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Meeting Photos
(by Waqar Rizvi)

Next meeting Information:


Wednesday, July 20th, 12:00 PM (PDT)

The speaker will be our President Colleen Stewart with the program,”Native American culture” ( 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 meeting to order.

    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: Today’s Music Selections: 1956 Elvis Presley released “Don’t be Cruel” and “Hound Dog” and in 1959 the Shirelles released “Dedicated to the One I Love” and finally in 1964 the Supremes released “Come see about Me.”  Past President Michael Blower lead us into the song.
  • Pledge of Allegiance & Four Way Test – led by Steve Bestolarides
  • Thought of the day  was presented by Judy Chambers. Judy spoke about Cliff Dochterman and found an old clip from him speaking about Rotary and why he was a Rotarian and why he continued to stay in Rotary.
  • Meeting Sponsor: Meeting sponsors are available for $100 and your name and company can be highlighted throughout our weekly meetings
  • Special Thanks to –Acknowledge and thank Matt Grizzle and Corie Stewart, Dwayne Garcia and Ken Steele who come in very early each meeting to set up the meeting. Thanks to Melanie Vieux and Diane Stauffer and program committee, Thanks to our new Sargent at Arms Team. A round of applause for all the Worker Bees of Rotary Stockton.  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 –Reid Johnson has just been released from hospital and is recovering from pneumonia. Please keep him and his family in prayers.
  • Weekly door prize: 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 – Colleen Foster introduced Donna Brown,
    Kuy Ky introduced former RYLA student, Frank Perkins,
    Past President  Kevin Kauffman introduced for their 2nd visit Dan Kjerulf and Chef James Williams,
    Matt Grizzle introduced his daughter, Lexi who is trying out for St. Mary’s golf team
  • 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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Rotary News

Rotary Direct: We have 26 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 myself for more details.

Leonard Hansen, our Foundation Chair will be asking for money for Rotary International. We have a goal this year to donate $30k. We need help to make this goal. Leonard said we raised $645 toward RI in last weeks meeting on our goal to $30k. thanks to all

Help Needed

  • Volunteers needed for my Oyate Gathering. We are needing Silent Auction items, Live Auction items and ticket sells.
  • President Colleen wants to do another wine pull so we need wine bottles donated for this really fun fundraiser and a chance to win a very expensive and great bottle of wine.
  • Speaking of donations that we want to collect, we are assisting The Emergency Food Bank with needed donations each month and this month they are in need of boxes of cereal. To learn what they need this month, please see there webpage at Calendar (  Can we get everyone to bring a box to our meetings in July? We truly thank you kindhearted and generous Rotarians. 
  • 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. We need someone to lead COG. Does anyone have a desire and ability to give back by organizing and teaching our COG? Can we get a commitment for a month to sign up for these duties that are our basic club functions and lunches? Please see me, Matt to sign up.
  • Weekly Door Prize Drawing -We had a donation this week by Corie Stewart, an Echo Speaker to amplify your music at home or on the Road. Thanks for the donation, Corie. Can we have some more of these types of door prizes donated?

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

TJ Hull, Club Service director announced a Kayak Event on Lake Lincoln from the Hull’s residence on August 4 and cost is $20 for adults and $5 for kids and will sell out fast

TJ Hull announced the Mystery Trip is returning October 22nd . Save the Date.



“I’ve Lived it, I’ve Loved it!” by Mr. Mel Corren

Mr. Mel Corren was introduced by Corie Stewart

Mel spoke about downtown Stockton and a vision of connecting bridges from various locations around the waterways in Stockton for walking paths and small transportation vehicles. He proposed a Bob Hope Plaza and different entries and a parking lot below. He has great ideas for improving and wants to add more dining and restaurants to revitalize it. He is a published author and brought copies of his book and offered to share proceeds of any buyers of it today with Rotary.

Next Meeting:  July 13th, 2022

President Colleen Stewart would share the Native American culture and an annual event from her reservation called the Crazy
Horse Ride. She would also share a Lakota Story from old and it’s on one of our 12 Virtues that she hopes to share one a month.


Colleen Stewart admitted to being put back into her place and explained the story of Gro Gru who is a character in Disney known as baby Yoda from the Mandalorian Series in Star Wars. She was recently at picnic wearing my Gro Gru hat when a friend said her grandson just loved Gro Gru and could she take my picture which she happily agreed to and smiled into her camera and then she told me to put my head down.  Hahahah. And that was my humbling experience recently.

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


  • Ken and Rita Steel celebrated 52 year Anniversary on Monday July 11 and he donated $52 to club expense
  • Kuy Ky made a $150 pledge to club expenses in honor of RYLA guest Frank Perkins
  • Colleen Stewart made $100 donation to honor her husband Jim Stewart who turned 65 on Saturday the July 9th.

Birthday Recognitions

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!


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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