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JULY 10,














Steve Venables

Woodland Rotarian

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Making a difference in the lives of people

in our community and around the world.

Thank you for visiting the Rotary Club of Woodland website, chartered in 1926.


Join us and the over 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide in helping to improve our communities.  Our club members contribute time to improve Woodland in many ways including holding an annual Senior Citizens BBQ, volunteering for Meals on Wheels, helping with the annual FFA auction, mentoring the Woodland High School Interact Club, sponsoring young leaders to the Camp Royal Leadership Camp and the Camp Venture Entrepreneurship Camp, and contributing to the Woodland KIDS Read program.   Every year we contribute to a major capital project.  Recent projects have included the Woodland Community College electronic bulletin board, a specialized playground at Greengate School, the new Yolo Food Bank facility.  We just recently donated $20,000 to Woodland Healthcare for the purchase of a "Cheetah", a diagnostic tool that will be used for sepsis patients.

On the international side, we have participated in projects ranging from water wells, to dental clinics, to cervical cancer screening.    


We meet every Tuesday from 12:00-1:15 for lunch, a brief business meeting, and an informative program. We also 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 looking to meet new friends, learn something interesting every week, and are searching for a way to give back, please contact us


 Peter Holmes

      President  2017-2018





June 19th Meeting

- President Peter's Swan Song


President Peter Holmes presided over his last regular Club meeting as President today.



Foundation Chair Tom Schwarzgruber presented Craig Jones and Jennifer Ward with their first Paul Harris Fellowships today.



Gary Bunch took no prisoners as the Fine Master today. We learned that Mary Martin will be leaving the area and the Club soon. We will miss you Mary!



Among those participating in Recognition today.



Peter gave an overview of the Club's activities during the past year.



In making it clear that the Club only functions based on the work of its members, President Peter gave thanks to numerous members for their contributions during his year.



 Visiting Chico Rotarian John Rhine joined us today. Lori Ross drew the ever popular free lunch.




Demotion June 26






June 12th Meeting


Pam Marrone, PhD; Founder & CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations, was our guest speaker today, providing us with an informative program on bio-based solutions for agricultural pest control.


Foundation Chair Tom Schwarzgruber presented Barbara Sonin with her first Paul Harris Fellowship today.



We got to know Aniek Ramsay a little more today. Born in Fresno and raised in Yuba City, Aniek has a middle name of Marie which has been passed down from her grandmother. Her name is of French origin, spelled in the Dutch way. Her mom worked 25 years in insurance and was a legal secretary. Her father was a rice buyer. She has three children and no grandkids...yet!



Jim Nolan led Recognition today. Bob Nakken rang the bell for his son's wedding last weekend. Don Huff Jr. rang the bell for his 92nd birthday. Mark Ullrich was happy he won his flight in a recent golf tournament thanks to Christian Sherrill's assistance.



Does President Peter look ready for his last regular meeting as President next week???




Demotion June 26





June 5th Meeting





This week we held our meeting at Boundary Bend Olives Company in Woodland. Boundary Bend is Australia's leading producer of extra virgin olive oil. Adam Englehardt, President of US Operations for Boundary Bend, gave us a tour of their first olive mill brought to the United States.



 Woodland Kids Read


 Over 300 first grader students from Gibson, Prarie, Freeman and Dingle Schools

attended the Woodland Kids Read program on the

Woodland Community College campus on May 23.


Organized by Woodland United Way and co-sponsored by all three Woodland Rotary clubs along with other community members and business sponsors, the event was a celebration of the students newly acquired reading skills and an encouragement for them to continue reading over the summer.  Each child took home a book of their choice with a personalized bookplate inside.


Mary Martin, Roy Holmes, Jennifer Ward, Barbara Sonin, and Gary Wegener from our Club were among many volunteers participating.




Roy Holmes was one of the volunteers reading to the kids.

He received this thank you for his efforts!




 Mystery Golf Trip


The Mystery Golf Trip traveled on May 16 to the Vintner's Golf Club in Yountville. A busload of Rotarians from the Noon, Sunrise and Luna Vista Clubs, along with some guests, enjoyed a great round of golf followed by lunch. Many thanks to organizers Chuck Santoni & Chuck Maltese!


And our own George Burger had a HOLE IN ONE!!!






Train Depot Joint Social Evening


On Tuesday, May 15 all three Woodland Rotary Clubs held a joint social event at the Woodland Train Depot. Sacramento Historical Railways volunteers have done significant work to bring the Depot to its original condition. All three Clubs donated funds for new handicapped accessible restrooms in the facility.




Contribution to

Woodland Healthcare/Dignity Health


The Woodland Rotary Endowment presented a check for $19,700 to the Woodland Healthcare Foundation at the Club's May 8th meeting. These funds were raised in the 2018 Dinner Auction and will assist in the purchase of a Cheetah Monitor to diagnose Sepsis.




Senior BBQ Success!




Our Club served another successful Senior BBQ at Rotary Park on a cool, clear and breezy May 1st. Chief organizer Aniek Ramsay estimated over 400 local seniors enjoyed a free BBQ chicken lunch with potato salad, fruit, roll and a cookie.




Tanzania Children's Hospital Project




The new Digital X-ray building, at the Children's Hospital in Zinga, Tanzania, Africa, was recently opened. A $103,000 Rotary International Global Grant co-sponsored by all three Woodland Rotary clubs and others in our region, provided a digital x-ray system, a digital dental x-ray system and an ultrasound system, along with necessary training of local staff on their use, for this hospital.


'The primary objective of

this global grant is to improve access to diagnostic radiology services for the poor and underserved children of Tanzania.'


View the grant report to learn more about this project.






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