The retired Tracy High School counselor was installed recently at the Elks Lodge along with officers of the 85-member service club.
Other officers are Jack Wood, first vice president; Jim Solarez, second vice president; Nick Rivera, third vice president; Gene Birk, recording secretary; and Jack Borrego, treasurer.
Directors are Wes Huffman, Mickey McGuire, Ray McDonald, Rick Hanson, Mike Petrucelli, Bill Kaska, Ken Yasui, Wayne Schneider, Jim Noach, Joe Perez, Dennis Noble, R.G. Fagin, Jim Dani, Roger Traina and Bill Hopman.
Hanson, a past president, was named “Lion of the Year.”
Gouveia has set out his goals for the year as increasing membership, continuing activities of the club and finding some new sources of revenue to fund community programs.
The club annually hosts the Fourth of July breakfast in Lincoln Park and also provides food from its trailer for fundraisers of Tracy nonprofits. It also operates snack stands at high school games to raise funds for school athletics.
Gouveia, a native of Hawaii, is a graduate of San Francisco State University. He was a guidance counselor and director of adult education, career technical education and independent studies programs for the Tracy Unified School District for three decades before retiring.
Tracy Sunrise Rotary Club has selected Penny van der Meer and Mike Bogetti as co-presidents for 2011-12.
Van der Meer, owner of Willson & Co., has been an enrolled agent, financial advisor and tax preparer for 29 years in town. She joined the club in 1993 and has served as program chair on and off for the past 12 years. She is also the secretary on the Tracy Interfaith Ministries board of directors and has served on the boards of the Tracy Community Memorial Hospital Foundation and Tracy Youth Soccer League. She and husband Frans van der Meer have six children and three grandchildren.
Bogetti is a lifelong resident of the Tracy and Vernalis area and is a local farmer. He joined the club in 1995 and has run the kitchen for the past 16 years during Sunrise Rotary’s annual shrimp dinner benefit, the last weekend of February each year. He is the co-chairman of the building committee for St. Bernard’s Catholic Church. He and his wife, Laurie, have three children and six grandchildren.
The club, founded in 1985, supports local programs including Tracy Interfaith Ministries, McHenry House Family Shelter and Drug Abuse Resistance Education and provides the Trout in the Classroom program for three schools in Jefferson School District.
The 19-member club’s goals for 2011-12 include a focusing on support of these community programs and building membership in the club. Tracy Sunrise Rotary meets at 6:45 a.m. Wednesdays at Four Corners Restaurant, corner of Linne and Chrisman roads.
• Members of any club in Tracy or Mountain House can send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, call 835-3030 or leave a note at 145 W. 10th St.