The Wheel – September 14, 2011



Visit the “Special Items” section for updates from Rotary International. Read about Rotary during 9/11 and Rotary’s commitment to the Imagination Library.

Check out our speaker for next week. Learn of St Joseph’s community health outreach. 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 My Country, ‘Tis of Thee .
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Bill Gass.
  • Thought for the Day -Amy Scriven. A list of rules for the newest generation.
  • Raffle – Sydney Riddle, daughter of CP, drew a $5 bill.
  • COG Club -Team Leader: Heather Schlenger
    Raffle tickets sold by John Atwood
    Greeter: Bill Jeffrey
    Microphones: Brett Morgan and Heather Schlenger
    Attendance taken by John Atwood and Rigo Cervantes

Table of Contents

Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – September 21, 2011.


Pat Collier, Director of the Community Health Department, at St. Joseph s Medical Center. Pat has been employed by St. Joseph s for 35 years in multiple clinical and management positions. Her interest throughout her career has been access to healthcare for people who are underserved by our larger healthcare systems.

She enjoys working in the community and collaborating with Community partners in bringing St. Joseph s services to those in need in San Joaquin County.

Rotary International

New York club honors heroes in 9/11 anniversary remembrance. Luncheon at the Harvard Club on 12 September will feature speeches, letters, and tribute videos. Read the complete article.

RI chief meets with Dolly Parton to talk literacy.
Hewko meets with country music legend and reading proponent, reinforcing shared literacy goals. Read the complete article.

More Special Items

Head Table – President Renna Beinoris, Jim Anthony, DG Dave Mantooth, Bill Gass, Amy Scriven and Susan Drake.

Paul Harris Fellowships – A Paul Harris plus 5 to Jerry Smith. Ken Miselis was honored, by DG Dave Mantooth, as the club s 8th Benefactor.

New Member – Jeff Marsee, President of Delta College, sponsored by Judy Chambers. Jeff was presented his badge by DG Dave Mantooth.

Silent Rotarian Award – presented to Melanie Vieux by DG Dave Mantooth.

Rotarian of the Month – President Renna presented Ken Steele with the honor of Rotarian of the Month for August.

Concern Report – Helen Hauser is home and looking forward to visiting with us at the club.


Dave Mantooth-Governor, District 5220

Dave and his wife, Sally, traveled to the Philippines with a water project when they first realized the value, and the gratitude from the people, for the clean water provided by a matching grant.

The creation and implementation of projects, such as that one, are the result of club, district and Rotary International all working together. Rotary projects such as polio eradication, clean water, healthcare, literacy, among others, are an example of sustainable projects with long-lasting relationships as with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Dave reminded our membership that Stockton Rotary has made lifetime contributions of over $1 million and has been a strong leader in contributions to the Foundation.

He encouraged us to attend the Foundation Dinner, where Past RI President Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammer (2005-2006), will be the guest speaker.

The District Conference will be in Modesto in the spring of 2012. The Youth Conference will be included in this conference. The event will include many new exciting features.

Dave concluded that the challenge for every Rotarian is to find his or her passion and effect change to make a difference.

Dave Mantooth was introduced by Susan Drake.


Upcoming Speakers…


  • 21 Pat Collier-Health on 18 Wheels
  • 28 Brent Holz-Wood chipping almond prunings to reduce air pollution and build soil organic matter


  • 05 Richard Tucker-What does it Mean to Donate Your Body to Science?
  • 12 Sandra Schubert
  • 19 TBA
  • 26 TBA



Jerry Smith awarded his Paul Harris plus. 5.


Ken Miselis, a Paul Harris Benefactor.


Melanie Vieux, Silent Rotarian Award.


Ken Steele, Rotarian of the Month.

New member Jeff Marsee. Welcome to the Rotary Club of Stockton, Jeff.

Judy Chambers introducing our new member Jeff Marsee.

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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.

The Rotarian Magazine – Distribute The Rotarian in the community. The club has stickers with the Rotary Club address to cover your personal information. Pick em up and stick em.

Kids in a Box – Nick Curtin asked for assistance on September 16th and 17th to help transport students for the kids in the box fundraiser for Haven Of Peace homeless center. Contact Nick at

Dictionary Distribution – Susan Drake. We are getting ready to distribute dictionaries to third graders in 17 schools. If you would be interested in helping hand out the books please let Susan Drake know. It usually takes 1-2 hours and we have plans for various days and times. Contact Susan at

Rotary Foundation Dinner and Raffle – Ken Steele, Foundation Chair, announced that the District Foundation raffle tickets are
now ready for distribution. Pick up your package, letter and raffle tickets, at the club. The dinner is on November 5.

John Harmon Annual Boat Trip – a great party as usual. Dave Tygett, chair thanked all his helpers, Don Barry, Dennis and Nancy Cochran and Dudley Drake. Dave also thanked the boat captains.

Delta Yacht Club – Our hosts, last Saturday for the Boat Trip, have a limited number of memberships open. It is a beautiful spot with lots of amenities. If you are interested call Brian Wurtz at 925-672-6728.

Boots, Bales and BBQ – Rich Good. Let’s go all, 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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Click on Better Hearing and CMPD to link to their websites

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Birthdays… September

  • Krygsman,Alexander(LEX)01
  • Kozlow, Paul C (PAUL) 01
  • Schwartz, Timothy J (TIM) 03
  • Knudsen, Kristina M (KRISTINA) 04
  • Corrales, Lex A (LEX) 05
  • Reusche, John E (JOHN) 10
  • Lee, Derron T (DERRON) 10
  • Stefanac, Matthew R (MATT) 13
  • Ghazal, Roland R (ROLAND) 14
  • Sheil, Fred J (FRED) 15
  • Miselis, Kenneth V (KEN) 17
  • Dyke, James R (JIM) 18
  • Anthony, James P. (JIM) 26
  • Patmon III, Charles G III (PAT) 26
  • Smith, Gerald L (JERRY) 27
  • Johnston, Ann H (ANN) 29
  • Barry, Donald K (DON) 29


Special Thank You …

The Wheel

Editor, Graham Tweedy. A special thank you this week to Michael Blower, 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