The Wheel – January 10, 2018


President Ann welcomes our first new member of the new year, Kevin Redick (center).  He was sponsored by Terry Hull, Sr.  Kevin is the Director of Major Gifts at University of the Pacific.  Kevin relocated to Stockton from Santa Barbara three years ago where he was a Rotarian.  His wife is recently retired after 30 years with the CHP as Assistant Chief.  Together, they have 2 children in high school and 3 in college.  Welcome, Kevin!


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


  • Call to Order and Welcome! President Ann welcomed all to the first meeting of the new year!
  • THE Camellia

    Secret Supporter – President Ann received a fragrant Camellia from her secret special supporter.

  • Pledge of Allegiance & 4-Way Test – Diane Stauffer.
  • Song – Past-President and current song leader Michael Blower sang in the new year with “Auld Lang Syne”.  Auld Lang Syne is a song which thrilled the soul of Robert Burns in the 1780’s, and today has become an anthem sung the world over at New Year.  In 1788, Burns sent the poem ‘Auld Lang Syne’ to the Scots Musical Museum, indicating that it was an ancient song but that he’d been the first to record it on paper. The phrase ‘auld lang syne’ roughly translates as ‘for old times’ sake’, and the song is all about preserving old friendships and looking back over the events of the year.
    It has long been a much-loved Scottish tradition to sing the song just before midnight. Everyone stands in a circle holding hands, then at the beginning of the final verse (‘And there’s a hand my trusty friend’) they cross their arms across their bodies so that their left hand is holding the hand of the person on their right, and their right hand holds that of the person on their left. When the song ends, everyone rushes to the middle, still holding hands.  Now I bet you didn’t know that!
  • Kerry Krueger

    Thought For the Day – Kerry Krueger:  Kerry avoided being labeled a Lunatic obsessed by supermoons and wolves, instead opting to wax poetic about the life-long learning provided by Dr. Judith Chambers about parenting and life, in general.  Praise good work, ignore tantrums and resist the urge to explain that the person’s brain is not yet fully developed.  Silence is the best reply to a fool.  Surround yourself with good people and learn from them.  Great leadership is about what you inspire others to do.

  • COG Club – Chaired by Linda Guinn. Greeter, Zach Drivon; Microphones: Russ Hagen & Madisen O’ Laughlin; Sergeant At Arms, Peter Jalilie, Madisen O’Laughlin and Ken Steele. Lunch Ticket Sales John Atwood; and Raffle Ticket Sales, Tracy Orin.
  • Raffle Winner – Ticket #768880: This week’s raffle is over $1,200!  Fred Weibel gave it a try, but Time is NOT Up for Susan B. Anthony.  He pulled another George Washington quarter from the box.  Next week:  26 Quarters, 1 Susan B. Anthony Dollar He will receive a $50 credit for a donation to Rotary Foundation in his name.  Don’t forget: If you draw the winning coin (a Susan B. Anthony) your share (as of this week) will be 1/2 or $640 plus 1/2 of the take at the next meeting! Buy some raffle tickets! You could be the lucky Rotarian to win the big bucks!
  • Club Service & District Calendar of Es for 2017-2018 – Click HERE for the latest list! Don’t miss out on some great activities.

SRE Trustee Paul Kozlow presented checks to the following:

David Rajkovich
Stockton Maritime Museum

Gene Bigler

Shauna Buzunis
Child Abuse Prevention Council

Vocational Speech

Liz Hull

Elizabeth Hull, Assistant Vice President
Trust Administration, Bank of Stockton

Liz Hull became skilled in many areas as she tried various ideas on during her college years.  At age 50, Liz passed the bar and started a new career specializing in trust planning.  Now, Liz is a Vice President of Trust Management for the Bank of Stockton.  The wealth management group started as a trust department 90 years ago and is a one-stop-shop handling agency accounts, investment programs, managing real estate trusts and offering guidance on trusts.

Club Announcements

  • Sharon Tweedy

    2018 Rotary Read-In – Sharon Tweedy: This is the biggest volunteer effort organized by Rotarians each year.  This year it will be on Thursday,  February 22nd and we need 850 readers, so please sign-up, if you cannot sign-up then buy a book for an Interactor to read, ask your family members and friends to help and recruit your employees!

