The Wheel – October 12, 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. 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 – Heather Schlenger – You Got a Friend in Me .
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Marie Arbios.
  • Thought for the Day – Kuy Ky quoted from son Ben s wisdom to be good.
  • Raffle – Bob Nelson won a $10 bill.
  • COG Club – Team Leader Heather Schlenger, Raffle Tickets Eric Duran, Mic1 Connie Uychutin, Mic2 Jason Carlson, Attendance Joshua Shackelford.

Table of Contents

Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – October 19, 2011.


Robert L. Krauter – Protecting Private Rights. Bob Krauter joined Pacific Legal Foundation in May 2008 as the Director of Foundation Development. In his position, he provides various communications to foundation donors and helps develop new support for PLF s diversified legal programs.

Prior to joining PLF s staff in the Sacramento headquarters, he was employed as California editor for the Capital Press, a leading agricultural weekly newspaper based in Salem, OR, and serving readers in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. His work experience includes serving as public information officer for the United States Department of Agriculture s Rural Development state office in Davis. He also has 25 years of communications experience from his tenure at the California Farm Bureau Federation where he rose through the ranks to become the director of the News and Information Division.

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, Bill Jeffrey, Bill Gass, Marie Arbios, guest speaker Sandra Schubert and Susan Drake.

Concern Report – Lynndee Riley. Pat Lease was a member of our club for many years prior to retiring from Stockton Roofing to live in Pacific Grove. Pat is also father to former member Gayle Lease Riley. Pat is now residing in the assisted living at The Commons, 10711 Thornton Rd. apt 243, His phone number is 952-1126. He ll be gone fishing with his son this weekend, but would enjoy visitors thereafter, best to call first. He recognizes friends sometimes with a little reminder.

Blain Bibb is recovering from jaw surgery.

Paul Harris Fellowships – Dean McNeilly and Ron Allison were awarded fellowships plus 6.


Sandra Schubert, Undersecretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture

The Farm Bill

Sandra Schubert most recently was an attorney in private practice serving as a consultant on political, communications and legal issues. She has been an adjunct law professor at Georgetown University and has more than a decade of experience in the political arena in Washington D.C., including staff positions for Senator Barbara Boxer and Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid of Nevada.

Ms. Schubert presented information regarding the 2012 Farm Bill and the process leading up to the bill being written. She focused on the economic and human impact California Agriculture has on the nation and the world at large. In the United States, 50% of all fruits, vegetables and nuts are grown in California.

The challenges include a diversity of interest groups – farming, ranching, nutrition, federal mandates, and the formidable invasive pests. California Department of Food and Agriculture will release their report and recommendation this Thursday. A committee of 12 makes determinations, and there is a chance that the Farm Bill may be written within the year if not next.

Sandra Schubert was introduced by Bill Gass.


Upcoming Speakers…


  • 19 Bob Krauter-Protecting Private Rights
  • 26 Angel Arceo-Traffic Safety


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



Kuy Ky bringing us the Thought for The Day.


Dean McNeilly receiving his Paul Harris Award.


Ron Allison receiving his Paul Harris Award.


Michael Blower. This picture is contributing to the ugl…, ur, beautification of our fair city.

Cathy Dodson paying up for a fantastic trip and for drinking old wine in a museum.

Moses Zapien, will learn that it is cheaper to keep a low profile.

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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.

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.

We are seeking silent auction items for the Foundation Dinner. All funds raised go directly to the RI Foundation. All raffle ticket and silent auction purchases will count toward your Paul Harris Fellowship. Contact Susan Drake.

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:

Going Pink – Ali Galbraith. It will be the Stockton Thunder game vs. the Utah Grizzlies on Friday, November 4th at 7:30PM. Tickets will be $16 each. Contact Ali at or by 213-924-8962 or sign up at the club.

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.

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


Cathy Dodson – $250 vacation to Scotland and France.

Moses Zapien – $50 for multiple sightings in the Record.

Michael Blower – $50 for his quote in the Record regarding the Uglification of Stockton.

Duane Isetti – $25 for making an announcement.

Special Thank You …

The Wheel

Editor, Graham Tweedy. A special thank you this week to Floyd Crame, 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