Merced - Rotary Club
Club# 590
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Heller, Ryan Richard
Office: 209-726-5465
Spangler, David P
Office: 800-931-2043
Coston, Susan
Office: 209-381-6710
Spinardi, Edward C. II
Office: 209-722-7429
Davis, Robert A.
Past President,Club Director,Rotary Foundation Chair
Davis, Linda Lee
Office: 209-384-3279
Bulletin Editor,Club Director,Webmaster
Arancibia, Stacie
Office: 209 381-5910
Club Director
Ekizian DC, Erik G.
Office: 209-384-2100
Club Director
Floro, Kent
Office: 209-722-4191
Club Director
Gantney, Danica Lynne
Office: 209-986-3712
Club Director
George, William W.
Office: 209-384-3943
Club Director
Gibbs, William
Office: 209-726-3663
Club Director
Reed, Brett K. D.C.
Office: 209-726-4646
Past President,Club Executive Secretary,Webmaster
Kellogg, Clark
Office: 209-722-1501
iPast President
Marchini, Rick
Office: 209-383-9334

Section 1 - Club Information:
Meeting Time:Wednesday at 12:00 PM
Meeting Place:Merced Elks Lodge
Meeting City:Merced
Meeting Address:1910 M Street
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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:209-726-5465
Club's Mailing Address:P.O. Box 751,  Merced,  CA  95341-0751
Charter Date:01-Mar-22
Club CalendarDistrict CalendarClub BulletinNewsletters

Section 2: Club  Committees:
CommitteeCommittee TypeAction
 (2018-19)CLUB CommitteeView
New Members (2018-19)CLUB CommitteeView

Section 3: Club Members and Positions:
Member NameClassification / PositionBusiness Name
Allen, Kyle Lending 
Arancibia, Stacie Events and Community EngagementMerced County Office of Education 
Arnold, Robert W. Real Estate SalesArnold Realty / ArnoldAssociates 
Bankson, John Member 
Bizzini, Ernest William (Bill) Veterinarian 
Bragonier, Don Member 
Cabral, James Richard Investment Advisor - Fiduciary 
Callahan-Johnson, Brenda J. Non-Profit ManagementMerced County Community Action Agency 
Camper, Mary K. Real Estate ProfessionalLondon Properties 
Cisneros, Jorge Certified Public AccountantKemper CPA Group 
Coston, Susan (Susan ) EducationMerced County Office of Education 
Crookham, Kathleen (Queenie) County Government 
Dahlhoff, Chris R. Member 
Davis, Linda Lee CPA - retiredDavis & Tatum, Inc., CPA's (merged into Kemper CPA Group) 
Davis, Robert A. (Bob) CPA 
Dossetti, Mark (Tony) Member 
Dunham, David S. Hospital Management 
Ekizian DC, Erik G. Club Director 
Flanagan, Hugh M. (Hughe) Judiciary 
Floro, Kent Club Director 
French, Andrea MemberDr Andrea French 
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 
Gibbs, William Club Director 
Gomes, Steve Superintendent of SchoolsMerced County Office of Education 
Gonella, Loren Real EstateGonella Realty 
Gwin, Melbourne (Mickey) Law - Legal Adv Schools 
Heller, Ryan Richard Merced County DirectorAssembly Member Adam Gray 
Hendricks, Bruce J. Attorney 
Hilliard, Devon Member 
Hoffman, Matt Member 
Hoffman, Stanley (Stan) Member 
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 
Marchini, Rick iPast President 
Marshall, James G. (Jim) City Govt - Manager (Retired) 
McCullough, Gail F. Real Estate 
McDougal, Jacob Nolan (Jake) Member 
McLaughlin, Robert Member 
Mena, Juan Member 
Miller, Ryan ClergyMerced Salvation Army 
Moreland, Richard (Rick) Member 
Morse, R. Neil (Neil) Family LawMorse, Morse & Morse 
Parga-Duran, Rosemary Member 
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. D.C.ChiropractorOlivewood Meadows Chiropractic 
Riggs, Curtis A. Transportation, BussesMerced Transportation Company & VIA Adventures, Inc. 
Ruscoe, Terry MemberMerced Yosemite Realty 
Schick, Beverly Ann (Bev) Nursing EducationMerced College 
Smith, Marc E. Insurance 
Smith, Scott A. PeriodonticsScott A. Smith, D.D.S. 
Spangler, David P President-ElectMid Valley IT 
Spinardi, Edward C. II (Ed) AccountingSpinardi & Jones 
Spriggs, William A. (Bill) Stationery & Gifts - RetiredThomas Wilkins Co. 
Stefani, Joseph R. (Joe) Mortgage BankerOPES Advisors 
Sundgren, John Member 
Swartwood, Kevin Secondary Education - Principal GVHS 
Teague, Leon H (Sandy) Purchasing, PhD Business Administration 
Thengvall, Vinton CFO LabelingLabel Technology 
Tietjen, Steve M. Education - AdministrationMerced County Office of Education 
Toconis, Pamela Zoe Personnel ServicesIMPACT, Human Resources & Organizational Behavior Consulting 
Tomford, Chris R. Member 
Vreca-Ponnequin, Vida Medical-Nurse Practitioner 
Ward, Barbara (Barb Ward) Blood Banking 
Weber, Tony Member 
Whitehill, Carole H. Accounting ConsultantWhitehill Accounting 
Whitley, Max C. Property Management - MallMerced Mall Property Management 
Wilkins, Thomas J. (Tom) Appraisal ServicesThomas Wilkins Company 
Young, Darryl E LegalLaw Office of Darryl E. Young 
Young, Janet Elizabeth Educ - University AdministrationUniversity of California Merced