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Next meeting Information:

Wednesday, February 8th, 12:00 PM (PDT)

The program will be presented by Rachel Zerbo MPH, San Joaquin County Public Health

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 1942 Glenn Miller ~~~ “ Chattanooga Choo Choo”
    From 1958 Danny & the Juniors ~~’”At the hop”
    From 1971 Tony Orlando & Dawn ~~ “Knock Three Times”
    From 2009 Lady Gaga “Just Dance”
  • Pledge of Allegiance & Four Way Test – lead by Secretary Matthew P Grizzle
  • Song of the day: Past President Michael Blower led us into the Rotary song
  • Thought of the day: Geneva Bamidele and she read from Steven Covey book about “win-win situations
  • Trivia February 1st of Black History Month.  January was Moon when sun is scarce and February is the Moon when the trees pop in Lakota legend
    National Freedom Day, National Signing Day, Abolition of Slavery Day, Car Insurance Day, Change your Password Day, Conservatorship & Guardianship Abuse Awareness Day, G. I. Joe day, Heroes’ Day, National Baked Alaska Day, International Face & Body Art Day, National Dark Chocolate Day, National serpent day, National girls and & women in sports day, World Read aloud day and finally Spunky old broads day!!
  • Motivational video:        About persistence, humility and patience Motivation Video

  • 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, Monie Ky.  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: Prosecco donated by Jared Foster
  • 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

Our club is about to celebrate its 109th Birthday next Month.  We are club #92 and were sponsored by Oakland which is club #3.

District Mid Year Assembly – February 4th at Mary Ann Sanders Elementary with DG Chris Daly & Waqar Rizvi and cost is $30 and is from 8:30 to noon except for new PE who has to stay until 3 and pay $45. Let’s all support Waqar and you can find the link on DacDB to register

Rotary Read-In: PP Ann Johnston encouraged us to participate on Thursday February 23 at 10 and this is the 32nd annual Rotary Read-In, please sign up soon to participate in this rewarding event

Drive by Crabfeed – March 11th and this is a fundraiser for us and cost is $75 and you will be able to drive by from 4-6 and pick up your crab package from the office in the Fountains in Brookside

International Projects: Marcella Gracewski announced that we have a few members of our club going to El Salvador to bring wheelchairs.

Susan B Anthony Winner Kathy Hart – She is being honored on Wednesday February 15th at 6 at Stockton Hilton and cost is $60 and I would love to put a table or two together to support and honor her and you need to let Kathy know if you are attending and she will collect the check and your food choice.

Stockton Rotary Club Birthday is this month 109 years old today and we sang Happy Birthday to ourselves

Club Service Chair TJ Save the Date for April 20th for our Fundraising Social at “The Well” more information to come

Club Announcements

Emergency Food Bank: Dried Beans & Rice for February


Bill Tobin, Rotary Relations Manager, Shelter Box USA

Introduced by: DGE Waqar Rizvi


Next Meeting:  February 8th, 2023

Rachel Zerbo, MPH, San Joaquin County Public Health, Injury & Chronic Disease Prevention Health Educator


Upcoming Meetings

February 8th – Fentanyl crisis in San Joaquin County by San Joaquin County Public Health Services
February 15th – Builders’ Exchange of San Joaquin by Shannon Hurles, Executive Director
February 22nd – Haggin Museum by Susan Obert


Birthday and Anniversary Recognitions

February 2023 Birthdays…

Week Dates Rotarian
1 1st – 4th
2 5th – 11th Liz Blanchard – Feb 5th
Shirley Anthony – Feb 5th
Colleen Foster – Feb 6th
David Midura – Feb 9th
Hilary Silver – Feb 10th
Laura Pinkerton – Feb 11th
3 12th – 18th Amir Khan – Feb 12th
Ann Van de Mark – Feb 14th
Dorothy Serra – Feb 14th
Julie Eckardt-Cantrall – Feb 16th
4 19th – 25th Chad Marcigan – Feb 19th
Dennis Smallie – Feb 22nd*
Philip Merlo – Feb 23rd
Amir Awan – Feb 24th
5 26th – 28th
*= 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