The Wheel – January 11, 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.  The topic is critical to all of us.  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 – Julie Boucher, “America the Beautiful”.
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance/Four-Way Test – Pam Wenger.
  • Thought for the Day – Gary Putnam, “Count your Wows not your Woes”
  • Raffle – Diane Stauffer won $10.
  • COG Club -Team Leader – none, Raffle Tickets – John Atwood, Greeter- Joshua Shackelford, Mic#1-Kristen Dyke, Mic#2-Joshua Shackelford, Attendance- John Atwood and Rigo Cervantes.

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Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – January 18, 2012



Paul Wenger – Why Agriculture is Important to You.  Paul Wenger was elected president of the California Farm Bureau Federation in December 2009.

Wenger, who farms in Modesto, became a statewide officer in 1997 when he was elected second vice president. He was elected first vice president in 2005. He also served as a member of the CFBF board and chaired the CFBF Water Advisory Committee and the Board Water Development Task Force. He is a former president of the Stanislaus County Farm Bureau.

A third-generation farmer, Wenger farms almonds and walnuts on the family farm…  For more information about our speaker please click here.

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, Gary Putnam, Joe Serra, Pam Wenger, speaker Ed Sprague and Susan Drake.

Paul Harris Fellowship – Ali Galbraith awarded a fellowship.



Ed Sprague, Baseball Coach, UOP

UOP Baseball

Ed Sprague began his sports career at St. Mary’s High School, went on to graduate from Stanford, then on to the major leagues with the Toronto Blue Jays. In fact, Ed is the only baseball player to possess a World Series ring, World Series College ring, and an Olympic ring.

Coach Sprague presented insights into the way he promotes leadership within the Pacific Tigers baseball team.  By dividing the 36 ball players into six “Tiger Packs” along with six Pack Leaders, Ed has created a system to foster the beliefs and mission of the team; to lead by example, to commit, to communicate, to encourage, to serve, and to take personal responsibility, among other goals.

When asked what his personal high point in his sports career was, Ed recounted the College World Series win his team took after having lost to the very same team the year prior. Proof that setting goals and fostering team attitudes results in amazing things.

Ed Sprague was introduced by Joe Serra.



Upcoming Speakers…


  • 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


Gary Putnam presenting The Thought for the Day.

Ali Galbraith receiving her Paul Harris Fellowship award.

David Miller paying for his picture in The Record.

Writer Hal Monroe confessing.
Ocavio Cruces paying for an article in The Record.

Duane Isetti got his picture in the San Joaquin Magazine!


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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.

Thank Yous – President Renna thanked Susan Drake, Don Barry, Nick Curtin, Michael Blower, and his two daughters, and six Edison High Interact students for their work labeling dictionaries.  We distribute these dictionaries to third graders in our area schools.

Thunder Day – Our third Annual Rotary District Thunder Day is on February 26.  Game time is 4pm, pre game mixer in the King’s Room at 3pm.  Contact Susan Drake at

Career Day – Cesar Chavez High School Career Day will be held on February 8th Sign up to speak to the Juniors and Seniors.  Contact Dave Tygett.

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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  Click on Better Hearing and CMPD to link to their websites  


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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


 Bill Brown – $25 for cell phone disruption.David Miller – $25 for photo in The Record.Hal Monroe – $25 for letter to the editor.

Octavio Cruces – $100 for an article in the paper

Duane Isetti – $50 for photo in the San Joaquin Magazine.

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 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