The Wheel – November 22, 2011



Special edition celebrating the Annul All City Rotary Thanksgiving.

Visit the “Special Items” section for updates from Rotary International. Read an article to hear Jack Hanna’s opinion of Rotary’s involvement with polio.

Check out our speaker for next week. Bring your clubs. Please click here to learn more.

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”


  • Welcome: Don Richter, President, Stockton Pacific
  • Invocation: Justin Redman, President, Stockton Sunrise
  • Pledge of Allegiance: Renna Beinoris, President, Stockton
  • Song: Mary Laughlin: President, Stockton Delta, God Bless America.
  • Introduction of Special Guests: Sami Khoury, President, North Stockton
  • Introduction of Speaker: Joe Serra, Past District Governor, 1994-1995
  • Concluding Remarks: David Tygett, ADG

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Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – November 30, 2011.


Danny Sink – US Open Golf Tournament. Danny Sink is a native of Granite Quarry, North Carolina and a 1996 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He got his start in event management during an internship at the 1998 Club Professional Championship at Pinehurst No. 8 with Pinehurst Championship Management (PCM) and was subsequently appointed Championship Coordinator for the 1999 U.S. Open at storied Pinehurst No. 2. Please click here for more information about our speaker.

Rotary International

Rotary has the power to end polio Read a Q&A with wildlife expert and ‘This Close’ participant Jack Hanna. Read the complete article.

Former Rotary Scholar educates, supports new mothers with HIV Aadila Sabat is working to prevent new HIV infections in children in sub-Saharan Africa. Read the complete article.

More Special Items

Concern Report – Ed Wager, father of Walt Wager, passed away on Friday, November 18. Memorial Services will be at Central United Methodist Church, Sunday afternoon, December 11.


Peter L. Salk, M.D., Vice President and Scientific Director, Jonas Salk Foundation

Beyond Polio: Voyage and Vision

Dr. Peter Salk spoke of his father, Dr. Jonas Salk, the man who developed the oral vaccine for polio. His father began his studies in medicine at the University of Michigan. He then moved to Pittsburg where, in 1948, he began to experiment with a type of vaccine for polio. He began dispensing the vaccine to children in Pittsburg in 1952.

In a larger experiment in 1954 there were 1.8 million children immunized with the vaccine he developed.

By 1961 the incidence of the disease was reduced by 99%. In 1998 it was decided to make a global initiative to eradicate polio. There are 14 countries on the world map still experiencing polio outbreaks, with Pakistan the heaviest, and likely to be the final country to complete eradication.

To eliminate polio vaccine related outbreaks, polio cases caused by the vaccine, the decision was made to stop immunization in the U.S.

What is the end game? It is a new program: Beyond Polio. Dr. Jonas Salk envisioned the creation of a health institute. That dream became the Health Institute of San Diego, a laboratory and research center for molecular research of infectious diseases . Here, there are prospects for the control of AIDS by immunizing seropositive individuals.

The Jonas Salk Legacy Foundation exists so that Dr. Jonas Salk s life s work can be preserved and his vision continued.

The current goal to eradicate polio globally is going to be very difficult due to outbreaks in Pakistan.

The good news is that there are no more type 2 polio viruses. The last case of type 2 was in 1999.

In closing remarks: Dave Tygett thanked 248 Rotary members and their guests for attending the 38th Annual All City Thanksgiving Luncheon at First Baptist Church. Among the many guests were Past RI President, Cliff Dochterman, Mayor Ann Johnston, Past District Governors, and Interact members from Edison High School and Cesar Chavez High School. Special thanks was given to Joe Serra for making the arrangements to have Dr. Peter Salk as the guest speaker, First Baptist Church for the facility, Port City Marketing Solutions, programs and Angelinas for a wonderful Thanksgiving meal.


Dr. Peter Salk


Dr. Jonas Salk vaccinating his son Peter

Upcoming Speakers…


  • 23 Danny Sink-US Open Golf Tournament


  • 07 Admiral Joseph “Pepe” Castillo-Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941
  • 14 Lonny Davis-Hope Haven Partners with Rotary
  • 21 Santa-A Holiday Celebration
  • 28 DARK












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Club Announcements

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Membership Mixer
– Please bring a guest and join us for a Rotary Club of Stockton Membership Mixer! Wednesday, December 7th, at Casa Flores Marina, 3201 W. Ben Holt Dr. #155, 6 pm 8 pm. Hors-d oeuvres and cocktails. No-host bar for members. Contact Melanie Vieux, 944-9110 office or 925-518-3426 cell.

PolioPlus Update – Gary Gillis. The Plus in PolioPlus stands for the five other diseases Rotary has determined the PolioPlus network could be used to reduce or eradicate. These are measles, tuberculosis, diphtheria, whooping cough, and tetanus.

Change of Venue – December 7th we meet at Brookside Country Club. Program will be about Pearl Harbor. Please check our announcement next week.

Christmas Party – Tom Perry. The party will be at Laura Pinkerton s home on Thursday, December 22 at 6 pm. Music, wine and hors d’oeurves. Sign up sheets will be on the tables.

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 $1531. If you would like additional cards for family, friends see Susan.



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Birthdays… November

  • Litz, John T. (JOHN) 04
  • LaFargue, Craig J (CRAIG) 08
  • Rizvi, Muhammad Waqar (WAQAR) 10
  • Gassner, Alfred M (FRED) 10
  • Weibel, Fred E Jr. (FRED) 14
  • Maroulis, John P (JOHN) 14
  • Arbios, Marie M (MARIE) 15
  • Tweedy, Graham (GRAHAM) 16
  • Perry, Thomas O (TOM) 22
  • Woodward, Albert James (JIM) 22
  • Snyder, Robert L (BOB) 23
  • Uychutin, Connie (CONNIE) 23
  • Srulowitz, Douglas S (DOUG) 24
  • Putnam, Gary B (GARY) 27
  • Sperry, Gerald A Esq. (JERRY) 27
  • Despotes, Anthony M (TONY) 28
  • Steele, Kenneth A (KEN) 29
  • Hauser, Helen W (HELEN) 29
  • Wager, Walter E (WALT) 30


Special Thank You …

The Wheel

Editor, Graham Tweedy. A special thank you this week to Susan Drake, 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