The Wheel – August 10, 2011



Visit the “Special Items” section for updates from Rotary International.

Check out our speaker for next week. Dave Gallagher, a dedicated Rotarian from Modesto, has a lot to tell 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.

“Reach Within to Embrace Humanity”


  • Song – Floyd Crame sang for the club I Left My Heart In San Francisco
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Joe Serra.
  • Thought for the Day – Robert Shapiro – Settle a problem first before quitting, so someone else won t have to pick up the pieces.
  • Raffle – Bill Brown drew a $10 bill.
  • COG Club -Team Leader: Fred Weibel
    Raffle Tickets: John Atwood
    Greeter: Todd Speer
    Microphones: Kristen Dyke & Laura Reeves
    Attendance taken by Rigo Cervantes & John Atwood

Table of Contents

Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – August 17, 2011.


Dave Gallagher-The Rotary Foundation In Action. David Gallagher, District Foundation Chair, has been a member of Modesto Sunrise Rotary Club since 1987, serving as Club President during 1997-1998, and as Governor for District 5220 for the 2004-2005 Rotary Centennial year.

David is an Optometrist and has a private practice in Modesto.

His main interest in Rotary is in the area of international service. During his year as District Governor, all 55 clubs of District 5220 participated in Project HOPE, an international Centennial project to help the street children of Kisumu, Kenya. Please click here for more information about our speaker.

Rotary International

Rotarians play key role in Pakistan s strategy to end polio. Club members press ahead with immunization, social mobilization, and advocacy. Read the complete article.

Foundation alumni empower communities in South Africa, India. Former scholars, peace fellow use their training to help others. Read the complete article.

More Special Items

Head Table – President Renna Beinoris, Joe Serra, John Blount, guest speaker, Bill Gass, Robert Shapiro and Susan Drake.

Paul Harris Fellowship – Tom Perry, honored his wife Susie Perry, with a Paul Harris Award for her ongoing service to the community.

Concern Report – Ellie Conway, a Rotarian for 40 years, passed away Monday. Bill Scott, also passed away. Bill joined our club in 1949 and was president in 1966-67. Services for Bill Scott will be Friday August 12th at10am at St John’s Episcopal Church.

New Member – Liz Hull presented Moses Zapien as a new member. Moses is an attorney in the firm of James Morris.

Proposed New Member – Erica Plumb of Mercy Housing by Susan Drake.

Edison Interact Polio funds – Yee Vang, past president of Edison High School Interact, presented President Renna with a check for $136 for the PolioPlus Campaign.


John Blount- Chairman of the Executive Committee for the
RI Board of Directors

The Wit & Wisdom of Dan Quayle

The basis for John Blount’s talk was a quote from former Vice President, Dan Quayle. I think we re on an irreversible course, but that could change.

Rotary was just a local service organization until after WWII. From there it moved to provide Group Study Exchange and Ambassadorial Scholarships. In 1986 Rotary changed from a men only organization to include women.

John shared with the club, the importance of the Polio Eradication Program and what it has meant to the international scene. His question to the club was, where do we go from here once Polio is eliminated?

Rotary needs to grow. Examples of larger growth in Rotary clubs are Korea, India and Eastern Europe. The average age of the Rotarian member in U.S. is a little over 61 years.

Clubs are changing meeting times to cocktail hours and evenings. Technology is now embraced by Rotary International and out sourcing has become common at headquarters .

John Blount was introduced by Bill Gass.


Upcoming Speakers…


  • 17 Dave Gallagher-The Rotary Foundation In Action
  • 24 Rodney Bovee-Racing the Planet
  • 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 Brent Holz-TBA



Robert Shapiro bringing us the Thought for the Day.


Moses Zapien being welcomed as a new member by John Blount.


Susie Perry honored by her husband, Tom Perry, with a Paul Harris Fellowship Award.


Luis Duarte – that’s a mug!

Dave Midura, new president of SRE. Better picture than your predecessor Dave.

Yee Vang, past president of Edison High School Interact. Yee is the pretty one on the right.

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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.

August – Rotary Membership Month – President Renna reminded us that August is Rotary Membership Month. She encouraged us to look to our friends, family, co-workers and neighbors and consider introducing them to Rotary and our club.

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

SRE changes – Luis Duarte just completed a one year term as president of SRE. The new SRE president is Dave Midura. Luie said local charities will be awarded $21,500 this year. A further change now allows donors to designate up to 50% of their gift be distributed in the current year.

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 a double 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. Dave Tygett is the contact.

Boots, Bales and BBQ – President Renna reminded the club to get the raffle tickets in for the Boots Bales and BBQ to be held at Bora Winery on September 17th. 1st PRIZE: A cruise; 2nd PRIZE: An IPod 2: 3rd PRIZE: $500. This is our major fund raiser. Contact Richard at

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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Click on Better Hearing and CMPD to link to their websites

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Birthdays… August

  • Serra, Joseph B. M.D. (JOE)04
  • Nelson, Robert C (ROBERT)05
  • Wykoff, Victor Jr (VIC)06
  • Miller, David L (DAVID)14
  • Benner, Dale (DALE)16
  • Notman, John S (JOHN)19
  • Campora, Cathryn M (CATEY)25
  • Chapman, Daniel J (DAN)25
  • Crump, Ronald L (RON)26
  • LaRue, John K (JOHN)26
  • Lemos, Louis G (LOUIS)27
  • Burdick, William L (BILL)28


Luis Duarte – $100 for a bad attempt at facial improvement.

Special Thank You …

The Wheel

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