The Wheel – October 20, 2010



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“Building Communities – Bridging Continents”


  • Song – Floyd Crame and Kuy Ky – “Anchors Aweigh”.
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Gary Putnam.
  • Thought for the Day -Tim Schwartz commented that real heroes are those that protect us, persons who make contributions to humanity and Rotarians. Not sports and other celebrities.
  • Raffle – Roland Ghazal won a gold coin.
  • COG – Leader and Attendance – Chad Sublet
    Greeter Marie Arbios
    Microphones Kerry Krueger and John Chandar
    Raffle – John Atwood

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Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – October 27, 2010

Lynne Roberts – Women’s Collegiate Basketball. Entering her fifth season at the helm of the women’s basketball proberts_134rogram, Head Coach Lynne Roberts is looking to push her Tigers to the top of the Big West in search of Pacific’s first ever conference championship. She enters the 2010-11 season with a 42-76 career record at Pacific.

Before coming to Pacific, Roberts spent four seasons at Chico State, building the Wildcats into a national power at the NCAA Division II level. She earned California Collegiate Athletic Association Coach of the Year honors in both 2004-05 and 2005-06, leading the Wildcats to first place finishes. In 2004-05 Roberts led the club to a 24-6 record and the first CCAA title in school history. For her work, Roberts was named the WBCA West Region Coach of the Year. Please click here for more information about our speaker.

Rotary International

Youth programs pave the way into Rotary. Three-time program participant excited to become a Rotarian after Rotaract. Read the complete article.

What is your club known for? Promoting signature activities helps enhance Rotary’s public image, a priority of the RI Strategic Plan. Read the complete article.

More Special Items.

Head Table – President Nick, Susan Drake, Gary Putnam, Tim Schwartz, Judge Vlavianos and Tom McHugh.

Paul Harris Fellowship – Julie Boucher was presented a Fellowship by her grandmother.
Ross Moilan was awarded his second Fellowship.

New Member – Gary Moore by sponsor Kevin Kauffman.

Concern Report – Lloyd De Bock led us in a moment of silence for the passing of Louis Lemos’ father.
Past President Michel Blower was injured in a fall. We wish you a speedy recovery Michael.


Richard Vlavianos – Superior Court Judge, San Joaquin County

“Alcohol, Drugs and Parenting”

The judge presented a number facts that we should be aware of. By the 12th grade 73% of kids have used alcohol . Brain development is not complete in humans until the early 20 s. A study showed permanent brain damage occurred in folks who drank when they were young and their brains were developing. Persons who start drinking at a young age have an increased chance of becoming an alcoholic.

Judge Vlavianos also discussed the use of marijuana and told us that 30 years ago the THC level in marijuana was 3 to 4%, today the level of THC is roughly 15 to 20% and in medical marijuana it is as great as 34%.

A current trend in youth today is to go through parents of friends medical cabinets in hope of finding prescription medication to take. The judge warned us to destroy medicines we are not using any more.

Finally, as parents we need to be a role model to our children as they will emulate us.

Richard Vlavianos was introduced by Tom McHugh.



Upcoming Speakers…


  • 27 Lynne Roberts-Women’s Collegiate Basketball


  • 03 Larry Davis-High Profile Memorial Services
  • 10 Dean “Wilber” Wright-Patriot’s Jet Team
  • 17 Don Murphy-District Governor Presentation
  • 23 Tuesday – All City Thanksgiving Celebration


Our club welcomes Gary Moore as our newest member.

Julie Boucher receiving a Paul Harris Fellowship from her grandmother.

Ross Moilan receiving his second Paul Harris

Tom McHugh paying up for his wife’s contributions to UOP.

Don Barry learning that the cost of a stamp has gone up.

Diane Stauffer paying for having a ball.

Bill Gass finding out that in Rotary being a journalist does not pay.
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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.

Rotary International Foundation Dinner – Our annual District 5220 Dinner will be held at Hutchins Street Community Center in Lodi on Saturday November 13, 2010. This is a great affair and is a big event to raise money for the Foundation. Each year the program is interesting and informative featuring an outstanding speaker. This year will be no less. You have received raffle tickets, the drawing for which, will occur at the dinner. Please give this much consideration, give generously and help President Nicholas Curtin reach his goal of raising $135 per club member for the Foundation this year. Contact Kevin Kauffman for more information at or Susan Drake at

World Polio Day – Susan Drake reported that World Polio Day is 24 October. In the four remaining endemic countries the incidents of polio over a one year period have been reduced from 930 to 153. For 18-24 October, in honor of World Polio Day, The Rotary Foundation is offering double Paul Harris Fellow recognition points for online only contributions of $100 or more for the $200 Million Challenge to eradicate polio. Online contributions can’t be made on behalf of another individual, club, or district. Promotional recognition points should appear within four to six weeks. Contact Susan at should you have questions.

Job Shadowing – President Nick asked for help for the Edison Interactors on November 3rd to Job Shadow. We need volunteers to transport the students and we need volunteers to allow the students to shadow them. Contact Nick at

Membership Bingo – Kerry Krueger discussed the membership drive and our goal to reach a BINGO .

Rotary Plaques – Our club is now offering two plaques for sale at $15 each. They are the “Object of Rotary” and “The Four-Way Test”. These plaques were on display at our meeting. If you wish to order please contact Susan at .

Employment Page – Graham Tweedy. We have created a new page on the Stockton Rotary website to help Rotarian employers who are hiring and Rotarians who are seeking employment find each other. You may find the page at our website. Look for the menu item “Members” and choose the button “Employment”. Please contact us for information as to how you can get your ad published. Contact Graham 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… October

  • Relf, William J (BILL) 01
  • Ky, Kuy E (KUY) 01
  • Monroe, Harold W (HAL) 01
  • Blower, Robert D (BOB) 01
  • Stauffer, Diane D (DIANE) 01
  • Fernandez, Ramon I (RAMON) 03
  • Gass, William G (BILL) 03
  • Bowman, Herbert H (HERB) 05
  • Hull, Elizabeth M (LIZ) 06
  • Tygett, William David (DAVE) 10
  • Cochran, Dennis M (DENNIS) 10
  • Gillis, William G (GARY) 10
  • Leonard, Robert O (BOB) 12
  • Johnson, Reid L (REID) 18
  • Morelli, David J (DAVID) 19


Tom McHugh – for his wife being recognized as a former Olympian and her contribution to UOP. $50

Bill Gass – recognized for the article he wrote on Dan Chapman in the Lifestyles magazine. $25.

Don Barry – recognized for a mailing to the Rotary office with a balance owing. $25.

Diane Stauffer – recognized for her photo in the Lifestyles magazine. $25

Kevin Kaufman – recognized for forgetting his guest and new member Gary Moore was in attendance. $25

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