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October 15th Meeting
Career Coach Marsha Toy Engstrom, of Woodland, was our guest speaker today, giving us a program on 'Ties to Tattoos: 5 Keys to Communicating with 5 Generations'. More about Marsha's work can be seen at www.GoCareerCoaching.com
A good crowd today!
Blair Voelz spoke about his personal Why Rotary. After being introduced to Rotary at a Dinner Auction several years ago by then President Les Engelmann, Blair became a member earlier this year. He has worked with many of our Rotarians in this community over the last forty years and sees his membership in the Club as a way to 'pay it forward'. He was also happy about attending a Middle Eastern dinner at the Wirth residence recently.
Tim Pettit turned 75 on October 6. Ernie Hodges also enjoyed the Middle Eastern dinner at Gary & Meg Wirth's home recently. Jim Nolan took the Recognition reins today and fined himself $20 for missing his last Recognition assignment.
George Burger (and Don Huff III) is looking forward to duck hunting season. Les Engelmann enjoyed a recent dinner at the home of Gary 'Abdul' Wirth. Mark Ullrich enjoys the SF 49ers' winning ways.
Karl Diekman was in Geneva, Switzerland last week working on a Rotary Committee with the World Health Organization and others to expand the benefits of cervical cancer screening to more people around the world. Clancy Duppong was happy Sacramento State football was a top ranked team. Lacey Hilliard rang the bell for being 'just happy'.
Ken Nordren enjoyed a vacation at his Kauai condo recently. Gary Wirth described the the menu at the Middle Eastern dinner he and wife Meg prepared recently at their home. Jim Taylor had no answer for a Recognition question.
President-elect Tabb Randolph announced the Club's 2020 Dinner Auction will be held on Saturday, February 29 at the California Ag History Museum. Tabb was also happy about a recent family vacation he took to Nashville TN. With the pot at $540 John Ketelsen managed to draw a free lunch.
Lisa Martinez and Mark Ullrich introduced their guest, attorney Wendy Casa-Raviotta. Visiting Rotarian, and husband of our guest speaker, Jim Engstrom (West Sacramento) introduced his mother, Enis 'Noni' Engstrom. Ernie Hodges introduced his wife Kay. Our guest speaker, Marsha Engstrom introduced her guest Carlene Lucas. Not pictured, Gary Wirth introduced his wife Meg.
October 8th Meeting
Johanna Keys, Recycling Coordinator with Waste Management Woodland, was our guest speaker today. Thanks to Lori Ross for arranging and introducing Johanne.
Ernie Hodges, sponsored by Roger Kohlmeier, was inducted by President Tony Delevati as new member of the Club today.
Seen & heard from today.
Meet our Newest Member -
Daniel Jones of Tri Counties Bank was inducted as a new Club member of the Club on October 1, 2019. Daniel, who was sponsored by Mark Ullrich, provided us with the following bio at our request. Please take a moment soon to welcome Daniel to the Club.
Daniel grew up in Orland, CA. He graduated from Hamilton Union High School in 2010 and went on to Oregon State University. There he studied Agricultural Business Management and played on the OSU Basketball Team.
Upon graduating in 2014, Daniel returned home and began working for his parents on their diversified family farms and ranches. He also worked as an Agronomist for Syngenta in the Sunflower Production areas of the Sutter Basin and Yolo County.
Currently, Daniel resides in Dixon at one of the family ranches and started working for Tri Counties Bank just over a year ago, training in the Loan Officer/Relationship Manager role. He continues to manage the farms and ranches outside of banking.
His father also works for Tri Counties Bank in the Willows branch as a loan officer. His mother works in Chico at Enloe Medical Center as the Director of Rehabilitation Services and Home Medical Physical Rehabilitation Services. He has two Sisters; Andrea works in Orland at the Orland-Artois Water District, and Audra- she is a second-year Veterinary Student at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.
Since Tri Counties Bank here in Woodland is the first “Corporate Member”, other team members from the bank that may attend meetings and events from time to time are: Cyndi Blickle, Connie Holland, Baron Chen, and Dean Baldwin.
Rotary & 2019 FFA Auction
The 2019 FFA Livestock Auction at the Yolo County Fair was another success with 180 animals being sold raising $305,000! Rotary plans, promotes and conducts the Auction. Under the leadership of Don Huff III and Chuck Moore our club is in charge of managing all financial obligations in connection with the Auction. This includes oversight of the collection and disbursement of auction proceeds with the assistance of Farm Credit West throughout the process.
Meet our New Member -
Lisa Martinez was inducted as a new member of the Club on August 6, 2019. Lisa, who was sponsored by President Tony Delevati & Mark Ullrich, provided us with the following bio at our request. Please take a moment soon to welcome Lisa to the Club.
Lisa was born and raised in Woodland, CA. She graduated from Woodland High School in 1999 and went on to Long Beach State University and graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Accountancy. That same year, Lisa married her high school sweetheart, Larry Dunham. After graduating from college and getting married, Lisa began her career at a CPA firm in Los Angeles, CA and made the grueling commute from Long Beach to Los Angeles for 10 years. Lisa became a Certified Public Accountant in 2010. Lisa and Larry have had 3 children together. Cora was born and also sadly passed away in 2012, Sadie, 5 was born in 2013 and Wyatt, 3 was born in 2015. Lisa and Larry moved back to Woodland in 2014 after having their first two children to be closer to family. Lisa began working at Ullrich Delevati CPAs that same year. Lisa serves on the board for Children’s Therapy Center and enjoys spending time with her family in her free time.
Meet our New 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.
Rotary Beer Booth
at the Fair
Scenes from the 2019 Rotary Beer Booth at the Yolo County Fair.
Signup for the Imagination Library
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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