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Next meeting Information:

Wednesday, January 25th, 12:00 PM (PDT)

January 25th meeting, speaker Lee Neves, Team Owner & President of Stockton Cargo(bio)

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 1938 Benny Goodman ~~” Sing, Sing, Sing”
    From 1964 Beatles ~~ “I want to hold your hand”
    From 1971 The New Seekers/Hillside Singers – “I’d like to teach the world to sing”
    From 1986 Dion Warwick with Elton John ~~~” That’s what friends are for”
  • Pledge of Allegiance & Four Way Test – led by President Colleen
  • Song of the day:Bob Blower sang Auld Lang Syne
  • Thought of the day: Kevin Hicks was he picks a music and musician to begin the year and this year is Steven Miller Band
  • Trivia Today is Museum Selfie Day, National Winnie the Pooh Day, National Forrest Day, National Gourmet Coffee Day, National Peking Duck Day, National Thesaurus Day
  • Motivational video: Make an impact
  • 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 – 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
  • 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
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Rotary News

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: Thursday February 23 at 10 and this is the 32nd annual Rotary Read-In, please sign up soon to participate in this event.
Stockton All City Rotary

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

Paul Harris Presentation: Bob Blower Plus 6

Induction of New members: Dorita Ivy ~ Priscilla Hernandez, sponsor and Imelda Guitterez ~ Priscilla Hernandez and Tracie Miller

Club Announcements

Emergency Food Bank: Collecting pasta for the month of January


Speaker: President’s Colleen Team Building Activities that had everyone figuring out how to survive a Moon landing that went wrong with 15 items salvaged to assist.


Next Meeting:  Jan 25th, 2023



A Graduate of the University of the Pacific and the McGeorge School of Law-University of the Pacific, Lee owns CrossCurrentsLLC, and is a nationally recognized Political Consultant and is an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at his Alma Mater. The son of Portuguese Immigrants, his first exposure to Soccer was watching Argentina v Cameroon in the 1990 World Cup, he’s been hooked ever since.
On Saturday’s, you can find Lee either professing his love for Leeds United or Tottenham Hotspur, or at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium cheering on his Florida Gators.


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

Jay Hislop has a birthday tomorrow the 19th and he has pledged 2 heartstoppers or $1000 to RI

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