CLUB WORK DAYS:
Gibson House Utility Enclosure
October 22 & 29
Join the fun, learn some new skills &
make lasting improvement
to historic local facility.
Contact Dan Stroski
to sign up.
PINTS AGAINST POLIO
Monday, October 24
Blue Note Brewery
DISTRICT GOVERNOR'S VISIT
Let's work on 100% turnout for
DG Fred Collignon's club visit
Board of Directors meeting
Tri-Club Holiday Party, Dec 2nd, Flyers Club. Click for details. Mark Ullrich is chairing this event as we are hosts this year.
in Bay Area
January 3, 2017
details to follow
February 18, 2017
Heidrick Ag Museum
Mark the date;
details to follow
March 24-26, 2017
Details to follow
Rotary and Ribs
May 20, 2017
June 10-14, 2017
Click here for ordering info.
Help us make this the 'go to place' for all your Rotary info. Email comments or suggestions to Gary Wegener, or call 530 666 4098
Rotary Club of Woodland
Making a difference in the lives of people in our community and around the world.
Founded in 1926, our club continues a Rotary tradition of service above self as we endeavor to contribute to the betterment of the world around us, near and far, having fun in the process. This year’s Rotary theme is “Rotary Serving Humanity”, a theme that binds our 1.2 million members, in clubs in essentially every country in the world.
Our projects run the gambit, from a 9 club effort to construct extra benches for the fairgrounds, new instruments for the music programs in local schools, to new equipment to allow the local hospital to screen for hearing problems in newborn babies. Each year we sponsor youth programs and scholarships, and a Senior BBQ.
On the international side, we have participated in projects ranging from water wells, to dental clinics, to tsunami relief. Recently, a club member and a doctor at the local hospital initiated a cervical cancer screening and treatment project in Nicaragua, screening over 900 women, and training/certifying a cadre of Nicaraguan medical professionals to be able to further expand the program in future years. This model has been briefed to the UN and World Health Organization for expanded application, and another local club is now initiating a similar project in Kenya. Think how amazing that is.
If you have a project you would like us to consider, click on the Project Proposal link to the left, and send it in for our consideration.
We meet weekly for lunch, a brief business meeting, and a short program, typically a subject matter expert on local governmental affairs, new business concepts, community issues, etc. We have various social events throughout the year. We strive for a diverse membership that includes leaders in all facets of the community, a great group to know and learn from. If you are interested in finding out more, contact us.
Chicken Coop Update
Thanks to pictures provided by Karen Flory, we see kids still enjoy feeding the chickens in the chicken coop our Club constructed at the Knights Landing Academy in 2014.
October 11th Meeting
Native Woodlander, Sunrise Rotarian and Yolo Food Bank Executive Director Kevin Sanchez was our guest speaker today, telling us about Food Insecurity in our area and a $6.5 million capital campaign the Food Bank is leading to address the crisis. Kevin is asking the 9 Rotary clubs in Yolo County to contribute $100,000 toward the campaign. Scott Johnston introduced Kevin.
Read more about Food Insecurity in Yolo County. More about the Yolo County Food Bank and its capital campaign can be viewed at www.endhungeryolo.org
Greengate School Dedicates
Ruby Falls Play Structure
Last May Woodland Rotary Endowment presented a $25,000 check (funds raised at the Club's 2016 Dinner Auction) to Greengate School (part of the Yolo County Office of Education) for the acquisition & development of a Ruby Falls play structure at the campus. That play structure, part of a larger Playground Project, was opened and dedicated on October 5th. Students, teachers and parents got their first chance to see and touch the water features of Ruby Falls. Greengate School Principal Debra Johnsen and Yolo County Schools Superintendent Jesse Ortiz, Ed.D. thanked Woodland Rotary for their support .
Cache Creek High School
On October 5th Will Jarrell, Principal of Cache Creek High School, along with WJUSD Superintendent Maria Armstrong and others, dedicated improvements made to the school's CommuniCare facilities where student health services are provided. The improvements were made possible by a $5,000 contribution from Woodland Rotary Endowment (part of the proceeds from the Club's 2016 Dinner Auction).
October 4th Meeting
Sunrise Rotarian Don Sharp of ReMax and our own Mahlon Whittle of Whittle & Associates Real Estate were our speakers today sharing their insight on current local real estate market conditions. Program Coordinator Scott Johnston arranged & introduced this interesting program.
Rotary Scholarships Presented
Our Club presented its 2016 Scholarship to Pioneer High School's Valedictorian Erick Palomares on May 26. Erick earned a 4.32 grade point average in high school and has been accepted to UCLA next year where he plans to major in Chemistry or Biochemistry.
The Club's 2016 Scholarship to Woodland High School went to Valedictorian Bridget Linney who visited the Club on June 7. She is pictured above with her father Ken Linney and Club Scholarship Chair Becky Martin. Bridget plans to attend UCLA and study Biophysics in the Fall.
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