The Wheel – January 27, 2010

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“The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands”


  • Song – Kuy Ky – “You are my Sunshine”.
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Kristina Knudsen.
  • Thought for the Day – Dave Midura – be the change you want to see.
  • Raffle – Eric Duran won $5.
  • COG Duties – Ross Moilan, Cathy Dodson, Eric Duran, Joeseph Dietrich, Melanie Vieux.

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Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – January 27, 2010

Reducing the Nuclear Stockpile. Dr. Jay Davis is the President of the Hertz Foundation, which funds graduate studies in the applied physical sciences and engineering. Jay is a nuclear physicist trained at the Universities of Texas and Wisconsin. During his three-decade career at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, he built accelerators for research in nuclear physics and for materials science in support of the fusion program. In 1988, Davis founded the Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry, the World s most versatile and productive AMS laboratory, creating isotopic tracing and tagging tools for research programs in the geosciences, toxicology, nutritional sciences, oncology, archaeology, and nuclear forensics. At the time he left LLNL to join the Department of Defense in 1998, he was the Associate Director for Earth and Environmental Sciences. Read more about Jay Davis.

Rotary International

Top five reasons to support The Rotary Foundation. Your contributions help advance world peace and alleviate human suffering. Read the complete article

The year in pictures. See a gallery of our favorite images of 2009. Read the complete article

More Special Items

Concern Report – Frank Dutton is at Valley Garden Health Care Facility, 1517 Knickerbocker. Frank says hi to everyone. He hopes to be home soon and back to Rotary. In the meantime he would love callers/visitors, call his cell phone first 609 3382.

New Member – John Chandar Jr. of Golden Living sponsored by Bill Brown.

Membership Moment – Renna Benoiris. We are 10-12 new members short of our goal. Please keep in mind the classifications if possible.


Sheryl Ashby – Alzheimer’s Aid Society of Northern California

The Common Sense Approach to Caregiving and Caring for the Caregiver

Ms Ashby emphsized the need to get information and help as soon as someone we love receives the diagnosis. Sheryl reminded us that to communicate effectively we have to touch the person and make firm eye contact.

She likened dealing with a patient with dementia as holding a glass of water up is easy at first but will get more and more difficult over time regardless of the weight.

Her group provides a practical guide to caregiving and sponsers a support group at Sommerfield Place.

Sheryl Ashby was introduced by Bill Gass.

Upcoming Speakers…


  • 27 Jay Davis-Reducing the Nuclear Stockpile


  • 03 Nella Tay & Jennifer Myers-Distributing Wheelchairs in Guadalajara
  • 10 Peter Jaffe-Music From the Heart
  • 17 Drew Palmer-Effective Internet Advertising
  • 24 Ed Sprague-Baseball at UOP


Renna Beinoris encouraging us to bring in new members. Kuy Ky – a ray of sunshine in a rainy day. Dave Midura giving us the Thought for the Day.

New member John Chandar. Welcome to Stockton Rotary, John.

Kuy Ky paying up for “doing good”.

Eric Duran winning $5.

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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.

Printed Directory – Graham Tweedy. We are asking members to update their picture so that we have a current directory. Jim Woodward will be available prior to our regular meeting at 11:30 and after the meeting untill 2 for the next three meetings. We are committed to painless and quick photography. Take two minutes of your time and improve your image.

Blood Drive Robert Shapiro. Blood is needed at Delta Blood Bank. Remember to use Stockton Rotary’s account number which is E50.

Giants Game – room for 40 to attend the game in March. Seats are great, lower level Must sign up immediately or lose our spot. Contact Bob Blower now if you are interested.

New Generations Exchange Blain Bibb. Three Brazilian exchange students will be in town from January 24th thru 31st. Areas of study include dentistry, international relations and business administration. If you can help in these businenss areas for the vocational day it would be appreciated. Contact Blain Bibb at

Ski Trip TJ Hull. March 4th, cost is $90 and $65 for folks seasoned at least 65 years. Contact TJ Hull at

Rotary Read-In Gary Frush. This year s Read-In is scheduled for Tuesday March 2, 2010. If you can help, please sign up on the Rotary website by going to the calendar and logging in. Please remember your log in is your email address and your password is your Rotary International number (located on address label of The Rotarian Magazine). We are also looking for anyone else who might be willing to help, so you can send their name along to one of the committee members listed below and we will see they get added to the list. In a few weeks we will be following up with you with more information on your specific assignment. If you need further information contact Gary Frush at 209-474-8544 or

Rotary Polio Trivia Bee – the Give Polio the Knockout Punch Trivia Challenge is scheduled for Saturday January 23 at 5 pm at the SOS Club in Modesto. Our team consists of Pres. Michael, Dave Tygett, and Paul Kozlow. Come and help cheer on the defending champions. All money raised will go to our polio eradication efforts. Contact Susan Drake for more information and to register.

