The Wheel – September 28, 2016

img_4668Kevin Kauffman, Rotary Foundation Chair, awards our own Marie Medford, who plays such beautiful piano before each meeting, a Paul Harris Award today.  She was happy and told us she really enjoys playing for the Rotary Club of Stockton at our meetings. She also told us that she has musical books that are 7 decades old. She thanked the club for this honor.

“The Rotary Club of Stockton Begins the 2nd Century of Service to the Stockton Community”


  • Call to Order and Welcome! Thank you all for taking the time to have lunch with me and the wonderful fellowship in the room. I appreciate your passion for Doing Good in the World.  This month theme is basic education and literacy.
  • Pledge of Allegiance & 4-Way Test – Tom McHugh.
  • Song – “Sing, Sing a Song” led by Bob Schiffler and accompanied by Marie Medford on the piano!
  • img_4661Thought For The Day – Angel Sepulveda: Angel said she was inspired by her daughter. Her daughter said it doesn’t matter when we give out money; it’s how they will use it. By giving out, we do our part in making a difference.
  • Head Table – Angel Sepulveda, Thought For the Day; Past President Bill Brown, one of our speakers; Linda Fontz, our other speaker; Tom McHugh, pledge and 4-way test and President Kuy Ky.
  • COG Club – Chaired by Angel Sepulveda; Lunch Ticket Sales, John Atwood; Raffle Ticket Sales, Wayne Richardson; Greeter, Julie Damron-Brown; Microphones: Madisen O’Laughlin and Chris Lema; Attendance: Linda Guinn and Rigo Cervantes (Sergeant at Arms).
  • img_4684Raffle Winner – Blain Bibb had the winning ticket but did not draw the winning marker. He will receive a $50 credit for a donation to Rotary Foundation in his name and a beautiful customized pen as a way to remember President Kuy’s year
  • Club Service & District Calendar of Events for 2016-2017 – Click HERE for the latest (and greatest!), updated list! Don’t miss out on some great activities.
  • Proposed New Member – Heath Prichard sponsored by Ben Manship.

Club Announcements

  • March of Dimes – Tom Patti: The March of Dimes event on Thursday, October 6th, needs volunteers.
  • Bob Hope Theater Event – Tom Patti: An event at the Bob Hope theater: “A Night of Champions”. This event will feature Michael Spinks, Yacqui Lopez, and Leon Spinks on Wednesday, Oct 5th. Tickets available with a few VIP tickets that allow a back stage one-on-one meet with the champs.  Contact Tom for more information.
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Walk – Tom McHugh: Tom announced the Breast Cancer Awareness walk on Saturday, October 8th, at 8:30 am at San Joaquin Delta College.
  • Rotary Foundation Dinner – Kevin Kauffman announced that Rotary Foundation Dinner will be held Nov. 5th at Stockton Golf & Country Club.
  • img_4673Rotary Read-In – Gary Frush: Gary told us this past year makes it 25 years of the Rotary Read-In event. It was started by Joe Serra. From Pre-K to 3rd grade, a book is read to these kids. This is an amazing event both for the kids and the volunteers. It cost $15-$20 and about an hour of a person’s time. This time the club will like to get more volunteer participation from the members. Please save the date of Feb 23rd 2017.
  • Emergency Food Bank Food Drive – During the month of September, the club will be collecting boxed stuffing for the Stockton Emergency Food Bank. Bring some boxed stuffing to the next meeting…then go stuff yourself with the fine lunch!
  • World Polio Day – This year the Polio awareness is going to be on Friday, Oct 21st at the Heat Game and Saturday, Oct 22nd at the Delta College football game. An Iron Lung will be displayed. Please sign up
  • Trivia Bee – Gary Putnam: Announced the next Trivia Bee will be in March 2017!  Details coming…next year!
  • img_4678Mystery Bus Trip – A bigger bus was secured but the trip is sold out. There are people still on the waiting list. If you decide not to go please let Luis know. The trip is on Oct 15th and the bus leaves at 3:30 pm from Stockton Golf and Country Club.  As always the destination is a SURPRISE.
  • Advertise in the Wheel – Place your business card in the Wheel to advertise your business. Only $300 a year for great coverage! Contact Graham Tweedy to get your card on-line.

