The Wheel – November 2, 2011



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. A topic of importance to us all. 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”


  • Song – Heather Schlenger – America the Beautiful .
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Jim Darrah.
  • Thought for the Day – Hazel Hill, quote Greatest thing about giving is giving more , Jonas Salk.
  • Raffle – Reed Robbins won $1.
  • COG Club – Team Leader Kristen Dyke
    Raffle Tickets John Atwood
    Greeter Amy Scriven
    Microphone Kristen Dyke and Amy Scriven
    Attendance John Atwood and Rigo Cervantes

Table of Contents

Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – November 9, 2011.


Judy Utter, MADD Victim Specialist-Overview of MADD and How You Can Make A Difference. I have been a member of the MADD-Greater Sacramento Chapter since 1990 when my daughter was killed in a teenage DUI crash in Carmichael, CA . I am the Victim Specialist in the Charter Office in Sacramento.

The Charter Office covers victim services for all counties in CA that doesn t have a MADD presence as well as Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, Yolo, Butte Counties. As the Victim Advocate, I provide individual guidance and emotional support during court proceedings, connecting victim, / families with local community agencies for help, offer grief material developed by MADD. Please click here to learn more 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

Head Table – President, Renna Beinoris, Hazel Hill, Margaret Frederickson (wife of guest speaker), Dave Frederickson, Judy Chambers, Jim Darrah, and Susan Drake.

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

Rotarian of the Month– President Renna awarded Reed Robbins Rotarian of the Month for November.

Paul Harris Fellowship Awards – Kevin Kaufman won the world series raffle and thus a Paul Harris Fellowship. Tom Perry – Paul Harris plus three, Ken Steele – Paul Harris plus one.

Memorial – donations have been made to SRE in memory of Jane Butterfield s mother Gerry Dunlap from Jerry Zedlitz and Nick Curtin.


Dave Frederickson- Vice Chair/Secretary Director for Grass Roots Global Institute, The Jacoby Center for Public Service & Civic Leadership, University of the Pacific.

Countdown to 2012-The Election Clock is Ticking

Mr. Frederickson began his presentation by commenting about Rotarians and how Rotarians give with a cheerful heart. Mr. Frederickson began his career in Houston Texas. He has been involved in nine presidential elections.

Mr. Frederickson made some observations about this coming presidential election referring to it as the Super Bowl of politics. Some of his observations were the number of debates, the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street Movements and the impact on the election. He told the club that a good presidential election plan requires organization, visibility and lots and lots of money.

Finally, Mr. Frederickson discussed the various types of candidates. Some run to build a resume, others run on a single issue, some look for a pulpit, others run looking to become the Vice President and others hoping to get a position in the President s cabinet.

Dave Frederuckson was introduced by Judy Chambers.


Upcoming Speakers…


  • 09 Judy Utter-Overview of MADD and How You Can Make A Difference
  • 16 Cathy Peterson-Anatomy of a Stroke
  • 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



Tom Perry and Ken Steele receiving their Paul Harris awards.


Kuy Ky…


Gary Putnam…


Melanie Vieux…

Kristen Dyke and Heather Schlenger paying for being photogenic.

IMG_5207 John LaRue celebrating the birth of his granddaughter.

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Club Announcements

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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.

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.


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.

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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Click on Better Hearing and CMPD to link to their websites

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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


For their photo in The Record for Boots, Bails and BBQ: Gary Putnam $25, Renna Beinoris $25, Melanie Vieux a latte, Heather Schlenger $25, Kristen Dyke $25. Kuy Ky $125 (also was recognized for his children going trick or treating).

Nick Curtin recognized for his wifes ‘photo and write up on Stagg High School $100.

Linda Philipp for the op ed piece in The Rcord re coming tax changes for charitable giving. $25.

John LaRue Celebrated his first granddaughter. $500.

Dennis Smallie – $25 for an anncouncement.

Special Thank You …

The Wheel

Editor, Graham Tweedy. A special thank you this week to Frank Whitney, pictures; Ramon Fernandez, 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