Mid Year Assembly and Pre Pets – Saturday, January 30, Continental breakfast and registration begins at 7:30 am, the opening session is at 8:30 am at San Joaquin Office of Education. Breakout sessions on a variety of topics that should be of interest to all Rotarians. Speaker at lunch is author Bill Wittach who has a great message about membership and volunteerism. Contact Susan Drake for more information and/or to register. The club will pay for members who wish to attend. Please keep in mind that if you sign up and then do not attend you will be charged.

Interact Fundraiser – Nick Curtin. The annual See’s candy sale to raise money for travel to Mexico for our annual playground equipment installation is on! Forms are on the table. Sign up and receive a great Valentines gift for your sweetheart and raise money at the same time.

ShelterBox for Haiti – Please join us as we team up with ShelterBox to support the Hatian victims after the devastating earthquake. Each ShelterBox is a large, rugged, green plastic container that holds a 10-person tent and a range of other equipment. The content varies depending on the need. Shelter Boxes cost $1,000. Please donate any amount and designate it for ShelterBox and we will put it towards a box. You may bring a check made out to ShelterBox to our next Rotary meeting. You may also send a check to the Rotary office or you may charge it to your bill. Make sure you designate the check to ShelterBox.

ShelterBox is a grassroots Rotary club project which has rapidly grown to an international level. For more information please click here.

Rummage Sale, 1st Annual – Kris Blower. Start saving what you don’t need or have too much of. Ask your friends, enemies and family members if they have STUFF. We want to make this the BEST Rummage Sale EVER. We are looking for helpers in the following areas – pickups, sorting, set ups, set downs, spreading the word, deliveries and more. Sign up at our meetings or contact Kris Blower at 471-9771 or or Don Barry at 471-3217 or .

Grocery Card Fundraiser Grocery rebate cards are available at the meetings. The Club will receive a rebate of 3% of purchases at SaveMart, Smart Foods, Food Max, and Lucky s. The card may also be used when purchasing pharmaceuticals. To date we have received $400. if you would like additional cards for family, friends see Susan.

District Conference 2010 – It is not too early to plan for next year’s conference which will be hosted by our DG Susan Drake and held at entrancing South Lake Tahoe. The club will pay for the first 20 early conference registrations We suggest you don’t miss out. Check out a video starring Kayaker Susan and Chef Dudley. Full details and the ability to sign up are on the district website.

Stockton Rotary Centennial – the date is Feb 1, 2014. We wish to make this a celebratory series of events to share a century of service with the greater Stockton community. The committee has chosen five areas of focus. They are Projects, Events, Book, History and Publicity. If you wish to help in one or more of these areas please contact Susan Drake at We are in need of historical items for our club to include in publications and media announcements. We are asking past presidents and all our members to put on their thinking caps, search your offices and homes for historical tidbits. Please contact Frank Whitney at to help him in this task.


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Birthdays… January

  • Kamigaki, Masanobu (MAS) 01 January
  • Robinson, Kirby L (KIRBY) 02 January
  • Keith, Michael L (MICHAEL) 03 January
  • Isetti, Duane E (DUANE) 04 January
  • Hull, Sr., W Terrance (TERRY) 05 January
  • Paoletti, Robert F (ROBERT) 11 January
  • Riddle, C. P. (CP) 13 January
  • Garibaldi, Shari Allen (SHARI) 14 January
  • Butterfield, Jerry W (JERRY) 14 January
  • Norton, Kenneth E (KEN) 14 January
  • Eberhardt, Douglass M (DOUG) 14 January
  • Munoz, Charles S (CHARLES) 18 January
  • Ozsvath, James R (JAMES) 21 January
  • Hansen, Gary G (GARY) 21 January
  • Konig, Richard W (DICK) 21 January
  • Smith, Harley J (HARLEY) 27 January


Kuy Ky for volunteering his dental services and for watching his son’s Dean & Ben ski for the firsit time. $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