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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, October 13, 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 Jay Wilverding, San Joaquin County Administrator ( 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.  President Kevin announced he was vaccinated and asked the question: “How about you?” 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.  Sponsorship $$$ help pay for the operations of our hybrid meeting.

  • Pledge of Allegiance & Four Way Test – Blain Bibb.
  • Song – Past President Michael Blower from Disneyland lead everyone Via Recording: ‘It’s a Small World After All’ – Very Fun!
  • Thought for the Day – President Kevin shared a quarterback story and complained about his record in the Rotary Fantasy Football League.
  • Head Table – Blain Bibb, our speaker Dr. Lisa Aguilera Lawrenson 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 and Frank Whitney for the photos.  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;  Ed Moroney of Stockton Blue passed about two weeks ago; Treasurer Louis Lemos’ sister (Mary) passed away in August after a fight with ovarian cancer. (A moment of Silence was made for Ed, Mary, and any other Departed friend that we missed recognizing).
  • Guest’s of Rotarians –  (none).
  • Visiting Rotarians – (none)
  • New Member Induction – (none)
  • Linda Guinn – Paul Harris presentations – $30K Goal Status – October 30th Foundation Dinner!; auction is open!
  • 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)

Vocational Minute or 3

Stockton Golf & Country Club General Manager Rick Schultz

Rick provided a summary of the education, experience and training that led him to his current position. He was granted a PGA Tour playing card and visited many states and course before changing his career to be on the management side of the business. He appreciated his teachers and mentors that led to him making the success he and his team have made in the Central Valley.

Club Announcements

  • Mystery Bus Trip – October 23, 2021. The first Mystery Bus Trip was over twenty years ago organized by Lloyd De Bock. It was truly a Mystery for all, including Lloyd. For the “Wool Growers Restaurant” in Los Banos did not accept credit cards, so there was a scramble from all to find enough cash to cover the bill. Great way to start off the Mystery Bus Trip.The concept is to fill a bus with 42 adventurous people and only the bus driver and the organizers know where they are going. The trip is normally planned for October to enjoy the beautiful autumn weather. Along the way there are refreshments, Wine and snacks to enjoy with the adventure. The trip to the destination is planned to confuse and to enjoy the autumn scenery. Along the expedition there are numerous guess by participants to the final destination and there may be some fake out stops.  In the past the destinations have been the Foothills, the Delta, East Bay, North to Sacramento, and South to Los Banos. Sometimes there is Wine Tasting, a tour of a Castle or activities such as Bocce Ball, or a Street Fair to enjoy.  So, sign up and don’t miss The Rotary Mystery Bus Trip it fill up fast!!!
  • 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.
  • Rotary Interact – Mentors needed. please see Dan Wright or myself. Dan is sending a reminder via DACdb.
  • Joint Service Week – President Kevin announced “Joint Service Week” is 10/1 through 10/16 (contacts will be made with Kawanis, Lyons, an Optimists; and Dennis Cochran has a proposed project (downtown monument cleanup).
  • Membership Minute – Liz Hull:  O’Conner Woods Satellite. Liz said this initiative is still going well and O’ Conner Woods administration supports this.
  • 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.

Guest Speaker

Speaker: Lisa Lawrenson, Interim Delta College Vocational Programs and Business Outreach.
Introduced by:
Blain Bibb

Blain thanked Dr Lawrenson for presenting to our Club after only being on the job for four (4) days. Her experience certainly qualifies her for this position and the Club members were excited to her what she has learned in her current position as assis-tant and now interim Superintendent.

Dr. Lawrenson provided many personal experiences of her time at Delta College from the time she was working on her dissertation through her teaching and now in her administrative leadership role.

Her summary of Delta College’s broad list of educational curriculums was informative and made us proud of the institution most of us have used from time to time.

The Delta College plans for central campus improvements in Mountain House, Lodi, and Stockton will require a new bond act in 2022. A plan to promote this program and its benefits is in the works.

Based on the number and quality of questions asked by Rotarian, the Club was very engaged in Dr. Lawrenson presentation and hope that she becomes the permanent Superintendent.

Next Meeting: October 13, 2021
Jay Wilverding, San Joaquin County Administrator, “County Administrator’s role in County government”

Jay Wilverding, San Joaquin County’s former auditor-controller, was tapped by the Board of Supervisors last month to permanently step into the role of county administrator.

The eight-year county veteran sat at the dais for the first time Tuesday during the board’s regularly scheduled meeting. Wilverding officially started in his new position March 29.

The county searched for several months to find a replacement for former County Administrator Monica Nino, who tendered her resignation effective Jan. 1 for the same post in Contra Costa County. Retired County Administrator Manuel Lopez was brought back by the board in February to serve as an interim until the vacancy could be filled.

“Welcome on board,” Chair Tom Patti said after the board voted 3-2 at its March 23 meeting to approve Wilverding’s four-year contract.

Wilverding said he was humbled by the opportunity and recognized his appointment will impact the county for years to come.

“I don’t take that responsibility lightly,” Wilverding said. “I do want it to be a positive impact, and I promise everyone that I will do my best to make that happen.”

Upcoming Speakers

October 2021

  • 20 – Dennis Beasley, Artistic Director Stockton Civic Theatre, “Stockton Civic Theatre”
  • 27 – Mayor Lincoln, “Mini State of City as it relates to business”

November 2021

  • 03 – Pat Filippone, President, Stockton Ports – “Stockton Ports Baseball”
  • 10 – Sgt. John Snyder,Stockton PD, “Stockton PD Recruiting in 2021”
  • 17 – Assemblymember Carlos Villapudua, “Legislative Update”
  • 23 – Tuesday All Rotary Clubs meeting (no meeting on Wednesday)


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Birthday Recognitions

  • Dianne Stauffer (1st) $100 split;
  • Hal Monroe (1st) $100 SRE;
  • Liz Hull (6th) $100 each (dressing like Dale Evans, Catherine Hepburn, and May West; she felt marvelous on her birthday)!

October 2021 Birthdays…

Week Dates Rotarian
1 1st – 2nd Hal Monroe – 1st
Kuy Ky – 1st
Bob Blower – 1st
2 3rd – 9th Ramon Fernandez – 3rd
Liz Hull – 6th
3 10th – 16th Dennis Cochran – 10th
4 17th – 23rd Reid Johnson – 18th
Farah Khwaja – 19th
Beto Beas – 19th
Tom Patti – 21st
5 24th – 30th Pete Rosado – 24th
Zack Drivon – 24th
*= 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, Frank Whitney for the photos 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