The Wheel – January 14, 2009


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“Stockton Rotary Helps Make Dreams Real”


  • Fanfare –
  • Song – Dave Midura-“God Bless America”
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Bob Blower
  • Thought for the Day – Bill Gass related a story reminding us that often we should judge events independantly of the context, otherwise we miss the true meaning.
  • Raffle – Jack O’Sullivan won two gold coins
  • COG Duties – Bob Nelson, Joeseph Dietrich

Table of Contents

Special Items…

Next Week’s Program, January 14, 2009 –

Today’s Pharmacy BusinessPhillip R. Oppenheimer, Pharm.D. – Dean, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. At Pacific since: 1997. Education:Pharm.D., University of California, San Francisco, 1972 Post-Doctoral / Graduate Training: Clinical Pharmacy Practice Residency, 1973 Management Policy Institute, School of Business Administration, University of Southern California, 1986 Research Interests: Innovations in Pharmacy Education and Practice.

Rotary International

Interact club sends school supplies to Mexico. Students distribute backpacks in honor of club member killed in accident. Please read the story

German Rotarians team up with publisher on book project. Portion of proceeds to benefit PolioPlus. Please read the full story

Concern Report

C P Riddle reports that Terry Hull is expecting gall bladder surgery.

New Members –

Judy Wentner, Market America, sponsored by Julie Damron.

Paul Harris –

Susan Drake received recognition for her 10th Paul Harris Fellowship.



Corky Hull, M.D., M.P.H. – Director, Occupational Health Services Dameron Hospital, Stockton, CA

Workers’ Compensation

Costs will increase during this year despite reduction in the number of claims and claim expenses. Worker s compensation reforms have reduced the overall costs through, decreasing provider fees, new treatment guidelines, utilization reviews and chenges in the medical providers network.

Corky commented on needed healthcare reform initiatives in the US saying that they ignore several key issues such as:
administrative costs, conflicting special interests, consumer expectations, malpractice liabilities and shortage of healthcare providers.


Corky Hull was introduced by Blain Bibb.



Upcoming Speakers…


  • 21st: Dean Phil Oppenheimer-Today’s Pharmacy Business
  • 28th: TBA


  • 4th: Mel Corren-Vitality of Downtown
  • 11th: Gary Putnam-A Profile of Abraham Lincoln
  • 18th: Alan Kimber-South Africa Today
  • 25th: TBA


New member Judy Wentner looking great in her Rotary visor. Welcome to Rotary, Judy.

Susan Drake receiving her 10th Paul Harris recognition from Shari Garibaldi. Rotary appreciates your dedication, Susan.

Bill Gass giving us the thought for the day.

Kuy Ky confessing his lack of scheduling for Bell Ringing.

Dave Midura squealing on Kuy.

Jerry Smith. Most of us work hard to avoid this situation.

Guests of Rotarians

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Club Announcements

The Wheel editor suggests that persons email their announcements to prior to publication of the weekly edition. This will make sure that we present your information the way you wish and not our sometimes mangled interpretation of your verbal presentation.

Mid Year District Assembly

President Gary announced the Assembly to be held in Merced, January 31. All members, especially new Rotarians, are encouraged to attend. You will learn a lot and have a good time doing it. Please contact Susan Drake to sign and for more information. The lub will pay your cost to attend.

Rotary Read-In

Gary Frush and Pam Wenger split the announcement about our Rotary Read-In this year on February 11th between 10:00 a.m. and 11a.m. They suggested that we could provide a book and read or buy a book and donate it. There will be a display and sales of age appropriate books at our meeting on January 28th. We need more readers. Go to our Calendar on the website and sign up.

Blood Drive

Matt Stefanac announced that we have a goal of 100 pints of blood by the end of the year. It is easy work – you get to lie down.

Mystery Bus Trip

Lloyd Debock – The trip will be to the Blackhawk Car Museum on February 28. Then to a mystery dinner. Put on your calendar and sign up at the table or online at our calendar.

Chocolate with the President

A Special Valentines Day Event. Our annual Valentines celebration on February 11 will feature our favorite speaker, Gary Putnam aka, Abraham Lincoln. More information to come. Bring your honey and join us for that special day. Also, a great day to invite guests – let’s fill the room. The cost is our regular meeting cost of $15. Lunch for widows of Stockton Rotarians will be paid for by the club.

Candy Sale

Nick Curtin – Edison Interact’s annual See’s Candy sale to raise money for their trip to Mexico to install playground equipment will start at next week’s meeting.


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  • Charles Munoz-January 18
  • Gary Hansen-January 21
  • Richard Konig-January 21
  • James Ozsvath-January 21
  • Harley Smith-January 27
  • Thomas Harrington-February 1
  • James Darrah-February 2
  • Shirley Anthony-February 5
  • Elizabeth Blanchard-February 5
  • Colleen Foster-February 6
  • David Midura-February 9
  • Judy Wentner-February 10


Jerry Smith

For a beard that only a wife can love. $50

Kuy Ky and Dave Midura

For total confusion in bell ringing scheduling $50 each.

Kuy Ky

For seats by the entrance tunnel to the Rose Bowl where a Southern California football team won a game.

Special Thank You …

The Wheel

Editor, Graham Tweedy. A special thank you this week to Jim Woodward, pictures; Bill Brown, notes; Susan Drake, chief checker.

Contact Information

Attn: Susan Drake, Club Secretary
1151 W. Robinhood Dr. Ste. A-10
Mailing address: P.O. Box 7457, Stockton CA 95267
Phone: (209) 472-9662
Fax: 472-9664

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Rotary International President
D. K. Lee

District 5220 Governor
Janine McClanahan

Stockton Rotary Club President
Gary Putnam