The Wheel – January 12, 2011



Visit the “Special Items” section for updates from Rotary International. Read the interesting article about the history of Rotary at the Rose Parade.

Don’t miss next week’s speaker. He is one of our own with a great story. 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 – “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”.
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Lloyd De Bock.
  • Thought for the Day – Robert Shapiro. In recognition of the Dr. M.L. King Holiday, Robert read a quote promoting service.
  • Raffle – Hazel Hill won a Canadian coin.
  • COG – Team Leader: Melanie Vieux
    Raffle Tickets: John Atwood
    Greeter: Jason Carlson
    Microphones: Julie Boucher and Melanie Vieux
    Attendance: Alexis Galbraith

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Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – January 19, 2011.

Robert Paoletti-Update on Iraq. Major Robert Paoletti enlisted in the California Army National Guard in 1990 and attendepaoletti134d Basic Combat Training at Ft Hood. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant following his graduation from the California Military Academy in 1994. Major Paoletti has served on active duty three times since September 11, 2001, as part of Operation Noble Eagle and twice as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Major Paoletti has received many awards and decorations of which you may learn by clicking on the link at the end of the last paragraph.

Major Paoletti is a traditional part-time National Guardsman and works full-time for the Stockton Police Department. He has been with department for 18 years and has served in patrol, SWAT and has extensive experience in traffic, both as a motor and as the
Traffic Section Commander. Currently Captain Paoletti is North Field Services Division Commander. Please click here for more information about Robert.

Rotary International

Historic Moments: Rotary at the Rose Parade. Rotary Club of Pasadena float has become an annual tradition. Read the complete article.

More Special Items

Head Table – President Nick, Kerry Krueger, Dallas Braden, Bob Blower, Robert Shapiro, Lloyd De Bock, Dave Tygett and Susan Drake.

Paul Harris Fellowship – Bob Merrill honored his sister and his brother in law William and Janice Coates with his third and fourth PHF. Janice contracted Polio as a child. Bob directed his memorial to his sister to end Polio.


Dallas Braden – Pitcher for the Oakland Athletics

“How I Got to the Bigs

Dallas chose to tell us some of the details leading to his becoming a major league pitcher with the Oakland A s.

In 2006 he missed most of the season due to shoulder surgery. In 2007 he reported to Spring Training in the AAA league where he met Colby Lewis who, during that season, ultimately bumped him back to the AA league for a while. Lewis taught him how to think and act as a big league player.

Dallas nickname is 209.

Dallas Braden was introduced by Kerry Krueger and Bob Blower.


Upcoming Speakers…


  • 19 Robert Paoletti-Update on Iraq
  • 26 Shiren Assaly and Garrett Norris-Rotary and Hope Haven: Wheelchairs to Peru


  • 02 Bart Nay & Jordona Jackson-Bay Bridge Seismic Safety Projects
  • 09 Valentine’s Day
  • 16 Darrell Petersen-100 Years of Scouting
  • 23 Chuck Tatum-Anniversary of the Raising of the Flag on Iwo Jima


Bob Merrill honoring his sister with a Paul Harris Fellowship.

Cam Wheeler, owner of a $50 picture.

Luis Duarte paying for having too much fun and getting caught.

Congratulations, Harry Hedburg, for your long tenure as a member of our club.

There are just no words.

Hazel Hill winning a coin from the guy in the funny hat.

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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.

Membership Update – Do not forget to check the list to see what team you are on. You may also keep up with the progress of your team by checking the Bingo Card. We have 190 members and our goal is 200.

Rotary Read-In – Gary Frush is seeking volunteers for the Rotary Read-In on February 16, 2011. He needs 200 readers, so please volunteer. There are sign up sheets on our tables or you may contact Gary Frush for more information at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it You may sign up using our website calendar.

Stockton Thunder Hockey – Chad Sublet. Please join District 5220 Rotarians for the 2nd annual Family of Rotary Day with the Stockton Thunder Sunday March 20 at 4 pm at the Stockton Arena. Everyone is invited: Rotarians, Families, Rotaractors, Interacters and Friends of Rotarians. Last year we had over 300 attendees and had a wonderful time. Ticket prices: vary from $7 to $16 ($16 includes hat). For information please contact Susan Drake Sign up at the club or with Susan.

Tree Planting – President Nick reminded us that volunteers are needed to plant trees on January 29, 2011. Please sign up, we need lots of help. Contact Waqar Rizvi at

Leadership Seminar – Jim Dyke reminds us of the Mid – Year Leadership Seminar on February 12, 2011, from 8am to 1:30pm. A great opportunity to learn how Rotary works. The club will pay your $25 fee. Contact Susan Drake at

Pub Night – Stan Thomas promoted Stockon East Rotary’s annual Pub Night to be held this year at St Anne’s Episcopal Church on Thursday February 17. Contact Stan at

The Brazilians are coming – Rotary District 5220 will be hosting three young adults from Curitiba, Brazil from Thursday, January 31, 2011 to Monday, February 28, 2011. They are: Johann da Silva, 19, student of aeronautics, male. Flavia Nones, 19, business student, female. Andre Carneiro, 18, international studies student, male.

Rotary Clubs will take the group as a whole for a week at a time in a manner similar to hosting a GSE team. The students will be hosted in Rotary homes. The hosting club(s) will organize activities; these can be tourism, vocational, or learning more about American industry, government, culture, and life. At least two days a week (often the weekend) and most or all evenings should be designated as host family or free time. Individual Rotary Clubs can agree to take the group or they can work with other clubs to share the group for a week.

We are looking for host clubs for the following weeks: Monday, January 31, 2011 to Monday, February 7, 2011, Monday, February 7 to Monday, February 14, Monday, February 14 to Monday, February 21. If your club would like to host, please contact John Mensinger, (209) 602-4515, jmensinger@4×

Cathy Peterson needs two families to host students on January 31 through February 7, 2011. Please contact Cathy at cpeterson@PACIFIC.EDU or contact John Mensinger at (209)602-4515 or jmensinger@4×

Rummage Sale – Rrummage sale next spring. Start reviewing your junk.

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… January

  • Kamigaki, Masanobu (MAS) 01
  • Robinson, Kirby L (KIRBY) 02
  • Keith, Michael L (MICHAEL) 03
  • Isetti, Duane E (DUANE) 04
  • Hull, Sr., W Terrence (TERRY) 05
  • Paoletti, Robert F (ROBERT) 11
  • Riddle, C. P. (CP) 13
  • Butterfield, Jerry W (JERRY) 14
  • Norton, Kenneth E (KEN) 14
  • Garibaldi, Shari Allen (SHARI) 14
  • Eberhardt, Douglass M (DOUG) 14
  • Krueger, Kerry L (KERRY) 16
  • Good, Richard W (RICH) 18
  • Munoz, Charles S (CHARLES) 18
  • Hansen, Gary G (GARY) 21
  • Konig, Richard W (DICK) 21
  • Smith, Harley J (HARLEY) 27
  • Galbraith, Alexis K (ALI) 30


Cam Wheeler – $50 for a San Joaquin Magazine article he was pictured in.

Luis Duarte – $100 for he and his wife’s picture enjoying some Christmas cheer.

Harry Hedburg – $500 for wearing two Rolex watches, one to tell time in the future and the other to look back and celebrate his long service to our club.

President Nick – $25 for failing to introduce his guests.

Special Thank You …

The Wheel

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