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Next meeting Information:

Wednesday, May 24th, 12:15pm-1:15pm (PDT)

Past President Michael Blower will be hosting next week’s meeting

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 109 Anniversary just in February. We have a rich history in Stockton.

    Meetings are brought to you live at the Stockton Golf and Country Club.

  • Pledge of Allegiance & Four Way Test – lead by Past President Kevin Kauffmen
  • Song of the day: “4 Way Test Song” by Past President Michael Blower
  • Today’s Music Selection: From 1955 Doris Day “Que Sera, Sera”, Doris’ signature song from the Alfred Hitchcock film “The Man Who Knew Too Much”. From 1966 The Hollies “Bus Stop” written by Graham Gouldman. From 1986 Peter Gabriel “Sledgehammer” which won in 1987 MTV Best Video of the Year. From 1990 Madonna “Vogue” a part of this song has a spoken section that calls out the Golden Age of Hollywood stars.
  • Trivia of the Day: In Lakota legend May is the Green Leaves Moon. Today is International Child Helpline Day, International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, International Walnut Day, International Cherry Cobbler Day, Juice Slush Day, Bike to School Day, Employee Health & Fitness Day, Mushroom Hunting Day, Pinot Grigio Day and Pack Rat Day
  • Motivational Video: The Evolution of Dance
  • Thought of the day: Heroes dinner was a huge success and was filled with emotion and gratitude for our Local Heroes. Thanks to the new proposed member Joshua Moore for donating two great door prizes each worth about $345 a piece.
  • Special Thanks to –  Set-up team, Secretary Matt Grizzle, Sergeant at Arms/Ken Steele and Monie Ky, Louis Lemos, Treasurer, Leena Mital and Michael Lara our new Editor for The Wheel, Eddie Arias- Public Image Chair and our Board of Directors and committee chairs.
  • Guests of Rotarians: Miguel Lara brought his brother Rigo Lara, Past President Gary Frush introduced Joshua Moore once more before his induction.
  • 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.)

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Rotary News

The Board recommended making some financial changes that we voted on last month. The results of the proposed changes to the fees for 2023/2024 to $375, have credit card fees incurred paid, no charges to account with 60-day past balance and comped lunches are for the speaker only and any new members for the first time. We will be having Matt give us all a quick tutorial on DacDB to find your statements and update your information on May31st.

Club Announcements

District Conference Save the Date – June 24th and its only one day conference to be held at Ironstone Winery in Murphy’s

WWII Memorial: Bob Blower is at an A’s game today but wanted all to know that he is unable to get the VFW Honor guard until late in the afternoon on Monday, May 29th and doesn’t think that going out in the blazing sun of the afternoon will bring anyone so he thinks we should cancel the event and promote it more for next year.

PE Walt Wager: He is in Melbourne currently and has sent a letter to all Stockton Rotarians for his upcoming year seeking donations for RI, SRE and any other approved Rotary fund and you should have all gotten an email from him.

Doksha Event: President Colleen is having a free social and all of Stockton Rotary is invited to her home on Thursday, June 1st so she can thank her Board and all the Rotarians who assisted her in her year. You can see flyers on the table, and she is asking for RSVP. Thanks to all of you, she’s had a fantastic year and our club is well respected and doing very well in our region.

Emergency Food Bank: canned beans for May and thanks to all who donated canned vegetables for April

New Member Inductions

Joseph Feneck (sponsored by Dennis Cochran) – Executive Director of San Joaquin Delta College Foundation

Joshua Moore (sponsored by Past President Gary Frush)- Owner/operator of Rod Johnson Air, Inc.


Speaker: Rotary History presented by Frank Whitney

Frank Whitney gave a presentation on the extensive history of our club. From it’s beginnings 109 years to go to recent events. The presentation covered; how Rotary itself was founded, the prominent figures in our club, how our traditions came to be and the two Rotary International Presidents from our club,

Next Meeting: May 24th

Past President Michael Blower will be hosting next week’s meeting


Birthday and Anniversary Recognitions

Bill Johnson had a birthday on Sunday the 14th and he is donating $100 to RI and our darling Sharon Tweedy has a birthday this Saturday the 20th and has donated $76 to RI.

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 & Michael Lara. 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