The Wheel – June 8, 2011



Visit the “Special Items” section for updates from Rotary International. Read about Bill Gates at the RI Convention and learn about RI President Elect’s emphasis for the next Rotary year.

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“Building Communities – Bridging Continents”


  • Song – Floyd Crame – “Stand By Me”.
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Kristen Dyke.
  • Thought for the Day – Duane Isetti. “It is Your Choice”.
    The wise man is still at the top of the mountain, where he still knows the life of the hidden sparrow is in the hands of the seeker and that youthful energy is surpassed by mature wisdom. The seeker holds power in choice.
  • Raffle – Eric Duran won a coin.
  • COG Club -.Brian Dillon, Team Leader; John Atwood, Raffle Tickets; Brian Dillon, greeter; John Litz and Kelly Huffman, Microphones; John Atwood, Attendance.

Table of Contents

Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – June 15, 2011.


Tom Perry-At the End of His Rope: Adventures in Water Ski Racing
. Tom is a partner with the renowned Kroloff Law Firm, and a longtime member of our club. Since moving here many years ago, he has spent as much time as possible water skiing or sailing in our backyard on the beautiful Delta.

Rotary International

Gates tells Rotary to keep up the fight. Cochair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation urges Rotarians to redouble their efforts to push the polio eradication campaign through its final and most difficult stage Read the complete article.

Banerjee outlines emphases for the year. President-elect asks Rotarians to take on today’s challenges in new and different ways.. Read the complete article.

More Special Items

Head Table – President Nick Curtin, David Hosley, Duane Isetti, Mark Plovnick, Kristen Dyke and Susan Drake.

Concern Report – Harry Hedburg and AL Davidson are both at Meadowwood. Harry is not accepting visitors for now. Former Rotarian Richard Yoshikawa passed away recently.

New Member – Jeff Woltkamp, San Joaquin County Assistant Auditor/Controller, sponsored by Robert Paoletti.

District Governor Presentations – DG Don Murphy recognized the Rotary Club of Stockton and Edison Interact Club by presenting R I President Ray Klinginsmith’s Presidential Citation Award with Distinction to both organizations for completing multiple projects in all avenues of service.

SRE Auction – Jerry Zedlitz was the successful bidder for two Giants game tickets and a World Series tee shirt. $110.
Jerry Smith’s top bid of $90 won Ursala Meyer’s Rotary Club of Stockton Polo Shirt, but good will prevailed and he allowed Waqar Rizvi to win the shirt for an additional $40 donation to SRE.


David Hosley

Developing Leadership in the Central Valley

Speaker David Hosley brings great credentials, and many connections with his commitment to developing leadership in the northern three counties of the San Joaquin Valley including San Joaquin County.

He sees civic leadership development that builds trust, capacity, inner connections, personal values and ethnic and racial diversity among leaders as critical to solving the problems San Joaquin County and the other valley counties and cities face. Ethnic and racial diversity among civic leaders is especially important since what are now minority ethnic/racial groups will become the major population groups of the region in the near future.

American Leadership Forum (ALF) is paramount in the many activities Great Valley Center is engaged in to achieve its goal of promoting the northern San Joaquin Valley. ALF’s function is to develop future leaders through assembling annual classes of emerging leaders. The classes are made up of potential leaders from the region who come together for nine months during which, among other things, they learn to respect one another, discuss difficult issues together for mutual benefit and to develop relationships that will further their civic leadership.

It is very reassuring to know that someone is doing something so well about a problem we all know exists, but struggle to do anything meaningful about..

David Hosley was introduced by Mark Plovnick.


Upcoming Speakers…


  • 15 Tom Perry-At the End of His Rope: Adventures in Water Ski Racing
  • 22 Lee Eang-Unknown Palsy
  • 29 KICK OUT!


  • TBA



Kristen Dyke leading us in the Pledge.


Duane Isetti presenting the Thought for the Day.


New member Jeff Woltkamp being inducted by DG Don Murphy. Stockton Rotary welcomes you, Jeff.


President Nick receiving two RI presidential citations from DG Don Murphy.


Linda Philipp – success never goes unrewarded in Rotary.


Nick Curtin auctioning Ursula Meyer’s shirt.




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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.

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

Chamber Tradeshow – Graham Tweedy thanked those who helped create and man our booth at the recent Chamber of Commerce Trade Show. President Nick, Kristen Dyke, Brian Dillon, Frank Whitney, and Bill Brown worked the event.

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 reminded us to pledge 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. 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

International Rotary Convention – Bill Gass attended the convention in New Orleans, May 20-25. Bill presents a log of his experiences to enable us to obtain personal impressions of the convention.

Boots, Bales & BBQ – Save the date, September 17. Our annual Hoe-down, barn dance and BBQ. Live and silent auction.

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.

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


Linda Philipp – $250 for all of the times her face has appeared in local publications concerning her attaining leadership of the Community Foundation of San Joaquin County. She announced the eminent marriage of her son this July fourth.

Special Thank You …

The Wheel

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