The Wheel – October 5, 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 – My Country ‘Tis of Thee .
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Connie Uychutin.
  • Thought for the Day – Kristina Knudsen.
  • Raffle – Dave Midura won a $10 bill.
  • COG Club – Team Leader – Kristen Dyke
    Raffle Tickets – John Atwood
    Greeter – Moses Zapien
    Microphones – Joshua Shackelford & Heather Schlenger
    Attendance – John Atwood & Rigo Cervantes

Table of Contents

Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – October 12, 2011.


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.

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, Kristina Knudsen, Connie Uychutin, Cathy Peterson, guest speaker Richard Tucker and Susan Drake.

Rotarian of the Month – Kristina Knudsen received the award from President Renna. The award was for the month of August.

New Member Proposed – Steve Luthy proposed by Nick Curtin.


Richard P. Tucker, Ph.D., Professor of Cell Biology and Human Anatomy, University of California, Davis

What Does it Mean to Donate Your Body to Science?

Richard Tucker from the UC Davis School of Medicine spoke to the group about California s Body Donation Programs in general, and about the UC Davis Body Donation Program specifically.

As part of the background he spoke about the scandals that occurred at BodyDonation Programs in Southern California between 1999 and 2003, and updated the club as to the response of the State and the University of California to prevent these crimes from occurring in the future. For example, Body Donation Programs are now run as non-profits through the Office of the Dean at UC Medical Schools, and each program is now staffed by three of more employees with strong backgrounds in mortuary sciences and accounting.

Dr. Tucker emphasized the importance of looking into becoming an organ and tissue donor through Donate Life California before signing up for a whole body donation program, and that it is important to understand that in California most Body Donation Programs do not return donors remains after they are used, nor do they let families know when the donors have been cremated and their ashes scattered at sea.

This makes donating one s body to medicine a decision that needs to be made very carefully together with a prospective donor s family and loved ones. Dr. Tucker also presented his opinions about the potential ethical issues that surround the traveling anatomy exhibits that are currently touring in California.

In closing, Dr. Tucker told the group about the Donor Memorial Service that is organized by UC Davis medical students. This service started when a group of students raised funds for a bench, plaque and redwood tree on the Davis Campus to show their appreciation for the donors gifts.

The service has grown significantly since its humble beginnings, and now each September hundreds of donor family members meet with hundreds of medical students, PT students from Pacific, and anatomy faculty and staff to learn an important lesson about the importance of the donors sacrifice to further their health care education.

Richard Tucker was introduced by Cathy Peterson.


Upcoming Speakers…


  • 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



Kristina Knudsen bringing us the Thought for The Day.


Bob Blower paying up for seventy years! You are just a young buck Bob.


Peter Jaffee telling us all about the Stockton Symphony.


Diane Stauffer caught with her picture in the paper.

Joe Serra, along with his accomplice, not exactly adhering to the Four-Way Test.

The accomplice, Cathy Peterson.

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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. 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:

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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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


Peter Jaffee – $50 for promoting the Stockton Symphony.

Bob Blower – $70 for reaching a big milestone in life!

Diane Stauffer – $50 for her picture in the paper re the Symphony.

Joe Serra and Cathy Peterson – $25 each for claiming attending a Giants game as a makeup.

Graham Tweedy – for placing the Dialogues of Distinction flier on the tables and for a picture in myRecord. $50.

Special Thank You …

The Wheel

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