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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, February 9, 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

Madisen Laughlin, Valentine’s Luncheon ‘The Richness of Dancing’.

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 –Former Treasurer Steve Luthy
  • 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; Liz Hull and Ralph Gresham 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 Waqar Rizvi and Leena Mittal for putting it all together in the Wheel.
  • Concern Report – Stockton Fire Department Captain Max Fortuna, slain while attending to a fire on January 31st – moment of silence in his honor. Those being impacted by COVID 19; and our home-less neighbors.
  • Guest’s of Rotarians –  Sheriff Withrow, Lt. Theodore, Allison Barsetti
  • Visiting Rotarians – (none).
  • 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. Homeless support project and City art project (19-potential sites)
  • 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.)
  • RCofS Hero Award – On behalf of Past President Melanie Vieux Secretary Matt Grizzle introduced San Joaquin County Sheriff Lt. Theodore, who read the reason for nominating Allison Barsetti for the community service award that she would be receiving today for her work in 2020.Allison Barsetti
    Deputy Barsetti, was recognized during the Rotary Club of Stockton meeting and presented with the 2020 Sheriff Vocational Service Award in recognition for outstanding service to our community.  Deputy Barsetti played a big role in locating and successfully closing down illegal internet gambling sites within our county.  One of those cases seized over 2 million in money and properties!  Although the award comes a couple of years late (thanks to Covid), it is well-deserved and appreciated.
    Thank you Deputy Barsetti, for your continued efforts to keep the members of San Joaquin County safe.

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..
  • Monie Ky and Kuy Ky are offering a cooking class and dinner in their home to the highest bidder. Next week’s meeting (our Valentine Lunch) will be the final opportunity to submit your bid on this cooking class and dining opportunity. Flyer
  • CVAR Donation: This morning President Kevin attended a meeting of CVAR and accepted a donation on behalf of the SRE for the Fundraiser for the Spanos Elementary School picnic table. Let’s hear it for CVAR’s donation; thanks!! Now, we need another $300 to make this project happen; Thankfully, the UOP Men’s BB coaching team brought us 4 court side seats for tomorrow’s game against Pepperdine University. After a grueling bidding war, Member Ralph Gresham won with a bid of $400. These funds will go to the SRE and the SRE will provide a check to Spanos Elementary school for this table and umbrella project.

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: Leonard Perry, UOP’s head basketball coach
Introduced By:  Diane Stauffer introduced Coach using the biography provided by Mike Herman and her personal experience.

Leonard Perry, UOP’s head basketball coach. He explained his fondness for the sheriff and police as his dad was a west Chicago officer. Coach is so excited to now be the head Coach after so many years of being an assistant. He loves the UOP program and what the University has to offer for the student athlete. He loves living here and could not think of any other place he would rather be. The Western Athletic Conference is the toughest competition in the country and he and his team of coaches expect to make the UOP alumni proud of their program. They are young this year but beginning to win the games they should be winning. Questioned about style and challenges Coach Perry expressed that the team is quickly reflecting the coach’s personality and he is excited to see the continuous improvements. Balancing team play with individual play time and needs of the individual player is probably his greatest challenge. The players are young and cannot be expected to always be adults. When recruiting, he emphasizes to the parents that these kids will have an excellent experience at UOP, but they need to accept the coach’s deci-sion on play time based on team goals not the individual’s goals. Many question included 100% support for the Coach and his approach with his team’s athletes.


Next Meeting:  February 9, 2022

Madisen O’Laughlin, Valentine’s Luncheon ‘The Richness of Dancing’ a Very Special Meeting – please get your reservation!Valentine Social | Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park, CAMadisen L Sena

Upcoming Speakers

February 2022

  • 16 – Directors Bing Hui and Ray Tom as instructors of Tai Chi in Stockton
  • 23 – County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brown

February 2022 Birthdays…

Week Dates Rotarian
1 1st – 5th Thomas Harrington – 1st
Elizabeth Blanchard – 5th
Shirley Anthony – 5th
2 6th – 12th Colleen Foster – 10th
Hilary Silver – 11th
Laura Pinkerton – 12th
Amir Khan -12th
3 13th – 19th Ann Van de MarkJerry Butterfield – 14th
Dorothy Serra – 14th
Chad Marcigan -19th
4 20th – 26th Dennis Smallie – 22nd
Amir Awan – 24th
5 27th – 28th (none)
*= Meeting Day – Wish Them a Happy Birthday!


Rotary Club of Stockton Member Files
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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