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Today’s meeting was conducted by the Edison Rotary Interact

The following scholarships were presented:

Barioni, Mateus Lincoln High School $3,575
Hernandez, Lucia Amos Alonzo Stagg High School $2,575
Hernandez, Gabriela Edison High School $1,500
Garibay, Kristal Amos Alonzo Stagg High School $1,500
Manriquez Carrillo, Flora Amos Alonzo Stagg High School $1,500
Salazar, Yuriannie Edison High School $1,270
Chen, WeiHuan McNair High School $2,000
Merin, Mason St. Mary’s High School $1,250
Stenzler, Emily Lincoln High School $1,000
Shah, Sahila McNair High School $1,250
Oshima, Hana St. Mary’s High School $1,000
Richmond, Riley Jane St. Mary’s High School $1,250
Tafoya, Luis Lopez Amos Alonzo Stagg High School $1,500
Carrillo, Roy Reyes Franklin High School $1,250
Morales, Naidelin Amos Alonzo Stagg High School $1,000
Ortega, Odalas Nava Franklin High School $1,000
Bustos, Melissa Bear Creek High School $1,000
Nunez, Ricardo Franklin High School $1,250
Ly, Kim McNair High School $1,000
Foronda, Danica Edison High School $1,500
Outama, Koby Edison High School $1,500

The following students read their scholarship application essays:

Sahila Shah wrote of her personal history as an immigrant from Pakistan and a recent life-changing trip back to her homeland. Sahila plans to major in Psychology at University of the Pacific.

Koby Outama’s essay described how Interact has helped him grow as a person and become connected with inspiring people such as Past-President Kuy Ky who are mentors. Koby is interested in the computer science program at Stanford.

Mrs. Moody and the Spanos Elementary Interactors presented the club with $187.00 raised from this year’s Purple Pinky Day. Participants donated 25 cents to have their pinky inked. Over the past six years of Purple Pinky Days, Spanos Interact has raised $1,488.00 for Polio Plus which is enough to vaccinate 2,000 children against the polio virus.

Special Thank You to Jonni Redick and Susanne Huebel, Scholarship Co-Chairs, who also did a great job of organizing the meeting today. Thank you to Marcela Gracewski, Priscilla Hernandez, Sharon Tweedy, Graham Tweedy, Dave Midura, Steve Luthy, Brian Lafferty, Laura Pinkerton, Terry Hull, Jerry Smith and the music teachers who all played a role in selecting and organizing the award recipients.

And thanks to KCRA 3 news for covering the event! Click here to view the clip.
(And thanks to Jonni Redick for getting the video for us)

“The Rotary Club of Stockton Begins the 2nd Century of Service to the Stockton Community”
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  • Call to Order and Welcome! Edison Rotary Interact President, Maekayla Abalos conducted the meeting.
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Anushree Parmar.
  • Four Way Test – Danica Foronda.
  • Song – Rica Macadildig
  • Thought For The Day – Viviana Gardea
  • Representing the Head Table – Suzanne Hubel, Jonni Redick; and President Waqar.
  • COG Club – Coordinator: Linda Guinn. Greeter: Gerald Capistrano ; Mics: Alejandro Morales & Joseph Aurelio; Lunch Ticket Sales, Moni Ky; Raffle ticket Sales: Perry Prach; and attendance, Marcella Gracewski. Sergeant At Arms Team: John Salaices (Coordinator); and Omar Khamisa (Lead).
  • Concern Reports – Jim Woodard has moved to assisted living at O’Connor Woods, 3334 Wagner Heights Road Stockton, CA 95209 ( map ). He is in Garden Oaks room 32. If you have a chance, go visit him. He doesn’t have a phone at this time.
  • Farah Khwaja – Raffle Winner!

    Raffle – WE HAVE A WINNER! New member, Farah Khwaja, took advantage of the improved odds and pulled the winning Queen of Hearts out of the deck and won $1,131.50. An equal amount will be donated to Stockton Rotary Endowment. New raffle has started. Buy some raffle tickets! You could be the next lucky Rotarian to win the pot!

  • Birthdays This Week – Peter Lynch (8th), Ron Allison (8th), Pete Wolfe (10th), Cheryl Marshall (10th), Jane Butterfield (11th), and Huero Gutierrez (12th).
  • Club Service & District Calendar for 2017-2018 – Click HERE for the latest list! Don’t miss out on some great activities.

Next Week’s Meeting Location Reminder


Next week’s meeting on April 17th will be at the Stockton Sailing Club ( map ). RSVP to Jerry Smith ASAP if you did not put your name on a sign-up sheet at a regular meeting.

Club Announcements

  • April 24th Evening Meeting – April 24th will be an Evening meeting at the the Stockton Golf and Country Club at 5:15 pm. Rotary Club of Stockton will be celebrating 105 years of Service. There will be a performer who is an Elvis Impersonator. He will be performing and entertaining us with Elvis songs. We will also have a photo booth. Please come, enjoy and celebrate.
  • Read at Home Program – RAH recruits volunteer readers to go into the classroom on a weekly basis. Can’t commit to every week? No problem, team up with someone and share the reading schedule. RAH currently serves Pulliam, Kennedy, Creekside, Madison, Taft, McKinley, Van Buren and Cleveland schools. Dennis says the key to spreading this program to more schools is individual contact with the decision makers in the schools. To donate, volunteer or to provide a contact for a school with low reading scores: Email Dr. Dennis Del Paine, 209 601-7069 at – or text Dennis at 209-601-7069 put RAH in the subject line. “
  • 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.
  • 2019 District Conference – The 2019 District Conference will be held at the Monterey Hyatt on May 3-5, 2019. 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.

