The Wheel – August 5, 2009

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“The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands”


  • Song – Kuy Ky, “The Grand Ole Flag”.
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Cathy Dodson
  • Thought for the Day – Hil Silver, read a poem by Gary Snyder entitled Hay For The Horses.
  • Raffle – Al Davidson won $2.
  • COG Duties – Chad Sublet, John Atwood, John Maroulis, Cathy Peterson and Ross Moilan.

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Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – August 5, 2009

MooreLaw Enforcement – Steve Moore, San Joaquin County Sheriff – Coroner – Public Administrator. Sheriff Moore was elected Sheriff November 9, 2006, and sworn into office January 8, 2007. He began his law enforcement career with the Oxnard Police Department in 1975. In 1982, he joined the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy Sheriff.

He has over 30 years of law enforcement experience and has commanded every major division within the Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Moore holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology Law Enforcement from California State University, Fresno, and a single subject teaching credential. He is also a graduate of the 185th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA. For the rest of the story please click here.

Rotary International

Success in Every Rotarian, Every Year improves lives. Contribute to a better future. Read complete article.

Rotarians in Future Vision pilot can join a new LinkedIn group. Discuss your experiences with others in the pilot. Read complete article.

More Special Items

Paul Harris Fellowship – Stockton Rotary honored Mike Machado for his many contributions to our community with a fellowship. The PHS was presented by Dale Benner

New Member Proposed – Floyd S. Crame, New York Life, sponsored by Gary Hansen.


William Murray – Judge, San Joaquin County, CA

“Judicial Issues in San Joaquin County”

The court system in San Joaquin County falls under the California branch of Government and is part of the largest court system in the world.

Most of the budget is spent on employees and security.

Due to severe cutbacks the courts are looking at potential layoffs, and closing one day a week beginning in September, to cover the budget loss. Unfortunately it looks like it could get worse instead of better.

The construction of the new court house is being financed by the Statewide Construction Fund which has already allocated money to the construction of the court house. Once finished the courthouse should be the tallest building in Stockton. The primary goal in the construction of the new court house will also be security for the public and employees of the court.

The cost of the new court house is roughly 260 million and projected date for move-in is 2013.

Judge Murray was introduced by Liz Hull.


Upcoming Speakers…


  • 12 Sheriff Steve Moore-Law Enforcement
  • 19 Jerry McNerney-Update from Congress
  • 26 Richard Sterling-Language, Youth, Culture and Technology


  • 02 Scott Hudson-The Countries #1 Industry, Agriculture
  • 09 Adrian Vera-Behind the Scenes at the FBI
  • 16 Ron Agostini-TBA
  • 23 Robert Dugoni-Career Change, Attorney to Author


Cowgirl Cathy announcing our upcoming Annual Fund Raising Hoedown.
DG Susan Drake paying up for all her travel.
Mike Machado receiving his Paul Harris Fellowship award.

Cathy Dodson and Liz Hull stretching the Four Way Test.

Fast Terry paying up.

Cathy Peterson finding out it costs to make announcements at Rotary.

Guests of Rotarians

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guest5 guest1 ursula and machado
guest8 guest6

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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.

Robert Paoletti’s Blog Page – Robert, a member of our club, is on leave from the Stockton Police Department for a term of duty in Iraq. He will be training Iraqi police. Robert will be reporting on his activities. Please visit his page. You are encouraged to comment on his reports and thus keep in touch with him while he is absent from our club. We will alert you when Robert sends us new information.

Membership and Foundation Seminar – Saturday August 15, 2009. Featured Speaker: PRIP Cliff Dochterman. To be held at Escalon High School. Special Breakout Sessions available after lunch for: Membership, the Foundation & New Database DaCdb. For complete information please click here. Contact Susan Drake if you wish to go.

Music in the Park – Come join Rotarians at Victory Park on August 12. Refreshments will be served. The band, Waterloo, will be playing.

Annual Fund Raiser – Cathy Dodson gave us a brief presentation of the annual fundraiser event. The planned date is October 10th at Jesse Grove Winery and the theme is a Country Hoedown. More to follow save the date.

UOP Golf Tournament – Cathy Peterson gave a brief presentation for a golf tournament to help the Physical Therapy Student Scholarship program at UOP. The event is on September 20, 2009 at The Reserve at Spanos Park.

Blood Pressure Test – Harry Hedburg asked all folks who are interested in taking a free blood pressure test to gauge interest also he asked that all doctors let him know if they can perform and assist in the testing. Based on response more will follow.

New Generations Exchange – District 5220 has sponsored a New Generations Exchange (NGE) group from Switzerland this summer and we need your help finding host families for them during the week they are in Stockton from August 30th thru September 5th. NGE is a specialized short-term exchange that lasts 3 to 6 weeks with a focus on bringing college age students, ages 18-25, over to experience the U.S. Culture. There are 8 members of this group along with a Rotary host couple. We need a total of 9 host families or possibly a host that is willing to take on multiple members for their one week in Stockton. If you would like to receive a list of the members, their age and college major/profession, please email Blain Bibb at or call at 209-607-3762 Thank you! UPDATE – need 3 families. If you are able call Blain.

Golf Tournament – Bill Wagner – the event will be at SGCC on Monday August 24. Breakfast and range balls at 8:30 AM. Shotgun start at 10:00 AM. Lunch to follow. Contact Brant Fetters or sign up at the table or go to our online calendar.

District Conference 2010 – It is not too early to plan for next year’s conference which will be hosted by our DGE Susan Drake and held at entrancing South Lake Tahoe. They have created some incentives to help us make a decision. We suggest you don’t miss out. Coming soon a video starring Kayaker Susan and Chef Dudley. Full details and the ability to sign up are on the district website.


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  • Jeffrey Greenberg-July 30
  • Cathryn Campora-August 25
  • Daniel Chapman-August 25
  • John LaRue-August 26
  • Ronald Crump-August 26
  • Louis Lemos-August 27
  • Jon Stephens-August 27
  • William Burdick-August 28
  • James Anthony-September 26
  • Charles Patmon-September 26
  • Gerald Smith-September 27
  • Ann Johnston-September 29


Susan Drake – for being District Governor and for her 25 visits to the various clubs in the district. $25

Liz and Terry Hull and Cathy Dodson – $100 each for holding an unverified make-up meeting in Alaska.

Cathy Peterson – for her UOP Golf announcement. $25

Terry Hull – for driving his new used car or his used new car. $100

Special Thank You …

The Wheel

Editor, Graham Tweedy. A special thank you this week to Jim Woodward, pictures; Ramon Fernandez, notes; Susan Drake, chief checker; Michael Blower, 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: (209) 472-9664

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Rotary International President
John Kenny

District 5220 Governor
Susan Drake

Stockton Rotary Club President
Michael Blower