The Wheel – March 9, 2011



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“Building Communities – Bridging Continents”


  • Song – Floyd Crame – Stand By Me”.
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Reed Robbins.
  • Thought for the Day – Judy Chambers. The value of Rotary true friendships, service above self, and commitment to worthy causes..
    Raffle – Dennis Cochran won a German olympics coin.
    COG – Team Leader-Melanie Vieux, Raffle-John Atwood, Greeter-Josh Shackelford, Mic1-Jason Carlson, Mic2-Melanie Vieux, Attendance-John Atwood and Rigo Cervantes.

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Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – March 16, 2011.

Steve Morales, President, Mayaco Marketing & Internet-New Age Communication and online marketing including mobile and email. Steve Morales is the founder and president of Mayaco Marketing & Internet, a Stockton-based company. Established in 1994, Mayaco has provided clients with marketing and Internet solutions.steve_morales134
Steve is involved with a wide range of marketing & Internet projects. Some of his executive management experience includes:
– Newspaper Associate Publisher, Marketing Director and Business manager.
– Assistant Advertising Manager for a multi-billion dollar company where he was in charge of all day-to-day advertising efforts and handled a $26 million dollar annual budget.
– Advertising / Marketing Director for several large regional and national retail companies.
– Researched and launched new products for the supermarket industry that quickly out-sold national products.
– Involved with launch of new store concepts.
– One of three individuals selected to present marketing seminars in Europe regarding “Emerging Country Marketing Training” on behalf of the U.S. State Department.
– Key presenter for New Media conferences and online marketing.
Mayaco works with numerous industries, government entities, and non-profit organizations along with many others.
In addition to his professional endeavors, Steve has received several volunteer recognition awards. He is involved with locals organizations including a member of the Stockton Sports Commission

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 – President Nick Curtin, Reed Robbins, Jim Darrah, Judy Chambers,Ken Steele and guest speaker Don Glaser.

Concern Report
– Funeral services for Past President Ed Coy will be held at 11 AM, March 18th at Shoreline Funeral Chapel.

Memorials received in Ed Coy s memory – Rotary Club of Stockton, Pat Patmon and Jerry Zedlitz.

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

Au revoir – Gary Gillis and Frank Moore are off to South Africa to participate in the Wheelchair Foundation Program.


Donald R. Glaser – Regional Director for the Mid-Pacific Region of the Buresu of Reclamation

“Dilema and Consensus in Water Resources Management”

Don Glaser presented a candid and informative program reviewing the issues regarding water in California. The dire reality is that there is not enough water to meet the current state population let alone the increase in population which is estimated to increase by half by 2050.

We are pumping more water out of the ground than nature is putting back into it. The Bureau of Reclamation delivers 7 million acre feet of water yearly for agriculture, industry and personal use.

Despite the difficulty of reconciling the many different positions of the many different interested parties, Mr. Glaser is confident that agreements can be reached so that solutions can be beneficial to all concerned while at some cost to all.

Don Glaser was introduced by Ken Steele.


Upcoming Speakers…


  • 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


Judy Chambers rendering the Thought for the Day.

Garry Gillis off to South Africa.

Ernie Jordan reluctantly admitting ownership to his lost hat.

kaufmanGolfer, Kevin Kauffaman, caught with his clubs.

Club squealer paying up.

Good works do not go unrewarded in Rotary, Fred.

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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 .

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.

Trivia Bee – The 20th annual Trivia Bee with our same award winning team – Gary Putnam, Jeff Zola and Paul Kozlow. This year s event The Roaring 20 s is Friday March 11, 2011 from 5 to 9 pm. Cost which includes dinner is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Contact is Kerry Krueger

Stockton Thunder Hockey – Please join Stockton and 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. Last year we had over 300 attendees and had a wonderful time. Ticket prices: vary from $7 to $16 ($16 includes hat). If you sign up by this Friday we will purchase the tickets together so we can sit in the same area. For information please contact Susan Drake

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


Fred Weibel – $250 for making the cover of the Bear Creek Church magazine and a full page ad on the back.

Jerry Smith – $25 for erroneously snitching on Kevin Kaufman allegedly golfing instead of attending the Rotary meeting.

Kevin Kaufman – $25 matching Jerry s fine.

Ernie Jordan – $25 for leaving his cap at a meeting.

COG Club graduates – $25 each. Julie Boucher, Fred Sheil, Floyd Crame, Melanie Vieux, Diane Stauffer, Chad Sublet, and Eric Duran.

Special Thank You …

The Wheel

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