June 27, 2017
Yolo Fliers Club
Join us to thank President Gary for his work this year!
Appetizers, buffet BBQ tri tip/chicken dinner,
table wine & dessert.
$35 per person ($70/couple);
Sign up with Aniek no later than
June 20 club meeting.
No club lunch meeting June 27.
wife of former Club member
will be held at
Holy Rosary Church
Thursday, June 29,
with a reception
to follow at Noon
Yolo Fliers Club.
District Awards Dinner &
July8th, 5-9pm at Woodland Community Center.
Western BBQ theme.
Click for flyer.
Rotary Blood Drive
Thurs, September 7, 8:00 am – Noon
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.
June 20th Meeting -
What a Year!
In his last regular meeting, Club President Gary Wegener reviewed the activities and accomplishments of the Club over his year, and thanked the many members who did their part to make things happen.
President Gary presented Paul Harris pins today to President-elect Peter Holmes (1st), Tom Schwarzgruber (+2), and Jim McGibbon (+3).
Tony Delevati celebrated a birthday on June 14. Nick Roncoroni & Ellen Martin celebrate their wedding anniversary June 21. Seth Wurzel rang the bell for his June 25th wedding anniversary with Katie.
Tabb Randolph was excited to share news of last week's thrilling 14-13 victory by our softball team. The team is now 8-5; the first time they've won 8 games in 5 years!
A fitting way to end the year!
June 13th Meeting
Beverly 'Babs' Sandeen, City Council Member, City of West Sacramento, was our guest speaker today giving us a presentation about what's happening in West Sacramento. Thank you Lori Ross for arranging and introducing this program!
Visiting us today were Rotarians Vicki Faye and Charles Mack from the Sunrise Club.
Guests of Rotarians today were Alan Flory's grandson Avery Campbell, and Helen Zuniga, guest of Dan Stroski.
Don Huff Jr 'rang the bell' with his 91st birthday on June 9. Bob & Ruth Moeller will celebrate their 67th anniversary on June 20.
President Gary announced that a check of $243 from contributions made by Woodland Rotary members was recently presented to Emily Eddy to assist with a TESTE visit to Zimbabwe, to assist young girls going to school. Emily spoke to the Club last month. Pictured from the left are Emily Eddy, the young child of the Zimbabwe couple hosting a send off dinner, President Gary, and Owen Christian Schubert. Emily, Owen, and Sabrina Lodhi (not present) will be going on the month long trip this summer.
President-nominee Mike Chandler can't believe he drew a free lunch today.
President Gary congratulated and thanked the Club on 100% participation (with a few members away on travel) on its recent Polio Plus challenge. Member contributions and pledges have totaled approximately $3,330. With the Club matching $26.50 for each of us, and the Gates Foundation matching contributions 2 for 1, the grand total will be just over $15,000 towards polio eradication. Feel proud of your efforts!
Club Scholarships Awarded
Club Scholarship Coordinator Shawn Seyk announced the 2017 Rotary Club of Woodland College Scholarships at the May 23rd meeting. The Woodland High School recipient is Juan Montoya Hernandez (4.32 GPA) who plans to attend UC Berkeley. The Pioneer High School recipient is Kate Rasmussen (4.38 GPA) who expects to attend UCLA. Shawn hopes to have these graduates visit the Club in the near future.
Woodland Kids Read
The Rotary Club of Woodland contributed $1500 and several of its members volunteered to help Woodland United Way's Woodland Kids Read program for over 100 Woodland first grade students at Woodland Community College on May 23rd.
New Club Photo
Over 40 Woodland, Sunrise and West Sacramento Rotarians ventured to play the Mare Island Golf Club in Vallejo on May 10th in the annual Mystery Golf Trip. Mare Island GC was established in 1892 and is the 'oldest golf course west of the Mississippi River'. Chuck Maltese and Chuck Santoni co-chaired the successful event which concluded with a visit to the nearby Godfather wine tasting room.
Contribution to Yolo Food Bank
President Gary Wegener and President-elect Peter Holmes presented a $20,000 check from the Woodland Rotary Endowment to the Yolo Food Bank at the Club's May 9th meeting. These funds were raised by the Woodland Rotary Club during its 2017 Dinner Auction in February. Kevin Sanchez, Yolo Food Bank Executive Director, and Don Sharp, Food Bank Capitol Campaign Chair, accepted on behalf of the Food Bank.
