The Wheel – June 27, 2012

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Reach Within to Embrace Humanity”


  • Song
  • Audio Visual – Gary Hansen.
  • Pledge of Allegiance/Four-Way Test – Bill Gass.
  • Thought for the Day
  • Raffle
  • COG Club – Chris Papas – greeter, Chad Boedekker and Any Scriven – microphones, John Atwood and Rigo Cervantes – raffle and attendance.

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Special Items…

Next Program – July 11, 2012

Jim Cherry, Assistant District Governor-Peace through service-what that might mean to you and your club.  Jim Cherry’s goal is to be a Peace Maker through his work as a Mediator, Arbitrator and Negotiator, and a Peace Builder through his work as a Rotarian, Peace Ambassador and Storyteller.  Currently he leads Cherry Mediation Center as a mediator, arbitrator and lawyer.  He served as a lawyer in large firms as well as his own Cherry Law Offices.

Jim has the following degrees.   University of California at Davis School of Law, J.D and University of California at Berkeley School of Business Administration, B.S.  He is married to Patricia Cherry and has 6 children and 11 grandchildren.

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Renna Beinoris – May She Rest In Peace

Everyone took a fun filled trip to the bayou to express the Club’s appreciation for Renna’s leadership and kick her out to retirement.

Gary Putnam was the master of ceremonies as Reverend Billy Bob.  The ceremony started with a funeral procession for President Renna to the tune of the Battle of New Orleans.  A host of mourners paid tribute to Renna including a women in a blue dress with a beard.

Queen of All Things Rotary found herself back as school teacher tutoring arithmetic and wondering why numbers staring with 25 were so popular.  Queen reminisced about the one sentence limit or your tasered rule and why she loses her charges as soon as they are trained.

Jackie Daniels, a fine elixir, from the Bourbon Street French Quarter, attempted to work on his history skills about dinosaurs and measurement, chests in particular.

Dixie Beinoris, Renna’s “twin sister”, spoke while making a fashion statement.  Passed out beads from the bayou, paid tribute to Renna with the bubbly and shared some of the lessons learned from Renna from the seedy side of the bayou.

Doctor VooDoo spoke of treating Renna when she was looking for a VD doctor after being eaten and spit out by a gator.  Doctor VD treated Renna with a green potion comprised mainly of swamp water and squeezing a voodoo doll since Obama Care and the US Supreme outlawed using pins.  Keeping with Renna’s math skills she paid $25 to settle a $2,500 swamp bill.

Katrina Storm, a certified travel agent, sent Renna to New Orleans who kept sending her back.

Anna Belle Henrietta Long, mayor of “New Orleans”, knows Missy Renna well.  Miss Anna Belle longs to go to a great city like Stockton California because parking is difficult in New Orleans and having more foreclosures than Bourbon Street has hookers.

Judge Judy and Bailiff Jim reminisced that Renna suffered from “affectionitis” with kissing and hugging every man.  It was noted that due to budget constraints Renna’s coffin was made of cardboard.

Bobby Bouche’, every buddies favorite water boy, who fell out of the stupid tree hitting every branch and took two hours to watch 60 minutes.  He passed out Renna key chains instead of a good gift like a Rotary mug!

Chef Togetti shared that Renna hit on every waiter in a place where waiters had other interests.

Miss. A Sippi, Nick showed up after much primping, which was hardly noticeable, to share the fun times at the plumbers convention.

Final tribute to Renna summarized some of the great things she accomplished during her year as president including raising $43,870 for the Annual Programs Fund and a total of $49,590 for the Rotary International Foundation.

In all seriousness, Renna, thank you for a fun year and great leadership!

Renna Beinoris was not introduced.  We knew who she was.

             Renna and friend.  Renna is on the right.

Upcoming Speakers…



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

  • 01Tori Verber-Salazar-
  • 08 Tod Ruse-Law Enforcement
  • 15 Tod Ruhstaller-Haggin Museum
  • 22 TBA
  • 29 Graham Tweedy-What do you want YOUR Rotary Club look like in 2013?

Look for a photo gallery to arrive in your email box momentarily.


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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 editor – A note to thank you all for your readership of this fair rag.  It has been a labor of joy for these past five Rotary years.  A special thanks goes to my note takers who faithfully grabbed the gems that we passed on to you.  They are Ken Norton, Ramon Fernandez, Bill Brown, Louis Lemos and Pam Wenger.  Each one had their unique style and we tried our best not to screw it up.  Photographers.  Without pictures the Wheel is rather sterile.  They were Frank Whitney, their fierce leader, Michael Blower, Eric Duran and Brian Dillon.  They partially filled the shoes of Jim Woodward, who for years, pretty much did the job himself – thanks Jim.

Changing of the Guard – President Renna Beinoris was relieved of her presidency.  Graham Tweedy became president, effective July 1.  Terrance Hull Jr., was promoted from President Nominee to President Elect.

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, .

Annual Kayak Party – Our annual kayak event on Lake Lincoln will be held Thursday, July 19th.  As in past years, this party is hosted by Susan and Dudley Drake at 3710 Portsmouth Circle South.  The party officially starts at 4 PM, but feel free to drop in anytime in the evening that works for you.  Kayaking is optional! Come enjoy the fellowship.  Cost for this event is $10 for adults and free for kids. In order to have the proper amount of food, please RSVP by signing up at club meetings, emailing or by calling the Rotary office at 472 9662.

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; .

A Celebration – Frank Dutton was our friend. We will be getting together on: July 28, 2012, Saturday, 6:00PM at: China Palace, on 5052 West Lane, Stockton,  near March, 209-955-0888 for a no-host dinner celebration of Frank’s life.  Bring great stories and photos if you have them for us all to see.  Contact – Judy Prey’s email at least by July 20 so we can get a head count and make reservations at the restaurant.

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… July

  • Blower, Michael C (MICHAEL) 01
  • Hull, Jr, W Terrence (TJ) 01
  • Philipp, Linda J (LINDA) 02
  • Badway, George A (GEORGE) 02
  • Green, John M (JOHN) 04
  • Riley, Lynndee (LYNNDEE) 06
  • Wary, Richard M (DICK) 10
  • Monroe, Ronald E (RON) 10
  • Robbins, Reed (REED) 11
  • Beinoris, Renna (RENNA) 13
  • Merrill, Robert W (BOB) 17
  • Lynn, Chris (CHRIS) 18
  • Duarte, Luis A (LUIE) 23
  • Jaffe, Peter (PETER) 25
  • Duran, Eric E (ERIC) 28
  • Morales, Steve A (STEVE) 28
  • Frush, Gary L (GARY)     29
  • Greenberg, Jeffrey M (JEFF) 30
  • Bregman, Marc A (MARC) 31


Special Thank You …

The Wheel

Editor, Graham Tweedy. A special thank you this week to Frank Whitney, pictures; Louis Lemos, 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