The Wheel – October 19, 2011



Visit the “Special Items” section for updates from Rotary International. This is Vocational Month in Rotary. Watch videos of some projects that Rotary is accomplishing.

Check out our speaker for next week. Make sure to attend, it could save you some money. 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. Also Double Recognition for donation to PolioPlus October 24-28.

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, Brian Dillon and Julie Boucher – Row, Row, Row Your Boat .
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Craig LaFargue.
  • Thought for the Day – Tom McHugh. What goes around comes around. A story of a Scottish farmer who did a good deed and was rewarded.
  • Raffle – Gary Frush won a $1 bill.
  • COG Club – Team Leader: Jason Carlson
    Raffle Tickets: John Atwood
    Greeter: Julie Rhodes
    Microphones: Josh Shackelford and Amy Scriven
    Attendance: John Atwood and Rigo Cervantes

Table of Contents

Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – October 26, 2011.


Angel H. Arceo – Traffic Safety. I grew up in the small town of Escalon, in San Joaquin County. After graduating from Escalon High School in 1995, I continued my education at California State University at Sacramento. I Graduated from Sacramento State with a Bachelor s of Science in Criminal Justice in 1999.

Shortly after graduating from Sacramento State, I joined the United States Army as Cavalry Scout in 2000. While in the Army, I was stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado. Served for four years in Army and finished my tour of duty in Camp Casey, South Korea in 2004.

Please click here to learn how Angel joined the California Highway Patrol and came to Stockton.

Rotary International

Vocational service. Through the Avenue of Vocational Service, Rotarians contribute their professional expertise and skills to address societal problems and needs, while promoting high ethical standards. See a gallery of vocational service activities.

Queensland Rotarians help feed Australia’s poor. Beef Bank program provides meat for charities serving the homeless, disadvantaged. Read the complete article.

More Special Items

Head Table – President Renna Beinoris, Tom McHugh, Richard Fields, Bill Gass, Craig LaFargue and Susan Drake.

Concern Report – Blain Bibb is recovering from jaw surgery and coming along well but a little wired. He has lost weight – we may not recognize him when he returns.


Richard Fields – Pacific Legal Foundation

Protecting Private Property Rights

The PLF has championed the private property rights of both the small and the big property owner, all the way up the judicial hierarchy to the U S Supreme Court.

Their services are pro bono to the defendant. The PLF has an annual budget of $8,000,000 to cover the services of 25 attorneys and support staff. Donations accepted!

There is a rigorous process to have PLF accept your cause. The issue must be in their area of competency, one of the Foundation s 25 attorneys must champion your cause and the PLF Board of directors must approve of the cause.

Pam Wenger, Kevin Kauffman and John Litz received books authored by members of the Foundation as raffle prizes.

Richard Fields was introduced by Bill Gass.


Upcoming Speakers…


  • 26 Angel Arceo-Traffic Safety


  • 02 Dave Frederickson-Countdown to 2012-The Election Clock is Ticking
  • 09 Judy Utter-Mother’s Against Drunk Driving
  • 16 TBA
  • 23 Meet on 22. All City Thanksgiving
  • 30 Danny Sink-US Open Golf Tournament



The beautiful duo plus one leading us in song.


Tom McHugh bringing us the Thought for the Day.


Robert Paoletti announcing his promotion to Chief of Police for Redding. Watch out Redding!


Jeff Marsee holding his confiscated flag from Dallas Texas.

Hal Monroe paying up for submitting the Dictionary article to myRecord..

Paul Jacobsen paying for his picture in The Record.

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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.


Rotary Foundation Dinner and Raffle – 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.

Susan Drake reminded us of President Renna s goal for our club to raise $43,000 for the year for the Annual Program Fund of the RI Foundation. Currently we have raised $8,000.

World Polio Day – Kevin Kaufman informed us that October 24 is World Polio Day. Double Recognition by RI for online donations of $100 and above for the week of October 24 through 28. Please click here for details and instructions as to how to make a donation.

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:

All City Thanksgiving Luncheon – President Renna. The Rotary clubs of Stockton Annual All City Thanksgiving Luncheon will be on Tuesday November 22. We will not be convening our regular meeting on the 23rd. Get your tickets at our club meetings or contact Susan Drake. The speaker will be Peter Salk, son of Jonas Salk, the discoverer and developer of the polio salk vaccine.

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. 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


Hal Monroe – $25 for submitting pictures and copy to The Record.

Paul Jacobson – $25 for a photo in The Record concerning the dictionary distribution project

Robert Paoletti – $100 for being chosen as Chief of Police for Redding.

Bill Wagner – $25 for interrupting an announcement or whatever he was doing inappropriately.

Special Thank You …

The Wheel

Editor, Graham Tweedy. A special thank you this week to Eric Duran, pictures; Bill Brown, 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