Know Your Rotarians

“Know Your Rotarian” is a weekly feature President Waqar is introducing to better acquaint you with your fellow Rotarians.
This week:

Sharon Tweedy

After retiring from SUSD teaching primary students, I figured that I would be a lady of leisure but something happened! I became a member of Rotary in 2013. Past President Chad Sublet asked me to serve as Community Service Director and I have been in service to the board since that appointment. Since joining I have participated in many aspects of our club – fundraising (club and district events), literacy, adoption of Spanos Elementary School, Trivia Bee, dictionary distribution, Scholarships, and Rotary Read In. I encourage all members, new and long time, to find/renew your passion for activities that will make a difference in our community and internationally. With the power of Rotary International and the strength of our own club, great things can happen! Please contact me if you have ideas for Youth in President Elect Melanie Vieux’s upcoming year.

I have also enjoyed working with the Stockton-San Joaquin Public Library to promote conversational English, ground work for the Summer Reading Program and serving on the Library and Literacy Foundation Board of San Joaquin. Hobbies include reading mysteries (favorite new series: Dog On It with Chet the dog narrating the stories), traveling (cruising is my thing – no cooking, just eating) and gardening (actually I supervise Graham!). Graham and I have a daughter in Napa (I know, our local wine is just as good), two grandchildren in Oregon and two in Seattle.

Amir Khan

Dr. Amir Khan is a Stockton native and has been serving his community as a pharmacist for over 20 years. Being a local guy, Amir attended Tokay High School, in Lodi, where he graduated with honors. Amir is an alumni of the University of the Pacific (UOP), where he received both his Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences and his Doctorate of Pharmacology. Aside from working as a community pharmacist, Amir has served as an Adjunct Professor with UOP for over 15 years, helping future pharmacists gain their experience in the practice of community pharmacy.

When Amir is not at work, you can most often find him spending time with his son, Omair, as well as his family and friends.

To serve the community better, Amir recently opened Hammer Lane Pharmacy. It’s located next to Sutter Gould in the Food Source Shopping Center and happens to be in the same neighborhood that he grew up in. Combined with Amir’s experience, knowledge, expertise and amazing staff, the entire crew at Hammer Lane Pharmacy provides their patients with a genuine caring attitude with superior service where their patients feel valued and taken care of. If you ever have any healthcare questions or concerns about your medicines, be sure to go see Amir as I’m sure he’ll help figure out a solution that works for you.

Next Meeting: April 17, 2019
Jim Dale, “Stockton Sailing Club”

The Harbormaster of the Stockton Sailing Club is a Ripon native and graduate of California State Stanislaus. He started in the role of Harbormaster in June of 2017. Jim is married for 25 + years to his wife Erin and they currently live in Ripon.

Jim’s first introduction to marina’s and boating came as a teenager. His father was an avid fisherman off the Oregon Coast where they spent most summer months. Jim grew up around the docks of Charleston Oregon, and when the position was announced in Stockton to manage the marina at the Stockton Sailing Club and the not for profit organization he was elated. Jim previously served as Executive Director of Stockton’s senior service agency meals on wheels and other programs. Prior to this he served on the Ripon City Council for 8 years.

The Stockton Sailing Club is celebrating more than 85 years along with the Stockton Port; they have been located at Buckley Cove now for more than 50 years. The club maintains the marina, club house and shop and related facilities. This is done to further to Club’s mission to enhance sailing and the lives of its members.

Jim Dale
Stockton Sailing Club
Office 209-951-5600
Cell 209-345-5553

Upcoming Speakers

April 2019

  • 24 – Evening Social – 105 year Rotary Club of Stockton Celebration Program (No Speaker Program)

May 2019

  • 01 – Tim Piaz, “Amgen Tour Update”
  • 08 – Kendra Stockwell, “Library Update”
  • 15 – Sheriff Martin Ryan of Amador County, “History of Daffodil Hills-Amador County”
  • 22 – Dr. J.M. Perry
  • 29 – Evening Social – No speaker program needed

April Birthdays…

Bruce Uch – April 1st
Moni Ky – April 5th
Van Young – April 6th
Blain Bibb – April 6th
Peter Lynch – April 8th
Ron Allison – April 8th
Pete Wolfe – April 10th*
Cheryl Marshall – April 10th*
Jane Butterfield – April 11th
Huero Gutierrez – April 12th
Judy Chambers – April 14th
Chevy Lema – April 15th
Matt Grizzle – April 18th
Peter Jalilie – April 19th
Tom McHugh – April 23rd
Steve Bestolarides – April 26th
Mel Rakoncza – April 28th
Karen Munro – April 29th
Madisen Sena – April 30th
* = Meeting Day – 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, Assistant Editor and note taker extraordinaire; Richard Sanguinetti, Audio Visual; Karen Johnson, Priscilla Hernandez, Farah Kwajo and President Waqar for photos; and Jerry Smith, Chief Checker!

Contact Information
Attn: Jerry Smith, Club Secretary
1024 W. Robinhood Dr. Suite 5
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 7457
Stockton CA 95267
Phone: (209) 472-9662
Fax: (209) 472-9664

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Rotary International President

Barry Rassin


District 5220 Governor
Judy Lovett


Stockton Rotary Club President

Waqar Rizvi

Meeting Location
Wednesdays at 12 Noon
Stockton Golf & Country Club
3800 W. Country Club Blvd.
Stockton, CA 9520