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(Provided by Past President Kuy Ky)

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, December 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 San Joaquin County District Attorney: Tori Verber Salazar 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 has been vaccinated and “boosted” 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.  A $100 Sponsorship will help pay for the operations of our hybrid meeting.

  • Pledge of Allegiance & Four Way Test – Monie Ky.
  • Song – Past President Michael Blower lead all with a ‘Hanukkah’ tribute song.
  • Thought for the Day – Thanksgiving was wonderful; right? So was our Stockton Rotary Club Luncheon – International Director Vicki Puliz provided a strong presentation on the progress in Evanston and around the world for Rotary. And DG Tim Madden and PP Waqar Rizvi added in nicely as to local progress.
  • Head Table – Diane Staufer, Brian Kolze 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 his team (Dwayne, John and Eddie) 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 President Kevin for meeting notes, Past President Kuy Ky for this meeting photos, and to Eric Duran for putting it all together in the Wheel.
  • Concern Report – Those being impacted by COVID 19; PRIP Cliff Dochterman, Sr. [PP Gary Putnam joined by Zoom and informed us about the passing of Cliff on November 23. Although no services have been scheduled, we will be informed as details are provided. All of us have wonderful memories of Past Rotary International President Cliff and wish his family comfort in their grieving process. Those in attendance provided a lengthy moment of silence in honor of Cliff.]
  • Guest’s of Rotarians –  (none).
  • Visiting Rotarians – (none).
  • Rotary Foundation Goal Status – Leonard Hansen: $30K Rotary Foundation Goal Status – Last 30-days to take advantage of our ‘matching-point’ program.
  • 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)

Wheel Help needed!
After nearly 10-years of posting our Wheel every week, Eric Duran has asked to let someone else take on this role. Please let me know ASAP if you can help. This is a vital service to our Club and your work will be greatly appreciated (Must know by December 31, 2021).

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.
  • Rotary Rose Parade Float Contribution from Club #92 – 100% approval by those in attendance to make a $100 contribution in memory of Dave Tygett.
  • December 22nd Holiday Celebration Hour – Past President Bill Brown will meet with us after this meeting to finalize plans.
  • Walt Wager

    Slate of Officers for 2022-23 Rotary Year – Presented by Present Elect Colleen Stewart (list below). President Kevin announced that Walt Wager has been nominated by the past presidents to be our president in 2023-24.

  • 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.

Proposed 2022-2023 Rotary Board

President: Colleen D. Stewart
Secretary: Matthew Grizzle
Treasurer: Louis Lemos
Past President: Kevin Kauffman
Public Image Chair: Eddie Arias
Sergeant-at-Arms: John Salaices
International Service: Ken Steele & Marcela Gracewski
Membership Chair: Liz Hull
Club Service: TJ Hull
Community Service: Kathy Hart
Youth Service: Geneva Bamidele
Vocational Service: Dwayne Garcia/Walt Wager
Rotary Foundation: Leonard Hansen

Guest Speaker

Speaker: Brian Kolze, 30 years of coaching Pacific Softball Teams
Introduced By:  Diane Staufer

Coach Kolze shared in Rotary and the community’s loss of Cliff Dochterman, Sr. He never knew him well but went through school with Cliff, Jr.

Coach explained his experience through school and a broadcasting and local sales job, but jumped at the opportunity to coach softball, starting at UNLV. He has been with the UOP program for 30-years and has never wanted to leave the home he loves. UOP AD Bob Lee hired him, and he has worked for seven other ADs.

Archie Griffen interviewed him once for the Ohio State coaching job, but he knew it wasn’t for him. There are 1/3 more Division I softball programs today than there was 30-years ago. Six of his former players are currently head coaches.

Coach Kolze is now on the NCAA DI playoff selection committee. His biggest coaching lesson was allowing his assistance to manage rather than micro-managing (He stays in the dug-out now). He and Tori Verber (Salazar) ushered as kids when Dr. Joe Serra was the team Doctor. Coach Kolze was kind enough to stay after the closing bell to answer questions.

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

Next Meeting:  December 8, 2021
San Joaquin County District Attorney: Tori Verber Salazar

Tori began her term as San Joaquin County District Attorney in January of 2015. Tori was born and raised in Stockton where she attended Grant and Jackson School in South Stockton, Annunciation School, St. Mary’s High School and St.Mary’s College of Moraga. She began working in 1987 as a summer intern in the District Attorney’s office and has remained in that office ever since.

She attended and graduated from Patino School of Law. After completion of law school Tori struggled to pass the California Bar Exam. Determined to never give up she passed the Bar and has remained a member of the office for nearly 30 years.

Over the years she has worked in a number of community based non- profits in SJCO. She is a founding member of Empowering Young Women and Men, Beyond Incarceration, and Chowchilla Gang Intervention and Prevention Program—detouring our youth from becoming involved in gangs. Currently, she oversees 210 members of the DA’s office, representing the people of the State of California in criminal and civil matters. It is her great honor to work for the people of San Joaquin County

Upcoming Speakers

December 2021

  • 15 – Amir Khan, “Drugs and More”
  • 22 – Holiday Happy Hour with Pianist Peter Jaffe & Phillip West
  • 29 – DARK

January 2022

  • 05 – DARK
  • 12 – Assembly Member Carlos Villapadua, “Legislative Update”
  • 19 – Mary Eberhardt, “Bank of Stockton History”
  • 26 – Sylvester Aguilar, “Port of Stockton”


  • (none)

Birthday Recognitions

  • Past President Gary Putnam (27th) $100 Polio Plus;
  • President Elect Nominee Walt Wager (30th) $50 RF

December 2021 Birthdays…

Week Dates Rotarian
1 1st – 4th (none)
2 5th – 11th Steve Reid – 8th*
3 12th – 18th Kevin Hicks – 12th
Cliff Dochterman – 13th
Chris Lema – 14th
Marcela Gracewski – 15th
John Atwood – 15th
Frank Whitney – 15th
4 19th – 25th Keo Keonorasak – 20th
5 26th – 31st Octavio Cruces – 27th
Russel Hagen – 29th
Pete Gormsen – 31st
*= 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 President Kevin, note taker, Matthew Grizzle, Virtual and Audio Visual Guru as well as Club Secretary, Corie Stewart our Zoom meeting entry coordinator, Past President Kuy Ky for meeting 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