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46th Annual Rotary Clubs of Stockton All City Thanksgiving Luncheon.

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“The Rotary Club of Stockton Begins the 2nd Century of Service to the Stockton Community”
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The December 4th meeting will be held at the Alex and Jeri Vereschagin Alumni House at the University of Pacific ( map ). The facility is located between the Biology building and the Long Theater. Sign-up sheets will be on tables.

Club Announcements

  • President Melanie’s Club Project – Past-President Bill Brown recognized Laura Pinkerton who added 10 Interactors to the crew for the Gospel Rescue Mission work day ( map ) on Saturday, December 7, at 8:30am to 2pm-ish, lunch provided. Bring your family and shovels. Bill has 11 club members committed and could use a couple more. Contact Bill to sign up!
  • Stockton Rotary Holiday Party – Cathy Wooton announced the Rotary holiday Party to be held at the Stockton Golf & Country Club on December 11th @ 6 pm which will feature live music and dinner for only $35!
  • Salvation Army Bell-Ringing Day – Colleen Stewart reminded us to sign up for a shift for the for Salvation Army Bell Ringing will be at Macy’s and Dillard’s this year, 2-hour shifts from 10am to 6pm, December 14th. Everything donated in Stockton stays in Stockton. Last year, our kettles raised $900. Sign-up at a meeting or contact Monie Ky.
  • 2020 District Conference – Don’t forget: The conference will be on April 24-26, 2020 at the Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite ( website ). The rooms will be $192 per day including taxes.
  • Rotary International Convention – The convention will be from June 6th to June 10th of 2020 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Past-President Bob Blower reminds us all that the Rotary Convention is only 4 days. There are so many things to do on the islands, plan to stay for a couple of weeks!
  • Donation – Nick and Pam Curtin have made a donation in the names of Gary Putnam and Gillian Murphy to the Stockton Rotary Endowment, Know LeRue Career Technical Scholarship Fund.
  • 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.

Know Your Rotarian

“Know Your Rotarian” is a weekly feature Past-President Waqar started that President Melanie wants to continue in her Rotary year to better acquaint you with your fellow Rotarians.

This week:

Clare Simpson

I am a Stockton native, having graduated from both Lincoln High and the University of the Pacific Eberhardt School of Business, which is why I aim to give back to my community as much as possible.

I am an operations professional with a background in business consulting and marketing. Recently I joined Drivon Consulting as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer, working alongside fellow Rotarian, Zach Drivon. Drivon Consulting is a legal consulting firm in Stockton that has made its name advocating and establishing legal cannabis business. I enjoy working with entrepreneurs as they formulate their business concept and bring it to fruition. Working with a team towards a common goal and the joy when that goal is achieved, is what I find most rewarding.

Next Meeting: December 4, 2019

Chief Eric Jones, “Helicopter Program”
NOTE: DIFFERENT LOCATION: Alex and Jeri Vereschagin Alumni House at the University of Pacific ( map ).

Upcoming Speakers

December 2019

  • 11 – Evening Holiday Party – No Luncheon Meeting
  • 18 – Children’s Christmas Party
  • 25 – DARK

January 2020

  • 01DARK
  • 08 – Michael Tubbs, “Updates”
  • 15 – Q. Karmue, “Save More Kids, Inc.”
  • 22 – Robert Gross’ Daughter, “Intern in D.C. for Nancy Pelosi”
  • 29 – TBD

December Birthdays…

Mark Berbower – Dec 7th
Steve Reid – Dec 8th
Kevin Hicks – Dec 12th
Cliff Dochterman – Dec 13th
Chris Lema – Dec 14th
John Atwood – Dec 15th
Frank Whitney – Dec 15th
Marcela Gracewski – Dec 15th
Keo Keonorasak – Dec 20th
Octavio Cruces – Dec 27th
Russel Hagen – Dec 29th
Bill Wagner – Dec 29th
Pete Gormsen – Dec 31st
*= Meeting Day – Wish them a Happy Birthday!


Rotary Club of Stockton Member Files
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Conflict of Interest Policy 2019 Updated Club Constitution











Special thank you to everyone who contributed to The Wheel…

Editor, Eric Duran. Special thanks this week to Past-President Waqar Rizvi for photos this week; and to Jerry Smith, Club Secretary and 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

Mark Daniel Maloney


District 5220 Governor
James Pierce


Stockton Rotary Club President

Melanie Vieux

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