The Wheel – September 1, 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. Make an effort to come and hear Joe Serra and his team relate their very interesting trip to Malawi. 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 “The Way You Look Tonight”.
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Mas Kamigaki.
  • Thought for the Day – Julie Boucher shared how truly close friends are hard to find and everyone should reach out to them letting them know how special they are.
  • Raffle – Guest, Robert Maguire, won a 1972 Olympic coin.
  • COG – Robert Shapiro – team leader and attendance, Julie Boucher and Melanie Vieux – microphones, Ken Steele – greeter, Diane Stauffer and Rigo Cervantes – attendance and John Atwood – raffle.

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Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – September 8, 2010

Joe Serra et al – A Malawi Experience. Joe Serra, Cathy Peterson, Frank Moore and Gary Gillis traveled to Malawi to deliver medical supplies and aid the people of Malawi. Joe and his group will have interesting stories to tell of their interactions with the people and the sites they visited.

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.

Head Table – President Nick, Cathy Dodson, speaker Markus Niggli, Mas Kamigaki and Susan Drake.

Visiting Rotarian – Don Murphy, District Governor.

Paul Harris Fellowships – Bob Snyder, his 6th Paul Harris. Ron Hurick, his 3rd Paul Harris.

New Member Proposals – Laura Reeves by Nick Curtin, Todd Speer by Cathy Peterson, Craig LaFargue by Kerry Krueger and Gary Moore by Kevin Kauffman.


Markus Niggli – Winemaker, Borra Winery, Lodi, California

“Winery Business-a Controlled Risk”

Markus Niggli shared his passion for wine making at Borra Vineyards and details on how he overcame a personality of not taking risks to become an entrepreneur.

Markus met his wife in the United States and chose to pursue his winemaking dream here over other locations such as Germany, France and Australia. Borra Vineyards uses only natural yeast found in the grapes to make their wine.

Markus donated five bottle of Borra Vineyards Red Fusion wine covering each year from 2003 to 2008 to our fundraiser to be held at Borra Vineyards.

Markus Niggli was introduced by Cathy Dodson.



Upcoming Speakers…


  • 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


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Bob “Bobbie” Snyder receiving a Paul Harris Fellowship.
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Ron Hurrick receiving his Paul Harris Fellowship.
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Pete Wolfe challenging our revered president. Insubordination costs at Rotary Pete.

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Susan Drake paying up for being a dedicated baby sitter.

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Fine photograher Jim Woodward practicing his art.

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David Miller making a costly announcement for Goodwill celebrating the contributions of our own Judy Chambers.

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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.

Concert in the Park A big thanks to Kris Blower for organizing the Concert in The Park outing to see Waterloo on August 25. A good time was had by all.

Boots Bales and BBQ fundraiser – Don Barry reminded everyone to donate items for the various auctions at the event. Cathy Dodson highlighted the flyers on the tables suggesting members share them with friends and associates to increase attendance. Note the announcement below for full details.

Membership Mixer – TJ 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 and a ride on the Blower Cruiser.

Membership and Foundation Seminar – Saturday September 25, 2010 Escalon High School 1528 E. Yosemite Ave., Escalon. Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30 9:00 am, Training: 9:00am 2:00 pm (includes lunch). All members are encouraged to attend. The club will cover costs. Contact Susan Drake at

District Simplified Grant Program District Governor, Don Murphy presented the Club with for $750 for the completion of our first district simplified grant project the backpack project. The club presented District Governor, Don Murphy a check for $2000 for a wheelchair matching grant to Peru in October. Gary Gillis will be going on this trip. Our club is also funding Uinversity of the Pacific physical therapy students on this trip.

Pakistan Relief Effort – Cathy Peterson presented the need for clean potable water in Pakistan explaining that $125 will provide drinking water and supplies for four people for over six months through the Aquabox. The membership donated $2,750 during the meeting for this excellent cause. You may wish to visit the website for more information about the Aquabox. . Donations are still desired. Contact Susan Drake at 209-472-9662.

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.

Goodwill Helping Hands Award Goodwill is honoring the generosity and many achievements of Rotarian Judith Chambers as their Helping Hands Recipient of 2010, on September 30, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hilton. Table and individual sponsor are needed. Contact Dennis Miller at 209-466-0547.

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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

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


Pete Wolfe for a front page article on a vintage aircraft he owns $250

Susan Drake for her three year old grandson s 3rd golf tournament $250 for the RI Foundation.

Dave Tygett & Nick Curtin – $25 each for golf photos in The Record

Mark Plovnick, David Miller, Jim Anthony and Hal Monroe – $25 each for representing the old guys in the Golf Tournament

TJ Hull, Chad Sublet, Derron Lee and Floyd Crame – $25 each for the young losers of the Tournament.

Jim Woodward for a fine art picture $100

David Miller for advertising a Goodwill event honoring Judith Chambers – $25

Special Thank You …

The Wheel

Editor, Graham Tweedy. A special thank you this week to Floyd Crame, 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