  • 2018 Mid Year Assembly – Save the Date!  February 3, 2018, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm.  Mary Ann Sanders Elementary School, 3101 Fine Ave., Modesto ( map )  Registration available online:  Log into DaCdb Calendar or Click Here.  ( Flyer )
  • Job Shadowing – Omar Khamisa & Peter Jalilie are arranging job shadowing for high school students. Please contact them to volunteer for the shadowing opportunity and/or transportation of students.  Omar is looking for more shadowing opportunities in hospitals.
  • Cathy Wooton

    Valentine’s Luncheon February 14th – Cathy Wooton: Please remember to invite your sweetheart, and widows/widowers of Rotarians to this very special luncheon right on Valentine’s Day this year!

  • Credit Card Payments – You can now pay your Rotary dues and monthly bills by credit card. See the link on your next Rotary invoice for details.
  • Potential Members – To encourage Club members to bring a potential member to the Wednesday meetings the Rotary Club of Stockton will pay for the 1st meal of a potential member brought by a Club member.

Birthday Recognitions

  • $59.00 – December 29th, Bill Wagner for 59 years.
  • $100.00 – January 1st, Mas Kamigaki for 79 years.
  • $50.00 – January 3rd, Michael Keith for 50 years.
  • $100.00 – January 4th, Duane Isetti for 76 years.
  • $100.00 – January 5th, Terry Hull, Sr. for 80 years.
  • $100.00 – January 5th, Kathy Hart for 39 years.
  • $40.00 – January 10th (today), Doug Hanson for 40 years (not in attendance today).


  • $25.00 – Bill Brown for his phone going off during the meeting.
  • $25.00 – Susanne Huebel for her phone going off during the meeting.

Guest Speaker

Speaker: Judy Chambers
Subject: Women in Rotary – Celebrating 30 years”
Introduced By: Sharon Tweedy

Dr. Judith Chambers recounted the humorous and (unbeknownst to her at the time) precarious events leading up to and following May 4, 1987 when Rotary International President (and Judy’s boss at U.O.P.) called to invite her to join Rotary.  Although Judy was shielded from some of the tensions of the time, she knew that her successful role in Rotary could blaze or break the trail for the women coming next.  Judging from the number of women in our club today, it is safe to say she nailed it during the long years before Time was Up on the good ol’ boy system.

Next Meeting: January 17, 2018
John Reusche, “RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Academy)”

Upcoming Speakers

January 2018

  • 24 – Lori Richards, “Aspire Schools”
  • 31 – Tim Pelican, SJ Ag Commissioner, “The State of Agriculture in San Joaquin County”

February 2018

  • 07 – Wendy Brannen, “Lodi Wine Region”
  • 14 – Andrew Chesley, “A Medley of Love Songs”
  • 21 – Suzanne Schultz, “Human Trafficking in San Joaquin County”
  • 28 – Dr. Amalu, TBD

January Birthdays…

Mas Kamigaki – Jan 1st
Michael Keith – Jan 3rd*
Duane Isetti – Jan 4th
Terry Hull, Sr. – Jan 5th
Kathy Hart – Jan 5th
Doug Hanson – Jan 10th*
C. P. Riddle – Jan 13th
Jerry Butterfield – Jan 14th
Shari Garibaldi – Jan 14th
Ken Norton – Jan 14th
Doug Eberhardt – Jan 14th
Kerry Krueger – Jan 16th
Gary Hansen – Jan 21st
Harley Smith – Jan 27th
Micah Runner – Jan 28th

*= Club Meeting – Wish them a Happy Birthday!



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Special thank you to everyone who contributed to The Wheel…

Editor, Eric Duran. Special thanks this week to Lynndee Riley, note taker extraordinaire; Frank Whitney, photos; Madisen O’Laughlin for handling the AV duties, and Jerry Smith, Chief Checker!

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
Ian H.S. Riseley

District 5220 Governor
Ray Caparros

Stockton Rotary Club President
Ann Johnston

Meeting Location
Wednesdays at 12 Noon
Stockton Golf & Country Club
3800 W. Country Club Blvd.
Stockton, CA 95204