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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, March 9th, 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 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 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 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 (Colleen Stewart).  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 Leena Mittal for putting it all together in the Wheel.
  • Concern Report – Those being impacted by COVID 19; Our homeless neighbors and those suffering from the war in Ukraine.
  • Guest’s of Rotarians – Cameron introduced his office associates (Darcy and Hailey); Donna Brown with Colleen Foster; Suzy Daveluy with Sharon Tweedy
  • Visiting Rotarians –Cameron Bregman from the Lodi Club and son of Mark our member; announced their fundraiser this Saturday, March 5th at 5 pm (Shrimp (and Lockford Sausage) Feed)
  • 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.

    Leonard presented with Sharon Tweedy, a Paul Harris Recognition to Suzy Daveluy in honor of her 32—year commitment to literacy, Suzy Daveluy library and community services in San Joaquin County.Suzy Daveluy

  • 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.
  • 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.)
  • SRE Chair Paul Koslow. Presentation of Checks:  Edward Figueroa to St. Mary’s Dining Room and 1 to Ann Johnston to Read to Me Stockton ($10,000 each).

    Kathy Hart, Community Services Chair. Veteran Students Center and College Scholarship application reviewers needed.

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

Board meeting report – Club membership will be asked to consider some upcoming changes regarding Club budget strategy and our weekly meeting venue. Input following last week’s meeting was helpful to me, and I will be looking for Board direction at our meeting of March 16th.

  1. Reinstate missed meeting fee  in a yet to be determined format. Many corporate supported members have no problem with this funding method as their company is paying and not them individually. It has been suggested that if a member does not make at least one meeting per month (including our previous makeup system (another club meeting or Rotary event)), that they be charged $50 for that month. [Gary Frush’s table]
  2. Raise meeting fee $3 per meeting with a cash/SGCC member discount of $3. [Susanne and John Huebel]
  3. Raise annual fee above the current $300 to cover these expenses. [Board]
  4. Redesign annual fundraisers in compliance with CA tax and raffle laws to provide budget relief. The $30,000 Ann mentioned was a combination of funds raised to benefit the annual budget, SRE, and RF. This year’s budget number to support our budget was $10,000. Colleen suggested and a committee is working on a wine food pairing event to raise a portion of this amount, but I expect to be short on this goal. The proceeds of this event over costs will be the profit for the Club’s budget. Silent auction items can be added to enhance this bottom line, but Louis can tell us if this can be allowed. [Board]

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.

COG group is organizing 3 workdays with homeless and low-income groups. Here is the flyer for sign up. Please contact Liz Hull for more details.  Click here for the Flyer

Other Announcements:
Interact mentors needed – please see Dan Wright or president Kevin Kaufman;
Bill Brown – Wine mixer on May 14th
District Conference on May 18-20;
Virtual RYLA was a success;
Houston Conference sponsors for John Hovart, Rotaract President;
Fundraisers for other clubs in April and May

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: Ninfa Herrera: Home Instead Stockton – Advances in senior in-home care
Introduced By: Past president Melanie Vieux

Served our San Joaquin County community for many years as an EMT, Volunteer Fire Fighter, Senior Care Activities Supervisor, Senior Care Client Coordinator, and now as a private In-Home Care provider. Ninfa provided a handout to every table outlining what she has learned to be Ninfa Herreraimportant in ‘finding the right care’ for ourselves and our loved ones. She used examples of her clients and what they felt was important to them in being cared for currently. The primary reason for her to be in private practice was she understands that her clients want family and one provider versus the model used by many agencies that provide this service.

Liz Hull, Chris Papas, Dr. Walt Wager, Bill Smith, and others had various questions for Ninfa. She stressed that client prefer one care person. She agreed that there are not enough providers of these services.  The cost per hour is about her rate of $36. Contracts between providers and client usually spelled out the responsible party in paying taxes and other costs. A notable CPA suggested that anyone interested in these services should contact their accountant to receive advice on these matters.

Next Meeting:  March 9th, 2022

Tori Verber Salazar
District Attorney

Tori Verber Salazar has brought national attention to the work being done at the San Joaquin County’s District Attorney Office. She rose through the ranks prosecuting gang related homicides to become the first woman District Attorney elected to the office in 2015. She has since instituted sweeping reform and innovation in prosecution for the County, which supports a population of over 780,000 residents. In her capacity, she oversees a budget of $52 million and a team of over 300 team members who work to ensure justice is equitable for all.

Through her leadership, Verber Salazar has implemented office-wide changes including expansion of Victim-Witness services, establishment of the Family Justice Center (expanding services into multiple cities within the county), and creation of the first Political Integrity Unit dedicated to prosecution of corruption cases – which has led to the successful prosecution of elected or appointed officials for misuse of the Tori Verber Salazarpublic trust.

She is a leader in restoring justice through record clearance and giving people an opportunity to seek employment,housing, and education. She has addressed the racial inequities in the past implementation of the criminal justicesystem and has workedto restore trust in our community by apologizing and accepting responsibility. She has worked collaboratively with thecommunity to strengthen trust, accountability, and healing

Verber Salazar is recognized as a leader in the national dialogue in regard to Officer Involved Critical Incidents and piloting the first District Attorney led restorative justice program in the state of California. Through her innovation, many Counties across the Country look to her policies and practices. She has conducted extensive work with the Stanford School of Law in pioneering substantive changes as to how officer involved fatalities are investigated and prosecuted, which was the foundation for groundbreaking legislation in AB 1506. Her pursuit for equitable justice for all often includes second-chance programming for low-level offenders through the Project Navigate Constructive Change diversion program and collaborative courts. This unique partnership initiated an open dialogue with the community she serves and has been transformative for San Joaquin County.

She is married with three children

Upcoming Speakers

  • March 16 – Don Blount, executive editor of The Stockton record
  • March 23 – Trevor Wilson, COS Public Arts Coordinator – Public Art in Stockton
  • April 6 – Growing Good Will, Denist Ost, President & CEO Goodwill Industries of San Joaquin Valley



Birthday Recognitions

  • Past president Bill Brown  $83 SRE
  • Chris Papas $100 FR- polio plus program

Door Prize

  • A beautiful YETI mug was donated by GEM Mortgage and presented to Past President Don Barry for today’s door prize.

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