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Next meeting Information:

Wednesday, January 4th, 12:00 PM (PDT)

The program will be on the Western Farmworkers association.

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
Click on “Meeting Lunch Reservations” in the blue bar at the top (or click this blue box)

“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: Christmas songs
  • Pledge of Allegiance & Four Way Test – led by Pres Colleen Stewart
  • Song of the day: Past President Michael Blower lead everyone in Jingle Bells
  • Thought of the day: none
  • Trivia Today is International Day for Tolerance
    Botox cosmetic Day
    National clarinet day
    National Support Professionals Day
    National Black Marketers Day
    National Button Day
    National Fast food day
    National Educational Support Professionals Day
    World Pancreatic Cancer Day
    World COPD Day
  • Motivational video:Here is the motivational video
  • Public Image Chair Update: Eddie Arias
  • 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. Leena Mittal for The Wheel and Eddie Arias- Public Image Chair Instagram now and facebook videos of meetings are being posted
  • Concern Report –
  • Weekly door prize: 
  • Guest’s of Rotarians
  • 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
Click on “$ Online Payments” in the blue bar at the top (or click this blue box)

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

Christmas/Holiday Evening event: On December 7th with hosted the Christmas party and it was fun and successful

Salvation Army Bellringing – Monie Ky update

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.

2023/2024 Election Announcement and President Nominee


Children’s Christmas Program


Next Meeting:  Jan 4th, 2022

Western Farm Workers Association

Upcoming Meetings

  •  Jan 4th -Western Farm Workers Association


Birthday and Anniversary Recognitions

  • Steve Reid had a birthday 12/8 and has pledged $100 for SRE
  • Marcela Gracewski has a birthday on Thursday 12/15 and has pledged $50 to RI
  • Kevin Hicks had a birthday on Monday the 12th and pledged $59 to RI
  • Chris Lema celebrates his birthday today and donated $100 to general fund
  • Frank Whitney donated $78 to RI for his birthday tomorrow
  • Octavio Cruces donated $40 to celebrate his 40th birthday on the 27th of this month

December 2022 Birthdays…

Week Dates Rotarian
1 4th – 10th Steve Reid – Dec 8th
2 11th – 17th Kevin Hicks – Dec 12th
Chris Lema – Dec 14th
Marcela Gracewski – Dec 15th
Frank Whitney – Dec 15th
James Williams – Dec 16th
3 18th – 24th Keo Keonorasak – Dec 20th
4 25th – 31st Octavio Cruces – Dec 27th
Russel Hagen – Dec 29th
Pete Gormsen – Dec 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- 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