District Awards!

President Ann presents Youth Director Peter Jalilie with the third place district award.​

President Ann presents the second place Communications District award to Eric Duran

And new members!

President Ann welcomed new member Cheryl Day to the club. Cheryl is a realtor for PMZ Real Estate and was sponsered by Angel Sepulveda.

President Ann also welcomed new member Priscilla Hernandez who is the New Business Development Manager for Frank Flores Financial for America and was sponsered by Omar Khamisa.

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


  • Call to Order and Welcome! President Ann welcomed members and guests and asked everyone to greet one another to enjoy the camaraderie of Rotary!.
  • Pledge of Allegiance & 4-Way Test – Louis Lemos
  • Song – In honor of past Memorial Day, Past-President Michael Blower led all in our national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner”.  All sang along accompanied by Marie Medford on the piano.
  • Head Table – Past-President Gary Putnam, who will be introducing our speakers; Brad Triebsch, our speaker; and President Ann Johnston.
  • COG Club – Chaired by Linda Guinn. Greeter: Peter Ragsdale; Microphones: Matthew Grizzle & Mark Jones; Attendance, Shannon Ding-McGovern; Sergeant At Arms Peter Jalilie, John Salaices and Omar Khamisa. Lunch Ticket Sales: John Atwood & John Salaices (credit cards) and Raffle Ticket Sales, Mark Berbower.
  • Duane Isetti

    Thought for the Day – Duane Isetti flashed back to his days coaching St. Mary’s High football for a chins-up reminder that a champion may have been a one-time loser who just wouldn’t quit.
    “It is not the critic who counts, or how the strongman stumbled and fell, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotion, and who spends himself in a worthy cause.” – Teddy Roosevelt

  • Moment of Silence – President Ann announced that former member, Bill Gass, has passed away and held a moment of silence in his honor.
  • Raffle – Today, President Ann broke her run on a perfect presidential year by adding a few quarters to the raffle shattering the dreams of many Rotarians for an easy win.  Past-President Don Barry pulled one of those quarters. Don’t forget: If you draw the winning coin (the Susan B. Anthony) your share will be 1/2 of the current pot plus 1/2 of the take at the next meeting! Buy some raffle tickets! You could be the lucky Rotarian to win the pot!
  • Birthdays This Week – Chad Sublet (TODAY!).  Past-President Birthday Boy Chad Sublet donated $150!
  • Club Service & District Calendar for 2017-2018 – Click HERE for the latest list! Don’t miss out on some great activities.

Club Announcement

  • 2019 District Conference – The 2019 District Conference will be held at the Monterey Hyatt on May 3-5, 2019. If you register online or send in the form by Monday May 20th, you can take advantage of the total registration fee of only $290! Conference Registration does not include lodging, so be sure to book your hotel room at the Hyatt for the low discount rate of $229 a night. A link to make the group reservations is on the form.
  • Julie Damron

    Membership Minute – Julie Damron shared how much she loves the Rotary tenets and the important community events such as Amgen and the WWII Memorial that Rotary supports.  Julie is also interested in getting the club involved in the July 4th parade.

  • SAVE THE DATE – Annual Rotary Fundraiser Event- Saturday, September 8, 2018 (Corrected Date), University Plaza Waterfront Hotel. Keep those grass skirts and loud shirts handy because it will be another Hot Hukilau!
  • Use That Credit Card at The Meeting – You may now pay for lunch, raffle tickets (minimum Credit Card Purchase of $5.00) and other purchase at the Club meetings with a credit Card.
  • 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.


  • $25 – Mark Jones for his cell phone going off during the meeting.

Birthday Recognition:

  • $150 – Past-President Chad Sublet which included no singing happy birthday.

Guest Speaker

Speakers: Brad Triebsch
Subject: Investment in Stockton”
Introduced By: Past-President Gary Putnam

Past-President Gary Putnam introduced Brad Triebsch of Central Valley Fund Capital.  His organization provides capital for small business entrepreneurs in the central valley to grow businesses.  The funds come from private equity sources such as banks, insurance companies and pension plans.  The fund has 5 years to deploy the resources and then 5 years to harvest the gains.

Next Meeting: June 6, 2018
Dustin Toms, “NBA G League at Sacramento Kings”

Vice President, Business Operations – NBA G League at Sacramento Kings
April 2017 – Present
Manager, Ticket Sales – Reno Bighorns at Sacramento Kings
November 2016 – April 2017 (6 months)
Account Manager, Membership Sales at Sacramento Kings
August 2016 – April 2017 (9 months)
Finding new ways to engage with businesses and families, using social media and videos.
Account Executive at Sacramento Kings
January 2016 – August 2016 (8 months)
Selling and sharing the experience of the brand new Golden 1 Center in downtown Sacramento.

See complete bio here...

Upcoming Speakers

June 2018

  • 13 – Peter Johnson, “Strategic Planning?”
  • 20 – Bill Maxwell, “Stockton Architecure”
  • 27 – Presidents “Kick-Out”

June Birthdays…

Doug Wilhoit – June 5th
Mark Plovnick – June 8th
John De Gregori – June 8th
Dane Solberg – June 9th
Kris Blower – June 10th
Susan Drake – June 14th
James Nance – June 15th
Kevin Kauffman – June 17th
Amy Scriven – June 18th
Dale Drury – June 21st
Bill Hosie – June 25th
Ort Lofthus – June 29th


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Special thank you to everyone who contributed to The Wheel…

Editor, Eric Duran. Special thanks this week to Lynndee Riley, Assistant Editor and note taker extraordinaire; Frank Whitney, photos; 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