping $1.1 billion, multiyear clean-up effort led by Caltrans to remove trash, create thousands of jobs and engage communities to transform public spaces.

“We are excited to partner with our local communities and elated the projects selected will benefit both rural and urban communities,” said Caltrans District 3 Director Amarjeet S. Benipal. “Our cities, towns and tribal communities are benefiting from Governor Newsom’s Clean California Initiative, and 100% of the projects will have a positive impact on these communities.”

The projects include a wide range of community enhancements for cities, counties, transit agencies and tribal governments to beautify public spaces, such as litter removal, landscaping and art installations, walking and bike paths, and other complete streets features that enhance safety and access to transportation. The grants will generate 3,600 jobs statewide, and recipients must complete their projects by June 30, 2024. The Governor’s California Blueprint proposes an additional $100 million to fund another round of Clean California local projects.