The Wheel – July 31, 2013

One of the biggest, and most fun, events is coming soon and I couldn’t resist putting this picture of Rich Good and Kristina Knudsen  showing their enthusiasm for the “Boots Bails and BBQ” event. 


“100 years of serving our community the
Rotary Club of Stockton”



  • Call to Order and Welcome 
  • Song –“Yankee Doodle” – Michael Blower
  • Audio Visual – Eric Duran
  • Pledge of Allegiance and 4-Way Test – Kristen Dyke
  • COG Duties – Team leader: John Atwood, Raffle Tickets: John Atwood, Greeter: Sharon Tweedy, Microphones: Jared Steinwert & Michael Kerns, Attendance: Rigo Cervantes and John Atwood
  • Head Table – Susan Drake, Kristen Dyke, TJ Hull, Ann Johnston, Susan Eggman
  • Thought for the Day – Brian Dillon
  • Paul Harris – Fred Weibel & Reed Robbins: To Reeds son-in-law Barrett Finney
  • Raffle – TJ forgot the bag! Next week Roland Ghazal will draw

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Club Announcements

  • Boots Bales & BBQ: Saturday, September 14 at 5:00 pm. $55 each or $60 after August 15. Event will be held at Brookside Farm.
  • Centennial Cocktail party: Monday, August 12 at 5:30 pm at the Hotel Stockton on the roof to commemorate the club’s first planning meeting. $25 each, RSVP by August 2 with Dave Tygett.
  • Annual Golf Tournament: Monday, August 19 at Stockton Golf & Country Club. Contact Bill Wagner to sign-up to play. Contact Jeff Zola to sponsor a hole.
  • District 5220 Foundation & Membership Seminar: Saturday, August 24th, 8:30 am-1 pm at Escalon High School. The cost, $25, will be covered by the club for any members that want to attend. Contact Susan Drake to sign-up or if you need more information.
  • Aidan Reed son of Jeanette Reed collected many bags brought in for his Eagle Scout project for troop 148 (see the picture below).
  • Centennial Celebrations: If you are interested in participating for the Centennial events contact Steve Harvath. Steve is the contact if you want to get involved with February 1, 2014 dinner, otherwise contact Susan Drake or Dave Tygett.



  • $100 Brian Dillon for his seemingly endless appearances on billboards and newspapers in town.
  • $25 Moses Zapien graduated from COG.
  • $50 Chad Sublet for his 9 year anniversary and missing TJ’s board meeting.
  • $25 to TJ for not bringing the raffle bag.

Guest Speaker:Assembly Person Susan Talamantes Eggman, introduced by Former Mayor Ann Johnston.Susan Talamantes Eggman is a trailblazer who is not afraid to get her hands dirty and stand up for what she believes in. Since her grassroots campaign for the Stockton City Council five years ago, Susan has proven herself to be an honest and effective leader whose independent voice of moderation has helped her find solutions to the tough issues facing the city of Stockton.Getting San Joaquin residents back to work is one of Susan’s top priorities. Susan also joined with community leaders to successfully lobby the Veterans Administration to build their new facility in San Joaquin County, which creates jobs and provides vital services for San Joaquin’s many veterans. As a U.S. Army veteran herself, Susan understands the sacrifices made by our young men and women who serve.

Susan Eggman


Upcoming Speakers…

August 2013

  • 07 – Mimi Nguyen – Executive Director of the Miracle Mile
  • 14 – Judge Kronlund – Stand Down
  • 21 – Jose Rodriguez – El Concillo
  • 28 – Tony Franks – Youth Football Coach at St. Mary’s
September 2013

  • 04 – TBD
  • 11 – Corey Daniel
  • 18 – Alan Ray
  • 25 – TBD



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Special thank you to everyone who contributed to The Wheel…

Editor, Eric Duran. A special thank you this week to Eric Duran, pictures; Eric Duran ,notes; Susan Drake, chief checker; Kristen Dyke, 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
Ron D. Burton

District 5220 Governor
Marvin Williamson Jr.

Stockton Rotary Club President
TJ Hull