The Wheel – September 28, 2011



Visit the “Special Items” section for updates from Rotary International. Read about ideas to reach the “younger generation”.

Check out our speaker for next week.You will learn what it means to donate your body to science. Please click here to learn more.

In the Announcement Section check out the information re the District 5220 Rotary Foundation Dinner. As well as giving to the Foundation and visiting with friends, it is an opportunity to meet and listen to a very significant Rotary leader.

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 Try a Little Tenderness .
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Duane Isetti.
  • Thought for the Day – Chad Sublet provided some wit and insight via Shel Silverstein s poems What if and Where the Sidewalk Ends .
  • Raffle – Nick Curtin drew a $10 bill.
  • COG Club -Team Leader Kelly Huffman, Raffle Tickets John Atwood, Greeter Brian Dillon, Mic1 Kelly Huffman, Mic2 Octavio Cruces, Attendance John Atwood and Rigo Cervantes

Table of Contents

Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – October 5, 2011.


Richard Tucker is a Professor of Cell Biology and Human Anatomy at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Richard studies the molecular mechanisms regulating cell growth and motility during wound healing, tumor metastasis, regeneration and development.

He has taught medical students human anatomy since 1989, and he has directed the dissection-based medical gross anatomy course at UC Davis for sixteen years. He has been the faculty director of the Body Donation Program at UC Davis since 1996, and has been active in the development of policies and procedures for the University of California system related to whole body donations for scientific research and education. For more information about Dr. Tucker please click here.

Rotary International

E-club recruits former Rotary Peace Fellows for global project. Rotarians gear up to advance world peace, build club membership.Read the complete article.

The secret to reaching Generation Y. New Rotarian and authority on youth trends Michael McQueen shares his insights on youth under age 30. Read the complete article.

More Special Items

Head Table – President Renna Beinoris, Hazel Hill, Chad Sublet, Duane Isetti, Wes Chalmers, and guest speaker Brent Holtz.

New Member Proposed – Steve Luthy proposed by Nick Curtin.

Concern Report – Harry Hedburg is in Meadow Woods and would love visitors.


Brent Holz-County Director and Farm Advisor

Wood Chipping Almond Prunings to Reduce Air Pollution and Build Soil Organic Matter

Brent holds a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from University of California, Berkeley and is employed by the University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. He is County Director and Farm Advisor, Administration, Pomology, since January 2010.

Brent s talk was an informative discussion regarding the challenges of maintaining an agriculture industry in an urban setting. Specifically, Brent shared his experience wood chipping almond prunings as an alternative to burning green brush.

Brent is involved with a long term study of grinding orchards back into the soil. Some of his findings include the potential to increase organic matter in the soil, increase soil carbon nutrients, increased water holding capacity, increase soil microbial diversity, and increased orchard productivity.

Brent Holz was introduced by Hazel Hill.


Upcoming Speakers…


  • 05 Richard Tucker-What does it Mean to Donate Your Body to Science?
  • 12 Sandra Schubert-The Farm Bill
  • 19 Bob Krauter-Protecting Private Rights
  • 26 Angel Arceo-California Highway Patrol


  • 02 Dave Frederickson-Countdown to 2012-The Election Clock is Ticking
  • 09 TBA
  • 16 TBA
  • 23 Meet on 22. All City Thanksgiving
  • 30 TBA



Duane Isetti leading us in the Pledge and the Four-Way Test.


Chad Sublet rendering the thought for the day.


President Renna in action.


Brian Dillon reminding us to distribute our well read Rotarian magazines.

Retired Hazel Hill introducing our speaker.

Big winner Nick!

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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 – Brian Dillon reminded us to help 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.

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 Saturday, November 5, at St. Bernard s Catholic Church, Holy Family Center, 12100 W. Valpico Rd, Tracy. At 5:15 PM, no-host bar & Silent Auction, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM – Dinner & Program. Tickets, $50. There will be a silent auction as well. All raffle ticket and silent auction purchases will count toward your Paul Harris Fellowship.

This is an incredible opportunity to meet and hear our guest speaker who will be Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammar of Sweden, who is Past Rotary International President and immediate past Chair of the Rotary Foundation. Please click here for complete information about the evening.

Charity Solicitation – the club s Charity Allocations Committee is soliciting requests for funds for the projects of deserving local charitable organizations for the 2011/2012 club year. If any members have contacts with local charities in need of funding, please refer them to Pete Gormsen at 944-0740 for funding requests forms and information regarding the selection process. The deadline for receiving completed funding applications is October 31, 2011. The application request is also available at our website.

Completed applications should be mailed to the following:
Pete Gormsen, Chairman
Rotary Club of Stockton Charity Allocations Committee
1401 N. Hunter Street
Stockton, Ca 95202
Telephone 209-944-0740
E-mail address:

Delta Yacht Club – Our hosts, 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.

Job Shadowing – Gary Frush promoted Rotary Vocational Month during October. We need Rotarians who are willing to be job shadowed by Edison and Chavez high school students on October 26. Drivers are also needed. Contact Liz Hull or sign up at the club.

A Beyond our Gates Event – An event sponsored by The Pacific – San Joaquin Dialogues of Distinction will present Dr. Elizabeth Molina Morgan of Grad Nation speaking at 8AM at Stagg High School addressing the drop-out crises. This presentation is part of General Colin Powells’ Civic Marshall Plan. Please click here for complete information.

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 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… October

  • Monroe, Harold W (HAL) 01
  • Relf, William J (BILL) 01
  • Ky, Kuy E (KUY) 01
  • Blower, Robert D (BOB) 01
  • Stauffer, Diane D (DIANE) 01
  • Gass, William G (BILL) 03
  • Fernandez, Ramon I (RAMON) 03
  • Bowman, Herbert H (HERB) 05
  • Hull, Elizabeth M (LIZ) 06
  • Tygett, William David (DAVE) 10
  • Cochran, Dennis M (DENNIS) 10
  • Gillis, William G (GARY) 10
  • Leonard, Robert D (BOB) 12
  • Stagi, Giovanni R (GIO) 13
  • Johnson, Reid L (REID) 18


Special Thank You …

The Wheel

Editor, Graham Tweedy. A special thank you this week to Frank Whitney, 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