The Wheel is the newsletter put out every week showing the activities at our club meetings.

The Wheel – June 15th 2022

( Click any image on this page to view a larger version ) Meeting Photos (Submitted by Waqar Rizvi) Next LIVE only meeting Information: Wednesday, June 22nd, 12:00 PM (PDT) The guest speaker will be Emily Grimmius, Miss San Joaquin Co./...

The Wheel – June 8th 2022

( Click any image on this page to view a larger version ) Next LIVE only meeting Information: Wednesday, June 15th, 12:00 PM (PDT) The guest speaker will be Phillip Merlo, ED San Joaquin County Historical Museum - Museum Site - New Master...

The Wheel – June 1st 2022

( Click any image on this page to view a larger version ) Next LIVE only meeting Information: Wednesday, June 8th, 12:00 PM (PDT) The guest speaker will be Dot Lofstrom, Environmental Investigations: A Geologist's Perspective( bio )....

The Wheel – May 18th 2022

( Click any image on this page to view a larger version ) Next LIVE only meeting Information: Wednesday, May 25th, 12:00 PM (PDT) The guest speaker will be Lonni Davis of the Hope Haven International( bio ). Please plan to show up around...

The Wheel – May 4th 2022

( Click any image on this page to view a larger version ) Next LIVE only meeting Information: Wednesday, May 11th, 12:00 PM (PDT) The guest speaker will be Louis Ponick & Moses Zapien, Community Foundation of San Joaquin( bio ). Please...

The Wheel – April 20th 2022

( Click any image on this page to view a larger version ) As the COVID-19 pandemic leaves this world, the Club has migrated from 100% virtual meetings to providing our members and guests the option to attend IN PERSON or via ZOOM. This...

The Wheel – April 13th 2022

( Click any image on this page to view a larger version ) Meeting Photos (Submitted by Corie Stewart) As the COVID-19 pandemic leaves this world, the Club has migrated from 100% virtual meetings to providing our members and guests the...

The Wheel – March 30th, 2022

( Click any image on this page to view a larger version ) Meeting Photos (Submitted by Past President Waqar Rizvi) As the COVID-19 pandemic leaves this world, the Club has migrated from 100% virtual meetings to providing our members and...

The Wheel – April 6th 2022

( Click any image on this page to view a larger version ) As the COVID-19 pandemic leaves this world, the Club has migrated from 100% virtual meetings to providing our members and guests the option to attend IN PERSON or via ZOOM. This...

The Wheel – March 23rd 2022

( Click any image on this page to view a larger version )   As the COVID-19 pandemic leaves this world, the Club has migrated from 100% virtual meetings to providing our members and guests the option to attend IN PERSON or via ZOOM....

The Wheel – March 16, 2022

( Click any image on this page to view a larger version )   As the COVID-19 pandemic leaves this world, the Club has migrated from 100% virtual meetings to providing our members and guests the option to attend IN PERSON or via ZOOM....

The Wheel – March 2nd, 2022

( Click any image on this page to view a larger version )   As the COVID-19 pandemic leaves this world, the Club has migrated from 100% virtual meetings to providing our members and guests the option to attend IN PERSON or via ZOOM....

The Wheel – Februray 23rd, 2022

( Click any image on this page to view a larger version ) Meeting Photos (Submitted by Past President Waqar Rizvil) As the COVID-19 pandemic leaves this world, the Club has migrated from 100% virtual meetings to providing our members and...

The Wheel – February 16, 2022

( Click any image on this page to view a larger version ) Meeting Photos (Submitted by Past President Waqar Rizvi, Liz Hull) As the COVID-19 pandemic leaves this world, the Club has migrated from 100% virtual meetings to providing our...

The Wheel – February 9, 2022

( Click any image on this page to view a larger version ) As the COVID-19 pandemic leaves this world, the Club has migrated from 100% virtual meetings to providing our members and guests the option to attend IN PERSON or via ZOOM. This...

The Wheel – Feb 2, 2022

( Click any image on this page to view a larger version ) As the COVID-19 pandemic leaves this world, the Club has migrated from 100% virtual meetings to providing our members and guests the option to attend IN PERSON or via ZOOM. This...