Special Recognitions

  • img_4670Peter Jalilie – Peter Jalilie, Kelly Drive Project: President Kuy recognized Peter Jalilie for his efforts in getting the community together and building the park.  Peter told that this past weekend the community came together to build a park by the Kelly Drive neighborhood. It was amazing to see both financial and physical help.
  • img_4671Officer James Nance – Officer James Nance donating books to McKinley School: President Kuy recognized Officer Nance for his involvement with McKinley School.  Officer Nance said there is an annual golf tournament that helps to raise money for McKinley School. The money is used to buy books for the kids and supply for the teachers. He participated in this event.

Presidents Message

Membership growth is the responsibility of everyone of us. I ask that you bring one quality friend to have lunch with us this year so we can share the world of Rotary. They may want to be a part of some incredible people in this room and around the globe to make a better life for you and me.

Pray for those innocent people and their familys that have lost their loved ones from senseless massive shootings across this great nation and in our beautiful city Stockton.

New Members……please get to know them.


  • $100 – Tom Patti for his  e x t e n d e d  announcements.
  • $25 – Tom McHugh for his Breast Cancer Walk announcement.

Guest Speaker

Speakers: Linda Frontz and Bill Brown
Subject: “Homelessness”
Introduced By: Tom McHugh


Tom McHugh introduced the speakers Linda Fontz and Bill Brown. Tom announced that this week many city and county leaders are visiting New York City to find ways that the Homeless issue in our community can addressed.

img_4691Bill Brown has been working for last 44 years on the issues regarding homelessness. He has been the director of three rescue missions during his career, including being the CEO of Gospel Center Rescue Mission in Stockton since 1991. He is currently in the process of retiring, but will continue in the rolls of mentoring the new CEO (Wayne Richardson) and grant writing for next year.  He is married to Dr. Julie Damron-Brown, DMV. They live in Galt. He has one daughter- Debbie who is a RN in Indianapolis.

Linda Frontz has worked at the Stockton Shelter for the Homeless, a non-profit organization, as the Family Services Manager since 2014.   She not only works with homeless families, but manages a Homeless Veterans grant funded program which seeks to rehouse veterans who are suffering from trauma and/or other disabilities. Linda is a retired public school administrator. She is also the owner of local coffee shop Blackwater Café.

img_4688Linda started her talk by saying that she works with the member of this club Adam Ceshire who is also in New York City finding out ways to address the homeless issue. For the past two years she has been working for the Stockton Homeless shelter and feels really passionate towards this issue. The Stockton Shelter was formed in 1986. Over the years there are a number of programs and services that the shelter offers. This year the shelter had a new playground donated. In the family shelter there are 60 to 80 children, 45 to 65 adults. 75% of the people in the shelter have behavioral health issues. At the shelter they have 26 family rooms and 2 single women dorms. Residents of the shelter have access to free laundry. There are a variety of classes along with counseling offered. The Shelter provides regular case management to all its residents. The Homeless shelter also manages a Thrift Store. Families are engaged in regular activities. For the homeless veterans that have PTSD, the shelter  works with 6 to 7 of these veterans at a time. For the Men Shelter, 160 men use it daily. Linda along with others visit the areas where the homeless are living in tents. Many of these don’t want to go the shelter for two main reasons: One that they have a significant other and the second reason is that they have pets. In California there are about 28200 homeless people.

Both Linda and Bill autographed a book for us to donate to Spanos Elementary School and a donation was made in their names to Read to Me Stockton to help fund our efforts to promote literacy in our community. Both also received a special pen from President Kuy but only Linda received a Rotary Mug (Bill has several).

Next Meeting: October 5, 2016
Pat Doyle, “Promoting Baseball Internationally”


