The Wheel – June 9, 2010



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“The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands”


  • Song – Kuy Ky, Take Me Out to the Ball Game”
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance – TJ Hull.
  • Thought for the Day – Cathy Dodson. What we do matters, no matter how insignificant.
  • Raffle – Cathy Peterson won $2.
  • COG Team leader – Floyd Crame
    Raffle Tickets – Eric Duran
    Greeter – Julie Boucher
    Microphones – Floyd Crame and John Maroulis
    Attendance – Robert Shapiro

Table of Contents

Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – June 16, 2010

Susan Palmeri – State of the Aviation Industry-An Industry in Transistion. Sue was hired by San Joaquin County in December 2008 to manage the Stockton Metropolitan Airport. She has an Associate s Degree in Accounting, a Bachelor s in International Business Management, and a Master s Degree in Aviation Management.

Sue has a private pilot s license and instrument rating and began her aviation career in Concord, New Hampshire where she was offered a position working at the airport for the company where she completed her flight training. She later moved to Scottsdale, Arizona where she was employed by an air-freight forwarding firm, and a helicopter-repair firm, and eventually accepted a position with the City of Phoenix Aviation Department working at Sky Harbor Airport. Click here for more information about Sue Palmeri.

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 Allocations $2500 for St Joseph’s Foundation presented to Mas Kamagaki. The money will be used for CareVan expense and diabetes education.

Hospice received $1000 for a new laptop and was presented to Barbara Pombo and new director Steve Guasco.

The Emergency Food Bank received two checks for a total of $4500 for food, educational materials and to help with expansion costs of the new warehouse. The money was received by Tim Viall.


Pat Doyle

“Baseball Expansion Around the World”

Pat Doyle, from Major League Baseball’s Envoy Program which started in 1992. Prior to joining the MLB he was a professor and coach at Delta College.
The primary goal of the Envoy Program is to grow the sport of baseball around the world in countries where baseball does not have a large presence like Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

Many of the various training academies are staffed by former major league players and coaches. Through the Envoy program they will interview, hire and teach new coaches in many of these countries.

Pat Doyle was introduced by Joe Serra.


Upcoming Speakers…


  • 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


Mas Kamigaki accepting our donation for St Joesph’s Foundation.
Barbara Pombo and Steve Guasco of Hospice discussing the use of our donation.

vialTim Viall, of the Emergency Food Bank, describing the use of Rotary donated funds.

Wes Chalmers, proud grandfather.

mastenRick Masten paying up for his travels.

sayoranRalph Saroyan, best pharmacist we have ever had.

johnsonAnn Johnston vying with Blain Bibb to be the most photographed member of our club.



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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 Public Relations committee are encouraged to meet with us. We need your help to plan for the next Rotary year and for our five year visioning plan.

John Harmon Boat Trip – Dave Tygett reported that roughly 45 adults and 10 children had an excellent time on the boat trip. Food was delicious.

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

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 great 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.

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


Wes Chalmers whose grandson graduated from Fresno State University in 4 years and was accepted to the Fresno Police Academy. $100.

Ralph Saroyan was recognized as Pharmacist of the year. $100.

Rick Masten spent a vacation in Israel and Germany celebrating his 48th wedding anniversary and he also bought a new car. $200.

Ann Johnston, our mayor, was featured in the Port of Call magazine. $100.

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