The Wheel – March 2, 2011



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Don’t miss next week’s presentation. Management of water is vital, in California it is critical. Please click here to learn more.

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“Building Communities – Bridging Continents”


  • Song – Floyd Crame – America the Beautiful”.
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Tom McHugh.
  • Thought for the Day – Graham Tweedy a prayer for bad times.
    Raffle – Ken Steele from last week, won a Kentucky coin. CP Riddle for this week won a North Carolina coin.
    COG – Marie Arbios Team Leader
    John Atwood Raffle Tickets
    Chad Sublet Greeter
    Gio Stagi and Connie Uychutin Microphones
    Rigo Cervantes and John Atwood Attendance

Table of Contents

Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – March 9, 2011.


Donald R. Glaser. Regional Director for the Mid-Pacific Region of the Buresu of Reclamation. As Regional Director Don Glaser oversees the management of the Bureau of Reclamation’s water projects in an area encompassing the northern two-thirds of California, most of western Nevada and part of southern Oregon.

In addition to the Regional Office headquarters in Sacramento, California, the Region includes five Area Offices located in Klamath Falls, Oregon; Carson City, Nevada; and Redding, Folsom, and Fresno, California; and two specialized offices, the MP Construction Office located in Willows, California; and the Central Valley Operations Office in Sacramento. Please click here for more information about our speaker.

Rotary International

RI Travel Service helps scholars flee Egyptian unrest. Ambassadorial Scholar from Wisconsin, USA, among those evacuated. Read the complete article.

Rotarians work to rebuild New Orleans landmark. Project organizers hope to have lighthouse rebuilt in time for 2011 RI Convention in May. Read the complete article.

More Special Items

Head Table – Tom McHugh, Steve Smith, President Nick Curtin, Pete Wolf, Graham Tweedy, Susan Drake.

Concern Report
– Paul Jacobson told us that Past President Ed Coy passed away. Services will be held at 11 AM, March 18th at Shoreline Funeral Chapel.

New Member– Joshua Shakelford sponsered by Chad Sublet.

New Member Proposed – Kristen Dyke, of Port City Marketing, by Jim Dyke.

Rotarians of the Month – President Nick Curtin recognized Terry Hull, TJ Hull, Fred Sheil and Paul Jacobson, all of whom partnered with others to do good in the community, as Rotarians of the Month.


Steve Smith – Board Member, SUSD

“Status of SUSD”

Steve talked about bringing some business sense to the district in taking care of their customer. He told us that the Stockton Unified School District is almost a half billion dollar entity.

The district has to work with nine different unions. One of the goals the district has this year is to empower the school principals to run their schools.

Mr. Smith also told us about the district s plan to create dependent charter schools to compete with the independent charter schools that draw over 330 students from Stockton Unified. One in particular he discussed was a Health Careers Academy which will give students an edge in education centered on opportunities in the Health industry.

Finally, Mr. Smith discussed the challenges the district faces knowing that there is a planned cut of 28.3 million dollars from the State of California and running a district where 93% of expenses are in staffing.

He concluded by asking city business leaders to hold the School Board accountable, encourage volunteerism and look for ways to help the district keep the kids in school.

Steve Smith was introduced by Pete Wolf.


Upcoming Speakers…


  • 09 Don Glaser-Dilemma and Consensus in Water Resources Management
  • 16 Steve Morales-New Age Communication and online marketing including mobile and email
  • 23 Cami Ferry-Facebook, Twitter, etc., The New Wave of Advertisement
  • 30 Bob Granberg-Delta Water Supply Project


  • 06 Don Moyer-Rattlesnake Wrangling
  • 13 GSE Team
  • 20 Doug Wilhoit-The New State Prison Hospital
  • 27 Lynell Hamilton-Road to the NFL and Education


President Elect Renna Beinoris receiving “the Book” from President Nick.

Our newest member Joshua Shakelford. Welcome Joshua!

Blain Bibb paying up for getting his picture taken again.

Dave Tygett recognized for his luxurious life style.

Old John Litz a grandfather for the third time.

Chad Sublet, Julie Boucher, Liz Hull and Susan Drake searching for treasures. Their reward for bringing in new members.

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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

Rotary Read-In – Gary Frush thanked everyone who participated in the Read-In. Eight hundred books were donated to various school library s and our club had 212 readers at 16 schools.

Dictionary Project – President Nick Curtin asked for all who are interested in passing out dictionaries to let him or Susan know. All 3rd graders in SUSD will receive dictionaries over the next few weeks and we need about an hour of your time to help deliver them to the schools.

Asparagus festival – John Green informed us that the Asparagus festival is going to happen on April 15th through the 17th. All who are interested in volunteering please let him know. Due to a recent change, no one under the age of 18 can volunteer, so they will need more volunteers than ever. This is a major fund raiser for our club. Sign up sheets will be on the tables.

Off to PETS – President Nick Curtin wished Renna Beinoris well as she goes forth on her PETS training to prepare to be Stockton Rotary President.

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 .

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 189 members and our goal is 200.

Trivia Bee – Our same award winning team will represent us this year – Gary Putnam, Jeff Zola and Paul Kozlow. Save the date. Friday March 11, 2011 from 5 to 9 pm. Contact Kerry Krueger

Stockton Thunder Hockey – 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). Chad Sublet reminded us all to sign up real soon so we can sit with our club. For information please contact Susan Drake Sign up at the club or with Susan.

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


Blain Bibb was recognized $150 for his various photos including the Port Of Call.

David Tygett was recognized for $25 for his luxurious accommodations at Camp RYLA.

John Litz was recognized for his 3rd grandchild. $25

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