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Special Reminders:

  • Dark for next 2 weeks (no meeting Dec 25th or Jan 1st).
  • Next regular Meeting is January 8th, with Mayor Michael Tubbs

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

    Call to Order and Welcome! President Melanie welcomed members and guests to the Rotary Club of Stockton’s Children’s Christmas Party meeting and was crowned with balloons from Ravioli the Clown!

  • Pledge of Allegiance & Four Way Test – Past-President Bill Brown led the Pledge of Allegiance and the Four-Way Test.
  • Song – Past-President Kuy Ky helped us sing Jingle Bells and then continued to jingle his string of bells through out the rest of the meeting.
  • Special Thanks Today to – Sergeant-At-Arms, John Salaices and John Atwood; Our photographer, Past-President Waqar Rizvi; Lynndee Riley & Eric Duran for all their work on the Wheel.
  • Club Service & District Calendar for 2019-2020 – Click HERE for the latest list! Don’t miss out on some great activities.
  • Raffle – Buster Posey or Klay Thompson will be the winning cards for President Melanie’s sports card collection raffle drawing. (No raffle this meeting).

REMINDER: Effective January 1, 2020 Matthew Grizzle will be the new Club Secretary.
Contact Information:

  • Office Tel: 209-472-9662
  • Cell #: 209-740-9070
  • Email:

Jerry Smith, out going Secretary, wishes all Rotarians a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!

Club Announcements

  • President Melanie’s Club Project – Past President Bill Brown announced the workday at the Gospel Rescue Mission playground ( map ) has been postponed, thanks to Mother Nature, to Saturday, January 11, 2020 8:30am to 2pm-ish, lunch provided. Bring your family and shovels. Contact Bill to sign up!
  • 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!
  • 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.

Santa Claus arrived and settled in to speak with every child!

Gillions of younsters from Child Abuse Prevention Council, Gospel Rescue Mission and TLC School enjoyed lunch, a visit with Santa and the entertaining schenanigans of Ravioli the Clown and Miss Sparkles Delight.

Everyone left with a full belly and a heart filled with joy.

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Next Meeting: January 8, 2020
Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, “Updates”

Michael D. Tubbs

Mayor of Stockton

On November 8, 2016, Michael Tubbs was elected to serve as the mayor of the City of Stockton, California. Upon taking office in January 2017, Michael Tubbs became both Stockton’s youngest mayor and the City’s first African-American mayor. Michael Tubbs is also the youngest mayor in the history of the country representing a city with a population of over 100,000 residents. Recognized as one of Politico’s Top 50, Fortune’s 2018, Top “40 under 40,” Forbes’ 2018 list of the “30 Under 30”, selected as a Director’s Fellow with the 2019 MIT Media Lab, and awarded the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award, Tubbs’ leadership paired with an ambitious progressive agenda has received national recognition. In his first year, Mayor Michael Tubbs secured $20,000,000 to launch the Stockton Scholars, a place-based scholarship that aims to triple the number of Stockton students entering and graduating from college. Tubbs also brought Advance Peace to Stockton, a data driven program that works to reduce gun violence in communities. With an innovative public-private partnership supported by a $1,000,000 grant, Tubbs launched the nation’s first ever mayor led basic income pilot.

Before becoming mayor, Michael Tubbs served as Stockton’s District 6 City Councilmember. Elected at age 22 in 2013, he became one of the youngest City Councilmembers in the country. As a councilmember, Tubbs created the Reinvent South Stockton Coalition, championed the creation of the City’s Office of Violence Prevention and was part of the council that led the city out of bankruptcy as Chair of the Audit and Legislative Committee. Mayor Tubbs graduated in 2012 from Stanford University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree with honors. Mayor Tubbs is focused on poverty reduction, public safety, workforce development, community engagement and organizing, and collective impact strategies. Tubbs has been a college course instructor for Aspire Public Schools and a Fellow at the Stanford Institute of Design and the Emerson Collective.

Upcoming Speakers

January 2020

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

February 2020

  • 05 – Don Shalvey, “Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation”
  • 12 – Melinda Dubroff, “Registrar of Voters”
  • 19 – TBD
  • 26 – TBD

January Birthdays…

Mas Kamigaki – Jan 1st*
Michael Keith – Jan 3rd
Sharon Manaois – Jan 4th
Duane Isetti – Jan 4th
Terry Hull, Sr. – Jan 5th
Kathy Hart – Jan 5th
C.P. Riddle – Jan 13th
Shari Garibaldi – Jan 14th
Jerry Butterfield – Jan 14th
Ken Norton – Jan 14th
Rod Place – Jan 18th
Gary Hansen – Jan 21st
Harley Smith – Jan 27th
*= Meeting Day – Wish them a Happy Birthday!


Rotary Club of Stockton Member Files
(Logon to DACdb required to access)
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: Matthew Grizzle, 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