The Wheel – July 14, 2010



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“Building Communities Bridging Continents”


  • Song – Floyd Crame, Beyond the Sea” by Bobby Darin.
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Luis Duarte.
  • Thought for the Day – Lynndee Riley.
  • COG – Team Leader: Robert Shapiro
    Raffle Tickets: John Atwood
    Greeter: Diane Stauffer
    Microphones: Ken Steele and Brian Dillon
    Attendance: Ali Galbraith

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Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – July 21, 2010


Joelle Gomez – Women’s Center. Joelle Gomez has been with the Women’s Center of San Joaquin County since 1992 and Executive Director since 1997. Her passion and dedication is evident in the change and growth of the Women Center during her tenure. Over the past 16 year s she has doubled the operating budget to over 2 million dollars and increased the Women s Center s capacity with a total of five sites which offer comprehensive services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault throughout San Joaquin County. For more information about Joelle please click here.

Rotary International

Medical mission touches the ‘unreachable’. About 50,000 people in a remote area of India receive care over seven days. Read the complete article.

Flooding in Brazil. Rotary International staff are working with districts 4390 and 4500 to acquire information about the flooding that killed 57 people and left many homeless. Read the complete article.

More Special Items.

Concern Report Hazel Hill reported that Dean McNeilly’s recovery from two major surgeries is going well . Send cards and letters. No visitors yet.

We held a moment of silence in memory of Gary Gillis sister who passed away recently.

Head Table – T. J. Hull, Kerry Krueger, Bill Gass, Luis Duarte, Kristina Knudsen and Susan Drake.


Kerry Krueger – Attorney, Kroloff, Belcher, Smart, Perry & Christopherson, Stockton CA

“Are the Kenyan’s Still Behind Me?”

The experience of running the granddaddy of the marathons nine times provided Kerry with humorous and insightful commentary.

Kerry informed us that the Boston Marathon started in 1886 making it 114 years old on the date of its last running this past spring. The course is 26.2 miles long winding through Boston and four other nearby towns. This Spring it placed 25,283 runners into the midst of thousands of local and international fans lining the course to cheer every runner on to the finish line. This year s running set another record of two hours five minutes and 52 seconds.

She recognized the evolution of women running the marathon from Roberta Gibbs, the first woman to finish the course, to Rosie Ruby, an amateur runner, who won by strategically jumping onto the course near its end.

Kerry began her running career running after a boy. Her dedication to running stems from, it is portable, it allows her to eat a lot, it is easy to learn and running makes her feel like a real athlete. She feels her strong suit is the mental training. Her favorite question to fans while running is, Are the Kenyans still behind me?

Kerry Krueger was intorduced by Bill Gass.



Upcoming Speakers…


  • 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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The raffle hoax led by Jerry Zedlitz who explained all the chances we all have to be winners this year.
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Bill Gass led us in singing happy birthday to Renna Beinoris.
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Bill Gass introducing our speaker.

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Susan Drake won a state coin.

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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.

Membership – T J Hull announced his goal to increase club membership from present 180+/- to 200 by Rotary years’ end.

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

Raffle Program – Pres. Nick and Treasurer Jerry have emerged from what must have been a wine overdose to announce the most complicated raffle scheme of all time. There are 70 coins in that bag – 50 State of California coins, 13 German coins and 7 Canadian coins. There will be rewards for the lucky winners and for R I and SRE. Listen carefully in the coming weeks to master the design. For those of us who still don t understand, Jerry says, pick up a detailed explanation on your way into the next meeting. Should you still have a problem call Jerry and he will bring a bottle from Wine Wizards and explain it all. You still will not understand but at least then you won’t care.

New Recognition Opportunity – President Nick. Texting during the program will now cost you $25 as well as having your cell phone sound. It is important that we respect our president and our guests, including our speaker, with our attention.

Annual Golf Tournament – Bill Wagner. The tournament will be on Monday, August 16 at the Stockton Golf and Country Club. Breakfast and range balls at 8:30AM, shotgun start at 10:00AM and lunch and awards around 3:00PM. Join us for some good food, great Rotary fellowship and mediocre golf. This is a great event to introduce a guest to the club. Cost: golf $100 and includes breakfast and lunch, lunch only, $20. Contact Bill Wagner at 200-3800 or sign up at a regular meeting.

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

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


Special Thank You …

The Wheel

Editor, Graham Tweedy. A special thank you this week to Floyd Crame, pictures; Bill Brown, notes; Susan Drake, chief checker; Nick Curtin, 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
Ray Klinginsmith

District 5220 Governor
Don Murphy

Stockton Rotary Club President
Nicholas Curtin