The Wheel – June 1, 2011



Visit the “Special Items” section for updates from Rotary International. What a story from New Orleans – Rotary accomplishes great things.

Next week’s meeting features a speaker on leadership. Make a special effort to 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 – “Star Spangled Banner”.
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance – John Green.
  • Thought for the Day – Josh Shackelford. Josh encouraged us to have child like faith. Learn from everyone around us. Listen and learn.
  • Raffle – Jack O’Sullivan won the New Jersey coin and therefore the jackpot. $1459. Thirty per cent of the amount went to the library fund of SRE and Jack donated his winning, the rest, to Read to Me, Stockton!
  • COG Club -.Team leader–Jason Carlson
    Mic 1- Barney Kramer
    Mic 2- Jason Carlson
    Attendance- John Atwood
    Greater – Josh Shackelford

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Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – June 8, 2011.


David Hosley – Developing Leadership in the Central Valley. David Hosley oversees communications, development, government relations and alumni affairs for UC Merced. He serves on the American Leadership Forum National Board of Directors, and the Great Valley ALF chapter board. Prior to his interim appointment as Vice Chancellor, Dr. Hosley was the president of the Great Valley Center for two years, which is affiliated with the university.

Dr. Hosley has more than four decades of media experience, and currently hosts the Great Valley public affairs series which is carried on three television stations in the Central Valley. Previously, he managed KVIE, KCSM and KQED in public broadcasting, and was a producer, reporter and anchor at news radio stations in San Francisco, New York and Miami. For more information about our speaker please click here.

Rotary International

Rotary stories from the Gulf Coast. When Warren Easton Charter High School in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, needed help, Rotarians were a logical lifeline. See a video showing how Rotarians helped the school bounce back after Hurricane Katrina. Read the complete article.

Rotary, ONE Campaign collaborate to increase humanitarian service. Rotarians are encouraged to contact ONE chapters to explore ways they might work together. Read the complete article.

More Special Items

Head Table – President Nick Curtin, Josh Shackelford, Steve Morales, Jose Rodriguez, Ann Johnston and Susan Drake.

Concern Report – Harry Hedburg and AL Davidson are both at Meadowwood. Harry is not accepting visitors for now.

New Member Proposal – Bill Jeffery by Judy Chambers.


Read to Me, Stockton! – Our club welcomed the Mayor, Ann Johnston and many guests from our city. Ann spoke briefly describing the Read to Me, Stockton! project. Dolly Parton even said a few words.

The goal of the project is to place a book, provided by Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, in the hands of every child every month between the ages of 0 and 5. We are starting in zip code 95205.

The Mayor’s Book Club is coordinating the project and our club is providing the funding which will come from within the club, other non profits and the business community.

Joining the Mayor were the following guests of the club representing the active partners in the project: Carl Toliver, SUSD, Julie Penn, SUSD, Daniel Wright, SUSD, Jamie Baiocchi, SJCOE, Robert Morrow, Bring Me A Book Foundation, Suzy Daveluy, Stockton-San Joaquin County Library, Andy Prokop, United Way, Kaye Mooney, UOP, Debra Keller, SUSD, Peaches Ehrich, Stockton-San Joaquin County Library, Chris Freeman- Stockton-San Joaquin County Library.

The Rotary Club of Stockton thanks our guests for joining us to celebrate the beginning of Read to Me, Stockton!


Jose Rodriguez – President and CEO of El Concilio

All About El Concilio

Our speaker outlined the sevices rendered by El Concilio such as the Joven Noble Program which works with high risk youth and focuses on acknowledgement.

He spoke about the ASSET Program which is an after school program for low income families.

El Concilio was established in1968 to serve Latinos. They also serve non Latinos. Other programs are the Calworks Case Management and legal services for seniors and care givers.

Jose Rodriguez was introduced by Steve Morales.


Upcoming Speakers…


  • 08 David Hosley-Developing Leadership in the Central Valley
  • 15 Tom Perry-At the End of His Rope: Adventures in Water Ski Racing
  • 22 Lee Eang-Unknown Palsy
  • 29 KICK OUT!


  • TBA



Josh Shakelford paying to deliver Rotary flags to President Nick.


Carl Toliver, Superintendent of Schools, SUSD, commenting on the need for Read to Me, Stockton!


Jeff Zola paying up for playing on the beach with his little son.


Michael Blower, showing off.


Big winner Jack O’Sullivan.


Nick Curtin about to present “the book” to Ann Johnston.
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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.

Next Week’s Meeting. Guess where? Still at Stockton Golf and Country Club.

