The Wheel – June 30, 2010


Well, it all came to down to a good old fashioned mugging by the Rotary Enforcement Team led by chief enforcer Gary Putnam. To keep you from suffering through a lot of inane “mugging” comments we will allow the pictures to speak for themselves. No more comments. However, with pictures of no name persons and well known name persons in funny shorts, the urge was tough to resist.

Thinking back over the year. A big thank you to our note takers Ken Norton, Louis Lemos, Bill Brown, Ramon Fernandez and Scott McElhinnie, photographer Jim Woodward and last but not least to chief checker Susan Drake who was always available to make sure we got it right.

Visit the “Special Items” section for updates from Rotary International. Check out messages from the Montreal Convention and a message from our new RI president.

Don’t miss next week’s meeting. A chance to meet our new City Manager. 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, The Ballad of Mikie Blower”
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Bob Blower.
  • Thought for the Day – Walt Wager thanked all Rotarians and President Michael for all they do for the Club and those in need. Club members truly believe in Service Above Self .
  • COG Chad Sublet – team leader and greeter, Derron Lee and John Chandar – microphones.

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Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – July 7, 2010

Bob Deis-City Manager. Bob Deis became the City Manager of Stockton on July 1st, 2010. He was selected by the City Council after an exhaustive nationwide search that included input from community leaders and City staff. He comes to us after working in local government for 30 years in three states. He began his career with the City of Sacramento and his most recent position, before coming to Stockton, was the County Administrator of Sonoma County.

His education includes a BS from California State University of Sacramento and an MPA from Lewis and Clark College in Portland Oregon. Please click here for more information about Bob Deis.

Rotary International

Montr al convention inspires, entertains. From Parton to Mortenson, Rotarians leave ready to make a difference. Read the complete article.

Klinginsmith asks Rotary clubs to get ‘bigger, better, and bolder’. President-elect unveils his plans for the year as Rotarians get a sneak peek at New Orleans. Read the complete article.

More Special Items.

Concern Report Ken Norton had emergency surgery to remove an abscess in his throat and to remove his left tonsil. He is on heavy antibiotics and pain medication. No visitors at this time.


Michael Blower-President of Stockton Rotary


Gary Putnam lead a creative allstar cast of characters in a tribute to outgoing president Michael Blower. Webster s learned new verions of the key derivative as in President Mikie rode his bikey after a hikey wearing his Nike s.

Presentations ranged from Breakfast At Tiffany s to the award of 60 plus mugs. A trunk of treasure for the Blower family.

In addition vocalist and song leader Kuy Ky was awarded the Song Leader of the Century by Dave Tygett.

Thank you President Michael for a job well done. We all had a lot of fun. We think you did too.



Upcoming Speakers…


  • 07 Bob Deis-City Manager
  • 14 Kerry Krueger-Are the Kenyan’s Still Behind Me
  • 21 Joelle Gomez-Women’s Center
  • 28 Terry Hull-Visioning Report


  • 04 Michelle Forster-GSE India
  • 11 TBA
  • 18 Rudy Luna/Oscar Cano-San Quentin
  • 25 Judge Ross


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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.
Kayak Party – Chad Sublet. July 15th at Susan Drake s home at 4 pm. $10 per adult. This has become an annual event. Great food, fellowship and boating. All ages can have a good time. A great event for families. Contact Susan at 472-9662 or at

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

Annual Golf Tournament – Bill Wagner. The tournament will be on August 16 at the Stockton Golf and Country Club.

Annual Fundraiser Event – Cathy Dodson. Save the date. Back by popular demand is the Country Hoe-Down, Boots, Bales & BBQ. Featured will be live music, great food and live and silent auction items. The event will be at Borra Vineyards, 1301 East Armstrong Road, Lodi. The barn will open at 5 pm on Saturday September 18. Mark your calendars and sign up. You may visit our online calendar and sign up or fill out your info on fliers at your table. Volunteers are needed, contact Cathy at

Support Fund – Jack O’Sullivan Focus Health, Jack’s employer, has established an account at Bank of the West to raise funds for a family left behind by the death of employee Kevin Williams. Focus Health will match donations up to $50,000. Donations may be made at any Bank of the West branch. For more information please contact Jack directly at 209-524-8700 or by email at .

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… July

  • Hull, Jr, W Terrence (TJ) 01
  • Badway, George A (GEORGE) 01
  • Philipp, Linda J (LINDA) 02
  • Green, John M (JOHN) 04
  • Riley, Lynndee (LYNNDEE) 06
  • Monroe, Ronald E (RON) 10
  • Wary, Richard M (DICK) 10

  • Robbins, Reed (REED) 11
  • Beinoris, Renna (RENNA) 13
  • Meza, Carlos E (CARLOS) 15
  • Thompson, Danni G (DAN) 16
  • Merrill, Robert W (BOB) 17
  • Pickford-Dettloff, Maxine J (MAX) 19
  • Duarte, Luis A (LUIE) 23
  • Jaffe, Peter (PETER) 25
  • Duran, Eric E (ERIC) 28
  • Morales, Steve A (STEVE) 28
  • Frush, Gary L (GARY) 29
  • Greenberg, Jeffrey M (JEFF) 30
  • Bregman, Marc A (MARC) 31


No recognitions today

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