The Wheel – January 4, 2012



Visit the “Special Items” section for updates from Rotary International.  Read some of the top stories of RI for the past year.Check out our program for next week.  Let’s play ball with UOP.  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 and Julie Boucher, “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”.
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance/Four-Way Test – Terry Hull.
  • Thought for the Day – Nick Curtin. Nick and Dean Mc Neilly contractually renewed their friendship for 2012 at Dean’s request.
  • Raffle – Pam Wenger won $1.

COG Club -Team Leader: ; Raffle Tickets: John Atwood; Greeter: Amy Scriven; Microphones: Octavio Cruces & Julie Boucher; Attendance: Rigo Cervantes and John Atwoo

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Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – January 11, 2012.


Ed Sprague – UOP Baseball.  Head Coach Ed Sprague enters his ninth season at the helm of the Pacific Baseball program in the spring of 2012. He has a combined 179-262 record in his first eight seasons with the Tigers, highlighted by the first back-to-back 30-win seasons in school history as the Tigers finished 2006 at 30-25, after posting a 30-28 mark in 2005. Sprague recorded a third winning season as he led the Tigers to one of their best seasons in program history in 2010 with a 31-23 overall record that included a new program record of 31 victories over Division I opponents. That season Pacific won nine of its 14 series, including sweeping San Jose State from March 26-28. The Tigers also received votes in national top 30 polls on four occasions during the 2010 season. Five players from the 2010 squad were selected in the 2010 MLB Draft.  Please click here for more information about our speaker.

Rotary International

Top Stories of the Year – See a review of the top Rotary stories of 2011, from Rotarians responding to help tsunami and earthquake victims in Japan, to the unveiling of the RI theme, Reach Within to Embrace Humanity.  Read the complete article.

More Special Items

Head Table – President Renna Beinoris, Reid Johnson, Jim Darrah, Jerry Smith, Terry Hull, Sr., and Bill Gass.

Paul Harris Fellowship -Diane Stauffer awarded her first fellowship.

New Member – Michael Gotschall sponsored by Jim Woodward.


Past Presidents Reid Johnson, Jim Darrah, Jerry Smith and Terry Hull

Four Decades of the Rotary Club of Stockton

1970-79: Reid Johnson. Rotary was men only.  No judges could be members.  Stockton had two Rotary Clubs, one north of Harding Way and one south of Harding Way. It didn’t work.

1980-89: Jim Darrah
. Women were welcomed to Rotary through a Supreme Court decision.  Judy Chambers broke the barrier locally and soothed the feathers of 35 ruffled men in our club.

Only Rotary can get PG&E to ignore bankruptcy and turn the lights back on at the Holiday Inn.  The first raffle, Interact Club and Holiday Party occurred during the decade.

1990-99:  Jerry Smith.  Jerry found that Rotarians don’t make good soldiers.  Ursula Meyer became his best buddy.  Finally, we know who sent all of those risqué post cards with Ursula’s name on them.

2000-09:  Terry Hull, Sr., discovered that there is no good food at noon at the Arena. The club typically gave $32,000 per year to local charities. The Stockton Rotary Endowment continued to grow during the decade.

Our past presidents were introduced by Bill Gass.


Upcoming Speakers…


  • 11 Ed Sprague-UOP Baseball
  • 18 Paul Wenger-Why Agriculture is Important to You
  • 25 Don Miller-The First Tee of San Joaquin

  • 01 UOP Physical Therapy Students-Guatemala Wheelchair Distribution
  • 08 Valentine’s Day
  • 15 Leandro Vicuna-Incentive Based Financial Literacy for Individuals & Small Businesses
  • 22 Michael Mcgarrity and Rachael Thomas-Customs & Border Protection
  • 29 TBA


New member Michael Gotschall.  Welcome to the club, Michael


Diane Stauffer receiving her Paul Harris Fellowship award.


Brian Dillon paying to recover his badge.  Hence the finger.



Au revoir, Cathy as our president would say.


Kristen Dyke


Waqar Rizvi

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Doug Srulowitz paying for his outstanding legal work!
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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 Float – Did you see it in the parade?  Jim Woodward did. The float was named “Inching Towards the
End of Polio”.  The float was the winner of the Princess’ Trophy – the most beautiful float under 35 feet. Rotary enters a float each year in the parade. Rotary clubs accross the country donate to the Rotary Rose Parade Committee.  Our club donated $400.

Thank you’s – President Renna thanked Chad Sublet for coordinating the Children’s Program and Tom Perry, Laura Pinkerton, Julie Boucher and Fred Weibel for their work on our Holiday Party at Laura’s home.

Farewell to Cathy – Cathy Peterson leaves shortly for Blantyre, Malawi where she will be teaching in the new physical therapy program as a Fulbright Scholar.  Cathy will keep us posted on her activities.  You might click herefor her first blog.  We wish you well Cathy.

District Assembly – The third district assembly for this year will be held at the County of Education offices on Arch Road on Saturday January 28.   The sessions start at 8AM and lunch is over around 1PM.  These meetings are always informative and you get to learn what goes on outside our own club. The club will cover your $25 fee.  What a way to spend a Saturday morning.  Contact Susan Drake.

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… January

  • Kamigaki, Masanobu (MAS) 01
  • Robinson, Kirby L (KIRBY) 02
  • Keith, Michael L (MICHAEL) 03
  • Isetti, Duane E (DUANE) 04
  • Hull, Sr., W Terrence (TERRY) 05
  • Shackelford, Joshua (JOSHUA) 09
  • Paoletti, Robert F (ROBERT) 11
  • Riddle, C. P. (CP) 13
  • Garibaldi, Shari Allen(SHARI) 14
  • Norton, Kenneth (KEN) 14
  • Butterfield, Jerry (JERRY) 14
  • Eberhardt, Douglass M (DOUG) 14
  • Krueger, Kerry L (KERRY) 16
  • Good, Richard W (RICH)     18
  • Zapien, Moses (MOSES) 21
  • Konig, Richard W (DICK) 21
  • Hansen, Gary G (GARY)    21
  • Smith, Harley J (HARLEY) 27
  • Galbraith, Alexis K (ALI) 30
  • Colberg, Henry W. (HANK) 30


Doug Srulowitz – $250 for a story and picture in The Record concerning settling the case between Stockton and the “Korean Slum Lord.”

Waqar Rizvi – $25 for his picture in The Record.

Kristen Dyke – $25 for her picture in The Record.

Brian Dillon – $5 for losing his badge and $50 for his pictures in The Record.

Amy Scriven – $100 for her picture in The Record.

Special Thank You …

The Wheel

Editor, Graham Tweedy. A special thank you this week to Frank Whitney, pictures; Bill Brown, notes; Susan Drake, chief checker; Renna Beinoris, assistant to the chief checker.

Contact InformationAttn: 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