The Wheel – August 4, 2010



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“Building Communities – Bridging Continents”


  • Song – Floyd Crame “Amazing Grace”.
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Michael Keith.
  • Thought for the Day – Gary Hansen challenged each Rotarian to focus their unique perspective on the work that occurs behind the sences to provide the necessities of life.
  • Raffle – Eric Duran won a German coin.
  • COG – Floyd Crame – team leader and attendance, Julie Boucher and Melanie Vieux – microphones, Doug Srulowitz, greeter and Rigo Cervantes, attendance and John Atwood,

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Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – August 11, 2010


Lindy Turner-Hardin – Violence in the Media and its Effects on Children. Born in South Africa. Immigrated in 1976. Attended Lee University (in Tennessee) where she majored in Communications. Worked in television news, video production, and advertising on east coast. Moved to California in 1985 where she worked in marketing and advertising. Began her career in child welfare services at the Human Services Agency where she was assigned as oversight of the replacement project for Mary Graham Children s Shelter, the county s emergency shelter for children removed from abusive homes. Joined CAPC in November 2002. For more information on Lindy 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.

Head Table – Nick Curtin, Gary Hansen, speaker Michelle Forster, Dave Tygett and Michael Keith.

Concern Report – Dean McNeilly is fighting cancer with the help of Stanford doctors.

New Member Proposal – John Litz, TelePacific Communications, by Chad Sublet.


Michelle Forster, member GSE Team

“My Impressions of India”

Michelle is a chemical engineer with General Mills in Lodi, California where she participates in many activities such as a recent charitable fundraiser where she raised over $245,000.

Michelle traveled to India from January 24th to February 25th of this year and was in awe of the friendliness and warmth of the Indian people. She found the food much spiceer than she is used to, the history interesting and the food industry very similar to that of the United States.

Michelle had such a good time on her Group Study Exchange trip she came home with a fiance.

Michelle Forster was introduced by Dave Tygett.



Upcoming Speakers…


  • 11 Lindy Turner-Hardin-Violence in the Media and its Effects on Children
  • 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


Gsry Hansen leading us in the Thought for the Day.
Flag exchange with German Exchange Student Bernadette.
Flag exchange with the Rotary District Governor of Pakistan and Afghanistan Mir Arif Ali. Mir is Waqar Rizvi’s uncle.

Dave Midura covering expenses for emergency dental work accomplished by Kuy Ky.

Waqar Rizvi, victim of Rotarians being everywhere and missing nothing.

Floyd Crame, caught by the Rotary Police, for unsafe cycling and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.





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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 the Club had such a large crowd they were featured in The Record. 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

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


Waqar Rizvi for attending his brother s wedding and his daughters first birthday and dancing till his pants slipped $100

Floyd Crame for not following his own Thought for the Day advice against texting and setting a bad bike riding example to his daughter $50

Dave Madura for having Kuy Ky fix German exchange delegate Benadette s infected tooth $100

Susan Drake – for appearing in The Record. $25

Bob Blower – to buy back his beer glass he left behind at the Kayak Party. $25

Special Thank You …

The Wheel

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