The Wheel – March 23, 2011



Welcome back President Nick. We missed you. Your replacement was prettier.

Visit the “Special Items” section for updates from Rotary International. Read about rotaractors in Peru and Rotary and a violin in Chicago.

Don’t miss next week’s presentation. Back to the Valley water issue which is so vital to us all. 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 – We are the Champions”.
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Michael Blower.
  • Thought for the Day – Brian Dillon, “Top 10 NFL Facts”.
  • Raffle – Dave Midura won an Iowa coin.
  • COG – Team Leader – Fred Weibel
    Raffle tickets – John Atwood
    Greeter – Amy Scriven
    Microphones – Todd Speer and Laura Reeves
    Attendance – Fred Weibel

Table of Contents

Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – March 30, 2011.


Robert Granberg, Deputy Director Municipal Utilities/Wate Resource Planning -Delta Water Supply Project. Robert Granberg is responsible for overall water supply planning for the City and project manager of the Delta Water Supply Project. In addition to water supply planning, he oversees the Water Operations Division. Mr. Granberg has been with the City since 2004 in his current capacity and as a Senior Civil Engineer from 1998 to 2000. Please click here to read more about our speaker.

Rotary International

Rotaractors help out in Peru. Northwestern University club members give up their spring break to do relief work in Pisco, Peru, which is still recovering from a 2007 earthquake. Read the complete article.

Concert to End Polio a resounding success. Rotarians and friends turn out in Chicago to help raise funds and awareness for polio eradication. Read the complete article.

More Special Items

Head Table – Kuy Ky, Lynell Hamilton, Brian Dillon, Amber Gonzales, Susan Drake, Michael Blower and President Nick.

Paul Harris Fellowship – Susan Drake presented a surprise fellowship to Chad Sublet for all the hard work he has accomplished for Rotary in a short time. The fellowship was donated anonymously.

Kevin Kauffman presented a Paul Harris to Ken Steele.
Concern Report – Lloyd De Bock told us that Dennis Smallie underwent abdominal surgery. He is recovering. He is not able to accept visitors but welcomes phone calls.

Dave Tygett told us that Ursula Meyer is in the care of Hospice and not doing well.

New Member – Kristen Dyke sponsored by Jim Dyke. Kristen is the owner of Port City Marketing Solutions.

New Members Proposed – Jeff Marsee and Bill Jeffrey by Judy Chambers. Ted Leland by Duane Isetti. Juli Rhodes by Luis Duarte.

Honorary New Member Proposed – Pamela Eibeck, President, University of Pacific, by Cathy Peterson.

New Memorial – Gayle Lease Riley for Ed Coy.


Lynell Hamilton

Road to the NFL and Education

Lynell went to a couple of area high schools but he was recruited from Edison High School. He played his college football at San Diego State where as a freshman he was set to break Marshal Faulk’s freshman rushing record until he broke his fibula, and was sidelined with a few more games to go and only 200 yards to break the record.

Lynell told us that his faith, his father and his family support system have contributed to his success and his determination in overcoming various obstacles including a series of injuries as a college player and well as a professional player.

Lynell’s father raised him with the motto “don’t quit and finish strong”. Lynell plays professional football for the New Orleans Saints who won the Superbowl a couple of years ago. Currently, he is rehabilitating his knee form an injury he suffered during training camp.

Lynell told the club that one of his goals is to start a foundation to help kids who do not have a strong family support system. He hopes that the NFL and the union can come to an agreement so that he can play football this coming season.

Lynell Hamilton was introduced by Kuy Ky.


Upcoming Speakers…


  • 30 Bob Granberg-Delta Water Supply Project


  • 06 Don Moyer-Rattlesnake Wrangling
  • 13 GSE Team
  • 20 Doug Wilhoit-The New State Prison Hospital
  • 27 Cami Ferry-Facebook, Twitter, E-mail. The New Wave of Advertisement


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Chad Sublet receiving his Paul Harris Fellowship.

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Ken Steele receiving his Paul Harris Fellowship.

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Lyndee Riley paying up for being discovered contributing to The Record.

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Lt. Colonel Robert Paoletti! Congratulations Robert on your promotion.

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Great to see you back Bob Leonard. Rotary hits you when you are up and when you are down.

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New member Kristen Dyke. Welcome to Stockton Rotary Kristen.

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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.

Matching PHF funds – the Club will match all PHF donations made until the end of March. Susan asked us to review the information that we have received and evaluate our contribution to the Rotary Foundation. Contact Susan at

Asparagus festival – One of our clubs major fundraisers is working the gates at the Asparagus festival. This year s event is April 15-17th. Due to a recent change, no one under the age of 18 can volunteer, so we will need more adult volunteers than ever. Please encourage as many people as you can to volunteer with us. Morning and afternoon shifts Friday thru Sunday are available and signup sheets will be on the tables at Rotary. This is not only a wonderful community service activity that raises money for our club but it is also a lot of fun. Contact is John Green Sign up sheets will be on the tables.

PolioPlus Run – the PolioPlus run (and Walk) event is scheduled for Memorial Day May 30th. It will be a 5K and 10K event. Kerry is looking for participants, volunteers and sponsors for the event. Please see Kerry or email her at .

Centennial Committee – meeting set for March 28 at Dave Tygett’s home at 4:00 PM.

Rotary Read In – Gary Frush recognized Tammy Kampe who read at 3 different schools. She read to 5 different classes and donated 20 books to different schools. President Nick Curtin presented Tammy with a Rotary mug for her great efforts for our Rotary Read In.

Thank You Renna – President Nick Curtin thanked Renna for her effective running of last weeks meeting. Apparently, given all the anonymous e-mails President Nick received, she did a great job.

Boat Trip – Dave Tygett reported that a trip is planned in September. More information to follow.

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.

Japan Earthquake Relief – In response to the massive earthquake off of the coast of Japan and the resulting tsunami on 11 March 2011, the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation (TRF) are temporarily accepting contributions to help fund Rotary projects for longer-term disaster recovery efforts in Japan and the Pacific island nations impacted by the earthquake and tsunami. Checks should be made payable to The Rotary Foundation (note on your check that the contribution should be used for the Rotary Japan and Pacific Islands Disaster Recovery Fund, #G10005 ). Online contributions may also be made on the Rotary International website: . We suggest that you contact Susan Drake at

Rummage Sale – Our second annual rrummage sale will be held May 21. Start reviewing your junk and saving your stuff. Would you like to help? Kris is in special need of help from persons with trucks to help pick up large items for the sale. Contact Kris Blower at 471-9771 or Don Barry 471-3217.

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 $1070. If you would like additional cards for family, friends see Susan.





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Birthdays… March

  • Brown, William R (BILL) 01
  • Dillon, Brian M (BRIAN) 01
  • Reeves, Laura (LAURA) 02
  • Hanley, James R (JIM) 06
  • Zola, Jeff B. (JEFF) 16
  • Jacobson, Paul A (PAUL) 16
  • Zedlitz, Gerald O (JERRY) 17
  • Howell, Barbara A (BARBARA) 23
  • Dodson, Catherine J (CATHY) 30
  • Vieux, Melanie A (MELANIE) 30


Lynndee Riley was recognized for $25 dollars for her letter to The Record.

Robert Paoletti was recognized for $100 as the Army promoted him from Major to Lt. Colonel.

Bob Leonard was recognized for coming back to the club after back surgery. He is doing well. $200

Special Thank You …

The Wheel

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