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Next meeting Information:

Wednesday, September 28th, 12:00 PM (PDT)

The program will be will be “UOP Women’s Basketball” by Head Coach Bradley Davis( 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.

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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: 1960 Chubby Checkers ~~~ “The Twist”
    1968 Jeannie C Riley ~~ “Harper Valley PTA”
    1987 The Grateful Dead ~ ~ “Touch of Grey”
    1995 Natalie Merchant ~~ “Wonder”
  • Pledge of Allegiance & Four Way Test – led by Gerardo Garcia
  • Song of the day: Past president Michael Blower led us into the song.
  • Thought of the day: Sally Motta, also a birthday girl this Friday presented the thought of the day and she quoted a Rotary book and Past International Rotary President Cliff Dochterman
  • Trivia of the day :Today is the last day of summer and we are all looking forward to the start of fall tomorrow
    Aaron Judge, NY Yankee slugger and Linden native is making history and yesterday hit his 60th home run of the year tying the American League Babe Ruth’s record in 1927 and about to break Roger Maris’s set in 1961 with 61 and a batting average of .316 and there is another game with Pittsburg tonight
    Today is Miniature Golf Day
    Peace Day
    Pecan Cooking day
    World Gratitude Day
  • Motivational video: Perseverance
  • Meeting Sponsor:
  • 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 –Jim Woodward’s celebration of life.
    A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday October 1, 2022, at 2PM at the Lincoln Presbyterian Church, 900 Douglas Rd, Stockton, Ca.  In lieu of flowers, any donations in Jim’s honor may be made to the Read To Me, Stockton! program at the Rotary Club of Stockton or a charity of your choice.
  • Weekly door prize: Bank of Stockton donated a basket which Judy Chambers won saying she never wins anything.
  • Guest’s of Rotarians – Guests of Dwayne Garcia were:  Walter Bozich, Cat Rodgers and Kuy Ky had Ben Ky as a guest and Gerardo Garcia had Jared Foster as a guest
  • Visiting Rotarians – Anthony Rivera, Ripon & Glenn Ibe, Laguna Sunrise Elk Grove & Joe Dietrich IV, North Stockton
  • 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.)

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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.

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 their webpage at Calendar (  We truly thank you kindhearted and generous Rotarians.We  are donating turkeys for September & October so you can make arrangements for turkeys or take the easy route and give a donation and Leonard has the signup sheet for that or we are also seeking boxed mashed potatoes and stuffing.

Help Wanted: 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.

Attended the Lodi Rotary Club’s 100/101 Anniversary at St Jorge’s in Acampo and they gave out vintage lunch programs from 1968-1969 and they talk about Stockton Rotary being a sponsor club

Club Announcements

Michael Blower/ Mystery Bus Event- which is full but we will take backup signup. And it is still not only a mystery destination but still a mystery price too! October 22nd /Save the Date

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. Update on the El Salvador project – Marcella’s project and due to supply chain issues the wheelchairs are delayed so the trip is being delayed until early next year, likely January

All City Thanksgiving is in the works for November 22nd to be held here at the Stockton Golf & Country Club and the cost is $40.00

Other announcements:
• October 1st in San Diego is a People of Action Summit to learn more about awareness of Human trafficking
• Open World Program 2023 is asking for Rotarians to host other Rotarians from around the world at your home giving them a chance to study business, community, and civic life in US for 8 days next year and we need to commit by 10/3 so if anyone is interested contact me.
• International Motorcycle ride/Drive event Ride for Rotary in India and will be January 13-28th
• We are seeking a volunteer for RYLA for this year to represent our club and I need to turn a name in ASAP. So please see me if you can volunteer as our representative from our club
• I am seeking advisors/volunteers for my President project that I am just beginning. It is involving tutoring from high school students for elementary students and we are partnering with the Library & Literacy Foundation and San Joaquin A+ and I need help because this is not my endeavor so educators and interested others, please help me and we are on the ground level currently but have funds available immediately for use

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


Mary-Elizabeth Eberhardt, Bank of Stockton

Mary spoke on the Bank of Stockton history and it’s the oldest bank in California under it’s original charter. Her Grandfather, RL Eberhardt known as “Ebe” who was a World War I and lost a leg there and returned to US after and got an education and became a Bank Auditor who ended up working at Bank of Stockton and becoming President.  Also he assisted in getting University of Pacific in Stockton too.  Bank has been in existence since 1867 and her Father, Bob was President after her Grandfather.  Then you Uncle Doug who was a member of our club and now her cousin, Douglass, Jr is President.


Next Meeting:  September 28th, 2022

UOP Women’s Basketball Head Coach Bradley Davis

Bradley Davis enters his eighth season as the head coach of the Tigers in 2022-23. He was named the Tigers’ 10th head coach in program history on April 23, 2015 after spending the previous nine seasons on the staff of Pacific head coach Lynne Roberts, the 2014-15 West Coast Conference Co-Coach of the Year. Davis was promoted to Associate Hed Coach by Roberts in 2012 and served three seasons in that role before moving to the head coach position. This is his 17th year on the Pacific women’s basketball staff.

In 2021-22, with one of the youngest teams in the conference, Davis coached the Tigers to a 6-23 overall record and a 3-14 conference record. The Tigers fell in the first round to Santa Clara in the WCC Tournament. The young players shined for the Tigers, with Anaya James and Elizabeth Elliott both being named to the WCC All-Freshmen Team. James was also named an All-WCC Honorable Mention selection.

