The Wheel – February 11, 2009

The annual Rotary Read-In was an incredible success. Thanks to all who were involved. You may wish to check out pictures at MyRecord.

Visit the “Special Items” section to 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 –
  • Song – Gary Hansen-“Let me Call You Sweetheart”.
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Bill Wagner
  • Thought for the Day – Dale Benner – following his involvement in the recent homeless count, Dale encourged us to realize how much we have and to be grateful.
  • Raffle – Dave Garibaldi won two gold coins
  • COG Duties –

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Special Items…

Next Week’s Program, February 18, 2009 –

South Africa TodayAlan Kimber. Mr. Kimber was born and raised in South Africa. He is married with two children. Educated in South Africa, he is a graduate of Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. He was ordained in 1974. He has served churches in East London, South Africa and Durban, South Africa and in the US. Please click here for more information about Alan Kimber.

Rotary International

Documentary on polio eradication receives Oscar nod. The Final Inch examines the challenges of eradicating polio. Please read the story

RI president’s message February is World Understanding Month. Please read the full story

Concern Report

Paul Harris Fellowship –

Jerry Smith honored his wife Linda with a Paul Harris Fellowship.

Proposed New Member –

Peter Koulouris, attorney, sponsored by Jim Woodward.


Gary Putnam – President of The Rotary Club of Stockton, Stockton CA

A Profile of Abraham Lincoln

Gary gave us a very personal and learned presentation in President Lincoln’s own words in recognition of the 200th anniversary of his birth. Lincoln’s that is.

We learned more of Lincoln’s faith in God and country and his magnanimous personality.

Gary’s presentation should be an inspiration to all of us to read about and otherwise revisit Lincoln s life and accomplishments and in our own way attempt to emulate this great person.

Gary Putnam was introduced by Maxine Pickford.

Upcoming Speakers…


  • 18th: Alan Kimber-South Africa Today
  • 25th: Rick Howarth-SG&CC Director of Golf


  • 4th: TBA
  • 11th: TBA
  • 18th: TBA
  • 25th: Bishop Stephen Blaire-Issues for the 21st Century Church


Jerry and Linda Smith following his presentation to Linda of a Paul Harris Fellowship.

Julie Damron and Bill Brown announcing their planned marriage. Rotary managed to get our fair share before they reach Vegas.

Exchange students from Brazil.

Jerry Smith presiding.

Host, Larry Seiler with the exchange students from Brazil.

Maxine Pickford introducing President Lincoln.

Guests of Rotarians

There were too many guests to include in The Wheel. Please visit the Valentine’s Day gallery to view the pictures of our guests. Over 150 were in attendance.

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Club Announcements

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ons 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.

New Generations Youth Exchange

Three young persons from Brazil visited us and took us through an interesting slide show on the business and entertainment venues in Brazil. The visitors were hosted by Kuy Ky, Larry Seiler and Liz and Terry Hull. Dave Tygett arranged several city tours for the group.

Mystery Bus Trip

Lloyd DeBock – still room for more for the trip to the Blackhawk Auto Museum and then mystery dinner. The event is February 28. Visit our calendar online and sign up.

Prayer Breakfast

Dennis Smallie – February 18, 7-8:30 a.m. at the Civic Auditorium.

Asparagus Festival

The Festival will be held April 24-26. Put the dates on your calendar.


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  • Wesley Chalmers-February 14
  • Dennis Smallie-February 22
  • John Wulff-February 28
  • William Brown-March 1
  • Donald DeRosa-March 3
  • James Hanley-March 6
  • Larry Seiler-March 8
  • Valli Israels-March 9
  • Michael Machado-March 11


Julie Damron and Bill Brown

For getting married. $125 each

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