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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, November 10, 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 Sgt. John Snyder,Stockton PD, “Stockton PD Recruiting in 2021” ( 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.  The $100 Sponsorship will help pay for the operations of our hybrid meeting.

  • Pledge of Allegiance & Four Way Test – Past President and ADG Waqar Rizvi plus a preview invitation to the All Stockton Rotary Club Thanksgiving Luncheon here at the Stockton Golf & Country Club on November 23rd.
  • Song – Past President Michael Blower lead all with “My Country ’tis of Thee“.
  • Thought for the Day – How great it is to be Rotary President. First, thank you to Past Pesident’s Michael and TJ for allowing me to be away. How you both drummed up support for these two meetings was fantastic, and I really appreciate you help!
  • Head Table – Dianne Stauffer and Pat Filippone, President, Kieran McMahon, General Manager 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.  Keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
  • Guest’s of Rotarians –  Richard Vazquez, volunteers for cleanup (Nov 13th at 9am WWII memorial, Dennis), Chad’s guest Michael Kenneth.
  • Visiting Rotarians – (none)
  • New Member Induction – (none)
  • Special Award – Council Member Dan Wright’s presented a special award to Kuy E. Ky.
  • Paul Harris Presentation – Linda Guinn presented Pam Wagner her PH +5!
  • Linda Guinn – October 30th Foundation Dinner report.
  • 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

  • All-Stockton Rotary Club Meeting – ADG Waqar Rizvi asked everyone to mark their calendars for Tuesday, November 23rd. The All-Stockton Rotary Club meeting will be held here at the Stockton Golf & Country Club at noon.  The website will provide a location to make your reservations.
  • 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.  Volunteers needed for the Veteran’s Mentor Program at Delta College for Kathy Hart.
  • 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.

Guest Speaker

Speakers: Pat Filippone, President, Kieran McMahon, General Manager
Introduced by:
GM Kieran McMahon

Pat Filippone, President – Stockton Ports Baseball
The Stockton ports has been in existence since 1941. Stockton lost the team for only a brief period. Stockton’s ballpark is in great shape even after 15-16 years. During pandemic 25% minor league teams eliminated from Major league. But Stockton Ports survived.

There are a lot of benefits for coming out and watching the game. People can talk, eat while still enjoying the game. Fellowship can be built while watching the game. There are powerful brands that sponsor at the ballpark and have helped to sustain the team. Baseball in general as industry is doing well. The Stockton Ports have a new General Manager, Kieran McMahon.

Kieran has come from Washington. He was born and raised the Washington state. This is his first time living in California. He sees youth sports as an opportunity. He believes in bringing fun to the games whether it is the spectators or the players.

A $50 contribution and donated Book to Spanos Elementary in the speakers name and some Bubbly and Glasses!

Next Meeting: November 10, 2021
Sgt. John Snyder,Stockton PD, “Stockton PD Recruiting in 2021”

Sergeant John Snyder began his career with the Stockton Police Department in 1996 as a Police Officer. He became a Field Training Officer and an Instructor in Defensive Tactics and Emergency Vehicle Operations. Sergeant Snyder also teaches Principled Policing / Procedural Justice to the Stockton Police Department and other agencies throughout the country.

He was appointed as the Administrative Field Training Officer and his other assignments have included Bicycle Patrol and Mobile Field Force, where he served as an operator and later as a sergeant on the team.

He is currently assigned to the Administrative Services Division where he supervises the department’s Recruiting Team, Background Investigation Unit and hiring.

Upcoming Speakers

November 2021

  • 17 – Phillip Merlo, ED of the San Juaquin County Historical Museum, “History of the Museum and it’s future”
  • 23 – Tuesday All Rotary Clubs meeting (no meeting on Wednesday)

December 2021

  • 01 – Brian Kolze, “Pacific Softball – 30 years of Coaching”
  • 08 – San Joaquin County District Attorney: Tori Verber Salazar
  • 15 – Amir Khan, “Drugs and More”
  • 22 – Children’s Christmas Party
  • 29 – DARK


  • $250 Bell Ringer! – Blaine and Chad Bell Ringer – SRE

Birthday Recognitions

  • $250 Bell Ringer! – Dudley Drake (1st) $250 SRE Susan Drake Scholarship Fund;
  • $50 – Khakser Ahmad (4th) $50 RF- Zoom

November 2021 Birthdays…

Week Dates Rotarian
1 1st – 6th Dudley Drake – 1st
Chuck Mowry – 4th
Khaksar Ahmad – 4th
2 7th – 13th Waqar Rizvi – 10th
Karyn Johnson – 13th
3 14th – 20th Basel Karabala – 14th
Fred Weibel – 14th
Juan Oregel – 14th
Christine Morrissey – 15th
Graham Tweedy – 16th
4 21st – 27th Tom Perry – 22nd
Jim Woodward – 22nd
Jan Ambriz – 23rd
Gary Putnam – 27th
5 28th – 30th Tony Despotes – 28th
Ken Steele – 29th
Walt Wager – 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, 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