Club Notes: Rotary's new president and officers
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New Rotary president plans service projects

Ben Goldberg, the new president of the Tracy Rotary Club, wants the service organization to be involved in both local and international projects.

The club’s major local project is providing more than $23,000 in college scholarships to graduating seniors of Tracy area high schools.

A new community project this year is supporting a Boys and Girls Clubs program to provide reading tutoring to elementary school students.

The international effort of the 35-member club will be partnering with several other Rotary clubs, including Tracy Sunrise Rotary, to finance construction of a water system for a village in the Philippines.

Serving with Goldberg as club officers are Mark Wible, president-elect; Herve Chevaillier, secretary treasurer; and Kaylin Schack, Mark Vien, Khaled Entabi, Nelson Hu and Kelly Wilson, directors.

The new Tracy Rotary Club president is a native of San Leandro and a graduate of California State University, East Bay.

He operates BLG Sign Designs, a Tracy firm that develops custom Americans with Disabilities Act signage for health-care firms, and also badges for a number of clubs.

In addition to his activity in Rotary, Goldberg is a square-dance caller who takes part in square dances throughout California. Recently, he was facilities manager for a national square-dance gathering in Little Rock, Ark.

He and his wife, Lori, have four children, Josh, 25; David 20; Perle, 18; and Sam, 16.

YLI welcomes officers

Ice cream is on the menu this month for the Young Ladies Institute at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church.

The next meeting of the group, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, will include a back-to-school ice cream social for members. Committees for the coming year will be named.

Officers for the 2014-15 year were installed during the July 10 meeting. They are Debra Grinstead, president; Lorraine Avila, first vice president; Arlene Avila, second vice president; Joelle Garcia, recording secretary; Susan Dykzeul, financial secretary; Myrtis Hux, treasurer; Bridget Madruga, marshal; and Vasa Spilmon, sentinel. Mary LaMadrid, Diane Mast and Linda Ryza are trustees, and Irene Killian remains institute deputy.

YLI meets in the small hall at St. Bernard’s, 163 W. Eaton Ave.

Anyone interested in joining YLI is welcome to call membership committee members Bridget Madruga, 836-3336, or Vasa Spilmon, 834-1846.

For information: Debra Grinstead, president, 835-6185

Women’s group offers scholarship

The California Federation of Republican Women, of which Tracy Republican Women Federated is a part, is offering a $2,000 annual scholarship in honor of President Ronald Reagan.

The scholarship will be awarded to a California woman registered to vote with the Republican Party who has completed two years of college and is majoring in political science or communication or plans to study law.

Applications are available online or by request. The deadline is Thursday.

For information: Rosalia Zamora, 760-489-1407;

• Members of clubs in Tracy or Mountain House are invited to share news about their groups. Send email to, call 835-3030 or leave a note at the Tracy Press, 95 W. 11th St., Ste. 101.

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