Ports Game – Join us at the Ports game on June 27th to celebrate Presidents Nick’s birthday and kick out week. Consider signing up for fellowship and enjoying a baseball game. Cost is 28 dollars per person which covers a seat in the back porch section of the park and a BBQ dinner. Contact Chad Sublet at

PolioPlus Run – Kerry Krueger announced winners and thanked all those that volunteered for the PolioPlus run (and Walk) event on Memorial Day May 30th.

Kayak Party – Join us at the Drake residence on Lake Lincoln for a Kayak party on Thursday, July 21 at 4pm plus. $10 for adults, kids free. Contact Susan Drake at

Read to Me Stockton! – Presiedent Nick lead us in pledging a minimum of $50 per year for three years for the project. $50 will deliver a book a month for a year to two children. The club responded with 55 of us pledging close to $4828 for each year. An additional $1022 from the raffle. A great start. Visit our page on the Rotary website for complete information on the project Should you have questions please contact Craig LaFargue at or Graham Tweedy at

Boat Trip – a trip is planned for Saturday September 10. More information to follow.

Bocce Ball Challenge – on June 12 our club has accepted a Rotary challenge to be held at the Bocce Club on Waterloo Road. $20 per person. Contact Chad Sublet at

Advertise in The Wheel – what a great opportunity we have to advertise in The Wheel. Give us your business card and we will place it in The Wheel. $300 for the Rotary year plus $75 if you wish a link to your website. Reserve now by contacting Graham Tweedy at

Special Auction – We have a special auction that will take place on June 8th at our club meeting. Two great seats at the Giants vs Indians game on Sunday,June 26 at AT&T Park plus an authentic World Series Champions Tee shirt. Proceeds of the auction will go toward the Annual giving fund of Rotary Foundation. Where did we score such a great prize? You can thank our Director of International Service, Cathy Peterson.

Rotary Youth Exchange – Registrations have started for this year s Rotary Youth Exchange trip to Germany and so far we have approximately 12 – 15 kids who are interested in going. However, as is the norm, we have about 30 German students who would like the chance to come to the United States. So I would like to encourage anyone who has ever thought about opening their home to an exchange student to really consider doing so this year. This is a tremendous opportunity to impact the lives of our youth, and the friendship and bonds that are made last a lifetime. Please let me know if you are interested in hosting and I will get you the application. Contact Samuel Wheeler 209-536-1218.

District Assembly – on June 4, we will gather at the University of Merced for a big day of learning what goes on in our District. Plan to join us. New members and incoming board members are especially encouraged to attend. The club will pay your registration. You must sign up before May 20 as the fee increases from $25 to $30. We will be carpooling to Merced. Contact Susan Drake for more information at

Rotary and the ONE Campaign – are pleased to announce a joint effort to work together to achieve our shared humanitarian goals. This collaboration aims to encourage communication and cooperation between Rotary districts and clubs in the United States with local ONE affiliates. The ONE Campaign is an advocacy organization dedicated to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. Co-founded by U2 lead-singer Bono and backed by more than two million members, ONE works with leaders of both parties to support proven, cost-effective ways to save lives and help people build sustainable futures. You can find more information about ONE on their website: This announcement was taken from Friday Facts.

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 $1215. If you would like additional cards for family, friends see Susan.





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Birthdays… June

  • Burns, Darrell R Jr. (DARRELL) 03
  • Wilhoit, Douglass W (DOUG) 05
  • De Gregori, John H (JOHN) 08
  • Plovnick, Mark S (MARK) 08
  • Neri, Don G (DON) 09
  • Blower, Kris A (KRIS) 10
  • O’Sullivan, John V (JACK) 10
  • Shapiro, Robert J (BOB) 11
  • Harless, Charlynn L (CHARLYNN) 13
  • Drake, Susan J (SUSAN) 14
  • Kauffman, Kevin M (KEVIN) 17
  • Moilan, Ross M (ROSS) 17
  • Scriven, Amy L (AMY) 18
  • Drury, Dale L (DALE) 21
  • Hosie, William C (BILL) 25
  • Curtin, Nicholas (NICK) 27
  • Lynch, William H (BILL) 29
  • Lofthus, Ort J (OJ) 29
  • Dietrich V, Francis J (JOSEPH) 30


John Chandar – $50 for participating in the Polio run.

Jeff Zola – $100 for visiting his son in Florida.

Michael Blower – $10 for participating in the Polio run.

Josh Shackelford – for bringing back two Rotary Flags from his travels. $100

Terry Hull – $20 for running under the influence of pneumonia.

David Miller – $10 for participating in the Polio run.

Heather Schlenger – $10 for participating in the Polio run.

Hazel Hill – $10 for participating in the Polio run.

Paul Jacobson – $10 for participating in the Polio run.

Joe Serra – $10 for participating in the Polio run.

Special Thank You …

The Wheel

Editor, Graham Tweedy. A special thank you this week to Frank Whitney, pictures; John Chandar, 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