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District 5160 Assembly

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Solano Community College

545 Columbus Parkway

Vallejo, CA


shared rides available


For Club Officers, Board members, new Rotarians, Committee Chairs and any other interested members. Wide selection of sessions on the Rotary Foundation, membership, youth programs, and other topics.

Leave more inspired, more motivated.


Free lunch.


Register on the District website: http://www.rotary5160.org/calendar/events-calendar/



April 29, 2015

players need to show up at 7:45am

SW corner of County Fair Mall

$100 per player includes

transportation, golf, cart, range balls,

lunch & educational opportunity

see Gary Wirth for more information

Yolo Rotary Clubs' 

Berryessa Social

Tacos & Wine

April 30, 2015 


Berryessa Gap Winery

27260 Hwy 128, Winters


see event flyer for details


Sign up by Apr 24 with email to

Gretchen Peralta, Davis Sunrise Rotary


Gibson House Mayfair

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Gibson House

Our Club sponsors a BBQ Lunch


Eight (8) volunteers needed

for each of the following shifts:



please contact Alan Flory to sign up



Rotary Park

Yolo County Fairgrounds

Tuesday, May 5, 2015



There is still time to lend a helping hand. Contact Aniek at 530 908-3443. 


Click here to see Signup Sheet a/o Apr 23


District Motorcycle ride 

around Lake Berryessa

Saturday, May 30th

and after-ride party at Plainfield Station


Click on the links above for more information.  

Call Gary Wegener (666 4098) if you have any questions.  

Have fun, and help end Polio.

Help us make this the 'go to place' for all your Rotary info.  Send comments or suggestions to Kris Kristensen, 530 662 4827, or Gary Wegener, 530 666 4098

Rotary Club of Woodland

Local and International Service is our goal...


   The Rotary Club of Woodland is a service organization represented by some of the most influential and respected leaders of our community.  Our goal and reason for being is to improve the lives of those in our community and the world – and have a little fun and fellowship along the way.


Club Members are a part of a worldwide organization interested in world peace, understanding and most notably leading the effort to eliminate polio from the planet.  The “End Polio Now” effort of Rotary has eliminated Polio from all but 3 countries and all 3,000 clubs in the world are committed and working to end Polio in the next few years – we are “This Close”!


Locally our Club sponsors leadership camps and provides scholarships to local students, provides a free BBQ Lunch to seniors each year, supports community projects and promotes community awareness and education for our Members through interesting and informational programs each week. 


 Clyde Brooker

      President  2014-2015



Together we can... 




Senior BBQ - May 5th


Our Club will host its annual Senior Citizens Barbeque luncheon at 11:30am Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the Rotary Park picnic area in the Yolo County Fairgrounds. Lunch will include BBQ chicken, potato and fruit salad, roll & cookie. Free tickets are available at the Woodland Community and Senior Center. 




April 21st Meeting Highlights 


Child Abuse Program - Gail S. Goodman, PhD, Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Public Policy Research, Department of Psycology, UC Davis was our speaker today, giving  program on Child Abuse, emotional effects and memory in victims. Dan Stroski arranged for and introduced the program.


Visitors Today - Nick Ponticello, Sunrise Rotary; Dan Stroki's guest was German exchange student Jasmina Belledin



Mike Chandler was presented with his Paul Harris +3 pin by Karl Diekman & President Clyde today



Today was Gary Bunch's 61st birthday!


RAFFLE -Karl Diekman drew a free lunch.



Social Evening April 2nd - Ludy's Patio






A nice crowd attending our social evening Thursday, April 2nd at Ludy's patio. 




Rotary Food Packing Event






Rotarians from all over Yolo County met Saturday, March 14 at Yolo Food Bank to package food for distribution to locals needing help. Those attending from our Club included President Clyde & Krim Brooker, Gary Wegener, Clancy Duppong, Karl Diekman, Dona Mast, Seth and Maggie Wurzel, Laurie Ruiz and Dona Mast. 1738 grocery bags were packed with rice, lentils, and beans in just two hours. 




2015 PETS



 President-elect Kris Kristensen spent March 5-8 in San Jose attending Far West PETS (President-elect training). Here he is with fellow PEs from Rotary clubs in Davis, Winters and Woodland and Assistant District Governor Julia Larson (Sunrise). Over 400 PEs from six Rotary districts covering California, Nevada and Oregon attended. 




2015 Dinner Auction - A Great Evening!





More pictures below...




