The Wheel – July 6, 2011



President Renna Beinoris introduced her theme Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler , or in English, Let the Good Times Roll personally in your family, locally in our community, and globally around the world.

Visit the “Special Items” section for updates from Rotary International. Read our new RI president’s message to us.

Check out our speaker for next week. 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.

“Reach Within to Embrace Humanity”


  • Song – Heather Schlenger – “America the Beautiful”.
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Peter Jaffee
  • Thought for the Day – Brian Dillon, But for the grace of God there go I.
  • Raffle – This year it is BILLS: little bills and large bills, but the real bill is the $2 bill. Don Barry won $20.
  • COG Club -Team Leader: Brian Dillon
    Raffle Tickets John Atwood
    Greater: Kelly Huffman
    Microphones: Tony Despotes and Helen Hauser
    Attendance: Rigo Cervantes and John Atwood

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Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – July, 13 2011.


Maria Pallavicini – Pacific: Planning for the Future.
As Provost, Pallavicini serves as the University’s chief academic officer and has overall responsibility for the institution’s educational and research programs, library services, enrollment, financial aid, registrar and continuing education. She oversees Pacific’s liberal arts college and eight other schools on campuses in Stockton, Sacramento and San Francisco, encompassing 120 academic programs, 839 faculty, 6,700 students, and a $115 million budget. 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

New Members – Bill Jeffery sponsored by Judy Chambers. Bill is an attorney specializing in environmental, air quality, energy and water issues. Bill is married to Pam Eibeck.

Judge Brett Morgan sponsored by Liz Hull. Judge Morgan grew up in Davis and is a McGeorge Law school graduate.
He is married with four children.


Carl J. Toliver – Interim Superintendent of Schools, SUSD

“Stockton Schools”

While experiencing his 37 years of management in public education Carl Toliver has seen Stockton Unified’s 57 schools and 37,140 students undergo major change. School buildings have accumulated years of hard use and neglect while the students have changed ethically from mostly Caucasian to mostly Hispanic followed by low grades, poor attendance and appalling graduation rates.

Toliver was called from retirement by the previous board to bring leadership to a divided board, discouraged faculty and administration and a failing student body.

To date, he has been successful on all three fronts. His three simple goals have rallied everyone from the board to the students to achieve improvement in most areas. The three goals are: be able to read by the third grade, master algebra by the eighth grade and graduate after the twelfth grade.

Thanks to Measure “Q” bond funds, infrastructure once on the brink of condemnation, is finally being renovated to the tune of $49,442,183 for projects currently underway and total construction cost for all completed projects of $39,135,199 for a combined total of $89,577,382.

Carl Toliver was introduced by Bill Gass.


Upcoming Speakers…


  • 13 Maria Pallavicini-Pacific: Planning for the Future
  • 20 John Donnelly-Overview of DEA and Drug Trends in the Central Valley
  • 27 Kendra Bruno-Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar


  • 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



Peter Jaffee leading us in the pledge.


Heather Schlenger leading us in song.


Brian Dillon giving us a thought for the day


New member Bill Jeffrey.


New member Brett Morgan. The Rotary Club of Stockton welcomes our two new members.


Big winner – Don Barry!

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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.

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

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

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

Golf Tournament – Rotary Club of Stockton Golf Tournament August 15 at Stockton G&CC. $100. 8:30 breakfast served, 10:00 AM Tee Off. Sandwiches and awards at the end.

Stockton Symphony – Peter Jaffee promoted the coming season for the Stockton Symphony, especially the Harmony Stockton Program at Marshall Elementary School. The school needs funds to purchase half and three-quarter size violins to provide after school enrichment for seventy 3rd through 5th grade students.

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.





Click on Better Hearing and CMPD to link to their websites

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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


Special Thank You …

The Wheel

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