The Wheel – June 13, 2012

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Reach Within to Embrace Humanity”


  • Song – Julie Boucher and Heather Schlenger – “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”.
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance/Four-Way Test – Steve Luthy.
  • Thought for the Day – Heather Schlenger.
  • Raffle – Gary Gillis picked out a $5 bill.
  • COG Club –

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Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – June 20, 2012

Victor Nunnemaker – How Rotary Changed My Life. Victor S. Nunnemaker was born in Santa Rosa, CA and lived in Sebastopol until age 5. He moved to Mendocino County where he grew up between the coastal towns of Mendocino and Fort Bragg.  As a youth he was very active in Boy Scouts, Troop 43, becoming an Eagle Scout.

After high school Victor attended UC Santa Barbara where he obtained a BA in Business/Economics, another BA in German Language Studies, and a BA minor (equivalent) in Political Science with International Relations emphasis.  He also ran track and cross country at UCSB. He then attended the Horchschule St. Gallen in Switzerland (HSG) to study in their C.E.M. S. Masters Program in International Finance and Business Administration. He received a $25,000 Rotary Foundation Scholarship for his graduate studies in Switzerland.

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More Special Items

Head Table – President Renna Beinoris, Heather Schlenger, Steve Luthy, Bill Gass, Jose Hernandez and Susan Drake.


Jose Hernandez, Astronaut

Migrant Worker to Astronaut

Jose recounted for us his early childhood growing up in a migrant worker household.  He told us of the concern of a teacher who talked to his parents reminding them of the importance of Jose receiving a good education.

They listened and were major supporters as he gained an outstanding education and eventually became an astronaut.

Jose reminded us all, but especially the children, that we should all have a goal and to stick with it.  He told us that it took eleven tries before he became an astronaut.

Jose Hernandez was introduced by Bill Gass.

Upcoming Speakers…



  • 20 Victor Nunnemaker-How Rotary Changed My Life
  • 27 Renna’s Kick-Out

  • 04 DARK
  • 11 Judge Vlavianos
  • 18 Jim Cherry ADG-Peace through service-what that might mean to you and your club.
  • 25 Wendy Saunders-Stockton’s Economic Development


Bill Gass paying for being a Pointer
Sisters groupie.

Moses Zapien paying for leaving a lot
of signs around town.

Love the necklace Chad.

Grandfather Dyke welcoming another
Dyke into the world.

Pat Patmon and Kristina Knudsen
enjoying Pat’s wild life.

Dave Midura – no good deed goes
unrecognized in Rotary.  I have a
phone too Dave.
Rich Good giving to Rotary.  Hopefully
not at the expense of the Y.
That new baby is already expensive

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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.

Advertise in The Wheel – You will have the opportunity to again advertise your business or profession in The Wheel this coming rotary year which starts July 1.  These ads will take the format of a business card and will be approximately 2 ½” by 1″.  Cost will be $300 for a rotary year – a very reasonable cost to get your name in front of an elite group every week and make a contribution to our club at the same time.  For $75 for the whole year we will link your ad to your website!  Just hand me your business card after the meeting.  Contact me for more details if you wish.  Graham Tweedy, 478-0687, .

Ports Night – Chad Sublet.  The annual Ports Night for Rotary.  It is at Banner Island, Thursday, June 28th at 7:05 pm.  Cost is $28, which
includes BBQ tri-tip, hot dogs, baked beans, slaw and a soda.  We will be in the Rocking Chair Section.  Sodas and beer are only $2 from 6 pm
to 8 pm. Signups available.  Contact Nick Curtin. 209-609-9291.

Annual Golf Tournament – The golf tournament is scheduled for Monday August the 13th at the Stockton Golf and Country Club.  It will cost approximately $90 per player and will include breakfast, range balls, greens fee, golf cart, and lunch (hot dogs and hamburgers), as well as on course refreshments. There will be prizes yet to be determined.  Registration opens at 8:30am and start time is 10am.  Contact Bill Wagner. 209-954-7424; .

Trip to the Philippines – Gary Gillis.  Gary and Frank Moore encourage any one us that is interested to join them in a trip to the Philippines to help install latrines as part of a Rotary International Project.  It is a matching grant and our club is participating.  The dates are August 7 through the 22nd. Contact Gary if you are interested. 209-931-9467.

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… June

  • Burns, Darrell R Jr. (DARRELL) 03
  • Wilhoit, Douglass W (DOUG) 05
  • Plovnick, Mark S (MARK) 08
  • De Gregori, John H (JOHN) 08
  • Neri, Don G (DON) 09
  • Blower, Kris A (KRIS) 10
  • Shapiro, Robert J (BOB) 11
  • Drake, Susan J (SUSAN)   14
  • Kauffman, Kevin M (KEVIN) 17
  • Moilan, Ross M (ROSS) 17
  • Scriven, Amy L (AMY) 18
  • Drury, Dale L (DALE) 21
  • Hosie, William C (BILL) 25
  • Curtin, Nicholas (NICK) 27
  • Lynch, William H (BILL) 29
  • Lofthus, Ort J (ORT) 29


Bill Gass– for an article in the Chronicle and being caught with the Pointer Sisters.  $25. 

Jim Dyke– for being a grandfather again.  This time to Grant Dyke.  $250.



Amy Scriven– for expecting a baby.  $1000.



Rich Good– $2 for each ticket sold to Live! At Lincoln Center at our meeting.  ??



Dave Midura– for helping a stranded motorist on the freeway.  $75.  Bill Wagner helped.  $25


Kristina Knudsen – for too much enjoyment at Pat Patmon’s wildlife museum.  $250.


Pat Patmon – for planning a trip to Africa.  $250.


Chad Sublet – for new offices in the California Building.  $250.


Moses Zapien – for making it to the election runoff this fall.  $25.

Special Thank You …

The Wheel

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