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The Wheel – November 14, 2018

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President Waqar (left) and Past President Michael Blower (far right), who sponsored new member Dan Wright, welcome Dan to the club.  Dan says joining was inevitable after enjoying at least 20 lunches with our crowd.  Dan donned his starfish lapel pin to celebrate the power of one and the goal of “Leaving it better than you found it.” “The Rotary Club of Stockton Begins the 2nd Century of Service to the Stockton Community” (68) (13) Activities Call to Order and Presidents Welcome! President Waqar welcomed members and guests to the...

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The Wheel – November 7, 2018

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President Waqar (far left) and Tim Schwartz (second from right) introduced new member, Rob Gross, CPA, CFE / Principal at Schwartz, Giannini, Lantsberger & Adamson.  Rob was joined by his wife and already had the 4-Way Test down because he is a former Rotarian of the Manteca Club.  Rob values his Rotary friendships and looks forward to serving and forging additional relationships in this club. “The Rotary Club of Stockton Begins the 2nd Century of Service to the Stockton Community” (92) (13) Activities Call to Order and...

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The Wheel – October 31, 2018

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President Waqar (far right) and Past-President Kuy Ky who sponsored his wife Monie Ky, welcome our newest member to the club.  Kuy admits she did 99% of the work that he has been getting credit for all of these years.  We are so excited to have Monie get credit for herself from now on! Monie thanked Uncle Jerry and Rotary for all they have taught their children about being good people and caring community members over the past 18 years “The Rotary Club of Stockton Begins the 2nd Century of Service to the Stockton Community” (65)...

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The Wheel – October 24, 2018

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Past-President Gary Putnam gave a loving memoriam for Marie Medford who graced our club meetings with her beautiful music for 11 years. In her honor, we sang “Let There Be Peace on Earth.” “The Rotary Club of Stockton Begins the 2nd Century of Service to the Stockton Community” (79) (13) Activities Call to Order and Presidents Welcome! President Waqar is away and in his place Past-President Terry Hull, Sr.  welcomed members and guests to the Rotary Club of Stockton-104 years of Service Above Self Serving the Community and asked...

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The Wheel – October 17, 2018

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For the “Membership Minute” our own Assistant Editor and note taker extraordinaire Lyndee Riley shared a couple of fond Ursula Meyer moments.  She encouraged Rotarians to enjoy the possibility that wherever you sit, something unexpected and outrageous could happen at a Rotary meeting.  If you know Ursula, you’d know exactly what she’s talking about! “The Rotary Club of Stockton Begins the 2nd Century of Service to the Stockton Community” (81) (13) Activities Call to Order and Presidents Welcome! President...

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The Wheel – October 10, 2018

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Tom McHugh reported a successful completion of his 200 mile bike ride.  Thanks to our support, Tom raised $3,800, towards the Sunrise Rotary Club of Santa Cruz 20th annual 200 mile bike ride which is used to raise funds for youth in Santa Cruz county.  The event this year raised over $100,000!  In total the fundraising effort has raised over $2 million, so they are now ready to break ground for the new playground.  Tom shared slides of some of the other riders including a rider he met named Bob who is almost completely paralyzed from the neck...

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The Wheel – October 3, 2018

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(From left) Omar Khamisa, Director Vocational Services from Rotary Club of Stockton, President Waqar’s guest, Azmat Gill, Chief Editor of the Weekly U.S. Urdo News USA and official procurer of Pakistani Visas for the Polio Plus Expedition, Naveed Asghar, Tom McHugh, Past-President Kuy Ky and President Waqar all pose for a group picture in support of the District 5220 Polio Immunization Trip to Rotary District 3772 Lahore, Pakistan. Five different clubs from District 5220 are participating. President Waqar Rizvi is the group leader. The team...

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The Wheel – September 26, 2018

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New member, Kevin Redick (far left) has already sponsored his first new member.  Both Kevin and President Waqar welcome Jonni Redick.  Jonni is retired from 29 years serving in the CHP.  Jonni joined the patrol as an officer at age 21 and retired as an Assistant Chief overseeing 6 Commands in Northern California.  Jonni volunteered at last week’s Heroes Park workday and looks forward to serving Stockton through Rotary in her “second shift”. “The Rotary Club of Stockton Begins the 2nd Century of Service to the Stockton Community”...

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The Wheel – September 19, 2018

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Past-President Michael Blower reports that club member Jamie Nance moved last week to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, one of the top 2 rehabilitation facilities in the state.  In addition to the punctured lungs, Jamie had 11 broken ribs, 1 seriously broken leg and a severed T-10 vertebrae.  Jamie will be using a wheelchair for now, but has a great attitude about adjusting to his new normal. There will be a fundraiser to start a Foundation to support ongoing needs for the Nance family and eventually to support other families in the future...

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The Wheel – September 12, 2018

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As 104 years ago Rotary Club of Oakland sponsored the Rotary Club of Stockton. Our club in the same spirit of Service Above Self has sponsored the newest Rotary Club of Central Stockton, chartered in 2018. On behalf of Rotary Club of Stockton, President Waqar Rizvi presented a Rotary Bell and Rotary Club Banner to President Vanessa Peralta of Rotary Club of Central Stockton.  The club meets at UJ’s Restaurant at 6pm on Tuesdays ( map ).  Visit their Facebook page: Rotary Club of Central Stockton. “The Rotary Club of Stockton Begins the...

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