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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 15, 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 Suzy Daveluy, “City of Stockton Library & Recreation Programs” ( 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 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.

    This meeting is being brought to you here live at the Stockton Golf and Country Club and via Zoom thanks to the CARES act funding and the City of Stockton. If anyone would like to sponsor any future meeting, please contact Club Secretary Matthew for details.

  • Pledge of Allegiance & Four Way Test – Geneva Bamidele.
  • Song – Past President Michael Blower lead everyone in singing: “Take Me Out To The Hockey Game” .
  • Thought for the Day – Not today but happy ‘Peace and Young Women Empowerment Day’. Past President Ann Johnston recognized for presiding last week.
  • Head Table – Jamie Cochrane (President – Stockton Heat), Brandon Weiss (Communications & Advertising), Mark Binetti (Broadcaster) 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; 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 and ADG Waqar Rizvi 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.
  • Guest’s of Rotarians –  (none)
  • Visiting Rotarians – (none)
  • New Member Induction – Rick Schultz.  (More on Rick to follow.)
  • 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

  • Live Meetings – We are excited to be meeting live again at the Stockton Golf and Country Club. We also appreciate your support in coming and making reservations. Reservations by Friday 2 pm are guaranteed, after that subject to availability. We are also accepting walk-ins up to the current maximum capacity of this room (70). Reservations are a good way to prepay as well.
  • 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 great meetings on August 31st and September 7th for our new members. 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: Jamie Cochrane (President), Brandon Weiss (Communications & Advertising), and Mark Binetti (Broadcaster).
Introduced by:
Diane Stauffer

Dianne Stauffer found us this program; Michael Blower introduced the Stockton Heat’s 2021 Season – Jamie Cochrane, President, with Brandon and Mark. Jamie was modest about his new role with the Calgary Flames and the Heat organization. He admitted to failed attempts of the past to be part of the Stockton community. He and his staff are committed to be a part of Stockton and raise their level of involvement. Jamie explained partnerships that have planned to help with fundraising for local charities. 17 of the 34 home games will be spotlight games to help make this happen. Many of the charities represented by Rotary expressed their interest in this program. October 15th will be their first benefitting United Way.

Next Meeting: September 15, 2021
Suzy Daveluy, “City of Stockton Library & Recreation Programs”

Suzy Daveluy is the City of Stockton’s Community Services Director responsible for overseeing library and recreation services, including the 16 branches of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library (SSJCPL) system, 5 community centers, sports and fields, special events, and contracted facilities. She has worked for the City of Stockton for 31 years as a children’s librarian and literacy and program coordinator prior to being appointed Deputy / City Librarian in 2015. In 2020 she was appointed Director of Community Services. Suzy is a lifelong Stocktonian and serves on the University of the Pacific’s Beyond Our Gates Executive Committee and the boards of Stockton Collegiate International Schools and All Saints’ Academy. She holds a Juris Doctorate from McGeorge School of Law, a Master’s in Library Sciences from San Jose State University, and completed her undergraduate studies in English and Criminal Justice at CSU, Sacramento. Suzy is committed to improving community members’ quality of life through promoting early childhood literacy, expanding access to library services and technology, developing health and fitness opportunities for all ages, and providing safe and welcoming spaces in the City’s libraries and community centers.

Upcoming Speakers

September 2021

  • 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”


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Birthday Recognitions

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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