The Wheel – April 7, 2010

Visit the “Special Items” section for updates from Rotary International. One of the articles comments on how close we are to eliminating polio. Also, find more 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.

“The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands”


  • Song – Kuy Ky, “Take me Out to the Ballgame”.
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Joe Serra.
  • Thought for the Day -Jane Butterfield reminded us to slow down and value the moment.
  • Raffle – Don Neri won $2.
  • COG Duties – Team Leader, Chad Sublet
    Raffle tickets, John Atwood
    Greeter, John Maroulis
    Microphones, Chad Sublet and Kerry Kruger
    Attendance, Floyd Crame

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Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – April 14, 2010

Pam Eibeck-Pacific’s mission and the role of private universities in California
. Pamela A. Eibeck became the 24th President of University of the Pacific on July 1, 2009. Her presidency follows a distinguished career as a researcher, teacher, educational reformer, and university administrator.

Prior to joining Pacific, Eibeck was dean of the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering at Texas Tech- one of the nation s largest engineering colleges with 4,400 students, 156 faculty and five research centers. Please click here for more information about our speaker.

Rotary International

Uniting to Kick Polio Out of Africa . Rotarians help lead the effort to give the disease the boot once and for all. Read the complete article.

Rotary taps into clean water. Rotary clubs celebrate World Water Day with water and sanitation projects. Read the complete article.

More Special Items

Concern Report – Gary Putman. Long time Rotarian Carl McGee passed away, and CP Riddle s daughter Jean passed away suddenly over the weekend. Our thoughts and prayers are with these families during this difficult time.

Charity Allocation – $1200 was presented to Bill Brown and The Gospel Rescue Mission for new heating equipment for food preparation.

March Madness Raffle – Jim Woodward was the winner.


Angelo Capozzi & Peter Lagarias – Co-Founders of Rotoplast International Inc.


Rotoplast started in 1992 and the first mission was to Chile, where 132 operations were performed on cleft palates.

Today 235,000 children around the world are born with cleft palates. In the United States that number is 7500.

Since its creation Rotoplast has accomplished 146 missions helping 13,000 people.

Rotoplast will also do burn reconstruction if their schedule permits. The team also educates local physicians and helps counsel parents.

The Rotoplast team is multidisciplinary with various medical professions represented. The missions are usually 6 to 8 days long to maximize the number of surgeries they can perform.

Our speakers were introducec by Joe Serra.

Upcoming Speakers…


  • 14 Pam Eibeck-Pacific’s mission and the role of private universities in California
  • 21 Eric Grant-Adventures at the US Supreme Court
  • 28 Gene Endicot-California High Speed Train Update


  • 05 Susan Palmeri-Stockton Airport
  • 12 TBA
  • 19 TBA
  • 26 Joe Kapp-Be Prepared


Bill Brown accepting the club’s donation to The Gospel Rescue Mission.

Mad winner Jim Woodward.

Ross Moilan being recognized for being published or was it because he was sitting next to Blain Bibb.

John LaRue paying up for ordering too many key chains.

Take this Blain Bibb. We decideed to end this picture habit.

Big winner Don Neri.

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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.

Wine Tasting Party – Laura Pinkerton. Friday, April 9, at 6:00 pm. At the home of Laura Pinkerton, 4844 St. Andrews Drive. Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and dessert hosted by Laura and Shari. No cost, but everyone who attends should bring a bottle of their favorite wine, one per person. There will be wine games with prizes! Wine brought should be between $9 and $25. Jewelry will be displayed and available for sale. Twenty five percent of sale proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club of Stockton and its supported charities.

Rotary Reachin out Mixer! You and potential Rotary members are invited to join us for a fun evening of hors d oeuvres, no host cocktails and a why we love Rotary presentation on Thursday, April 22, 2010 5:00 PM. The mixer will be held at Centrale 1825 Pacific Avenue, # 2, near the Empire Theatre on the Miracle Mile. RSVP by Friday, April 16.

Rotary Vision – President Michael discussed the Vision Session which was a meeting for long term planning of the club. Terry Hull Sr. is looking for members to participate in a committee he will be leading to help the club plan for the future.

Ambassadorial Scholarship – Blain Bibb. We need your help bringing in candidates. This is the time of the year for clubs to seek good candidates for the Rotary Ambassadorial and World Peace Scholarships for 2011-12. There are two Rotary World Peace Fellowships: a two year Masters program and a three month certificate program. District 5220 deadline for these applications is May 15, 2010. The Ambassadorial Scholarships are for one academic year abroad and provide a grant of $24,000. Applicants must obtain sponsorship of a local Rotary club. District 5220 deadline for this application is June 1, 2010 for study in 2011-12. Relatives of Rotarians are not eligible. For more information and applications go to the Rotary International website or contact Ellen Dunbar, District 5220 Scholarship Chair 209-525-9343 or

Giants Game – Bob Blower. Seats are filling, 9 spots left, for the game on May 13 against the San Diego Padres. Seats are great, lower level near the Giants dugout. Contact Bob Blower now if you are interested.

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. To date we have raised $1,475.

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. The sale will occur in the Rite Aid parking lot, Bianchi and West Lane, on Saturday April 17. Goal is to raise between $5 to $10,000. Sign up at our meetings or contact Kris Blower at 471-9771 or or Don Barry at 471-3217 or

Asparagus Festival – John Green. The Festival will be April 23rd 25th this year everyone s help is needed so sign-up early.

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 over $400. if you would like additional cards for family, friends see Susan.

District Conference 2010 – This 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… April

  • Hill, Hazel M (HAZEL) 01
  • Bibb, Blain J (BLAIN) 06
  • Butterfield, Jane R (JANE) 11
  • Fetters, Brant (BRANT) 22
  • McHugh, Thomas R (TOM) 23
  • Bestolarides, Steve J. (STEVE) 26


Blain Bibb – turned up again, this time in the San Joaquin magazine discussing Green Team San Joaquin. $50.

Ross Moilan was also seen in the San Joaquin magazine. $100.

John LaRue was recognized for $100 for four Rotary four-way key chains Susan gave him.

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