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Rotary 2018-19







Dona Mast - Rest in Peace



We are saddened by the news that former Club President Dona Mast passed away, Saturday, November 10, 2018 after a long illness. Originally from Yukon Oklahoma, Dona had been a member since 2000 and served as Club President in 2011-12. She and husband Cowles, a Sunrise Rotarian, were farmers in the Esparto area.


Memorial Service


Saturday, November 17, 2018

Woodland United Fellowship Church

242 N West Street



Celebration of Life

to follow at

630 Lincoln Avenue


In lieu of flowers

donations in her memory

can be made to:

Alzheimers Association

Yolo Hospice

Woodland Healthcare Foundation


View obituary

published in

Daily Democrat




World War I

Commemoration Parade


Steve Venables coordinated our efforts at the Train Depot. Steve thanks Club volunteers President Mike Chandler, Frank Gardner, Gary Bunch, Barbara Sonin, Scott Johnston, Jim McGibbon, Bob Nakken, Aniek Ramsay, Clancy Duppong, and Kris Kristensen for their assistance.




Playground Project

Nearing Completion




The Club is building a new playground at the Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency building at 137 N. Cottonwood Street. On November 8 Don Huff III, Gary
Wegener (coordinator), Dan Stroski and Kris Kristensen augered and dug out fence post holes around the site.



If you can help or have questions contact either

Gary Wegener (530 666-4098) or Dan Stroski (530 723-2246)



November 6th Meeting


Retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Jeremiah Pauley was our guest speaker today, giving us an inspirational presentation on his experiences in the War in Iraq, overcoming life threatening injury and Post Traumatic Stress to become involved in the Wounded Warrior Project.



Mark Werum led Recognition today with a series of sports trivia questions in memory of George Berrettoni. Kevin Haarberg and wife Lorie just returned from an African safari in Tanzania. Tabb Randolp just returned from a great trip to Italy. Steve Venables got us ready to participate in this Saturday's WWI Commemoration Parade.




Scott Johnston celebrated his 65th birthday last month in Arizona. Jim McGibbon was please with the way wounded veteran and Congressional candidate Dan Crenshaw handled Saturday Night Live's ridicule by asking for donations to veteran's charities rather than an apology. Frank Gardner expressed gratitude for those that served in the military, acknowledging he and his family had not had to make such a sacrifice.



Don Huff III enjoyed a birthday and a successful hunting trip recently. Lori Ross had a great anniversary last month and is planning on a trip to Hawaii.




Prospective new member John Ketelsen, guest of Jim Taylor, joined us again today.




Our Newest Member!



Lacey Hilliard, Manager of Lyon Real Estate in Woodland, was installed as the Club's newest member on October 2nd. Congratulations Lacey!



George Berrettoni - Rest in Peace




The Rotary Club of Woodland lost a beloved member Friday, September 20, 2018. George Berrettoni joined the Club in 1976 and served as Club President in 1997-98.


View obituary in Daily Democrat



October 30th Meeting


We were privileged to have Karen Ross, Secretary of California’s Department of Food & Agriculture, as our guest speaker today. In what is likely the first time our Club has hosted a member of the Governor’s cabinet, Karen discussed a wide range of topics in her presentation on the current changes and challenges facing the nation’s largest agricultural producing state.  Thanks to Peter Holmes for arranging this interesting and thought provoking program.



We were honored to have Richard Rominger of Winters join us today. Richard previously served as Secretary of California's Department of Food & Agriculture for Governor Jerry Brown (1977-82), and served as Deputy Secretary and chief operating officer of the U.S. Department of Agriculture for President Clinton (1993-01). Other guests included prospective new member John Ketelsen (guest of Jim Taylor), and Frank Muller (guest of Roy Holmes). Frank managed to draw a free lunch from the raffle.



President Mike presented our newest member Lacey Hilliard with her Club badge today.




Though their pipes may be rusty, Jim McGibbon, Marc Faye, Steve Venables, Mark Werum and Clancy Duppong managed to get us going on Rotary Grace today.



Redding Area Fire Victims Relief



In response to this summer's devasting wildfires in the Redding area members of our Club and the Woodland Rotary Endowment combined to make a donation of $5050 to the Shasta Regional Community Foundation with whom the local Redding Rotary clubs are working in support of fire victims.


Recently the Club received the attached letter of thanks for our donation. 




Beer Booth '18


 Scenes from the 2018 Rotary Beer Booth at the Yolo County Fair. Operated by the nine Rotary Clubs within Yolo County, President Mike  Chandler said initial reports indicate 2018 event proceeds exceeded $97,000. Thanks go to our Club's coordinator Dick Hoppin for his efforts.





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