The Wheel – March 14, 2012

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  • Song – Julie Boucher, “God Bless America”.
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance/Four-Way Test – Susan Drake.
  • Thought for the Day – Frank Whitney.  If you can’t be honest with yourself, who can you be honest with?
  • Raffle – John LaRue pulled the winning $2 bill and donated his winnings to SRE.
  • COG Club – Team Leader – Heather Schlenger, Raffle Tickets – John Atwood, Greeter- Rigo Cervantes, Mic#1-Steve Luthy, Mic#2-Brett Morgan, Attendance- John Atwood and Rigo Cervantes.

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Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – March 21, 2012


Bill Behrns-World War II Flying Ace.  Hitch a ride with Captain Bill Behrns in his P-38 Lightning fighter plane through hair-raising adventures including flying at an altitude of 50 feet over the Southwest desert, patrolling the Northwest coast during potential Japanese invasion, and dogfights over the jungles of China, Burma, India during WWII.  Bill is one of the few surviving aces of WWII.

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Test your Rotary knowledge. Do you know the name of the first Rotary president from outside the United States? How about the site of the first convention held outside North America? Find the answers to these and other Rotary history trivia questions in the latest Historic Moments. Click here to read more.

More Special Items

Head Table – President Renna Beinoris, Catey Campora, Kevin Sheridan, speaker Scott Guidi and Susan Drake.

Donations to local charities – Stephen Guasco received our donation to Hospice of San Joaquin.  Hospice will use the funds for furniture.

Concern Report – Richard (Dick) Konig, a 50 year member of our club and past president 1984-85, is in St. Joseph’s Hospital.  He is in the ICU, no visitors at this time.    Please keep Dick in your thoughts and prayers.

Memorials for Lloyd DeBock – Bob & Marcia Merrill, Reid & Doray Johnson, Dean & Bea McNeilly, Nick & Pam Curtin, Susan and Dudley Drake, Graham & Sharon Tweedy, Rotary Club of Stockton, Jerry & Norma Zedlitz, Jim Darrah & Judy Chambers,
Hal & Mary Monroe, Don & Shirley Barry, Kris & Bob Blower, Joe & Dorothy Serra, Mas & Florence Kamigaki, George & Norena Badway, Pat & Cheryl Patomon.

A Big Thanks – President Renna thanked Gary Putnam, Paul Kozlow, and Jeff Zola for representing us in the Trivia Bee. She also thanked Kerry Krueger for her enthusiastic job of getting our club to support the Trivia Bee and Sharon Tweedy for a great job on the table decorations.

Military Committal Service– Frank B. Dutton. Funeral Service Thursday, March 22nd, 2012, 1:30 to 3:00 pm at Miramar National Cemetery 5795 Nobel Road, San Diego, CA 92122.  Call Bill Dutton at 858-212-9898 if you wish to attend.

6:00 pm reception.


Scott Guidi-Caltrans Project Manager for the I-5 RehabilitationThe Project

Scott provided us with an overview and update on the I-5 North Stockton Freeway Widening and Pavement Reconstruction Project.  The goals of this project are to reduce congestion, improve mobility, decrease commute time, encourage High Occupancy Vehicle use, and reduce sound impacts from the existing freeway.

The project encompasses four stages with completion set for spring 2015. During the project we can expect local road closures, noise, and delays.

Scott reminded us that the speed limit in the construction zones is 55 MPH and that worker safety is a priority.

Scott Guidi was introduced by Catey Campora.

Upcoming Speakers…



  • 21 Bill Behrns-World War II Flying Ace
  • 28 Jim Coleman-Give My Regards to Broadway, Remember Me to SCT!

  • 04 Ann Johnston, Craig LaFargue, Graham Tweedy-Read to Me, Stockton!
  • 11 TBA
  • 18 TBA
  • 25 GSE Team-Philipines


Stephen Guasco receiving our
donation to Hospice.

A bit of trivia. Our team of Zola,
Putnam and Kozlow did us proud!

Dick Wary celebrating 50 years of

Volunteer of the year – Mas Kamagaki.

Waqar Rizvi paying up for being bored.

Jeff Zola paying for boasting about
his son.


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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.

District Assembly – To get us all started, for our up coming Rotary Year with DGE Liz Hosmer, the next District Assembly will be on March 31 at the University of California, Merced. 8:30 to 1. Featured speaker and three breakout sessions.  Please please click here to view a flyer.  Contact Susan Drake to register.  $25 before March 15.

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 at .  We need more readers.

Blood Bank – Duane Isetti. The month of March is donation month to the local Blood Bank.  If you can participate please consider donating blood to the Delta Blood Bank. Make sure to remind the Delta Blood Bank that you are a Stockton Rotary Member.

District 5220 Conference – April 20 & 21.  Two full days of quality speakers, meals, entertainment, awards, and fun in MODESTO! Register for the full conference package or mix and match meals and sessions to fit your time and budget. Each venue will require a special pass which you will find in your registration packet. You can register online at; click on “2012 District Conference”. If you prefer to pay by check, registration forms are also available from your Club President or District Administrative Secretary Chris Elswick at

Asparagus Festival – Date is April 27-29.  Need volunteers.  Sign up sheets on the tables.  Contact is John Green.

Rotary House – President Renna asked us to mark our calendars, Saturday May12, for a clean up visit to Rotary House on the grounds of San Joaquin General Hospital.

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

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… March

  • Dillon, Brian M (BRIAN) 01
  • Brown, William R (BILL) 01
  • Reeves, Laura (LAURA) 02
  • Dyke, Kristen Marie (KRISTEN) 02
  • Papas, Chris W (CHRIS) 04
  •  Hanley, James R (JIM) 06
  • Jacobson, Paul A (PAUL) 16
  • Zola, Jeff B. (JEFF) 16
  • Eibeck, Pamela A (PAM) 16
  • Zedlitz, Gerald O (JERRY) 17
  • Dodson, Catherine J (CATHY) 30
  • Vieux, Melanie A (MELANIE) 30


Dick Wary– $250 for his 50th wedding anniversary.Mas Kamagaki – $100 for his photo in the newspaper announcing his award of Champion of The Community.Waqar Rizvi– $25 for joining the Alumni Board of University of the Pacific.Jeff Zola – $50 for his son’s deployment on the USS Pittsburgh to the Persian Gulf.

Special Thank You …

The Wheel

Editor, Graham Tweedy. A special thank you this week to Eric Duran, pictures; Bill Brown, 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