The Wheel – January 19th 2022

The Wheel – January 19th 2022

( Click any image on this page to view a larger version ) As the COVID-19 pandemic leaves this world, the Club has migrated from 100% virtual meetings to providing our members and guests the option to attend IN PERSON or via ZOOM. This...

The Wheel – January 12 2022

The Wheel – January 12 2022

Assembly member Carlos is a sitting member of several Assembly Committees including Agriculture, Human Services, Assembly Rules, and the Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee.

The Wheel – December 15, 2021

The Wheel – December 15, 2021

Judges Barbara Kronland and Erin Guy Castillo, from the San Joaquin Superior Court, presented a series of PowerPoint slides explaining the civics lesson that we all learned in grade school. This reminder has become necessary be-cause of political attacks on the Judicial branch over the years that appears to be impacting ‘judicial independence’.

The Wheel – December 8, 2021

The Wheel – December 8, 2021

San Joaquin County District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar explained many of her department’s efforts to address the homeless crisis in our community and how these efforts fit into the San Joaquin County Continuum of Care program.

The Wheel – December 1, 2021

The Wheel – December 1, 2021

Coach Kolze explained his experience through school and a broadcasting and local sales job, but jumped at the opportunity to coach softball, starting at UNLV. He has been with the UOP program for 30-years and has never wanted to leave the home he loves.

The Wheel – November 17, 2021

The Wheel – November 17, 2021

Phillip Merlo, Executive Director; San Joaquin County Historical Museum. Phillip explained how his time has been focusing on combining the efforts of all the local archives and museums into a digital network for all of San Joaquin County.

The Wheel – November 10, 2021

The Wheel – November 10, 2021

Over the last 10-years Sgt. Snyder, Stockton PD Recruiting, has hired 610 new officers and lost 510 to other agencies. Stockton PD officers are sought after due to the extensive training provided and the challenges of our community.

The Wheel – November 3, 2021

The Wheel – November 3, 2021

Our speaker, Pat Filippone – President of the Stockton Ports baseball – told all The Stockton ports has been in existence since 1941. Stockton lost the team for only a brief period. Stockton’s ballpark is in great shape even after 15-16 years.

The Wheel – October 13, 2021

The Wheel – October 13, 2021

Jay Wilverding, SJ County Administrator. He feels that this County is now one of the best organizations he has ever worked for, and it get better every day.

The Wheel – October 6, 2021

The Wheel – October 6, 2021

Dr. Lawrenson provided many personal experiences of her time at Delta College from the time she was working on her dissertation through her teaching and now in her administrative leadership role.

The Wheel – September 29, 2021

The Wheel – September 29, 2021

Stockton Fire Chief Rick Edwards provided a summary of the services provided by his department to the City, the County Islands, and the surrounding communities.

The Wheel – September 22, 2021

The Wheel – September 22, 2021

District Governor Tim started by addressing the new members by saying that there are 535 district governors all over the world who are visiting Rotary clubs in their communities and listening to the clubs.

The Wheel – September 15, 2021

The Wheel – September 15, 2021

Ms. Daveluy appreciated all the Rotarians have done for her organizations over the years, and now as Community Services Director she recognized her mentor (Colleen Foster) and the entire community for supporting Measure M.

The Wheel – September 8, 2021

The Wheel – September 8, 2021

Jamie Cochrane (President), Brandon Weiss (Communications & Advertising), and Mark Binetti (Broadcaster). Jamie and his staff are committed to be a part of Stockton and raise their level of involvement.

The Wheel – September 1, 2021

The Wheel – September 1, 2021

County Superintendent of Schools: Dr. Brown believes in public education and a lot of good happens in public education. He talked about a few programs that have been started to help kids build their careers.

The Wheel – August 25, 2021

The Wheel – August 25, 2021

Currently Stockton has one helicopter and one pilot. It started in July 2019. The program has the helicopter in the air four days a week.

