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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 23rd, 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 Trevor Wilson, City Of Stockton Public Arts Coordinator .

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 – None
  • Special Thanks to – Secretary Matt Grizzle and Corie Stewart for the making the Live/Zoom meeting possible and our Srgnt at Arms team (Ralph Grisham and Sally Motta).  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 – Our fellow freedom fighter in Ukraine, our homeless neighbors, and all those in need of our thoughts and prayers. Member Tom Perry’ wife will be having hip surgery again next Wednesday, and all other Rotarians too shy to let us know their need; please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
  • Guest’s of Rotarians – Member Kevin Hicks introduced Robin Dude and Past President Melanie Vieux introduced Rebecca Glissman ( Executive Director, Mary Graham Children’s Foundation), Dot Lofstrom(Vice-President, Mary Graham Children’s Foundation)
  • Visiting Rotarians –None
  • Presentation of SRE Checks – On behalf of SRE President Paul Koslow, Past President Melanie presented to the new Executive Director of the Mary Graham Children’s Foundation, Rebecca Glissman. Melanie explained how new and qualified Rebecca is and Rebecca thanked the SRE and the Club and then shared a story of how she was able to support her first client yesterday with a check to pay off a student loan debt. The SRE check will go to help client with similar challenges.

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.)

Rotary News

  • District 5220 has launched a campaign to send money for Ukraine and you can go to DACdb for the link to make your donation
  • Rotary Direct: We have 24 participants including myself that have our donations electronically our donation taken out automatically and it is easy and adds up fast. Please consider donating this way. See Leonard Hansen, Secretary Matt or President Kevin for more details.
  • Leonard Hansen, our Foundation Chair is doing a fantastic job of raising funds toward this year’s goal of $30k. We need help to make this goal. Any takers or givers that want to donate today? Last week’s challenge by President Elect Colleen Stewart raised nearly $500. Let’s start this week’s challenge off with a birthday recognition. My neighbor Paul Jacobson has a birthday today. After we sign to him, we will raise some $$$. Kevin matched Paul’s $100 pledge, and Kevin Hicks, Ralph Grisham, Geneva Bamidele, and Bob Blower all agree to match Paul for a total of $600. After his presentation, David Rajkovich also gave Kevin $100 cash for this effort; bring today’s total to $700.
  • Help Needed – President Kevin reminded all of us of why we joined Rotary to begin with. We joined because we wanted to be a part of change for the better for our community and our world. We ask of us all to give from our time, talent and treasures. If you are unable to give treasure, then time or talent is needed. We need help with set up each week, greeters, notetakers, and shut down. Can we get a commitment for a month to sign up for these duties that are our basic club functions and lunches? Please see Matt or President Kevin to sign up.

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 so grateful for live meetings, and you can make your reservations online and gives us a good headcount and you can even prepay for lunches

Board meeting report –The club will be asked to consider some possible changes to offset our deficit and to better budget and get a handle on our finances.  We have discussed several strategies and will bring them to you and ask for your opinion and then we will bring them before you for a vote.  The Board will be having their monthly directors meeting next Wednesday, March 16th, so any ideas will be presented and then we will get back with you with a survey to complete and may be making some needed changes.

Wine & Food Pairing Event – After a long time of no live fundraising events and with the near end of winter, we are so pleased to announce a date and time for our Stockton Rotary Wine & Food Pairing Event-  Lucky Friday May 13th at the First Congregational Church at 5 pm for a cost of $75.00

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:David Rajkovich, President of the Stockton Historical Maritime Museum

Introduced By:President Kevin introduced our speaker and his assistant by first presenting them with a check from the Stockton Rotary Endowment(SRE) for be used for their efforts at the Stockton Historical Maritime Museum.

David thank the SRE and members of this Club for this contribution. He went on to explain how this contribution and those of the past have helped the museum meet their objectives and goals. The young volunteers doing so much of the work in recent years have been provided by the local chartered high schools. The Building Futures Academy provides the most volunteers and these kids who have been challenged by their up bring to date are making great progress in their lives. 100% of these graduates are A or B students. Their training on the USS Lucid prepares them to enter labor apprentice programs for carpentry, electrical, plumbing, etc.David Rajkovich-2

Mr. Rajkovich then had Secretary Matt play a 10-minute video produced by the museum providing an update to the community on the USS Lucid and the museum. The USS Luci is one of only two mine-sweeping wooden hauled ships from WWII remaining in the word. The other is in a museum in the Netherlands (Royal Dutch Navy). The video was only recently placed on the web and has already received 30,000 views.

USS Lucid website =

4290 Cherokee Road, Stockton, CA 95215   (877) 285-8243

Gary Howells email address =

Next Meeting:  March 23rd, 2022

Trevor Wilson, City Of Stockton – Public Arts Coordinator


Upcoming Speakers

  • March 23 – Trevor Wilson, COS Public Arts Coordinator – Public Art in Stockton
  • March 30 – San Joaquin Sheriff, Patrick Withrow
  • April 6 – Growing Good Will, Denist Ost, President & CEO Goodwill Industries of San Joaquin Valley



Birthday Recognitions

  • Paul Jacobson $100

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!



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…

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 for the pictures and as 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