The Wheel – August 11, 2010



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“Building Communities – Bridging Continents”


  • Song – Floyd Crame “Over the Rainbow”.
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Paul Jacobson.
  • Thought for the Day – Steve Morales – Steve began by thanking members for their generosity. He illustrated how good deeds often go unnoticed. A female French artist began her career as a domestic house keeper. She painted on scraps of wood and paper in her spare time that were often discarded until some one came to visit in the home of her employer who noticed one of the paintings and recognized her skill. As a result she became famous for her work.
    Good works aren t always appreciated when they are done, it sometimes takes the right situation or person to recognize what has been done..
  • Raffle – Diane Stauffer won but the bag was missing.
  • COG – Team Leader: Robert Shapiro
    Raffle Tickets: John Atwood
    Greeter: Brian Dillon
    Microphone: Dianne Stauffer and Alexis Galbraith
    Attendance: Kerry Krueger

Table of Contents

Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – August 18, 2010

Rudy Luna/Oscar Cano – San Quentin

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.

Head Table – Nick Curtin, Susan Drake, Steve Morales, Lindy Turner-Hardin, Chad Sublet and Paul Jacobson

Concern Report – Lloyd De Bock noted the death of former member Phil Dunn.

Membership Minute – T J Hull announced a coming membership Mingle, time and place to be announced. He illustrated what can happen when we check up on lapsed members by relating Chad s call to a lapsed member who attended the following meeting.

Paul Harris Fellowship An anonymous donor contributed a Paul Harris fellowship to Bill Burdick in recognition of his contributions to Rotary and business including his part in supplying 75 backpacks for local high school students.


Lindy Turner-Hardin, CEO of the Child Abuse Prevention Center

“Violence in the Media and its Effects on Children”

Ms. Turner- Hardin made the point that violence portrayed on television, in movies and in video games where the adolescent is the perpatrator of the violence instead of merely observing the violence has far more influence on the children of today than that of their parents. The video game Grand Theft Auto is a particularly good example.

She quoted a study done to compare the reaction of children to media influence done by comparing the reaction of a study group of children who first watched Barney and then watched Power Ranger. The responses of the children were markedly different between the two programs. During and after watching Barney the children interacted with socially appropriate behavior, however during and after watching Power Rangers the children exhibited anti-social behavior with and toward their peers.

Lindy Turner-Hardin was introduced by Chad Sublet.



Upcoming Speakers…


  • 18 Rudy Luna/Oscar Cano-San Quentin
  • 25 Judge Ross-West Nile Virus


  • 01 Marcus Niggli-Winery Business-a Controlled Risk
  • 08 Max Simoncic-The Slovanian Go Between
  • 15 Club Assembly
  • 22 Michael Coffman-Climate Change
  • 29 Don Wiley-What Impact Will the County Hospital and New Inmate Facility Have on the Medical Profession in our Community


Bill Burdick receiving his Paul Harris Fellowship.
Kuy Ky, golf star.
Gary Putnam paying big for visiting his mother in law.

Tom Perry paying for being published in The Record.

Hal Monroe has not learned that it costs to get published.

Eric Duran proud grandfather.





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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.

Business Journal Article – We suggest you check the article that just appeared on the Central Valley Business Journal website. The article is called “Stockton Rotary members speak out” by William West. Click here to read the article.

Annual Golf Tournament – Jeff Zola. 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. T-sings are sold but donatons will be accepted. Room for more golfers – sign up now. Contact Bill Wagner at 200-3800 or sign up at a regular meeting.

Concert in the Park Waterloo is playing at the August 25, 2010 concert and Kris Blower will be the Club s host.
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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. Silent and live auction items are needed. Cntact Cathy at

Malawi Trip – Joe Serra and fellow travelers have returned. The shipping container arrived the day before the group arrived, so everything went as planned. All are home safe. Past president Gary Putnam was recognized for this project beginning in his administration. The group traded two banners for make-up meetings during the trip.

GSE Opportunities – Susan Drake announced there are opportunities to join teams going to Mexico and India. Please visit our district website at for more information.

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 $923. if you would like additional cards for family, friends see Susan.





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Birthdays… August

  • Serra, Joseph B. (JOE) 04
  • Chandar, John R (JOHN) 04
  • Nelson, Robert C (ROBERT) 05
  • Wykoff, Victor (VIC) 06
  • Miller, David L (DAVID) 14
  • Benner, Dale (DALE) 16
  • Notman, John S (JOHN) 19
  • Campora, Cathryn M (CATEY) 25
  • Chapman, Daniel J (DAN) 25
  • LaRue, John K (JOHN) 26
  • Crump, Ronald L (RON) 26
  • Lemos, Louis G (LOUIS) 27
  • Burdick, William L (BILL) 28


Michael Blower, Bob Blower, Kris Blower and Eric Duran recognized for recent pictures of grand children and children in The Record. $100 each.

Tom Perry – $100 and Hal Monroe, $50 for having letters to the editor published.

Gary Putnam – $50 for his recent trip to Ireland to visit his mother-in-law.

Kuy Ky – $69, $1 per yard of the chip in he made to make an Eagle on a recent golf outing.

Special Thank You …

The Wheel

Editor, Graham Tweedy. A special thank you this week to Jim Woodward, 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