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Next meeting Information:


Wednesday, August 10th, 12:00 PM (PDT)

The speakers will be Becky and Stanley with the program, “Support Stockton Police Foudation” ( 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.

  • Music Selection: From 1963 by Peter, Paul & Mary “Blowing in the wind”
    1969 Creedence Clearwater Rival released: Green River
    1975 Patti Le Belle did Lady Marmalade
    1994 Sheryl Crow had a big album release and “All I want to do” from The Tuesday Night Music Club album
  • Pledge of Allegiance & Four Way Test – led by Blain Bibb.
  • Song of the day: Past-President Michael Blower lead us  in the “Rotary song”.
    In addition to Michael’s usual song, President Colleen added one more for the fun. In 1963, she was but 3 and didn’t recall this skit but did remember the song, Hello Mudda, Hello Fuddah by Allan Sherman.
  • Thought of the day: Colleen Foster  came up and gave us a thought of the day and she did choose: author is unknown called Six little stories with lots of meanings.
    Six Little Stories with Lots of Meanings
    1. Once all the villagers decided to pray for rain. On the day of the prayer, all the people gathered, but only one boy came with an umbrella. That is faith.
    2. When you throw babies in the air, they laugh because they know you will catch them. That is trust.
    3. Every night as we go to bed without any assurance of being alive the next morning, but we still set the alarms to wake up. That is hope.
    4. We plan big things for tomorrow in spite of zero knowledge of the future. That is confidence.
    5. We see the world suffering, but still, we get married and have children. That is love.
    6. On an old man’s shirt was written, “I am not 80 years old; I am sweet 16 with 64 years of experience.” That is attitude.
    Have a happy day and live your life like these six stories. Remember, good friends are the rare jewels of life, difficult to find and impossible to replace.
  • Meeting Sponsor: Meeting sponsors are available for $100 and your name and company can be highlighted throughout our weekly meetings
  • Special Thanks to –  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 –We had our District Governor Chris Daly that has announced that she has breast cancer and will be having chemo and other treatments and will be scaling some of her Rotary work down and we need to keep her in our prayers.
  • Weekly door prize: We have a couple Rotary Bags that say People of Action donated this week. Can we have some more of these types of door prizes donated? I appreciate the efforts and the in-kind donations and it’s always nice to win.
  • Guest’s of Rotarians – 3 guests
  • Visiting Rotarians –
  • 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

The 2022/2023 year has started off strong and we have already held our first Board meeting on Monday. We have some news to share. We had a vacancy of Sergeant at Arms. Ken Steele stepped up and offered to be head of a team of Sergeants and in doing so is relinquishing his role as Director of International/Grants. In his place Sally Motta was voted in as the new Director of International/Grants. Thanks to Ken
and Sally for their new roles and for volunteering for our club.

Sad news to report. Pacific Stockton Rotary is closing down as a club effective by the end of this year 2022 after opening in 1974 and we hope to attract any of their members that are looking to relocate to a new club. They will be visiting all the other 4 Stockton clubs and each will picking they club they feel fits.

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 collecting boxed mashed potatoes for the holiday season. To learn what they need this month, please see there webpage at Calendar (  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.

Club Announcements

On August 27 in Lodi, there is a Foundation/Membership Seminar, cost is $15 and includes breakfast and lunch and is in our backyard at Tokay High School

Foundation Dinner is November 5th at Doubletree in Modesto

All City Thanksgiving is in the works for November 22nd to be held here at the Stockton Golf & Country Club

Sally Motta announced that Mariposa/Yosemite club has been hugely impacted by the Oak Fire and one of their members has lost a home. District 5220 is soliciting for donations.

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

The Club’s monthly statements were emailed on July 19, 2022.  Paper copies were mailed to those who so requested.  Check your spam filters if you did not receive the statement email.  Let Louis Lemos know if you have questions or would like a paper copied mailed.  Only members with an outstanding balance will receive a statements.  You could contact Louis Lemos @ (209-460-1040).



Dan Wright, Stockton City Councilmember

Dan Wright was appointed to council in 2015 to fill Kathy Miller’s position and then was elected to serve District 2 in 2016, appointed Vice Mayot in 2019 and was re-elected in 2020. He began his presentation by explaining to the audience what they get for their $29,363.40 a year salary for a councilmember. He explained that we are the 11th biggest city in the State of California. The City of Stockton chartered it’s government as a City Manager- Council. The city council is the governing body and consist of 6 council members and a Mayor. He highlighted the fiscal soundness of the City particularly since the bankruptcy and that after that chapter of the history, we have resumed most services and have a started progress on projects that were neglected in the past due to the financial situation but has now been very good for a number of years.

Next Meeting:  July 27th, 2022

Support Stockton Police Foundation

Speakers: Stanley McFadden: City of Stockton Chief of Police
Becky Lee Moffitt: Secretary Support Stockton Police Foundation

The Support Stockton Police Foundation is a non-profit organization derived of individuals in and outside of the Stockton Police Department dedicated to improving the community, supporting its officers and helping to create better policing throughout.

The foundation supports not only the brave men and women of the Stockton Police Department to fight and reduce crime but programs that directly impact the officers and the community.



Upcoming Meetings

  • August 17th – Pacific Athletics by Janet Lucas
  • August 24th – High profile funeral sercices (military, first responder, presidential) by Larry Davis, Vice President Forest Lawn
  • August 31st – Children’s Home of Stockton: 140th Year! by Joelle Gomez


Birthday Recognitions

Our faithful Wheel publisher, Leena Mittal was August 1, She is donating $50.00 to RI
Joe Serra’s birthday is Thursday August 4th and he is donating $50 to SRE in celebration of his 91st birthday
Linda Guinn has a birthday on Saturday the 5th and she is donating $100 to club functions and is already a Rotary Direct monthly sponsor.

July 2022 Birthdays…

Week Dates Rotarian
1 1st – 6th Leena Mittal – Aug 1
Joe Serra – Aug 4th
Linda Guinn – Aug 5th
2 7th- 13th Zachary Downs – Aug 8th
Angelina Sepulveda – Aug 8th
Bill Smith – Aug 8th
Eddie Arias – Aug 11th
3 14h – 20th Ngozi Elobuike – Aug 16th
4 21st – 27th Sally Fandrich – Aug 25th
John LaRue – Aug 26th
Louis Lemos – Aug 27th
5 28th – 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