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JUNE 25,






























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Rotary Theme 2023-24



Gordon McInally, 2022-23 Rotary International President 



Claire Sammon Roberts, 2023-24 Governor, 

Rotary District 5160




NorCal Rotary




June 4th Meeting



Having just returned from attending the Rotary International Convention in Singapore, President Karl Diekman was back at the podium today to get us going for our meeting. Karl told us Club Treasurer Tom Schwarzgruber has just reported that the 2024 Dinner Auction produced $44,700 in net proceeds. (View Auction Financials for details). Karl also set the Club's June 18th meeting for a Group Photo to be taken. 


 We had a trio of visiting Woodland Sunrise Rotarians with us today including Assistant District Governor Ramon Urbano, Byron MacConnell, and our guest speaker, Frank Crum. Dan Stroski introduced his two guests, Tommy Abbott, and Laurie Akin who is considering becoming a new member of the Club. 




 Don Huff III took charge of today's Recognition with a question about your favorite summer memories. Reggie Powell was happy about the success of his new approach to working in the real estate business - focusing on people. Christian Sherrill was very happy with  Woodland Christian School's recent State Baseball Championship victory, matching its State Football Championship earlier this year. Wendy Casas-Raviotta remembers summers of riding bikes around Woodland, smelling the tomatoes, while trying to find pools to cool off in! Dave Molinaro fessed up to celebrating his 67th birthday (Compton CA) on May 6th. Mark Ullrich was happy to announce he has sold the Jackson Apartments Building, which he remodeled about 30 years ago, and where Mojo's/Kitchen 428 is located, to Christy Hayes. 



Eric Zane was happy for his son Carter's recent Woodland High School graduation (4.2 GPA) and his plans to attend Boise State in the fall. Nick Roncoroni was happy for his daughter Elizabeth, who suffered a badly sprained ankle in tumbling this past April, completed a month long set of physical therapy and has been cleared to return to some activity on the mats, relieving her stir crasyness. President-elect Bob Nakken enjoyed his trip to the Rotary International Convention in Singapore, but felt that all he got to eat over there as chicken. What did Bob get for his meal today? More chicken! Tim Pettit was happy his granddaughter Reagan Glenn graduated from high school in San Luis Obispo and has a scholarship to ride cutting horses in attending TCU in the fall. Yvette Roy 'rang the bell' as the Roy family had a busy May starting with her youngest daughter Jacie graduating with a BSN nursing degree from the University of Portland, and ending in celebrating the wedding of their eldest daughter Claudia



Frank Crum, local Attorney, was our guest speaker today, presenting a program on 'Civil Liability and Risk Management'. Thanks to Program Chair Wendy Casas-Raviotta for arranging for and introducing today's program. https://www.frankcrumlaw.com/





May 28th Meeting




With President Karl Diekman and President-elect Bob Nakken away at the Rotary International Convention, soon to be President-elect Aniek Plager took charge of today's meeting (her first!). Shawn Seyk was our program speaker today providing us with an update on efforts to create new soccer fields in Woodland. 




Postcards from Singapore - 

2024 Rotary International Convention


President Karl Diekman, and President-elect Bob Nakken and his wife Gaye, are attending the 2024 Rotary International Convention in Singapore. Here are some of the things they are seeing.


 The Convention Center in Singapore.


The House of Friendship including a visit to Mobile Clinics in Ukraine. 


The Opening Session alongside two attendees from Metz, France. Calum Scott performed.



 President Karl attended a People of Action Award Dinner where Dr. Walley Temple (Rotary Club of Calgary, Canada) was recognized for his work on Cervical Cancer Prevention in Central America which our Club supported. 



Meet Our New Member - Angela Lynn


Angela Lynn, sponsored by Brian Dwyer, was installed as a new member of the Club on May 14, 2024 by President Karl Diekman. At our request, Angela provided us with the following bio. If you haven't already done so, please take a moment to introduce yourself to Angela when you meet and welcome her to the Club.


 Born and raised in Woodland, CA (a fourth generation “Vannucci”), I graduated Woodland High School in 1997, played volleyball at Yuba Community College for 2-years, then transferred to Colorado School of Mines in 2000 to finish my volleyball career and my bachelor’s degree in economics.


In 2003, I moved back to California and started my career in private-money lending, where I then obtained my master’s in accountancy, and my California Real Estate Broker license. Earlier this year, my husband (Michael Lynn) and I launched Lynn Capital Partners right here in my hometown and began exploring opportunities to plug-in into the community.


Lynn Capital Partners (“LCP”) is a nationwide, private-money mortgage brokerage, with the goal to meet an immediate financing need for our clients. However, the heart of LCP is to be a place of partnership, where new and seasoned professionals work together on building strong foundations in business and in their communities, through the channel of private-money lending.   After attending a few Rotary meetings after being invited by long-time friend Brian Dwyer, it became apparent Rotary would be a perfect fit!


With all that being said, I am truly honored and excited to be a formal Rotarian, and looking forward to getting plugged in!





