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Next meeting Information:

Wednesday,November 22nd, 12:00 PM (PDT)

The program will be All City Thanksgiving Luncheon.

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: From 1962 The Four Seasons ~~ “Big girls don’t cry”
    From 1972 Carly Simon ~~~ “You’re so vain”
    From 1985 U2 ~~~~”I still haven’t found what I am looking for”
    From 2005 Carrie Underwood “Before he cheats”
  • Pledge of Allegiance & Four Way Test – led by Pres Colleen Stewart
  • Song of the day: Past President Michael Blower
  • Thought of the day: by Priscilla Hernandez
  • 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: Donated by Sally Motta was 2 Bottles of Proseco
  • 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

Dictionary Project- Monie, Liz, Kuy, Gary, Sharon & COG have completed labeling all the dictionaries and all but 11 schools have had them delivered. Thanks for putting this one to bed!!!

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.

New Member Inductions:  Membership Chair, Liz Hull

  • Faye Giovenetti sponsored by Sharon Tweedy
  • Jared Foster sponsored by Gerardo Garcia and he began his Rotarian membership by donating a Bellringer of $250 to celebrate his engagement


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

Introduction of the speaker by: past president Michael Blower

She was very informative about San Joaquin County Election process.  She explained that all registered voters get a mail ballot and for anyone that mails in their ballot there is a process.  The process is that it must be postmarked by election day and they verify the signatures for these.  The system used for tabulating votes is called the Hart System.  The Secretary of State does a forensic audit of our election.

She said that there are 400,000 registered votes in San Joaquin County.  They set up vote centers and leading up to the final election day of November 8th, they had 8 centers county wide for 29 days before.  For the last 5 days leading up to election they increased up to 40 vote centers.

She spoke on drop boxes and how they have to be secured and protected.  She spoke on how everyone is trained in the vote centers and polling places and that she feels that we have not much to worry about the integrity of our races in our county.

Next Meeting:  November 16th, 2022

All City Thanksgiving meeting

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


Birthday and Anniversary Recognitions

Rick Shultz pledged $100 to SRE and had a birthday last Thursday the 10th

Karyn Johnson had a birthday on Sunday the 13th and donated $100 to RI

Graham Tweedy has a birthday today the 16th and has pledged a bellringer $250.00 to be split ½ RI and ½ SRE.

Fred Weibel did a bellringer for his birthday as well and split it ½ RI and ½ SRE

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