The Wheel – June 20, 2012

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Reach Within to Embrace Humanity”


  • Song – Kevin Kauffman. “America The Beautiful”.
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance/Four-Way Test – Kevin Kauffman.
  • Thought for the Day – Brian Dillon – Discussion on dentists and braces for your teeth.
  • Raffle – Robert Nelson won $10 and Dave Midura won the big one.
  • COG Club – Team Leader – Michael Gotschall
    Raffle Tickets – John Atwood
    Greeter- Steve Harvath
    Microphone – Michael Gotschall and Octavio Cruces
    Attendance – John Atwood and Rigo Cervantes

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Special Items…

Next Week’s Program – June 27, 2012

Renna Beinoris – A Royal Bounce.  If you have something other than Rotary scheduled for next Wednesday you might wish to cancel.  The club will be subjected to the Annual Rotary Players led this year by What’s his Name.  If you miss out you only have your self to blame.  Do join us as we give President Renna a memorable send off.

Rotary International

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, Brian Dillon, Victor Nunnemaker, Bill Gass, Kevin Kauffman and Susan Drake.

Concern Report – a moment of silence for Hazel Hill’s father who passed away recently.

Rotarian of the Month – Pat Patmon, Rotarian of the Month for June.

Service Above Self Award – President Renna granted the award to Dave Tygett for his many contributions to Rotary.


Victor Nunnemaker

How Rotary Changed My Life

Born in Santa Rosa, Victor shared a story of his upbringing and introduction to Rotary.  Before the age of 5 he was sent to the hospital twice by the hands of his father.  Later his father murdered his mother.

Victor excelled in academics and sports.  While in High School at the age of 15 he traveled on a Rotary Exchange program to Germany. Victor knew he wanted to go to college.  When hereturned to the US he applied and received a $2000 Rotary College Scholarship.  Victor was Valedictorian of his Middle School and High School.  He attended Santa Barbara where his studied Economics and German studies.

After Graduation he was encouraged to apply for the Rotary Scholar Program and he again was recognized with $20,000 to study abroad.  Victor went to Switzerland to get his masters.  Upon his return to California he has had various high level executive positions with companies like Oracle.

Victor is married and has two children.  It was the birth of his children that caused him to change many things in his life to be available for his family.  In conclusion Victor came to thank all the members of Rotary for giving him an opportunity for an education and a change of life.  He concluded by saying that someday he plans on being a Rotarian.
Victor Nunnemaker was introduced by Bill Gass.

Upcoming Speakers…



  • 27 Renna’s Kick-Out

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


Brian Dillon showing off his award.for his contribution to Rotary this year.

Judy Chambers, Diane Stauffer, Tom
McHugh and Jim Woodward showing
off their prizes for bringing in new

President Renna presenting her board
with an award.  Present were Chad
Sublet, Bill Gass, Nick Curtin,
President Renna, Susan Drake and
Ken Steele.

Rigo Cervantes and John Atwood
being rewarded for the devotion to

Dave Tygett receiving his service award.  Well done, Dave!

Liz Hull describing a program called
“Dog Scouts of America”.


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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.

Thanks from the President – President Renna Beinoris thanked all the members of her board of directors for a great year, Nick Curtin, Susan Drake, Gary Frush, Bill Gass, Gary Gillis, Ken Steele, Chad Sublet, Graham Tweedy, Melanie Vieux, and Jerry Zedlitz.  She also thanked Brian Dillon, Rigo Cervantes and John Atwood for all their hard work.

PolioPlus Run – Kerri Krueger presented a check for $1800 for PolioPlus which was our club’s portion raised during the Memorial Day5k, 10k run/walk.  In total all the clubs raised $9500.

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 – 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


Liz Hull introduced a program that hopefully will start in Stockton “Dog Scouts of America”.   $25.

Special Thank You …

The Wheel

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