Our Dinner Auction would not have been possible without the support of those listed below:


Aniek Ramsay - Dinner tickets, posters, check-in and indispensable advisor

Linda Konietzko - Decorations, Lucky Draw Raffle and indispensable advisor 

Scott Johnston - Oral Auction Items

Gary Wegener - Silent Auction and Lucky Draw Raffle

Mark Ullrich - Sponsorships

Steve Venables - Travel Arrangement Guru & Dream Napa Valley Trip Raffle

Rosemary O'Brien & Chuck Maltese - Program Booklet Creation & Production

Christian Sherrill - Power Point Visual Presentation

Jim Nolan - Chief Cleanup Specialist with a smile

Woodland Sunrise Rotary - Bartending and related services

Rotary Interact Club/Tim Pettit and Peter Holmes

Tony Delevati - Number Cruncher & Cashier

Kevin Haarberg - Auctioneer and Revenue Enhancement

Jim McGibbon & Kirsten Kristensen - Faye & Chandler Tributes

Plainfield Pickers/Jim Hilliard - musical entertainment before dinner

Robb Wallace/RDM Audio Visual Rentals - audio equipment and services

Kathy Amen - photography

Matchbook Wine Company/Lane & John Giguiere - wine tasting

Route 3 Wines/C. Craig Jones - wine tasting

Sudwerk - beer tasting

Henry's Bullfrog Bees/Doneice Woody - honey tasting

Black Pine Catering & Events - Farm to Fork inspired cuisine & olive oil tasting



All of the items available in our Auction were provided by the generous donations of our donors.

Please click here for a complete list of our donors 



More Sights from the Auction...





A Fun Night meeting Friends, Sharing Memories and Raising Money

for Woodland Community College's Marquee




Chicken Coop Project -Finished! 


 Sci-Tech Academy students joined Erika Verdi, Aniek Ramsay, Alan Flory, and project leader Gary Wegener on February 13 in celebrating the completion of the Chicken Coop at the school in Knights Landing. The project was a hands-on effort by the Club since last November.



Rotary Foundation Award to Mahlon Whittle 


Mahlon Whittle, joined by his wife Jan, received a MAJOR DONOR AWARD at the December 16th meeting from District Governor Pam Gray recognizing his lifetime contributions of more than $10,000 to the Rotary Foundation. Less than 1% of Rotarians ever receive this award. Congratulations and thank you Mahlon & Jan!!




2015-16 Club Officers Elected 


At its Dec 9th meeting, the Club voted to approve new Club officers for the 2015-16 year beginning July 1, 2015. Originally nominated the previous meeting by the Club's Past Presidents, the new officers for 2015-16 will be:

Kris Kristensen, President

Gary Wegener, President-elect

Clyde Brooker, Immediate Past President

Alan Flory, Secretary

Tony Delevati, Treasurer

Mark Werum, Sergeant-at-Arms

Jenna Green, Director, 2014-16

Dick Hoppin, Director, 2014-16

Tom LaBrie, Director, 2014-16

Christy Hayes, Director, 2015-17

Shaun Seyk, Director, 2015-17

George Burger, Director, 2015-17



2015 Dinner/Auction Project Selected


At our Tuesday, November 18, the Club voted to select the Woodland Community College Electronic Marquee as the project to which we will pledge the net proceeds from our February 21, 2015 Dinner/Auction. Information about the project can be viewed at:


Woodland Community College Community Electronic Marquee




 At the Start


At the Start - Club Historian Steve Venables shares copies of the April 30, 1926 Woodland Democrat highlighting the article 'Seventeen Sign to be Rotary Club Members', which reported the names of the first officers and members of the Club to sign the charter roll the night before.The list includes some key names in Woodland history (i.e. Blevins, Leake, Payne, Traynham and others.) It's how we got started. Thank you Steve! 



Rotary Shirts Available


Want a Rotary polo shirt? - Richard O'Malley and his wife Cathy, are offering polo shirts embroidered with the Woodland Rotary logo. Two types of shirts are available: (1) Port Authoritymodel; 65% polyester & 35% cotton; 35 colors to chose from; $20 each includes tax ($2 extra for upsizes above XL); and (2) Nike Golf model; 100% polyester; 11 colors to chose from; $60 each includes tax ($2 extra for upsizes above XL). Customer's shirts can also be embroidered for $10 each. Complete the order form; make check payable to 'Embroidery by Cathy' & get both to Richard or Cathy. 





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Clyde Brooker- President, Rotary Club of Woodland

Kris Kristensen- President-Elect

Secretary-Alan Flory

Treasurer-Tony Delevati

Pam Gray- District Governor, District 5160

Gary C.K. Huang - President, Rotary International



Rotary International Convention




'The Rotary Club of Woodland is a service organization represented by some of the most influential and respected leaders of our community.  Our goal and reason for being is to improve the lives of those in our community and the world – and have a little fun and fellowship along the way.'