The Wheel – October 26, 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. A topic of importance to us all. 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 – It’s a Small World .
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Don Barry
  • Thought for the Day – Reed Robbins
  • Raffle – Don Neri won a $2 bill and therefore the pot!
  • COG Club – Team Leader: Kelly Huffman
    Raffle Tickets: John Atwood
    Greeter: Octavio Cruces
    Microphones: Brian Dillon & Octavio Cruces
    Attendance taken by John Atwood and Rigo Cervantes

Table of Contents

Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – November 2, 2011.

David W. Frederickson – Countdown to 2012-The Election Clock is Ticking. David W. Frederickson, Vice Chair/SecretaryDirector, Grass Roots Global Institute, The Jacoby Center for Public Service & Civic Leadership, University of the Pacific.


Visiting Professor of Communication, David W. Frederickson brings to the Jacoby Center more than 35 years of National experience in public affairs and government service. Most recently, he served as Counselor for Communications and Associate Administrator for Field Operations at the U.S. Small Business Administration, in Washington, DC. During his tenure in Washington, he also served as Director of Communications at the Federal Highway Administration in the U.S. Department of Transportation; as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Management and Administration for the U.S. Department of Energy; and as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Education for Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education. His Federal service began as a Staff Assistant to the President in the Ford White House. He also served as Director of Advertising and Promotion for President Reagan s 1985 50th American Inauguration; and, as Press Director of President George H. W. Bush s 1989 Education Summit. In 1997, he was a Senior Advisor/Deputy Director of Media Operations for President Clinton s Summit for America s Future, in Philadelphia.

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, Reed Robbins, Don Barry, Angel Arceo, guest speaker, Bill Gass and Susan Drake.

Proposed New Member – Steve Luthy, accountant by Nick Curtin.

Concern Report – President Renna remembered Gerry Dunlap, mother of member Jane Butterfield and mother-in-law to member Jerry Butterfield.


Job Shadowing Event – Interact students from Edison High School and Caesar Chavez High School who job shawdowed with Rotarians at their place of business companies were introduced as Rotary guests. A big thank you to the Rotarians who drove the students to and from the high schools to the businesses. Thanks to those who hosted each of the 44 students for the job shadowing. A special thank you to Gary Frush and Liz Hull for making all the arrangements.


Angel Arceo – Chief Information Officer, CHP San Joaquin County

Traffic Safety

Angel works from the Stockton office for all of San Joaquin County. Like many CHP officers, he chose to work in the area in which he grew up. He enjoys educating the public on the many services of the CHP. Enforcement is will known but the force carries out many educational programs

There are several programs for education, such as a two day program for seniors. The Age Well-Drive Smart program designed for older drivers wishing to continue driving. The Start Smart program is a two hour course for teenage drivers held at CHP headquarters.

He explained that the Every 15 Minute program is based on the statistic that every 15 minutes in the U.S. someone dies or is seriously injured in an alcohol related accident.

The CHP is funded through DMV registrations, not from tickets issued. There are no quotas.

There are three types if violations – moving violations, non-moving violations which include use of cell phone, texting and no seatbelt and mechanical violations such as no front license plate, tinted windows in front half of car, anything hanging from the rearview mirror and a cracked windshield.

Angel Arceo was introduced by Bill Gass.


Upcoming Speakers…


  • 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


  • 07 TBA
  • 14 TBA
  • 21 Santa-A Holiday Celebration
  • 28 DARK



Don Barry leading us in the Pledge.


Reed Robbins paying for all the good happenings in his life. Thank you Reed for your generosity.


Linda Philipp announcing the seminar on philanthropy and giving.


Thanks to Gary Frush and Liz Hull for a successful Job Shadowing event.

Roland, what are you doing?

Big winner, Don Neri. He hopes.

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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. On the 26th the ticket price rises to $60.

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.

Ken Steele reminded everyone that there are raffle tickets on our table this day for the Rotary Foundation Dinner. It is not too late to get your name on one or as many as you wish. They are $20 each.

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, $30 each, 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.

The Community Philanthropy Summit – Linda Philipp announced the summit which is to be held at Hutchins Street Square in Lodi on Thursday, November 3rd. This is a forum for Estate Planning and Non-Profit Professionals.

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. Proceeds from this event benefit St. Joseph s Foundation-Breast Cancer Services, which includes the Mobile Mammography Unit. Contact Ali at or by 213-924-8962 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 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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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


Reed Robbins – celebrated eight significant events in his life at the top of which was his 26th wedding anniversary to the same wife. $2000.

Frank Whitney – recognized for $25 for a weird tie and for his quote in The Record alerting senior citizens of potential local fraud scams.

Linda Philipp – $25 for advertising the philanthropy and giving summit.

Special Thank You …

The Wheel

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