We hosted another successful Senior BBQ at Rotary Park with approximately 400 being served. Thanks to Aniek Ramsey for her expert leadership & coordination once again. Thanks also to the members who made it happen!
2017 Dinner Auction -
A Great Evening Supporting Yolo Food Bank
More than 270 people had a great evening February 18th at the Heidrick Ag Center. While expenses are still being tabulated, the event generated a projected net income of over $35,000. The primary beneficiary of the event will be the Yolo Food Bank.
Thank you to the 2017 Sponsors of the
Rotary Auction Dinner
Brian Lin, DDS
Hosted Bar – Mahlon Whittle, Roger Kohlmeier, George Berrettoni
Table Wine – Matchbook Wine Co – John & Lane Giguiere
Wilkinson International – Terry Wilkinson
Edward Jones – Craig Miyamoto and Kevin Haarberg
Eaton Drilling, Inc.
Wraith, Scarlett & Randolph Insurance Services, Inc. – Tabb Randolph
Yolo Federal Credit Union
Dignity Health – Kevin Vaziri
Tom & Kay LaBrie
Gardner, Janes, Nakken, Hugo & Nolan –
David Janes, Robert Nakken, Jim Nolan
Peter M Holmes Co., Inc. – Agricultural Loans - Peter Holmes
Ullrich Delevati, CPAs – Mark Ullrich & Tony Delevati
Scott & Sheila Johnston
Langenour & Meikle – Todd Tommeraason
Teichert Materials – Jason Smith
Big O Tires – Mark Werum
Premier Chiropractic – Christian Sherrill
Sonin Law Firm – Barbara Sonin
Morgan Stanley – Dillon Dougherty
Silent Auction/Lucky Draw Donors
Bel Air Market
Big O Tires
Chuck Moore - Farm Credit West
Dan Holmes Photography
Dillon Dougherty Morgan Stanley
El Macero Country Club
Ernie Roncoroni and Family
First Northern Bank
Foy’s Bike Shop
Golden Beach Tanning
Jim and Barbara Nolan
Kelly Lynn Jordan Photography
Pauline van Muyden
Perry, Bunch and Johnston CPAs
Premier Chiropractic & Pilates
Soulvage – Wine Barrel Crafts
The Gifted Penguin
The True Value Company
Ullrich Delevati CPAs
Unique Salon & Spa – Becky Worley
Velocity Island Park
Whittle and Associates
Wild Wings Golf Club
Woodland Opera House
Yolo Food Bank
Yolo Ice & Creamery
2017-18 CLUB OFFICERS
In December, the Club unanimously elected a slate of new Club officers for 2017-18 year. Beginning July 1, 2017 the new officers will be:
President - Peter Holmes
President-elect - Mike Chandler
Immediate Past President - Gary Wegener
Secretary - Alan Flory
Treasurer - Mark Ullrich
Director (term ending 6/30/18) - Lori Ross
Director (term ending 6/30/18) - Laurie Ruiz
Director (term ending 6/30/18) - Todd Tommeraason
Director (term ending 6/30/19) - Aniek Ramsay
Director (term ending 6/30/19) - Barbara Sonin
Director (term ending 6/30/19) - Nick Roncoroni
Nicaragua Cervical Cancer Project
The final report on the Nicaragua Cervical Cancer Project, a Rotary Foundation Global Grant Vocational Training Team effort sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Woodland and Leon, Nicaragua, has just been released and can be viewed here.
Many thanks for the success of this effort go to several Woodland area medical professionals and Club members who volunteered their time & talents. These include:
WOODLAND MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS WHO
TRAVELED WITH THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING TEAM
Dr. Albors Alali
Dr. Edward Zapata
Dr. Carol Kimball
Gay Patterson-Duncan, RN
Rachel Gallegos, LVN
Mary Naranjo, LVN
Maria Pilar Alonso Nuney
Nuria Alonso (Pilar's daughter)
PROJECT COMMITTEE FROM
THE ROTARY CLUB OF WOODLAND
Tom Schwarzgruber, Lead
Dr. James McGibbon
LOCAL ROTARIANS WHO TRAVELED WITH
THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING TEAM
Raylene Ewing (Luna Vista)
Thanks also to our own PDG Karl Diekman for his leadership and coordination.
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