Download article as PDF
( Click any image on this page to view a larger version )

Next meeting Information:

Wednesday,December 7th, 5:30 PM (PDT)

There will be a Holiday Special at 5pm at the Stockton Golf and Country Club.

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 1943 Nat King Cole ~~~ “Straighten up and Fly right”
    From 1969 Beatles ~~~~”Come together”
    From 1977 Bing Crosby & David Bowie ~~Peace on Earth, Little Drummer Boy”
    From 2004 Green Day ~~”Boulevard of dreams”
  • Pledge of Allegiance & Four Way Test – led by Sharon Tweedy
  • Song of the day: Past President Michael Blower with Deck the Halls
  • Thought of the day: by President Elect Walt Wager
  • Trivia for the day: Personal space day
    National mason jar day
    National Mousse Day
    National Stay at home because you are well
    National meth awareness day
    National computer security day
    Last day of Rotary Foundation month
  • Motivational video:So Live Your Life – Chief Tecumseh (A Native American Poem) – YouTube
  • 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: Rotary Cup
  • 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

All City Thanksgiving– was a smashing success with a full room of Rotarians from all over and it was Diana Barden’s birthday and she sent us a thank you note for making her day and being so gracious 

Leonard Hansen thanked everyone for all the donations for Emergency Food Bank and they served 2000 families on Tuesday November 24th and are collecting soup for DecemberDictionary 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.

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

Blanket Drive for all City Rotary clubs December 13th at Lincoln Center

December Diversity Mixer for Chamber and we are all members as Rotarians has a mixer tomorrow December 1st

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.

Rotarian of the Month:  Monie Ky

2023/2024 Election Announcement and President Nominee

  • PP Kevin Kauffman and Liz Hull has been nominated for President for 2024/2025
  • President Elect Walt Wager presented his Board for vote on December 14th at our Annual Meeting
  • Secretary Matt Grizzle announced the candidates for SRE trustees that will also be voted on December 14th

New Member Inductions:  Membership Chair, Liz Hull  – Rick Fooy by Waqar Rizvi


Stan Rapada ,  UOP Military & Veteran Student Center Coordinator

Introduced by:Kathy Hart

He has served in the Army, Air Force and Navy and is currently the Liaison and supporter for all Veterans that need help both physically and mentally and are enrolled at UOP.  He has been instrumental in getting housing for Veterans just off campus in UOP housing.  He has successfully had Veterans that were housebound become less reclusive and participate in life.  He assists others with educational needs and counsels them in all aspects of life.  He is a true servant for the Veteran community.

Next Meeting:  November 16th, 2022

Holiday Social December 7th

Upcoming Meetings

  • December 7th – Evening Holiday Dinner
    December 14th – Children’s Christmas Program


Birthday and Anniversary Recognitions

  • Courtney Hayes had a birthday on 11/11 and pledged $50 to RI and wants to sign up for monthly contributions
  • Tom Perry had a birthday on the 23rd and pledged $100 to SRE
  • Ken Steele birthday was yesterday and he pledged $76 to RI
  • President Elect, Walt Wager has a birthday today and he has pledged $100 to our general fund and we need to sing him Happy Birthday for coming to Rotary on his birthday
  • Terry & Liz Hull are celebrating their 20 wedding anniversary today and announced a double bell ringer
  • Paul Jacobson in honor of Joe Serra and his help with his wife has pledged $100 to Polio Plus

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

Back to Top

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