The Wheel – August 18, 2021

The Wheel – August 18, 2021

Claude & John Pellarin – Village West Marina Updates. The Marina is not just for the boat rentals. There are also places to eat: Garlic brothers, and Bobs Burgers as well as water boat sales. They started timeshare program with boats named, “Freedom Boats”. They are planning the extension of the marina.

The Wheel – August 11, 2021

The Wheel – August 11, 2021

The Sheriff’s Sergeants brought their police dogs with them for a demonstration. They demonstrated how the police dogs can help in catching bad guys and sniffing firearms, drugs etc.

The Wheel – August 4, 2021

The Wheel – August 4, 2021

Dome of Hope was created by Gwen Dailey and initially, the organization mission was to serve the residents of Southeast Stockton, with efforts in education, financial literacy, community resources, empowerment and simply providing help to those who were in need. It has become much more!

The Wheel – July 28, 2021

The Wheel – July 28, 2021

Our guest speaker West Rea. Wes is the CEO of Visit Stockton and has held that position since 2005. Wes talked about how “Visit Stockton” provides visitors information about Stockton and the community.

The Wheel – July 21, 2021

The Wheel – July 21, 2021

Amy Lapointe Scriven introduced Deb Rider has been associated with pharmaceutical R&D since 1993. She is on “Team Rehab” and is responsible for “Rehab”, a comfort dog. Here Amy shows the effect on a Rotarian with “Rehab”, a confort dog.

The Wheel – July 14, 2021

The Wheel – July 14, 2021

Bill Trezza who is the vice chair of the Business Council of San Joaquin talked about the various initiatives that the Business Council has supported in the past many years…

The Wheel – July 7, 2021

The Wheel – July 7, 2021

Dr. Park presented a lot of data and numbers showing how the Covid 19 numbers have hit the county in the past year and the most recent numbers for new Covid cases.

The Wheel – June 30, 2021

The Wheel – June 30, 2021

This was the last meeting for President Gary Frush who had to participate in the annual Rotary Club Presidential Kick-Out!

The Wheel – June 23, 2021

The Wheel – June 23, 2021

District Governor Elect Tim Madden – Rotary 2021-2022. Personally, Tim feels that he needs a simple and root mission for being a member of Rotary. For him, it is, Service Above Self which is also the mission.

The Wheel – June 16, 2021

The Wheel – June 16, 2021

Chris Jacobson spoke of the organization, Operation Enduring Warrior, whose mission is to honor, empower, and motivate our nation’s wounded military and law enforcement veterans through physical, mental, and emotional rehabilitation.

The Wheel – June 9, 2021

The Wheel – June 9, 2021

Assistant Governor Waqar Rizvi had his beard shaved off during the meeting. There were pledges totaling $8000 made for helping the University of the Pacific Library project.

The Wheel – June 2, 2021

The Wheel – June 2, 2021

Tim Viall has been the weekly travel writer for the Stockton Record newspaper for the past seven years. Tim, talked about the national parks and the local travel that can be done by road.

The Wheel – May 26, 2021

The Wheel – May 26, 2021

Jonni Redick currently is a teacher at Delta College and University of California, San Diego for the entry level cadets. It helps prevent her knowledge from stagnating. She has also started her private consulting business. She talked about the 5 B’s that we as leaders should be aware of.

The Wheel – May 19, 2021

The Wheel – May 19, 2021

Dr. Michael Sasevich is a high tech surgeon who uses the latest technology in preforming transplant surgeries for heart and lungs.

The Wheel – May 12, 2021

The Wheel – May 12, 2021

Speaker Past District Governor Robert Deering, Jr. talked about who, how and where human trafficking prevails and the role that education and awareness plays. Target age for human trafficking of 11-12 years old girls. Sacramento Rotarian committee worked on the program and was appreciated by educators, law enforcement officers.

The Wheel – May 5, 2021

The Wheel – May 5, 2021

Chuck Meyers talked about the USS Hornet museum in Alameda and the history of the USS Hornet. The USS Hornet is one of the most decorated ships in World War II

The Wheel – April 28, 2021

The Wheel – April 28, 2021

Stuart talked about how the wine industry was impacted during Covid and how the wine industry has changed and adapted to the customer demands.

