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As the COVID-19 pandemic leaves this world, the Club has migrated from 100% virtual meetings to providing our members and guests the option to attend IN PERSON or via ZOOM. This hybrid format of a simultaneous live and virtual meeting will continue until further notice. Please attend in person because we would love to see you. But if you cannot, information on how to attend our meetings virtually is as follows:
Next Hybrid Virtual and LIVE Meeting Information:


Wednesday, June 2, 2021 12:00 PM (PDT)

Log in for social time from 12:00pm (noon) – 12:15pm, bell will be rung at 12:15pm to start meeting. Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Click Here To Go To Zoom Meeting

Our speaker will be Tim Viall, “Road-trip worthy destinations within two hours of San Joaquin County”. bio ).

You can also dial in using your phone. United States: (669) 900-6833

Meeting ID: 845 6619 6027
Password: 005220

If you plan on attending in person, plan to show up around noon as it is anticipated we will be serving lunch prior to the meeting starting at 12:15 pm.

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


  • Call to Order and Welcome! President-Elect Kevin Kauffman called the Live/Zoom Hybrid meeting to order. Thanks to Covid & Cares Act & our Secretary Matthew Grizzle!  NOTE: If you are on Zoom, please Mute yourself.
  • Pledge of Allegiance & Four Way Test – Past-President Chad Sublet celebrated his birthday, in part, by leading all in the Pledge and 4-Way test.  Happy Birthday, Chad!

    Sergeant-At-Arms John Salaices

  • Thought for the Day – John Salaices: Covid has changed our lives. The simple gestures of human connectivity and love are gone. The smiles are hidden under the masks. Hand shakes and hugs are gone. John shared that when a Rotarian next to him greeted him with love and welcomed him to the meeting; it meant a lot to John. Rotary does bring good will and better friendships and these meetings are a way to build those friendships.
  • Special Thanks Today to – Secretary Matt Grizzle and Corie Stewart for the making the Live/Zoom meeting possible and getting all the technical stuff together for us. We want to thank Dudley Drake, now located in Arizona, for his leadership in getting our speakers, Leena Mittal, our meeting note taker and to Eric Duran for putting all in the Wheel.
  • Cliff Dochterman, Past President of Rotary International

    Concern Report – Cliff Dochterman, Past President of Rotary International, has a severe UIT infection and had to be hospitalized last weekend. He is 95 years old. He is doing much better. Please keep him in his thoughts.

  • Visiting Rotarians – (none).
  • Guests of Rotarians – Bill Smith (facility manager for San Joaquin County) who does volunteer work. Fay Joveniti, Chris, and Nathen.
  • Rotary News:  Rotary Direct – Latest sign up: Leena Mittal! Total members registered in Rotary Direct for Foundation giving are 19THANKS LEENA! Please consider signing up; it’s easy to do! Please call President Gary (209-601-3631) or Linda Guinn (209-639-1482) to sign up.  Goal is 150 members.
  • Club Service & District Calendar for 2020-2021 – Click HERE for the latest list! Don’t miss out on some great activities that may or may not happen in the near future (due to the COVID-19 virus.)

Directions for members on how to make a payment to Rotary Club of Stockton
Click on “$ Online Payments” in the blue bar at the top (or click this blue box)

Meeting on-line reservations
Click on “Meeting Lunch Reservations” in the blue bar at the top (or click this blue box)

Club Announcements

  • ADG Waqar Rizvi

    UOP Library Educational Program Fund Raiser – Assistant Governor Waqar Rizvi announced that he will be shaving his beard to raise money for the University of the Pacific Library educational program. Rotary Club of Stockton has a Rotary Study room at UOP that was dedicated during club’s centennial year. He asked the Rotarians to please save the Date of June 09, 2021. He will shave his beard in the Live Rotary Club of Stockton Meeting.  Make a pledge today!  Georgette Hunefeld from UOP will do a presentation. She will be talking about the UOP library and its renovation, along with the programs and special projects that were able to take place due to the contribution of Rotary Club of Stockton.

  • Club Live Meetings – We are excited to return to Stockton Golf & Country Club and feel we are providing a great safe environment to get together once again. We need your support in coming and making advance reservations due to minimums required. Reservations by Friday 2 pm are Guaranteed, after that, subject to availability. Working on drop in option. Get your reservations as soon as you can.
  • Membership – Liz Hull: At Rotary we have assets to share, and fellowship to offer to the members. We need to have a plan for future membership enrollments. We will be working with current membership and future membership.
  • 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.  For now, make reservations using the website link.
  • 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. For the proper procedure when proposing a new member, read this document.

Meeting Note takers needed!

Thank you Leena Mittal for volunteering to continue taking notes! Your help is much appreciated! Now it’s time for someone else to step up!

PLEASE Consider volunteering (Like Leena has done) for a once a month (or more) opportunity to keep the Wheel rolling along. Our Wheel editor will appreciate you stepping up to assist! What’s a better way to know what’s going on in your club? -editor. Contact Corie Stewart at

Guest Speaker

Speaker: Jonni Redick
Introduced by:
Kathy Hart

Jonni has had an amazing career with the California Highway Patrol. She retired as an Assistant Chief after 39 years of service.

