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Next meeting Information:

Wednesday, March 1st, 12:00 PM (PDT)

The program will be presented by Bruce Blodgett, Excutive Director, Delta Protection Commission

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 1965 Percy Faith ~~ “Theme from a Summer’s place”
    From 1970 Jackson 5 ~~~”I want you back”
    From 1993 Lenny Kravitz ~~ “Are you gonna go my way”
    From 2011 Katy Perry ~~~ “Teenage Dream”
  • Pledge of Allegiance & Four Way Test – lead by Judy Chambers
  • Song of the day: Past President Michael Blower
  • Thought of the day: 
  • Trivia: Black History Month. February is the “Moon when the trees pop” in Lakota legend. Today is Ash Wednesday. Today is our 1st President, George Washington’s 291st birthday born 2/22/1732. It is National Supermarket Employee Day, National California Day, National Cook a sweet potato day, and National Margarita Day today is 43 anniversary of The Miracle on Ice when the underdog US Hockey Team wone the Gold medal at the Winter Olympics against the Soviet Union 4 to 3 in what is known as one of the biggest upsets in sports history, and Tomorrow the 23rd is Rotary International’s 118th birthday.
  • Motivational video:

    Herding Cats

  • Meeting Sponsor: Louis G Lemos, CPA for the month of February and is donating $100 and brought in $400 for club expenses. Contact Vocation Chair Beto Beas for more information about sponsoring meetings.
  • 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:Echo won by Ralph Gresham
  • Guest’s of Rotarians
  • Visiting Rotarians –Joe Dietrich from North Stockton
  • 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 Conference Save the Date – June 24th and its only one day conference to be held at Ironstone Winery in Murphys

Plea from District 5220 Disaster Relief – Past President Lodi Rotary Joe Cotta is asking for donations for to assist after the Turkey Earthquake and he is seeking donations for Shelter Box and our Disaster fund. Time is of the essence.


Club Announcements

SRE Scholarships Kathy Hart has enough volunteers to read the scholarship applicants.

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 – Has been cancelled due to lack of interest anyone who has paid will get a refund.

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

Club Service Chair TJ Save the Date April, 20th for the 60/70’s theme Social Fund Raiser  at “The Well”

Hero’s Lunch – May 3rd and we are seeking sponsors for this event and it will be a dinner event and we will have no lunch meeting that day.

Golf Tournament – Past President Chad Sublet announced a date for the golf tournament of May 12th with more information to come.

Flag Exchange – Rick Fooy, traveled to New Zealand for 6 weeks which is the place of his birth and he did a flag exchange with a club there and he donated $100 for this. Thanks Rick!!

Past President Chad Sublet donated $25 for touting membership to the Stockton Country Club

Emergency Food Bank: Canned tuna is being collected for March


Speaker: Susan Obert, Haggin Museum

Introduced by: Kathy Hart

Susan gave us a great presentation about the museum that was opened in 1931. They honor the tomato queen, Tillie Lewis, who opened up the 1st California cannery on her 34th birthday and was the top tomato producer in the State. The Stockton Art Pottery Movement was significant dure the 1890-1900’s with all the art and it is on display. Ralph Yardley was with The Stockton Record and illustrated for them from 1920 to 1952 and they have a collection of his works. Sci-Fi to Superhero was begun by Matt Falls, son of the late John Falls who owned the men’s department store locally, created this side show collectibles. It is the 92nd annual Robert T McKee student art exhibit promoting 900 pieces of local school children’s art. They feature Tony Levin, famous musician, and photographer.

Next Meeting:  March 1st, 2023

Bruce Blodgett, Executive Director for Delta Protection Commission


Upcoming Meetings

March 1st – Delta Protection Commission by Bruce Blodgett, Excutive Director
March 8th – New Navigation Center Project by Emily Ballus, Stockton Shelter for the Homeless
March 15th – Visit Stockton by Wes Rea


Birthday and Anniversary Recognitions

Phil Merlo has a birthday tomorrow February 23 and has pledged $50 to club expenses.

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