The 2020-21 Tigers played an abbreviated schedule due to COVID-19. Pacific started the season at home against #1 Stanford. After a setback to the Cardinal, the team picked up big wins over LSU, 73-64, and UNLV, 77-75, to win the Duel in the Desert. Battling through rescheduled games in the WCC season, the Tigers rallied late in the conference schedule, winning their last five regular-season games to even the conference record at 9-9. With a first-round loss in the WCC Tournament to Saint Mary’s, Pacific finished at 11-11. Valerie Higgins made history in the 2021 WNBA Draft as she was the first player in program history to be drafted. Higgins was the first selection in the third round by the New York Liberty.

In 2019-20, the Tigers finished with a 17-14 record, marking the program’s second consecutive winning record. That season saw two First-Team All-West Coast Conference honorees and five WCC All-Academic honorees, the most in program history. Pacific participated in the Preseason WNIT for the first time in program history, picking up a season-opening 89-60 win over UMKC and a 58-51 win at Drexel en route to a 5-1 opening record. The 2019-20 season also saw the 1,000th career point scored by Brooklyn McDavid and at least nine wins at the Alex G. Spanos Center for the third consecutive season.

In 2018-19, Davis led the Tigers to their first winning season since 2014-2015 as Pacific finished with a 19-13 overall record, placing them as the No. 6 seed in the WCC tournament after leading the conference with 75.2 points per game, a .751 free throw percentage and 10.1 steals per game. Pacific also notched a winning record at home for the second straight season while finishing with their first winning record in conference play (10-8) since 2014-2015. Pacific accepted a bid to the WNIT in 2018-19, defeating Fresno State on the road in the first round. Davis helped Valerie Higgins earn WCC Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-WCC honors, while Brooklyn McDavid also garnered First Team recognition.

The 2017-18 campaign featured the Tigers’ deepest run in the WCC Tournament since the 2013-14 season, with Pacific reaching the semifinals as the No. 7 seed before falling to San Diego. Pacific tallied a 10-7 record at home with big wins over UCF and BYU, while their run in the WCC Tournament helped GeAnna Luaulu-Summers to an All-WCC Tournament selection, the Tigers’ first since the 2013-14 season. Luaulu-Summers also garnered first team All-WCC honors while Ameela Li and Brooklyn McDavid earned honorable mention nods. McDavid also earned a spot on the First Team WCC All-Freshman squad.

In 2016-17, Davis’ squad finished with a 10-21 overall mark, advancing to the quarterfinals of the West Coast Conference tournament and pulling off the program’s second road win at Gonzaga in the Tigers’ first four years in the WCC. Luaulu-Summers was named to the All-West Coast Conference First Team.

In 2015-16, Davis guided the team through an injury-plagued campaign with a 13-17 overall record. Of the Tigers wins in 2015-16, Pacific posted signature victories on the road at North Carolina and at home over Gonzaga. Senior Hailie Eackles was named First Team All-West Coast Conference, while Desire Finnie earned All-WCC honorable mention accolades.

Throughout his tenure as both a head coach and associate head coach at Pacific, Davis has coached 12 all-conference selections, six all-freshman selections, one newcomer of the year and one defensive player of the year.

Pacific’s strengths under Davis have been in the post, with the development of nine post players earning All-Conference accolades: Elizabeth Elliott (All-Freshmen Team 2022), Karen Dawkins (Honorable Mention 2007), Valerie Higgins (First Team 2019, 2021), Kendall Kenyon (Second Team 2013, First Team 2014), Brooklyn McDavid (Second Team 2019, Honorable Mention 2021, All-Freshman Team 2018), Danielle Peacon (Honorable Mention 2011), Kendall Rodriguez (First Team 2012, 2013), Amber Simmons (First Team 2009) and Christina Thompson (Honorable Mention 2010). Thompson also was named the Big West Sixth Woman of the Year in 2010 while Higgins was the WCC Defensive Player of the Year in 2019 and 2021.

As an associate head coach under Roberts, Davis’ Tigers appeared at the top of their conference in scoring offense and transformed into a top contender in the Big West, setting a program record with 27 wins and winning the conference title in 2013. Furthermore, Pacific reached the post season four straight years with WNIT appearances. The Tigers advanced to the second round in 2012 and the third round in 2013 before moving to the West Coast Conference.

Prior to coming to Pacific, Davis was the varsity girls’ head coach at Chico High School in 2005-06, where he coached the Panthers to a Northern Section CIF Division I Championship. From 2003-05, Davis was the head coach at Durham High School, where he went 52-10 over two seasons. Overall, as a head coach, Davis posted a 78-13 (.857) record while advancing to the CIF State Championship tournament all three seasons. Davis also coached eight players that went on to play collegiate basketball, including two that played Division-I level.

In addition to his coaching, Davis spent eight years as an English teacher at Chico High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California in 1995 and his teaching credential from Chico State in 1998.

Originally from Southern California, Davis spent most of his youth overseas with his family, living in Zaire, South Africa, Bahrain and Switzerland, where he graduated from high school in Geneva.

Davis now resides in Stockton with his wife, Corrie Nichols-Davis. Basketball runs deep throughout the family, as the couple met on the sidelines while coaching together. They have two daughters, Genevieve (born in 2005) and Esme (born in 2009).

Upcoming Meetings

  • October 5th – Election Integrity by Dave Robb
  • October 12th – Uplift All Foundation by Chinu Mehdi
  • October 19th – SUSD by Traci Miller, SUSD Interim Superintendent
  • October 26th – Against All Odds with a Passion by Max Simoncic


Birthday and Anniversary Recognitions

Sally Motta has a birthday on Friday and it’s the 25th anniversary of her 50th birthday and she is contributing a bellringer to RI.
Priscilla Hernandez has a birthday on Saturday and made a $49 pledge to RI
Eric Duran is giving $102 donation to SRE to honor his Father, Candido E Duran, whose birthday is today and he would have been 102 and Eric said he was the greatest man he has ever known

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!


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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