The Wheel – April 21, 2021

The Wheel – April 21, 2021

Dan Leavitt, Manager, along with Mike Higgins, Virginia Madueno and Pam Heaney explained the Stockton Diamond Grade Separation; a major and largest rail project in the State.

The Wheel – April 14, 2021

The Wheel – April 14, 2021

In 2019, Dr. Alan Carpenter and his wife, Betsy, rode their bicycles across America from Anacortes, Washington, to Bar Harbor, Maine, on the Northern Tier Cycle Route. They covered 4,168 miles during their 58-day journey.

The Wheel – April 7, 2021

The Wheel – April 7, 2021

Andrew Mattos Crime Stoppers President. Since being president, they have tried to rebrand Crime Stoppers and changed the logo as part of rebranding. The organization is pretty old and in the March of 2021, it turned 40 years old.

The Wheel – March 31, 2021

The Wheel – March 31, 2021

Our speaker this week was San Joaquin County Supervisor Tom Patti who talked about the area Homeless issues and the plan of actions.

The Wheel – March 24, 2021

The Wheel – March 24, 2021

Jay Schwabe – Train Museum – Telescope across America. Jay took us back in time when the railroad system was used to deliver a telescope from New York to California.

The Wheel – March 17, 2021

The Wheel – March 17, 2021

Our speaker this week was Past Rotary International President Cliff Dochterman who explaining how did Rotary got involved with immunizing. Interesting reading indeed!

The Wheel – March 10, 2021

The Wheel – March 10, 2021

Our speaker this week was Tod Ruhstaller from the Haggin Museum. Tod started his job at the museum back in 1984. There have been significant changes since then.

The Wheel – March 3, 2021

The Wheel – March 3, 2021

Our speaker this week was Port of Stockton Director Richard Aschieris. He explained the conception and creation of the Stockton Port and how during World War II, the port was nationalized. Many other aspects of the port operation were presented.

The Wheel – February 24, 2021

The Wheel – February 24, 2021

Our speaker this week was former Mayor of Stockton, Ann Johnston. She spoke of the many problems that have to be overcome and those tht can develop while running a city such as Stockton.

The Wheel – February 17, 2021

The Wheel – February 17, 2021

Our speaker today is Stockton Mayor Kevin Lincoln. His main strategy would be to have open communication and make the best possible decisions. Read more…

The Wheel – February 10, 2021

The Wheel – February 10, 2021

Our speaker today was Maestro Peter Jaffe. Peter is the Conductor of the Stockton Symphony. At the beginning of the symphony, he always provides a great introduction/education to symphony and music. A lot of times he would dress up in a costume to entertain the audience.

The Wheel – February 3, 2021

The Wheel – February 3, 2021

Our speaker today was Dr. Alan Carpenter who had a life threating accident in year 2013, while hiking the Pacific Crest trail. The accident inspired him to restore physical fitness and mental acuity for rest of his life.

The Wheel – January 27, 2021

The Wheel – January 27, 2021

( Click any image on this page to view a larger version ) Due to the recent concerns about the COVID-19 virus and a desire to follow the suggestions of health care professionals, the club will be having virtual meetings until further...

The Wheel – January 20, 2021

The Wheel – January 20, 2021

Today’s speakers, Julie Morehouse and Eric from In Season Nursery, gave a presentation on the Spring Planting Tips.

The Wheel – January 13, 2021

The Wheel – January 13, 2021

ANNOUNCING OUR NEWEST TO THE 5220 GOVERNOR LINE! Through a unanimous opinion the Nominating Committee selected Waqar Rizvi to by your District Governor for the Rotary year 2023-2024!

The Wheel – January 6, 2021

The Wheel – January 6, 2021

Our speaker this week was Michael Tudor who has been the financial advisor for Stockton Rotary Endowment since 2017.

The Wheel – December 16, 2020

The Wheel – December 16, 2020

Our speaker, Rebecca Glissman, spoke of the changes taking place in the Stockton Homeless Shelter including moving from under the freeway, which is CalTrans property, to a new location.

