The Wheel – February 8, 2012

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  • Song – Julie Boucher and Heather Schlenger, “You Are My Sunshinel”.
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance/Four-Way Test – Bill Gass.
  • Thought for the Day – Moses Zapien, “What is Love” – the truest adventure.
  • Raffle – Ken Steele won $10.
  • COG Club – Team Leader – Kristen Dyke, Raffle Tickets – John Atwood, Greeter- Moses Zapien, Mic#1-Heather Schlenger, Mic#2-Michael Gotschall, Attendance – John Atwood

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Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – February 15, 2012

Leandro Vicuna-Incentive Based Financial Literacy for Individuals & Small Businesses  Leandro Vicuna, JD is Vice President, Senior Trust & Investment Officer, Community Bank of San Joaquin Wealth Management.  Leandro provides comprehensive trust & investment services, real estate asset management services and maintains strong relationships with high net worth clients by understanding their specific needs and delivering customized solutions.

Prior to joining Community Bank of San Joaquin, Leandro was Vice President and Regional Real Estate Asset Manager at Bank of the West Trust & Investment Services where he was dedicated to managing a robust portfolio of $200 million dollars in net worth. Previously, Leandro was a Trust & Investment Officer at Bank of Stockton Trust Department and President of the Estate Planning Elder Law Clinic at Thomas M. Cooley (TMC) Law School. For more information about our speaker pleaseclick here

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More Special Items

Head Table – President Renna Beinoris, Bill Gass, Duane Isetti, Darren Drake, Dudley Drake and Susan Drake.

New Member – Chris Lynn, fundraising, UOP athletics, sponsored by Diane Stauffer.

Paul Harris Fellowships – Jim Dyke presented fellowships to his son Gerrit and daughter Karen.

Susan Drake presented a fellowship to her husband Dudley.

Concern Report – Stockton Rotary passed member Jay Groom passed away Thursday morning.  He was a member of our club for 23 years.  He is survived by his wife Wilma and son Steve Groom of North Stockton Rotary.   Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.


Matthew Baer-San Joaquin Delta College

Valentine’s Day Melodies.

Matthew Baer teaches music at SJ Delta College.  He presented a lively Valentines themed mini concert playing piano and singing some well known and loved romantic songs including the “Theme from Somewhere In Time”, the old classic “Ain’t She Sweet”, and Beethoven’s bittersweet Moonlight Sonata.

He shared stories of playing music for various occasions such as weddings.

Matthew Baer was introduced by Renna Beinoris.

Upcoming Speakers…


  • 15 Leandro Vicuna-Incentive Based Financial Literacy for Individuals & Small Businesses
  • 22 Michael Mcgarrity and Rachael Thomas-Customs & Border Protection
  • 29 Craig Cheslog-California Department of Education

  • 07 Pete Morelli-Being an NFL Referee
  • 14 Scott Guidi-Caltrans Project Manager for I-5 Rehab
  • 21 TBA
  • 28 Jim Coleman-Stockton Civic Theatre


Moses Zapien bringing us the Thought for the Day.

New member Chris Lynn.
Welcome to our club Chris.

Gerrit Dyke and

Karen Dyke awarded Paul Harris Fellowships by their father Jim Dyke.

Dudley Drake receiving a Paul Harris Award from his wife Susan Drake.

Kristen Dyke paying up for her writing ability.


Chad Sublet caught distributing promotional materials on our tables.


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Club Announcements

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Thank You – President Renna thanked Ali Galbraith for arranging for Roses for our guests today.

Rotary Foundation International annual Pledge Drive – Ken Steele. Any donations to the Annual Programs Fund made by February 29, 2012 will be matched by the club and all go towards a Paul Harris Fellowship.

Library Literacy Trivia Bee – Kerry Krueger.  The annual Library Literacy Trivia Bee will be held on March 9th at the Civic Auditorium.  Our Club participants, who specialize in trivia are Gary Putnam, Jeff Zola, and Paul Kozlow.  This is always a fun event.  Lets come and support our team! Tickets are $20 and this is a family event.  Contact Kerry Krueger for more information.

Annual 5k,10k Memorial Day Run – Kerry Krueger.  The annual 5k and 10k Memorial day run is coming and sponsorships are needed please see Kristen Dyke. The date is Monday, May 28 at 8:00 a.m.  $30 for pre-registration ($20 a piece for a family of four).  Live music at the end!!!  Contact Kerry Krueger for more information.  You may also visit their website  by clicking here.

Rotary Read-In – Gary Frush. The Read-In will be on March 21, please sign up.  You can go to facebook and type Rotary Readin or go to to sign up. Or contact Gary Frush.

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

Ski Trip – Michael Blower. Join the Rotary Club of Stockton for a day of downhill fun and fellowship! Thursday March 15, 6AM to 6:30PM. $80 per person, $55 for seniors, $45 for super seniors, 75+, $40 for non-skiers (aka Eater/Drinker). Fees cover bus ride, lift ticket, continental breakfast, lunch and beverages. Skis, boots and poles are available for rent for $26. There are 42 seats available on a first come basis. Contact Michael Blower at 209-644-6445 or email at . Sign up sheets on our tables.

Rummage Sale – Don Barry.  May 19 is the big day.  Start collecting.  Call Don for pickup

Bright Ideas Wanted – Mark Plovnick. The 2012 San Joaquin Entrepreneur Challenge, the third annual. It is to be held on February 29 and March 21. For information visit

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 $1691. If you would like additional cards for family, friends see Susan.

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Birthdays… February

  • Harrington, Thomas C (TOM) 01
  • Darrah, James P (JIM) 02
  • Carlson, Jason R. (JASON) 02
  • Blanchard, Elizabeth Y (LIZ) 05
  • Crame, Floyd S (FLOYD) 07
  • Midura, David L (DAVE) 09
  • Silver, Hilary (HIL) 10
  • Pinkerton, Laura L (LAURA) 11
  • Chalmers, Wesley H (WES) 14
  • Smallie, Dennis R (DENNIS)22
  • Morgan, Brett H (BRETT) 24
  • Boeddeker, Chad (CHAD)27


Kristen Dyke – $25 for photo on the cover of Brookside News magazine.Chad Sublet – $25 for promotion of the “Unshakable Marriage” seminar March 9th and 10th.

Special Thank You …

The Wheel

Editor, Graham Tweedy. A special thank you this week to Brian Dillon, 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 BanerjeeDistrict 5220 Governor
Dave MantoothStockton Rotary Club President
Renna Beinoris