The Wheel – August 24, 2011



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“Reach Within to Embrace Humanity”


  • Song – Julie Boucher & Heather Schlenger, He s got the whole world in his hand”.
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Chad Sublet
  • Thought for the Day – Michael Blower shared history of Rotary to remind us that August is membership month. Share Rotary with a neighbor, friend or relative.
  • Raffle – Eric Duran drew a $5 bill.
  • COG Club -Team Leader: Jason Carlson. Raffle Tickets: John Atwood. Greeter: Josh Shackelford. Mic1 :Josh Shackelford. Mic2: Jason Carlson. Attendance: John Atwood and Rigo Cervantes.

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Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – August 31, 2011.


Robin Burcell-Writing Fiction and Forensic Art. Robin Burcell, an FBI-trained forensic artist, has worked as a police officer, detective and hostage negotiator. The Bone Chamber is her latest international thriller about an FBI forensic artist. Face of a Killer received a starred review from Library Journal. She is the author of four previous novels. Visit her website at:

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, Michael Blower, Julie Boucher, Chad Sublet, Rod Bovee. and Susan Drake.

Concern Report – Harry Hedburg is in Meadowwood. He would enjoy visitors.

Presentation – Cathy Peterson was presented a check for $2000 to send UOP students to distribute wheelchairs in cooperation with Hope Haven.

Memorial – Jerry Zedlitz for Ellie Conway and Bill Scott.


Rodney Bovee
Racing the Planet

Rod shared candid, humorous, and detailed stories to bring his adventures to life for us. Rod s adventures started back in the days while working at American Savings and Union Safe Deposit Bank with his adventure partner, Kent Gikas, starting with backpacking trips into the High Sierras and later climbing Mt. Whitney and Mt. Shasta multiple times.

While on the frozen slopes of Mt. Shasta, it was decided that warmer country was needed for future adventures. Several months later, and over a couple of martinis at de Vega Brothers, the two of them agreed to enter in an ultra marathon foot race across the Gobi Desert in the far western territory of China, near the Tajikistan border.

Since completing that race, Rod and Kent were hooked and a year later entered into another race, but this time across the sands of the Sahara. This addicting adventure racing was not out of their blood so days after the terrific earthquake in Chile, Rod and Kent were on a plane for their next adventure, the driest place in the world known as the Atacama Desert in sight of the Andes and at 10,000 feet of elevation in northern Chile.

Finally Rod shared his prescription for success: 1) Set your goal higher than you think you can achieve. 2) Tell everybody. 3) Eat right and train right.

Rod Bovee was introduced by Julie Boucher.


Upcoming Speakers…


  • 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



Michael Blower bringing us the thought for the day.


Cathy Peterson receiving the check to UOP to help send students to Wheel Chair distribution.


Joe Serra celebrating 80 great years. Thank you Joe for all you have done and for all that you continue to do for Rotary and the world.


Terry Hull, Liz Hull and Judy Chambers raiding the gift bag. Thanks for bringing in new members y’all.

Nick Curtin presenting awards to persons who brought in new members to our club during his year. Remember Nick?

Julie Boucher introducing our speaker.

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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 – August is Rotary Membership Month. We are encouraged to look to our friends, family, co-workers and neighbors and consider introducing them to Rotary and our club.

The Rotarian Magazine – Brian Dillon. A treasure gathers dust on your shelf or hits the recycle bin each month. Why not help us inform the public of what goes on with Rotary. We will have stickers at the club that you can take and put on your Rotarian magazine and take it to the waiting room at your place of business, or your favorite doctor’s office, or any where the public gathers.

Database Access – Susan Drake. You can now get the club directory and database information on your smartphone. Just put into the browser on your phone then log in. Your user name is your email address and your password is your RI number which is on The Rotarian magazine unless you have changed it.

Music in the Park – Kerry Krueger. The event is Wednesday August 31, 5:30-8 p.m. at Victory Park Bandstand. The band is Miss Lizzy and Her Cadillac Kings (Jump Blues music think Patsy Cline or Bonnie Raitt or Elvis for that matter!). Ice cream served, you bring the rest.

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


Read to Me, Stockton! Kickoff – The public kickoff for Read to Me, Stockton! happened at Fillmore School on Thursday the 25th. Nore info to come.

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John Harmon Annual Boat Trip – a trip is planned for Saturday September 10. Our destination will be the Delta Yacht Club. Depart times will vary with boat. BBQ at 12:30. Menu – BBQ Tri Tip, BBQ chicken, baked beans, salad, rolls and wine. Oh, and cookies. Cost, $20 for adults, 12-18 $10, under 12 free. No host bar by Delta Yacht Club. Sign up at tables or online at our calendar. Dave Tygett is the contact.

Boots, Bales and BBQ – Rich Good 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 $1339. If you would like additional cards for family, friends see Susan.



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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


Joe Serra – $100 for celebrating his 80th birthday in Puerto Vallarta with his family.

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