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The Wheel – December 13, 2017

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  Several members took advantage of the club match for any Rotary Foundation donation and Rotary Foundation Chair, Kevin Kauffman, awarded Paul Harris’ to the following (from left): President Ann Johnston, PH +5; Judy Chambers, PH +6; Julie Damron, PH +1; Frank Whitney, PH +2; President-Elect Waqar Rizvi, PH +7; Omar Khamisa, PH +1, +2, and +3; and Liz Hull, PH +8. Congratulations to all! SRE Trustee Paul Kozlow presented checks to the following:   “The Rotary Club of Stockton Begins the 2nd Century of Service to the...

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The Wheel – December 6, 2017

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  Jim Woodward (right) presented a Stockton Rotary Endowment, Woodward-Clark Fund $6,000 check to Brian McCoy, who is from the Stockton Unified School District.  Brian shared that budget constraints have prevented SUSD from directing any money to the purchase of library books since 2007.  Brian has been working to obtain books to replace and update the school resource libraries and this donation will be used to buy books.   President Ann receives a $3,000 check from PG&E’s Dylan George for the Read to Me, Stockton...

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The Wheel – November 29, 2017

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  Past District Governor Susan Drake learned a hard lesson about secrets when she tried to surprise Ken Steele with a Crystal and Diamond Pin designating him and his wife Rita as Major Donors to the Rotary Foundation.  If you tell one person, it isn’t a secret anymore – even if it is President Ann. “The Rotary Club of Stockton Begins the 2nd Century of Service to the Stockton Community” (75)(8) Activities Call to Order and Welcome! President Ann asked everyone to greet one another to enjoy the comradery of Rotary. Pledge of...

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The Wheel – November 21, 2017

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SPECIAL EDITION: 44th Annual Rotary Clubs of Stockton All City Thanksgiving Luncheon. The meeting was held at the First Baptist Church, 3535 N. El Dorado St., Stockton, where all the Rotary Clubs of Stockton met to enjoy the fine food provided by Angelinas Spaghetti House that was served to Rotarians and their guests.  Assistant District Governor and M.C. Ray Call (2nd from right) and District Governor Ray Caparros (3rd from the left), welcome all the Stockton Rotary club Presidents.  Programs and tickets were provided by Port City Marketing...

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The Wheel – November 15, 2017

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Paul Kozlow presented the following checks from the $88,000 allocated towards donations from the Stockton Rotary Endowments this year: $4,000 to Emergency Food Bank for turkeys accepted by Mike Donaghy (left picture); and $3,000 to Read to Me Stockton for 1,500 books accepted by Past-President Graham Tweedy (far right) and President Ann Johnston. “The Rotary Club of Stockton Begins the 2nd Century of Service to the Stockton Community” (76)(8) Activities Call to Order and Welcome! President Ann asked everyone to greet one another...

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The Wheel – November 8, 2017

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President Ann welcomes two new members to the club: Zack Downs (left), Sponsored by Terry Hull Sr., grew up in Stockton, has 3 children and 1 wife, who Zack described as “very patient”.  Sylvan “Van” Young (center) and his wife are Administrators for the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center.  Married for 37 years, they enjoy 5 children and 10 grandchildren.  Welcome to the club! “The Rotary Club of Stockton Begins the 2nd Century of Service to the Stockton Community” (80)(13) Activities Call to Order and Welcome! President...

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The Wheel – November 1, 2017

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President Ann announced Julie Damron-Brown (left) as the October Rotarian of the month.  Julie steps up no matter the challenge or time commitment – such as taking on the C.O.G. Club while Linda Guinn recuperated. “The Rotary Club of Stockton Begins the 2nd Century of Service to the Stockton Community” (147)(12) Activities Call to Order and Welcome! President Ann asked everyone to greet one another to enjoy the comradery of Rotary. Pledge of Allegiance & 4-Way Test – Paul Kozlow. Song – Past President Michael Blower...

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The Wheel – October 25, 2017

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District Governor Ray Caparros (center) congratulates John Salaices (left) and Chuk Chikwendu for becoming the next two Stockton Rotary members! Omar Khamisa, John Salaices sponsor, used good old persistence to bring John into the club.  John would like to make a difference and looks forward to exchanging personal data when dialoguing one-on-one. Chuk is an optometrist living in Stockton with his wife and 3 children.  Chuk originates from Nigeria and has been in the United States for 19 years.  Kuy Ky, Chuk’s sponsor, showed Chuk the...

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The Wheel – October 18, 2017

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Club members Fubara Jack (right) and Ken Steele offered three ways to honor World Polio Day: Sign up for a 2-hour shift this Saturday, October 21st, at the Weberstown Mall, 12 noon and 2pm still need coverage. Bring your family/friends to the mall to see the iron lung, visit with Motorcycle Bob, support the Rotary Exhibit and help educate people about Polio & Rotary’s mission to eradicate it. Attend the District-wide Sunset Mixer – priced reduced to FREE! Tuesday, October 24th at 5:00 pm, The Boathouse. There will be a presentation by our...

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The Wheel – October 11, 2017

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President Ann (far right) presented along with Kevin Kauffman, Rotary Foundation Chair, a surprise Paul Harris Fellow to Debra Keller, Director of Early Childhood Education at Stockton Unified School District for her focus on helping parents get their children registered for “Read-to-Me Stockton” and all of her work as part of the team making this program a success.   “The Rotary Club of Stockton Begins the 2nd Century of Service to the Stockton Community” (71)(25) Activities Call to Order and Welcome! Pledge of Allegiance...

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