The Wheel – July 7, 2010



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. Come listen to our own Kerry Krueger. 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.

“Building Communities Bridging Continents”


  • Song – Mary Zastrow, The National Anthem”.
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Graham Tweedy.
  • Thought for the Day – Dave Tygett drew from Cliff Dochterman’s list of New Years resolutions such as inviting one or two persons as guests to a Rotary meeting or join a committee. In short, become more involved in your Rotary club.
  • COG – Team Leader, Floyd Crame; Raffle Tickets, John Atwood; Greeter, Ken Steele; Micrphones, Melanie Vieux and Doug Srulowitz; Attendance, Floyd Crame and Rigo Cervantes.

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Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – July 14, 2010

Kerry Krueger – Are the Kenyan’s Still Behind Me? Kerry Krueger has been an Associate with the law firm of Krolkrueger_134off, Belcher, Smart, Perry & Christopherson since 2006 and practices in the areas of Civil Litigation; Employment Law; Medical Malpractice; Construction Law; Contract Disputes; and Estate Disputes.

She is a member of the San Joaquin County Bar Association serving on the Board of Governors, and as a liaison to the Barristers Executive Committee and the Women s Section. She is also a Member of Consuelo M. Callahan American Inn of Court.

In addition to Rotary, she serves on the Board of Directors of the Library & Literacy Foundation; the Board of Directors of Delta Health Care and is a member of the Education and Exhibits Committee for the Haggin Museum. Please click here for more information about Kerry Krueger.

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 Hazel Hill reported that Dean McNeilly has a tumor in his spine and will have surgery Friday at Saint Joseph’s Hospital. Currently visitors are welcome but he is very uncomfortable.

Interact Scholarship – Nick Curtin announced the formation of an annual award of $1000 to be given to a senior from either Chavez or Edison Interact. This award is in the name of Susan Drake, Past District Governor.

Paul Harris Fellowship Awards – John Green announced the following fellowships. Mary Zastrow and Christa Curtin were awarded fellowships by Nick Curtin. Nick Curtin earned his second fellowship and was awarded a third from an anonymous donor.

Nick Curtin Remarks – President Nick recounted his enjoyable visit to the city of Montreal and to the RI Convention. It was an incredible opportunity to mix with Rotarians that he already knew and to meet new ones from around the world. Nick suggested we consider attending next year’s convention in New Orleans.


Bob Deis – City Manager, Stockton CA

“An Introduction”

Bob Deis has found the people of Stockton friendly and courteous. Also, very helpfull. While enjoying a few at a local bar he was able to find a house to rent.

He chose Stockton as he feels he will be able to work with the City Council. The council is dedicated to their work as opposed to simply planning as to how to get reelected. Lastly, he determined that Stockton would be a good place live.

Yes, there are serious issues in Stockton such as crime, unemployment and a low high school graduation rate. These issues can only be resolved if we as citizens demand that our public institutions work together and to the benefit of the community.

Bob Deis likes to work at the local government level as he feels that officials at this level are more responsive to their constituents.

Bob Deis was a Rotarian in Shoreline, Washington.

Bob Deis was introduced by Ann Johnston.



Upcoming Speakers…


  • 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


Mary Zastrow singing “The National Anthem”.
President Nicholas Curtin sharing his thoughts.
The bad boat boys paying up. What a crew!







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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. Come anytime after 4. $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.

In Need – Joe Serrra needs a duffle bag on wheels to help transport medical supplies when he reaches Malawi. Contact Joe at

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

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


Shari Garibaldi – for having her picture taken. $25.

Hazel Hill – for becoming president of the California Community College Association of Occupational Educators. $250.

Pat Patmon – for speeding down the river and expressing false motives. $500.

Don Neri and Bob Nelson – for collaborating with Pat. $100 each.

Nick Curtin – for ignoring Waqar Rizvi. $25.

Special Thank You …

The Wheel

Editor, Graham Tweedy. A special thank you this week to Pam Wenger and Jim Woodward, pictures; 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