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Next meeting Information:

Wednesday,November 16th, 12:00 PM (PDT)

The program will be will be Election Integrity by Olivia Hale( 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 1958 by Elvis Presley ~~~ “Hound Dog”
    From 1968 by Joe Cocker ~~~~ “Little Help from my Friends”
    From 1974 by Carole King ~~~~~ “ Jazzman”
    From 1989 by Chris Isaak ~~~~ “Wicked Game”
  • Pledge of Allegiance & Four Way Test – led by Lui Duarte
  • Song of the day: Past President Michael Blower and he in honor of Marine Corp being 247 years old on 10/10/22 we sang Marine’s Hymn
  • Thought of the day: Past President Kevin Kauffman and he spoke about his Presidential project being nearly complete and it is “Guide to San Joaquin Homeless and is putting the finishing touches and will get Board approval and have it made available electronically with a QR code too.
  • Trivia of the day : Today is National Go to the Art Museum
    National Fried Chicken Sandwich
    Carl Sagan Day
    National Chaos Never dies day
    National Hunter Day
    Cambodia Independence Day
    The Geriatric Toothfairy Day
    World Freedom Day
  • Motivational video:Here is a video about Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle School of Indians playing the Army college team on November 9, 1912 which is exactly 110 years ago from our meeting and it’s Native American Heritage Month
    and one more for Veteran’s Day
    A Moment of Truth:
  • 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.  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 –
  • Weekly door prize: 
  • Guest’s of Rotarians -Petra Linda, Mike Lara, Wesley Hull and Edith Villapudua
  • 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

Foundation update: Leonard Hansen
District Foundation Dinner was Nov 5th- It was well attended by our club with 21 club members. Kevin Kauffman was recognized as a Major Donor for the Modesto club, both Terry & Liz Hull were recognized as Major Donors each and not collectively as a couple but separate and our own Dr Serra was one of the key note speakers, speaking on Polio
Dictionary project is making progress, On Monday November 14, the last of pallet of dictionaries need to have labels put in them and then we need to box them up for individual schools and classrooms next and get them distributed. Thanks to Monie and Liz and COG who are stepping up to get this done!!!!

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.

Club Announcements

Induction: Paulo Marullo by Kuy Ky. Finally we have inducted Dr Marullo who works with Kuy and is alumni of USC and from Italy

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 March 2023.

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. We are asking for cans of food for our decorations which we will be giving to Delta Student Pantry

Christmas/Holiday Evening event- On December 7th at 5:30 pm also at Stockton Golf & Country Club in lieu of our regular lunch we will have an evening event much like last year with heavy appetizers and a non-hosted bar. More details to come but special entertainment is: Atomik Tommy McClendon performing and interviewed about being a rock star. Flyers and signup sheets on tables and cost is $28.

December 14th is the children’s luncheon for being planned also here at the club and more details to come

Salvation Army Bellringing project is going to be December 10th and we will be spreading holiday spirit at Hobby Lobby & Dillards this year, please see Monie for signups for this annual fun event

Presidential Project for Literacy: President Colleen sent an email to all members seeking advisors/volunteers for my President project that she is 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 she needs help because this is not my area of expertise-so educators and interested others, please help me and we are on the ground level currently but have funds available immediately for use. Thanks so a few of you that are volunteering for this, and she could use more for my committee. Thanks to those who have already reached out to help.


Our Bolder Future at United Way of SJC by Kristen Spracher-Birtwhistle

Introduction of the speaker by: Dave Midura

Kristin Birtwhistle, United Way, and she spoke on the new image and projects that United Way is doing and it’s nearly 100 years old and is reinventing it’s image and embarking on new ideas and is making San Joaquin a better community.  (See facebook for videos)

Next Meeting:  November 16th, 2022

Election Integrity by Olivia Hale, San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters

A local native, Hale was born in Lodi and grew up in Stockton. She began her career with San Joaquin County in 2018 as an elections technician. She was promoted to Assistant ROV in March 2022, a position which the former ROV, Heather Ditty, created and personally chose Hale to take the lead.

Upcoming Meetings

  •  November 22nd – All Rotary Clubs meeting
  • November 30th- UOP Military and Veteran Services by Stan Rapada, UOP Military and Veteran Student Center Coordinator
  • December 7th – Evening Holiday Dinner
    December 14th – Children’s Christmas Program


Leonard Hansen,  $250 bellringer for recent 3 week vacation on a cruise to Europe and this is going to RI
Laura Pinkerton pledged a bellringer $250 too as she sold her home recently.

Birthday and Anniversary Recognitions

November 2022 Birthdays…

Week Dates Rotarian
1 1st – 5th Dudley Drake – Nov 1st
Khaksar Ahmad – Nov 4th
Chuck Mowry – Nov4th
2 6th – 12th Michael Kenneth – Nov 9th
Rick Schultz – Nov 10th
Waqar Rizvi – Nov 10th
Courtney Hayes – Nov 11th
3 13th – 19th Karyn Johnson – Nov 13th
Juan Oregel – Nov 14th
Basel Karabala – Nov 14th
Fred Weibel – Nov 14th
Christine Morrissey – Nov 15th
Graham Tweedy – Nov 16th
4 20th – 26th Tom Perry – Nov 22nd
Jim Woodward – Nov 22nd
Janet Ambriz – Nov 23rd
5 27th – 30th Gary Putnam – Nov 27th
Ken Steele – Nov 29th
Walter Wager – Nov 30th
*= 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- Club Secretary, 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