The Wheel – November 9, 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. One of own will discuss a topic of importance to us all. Please click here to learn more.

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“Reach Within to Embrace Humanity”


  • Song – Heather Schlenger and Julie Boucher – Friends in Low Places .
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Fred Weibel.
  • Thought for the Day – Tony Despotes. A Veterans Day appreciation and remembrance of all those that have and are serving in the armed forces.
  • Raffle – Ken Steele won $5.
  • COG Club – Team Leader Heather Schlenger, Raffle Tickets John Atwood, Greeter Bill Jeffery, Mic1 Heather Schlenger, Mic2 Jeff Wolfkamp, Attendance John Atwood and Rigo Cervantes

Table of Contents

Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – November 16, 2011.


Cathy Peterson,Anatomy of a Stroke. Dr. Cathy Peterson is Associate Professor and Department Chair of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. She earned her EdD in Organization and Leadership from the University of San Francisco, holds a master s of science degree in Physical Therapy from Des Moines University and a BS from the University of Iowa. Her areas of expertise are Academic Administration, Neuroanatomy, and physical rehabilitation of the neurologically impaired adult.

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, Bill Gass, Tony Despotes, Fred Weibel, guest speaker Judy Utter and Susan Drake.

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


Judy Utter – MADD Victim Specialist

Overview of MADD and How You Can Make A Difference

MADD Victim Specialist, Judy Utter, presented compelling information to support the mission of MADD which is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime, and prevent underage drinking.

Judy shared with us her personal story of involvement with MADD resulting from the 1990 death of her daughter Jennifer in a teenage DUI crash in Carmichael, CA.

Of the many services MADD provides, Judy states that the victim support groups are the best kept secret, a secret she would like to let out. In addition to victim support, there are programs to encourage zero tolerance for underage drinking as well as community candlelight vigils in tribute to victims/survivors of drunk driving crashes. The next Candle Light Vigil scheduled in this area will be held on December 3rd in Lathrop.

Judy Utter was introduced by Bill Gass.


Upcoming Speakers…


  • 16 Cathy Peterson-Anatomy of a Stroke
  • 23 Meet on 22. All City Thanksgiving
  • 30 Danny Sink-US Open Golf Tournament


  • 07 Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941
  • 14 Lonny Davis-Hope Haven
  • 21 Santa-A Holiday Celebration
  • 28 DARK



Tony Despotes bringing us the Thought for the Day.


New member, Steve Luthy. Welcome to our club, Steve.


Bill Gass being rewarded for getting his picture in the paper.


Julie Boucher and

Diane Stauffer paying up for their pictures in The Record.

Brett Morgan. Good ideas will always cost you at Rotary, Brett.


Kristen Dyke paid up for advertising a Leadership Stockton Fundraiser for Pixie Woods.

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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 – Ken Steele reported that the district raised over $175K at the Foundation Dinner. Raffle winners from our club were Hal Monroe, Diane Stauffer, Jim Dyke, Jim Darrah, and Hazel Hill.

All City Thanksgiving Luncheon – 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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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: Bill Gass, $25; Julie Boucher, $40; Diane Stauffer, $25.

Kristen Dyke – $25 for promoting the Pins for Pixie Fundraiser sponsored by Leadership Stockton.

Brett Morgan – $250 for an article in The Record detailing his unique way to deal with prison overcrowding.

Special Thank You …

The Wheel

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