Born: April 15, 1944
Santa Monica, California
Current Address: 9666 Springfield Way, Stockton CA  95212
Resided at this address for 31 yearsFamily: Wife – Harriet (married August 11, 1973)
Daughters: Amy 33 years old; Kerry 32 years old
Son: Tim 21 years old
Education: BA in Social Science, Fresno State University, 1967
MA in Health Education, CSU Sacramento, 1982Employment history: 1969 – 1976  Lodi Unified School District – teacher and coach
1976 – 2006  San Joaquin Delta College – Professor and coach
1993 – 2011 Major League Baseball – consultantPertinent experience:Head Baseball Coach – Tokay High School, Lodi Ca – 1973 – 1976
–    San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton Ca – 1977 – 2000
–    Head coach, Anchorage Glacier Pilots – 1990 1991
–    National Championship – National Baseball congress – 1991
–    National Baseball Congress Coach of the Year – 1991
–    Assistant coach USA National Team – 1993 – 1994
–    Head coach California Community College All Star team – IBAF Presidential Cup – Taiwan –  1990
–    Head Coach Republic of Ireland National team – 1996
–    National Coach of the Year  – National Baseball Congress – 1991
–    Youth baseball coach – Morada Little League, Granada LL
–    Head Coach – Great Britain National team,2010
–    Head coach Israel National team – 2011Elected to the Stockton Athletic Hall of Fame, California Community College Baseball Hall of Fame, Lodi Athletic Hall of Fame and The Anchorage Glacier Pilot Hall of FameGlobal Coordinator Major League Baseball Envoy Coach Program – 1998 to 2011. Recruit, evaluate and assign in excess of 30 coaches each year to be Envoy Coaches for MLB. Work closely with baseball federations in Europe, Africa and other regions in game development , coach development and program development.Positive Coaching Alliance – Trainer of coaches and parents in techniques and strategies to provide youth with positive experiences while participating in youth sports.President of the California Community College Baseball Coaches Association –
1989 to 2006Player, Boston Red Sox minor league system –  1966 – 67Active Clinic presenter at National and International level – France, Poland, Malta, Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Uganda, South Africa, Nigeria, Israel, Moldova, Lithuania, Swedish National Coaches Clinic, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; U of Tennessee, American Baseball Coaches Association Clinic, So. Lake Tahoe coaches clinic, Sacramento City College clinic, British Columbia Minor baseball coaches clinic and more.Coach of current and former MLB players: Eddie Guardado, Jason Bartlett, John Foster, Mike Macfarlane, Ken Huckaby, Darrin Driefort, Geoff Jenkins, Steve Sisco, Craig Wilson and Jay Powell.Taught Sports Psychology, Health Education and Fitness at Delta College for 32 years.Board of Directors, International Sports GroupBoard of Directors, PLAY GLOBAL!Personal StatementI am committed to be a proactive, diplomatic, passionate and hard working ambassador for baseball. I feel that sharing my expertise  in coaching and developing players and coaches translates into an environment of learning that is very effective. Baseball has become a common denominator between cultures that fosters communication and understanding. It allows people to look towards their similarities not their differences. I have truly been blessed to have experienced a large variety of cultures and found people to be the best natural resource every country has to offer. The game of baseball has been overly generous to me and my family. I plan to keep giving back to all of those that I can so they can hopefully experience all of the positives that I have gained from baseball.

Upcoming Speakers

October 2016

  • 12 – Steve Swatt, “12 Elections That Changed California”
  • 19 – Fritz Grupe, “Challenges of Residential Development”
  • 26 – Stephen Bentley, “Cartoonist “Herb and Jamal”

November 2016

  • 02 – Phil Berolzheimer, “The Duraflame Story”
  • 09 – Peter Powers, “Stockton Heroes Park”
  • 16 – Glenn Jose, “Project HOPE”
  • 22 – All City Thanksgiving (Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon)
  • 30 – Joe Serra, “The Real Story of Polio Eradication”


Hal Monroe – Oct 1st
Bob Blower – Oct 1st
Diane Stauffer – Oct 1st
Bill Relf – Oct 1st
Kuy Ky – Oct 1st
Ramon Fernandez – Oct 3rd
Andrew Manson – Oct 5th
Liz Hull – Oct 6th
Dave Tygett – Oct 10th
Dennis Cochran – Oct 10th
Gary Gillis – Oct 10th
Bob Leonard – Oct 12th
Reid Johnson – Oct 18th
Gene Eacret – Oct 18th
Tom Patti – Oct 21st
Pete Rosado – Oct 24th

* = Club Meeting (tell them Happy Birthday at the meeting)



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Special thank you to everyone who contributed to The Wheel…

Editor, Eric Duran, Assistant Editor, Pete Rosado. Special thanks this week to Waqar Rizvi, notes; Frank Whitney, photos; Susan Drake and Jerry Smith, Chief Checkers!

Contact Information
Attn: Jerry Smith, 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
John F. Germ

District 5220 Governor
Tia S. Saletta

Stockton Rotary Club President
Kuy Ky