The Wheel – January 7, 2009


For our members that travel frequently and are not able to physically make it to a Rotary meeting we have a solution in the Rotary International section. You might wish to check it out.

In the “Special Items” section you will find information about next week’s meeting. Please click here to learn more.

Check for more information about our club and to be kept up to date on events by visiting the calendar. Click here to visit the site.

“Stockton Rotary Helps Make Dreams Real”


  • Fanfare – “Pirates of the Caribbean”
  • Song – Renna Beinoris-“Blue Skies”
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Bill Gass
  • Thought for the Day – Terry Hull, Sr. “Do our New Year’s resolutions meet the Four Way Test? Are they really beneficial to all or just ourselves?”
  • Raffle – Cathy Peterson won two gold coins
  • COG Duties – Julie Dameron, Bill Gass, Maxine Pickford, and Waqar Rizvi.

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Special Items…

Next Week’s Program, January 14, 2009 –

What’s New in Workman’s CompensationCorky Hull, M.D. – Director, Occupational Health Services, Dameron Hospital, Stockton, CA. For Corky’s complete bio please click here.

Rotary International

Bill Gates meets with business leaders in India. Individuals boost support for Rotary’s challenge. Please read the story

How to make up a meeting online. January’s The Rotarian offers ‘how to’ tools for Rotarians. Please read the full story.

Concern Report

No report

New Members –

Joseph Dietrich, Dietrich Insurance, by George Badway

Robert Shapiro, Shapiro Chiropractic, by Graham Tweedy



Hoang Nguyen and Valerie Maurer – UOP Doctor of Physical Therapy Students

Wheelchairs for the World

Soon to be Doctors Hoang Nguyen and Valerie Maurer spoke on “Wheelchairs for the Third World” and detailed their experiences visiting six cities with 20 other volunteers in Guatemala.

They gained valuable experience working with disabled people and fitting wheelchairs so that they did not produce pressure points. They explained why this Rotary project was a rewarding experience customizing wheelchairs as they gained valuable experience putting their expertise to work while reaching out to 232 needy others.

The speakers were introduced by Cathy Peterson



Upcoming Speakers…


  • 14th: Corky Hull-Workmans Compensation
  • 21st: Dean Phil Oppenheimer-Today’s Pharmacy Business
  • 28th: TBA


  • 4th: Mel Corren-Vitality of Downtown
  • 11th: TBA
  • 18th: TBA
  • 25th: TBA


New member Joseph Dietrich. Welcome to Rotary, Joseph.

And a Rotary welcome to new member Robert Shapiro.

Nick looks ready for his crabby feed.

Ernie Jordan upping Nick for seafood feasting!

Wow! What a speaker to hold three Rotarians spellbound.

Dr. Joe joining Gary Frush in putting Rotary Read-In in historical perspective.

Guests of Rotarians

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Club Announcements

The Wheel editor suggests that persons email their announcements to gtweedy@dgtinternetmarketin
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.

Leadership Conference

Charles Munoz and Rotaractor, Alexander Tu, announced on Saturday January 17th that UOP Rotaract is conducting a leadership conference and would like as many Rotarians as possible to drop by between 8-4.

Rotary Read-In

Gary Frush and Dr. Serra 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 100 more readers to sign up.

COG Meet

Julie Dameron informed us of a COG meeting at S.G.C.C. next Wednesday at 11:45 a.m.


Terry Hull – reminded us of the membership drive. Just ask.

Hanot Foundation Crab Feed

There will be a crab feed benefitting the Hanot Foundation this Saturday according to Nick Curtin. Contact Nick to attend.

Stockton Ballroom Event

Ernie Jordan will be holding a seafood extravaganza this Saturday at the Stockton Ballroom to benefit goodwill events for youths for the upcoming year. Bibs included. Contact Ernie to attend.


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  • Robert Paoletti-January 11
  • C.P. Riddle-January 13
  • Jerry Butterfield-January 14
  • Douglass Eberhardt-January 14
  • Shari Garibaldi-January 14
  • Kenneth Norton-January 14
  • Charles Munoz-January 18
  • Gary Hansen-January 21
  • Richard Konig-January 21
  • James Ozsvath-January 21
  • Harley Smith-January 27
  • Thomas Harrington-February 1


Nick Curtin

For Esau’s beard. $25

Ernie Jordan

For a trip to Hawaii and eating raw tuna. $50

Special Thank You …

The Wheel

Editor, Graham Tweedy. A special thank you this week to Jim Woodward, pictures; Scott McElhinnie, 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