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(Submitted by Past President Waqar Rizvil)

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, March 2nd, 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 Ninfa Herrera: Home Instead Stockton – Advances in senior in-home care ( 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 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
  • Thought of the Day – Pray for Rain and explain Kevin’s shiner.
  • 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 Colleen).  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.
  • Concern Report – Those being impacted by COVID 19.
  • Guest’s of Rotarians – John Huebel, spouse of Susanne’s
  • Visiting Rotarians – none
  • Rotary Foundation Goal Status – Leonard Hansen: $30K Rotary Foundation Goal Status – thanks to Kuy Ky and Monie Ky and our Paul Harris pool/raffles, we are closing the gap towards our funding goal.
  • 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 -COG/Membership invite you to attend our next meeting on March 1stWe are meeting at Mina’s Mexican Cuisine located at 445 E. Weber Street at 5:30pm.  Please come and join us for discussions on COG projects for homeless projects and public art.   All current members are welcome as are guests that may want to join our club with these projects.
  • 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.

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: County Superintendent of Schools: Dr. Troy Brown
Introduced By: Michael Blower

Dr. Brown had been to the Club last year, so he wanted to focus on explaining the TEACH program and Venture military academy programs. He introduced Meagan Johnson who explained the TEACH program and gave her two students (Italia and Archura) an opportunity to explain how they expect to be teachers someday. Each did a great job in speaking before the Club membership. Archura mentioned her love for history and playing basketball, and how an athletic teaching program may be in her future. Italia loved working with the fourth graders and say herself teaching at that level.
Troy A. BrownMatthew Preece introduced Tipfoyer (formerly Edison High) and Foster (formally of Oakland). He explained how they have gone voluntarily from  flunkies to excelling at school academics. Each explained how they can now see a future for them following school. As part of this program, each student provides 40-hours of community service (like Rotary projects).

Dr. Allison, Tony Motta, and Kevin asked questions for the speakers. The students especially responded how pleased they were to be part of the programs in which they participated. The Club expressed their appreciation for the speakers and asked them to continue their great efforts.

Next Meeting:  March 2nd, 2022

Ninfa Herrera: Home Instead Stockton – Advances in senior in-home care

Ninfa Herrera has served the San Joaquin area now for many years, some of that as an EMT/ Volunteer Fire Fighter, Senior Care Activities.Ninfa Herrera

Supervisor, Senior Care Client Coordinator and now as a private In Home Care Provider.

She has a great amount of knowledge in Senior Care and would just like to share what I know to help others.

Upcoming Speakers

  • March 9 – Tori Verber Salazar, District Attorney
  • March 16 – Don Blount, executive editor of The Stockton record



Birthday Recognitions

  • Ann Vav de Mark (14th) $500 each (SRE and RF); members provided a standing ovation;
  • Laura Pinkerton $250 split between SRE and RF.

March 2022 Birthdays…

Week Dates Rotarian
1 1st – 5th Bill Brown – 1st
Brian Dillon – 1st
Kristen Marie Dyke – 2nd*
Colleen Stewart -3rd
Chris Papas -4th
2 6th – 12th
3 13th – 19th Pamela Eibeck – 16th
Paul Jacobson – 16th
4 20th – 26th Maria Velasco – 23rd*
DeAnna Solina – 24th
5 27th – 31st Peter Ragsdale -27th
David Robb – 28th
Melanie Vieux – 30th*
Catherine Wooton – 30th*
*= 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