Meet Our New Member - Chris Stamm



 Chris Stamm, sponsored by Steve Venables, was installed as a new member of the Club on May 14, 2024 by President Karl Diekman. At our request, Chris provided us with the following bio. If you haven't already done so, please take a moment to introduce yourself to Chris when you meet and welcome him to the Club.


I was born in Chicago and moved to Conroe, Texas with my family when I was six. Later, I graduated from the University of Texas (Hook 'em Horns!) and began a career in sales. In 2017 after 23 years, I decided to retire early so I could embark on some new adventures. Shortly after retiring my wife Janis, a California girl, appeared in life.  We have been together for six wonderful years.


Coming from a family of servant leaders, Janis encouraged me to get more involved with the community and soon found myself joining the Rotary Club as well being a Salvation Army volunteer and later a board member. This is where I discovered a real sense of purpose that had been lacking in my life.


In December 2023, after calling the Lone Star state home for 46 years, we decided to load up the wagon and head west to California so she could be closer to her parents.  We are both active members of the Davis Odd Fellows lodge. We also love wine tastings, hiking, and supporting the nonprofit Janis founded - Unleashing the Possibilities - which is working on building a new animal shelter for YOLO county. 


We love it here in Woodland and I am excited about our future!




WHS Interact Thanks Healthcare

Service Providers



 Jayne Williams reports the Woodland High School Interact Club, which our Woodland Rotary Club supports, recently recognized service providers at Woodland Memorial Hospital/Dignity Health by making handmade 'thank you' cards and attaching them to carnations. The Club then visited the hospital's three floors and personally distributed 30 carnations and 40 thank you cards to staff members. 




Meet Our New Member - Reggie Powell



 Reginald 'Reggie' Powell, sponsored by Shawn Seyk, was installed as a new member of the Club on April 16, 2024 by President-elect Bob Nakken. At our request, Reggie provided us with the following bio. If you haven't already done so, please take a moment to introduce yourself to Reggie when you meet and welcome him to the Club.


Ever since I can remember, I’ve always wanted to serve my community. It started with the Cub Scouts and then I continued on to the Boy Scouts of America where I earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Since then, I have become a passionate servant of the community with a diverse background in the service industry. From my early days as a chef in prestigious resorts, to answering the call as a firefighter, I’ve dedicated my life to serving others. However, my journey didn’t stop there. Driven by a desire to make a
lasting impact, I ventured into real estate and found my true calling – helping families find their perfect homes while contributing to the betterment of our community.

Woodland holds a special place in my heart. My wife, Blythe, and I chose this vibrant community to start our family years ago, and we’ve never looked back. With three wonderful kids – Finn, Ellie, and our newest addition, Baby Grace – we cherish every moment spent exploring the parks, museums, and endless treasures that this region has to offer. We feel incredibly blessed to raise our children in such a warm and welcoming environment, and we’re excited to watch them grow up in this community.

Community service is a core part of my life. I am a member of our local Rotary club and I also volunteer in town with several organizations. I put my all into everything I do in life. I look forward to contributing as much as possible to this great community.




Woodland Rotary Mystery Golf

Travels to Teal Bend GC


The 18th edition of the Woodland Rotary Mystery Golf Trip took 47 golfers a short distance to play the familiar confines of Teal Bend Golf Course just west of the Sacramento International Airport on May 1st. The windy round of golf was followed by a nice lunch at the nearby Alamar Marina. Thanks to our two Chucks (Chuck Maltese of the Noon Club, and Chuck Santoni of Woodland Sunrise Rotary) for organizing a great outing!

























The Woodland Rotary Club/Woodland Rotary Endowment are looking to raise funds this year to: SUPPORT OUR YOLO COUNTY YOUTH.


We are benefiting three local non-profit organizations:  


Yolo County Fair Heritage Foundation (https://www.yolocountyfair.net/p/about/yolo-county-fair-heritage-foundation

to assist in completing the FFA/4-H livestock auction arena with funds for the bleachers and other infrastructure. This is our main recipient.


WCC Foster & Kinship Education Foundation (https://www.yolofostercare.com/79-foster-care-and-adoption/24-fkce-stands-for-care.html) The Yolo Foster Care education program, operating through Woodland Community College, helps families and children manage the challenges faced by foster, kinship and adoptive families.  Funds we contribute will be used for care packages for up to 115 Foster Youth throughout the year, including gift cards and essential items. 


Make It Happen (https://www.mihyolo.org/

This small organization helps Yolo County youth ages 18-24 as they transition from foster care into independent living with furniture, household goods and related resources. Funds we contribute will be used to assist up to 25 young people.


Amounts awarded will be dependent on proceeds from this Dinner Auction. 







From Club Polio Warrior Mark Ullrich:  


Want to know more about polio?  See the attached Polio Facts


More information about Rotary's End Polio Now can be found at its website: https://www.endpolio.org/

Here you can sign up to receive the End Polio Now newsletter.   








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