The Wheel – January 5, 2011



Rotary Float – Rose Parade 2011

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

We are back at Stockton Golf and Country Club next week. A very well known speaker will join us. 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 – “America The Beautiful”.
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Ken Norton.
  • Thought for the Day – Kuy Ky – Where you are, There you Are .
  • Raffle – Nick Curtin won a German coin.
  • COG – Team leader and Greeter Marie Arbios; Raffle John Atwood; Microphones Connie Uychutin and John Chandar; Attendance Rigo Cervantez and John Atwood.

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Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – January 12, 2011.

braden_134Dallas Braden-Stockton, Some Place Special-What we can all do to Give Back. Dallas Lee Braden (born August 13, 1983) is a left-handed pitcher for the Oakland Athletics. He was drafted out of Texas Tech University in the twenty fourth round of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft by the Athletics. On May 9, 2010, Braden pitched the 19th perfect game in Major League Baseball history, in Oakland, defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 4-0.

Braden was born in Phoenix, Arizona. He played Little League baseball in Stockton, California, playing in the Hoover Tyler Little League. Braden threw out the first pitch at the opening ceremonies of the 2006 Little League World Series.

Braden graduated from Stagg High School in Stockton, California, where he played baseball and ran cross country. His mother, Jodie Atwood, died of cancer during his senior year. After his mother’s death, he lived with his maternal grandmother.

Before playing for the Texas Tech Red Raiders, Braden posted a combined record of 12-4 in two seasons at American River College. He threw a complete game against Fresno College while allowing one hit and striking out 14 batters.

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, Susan Drake, Ken Norton, Kuy Ky, Lex Krygsman and Harry Hedburg,

Rotarian of the Month – President Nick awarded Bob Snyder Rotarian of the month for January.

Concern report – Nick Curtin. Ursula Meyer is in the hospital.

New Member – Hank Colberg sponsored by Ken Steele.


Lex Krygsman-Former Director of the Port of Stockton

“Port of Stockton

Harry Hedburg, who introduced our speaker, was a Port Commissioner at the time that Lex was Director.

Lex emigrated to the United States from the Netherlands in 1959. In 1977 he moved to Stockton to take over responsibilities at the Port of Stockton.

Lex told us about the history of the Port during his leadership including the various hurdles and battles he had both on a local and National level to deepen and widen the channel leading to the Port of Stockton.

Liz Blanchard, a current Commissioner at the Port, told us that due to Lex s efforts prior to leaving the Port, there is an agreement to deepen the channel from 35 feet to 38 feet..

Lex Krygsman was introduced by Harry Hedburg.


Upcoming Speakers…


  • 12 Dallas Braden-Stockton Some Place Special-What we can all do to Give Back
  • 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


Floyd Crame leading us in song.

President Nick holding up the plaque commemorating our 75th anniversary.

Bob Snyder paying for all his good deeds.

Lloyd DeBock paying for lighting up.

Fighting valiantly for family honor.

Harry Hedburg introducing our speaker Lex Krygsman

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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.

Thanks – President Nick Curtin thanked Waqar Rizvi and all who participated in the Bell Ringing, Renna Beinoris, Laura Pinkerton and crew for the Christmas Party at Laura Pinkerton s home and Charlynn Harless and her assistants for the Children s Christmas party.

Tree Planting – Waqar Rizvi is seeking volunteers to plant trees on January 29, 2011. Please sign up, we need lots of help.

Leadership Seminar – Jim Dyke needs volunteers, especially those with public relations and computer experience, for the mid year Leadership Seminar on February 12, 2011 from 8am to 1pm.

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


Lloyd De Bock – was recognized for his third place finish in the Boat Christmas Lighting parade. $50.

Done Neri – was recognized for winning in three categories in the Boat Christmas lighting parade. $50.

Bob Snyder – was recognized for selling an interest in his business and starting to slow down and also for presenting the club a framed foiling dye plaque commemorating the club’s 75th anniversary. Bob was also recognized for printing the Rotary directory in color for no extra charge. $250.

Graham Tweedy – was recognized for his wife caught sweeping the area in front of their home. $50.

Special Thank You …

The Wheel

Editor, Graham Tweedy. A special thank you this week to Frank Whitney, 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