The Wheel – December 2, 2020

The Wheel – December 2, 2020

Our speaker, President-Elect Kevin Kauffman, is a registered professional engineer in California. He explained the Energy Pacific Groundwater Recharge Project (EGRP) and how it works by drying up the surface and helps the water drain into the layers below.

The Wheel – November 24, 2020

The Wheel – November 24, 2020

Brad Howard, Past District Governor of District 5170 (California’s Silicon Valley), and a past member of the Board of Directors of Rotary International for the 2015-17 Rotary years, spoke at the All City Rotary Clubs Of Stockton 47th Annual Thanksgiving Celebration.

The Wheel – November 18, 2020

The Wheel – November 18, 2020

Our speaker was Ngozi Elobuike who studied at University College London to do the Masters in Global Health and Development which coincidently happened to be around the same time when the world was hot by global pandemic of COVID-19.

The Wheel – November 11, 2020

The Wheel – November 11, 2020

This week’s speaker was none other than Past President Bob Blower. Bob explained how difference between Memorial Day which is to celebrate to those who gave all and the Veteran’s day is to celebrate the ones who gave some. Several club Rotarians spoke of their time in the service.

The Wheel – November 4, 2020

The Wheel – November 4, 2020

Our virtual speaker for this meeting was Dr. Thomas Pogue is the Associate director of the Center of Business and Political Research at UOP so spoke of the COVID-19 impact on Nor Cal economy.

The Wheel – October 28, 2020

The Wheel – October 28, 2020

Our speaker this week was 2nd Lt, MS Grant Hall, an Rotary International Scholar. With the research background in virology, in Cambridge he had started his research on Noroviruses, he quickly switched gear due to COVID-19. He spoke of three tests used in Cambridge University to test for Corona Virus.

The Wheel – October 21, 2020

The Wheel – October 21, 2020

Todays virtual speaker was Dr. Joe Serra who gave us an update on the polio project and how it’s linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Wheel – October 14, 2020

The Wheel – October 14, 2020

Today’s speaker was Maestro Peter Jaffe has served as the Stockton Symphony’s dynamic music director since 1995, combining a passion for outreach and education with top-notch musicianship, and fostering sustained artistic growth throughout his tenure.

The Wheel – October 7, 2020

The Wheel – October 7, 2020

Past President Kuy Ky was or speaker this week and spoke about RYLA and what it means. He has been volunteering at RYLA as a counselor since 2012 and gave up being a volunteer as a Marshall at the PGA tour that was at the same weekend every year to start volunteering at RYLA.

The Wheel – September 30, 2020

The Wheel – September 30, 2020

Our virtual speaker for this meeting was Christopher Callahan, the 26th president of University of the Pacific. He spoke of the challenges that need to be overcome now during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Wheel – September 23, 2020

The Wheel – September 23, 2020

Our speaker today was Paul Stebbins who is the founding Member of “FixUS”. Most of the people in the country want the country to move forward. Fix Us began the journey finding ways to restore the country. Read more about this interesting concept.

The Wheel – September 16, 2020

The Wheel – September 16, 2020

Fellow Rotarian and Salvation Army Officer Van Young was our speaker. All the officers of the Salvation Army are ordained ministers. Salvation Army has three components. Work Therapy, Counseling/Education and Spiritual Awareness. There is a 6 Months Residential Program for men to combat addiction. The program is free.

The Wheel – September 9, 2020

( Click any image on this page to view a larger version ) Due to the recent concerns about the COVID-19 virus and a desire to follow the suggestions of health care professionals, the club will be having virtual meetings until further...

The Wheel – September 2, 2020

The Wheel – September 2, 2020

Dr. Leonard Hansen Emergency Food Bank, or speaker this week, shared a picture of a warehouse filled with food items. He said at the Emergency Food Bank, they are trying to expand to store more food. Community has been generous in their donations. USDA and local grocery stores have been also making generous donations.

The Wheel – August 26, 2020

The Wheel – August 26, 2020

This week’s speaker was FBI Supervisor Special Agent Christopher McKinney has had an active carrier with the FBI since 2010. Chris said in the central valley 90 percent of cases that they deal with are of criminal enterprises involving drugs and gangs. The FBI is paying a lot of attention to cases dealing with Cyber Crimes.

