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(Submitted by Past President Waqar Rizvi, Liz Hull)

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 23, 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 Troy A. Brown (San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools) ( 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 Kuy Ky Dentistry for sponsoring the meeting. 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 – led by the group
  • Special Thanks to – Secretary Matt Grizzle and Corie Stewart for the making the Live/Zoom meeting possible and our Srgnt at Arms team (Ralph and Dwane).  We also want to thank Past President Melanie Vieux’s program committee for getting our speakers. President Kevin, Waqar Rizvi 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.
  • New Member Induction: Past President Melanie Vieux introduced Phillip Merlo as our newest member. Phillip expressed his appreciation for joining this Club and that he hoped that his work at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum would be a benefit to this Club. President Kevin welcomed Phillip and explained Rotary and how he should fit in nicely to this diverse Club.
  • Concern Report – Those being impacted by COVID 19.
  • Guest’s of Rotarians – Susan Huebel’s spouse, John; Past president  Waqar’s friend Darrell, Kuy E. Ky guest Antoinette from Modesto, and Past President Melanie’s guest Phillip.
  • Visiting Rotarians –
  • Rotary Foundation Goal Status – Leonard Hansen: $30K Rotary Foundation Goal Status
  • 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
  • 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. If one is still available to read via video, please let her know and purchasing books for this effort is always welcome.
  • The winner of the Super Bowl pool was Blain Bibb (new Paul Harris level), and he was duly recognized.
  • Vocational 5-Minutes – David Robb, SpectraSafe, a webpage of his was provided on the screen as David talked about his lifelong interest in science and how his new company is providing security products for the transportation and other industries.
  • Spanos Elementary School: Stockton Rotary Endowment for the Fundraiser for the Spanos Elementary School picnic table and umbrella. The check is in the mail

Register now for the 2022 District Conference at The Pines Resort-Bass Lake May 20-22!

See a DG Tim’s promo video on You Tube:

We’re celebrating after three long years! Bring the entire family to the Pines Resort on beautiful
Bass Lake. There’s so much to do for all ages, you’ll never get bored.

Click here for a pdf copy of the conference flyer with all the details.

Go to the DaCdb calendar to register and pay by credit card or send in a registration form with your check.  Discounted rates for kids available!

Copy and Print Registration Form CLICK HERE


Program: Bing Hui, Dr. Ray Tom; and Donna Lee; Thi Chi history and demonstration
Introduced By:  Liz Hull.

Liz Hull explained how she was so impressed when she first witnessed a  Thi Chi class in Vancouver BC. She participated in the martial art while in law school and picked it up again about a year ago. She expects that the Club will enjoy this program.

Tai ChiDr. Ray Tom explained his career as the manager of instruction for Stockton Unified SD. After his retirement he committed himself to instructing Thi Chi and learned from some of the best. Now 81, he is handing the instructor reigns over to Bing Hui, Donna Lee, and others. Dr. Tom reviewed this history of Thi Chi and referred the audience to the table handouts. He then demonstrated the javelin (with Kuy E Ky), sword and saber as tools of this martial art. Liz, Donna and Bing then joined him for a demonstration of on of the many form series of Thi Chi movements, accompanied by beautiful relaxing music. Dr. Tom, Donna and Bing then demonstrated a form movement that utilized the sabers. Lastly, all four joined to demonstrate basic Thi Chi forms and movements; inviting the entire audience to stand and try making these movements. Dr. Tom provided the names of each movement. Out of time for the meeting, questions followed after the meeting was closed.

Next Meeting:  February 23, 2022

San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools, Troy A. Brown

On October 21, 2020, Brown was appointed to the office of County Superintendent of Schools by the San Joaquin County Board of Education. He began his term on July 1, 2021.

Troy A. BrownIn this capacity, Brown serves as the SJCOE chief executive officer, providing leadership, support, and state-designated fiscal and program oversight for the county’s 14 school districts and approximately 150,000 public school students.

He also leads the SJCOE’s innovative schools and programs, including the SJCOE’s CodeStack Academy, Discovery ChalleNGe Academy, Come Back Kids program, Greater Valley Conservation Corps, and Teachers College of San Joaquin.

Superintendent Brown earned his masters’ degree in educational administration in 2008 and his Doctorate of Education in 2020. He resides in Manteca with his wife Cindy and has four children: Jacob, Nicole, Allie, and Zackary.

Upcoming Speakers

  • Feb 23 – County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Brown
  • March 2 – Ninfa Herrera, in home care provider
  • March 9 – Tori Verber Salazar, District Attorney
  • March 16 – Don Blount, executive editor of The Stockton record



Dale Drury has donated a Paul Harris to the Rotarian of the year for 2022.

Birthday Recognitions

  • Tom Harrington (1st) $250 RF
  • Liz Blanchard (5th) $100 RF
  • Colleen Foster (6th) $77
  • Amir Khan (12th) $50 RF

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!



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Special thank you to everyone who contributed to The Wheel…

Editor, Leena Mittal. 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, 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