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Next meeting Information:


Wednesday, July 13th, 12:00 PM (PDT)

The guest speaker will be Mr. Mel Corren with the program, “I’ve Lived it, I’ve Loved it!” ( bio ).

Please plan to show up around noon as it is anticipated we will be serving lunch prior to the meeting starting at 12:15 pm.

Meeting on-line reservations
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“The Rotary Club of Stockton Begins the 2nd Century of Service to the Stockton Community”


  • Call to Order and Welcome! President Colleen Stewart called the Zoom meeting to order. This was Colleen’s first  full meeting as the president of the club.

    Welcome to our members and their guests to a year of Service Above Self. “Imagine” is our mantra this year, and with your help we can be as successful this year as we have been in the past. Rotary Club of Stockton was formed in 1914 just the 92nd club worldwide. With over 1.4 million Rotarians worldwide.   Rotary International was formed by Paul Harris in Chicago in 1905. Stockton Rotary celebrated our 108 Anniversary just in February. We have a rich history in Stockton.

    Meetings are brought to you live at the Stockton Golf and Country Club.

  • Song of the day: Featured some music and one song is Benny Goodman’s Sing Sing Sing released this day in 1937 and is a very recognizable song and the second song that I am featuring was also released today in 1964 and it’s Beatles called “It’s a Hard’s Day Night. Past President Michael Blower lead us into the song.
  • Pledge of Allegiance & Four Way Test – led by Ken Steele
  • Thought of the day  was presented by Angel Sepulveda
  • Imagine pins were given out by the president.
  • Meeting Sponsor: Meeting sponsors are available for $100 and your name and company can be highlighted throughout our weekly meetings
  • Special Thanks to – I would for us all to acknowledge and thank Matt Grizzle, Eddie Arias who come in very early each meeting to set up the meeting. Thanks to Melanie Vieux and program committee, Thanks to our Sargent at Arms Team. A round of applause for all the Worker Bees of Rotary Stockton. We appreciate you and all your time and effort. There are many that are the core of our organization that go unnoticed but not unappreciated. Thanks to everyone that assists us in all we do.
  • Concern Report –President Elect Walt Wager and his wife Nora are home recovering from Covid and we want to keep them in our thoughts and prayers
  • Weekly door prize: Yeti mug from the Gem Mortgage. Will also be offering Yeti Ice chest who attend weekly meetings. The name would be put into the drawing.
  • Guest’s of Rotarians -Ana Romoguest ofPriscilla Hernandez, Chef James and Daniel, Angel Sepulveda’s daughter Bella Crotty
  • Visiting Rotarians – none
  • 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
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Club Announcements

An Opportunity – Advertise in the Wheel. You will have the opportunity to again advertise your business, hobby, profession or nonprofit in  The Wheel this coming Rotary year which starts July 1.  These ads will take the format of a business card and will be approximately 2 ½”
by 1″.  Cost will be $300 for a rotary year – a very reasonable cost to get your name in front of an elite goup every week and make a contribution to our club at the same time. Please contact Graham Tweedy at 209-598-5881 or at

Help Needed ~ Volunteers needed for my Oyate Gathering. September 10,2022 is the date and the place is being changed but we have
a few places to go already in the works. I have some great talent coming and this in a unique event that will be fun and the food will be
delicious and I get a chance to introduce you to my culture. I need a committee to assist with the event and we are needing Silent
Auction items, Live Auction items and ticket sales. We are going to do another wine pull so if you could start bringing a bottle of wine for this, I
would really appreciate it.

Our local emergency food bank can always use your food donations. To learn what they need this month, please see there webpage at Calendar ( Thank you for your service above self!

Board for the year 2022-23

Treasurer                             Louis Lemos
Secretary                             Matt Grizzle
International service            Ken Steel & Marcela  Gracewski
Club Service                        TJ Hull
Community Service             Kathy Hartr
Youth Services                    Geneva Bamidele
Membership Chair               Liz Hull
Vocational Services             Dwayne Garcia
Rotary Foundation Chair:    Leonard Hansen,
Public Image                        Eddie Arias
President:                            Colleen Stewart

Next Meeting:  July 13th, 2022

Mel Corren, The loquacious 98-year-old first published his book in 2011, then updated it in 2016 after being named the 2015 Stocktonian of the Year. In accepting the award from the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce and Central Valley Association of Realtors, Corren noted that his grandfather, Mendel Corren, immigrated to Stockton from Ukraine in 1901, established a family business and set a civic-minded standard for his heirs to follow.

Corren’s “Grandma Noonie” made “sangwiches” for the poor during the Depression, often recruiting her grandchildren to help.

Corren has served on the boards of the Stockton Symphony and Stockton Civic Theatre, and remains a stalwart supporter of downtown renewal.

Upcoming Meetings

  • July 20th    –  President Colleen Stewart
  • July 27th    –  Changing the landscape of internships by Jeff Louie.
  • August 3rd –   Gallo Center for the Arts by Chad Hilligus


Birthday Recognitions

  • Birthday Recognition for Michael Blower $100 to RI for his birthday as well as his election win. Congratulations and
    thanks for your donation Happy Birthday July 1st
  • Birthday Recognition for his birthday twin and best friend, TJ  Hall who also donated $100 to RI for his birthday and for his
    recent vacation to Seattle. Happy Birthday TJ
  • Dan Wright’s – July 1st   said he had a great year -many blessings – Bell Ringer $250!!

July 2022 Birthdays…

Week Dates Rotarian
1 1st – 2nd Michael Blower – July 1st
TJ Hull – July 1st
Dan Wright – July 1st
George Badway – July 2nd
2 3rd – 9th Brian Lafferty – July 5th
Lynndee Riley – July 6th*
3 10th – 16th
4 17th – 23rd Leonard Hansen – July 19th
Luis Duarte – July 23rd
5 24th – 30th Peter Jaffe – July 25th
Carl Motta – July 27th*
Eric Duran – July 28th
Steve Morales – July 28th
Gary Frush – July 29th
Jeff Greenberg – July 30th
6 31st Marc Bregman – July 31st
*= 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 Colleen, 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 Colleen Stewart!

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

Jennifer E. Jones

District 5220 Governor
Chris Daly

District Governor Elect
Muhammad Waqar Ali Rizvi

Stockton Rotary Club President

Colleen Stewart

Meeting Location
Wednesdays at 12 Noon
Stockton Golf & Country Club
3800 W. Country Club Blvd.
Stockton, CA 9520