The Wheel – September 22, 2010



Visit the “Special Items” section for updates from Rotary International to learn of the latest around the world with Rotary and get ready for the upcoming RI convention in New Orleans.

Check out the speaker for next week’s meeting. Please remember that next week, September 29, our meeting is at St. Joseph’s Hospital. 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
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Tim Schwartz.
  • Thought for the Day – Chad Sublet quoted humorous technology forecasting shortcomings.
  • Raffle
  • COG – Greeter Derron Lee
    Microphones Marie Arbios and Ken Steele
    Attendance Rigo Cervantes and John Atwood

Table of Contents

Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – September 29, 2010

We meet at St Joseph’s Hospital


Donald J. Wiley- What Impact Will the County Hospital and New Inmate Facility Have on the Medical Profession in our Community. Donald J. Wiley serves as President of St. Joseph’s Medical Center and President of the San Joaquin-Sierra service area which includes St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center (Stockton), Mark Twain St. Joseph’s Hospital (San Andreas), and Oak Valley Hospital District (Oakdale).

Mr. Wiley graduated from UCLA with a Masters in Public Health Services Administration and holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Before joining St. Joseph‘s in 1990, Don was Chief Operating Officer for Orthopaedic Hospital, Los Angeles, California. Please read more about our speaker.

Rotary International

Historic Moments: Rotary in New Orleans. The 2011 convention tops off more than a century of Rotary in the Crescent City. Read the complete article.

San Antonio Interactors excel at service. Winston School club logs thousands of volunteer hours in the community. Read the complete article.

More Special Items.

New Members – Laura Reeves, executive Director of Hanot Foundation, sponsored by president Nick Curtin.
Todd Speer, personal trainer and owner of 360 fitness, sponsored by Cathy Peterson.

Paul Harris Fellowship – Kevin Kauffman presented a third Paul Harris Award to Liz Hull.

Rotarian of the Month – President Nick Curtin presented Cathy Dodson the pin for September for her outstanding work with the Boots, Bales and BBQ.


Michael Coffman, Ph. D.

“The Climate Change Debate”

Guest speaker Dr. Michael Coffman’s topic of discussion was the myth of Global Warming. Dr. Coffman proclaimed that Some scientists proclaiming global warming now were proclaiming an ice age earlier. In Dr. Coffman s opinion we are recovering from a little ice age period a few centuries ago.

Dr. Coffman told us that original data regarding global warming has been deleted and lost for good. Fear is that it appears data may have been manufactured and or manipulated.

According to our speaker, we have had four warming periods in the last few thousand years.

Dr. Coffman also explained that England prohibits Al Gore s movie from being shown to children in English schools.

He pointed out that Spain did a study and found that for every green job created 2.2 regular jobs were lost. A similar study in Italy showed that for every green job created a loss of 5 jobs occurred.

Jerry Smith introduced Michael Coffman.



Upcoming Speakers…


  • 29 Don Wiley-What Impact Will the County Hospital and New Inmate Facility Have on the Medical Profession in our Community


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


Liz Hull receiving her second Paul Harris Fellowship award.
New member Laura Reeves and
new member Todd Speer. Welcome to the Stockton Rotary Club.

Cathy Dodson receiving the Rotarian of the Month Award.

Ann Johnston, our mayor, paying up for trying to escape our fair city.

Steve Morales paying up for appearing in too many publications.




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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.

Meeting Location Change – On September 29 we will meet at St. Joseph s new Medical Center Building. Sign up is required as space is limited. Visit our website if you have not signed up.

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).

Pakistan Relief Effort – still 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. Derron Lee offered to contribute the equivalent of 20% off of his optometry services plus a match amount toward the purchase of Aquaboxes. Contact Susan Drake at 209-472-9662.

Peace Award – Duane Isetti. A reminder of the up coming Mediation Center of San Joaquin and UOP School of International Studies, Peacemaker of the Year Awards where Dr Joe Serra will be recognized as one of two 2010 Peace Makers of the Year. Cliff Dochterman will be the event speaker. We need to fill at least one table in support of Dr. Joe. Contact Duane Isetti

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 David Miller at 209-466-0547.

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Annual Fundraiser EventCountry Hoe-Down, Boots, Bales & BBQ. The event was outstanding from all respects starting by a perfect warm evening, an enjoyable band and the attendance of Rotarians and their guests. Accounting info will be announced shortly.

Mystery Bus Trip – Put it on your calendar for October 9, bus leaving at 4:30pm. Twenty seven sign ups. Contact Luis Duarte at 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


Marc Bregman – $100 for announcing the September 30th meeting at his home for candidate for congress David Harmer.

Mayor Ann Jonhston – was recognized for $100 for her trip to Italy to Stockton s sister city and for an article in The Record.

Steve Morales – was recognized for $100 for his articles in the Business Journal and The Caravan.

Luis Duarte – was recognized for $25 for his cell phone going off during a SRE meeting.

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