The Wheel – June 2, 2010



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“The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands”


  • Song – Kuy Ky, The more we get together”
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance -Frank Moore.
  • Thought for the Day – Doug Srulowitz encouraged us to appreciate the people around us.
  • Raffle – Known psychic Bob Blower won $10.00.
  • COG Duties – Melanie Vieux, Chad Sublet, and Cathy Peterson.

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Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – June 9, 2010

Pat Doyle – Baseball Expansion Around the World. Personal Statement. I am committed to be a proactive, diplomatic, passionate and hard doyle134working ambassador for baseball. I feel that sharing my expertise in coaching and developing players and coaches translates into an environment of learning that is very effective. Baseball has become a common denominator between cultures that fosters communication and understanding. It allows people to look towards their similarities not their differences. I have truly been blessed to have experienced a large variety of cultures and found people to be the best natural resource every country has to offer.

The game of baseball has been overly generous to me and my family. I plan to keep giving back to all of those that I can so they can hopefully experience all of the positives that I have gained from baseball. For a complete bio of Pat Doyle please click here.

Rotary International

Financial picture for RI continues to improve. General secretary provides Rotarians with results of the first nine months of fiscal year. Read the complete article.

RI president’s June message. The caring of Rotarians makes a difference. Read the complete article.

More Special Items.

Charitable Allocation Lloyd DeBock, board member of the Community Center for the Blind, received a check for $1000. The funds will be used to purchase computer equipment such as a desktop and scanner.

Paul Harris Fellowship – Jerry Smith was awarded his fifth fellowship.


Margee Ensign – Dean of the School of International Studies, the University of the Pacific.

“Transistions: Dean to President and Stockton to Nigeria.”

Margee Ensign told about the good news regarding Rwanda. Best known for their civil war today, Rwanda is looking to be known worldwide for its emerging status as an African leader in IT, gender respect, merit based education, and better governance.

She will be taking the helm of the American University in Nigeria, a school of 2,500 students and 4,600 support staff.

Dr. Ensign was introduced by Kerry Krueger.


Upcoming Speakers…


  • 09 Pat Doyle-Baseball Expansion Around the World
  • 16 Susan Palmeri-State of the Aviation Industry-An Industry in Transistion
  • 23 President Blower-Celebration of the Rotary Club of Stockton
  • 30 Rotary Enforcement Team-Michael’s Kick Out


  • 07 Bob Dies-City Manager
  • 14 Kerry Krueger-Are the Kenyan’s Still Behind Me
  • 21 Richard Vlavianos-Drug & Alcohol Prevention
  • 28 Terry Hull-Visioning Report


Doug Srulowitz giving us his Thought for the Day.
A picture is worth a thousand words.

Lloyd DeBock receiving our donation to the Blind Center.

Kuy Ky, recognized for his sons graduating from their grades.

Jerry Smith, Paul Harris Fellow for the fifth time.

Kerry Krueger introducing our speaker.





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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.

Communications Committee Meet – Graham Tweedy. Following next weeks’ meeting all members of the Bulletin and Photography committee’s are encouraged to meet with us. We need your help to plan for the next Rotary year.

John Harmon Boat Trip – Dave Tygett. June 5. Please sign up at the tables or contact Dave. Bring a boat unless you wish to swim. Contact Dave Tygett at 957-4058 and at

Ports Family Night Kris Blower reported that Ports Family Night is on June 13. Please click here for complete information. Or you wish to print out the flyer.

Kayak Party – July 15th at Susan Drake s home. $10 per person. This has become an annual event. Great food, fellowship and boating. All ages can have a great time. A great event for families. Contact Susan at 472-9662 or at

Annual Wine Tasting Event – Stockton Sunrise Rotary Club is having its 25th on June 5, 2010 at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum at Micke Grove Park. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door. Click the following link to sign up Susan Drake has tickets. 472-9662.

Music in the Park – Dave Tygett. July 28. More info to come. To our knowledge Dave is not performing.

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.

Grocery Card Fundraiser Our new card has the Rotary logo and name on them. 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 $772. if you would like additional cards for family, friends see Susan.


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Birthdays… June

  • Wilhoit, Douglass W (DOUG) 05
  • Plovnick, Mark S (MARK) 08
  • De Gregori, John H (JOHN) 08
  • Neri, Don G (DON) 09
  • Blower, Kris A (KRIS) 10
  • O’Sullivan, John V (JACK) 10
  • Shapiro, Robert J (BOB) 11
  • Harless, Charlynn L (CHARLYNN) 13
  • Drake, Susan J (SUSAN) 14
  • Kauffman, Kevin M (KEVIN) 17
  • Moilan, Ross M (ROSS) 17
  • Drury, Dale L (DALE) 21
  • Hosie, William C (BILL) 25
  • Curtin, Nicholas (NICK) 27
  • Lynch, William H (BILL) 29
  • Lofthus, Ort J (OJ) 29
  • Dietrich V, Francis J (JOSEPH) 30


Doug Srulowitz – $100 for a place on the Junior Justice board.

Kuy Ky, Jerry Smith and Michael Blower – $50 each for their children s graduation from their class years. Jerry? The godfather?

Special Thank You …

The Wheel

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