The Wheel – April 15, 2009


Great job, President Elect Michael Blower, in leading the meeting. Hurry back President Gary, our memories are short. President who?

April is Magazine Month in Rotary. In this print challenged age our RI president has a message for us. Check it out.

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 – Renna Beinoris- “Oh What a Beautiful Day”.
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Shari Garibaldi.
  • Thought for the Day – Blain Bibb – take the deduction, a look at the lighter side of tax day.
  • Raffle – Ross Moilan won an opportunity for next week. Seems someone ran off with the coins.
  • COG Duties – Team leader: Julie Damron
    Raffle Tickets: John Atwood
    Greeter: Judy Wentner
    Microphone: Kristina Knudson/Maxine Pickford
    Attendance: Julie Damron

Table of Contents

Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – April 22, 2009


Heart Disease – Dr. Waters is a native of Stockton. He joined Stockton Cardiology Medical Group in 2005. He is a graduate of Stanford University and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He subsequently completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Waters then completed his Fellowship, Interventional Cardiology at Duke University Medical Center. Please click here for a more complete bio.

Rotary International

RI president’s message. April is Magazine Month. One of our oldest traditions is the RI magazine. Please read the full story

The beat goes on. Public school students in Seattle, USA, are ready to make some noise thanks to a partnership with Rotary District 5030. Please read the story

More Special Items

Concern Report – no report


Prof. Jeffrey Michael, Director of the Business Forecasting Center at the University of the Pacific.

Economics of the Plan for the Delta

Dr. Michael presented a breakdown of the arguments pro and con regarding the peripheral canal debate.

Using an economists approach, Dr. Michael presented an in depth review of the documents and sources to uncover faulty assumptions and conclusions.

Jeffrey Michael was introduced by Mike Machado.


Upcoming Speakers…


  • 22nd: Dr. Richard Waters-Heart Disease
  • 29th: Brazilian GSE Team-International Day


  • 6th: William Trezza-Banking in This Economy
  • 13th: Chuck Haupt-Sharing Can Make a Difference
  • 20th: Lt. Cl. Robert Brisson-Travis Air Force Base
  • 27th: TBA


Blair Bibb bringing us the thought for the day.

Renna Beinoris cheering us on in song.

Nick Curtin reporting on a very successful trip to Mexico.

Bob Blower floating a loan on the Lake. Real estate persons know how to do it!

Pete Wolfe celebrating his milestones. 100 years of marriage all accomplished at the youthfull age of 76.

Jeff Zola announcing his son’s acceptance to the Navy Seals. This program is getting expensive Jeff.

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.

Rotary District 5220 Business Directory – The district has initiated a directory wherein Rotarians may list their businesses. If you wish to enter your business into the directory here are the directions.

Go to and chose enter. Chose enter at the next screen and complete the appropriate questions. When entering keywords you may include your name or business name along with any words someone might use to find your products or services. Enter the password, havefun. You will return to a thank you page. When you go to the Vocational Directory use the Login, ruleone and the password, havefun.

This is an early version of the directory. Improvements will be made. Should you have problems or you wish to make suggestions contact your editor and I will help.

District Assembly – This Saturday at First Baptist Church. Contact Susan Drake.

Asparagus Festival – Jerry Smith reminded us that the festival is to be held April 24, 25 and 26. Volunteers still needed for Sunday.

Speakers Program – Bill Gass – get your suggestions for topics and speakers to Bill for next year.

Mexico Trip – Nick Curtin – reported a successful trip for the recent Mexicali playground installation project.
Stockton Rotarians traveling were Don Barry, Nick Curtin, Gary Gillis; they were joined by Dave & Sally Mantooth of Escalon Sunrise and former Stockton Rotarian Gary Johnston and wife Louise of Arizona, six Interact students, two from Franklin and four from Escalon. With the help of local Mexicali Rotarians and Mexicali citizens they installed 3 playground systems in 3 different schools.

Big Day – On Saturday, April 11, Carol and Peter Wolfe will celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Congratulations Carol and Peter.

The 2009 District Conference – will be held at Portola Hotel and Spa on the Bay at Monterey on May 15-17, 2009. Registration for the conference and for the hotel may be accomplished at the District website.


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  • Lloyd DeBock-April 17
  • Jane Brause-April 18
  • Brant Fetters-April 20
  • Thomas McHugh-April 21
  • Steve Bestolarides-April 24
  • Melvin Rakoncza-April 26
  • Karen Munro-April 27
  • Clem Lee-April 28
  • Alvin Davidson-April 29
  • Cameron Wheeler-April 29
  • Robert Hake-April 30
  • Ronald Heinzen-May 5


Pete Wolfe – for he and his wife’s 50th Wedding Anniversary and Pete’s76th birthday. $250

Bob Blower – for a new home on Lake Lincoln. $100

Jeff Zola – for his son being accepted to the Navy Seals Program. $100

Special Thank You …

The Wheel

Editor, Graham Tweedy. A special thank you this week to Jim Woodward, pictures; Ken Norton, notes; Susan Drake, chief checker; Gary Putnam, assistant to the 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