The Wheel – July 21, 2010



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“Building Communities – Bridging Continents”


  • Song – Floyd Crame, You Raise me Up – Josh Groban
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Jerry Smith.
  • Thought for the Day – Floyd Crame. Stay connected by disconnecting from the technology world and focusing on the people and environment around you one day a week.
  • Raffle – Pat Patmon won the state of Vermont coin.
  • COG

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Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – July 28, 2010

Terry Hull et al – A Vision for the Stockton Rotary Club.
Terry Hull and the Visioning Committee will present results of their work and how they plan to accomplish the vision of the future of our club. Please join us. This is your club. We need you to hear of our plans and then work with us to grow our club and continue to make a difference in our community and around the world.

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’ is doing well recovering from surgeries.

Head Table – Joelle Gomez, Dave Tygett, Jerry Smith, and Rich Good.

Special Presentation – Stockton Hospice to our Rotary Club for our partnership in the community.


Joelle Gomez – Director, Women’s Center of San Joaquin County

“The Women’s Center”

Joelle Gomez presented some of the many ways the center reaches out to the community to provide a wide range of supportive, educational, and crisis intervention services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, enabling them to regain control of their lives.

The center helps 24,000 women, children, and men each year through 24 hour crisis help lines, individual peer counseling, support groups for battered women, parenting classes, support groups for survivors of sexual assault, life skills training, to name but a few.

Shelters such as DAWN (directions for abused women in need), the agency s oldest and largest shelter, has the capacity to house up to 38 women and children.

Joelle personally reaches out to the community to advocate and educate including participation in Camp RYLA as guest speaker/program facilitator.

The Women s Center has locations in Stockton, Lodi, and Tracy. All services are free and confidential. Services are available in English, Spanish, Southeast Asian, and South Asian languages.

Joelle Gomez was introduced by Dave Tygett.



Upcoming Speakers…


  • 28 Terry Hull-Visioning Report


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


Floyd Crame giving us his thought for the day.
Gary Gillis, Cathy Peterson, Joe Serra and Frank Moore off to Malawi.
Kuy Ky paying up for his hole in one. Witnesses?

Past President Michael Blower paying up for being a magazine cover guy.

Ken Norton donating to SRE. Ken’s medical plan did not cover Rotary recognitions.

Cathy Peterson honored her grandmother with her donation.

Jerry Butterfield, new restauranteur.

After one year president Nick found out that Matt Stefanac’s daughter received her MBA. Pay up Matt, there is no statue of limitations in Rotary.

Pat Patmon winning a State of Vermont 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.

Stockton Rotary Club Clothing – Nick Curtin. Some members have been asking about shirts and things with Stockton Rotary Club logos on them. Before and after next week’s meeting, we will have an opportunity to order such items from one of our own members’ business. Thanks to Bill Burdick and Impact Promotions for this opportunity.

Music in the Park – Dave Tygett. July 28. Featuring RB/X, which plays 50’a and 60’s rock and roll music.

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.

Off to Malawi Joining Dr. Joe Serra will be Gary Gillis & daughter, Cathy Peterson and father, and Frank Moore.

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

Member Information Update – Graham Tweedy. You are reminded to make sure your information in the membership database is up to date. You may accomplish this in one of three ways. You may email Hal Monroe with new information. Or, visit our website at , go to the “Members” menu item and choose “Information Update” and fill out the form. Thirdly and the best way, as in the second option but choose “Database member login”, login, find your entry, choose “Edit” and change and/or add information. Should you have questions contact Hal, he is available 24 hours a day.

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


Matt Stefanac – $250 for daughters MBA graduation.

Kuy Ky – $178 for a 178 yard hole in one on the golf course. And $50 for for being a bag guy.

Jerry Butterfield – $500 for becoming co-owner of the new Mezzo restaurant in Brookside

Michael Blower – $25 for photo on front cover of Port O Call magazine

Cathy Peterson – $95 in honor of her grandmothers 95th birthday

Ken Norton – $250 in gratitude to friends in Rotary who were concerned about his recent illness

Nick Curtin – $25 for flubbing again.

Special Thank You …

The Wheel

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