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Next meeting Information:

Wednesday, January 18th, 12:00 PM (PDT)

January 18th meeting – Team building exercises by President Colleen

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.

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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 1964 Bobby Vinton ~~~~ “There, I’ve said it again”
    From 1970 BJ Thomas~~~ “Raindrops keep falling on my head”
    From 1972 Yes~~~~” Roundabout”
    From 1975 Elton John’s remake of “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”
  • Pledge of Allegiance & Four Way Test – led by Faye Giovanetti
  • Song of the day: Past President Michael Blower lead us into the song, “You are my sunshine”
  • Thought of the day: Past President Ann Johnston who quoted Ralph Waldo Emerson’s what is success:
    “To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
  • Trivia Today is National Tom Thumb Day, National Spaghetti Day,Pop Music Chart Day, Perihelion Day, World Braille Day, World Hypnotism Day
  • Motivational video:Trying to navigate without words:

    Make An Impact – Inspirational Video – 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, 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.

    My Board are fantastic and don’t get enough credit or thanks.  I owe a debt of gratitude to our chairs,  Kathy Hart, Leonard Hansen, Sally Motta, Liz Hull, Marcela Gracewski, TJ Hull and PP Kevin Kaufmann

  • Concern Report – Our long serving Rotarian, Steve Morales is in San Francisco Hospital recovering from a liver transplant and is doing well and sent a word of encouragement to those with health issues and would probably like texts and prayers and well wishes for him
    Former Rotarian, Kory Ley has had some huge flooding issues at her orchard on Dillard Road in Sacramento. Her entire orchard is flooded, and it was a levy breach of a private farmer, so they don’t have a fix and the next round is about to begin. Please pray and send her our best and I will keep you informed and let you know if she needs anything.
  • Weekly door prize: 
  • Guest’s of Rotarians – Debbie Luthy, wife of Steve Luthy and Ed Snow a Keller Williams Agent, and Walter a new agent with Serina Molina and brought by Edith Villapudua
  • Visiting Rotarians – From Oakland #3, John Claussen
  • 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

Overall Rotary Mission: We serve the following causes: Promoting peace, Fighting disease, Providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene, Saving mothers & children, Support Education, Grow local economies and Protect the Environment and Ending Polio forever

Past President Kevin Kaufmann: Announced that his Presidential project which provides resources and information on local homelessness is on the tables and a QR code is available

Paul Harris Presentations:  Leonard Hansen received a Paul Harris +4,  Sally Motta received Paul Harris +6 and Pres. Colleen Stewart received a Paul Harris +5.

Club Announcements

Emergency Food Bank: Collecting pasta for the month of January


Introduction of Speaker: Steve Luthy

Speaker: Marcus Sherman, SUSD K-12 Science and he had everyone stand and get involved in the parachute and dynamic, physics and understanding of the terms of a science experiment and this was fun with people standing on chairs to propel their homemade parachute


Next Meeting:  Jan 18th, 2023

January 18th meeting will President Colleen and she is doing Team building exercises


Upcoming Meetings

January 25th – USLW pre-professional women’s soccer league by Lee Neves, Team Owner & President, Stockton Cargo
February 1st – ShelterBox USA by Bill Tobin, Rotary Relations Manager


Birthday and Anniversary Recognitions

January 2023 Birthdays…

Week Dates Rotarian
1 1st – 7th Masanobu Kamigaki – Jan 1st
Michael Keith – Jan 3rd
Duane Isetti – Jan 4th*
Terry Hull – Jan 5th
Kathy Hart – Jan 5th
2 8th – 14th Shari Garibaldi – Jan 14th
Jerry Butterfield – Jan 14th
3 15th – 21st Dan Kjerulf – Jan 18th*
Jay Hislop – Jan 19th
4 22nd – 28th
5 29th – 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