Merced - Rotary Club
Club# 590
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Davis, Linda Lee
Office: 209-384-3279
Heller, Ryan Richard
Office: 209-726-5465
Past President,Treasurer
Spinardi, Edward C. II
Office: 209-722-7429
Attendance Secretary,Past President,Secretary,Secretary-Elect,Sergeant-at-Arms
Whitney, Larry Lee
Office: (209)-383-5056
Club Director,Rotary Foundation Chair
Reed, Brett K.
Office: 209-726-4646
Past President,Club Director,Membership Chair
George, William W.
Office: 209-384-3943
Club Director
DeJager, Anthony Edward
Office: 209-385-0750
Club Director
Dossetti, Tony
Club Director
Gantney, Danica Lynne
Office: 209-986-3712
Club Director,Webmaster
Spangler, David P
Office: 800-931-2043
Past President,Club Executive Secretary,Webmaster
Kellogg, Clark
Office: 209-722-1501
Bulletin Editor,iPast President
Thengvall, Vinton
Office: 209-384-1000
Assistant Governor
(Area 8 -)

Section 1 - Club Information:
Meeting Time:Wednesday at 12:00 PM
Meeting Place:Branding Iron Restaurant- Crystal Room Buffet luncheon
Meeting City:Merced
Meeting Address:640 W 16TH ST
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Link to Map Directions:
Club Description:

The torch of Rotary community service in Merced was first lit on Wednesday, December 7, 1921. The morning paper that day headlined that there were bread riots in Berlin due to the World War aftermath; British officials regarding Irish Peace as an Accomplished Fact, and nationally, on December 6th, President Harding gave his first Annual Message to Congress of which taxes were the most important topic.


Locally, the Merced City School Board, after much controversy, have decided where to place a new school, eventually to be known as John Muir. Bootlegging was in high fashion and within a week, a general round up showed that eight would be arrested in Merced.


As for the actual formation of the Merced Downtown Rotary Club, the scene is set for it’s beginning at 6:30 p.m., December 7, 1921. That evening sixteen (eventually charter members) prominent citizens of Merced (population 4,500) drove their Essexes, Hupmobiles, Hudsons, Packards and Model T’s to the corner of 17th and M Streets parked diagonally in front of the El Capitan Hotel, and went inside and the formation of the club was started. Walter Killam, a Rotarian from Modesto was a leading catalyst between the sponsoring Modesto Club and the new Merced Club. The original sixteen Merced Charter Members warmly welcomed him and forty-seven other members of the Modesto club, who had journeyed down for the special occasion. The next morning the Merced Morning Star reported: "The Modesto Club came in force bringing their orchestra and quantity of good talent which furnished amusement every minute of the meeting.” This meeting led to the Merced Rotary being officially chartered, March 1, 1922.

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Club Phone Number:209-383-5056
Club's Mailing Address:P.O. Box 751,  Merced,  CA  95341-0751
Charter Date:07-Dec-21
Club CalendarDistrict CalendarClub BulletinNewsletters

Section 2: Club  Committee:
CommitteeCommittee TypeAction
Rotary Foundation Committee (2017-18)CLUB CommitteeView

Section 3: Club Members and Positions:
Member NameClassification / PositionBusiness Name
Allen, Kyle Lending 
Andrade, Kathy Retired Mall Management 
Arnold, Robert W. Real Estate SalesArnold Realty / ArnoldAssociates 
Bizzini, Ernest William (Bill) Veterinarian 
Callahan-Johnson, Brenda J. Non-Profit ManagementMerced County Community Action Agency 
Crookham, Kathleen (Queenie) County Government 
Davis, Linda Lee CPA - retiredDavis & Tatum, Inc., CPA's (merged into Kemper CPA Group) 
DeJager, Anthony Edward Attorney - Corp. LawBerliner Cohen LLP 
Dossetti, Tony Law Enforcement (Ret.)Merced City Counsel 
Dunham, David S. Hospital Management 
Flanagan, Hugh M. (Hughe) Judiciary 
Foster, Emily Law Enforcement 
Gaestel, Robert J. (Bob) Auto Retailing - RetiredMerced Honda 
Gantney, Danica Lynne Equipment RentalsCentral Valley Rentals @ Bobcat of Merced 
George, William W. (Skip) Building ConstructionCommercial Construction Company 
Gomes, Steve Superintendent of SchoolsMerced County Office of Education 
Gonella, Loren Real EstateGonella Realty 
Gwin, Melbourne (Mickey) Law - Legal Adv Schools 
Heller, Ryan Richard Legislative AideAssembly Member Adam Gray 
Kazakos, Daniel R Non-profit Admin. 
Kellogg, Clark Commercial SalesKellogg Supply 
Lawrence, Cyril L. Tax Law 
Lopez, Miguel Angel Government/Community Relations 
Lucero, Cori Gov't & Community Relations UC Merced 
Marshall, James G. (Jim) City Govt - Manager (Retired) 
McCullough, Gail F. Real Estate 
McFadden, Christine B. VeterinarianValley Animal Hospital 
Mena, Juan Member 
Mendenhall, Jan A. Executive Director of Development and RelationsUniversity of California, Merced 
Miller, Ryan ClergyMerced Salvation Army 
Morse, R. Neil (Neil) Family LawMorse, Morse & Morse 
Parle, Kara Dining ServiceBranding Iron 
Patterson/Turner, Elizabeth Anna (Liz) Education 
Porto, Jeff Michael Jr.University Development Relations 
Price, John E. Commercial ConstructionArtisan Construction & Design 
Reed, Brett K. ChiropractorOlivewood Meadows Chiropractic 
Riggs, Curtis A. Transportation, BussesMerced Transportation Company & VIA Adventures, Inc. 
Schick, Beverly Ann (Bev) Nursing EducationMerced College 
Smith, Scott A. PeriodonticsScott A. Smith, D.D.S. 
Spangler, David P Club Director,WebmasterMid Valley IT 
Spinardi, Edward C. II (Ed) AccountingSpinardi & Jones 
Spriggs, William A. (Bill) Stationery & Gifts - RetiredThomas Wilkins Co. 
Swartwood, Kevin Secondary Education - Principal GVHS 
Thengvall, Vinton CFO LabelingLabel Technology 
Tietjen, Steve M. Education - AdministrationMerced County Office of Education 
Ward, Barbara (Barb) Blood Bank AdministratorBloodSource 
Weber, Tony Member 
Whitehill, Carole H. Accounting ConsultantWhitehill Accounting 
Whitley, Max C. Property Management - MallMerced Mall Property Management 
Whitney, Larry Lee Glass MerchantSan Joaquin Glass of Merced, Inc. 
Wilkins, Thomas J. (Tom) Appraisal ServicesThomas Wilkins Company 
Young, Janet Elizabeth Educ - University AdministrationUniversity of California Merced