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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, September 8, 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

The guest speakers will be Jamie Cochrane, President, Stockton Heat ( 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! Past President Ann Johnston, stepping in for President Kevin, called the Live/Zoom Hybrid meeting to order. Welcome to our members and their guests to a year of Service Above Self. “Serve to Change Lives” is our mantra this year, and with your help we can be as successful this year as we have been in the past. If you are on Zoom, thanks for joining us and please use your ‘raise-hand’ function if you wish to be recognized at this live venue.
  • Pledge of Allegiance & Four Way Test – Lamont Cranston.
  • Song – Past President Michael Blower lead everyone in singing a kids song: “A, B, C” .
  • Thought for the Day – At Rotary we do great work for our community and especially as education partners. Through Rotary, the elementary schools receive dictionaries every year for distribution to the third grade students. The “Rotary Read-In” is also a very popular program where Rotarians read to the students in their classrooms. There is other literacy project that Rotary participates in and contribute towards the K-12 school education
  • Head Table – Superintendent Dr. Brown, Dianne Stauffer and President Kevin.
  • 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; and John Salaices, Sergeant-At-Arms, and Dwayne Garcia for traditional meeting set up and live check in. We also want to thank Past President Melanie Vieux’s program committee for getting our speakers, Leena Mittal for meeting notes, and to Eric Duran for putting it all together in the Wheel.
  • Concern Report– Those being impacted by our fires and down with COVID 19; Any others? Good news on Gary and Cheryl (last week).
  • Guest’s of Rotarians –  (none)
  • Visiting Rotarians – (none)
  • Paul Harris Presentation – Linda Guinn presented Karhy Hart with her PH +6!
  • New Member Induction – Liz Hull introduced a new member to the club, Eddie Aries. He is one of the youngest member of the club. His goal in joining Rotary is for personal development. He started working at the age of 19 as an intern at Chase Bank in Oakland. He moved to Stockton recently and plans to connect with the community through the club.
  • Rotary News:  Rotary Direct – Now 22! Past President Gary Frush left us with 22 participants; this is a great start. Please consider signing up easy to do! Please call President Kevin (209-478-4940) or Linda Guinn (209-639-1482) to sign up.  Goal is 150 members.
  • Club Service & District Calendar for 2021-2022 – 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

  • Foundation Dinner – October 30th in Modesto. Please contact Matt Grizzle, Linda or Kevin Kaufman.
  • District 5220 Foundation/Membership Seminar ( flyer )
  • Membership Minute – Liz Hull held a great meeting last week for our new members. These as well as other new COG members on the membership committee will be asked to help with the Wheel; room set-up/breakdown, etc. It’s a good time for all Rotarians to step up, and especially if you want to learn more about your Club.
  • 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.


Stockton Rotary Endowment and The Rotary Club of Stockton
Charity Allocations Advertisement

The Stockton Rotary Endowment Fund (SRE) and the Rotary Club of Stockton are soliciting requests for funds for the projects of charitable organizations operating in San Joaquin County. There are various funds within SRE that have specific requirements related to funding amount and approval. For applications and complete explanations as to the funding process, specific fund requirements, amounts available, etc., go to Rotary Club of Stockton’s website at, or by mail to Peter Gormsen, Charity Allocations Committee Chairman, 1401 N. Hunter Street, Stockton, Ca 95202. Deadline for applications is October 15, 2021.

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

Speakers: County Superintendent of Schools: Dr. Brown
Introduced by:
Dianne Stauffer

County Superintendent of Schools: Dr. Brown
Dr. Brown talked through his journey as an assistant principal to the principal at the West High school. He observed that the high school was treated differently and a lot of kids in the school came from opportune families. He began his work at the school and helped students build confidence and receive better education. Then he served on the school board and is now the county Superintendent of Schools at San Joaquin County. He believes in public education and a lot of good happens in public educations. He talked about a few programs that have been started to help kids build their career. Some of the programs he talked about were programing lessons, programs with National Guard, and youth apprenticeship program

Next Meeting: September 8, 2021
Jamie Cochrane, President, Stockton Heat

Senior Director, Business Operations

Favorite non-hockey team: Cincinnati Reds

Favorite Flames player: Elias Lindholm

Most memorable sports game attended: 2004 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Calgary vs. Tampa (it was a goal!)

