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Next meeting Information:

Wednesday, September 14th, 12:00 PM (PDT)

The program will be will be “Bread of Life” by Chris Johnson( 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 1957 Sam Cooke , “You send me”
    1964  The Animals, “House of the Rising Sun”
    1975  John Sebastian, “Welcome Back Kotter”
    1998  “I don’t want to miss a thing”
  • Pledge of Allegiance & Four Way Test – led by Ralph Gresham
  • Song of the day: Jennifer Stevens, President Colleen’s cousin. She performed a song in native Oneida about her grandmother.
  • Thought of the day: Shari Garibaldi gave the thought of the day.
  • Trivia of the day :
    September 5th, 1877 was the memorial of the death of crazy horse will under arrest at Fort Robinson, Nebraska its been 145 years since this happened
    Today is National Acorn Squash day
    National Beer Lovers day
    National Salami day
    National Grateful patient day
  • Meeting Sponsor: Kuy Ky
  • Special Thanks to –  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. I need to thank the set-up team, Sergeant at arms, Ken Steele, Dwayne Garcia, Eddie Arias, Monie Ky. I want to thank the Board as we had a meeting on Monday. Matt, our Secretary for all his behind the scene work as well as Louie Lemos, Treasurer. And we can’t forget Sharon for always bringing a book. Finally, the speaker committee for getting interesting speakers lined up for us to hear.
  • Concern Report –We have very sad news to report our own retired Navy Commander Albert James “Jim” Woodward passed away yesterday.He was a man of quiet grace and strength. 
  • Lakota Virtue Moment for the month: Bravery
    Lakota did not have a written language and passed stories down from generation to generation by word of mouth. We told and retold these lessons at campfires and as bedtime stories to our Oyate.
  • Weekly door prize: Melanie Vieux won the Rotary viser.
  • Guest’s of Rotarians – President Colleen’s cousins, Jennifer Stevens, Oneida and Lakota from Milwaukee Wisconsin and Stephanie Brewer, Lakota teacher from Cheyenne River Reservation from South Dakota
  • Visiting Rotarians –  Cameron Bregman from Lodi Rotary
  • 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
Click on “$ Online Payments” in the blue bar at the top (or click this blue box)

Rotary News

Rotary Direct: We have 41 participants 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 announced that we received some funds for Rotary International and are well on our way with $17,216 towards our goal of $30k.

Help Needed

  • 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


Foundation Dinner is November 5th at Doubletree in Modesto $75 per person.

Marcella Gracewski spoke about her International Grant Project to El Salvador which is a first of its kind in that Country and cost is about $1100 for flight and hotels.

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.

Sponsor Kuy Ky and his wife Monie Ky made a donation to Rotary International of $1000.

Stockton Rotary Endowment and The Rotary Club of Stockton
Charity Allocations Advertisement

The Stockton Rotary Endowment Fund (SE) and the Rotary Club of Stockton
are soliciting requests for funds for the projects of charitable organizations
operating in San Joaquin County. There are various funds within SRE that have
specific requirements related to funding amount and approval. For applications
and complete explanations as to the funding process, specific fund requirements
amounts available, etc., go to Rotary Club of Stockton’s website at, or by mail to Peter Gormsen, Charity Allocations Committee
Chairman, 1401 N. Hunter Street, Stockton, Ca 95202. Deadline for applications
is October 15. 2022


Gallo Center for the Arts by Chad Hilligus

Introduced by: Sylvester Aguilar

Next Meeting:  September 14th, 2022

Bread of Life by Chris Johnson

Upcoming Meetings

  • September 21st – Stockton History by Mary Elizabeth Eberhardt
  • September 28th – UOP Women’s Basketball by Head Coach Bradley Davis


Birthday and Anniversary Recognitions


September 2022 Birthdays…

Week Dates Rotarian
1 1st – 3rd Paul Kozlow – Sep 1st
2 4th- 10th Steve Luthy – Sep 6th
Raul Chavez – Sep10th
John Reusche – Sep 10th
3 11h – 17th Kenneth Miselis – Sep 17th
James Dyke – Sep 18th
4 18th – 24th Susanne Huebel – Sep 21st
Sally Motta – Sep 23rd
Priscilla Hernandez – Sep 24th
5 25th – 30th Paolo Marullo – Sep 25th
James Anthony – Sep 26th
Charles Patmon – Sep 26th
Gerald Smith – Sep 27th
Ann Johnston – Sep 29th
Don Barry – Sep 29th
*= 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