The Wheel – February 3, 2010

Visit the “Special Items” section for updates from Rotary International. The articles this week report on the theme and focus for the next Rotary year. 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 – “Take me Out to the Superbowl”.
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Cathy Peterson.
  • Thought for the Day – Dick Wary – lamented,
    how can this be the Super Bowl without the Forty-niners? Oh well, as John Madden once said, The road to the Super Bowl leads through the garbage dump.
  • Raffle – Jennifer Myers won $2.
  • COG Duties –

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Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – February 10, 2010

Music From the Heart – Peter Jaffe. In his fifteenth season as music director of the Stockton Symphony, Peter Jaffe has been credited with fostering sustained artistic growth throughout his tenure. Recipient of the inaugural Denis DeCoteau Award from the Association of California Symphony Orchestras and the Stockton Top Arts Recognition (STAR) Award from the Stockton Arts Commission, he has also been honored by the University of the Pacific and San Joaquin Delta College for innovations in educational programming. With the Stockton Symphony s subscription series, Mr. Jaffe has earned accolades for his preconcert discussions, which include playing musical examples in his own piano transcriptions. The featured subject of two Continental Cablevision specials, Mr. Jaffe has been a frequent guest on several radio and television programs in California, and a portion of his CD with the Stockton Symphony of Christopher Brubeck s Mark Twain s World was broadcast nationally on NPR s Performance Today. For more information about Mr. Jaffe please click here.

Rotary International

Building Communities — Bridging Continents is 2010-11 RI theme. Klinginsmith says those words reflect what Rotarians do best. Read the complete article

Klinginsmith reveals 2010-11 presidential emphases. Future Vision areas of focus highlighted. Read the complete article

More Special Items

Vocational Talk – Dr. Robert Shapiro, Shapiro Chiropractic. Chiropractic medicine is the third largest healthcare field after medical and dentistry. It is the second largest primary care field. Chiropractic medicine focuses on the central nervous system with the spine as the central treatment area of the human body. The main method of treatment is an adjustment.

Paul Harris Fellowship – Susan Drake awarded an anonymous fellowhsip to Cathy Peterson for her work with the wheel chairs.


Nella Tay & Jennifer Myers – Doctoral Candidates in Physical Therapy at UOP

Distributing Wheelchairs in Guadalajara

The trip started off with a huge surprise: the chairs were held up in Customs for a day. The real surprise was seeing a new side of Dr. Joe Serra riding the coin operated horse- some other Rotary Club must have taken the old coin operated horses from in front of the super markets to Mexico like we take worn out playground equipment.

The wheelchairs had to be assembled first, and then distributed to children suffering from Cerebral Palsy and those who were disabled through amputation.

The final part of the distribution process was to adjust the chairs to fit each recipient s body and disability.

Then the most gratifying part was to see them learn to move around and to be able to manipulate the wheelchair.

Our speakers were introduced by Cathy Peterson.

Upcoming Speakers…


  • 10 Peter Jaffe-Valentine’s Day-Music From the Heart
  • 17 John Shirley-The History of WWII and the Battle of Anzio
  • 24 Ed Sprague-Baseball at UOP


  • 03 Dawn Bacon-St. Joseph’s Hospital
  • 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


Robert Shapiro presenting his Vocational Talk.

Cathy Peterson receiving her Paul Harris Fellowship award.

Blain Bibb paying up for being so photogenic.

Susan Drake making a donation to PolioPlus for failing in her coaching duties.

Kuy Ky going to the Super Bowl. Thanks for your donation Kuy.

What a turn out. Congrats to all that attended the Mid Year Assembly. Now find your picture.

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

Valentine’s Luncheon February 10 – Renna Beinoris. Peter Jaffe will play romantic music and will be his usual entertaining self. Bring your spouse or significant other. Make sure to sign up on the sheet on our tables or sign up using the website calendar.

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 Bill Wagner. 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 Joe Serra. 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

Mid Year Assembly and Pre Pets – Pres. Michael – 20 attended. He was pleased with the club attendance and with the program.

Dictionary Storage – Pres. Michael. We need a place to store the dictionaries that we are purchasing to give to our local school children. Contact Michael.

Pub Night – Chris Weed. Stockton East Rotary invites you to join them on February 11 for their annual fund raiser. Cost is $30 per person. Contact Chris Weed at or call 957-5025.

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


Susan Drake was recognized for the Trivia Bee Team s loss to Modesto Sunrise because she failed to effectively tutor the team. $250 for PolioPlus

Kuy Ky recognized for his upcoming trip to the Super Bowl. $250

Blain Bibb was recognized for multiple pictures in the Port O Call. $100. Blain generously doubled his fine in support of the Haiti Shelter Box project. $100

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; 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