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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, January 26, 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 speaker will be the past chair of the board of commissioners for the Port of Stockton, Sylvester Aguilar ( 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 Zoom 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.

    Meetings are brought to you 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 – President Kevin Kauffman
  • Thought of the day– President Kevin asked that the Club focus on the ‘positive’ post in social media and skip-over the ‘negative’ ones.
  • Special Thanks to – Secretary Matt Grizzle and Corie Stewart for the making the Live/Zoom meeting possible and getting all the technical stuff together for us; Diane Stauffer and Sally Motta 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, President Kevin for meeting notes, and to (Retiring as editor of the Wheel) Eric Duran and (incoming editor) Leena Mittal for putting it all together in the Wheel.
  • Concern Report – Those being impacted by COVID 19.
  • Guest’s of Rotarians – Sharon Tweedy introduced her neighbor Peg; Kevin introduced his wife, Lindsey.
  • Visiting Rotarians – (none).
  • New Member Induction – Kenneth Michael was introduced as the Club newest member. He is sponsored by Past President Cad Sublet. Chad will be given time at a future meeting to introduce Michael again. Michael explained his business and roots in Stockton. Providing employee benefit packages for small to medium sized employers has given him a good exposure to our community. His wife is native to the area and his children are thriving here. His volunteer work with the YMCA can now be complemented with the service he plans to provide through Rotary. President Kevin summarized Rotary’s commitment to Service above self and how this Club’s membership is now responsible to take Michael under our wings and help him be the best Rotarian that he can be. The Club welcomed him with an enthusiastic round of applause.
  • Rotary Foundation Goal Status – Leonard Hansen: $30K Rotary Foundation Goal Status – Last few days to take advantage of our ‘matching-point’ program.
  • Rotary Direct – Now 24!  Please consider signing up easy to do! Please call President Kevin (209-478-4940), or Leonard Hansen (209-595-2818) to sign up.  Goal is 150 members.
  • Membership – Liz Hull: Membership Minute at the Board meeting today at 1:30 pm. This is her first meeting since having knee surgery, and she says she is coming along well.
  • Wheel Help needed – This is a vital service to our Club and your work will be greatly appreciated. Thanks to Leena Mittal and any others willing to step-up.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • VirtualRotary Read-In – Sharon Tweedy: Mark you Calendars for VirtualRotary Read-In Week, February 22-25, 2022. More Info on how to create and upload your video..
  • All City Rotary Club Event – Assistant District Governor Waqar Rizvi: UOP vs BYU Division 1 Basketball game on January 29th. See Flyer:

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 Speakers

Speaker: Dr. Maggie Park
Introduced By:  San Joaquin County Supervisor Tom Patti introduced our speaker. 

Dr. Maggie Park is a pediatrician and is the Children’s Services Medical Director for San Joaquin County.  In this role, she serves as the medical consultant to the California Children’s Services (CCS) program and oversees the Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program, the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, and the Foster Care Program for San Joaquin County Public Health Services.

Maggie was born and raised in Southern California and attended UCLA, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physiological Sciences. She earned her medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine, then did her pediatric residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center in New York City.  Maggie worked as an attending physician for San Joaquin General Hospital, as well as Ventura County Medical Center.  Most recently, she practiced pediatrics in Stockton for Community Medical Centers and served as their Pediatric Associate Medical Director.

Maggie is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. She has a special interest in childhood obesity, literacy, and oral health. Maggie lives in Stockton with her husband and two children.

Program: Dr. Maggie Park, SJC Health Office via Zoom – Omicron Variant


Next Meeting:  January 26, 2022
Sylvester Aguilar – Past chair of the board of commissioners for the Port of Stockton

Sylvester AguilarSylvester Aguilar is past chair of the board of commissioners for the Port of Stockton and is currently the Real Estate Marketing Manager. He is a retired bank executive holding senior level banking positions in the central valley for over 30 years. .
Sylvester has provided access, exposure and mentoring for many individuals and businesses in the central valley through his involvement with numerous non-profit boards, chairing many organizations. He continually represents small businesses and education on the local, state and federal level with his work with the many chambers and business boards.
He is a graduate of the University of the Pacific, Eberhart School of Business, studied at Golden Gate University and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School.

