The Wheel – July 27, 2011



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“Reach Within to Embrace Humanity”


  • Song – Julie Boucher. “She ll Be Coming Around the Mountain.”
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Gary Frush.
  • Thought for the Day – Bob Blower shared thoughts and trivia about one of our countries founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin, who lived to be 85 years old (about twice the average for the time), a statesman, printer, author, musician, inventor and scientist. He also came up with many enduring thoughts such as time is money , fish and visitors smell in three days , and haste makes waste .
  • Raffle – Susan Drake won $20.
  • COG Club -Team Leader Jason Carlson; Raffle Tickets John Atwood; Greeter Josh Shackelford; Mic1 Barney Kramer, Mic2 Laura Reeves; Attendance John Atwood and Rigo Cervantes.

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Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – August 3, 2011.


Dr Jeff Marsee – Superintendent/President of San Joaquin Delta Community College
. Prior to this position he worked as an administrator and faculty at colleges and universities in California, Texas, and New York. In addition, Jeff worked as a consultant with over 50 higher education institutions; developing and implementing student recruitment and retention plans, installing strategic budget models, improving student access, and initiating best practice change initiatives to strengthen the colleges. Please click here for more information about our speaker.

Rotary International


RI president’s message. All of us in Rotary are looking to change the world why else would we be Rotarians? Read the complete article.

More Special Items

Head Table – President Renna Beinoris, Bob Blower, Julie Boucher, Gary Frush, Susan Drake, and guest speaker Kendra Bruno.

Paul Harris Fellowships – Tom McHugh received his Paul Harris plus two pin and Kirby Robinson received his Paul Harris plus 3 pin.


Kendra Bruno

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar

Our Ambassadorial Scholar, Kendra Bruno, is a Stagg High School graduate who received her BA in Industrial Relations from UOP, and just completed her Master s Degree in Natural Resources and Peace from the United Nations Mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica.

Kendra presented a compelling account of her experience in Costa Rica. She explained that Costa Rica is a democratic nation with a female president, Laura Chinchilla. The largest business sectors are agriculture, computer technology, gambling, and tourism.

She attended the university with 176 students from 52 countries and found that the free exchange of ideas, culture, and social norms was a life changing experience. As a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar her role included spreading goodwill, participating in Rotary meetings and events such as Pura Vida, a run/walk for Peace which raised $600 for End Polio Now.

Kendra Bruno was introduced by Susan Drake.


Upcoming Speakers…


  • 03 Dr. Marsee-Delta College
  • 10 John Blount-The Wit & Wisdom of Dan Quayle
  • 17 Dave Gallagher-The Rotary Foundation In Action
  • 24 TBA
  • 31 Robin Burcell-Writing Fiction and Forensic Art


  • 07 Jon Coupal-California Taxpayeers-An Endangered Species
  • 14 Dave Mantooth-District Governor
  • 21 Pat Collier-St Joseph’s Care Van
  • 28 TBA



Bob Blower bringing us the Thought for the Day.


Tom McHugh and Kirby Robinson receiving their Paul Harris Fellowship awards.


Susan Drake, Rotarian of the Month for July.


Ann Johnston and

Craig LaFargue and


Graham Tweedy paid dearly for having a little fun.

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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.

Music in the Park – President Renna thanked Dave Tygett for hosting the concert and Rigo Cervantes for the ice cream.

Night at the Ports – District 5220 is holding a Night At the Ports on August 30. Cost is $10 per person. Contact Nick Curtin at

Golf Tournament – Rotary Club of Stockton Golf Tournament August 15 at Stockton G&CC. $100. 8:30 breakfast served, 10:00 AM Tee Off. Hot dogs and hamburgers and awards at the end. Jeff Zola is seeking hole sponsors. The cost is $100 for adouble sided sign for each hole.

Foundation Seminar – August 20. An opportunity to be updated on the functioning of the Rotary Foundation. A number of us are signed up but room for more. We will be car pooling. The club will pay for the event. It will be held at Escalon High School, 1520 Yosemite Avenue, Escalon. 8-9am Registration and Check-in; 9-12pm Seminar; 12pm Lunch-sandwiches, salads, drinks. RSVP s to Susan.


Read to Me, Stockton! Kickoff
– The public kickoff for Read to Me, Stockton! is scheduled for August 25 at 10 AM at Fillmore School. A program is planned to include persons to introduce the program. You are invited to join SUSD leaders, staff and community leaders. Please contact Graham Tweedy at Lets have a good Rotary turnout to show our committment to the children of Stockton and an opportunity to help them succeed.

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

Boots, Bales and BBQ – Richard Good asked for those who contributed to last year s shindig to consider doing it again and for those who have not to consider donating something this year. The event is planned for September 17th. This is our major fund raiser. Contact Richard at

Sip and Stroll – Hospice of San Joaquin is raising funds for Hospice House with the annual Midnight Sip and Stroll. Tickets available from Carole Burns of Hospice of San Joaquin.

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… July

  • Blower, Michael C (MICHAEL) 01
  • Hull, Jr, W Terrence (TJ) 01
  • Badway, George A (GEORGE) 02
  • Philipp, Linda J (LINDA) 02
  • Green, John M (JOHN) 04
  • Riley, Lynndee (LYNNDEE) 06
  • Monroe, Ronald E (RON) 10
  • Wary, Richard M (DICK) 10
  • Robbins, Reed (REED) 11
  • Beinoris, Renna (RENNA) 13
  • Meza, Carlos E (CARLOS) 15
  • Merrill, Robert W (BOB) 17
  • Duarte, Luis A (LUIE) 23
  • Jaffe, Peter (PETER) 25
  • Duran, Eric E (ERIC) 28
  • Morales, Steve A (STEVE) 28
  • Frush, Gary L (GARY) 29
  • Greenberg, Jeffrey M (JEFF) 30
  • Bregman, Marc A (MARC) 31


Pam Wenger and Walt Wager – $25 each for cell phone breach of etiquette.

Melanie Vieux – $25 for her guest Carole Burns announcement regarding the Hospice of San Joaquin Midnight Sip and Stroll event.

Ann Johnston, $100, Craig LaFarge, $50 and Graham Tweedy, $100 for being guests of Dolly Parton at her Concord concert and promoting the Read to Me, Stockton! program.

Special Thank You …

The Wheel

Editor, Graham Tweedy. A special thank you this week to Eric Duran, pictures; Ken Norton, notes; Susan Drake, chief checker; Renna Beinoris, 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
Kalyan Banerjee

District 5220 Governor
Dave Mantooth

Stockton Rotary Club President
Renna Beinoris