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August 13th Meeting
Our own Roy Holmes and his son, Jim Holmes were today's program speakers. They told the story of their Honor Flight to Washington DC last May. Roy's wife Mary Jo and their daughter Marjorie were also with us today.
Chuck Maltese was the subject of today's Why Rotary. Chuck first joined Rotary in Flint, Michigan.
Frank Gardner turned 95 years old last Tuesday. He was serenaded with a special version of Happy Birthday today.
Bob Nakken became a grandfather for the first time this past Sunday. Shawn Seyk 'rang the bell' for his upcoming 20th wedding anniversary with wife Brenda. Lori Ross enjoyed a special, husband-arranged, surprise trip to Santa Cruz for her birthday on July 28. Karl Diekman led Recognition today with questions about the 'summer doldrums'.
Meet our Newest Member - David Pinto
David Pinto was inducted as a new member of the Club on August 6, 2019. David, who was sponsored by Aniek Ramsay, provided us with the following bio at our request. Please take a moment soon to welcome David to the Club.
I grew up in Delhi, India and came to the United States in 1990 as a software programmer. I completed a Bachelors degree from St. Stephen’s College in Delhi University and an MBA from Bombay University in India. In the US I lived and worked in 4 different states before I came to California in 1996 and made it my home.
I have lived in Davis for the past 20 years and work in Woodland as a Financial Planner with Main Street Wealth Group. My wife Rebecca is a teacher in Vacaville and I have 3 daughters, Rachel (26) is a Political Campaigner in Las Vegas, NV, Sara (23) is a Sales Rep for a Technology firm in Seattle, Washington and Leah 19 is in second year college and lives with us in Davis. Apart from work, I love listening to music (classic rock), biking and hiking. Rebecca and I recently set a goal to hike at all the 60 National parks in the US and currently we are at Park number 19.
August 6th Meeting
President Tony Delevati inducted two new members to the Club today: Lisa Martinez with Ullrich Delevati CPAs (sponsored by Mark Ullrich), and David Pinto with Ameriprise Financial Services (sponsored by Aniek Ramsay). Lisa and David got the full, two page induction ceremony out of Tony!
Congratulations to both Lisa & David!
Mark Ullrich led an extended Recognition today, asking questions about the Yolo County Fair. Mahlon Whittle shared his experience about moving expenses to Hawaii. Kris Kristensen rang the bell in sharing that his eldest nephew had recently passed away from ALS. Kevin Haarberg was happy about a recent business session he led in Mexico. Lisa Martinez and David Pinto were quickly introduced to the Recognition process!
John Carminati introduced his guest today, his son Jordan Carminati. Nick Roncoroni introduced his guest, prospective new member Jess MacMillan, Construction Manager with Haas Engineering.
Jim Taylor was warned about his upcoming 65th wedding anniversary with wife Ann on August 7. IPP Mike Chandler drew a free lunch.
In the absence of our scheduled program speaker, President Tony presented some pictures of his trip to Germany in June to attend the Rotary International Convention in Hamburg.
Bob Moeller - Rest in Peace
Bob Moeller passed away June 24, 2019 at age 93, succumbing to injuries sustained in a serious vehicle accident on June 19th which took the life of his wife
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Moeller family.
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Rotary Beer Booth
at the Fair
Dick Hoppin reports all of the Club's slots for the Rotary Beer Booth staffing have been filled. See the schedule below:
2019-20 Club Leadership
2018-19 President Mike Chandler with 2019-20 President Tony Delevati. Tabb Randolph will be the 2019-20 President-elect. The 2019-20 Club Board of Directors will include: Club Secretary Alan Flory, Club Treasurer Mark Ullrich, and Directors
(2019-20) Lacey Hilliard, Barbara Sonin, Don Huff III,
(2019-21) Jason Smith, Jim McGibbon, Jim Nolan.
Our New Member -
On May 28 President Mike Chandler inducted Blair Voelz as the newest member of our club. He was jointly sponsored by Dick Hoppin and Tom LaBrie. Below is a brief biography he has provided for us.
I grew up in a small agricultural community in the central valley town of Exeter, California. I went through grammar and high school there, graduating in 1968 and attending college at Sacramento State. I met my wife, Jan, that first year in Sacramento and we married in 1972.
My farming adventures began soon after college, when I started working for my Father-in-law, John Grimm, operating in Colusa and Yolo counties. In 1983 I began farming rice on my own, and subsidized my business with a second job working for Cargill, Inc. as a grain buyer. Ten years later I started farming full time after declining an offer from Cargill to manage a grain elevator in Pascoe, WA. In the beginning of my farming business, I was very diversified growing a wide variety of row crops, wheat and rice. Over the last few years, I have reduced my farming acreage and today grow only rice, olives and wine grapes.
Jan and I have a son, Eli, who works with me on the farm and lives on ten acres in Colusa County on which he has recently planted olives. Our daughter, Kina, lives in Portland, Oregon and is an architect, as well as a restaurant owner with her husband, Gabe. We enjoy visiting them and both of our extended families when time allows. My farming takes less time these days, so I have been searching for new endeavors to keep me busy – Rotary being one of these. I also look forward to spending more time at my family’s cabin in Mineral King, which is part of Sequoia National Park, as well as doing more travelling.
My hobbies include backpacking, photography, mountain biking, hiking, walking, fishing, reading and gardening. I am always up for an adventure.
Valedictorian Anh Vo of Woodland High School (top) and Co-valedictorians Lillianne Hammons and Thai Hoa Nguyen of Pioneer High School were featured in Daily Democrat articles this week. Anh Vo and Thai Nguyen (by virtue of a slightly higher GPA) were awarded college scholarships by the Woodland Rotary Endowment. The scholarships provide each student with $1500 per year, for a four year total of $6,000. According to the Democrat Vo plans to attend UC Berkeley in the Fall as an undeclared major in the College of Natural Resources while Nguyen will be studying materials engineering at UCLA.
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Woodland United Way's Imagination Library is one of the projects
our Club funded with proceeds from the 2019 Dinner Auction.
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