Jonni Redick – Leadership in Turbulent Times
Jonni currently is a teacher at Delta College and University of California, San Diego for the entry level cadets. It helps prevent her knowledge from stagnating. She has also started her private consulting business.

She was raised by a single mother. Her mother was a nurse. Jonni’s childhood was difficult as they lived in different cities and sometimes had to live in the shelter. Jonni got a job as a Clerk typist in Bakersfield when she was 18 years old. While in that job, Jonni came across a newspaper advertisement for the Police Academy. The different kinds of benefits offered by Police job, caught her attention and she got enrolled as a Cadet. Being a woman in a male dominated workplace, Jonni had lots of challenges in her job in the Police Force as an Assistant Chief.

She talked about the 5 B’s that we as leaders should be aware. Leaders should be mindset aware; we should know our competencies and capability. We should be aware of our own mood. Even if we are in a bad mood, we must show up looking happy. We should get experience and exposure while being situationally aware in the organization. We should be prepared for every situation. We should show humility and always get opinions from the team. We should be aware of the risks and try to prevent them. Transparency helps to gain the trust of employees and motivate them. We should be critic aware and pre-plan for a responses. We should be self-care aware and should take care of our mental state. Being empathetic and being there in the trenches with the team goes a long way. “” is the web address of Jonni’s professional internet site.

A $50 contribution to Read to Me, Stockton was made in the speakers name as well as donating a signed book to Spanos Elementary AND some fine wine and glasses.

Next Meeting: June 2, 2021
Tim Viall, “Road-trip worthy destinations within two hours of San Joaquin County”

Tim Viall, retired exec director, current travel writer

Tim Viall has been the weekly travel writer for the Stockton Record newspaper for the past seven years. He retired in 2012 after 10 years as Executive Director of the Emergency Food Bank of Stockton/San Joaquin. He was CEO of the Downtown Stockton Alliance and Business Development Manager for the Stockton Chamber of Commerce.

His earlier career spanned 21 years in daily newspapers, as advertising director of The Stockton Record, The Toledo Blade, Toledo, OH, the Peninsula Times Tribune, Palo Alto, the Spokesman-Review, Spokane, WA, and the Sacramento Bee. In retirement, Tim has a “light career” as a travel writer/photographer, writing a weekly travel column and travel blog for the Stockton Record newspaper.

He has a Juris Doctorate (Law) degree from Gonzaga University Law School, Spokane, WA, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington State University, Pullman, WA. Tim and spouse Susan moved to Rancho Cordova in 2019 to be closer to kids and grandkids.

Upcoming Speakers

(Virtual unless otherwise noted)

June 2021

  • 09 – ADG Waqar Rizvi, “UOP/Stockton Rotary Cooperation” – Waqar shaves his beard!!
  • 16 – Stockton Police Department Staff, “The SPD Helicopter”
  • 23 – District Governor-Elect Tim Madden, “What May Happen in the Next Rotary Year”
  • 30 – Kick Out

Birthday Celebration Challenge!!!

Month Members Participation Percentage
July 2020 15 14 93.3%
August 2020 11 10 90.1%
September 2020 15 15 100%
October 2020 14 14 100%
November 2020 16 14 87.5%
December 2020 10 9 90%
2020 Challenge Total:  76 of 81 for 93.8% – Thanks!
January 2021 10 10 100%
February 2021 10 10 100%
March 2021 12 12 100%
April 2021 17 13 76%
May 2021 13
June 2021

May Birthday Challenge – 13 Members

Birthday Recognitions

Weeks 5-6: 

  • $200 – Heather Schlenger 5/22 ($200 50/50)
  • $61 – Rigo Cervantes 5/23 $61 RI
  • $250 (Bell Ringer!) – Adam Cheshire 5/24 ($250 – SRE)
  • $500 (Bell Ringer x 2!) – Harry Shergill 5/25 ($250 SRE & $250 RI)
  • $98 – Chad Sublet 5/30 ($98 RI)

YTD Participation Thru April: 130 members 121 participants = 93.1%

May 2021 Birthdays…

Week Dates Rotarian
1 1st (none)
2 2nd – 8th Julie Van Vuren – 3rd
Corie Stewart – 5th*
Henry Wong – 7th
3 9th – 15th Pam Wenger – 9th
Omar Khamisa – 11th
Bill Johnson – 14th
4 16th – 22nd Sharon Tweedy – 20th
Heather Schlenger – 22nd
5 23rd – 29th Rigo Cervantes – 23rd
Adam Cheshire – 24th
Harry Shergill –  25th
Ralph Saroyan – 27th
6 30th – 31st Chad Sublet – 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 Leena Mittal, note taker extraordinaire, Matthew Grizzle, Virtual and Audio Visual Guru as well as Club and Attendance Secretary, Corie Stewart our Zoom meeting entry coordinator and Chief Checkers Matthew Grizzle and President Gary Frush!

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

Holger Knaack


District 5220 Governor
Sherry Cotta


Assistant Governor Area 2
Muhammad Waqar Ali Rizvi


Stockton Rotary Club President

Gary L. Frush


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