His community activities include the following:
Past Chairman, Port of Stockton Commission appointed by the city Council (2018/2019)
Board of directors, Stockton Police Officers Foundation (2020 to present)
American Leadership Forum, Senior Fellow (2020 to present)
Member Boys and Girls Club of Stockton Advisory Board (2018 to present)
President Nance Strong Foundation (2018 to present)
Board of Director Make Dreams Real Foundation (2010 to present)
Symphony Circle Board Member, Stockton Symphony (2018 to present)
Stockton Symphony CEO Search Committee (2019)
Central Region Director, California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (2020 to present)
Member Modesto Sunrise Rotary (199o to present, Past President 2002)

Other past leadership positions included:
Past Chairman, San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (2012-2015)
Chairman, SJHCC University of the Pacific Business Forecast Conference (2014 to present)
Board Director, Business Council of San Joaquin County
• Business Advisory Board Director, California State University Stanislaus, College of Business (2004 to present)
• Member, CSU Stockton Start up Committee with local Assemblywoman (2016)
Master of Ceremonies and panelist for annual California State University Stanislaus Forecast Conference (various since inception)
Master of Ceremonies, San Joaquin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce / University of Pacific annual Business Forecast Conference (2014 to present)
Guest Lecturer, Annual Conference for Association of California Symphony Orchestras (2010)
Past President, Stanislaus Credit Bureau Foundation
• Chairman, California State University Stanislaus, College of Business, Business Advisory Board
• Two Term Chairman of the Board, Modesto Symphony Orchestra
Two-time Interim CEO, Modesto Symphony Orchestra
President, Del Rio Country Club
Chairman, Del Rio Country Club Foundation
President, First Tee of Modesto Board
President, Modesto Sunrise Rotary Club
Chairman, Modesto Chamber of Commerce
President, C.A.S.A. (Court Appointed Special Advocate)
Chairman, Children’s Crisis Center
Chairman, City of Modesto Economic Development Loan Pool Subcommittee
Member, California State University Stanislaus, Foundation Audit Committee
Finance Chair, Stanislaus County Alliance
Member, Latino Business Association
Member, RMA – Risk Management Associates
Chaired various CEO, Music Director, and Key Management position search committees for both private and non-profit positions
Former Coach, Our Lady Of Fatima-Baseball, Volleyball and Basketball
Past Member Construction crew, Habitat for Humanity

Sylvester and Shannon enjoy traveling, music, golfing and spending time with their children and grandchildren. He has a long history of getting involved with activities that expose and create opportunities for others in both life and business and takes pride in passing those traits on to his children

Upcoming Speakers

January 2022

  • 26 – Sylvester Aguilar, “Port of Stockton”

February 2022

  • 02 – UOP Men’s Basketball Coach Leonard Perry, “UOP Men’s Basketball”
  • 09 – Madisen O’Laughlin, “Valentine’s Luncheon – The Richness of Dancing”
  • 16 – Directors Bing Hui and Ray Tom as instructors of Tai Chi in Stockton
  • 23 – County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brown


  • Supervisor Patti was acknowledged by President Kevin for his bid to be our next Congress Member. For this, Supervisor Patti agreed to pay $100 to SRE for the subtle advertisement.

Birthday Recognitions

  • Jerry Butterfield (14th) $250 SRE
  • Shari Ghirabaldi (14th) $100 SRE

January 2022 Birthdays…

Week Dates Rotarian
1 1st Mas Kamigaki – 1st
2 2nd – 8th Michael Keith – 3rd
Duane Isetti – 4th
Sharon Manaois – 4th
Kathy Hart – 5th*
Terry Hull, Sr. – 5th*
3 9th – 15th Shari Garibaldi – 14th
Jerry Butterfield – 14th
4 16th – 22nd Rod Place – 18th
Gary Hansen – 21st
5 23rd – 29th (none)
6 30th – 31st (none)
*= Meeting Day – Wish Them a Happy Birthday!


Rotary Club of Stockton Member Files
(Logon to DACdb required to access)
Conflict of Interest Policy 2019 Updated Club Constitution
Approved 2016/2017 ByLaws










Special thank you to everyone who contributed to The Wheel…

(Retiring) 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 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