Actor to play me in a movie: Christian Bale

Coffee or soda: Coffee

Does pineapple belong on pizza: No

Favorite song: Light my Fire (The Doors)

Jamie Cochrane has been with the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Company since 2014, as part of the finance team, and has been involved in supporting numerous aspects of the operations including the Calgary Flames Hockey Operations department, the Calgary Hitmen (WHL Junior Hockey), the Calgary Roughnecks (NLL Lacrosse), and the affiliates in the AHL and ECHL, including the Stockton Heat. Jamie has been actively involved with the Stockton Heat since inception, and is very passionate about the importance of the impact AHL teams can have on both the community and the development of players progressing towards the NHL. In 2020, Jamie has become more involved with the Heat in his current role as Senior Director, Business Operations, where he works closely with the rest of the Stockton Heat organization to make positive impacts in the community. Jamie’s interest in the community goes beyond the office, as he also enjoys spreading the positive message of men’s health and fundraising for Movember (raised over $20,000 individually since 2018), and actively volunteers in the Big Brother Big Sisters program.

Jamie is a born and raised Calgarian, and when he’s not working, you can find him spending time with friends and family. Jamie is a proud husband (Wife: Carissa) and father (Daughter: Annacey), and enjoys competing in curling, trying out new breweries, visiting new sports stadiums (over 25 baseball stadiums), and being overly competitive in any other activity that crosses his path. If you run into him, ask him how he met Charlie Sheen, as it’s his favorite story to tell.

Upcoming Speakers

September 2021

  • 15 – Suzy Daveluy, “City of Stockton Library & Recreation Programs”
  • 22 – District Governor Tim Madden, “Rotary District 5220”
  • 29 – Stockton Fire Chief Rick Edwards, “Stockton Fire Department”

October 2021

  • 06 – Superintendent/President Delta College, Omid Pourzanjani, “Delta College Vocational Programs and Business Outreach”
  • 13 – Jay Wilverding, San Joaquin County Administrator, “County Administrator’s role in County government”
  • 20 – Dennis Beasley, Artistic Director Stockton Civic Theatre, “Stockton Civic Theatre”
  • 27 – Mayor Lincoln, “Mini State of City as it relates to business”


  • $50 – Diane Stauffer recently attended her nephew’s wedding and donated $50 in his recognition

Birthday Recognitions

  • (NONE)

September 2021 Birthdays…

Week Dates Rotarian
1 1st – 4th Paul Kozlow – 1st*
2 5th – 11th Shannon Ding – 6th
Steve Luthy – 6th
Raul Chavez – 10th
John Reusche – 10th
3 12th – 18th Ken Miselis – 17th
Jim Dyke – 18th
4 19th – 25th Susanne Huebel – 21st
John Salaices – 23rd
Sally Motta – 23rd
Priscilla Hernandez – 24th
5 26th – 30th Jim Anthony – 26th
Pat Patmon – 26th
Jerry Smith – 27th
Ann Johnston – 29th*
Don Barry – 29th*
*= 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 ADG Waqar Rizvi, note taker, Matthew Grizzle, Virtual and Audio Visual Guru as well as Club Secretary, Corie Stewart our Zoom meeting entry coordinator, and Chief Checkers Matthew Grizzle and President Kevin Kauffman!

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

Shekhar Mehta


District 5220 Governor
Tim Madden


Assistant Governor Area 2
Muhammad Waqar Ali Rizvi


Stockton Rotary Club President

Kevin M Kauffman


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