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Next meeting Information:

Wednesday, October 5th, 12:00 PM (PDT)

The program will be will be “Election Integrity” by Dave Robb( 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: 1957 Buddy Holly & The Crickets ~~~ “That will be the Day”
    1959 Little Anthony & the Imperials ~~~”Shimmy Shimmy Cocoa pop”
    1964 Roy Orbison ~~”Pretty Woman”
    1972 The Temptations ~~”Papa was a rolling stone”
  • Pledge of Allegiance & Four Way Test – led by Steve Luthy
  • Song of the day: Past president Bob Blower lead us in “America the Beautiful”
  • Thought of the day: Bill Brown provided the thought of the day and the trivia.
  • Trivia of the day :Today is National Good Neighbor Day
    National Drink Beer Day
    National Strawberry cream pie
    National Voter registration Day
    International Right to Know Day
    Read a child a book you like day
  • Motivational video: Positive reinforcement
  • 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: Computer bag “Rotary serving Humanity”
  • Rotarian of the Month: Corie Stewart for all her work on the Oyate Gathering
    President Colleen shared the Lakota Virtue of the Month: Respect and told the story of The Deer Woman.
  • Guest’s of Rotarians – Priscilla Hernandez brought: Miguel Lara and Dorita Ivy
    Gerardo Garcia brought: Jared Foster
  • 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
Click on “$ Online Payments” in the blue bar at the top (or click this blue box)

Rotary News

Rotary Direct: We have 21 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 over $18k 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

Liz Hull, Membership Chair has an announcement about a Smiley face sticker added to your badge to show you brought in a new member. She added 2 to Priscilla Hernandez’s today as her two guests applied for membership as did Gerardo’s guest so he got 1

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
– Pam Wenger announced a Holiday boutique at her church and left flyers on the table and made a $35 donation

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


Bradley Davis, UOP Women’s Basketball coach

Introduced by: Our Past President and our current District Gov Elect Waqar Rizvi.

He has been with UOP for 17 years and loves his job and believes that he has a great group of players but better yet they are scholars with grade point averages that all would be proud of. He hopes we will help him promote women’s sports and see great athletes hard at work.

Next Meeting:  October 5th, 2022

“Election Integrity” by Dave Robb

Dave has been a practicing scientist in industry for over 50 years.  His graduate work was in Biophysics on the environmental effects of a nuclear power plant, but he has been fortunate in having a diverse range of experience since.  In addition to several years of research onDave computer speech recognition and artificial intelligence, he spent ten years managing medical device development and then moved to research in communication technologies based on how humans perceive and process sound.  As a result, he held a fundamental patent on a secure wireless communications technology.  For the last several years he has been CTO of a firm developing a new technology for detecting drugs, explosives, and other hazardous materials carried in packages as well as in and on the body.  Related to the security systems work, he became interested in election integrity, with a particular concern of how elections might be compromised and subverted.  As with medical devices, we need to be concerned not only that they work properly, but also with what can happen if they fail.

Upcoming Meetings

  • 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

  • PP Kuy Ky wanted to welcome new member, Paolo Marullo, who had a birthday on Monday the 25th and he pledged $55 to RI
  • Ann Johnston has a birthday tomorrow the 29th and has pledged a bellringer $250.00 and is splitting it ½ RI and ½ SRE
  • Don Barry has a birthday as well tomorrow and is home recovering, but he pledged a $250 as well and another bellringer
  • Hal Monroe has two announcements. Hal, the pillar of Stockton Rotarians and probably our most tenured member and he pledged a double Heart stopper as his birthday on Saturday October 1st and he and Mary celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.  Congratulations and Happy Birthday!!!!

October 2022 Birthdays…

Week Dates Rotarian
1 1st Hal Monroe – Oct 1st
Kuy Ky – Oct 1st
Diane Stauffer – Oct 1st
Bob Blower – Oct 1st
2 2nd – 8th Liz Hull – Oct 6th
3 9th – 15th Dennis Cochran – Oct 10th
4 16th – 22nd Reid Johnson – Oct 18th
Farah Khwaja – Oct 19th*
Beto Beas – Oct 19th*
Tom Patti – Oct 21st
5 23rd – 29th Pete Rosado – Oct 24th
6 30th – 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