The Wheel – August 3, 2011



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

Check out our speaker for next week. John Blount is an outstanding speaker – he always has something to say. 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 – Julie Boucher and Heather Schlenger, “The Star Spangled Banner”.
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Bill Gass.
  • Thought for the Day – Kristen Dyke – “Start your day with a smile”.
  • Raffle – Barney Kramer won $1 which he donated back to the club.
  • COG Club -Team leader – Brian Dillon
    Raffle – John Atwood
    Greeter – Octavio Cruces
    Microphone – Brian Dillon
    Attendance – Rigo Cervantes and John Atwood

Table of Contents

Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – August 10, 2011.


John Blount-The Wit & Wisdom of Dan Quayle. John T. Blount is a dentist, in private practice for the past thirty-four years in Sebastopol,California. He is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Dentistry with a D.D.S. degree and Loma Linda School of Arts and Sciences with an undergraduate degree in history.

Dr. Blount was the Rotary International Director from the western United States and Canada for 2009 to 2011. He is presently the chairman of the Executive Committee for the RI Board of Directors. Additionally, he serves on the board s Administrative Committee, the Rotarian Action Group Committee and as a resource to the Strategic Planning Committee. He has previously served on several world-organization committees for Rotary, many that deal with Rotary s future, including New Models of Rotary Clubs , Rotary Action Groups , three RI President nominating committees, and Vice Chair of the 2008 International Institute. 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, Kristen Dyke, guest speaker Dr. Jeff Marsee, Hazel Hill, Bill Gass and Susan Drake.

Paul Harris Fellowships – Ken Steele presented past president Michael Blower his Paul Harris + three fellowship.

Auction – Bob Blower and Jim Dyke donated four 49er tickets. Dave Midura purchased 2 tickets against the Titans, $100 and Julie Boucher/Heather Schlenger purchased two tickets against the Raiders, $130.


Dr Jeff Marsee – Superintendent/President of San Joaquin Delta Community College

Delta College

Dr. Marsee has been a Rotarian, including a club past president and has traveled to Japan as a Rotary exchange student. He has been President of Delta Junior College for the past 3 months. He was an NCAA All American in cross country.

Dr. Marsee told us about the recognitions that Delta Junior College enjoys which included being in the top 3 of all junior colleges in the country with the largest number of degrees presented. The Delta Junior College is only one of 12 Junior Colleges in the country which has an AA degree available in Music.

One of the primary focuses of the school is to identify the needs of the business community to properly educate the students to address those needs. The average age at Delta Junior College is 29.

Dr. Marsee also discussed some of the challenges that Delta faces which include the budget, the transition of High School seniors to the college programs and a primary concern being the lack of proficient math skills for incoming freshman.

Jeff Marsee was introduced by Hazel Hill.


Upcoming Speakers…


  • 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



Kristen Dyke bringing us the Thought for the Day.


Michael Blower receiving his Paul Harris Fellowship award.


Ric Masten paying for running around the world.


Kut Ky paid for playing in Maui.

Amy Scriven filling teeth when Kuy was playing.


Sort of the left hand not knowing what is in the right hand. What is in the left hand? Who are the Raiders? Something about a Lost Ark? Blower where were you?

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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

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

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… 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


Kuy Ky was recognized for his trip to Maui and his photo in The Record with his sister. $200.

Ric Masten was recognized for his trip through England. $100.

President Renna for presidential misdeeds. $25.

Special Thank You …

The Wheel

Editor, Graham Tweedy. A special thank you this week to Floyd Crame, pictures; Ramon Fernandez, 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