The Wheel – August 25, 2010



Visit the “Special Items” section for updates from Rotary International to learn of the latest around the world with Rotary. Encouraging news on the polio front.

Check out the speaker for next week’s meeting. A brief bio is presented but you can always click on the link to learn more. 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 – Floyd Crame “Imagine” by John Lennon.
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Ross Moilen.
  • Thought for the Day – Kevin Hicks cited lines from various rock songs over the past ten years.
  • Raffle – Cathy Peterson won a coin.
  • COG – Team Leader Floyd Crame
    Raffle Tickets John Atwood
    Greeter Floyd Crame
    Microphones- Floyd Crame and Doug Srulowitz
    Attendance Julie Boucher
    Sergeant of Arms – Rigo Cervantes

Table of Contents

Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – September 1, 2010


Markus Niggli – Winery Business a Controlled Risk. I have been born and raised in Zuerich Switzerland my first 14 work years have been dedicated to tourism and travel. I am holding a business degree in sales and marketing.

Moving to Santa Rosa, working for Allied Domec wine alliance, followed by a harvest position at Atlas Peak winery in Napa, the journey comes to a stop in Lodi where I have settled at Borra Vineyards for the past 5 years.

Living my dream and create these wonderful wines gives me pleasure and great happiness. Please click here to read more about our speaker.

Rotary International

Canadian Rotarian swims to end polio. Attempt to cross Lake Ontario raises thousands for Rotary’s challenge.. Read the complete article.

Momentum toward polio eradication builds in Pakistan. Stepped-up efforts in the Swat Valley and across the country are meeting with success. Read the complete article.

More Special Items.

Concern Report – Lloyd De Bock led us in a moment of silence for former member George Xenos.

New Member – John Litz, TelePacific Communications, introduced by Chad Sublet. John works in the business communications area and his interests include operation of a ham radio.

New Member Proposals – Laura Reeves by Nick Curtin, Todd Speer by Cathy Peterson, Craig LaFargue by Kerry Krueger.


Roger Ross – Superior Cout Judge, San Joaquin County

“West Nile Virus”

Sometime in September of 2009 Judge Ross contracted the West Nile Virus. The virus attacked his nervous system which is very rare.

Mr. Ross was placed in an induced coma for over four weeks. To date he has little mobility in his right arm and hand and has limited use of his left arm and hand. He is undergoing physical therapy and even though he has a personal assistant to help him, this limitation has not deterred him from being active as a judge and he hopes to someday regain his active, athletic lifestyle away from the courts.

Judge Ross answered many questions from those in attendance. He told us that his situation is very rare. Many people get West Nile and don t even know they had it.

Judge Ross encouraged us to maintain our outdoor acitvity but make sure to use mosquito protection.

Roger Ross was introduced by Shari Garibaldi.



Upcoming Speakers…


  • 01 Markus Niggli-Winery Business-a Controlled Risk
  • 08 Joe Serra et al-A Malawi Experience
  • 15 Club Assembly-Nick Curtin and His Band
  • 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


  • 06 TBA
  • 13 Jeff Michael-The Status and Future of Our Local Economy
  • 20 Richard Vlavianos-Drup & Alcohol Prevention
  • 27 Lynn Roberts-Women’s Collegiate Basketball


Kevin Hicks giving us his thoughts for the day.
New member John Litz. Welcome to the Rotary Club of Stockton, John!
Liz Hull relating a family home booking issue.

Cathy Dodson reminding us to support our annual fundraiser Boots, Bales and BBQ.

Cathy Peterson and Frank Moore paying up for their trip to Malawi.

Joe Serra, the leader of the group to Malawi. No good deed goes unrecognized in Rotary.




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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.

Boots Bales and BBQ fundraiser – Chad Sublet made a plea for folks to volunteer and provide auction items for the event. Please help in any way you can. Note the announcement below for full details.

Membership Mixer – TJ Hull and Liz Hull anounced that on September 23, Terry Hull and his family will be hosting a membership mixer at their home at 3847 Portsmouth Point, at 5:30. Please come and bring someone who is new to Rotary. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Pakistan Relief Effort – Cathy Peterson announced international assistance for the Pakistan Relief Effort. There is also a planned trip for November 3 through November 12th to West Africa for immunizations and other relief efforts. More to come.

GSE – there is a planned GSE trip to India from January 24th through March 2nd and a planned trip from March 23rd to April 24th to Mexico. if you know someone who may be interested see Cathy Peterson or contact her at Please visit our district website at for more information.

Dinner – Dave Tygett hosted a dinner for four couples at his home. The dinner was won at last year s Boots, Bales and BBQ event. All had a great time and he is planning on providing the same offer for this year s fundraising event.

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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. Contact Cathy at

Working with Kids Opportunity – be a first grade reader – Liz Hull. My step daughter, Kelle Hull has 29 first graders this year at Freemont Elementary School. 20 of the new students are boys! She is looking for readers for her class this fall. In years past, I have been a reader for Kelle, and am reading for her again this year. The time commitment is 1 hour per week, needed in the mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 am. We work in small groups of 5 or 6 and may read stories, or help the students read stories, or do simple math in groups. The kids are – well – first graders! They are learning how to share, work together, sit still and wait for their turn as well as basic reading, writing and math. But where else can you earn 5 good hugs, pleads from children to come back soon and first grade wall art in just 1 hour of service time! Since Kelle has so many boys this year we are desperate for men to read. Please call me today to learn more! 209-649-4174.

Mystery Bus Trip – Put it on your calendar for October 9, bus leaving at 4:30pm. More information to come. Contact Luis Duarte and Lloyd DeBock 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 $923. if you would like additional cards for family, friends see Susan.





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Birthdays… September

  • Northup, Ron A (RON) 01
  • Krygsman, Alexander (LEX) 01
  • Kozlow, Paul C (PAUL) 01
  • Schwartz, Timothy J (TIM) 03
  • Knudsen, Kristina M (KRISTINA) 04
  • Corrales, Lex A (LEX) 05
  • Reusche, John E (JOHN) 10
  • Lee, Derron T (DERRON) 10
  • Stefanac, Matthew R (MATT) 13
  • Ghazal, Roland R (ROLAND) 14
  • Sheil, Fred J (FRED) 15
  • Miselis, Kenneth V (KEN) 17
  • Dyke, James R (JIM) 18
  • Anthony, James P (JIM) 26
  • Patmon III, Charles G (PAT) 26
  • Smith, Gerald L (JERRY) 27
  • Johnston, Ann H (ANN) 29
  • Barry, Donald K (DON) 29


Joe Serra, Cathy Peterson and Frank Moore were recognized for the article in the paper for their medical efforts in Malawi. Joe was recognized for $50 and Cathy and Frank for $25 each.

Graham Tweedy was recognized for $100 for going on vacation and celebrating his son s 50th birthday.

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; 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