The Wheel – August 19, 2020

The Wheel – August 19, 2020

Sherry Cotta, 5220 District Governor, was our speaker this meeting. Sherry said during this time of uncertainty, It is important and critical to adapt and see what we can do with this COVID19 situation.

The Wheel – August 12, 2020

The Wheel – August 12, 2020

( Click any image on this page to view a larger version ) Due to the recent concerns about the COVID-19 virus and a desire to follow the suggestions of health care professionals, the club will be having virtual meetings until further...

The Wheel – August 5, 2020

The Wheel – August 5, 2020

Our speaker today, Marieanne Prieto, talked about how the Children’s Museum is a great place for children and students. Here is Assistant Governor Waqar and Maria Rizvi along with their son Ebraheem at the Children’s Museum in August-2019.

The Wheel – July 29, 2020

( Click any image on this page to view a larger version ) Due to the recent concerns about the COVID-19 virus and a desire to follow the suggestions of health care professionals, the club will be having virtual meetings until further...

The Wheel – July 22, 2020

The Wheel – July 22, 2020

Speaker for today was Past District Governor Ellen Hancock who is the Foundation Resource Committee Chair. She gave a rousing “Thank You” to the Rotary Club of Stockton for our generous giving over the years to the Stockton Rotary Endowment and to Rotary International.

The Wheel – July 15, 2020

( Click any image on this page to view a larger version ) Due to the recent concerns about the COVID-19 virus and a desire to follow the suggestions of health care professionals, the club will be having virtual meetings until further...

The Wheel – July 8, 2020

The Wheel – July 8, 2020

Today’s speaker Joelle Gomez was able to update us about The Children’s Home of Stockton in several areas – how they are operating during the Covid 19 pandemic, civil unrest and the Home’s concerns/greatest needs.

The Wheel – July 1, 2020

The Wheel – July 1, 2020

Our speaker today was Carol Pandak who is the director of PolioPlus, Rotary’s global effort to eradicate polio, working in partnership with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Wheel – June 24, 2020

The Wheel – June 24, 2020

The final meeting for President Melanie on June 24th had at one time Over 80 Rotarians & guests attended, making it our largest online virtual zoom meeting ever!  Lot’s of love there Melanie!

The Wheel – June 17, 2020

The Wheel – June 17, 2020

This meeting featured Carrie Wright, Stockton Economic Director, as our speaker. The Economic Development Department is responsible for overseeing business attraction and retention, parking issues, and unsheltered population issues.

The Wheel – June 10, 2020

( Click any image on this page to view a larger version ) Due to the recent concerns about the COVID-19 virus and a desire to follow the suggestions of health care professionals, the club will be having virtual meetings until further...

The Wheel – June 3, 2020

The Wheel – June 3, 2020

Speakers for this meeting were Moses Zapien, Reyna Dekasha & Louis Ponick, “The Community Foundation of San Joaquin COVID-19 Related Grantmaking Efforts”

The Wheel – May 27, 2020

The Wheel – May 27, 2020

This Zoom meeting’s featured speaker was San Joaquin County Sheriff Pat Withrow who spoke of some of the great changes and advancements within the Agency.

The Wheel – May 20, 2020

The Wheel – May 20, 2020

Zoom virtual meeting every Wednesday, 12 Noon. Check the Wheel for details on how to connect and who the speaker will be.

The Wheel – May 13, 2020

The Wheel – May 13, 2020

In our virtual meeting today, Liz Hull spoke about how much she is enjoying her time with hubby Past-President Terry and time at her home rather than traveling at every chance.

The Wheel – May 6, 2020

The Wheel – May 6, 2020

We continue with the Zoom virtual meetings and the May 6th Meeting had at one point 72 Attendees!

The Wheel – April 29, 2020

The Wheel – April 29, 2020

President Melanie welcomed members and guests to the Virtual Rotary Club of Stockton meeting! There were a total of 43 who attended.