The Wheel – February 10, 2010

Visit the “Special Items” section for updates from Rotary International. The articles this week report on what Rotary is and what Rotarians do. Also, find information about the 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.

“The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands”


  • Song – Kuy Ky – “Let Me Call You Sweetheart”.
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Renna Beinoris
  • Thought for the Day – Susan Drake.
  • Raffle – Kuy Ky won $2.
  • COG Duties –

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Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – February 17, 2010

The History of WWII and the Battle of Anzio – John Shirley. John s infantry combat experience started when he joined the 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division as a replacement sergeant in April of 1944 on the Anzio-Nettuno Beachhead in Italy. He participated in the battles to break out of the Beachhead and to finally liberate Rome on June 4, 1944. For more information on this interesting person click here.

Rotary International

RI president’s monthly message – What is Rotary? Read the complete article

Trustee chair’s message –
World Understanding and Peace Day. Read the complete article

More Special Items

Paul Harris Fellowships – Reid Johnson awarded his wife Doray and also received another multiple award. Blain Bibb awarded his wife Dena.


Peter Jaffe – Music Conductor and Director, Stockton Symphony

Music From the Heart

Peter Jaffe, celebrating his fifteenth season as conductor of the Stockton Symphony, treated the audience to several musical interludes from upcoming performances.

Peter also shared some history and updated us on the current status of the Stockton Symphony.

The Stockton Symphony is the third oldest symphony in California, behind Los Angeles and San Francisco. The Symphony is financially sound, thanks to the citizens of Stockton, while many symphonies are experiencing financial challenges or have closed.

However, Peter reminded us that during these challenging times the budget is cut to the bone and that the symphony is very dependent on private donations.

Peter Jaffe was introduced by Renna Beinoris.

Upcoming Speakers…


  • 17 John Shirley-The History of WWII and the Battle of Anzio
  • 24 Ed Sprague-Baseball at UOP


  • 03 Dawn Bacon-Preventing Healthcare Associated Infections in 2010
  • 10 Blair Ulring-Stockton Police Chief
  • 17 Joe Serra & Cathy Peterson-Medical Trip to Malawi
  • 24 Shall Sinha-Taylor s Gift to Rotary: The 4 Way Test
  • 31 Bradford Howard-Polio-Is it Gone Yet


The headtable vigorously involved in song led by Saints Kuy Ky.

Reid and Doray Johnson and Blain and Dena Bibb receiving their Paul Harris Fellowship awards.

Renna Beinoris introducing our speaker Peter Jaffe.

Kuy Ky’s daughter winning the Raffle. Two dollars for the piggy bank.

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There were many guests, too many to include in The Wheel. Please click here to view the Valentines Gallery

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. We are committed to painless and quick photography. Take two minutes of your time and improve your image.

Giants Game – Bob Blower. Room for 40 to attend the game on May 13 against the San Diego Padres. Seats are great, lower level near the Giants dugout. Must sign up immediately to get a good seat. Contact Bob Blower now if you are interested.

Ski Trip TJ Hull. March 4th at Bear Valley. Cost is $90 and $65 for folks seasoned at least 65 years. We have 16, need 30 attendees to break even. 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. Book sellers from Barnes and Noble will be at our meeting next week. If you need further information contact Gary Frush at 209-474-8544 or

Mardi Gras – Theresa Shapiro. North Stockton Rotary is holding the event on February 20 at the Waterloo Gun & Bocci Club at 6:00 PM. $50 per person, $350 for a table of 8 persons. Contact Theresa Shapiro at

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… February

  • Crame, Floyd S (FLOYD) 07
  • Midura, David L (DAVE) 09
  • Pinkerton, Laura L (LAURA) 11
  • Smallie, Dennis R (DENNIS) 22


Pat Patmon and Jerry Smith were cited for the infamous “Mikey” infraction. $25 each

Special Thank You …

The Wheel

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