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Rotary 2018-19




Don McNary - Rest in Peace




The Rotary Club of Woodland lost a long time member Monday, April 15, 2019. Don McNary, shown above at his 96th birthday celebration on January 17, 2019, served as Club President in 1975-76. He will be missed. Our thoughts go out to his daughter Jane O'Meara and the family.




April 16th Meeting

President Mike Chandler greets today's guest speaker, Lisa Baker, CEO of the Yolo County Housing Authority who gave us an overview of the history of public housing assistance and the current programs the Authority provides within the County and in Woodland specifically.




Dick Hoppin introduced his guest, prospective new member, Blair Voelz. Sunrise Rotarian Kevin Sanchez joined us today.




Kevin Haarberg led Recognition today. He declared President-elect Tony Delevati fine free since he was the only CPA member to attend the day after tax season ended. Tony was happy on many levels. George Burger celebrated his 76th birthday on April 9th. Both George & Nick Roncoroni were stumped by Kevin's financial questions. Christian Sherrill was happy his son enjoyed a Boy Scout event recently at the old RH Phillips winery. Though poorer now, Immediate Past President Peter Holmes enjoyed his eldest daughter's recent wedding in San Diego.




With the pot at $208 and 23 cards in the deck, Bob Nakken drew a free lunch. The Club received an a Top Corporate Giver Award by the Woodland United Way for its support of the Imagination Library Project which will enable registered local children (Woodland, Knights Landing & the Capay Valley) born in 2018-19 to receive a quality children's book mailed to them every month, free of charge, until they reach school age.




Senior BBQ

May 7, 2019


 Aniek is currently taking signups for Senior BBQ job assignments. Sign-up are as follows:


Woodland Kids Read '19



 Woodland United Way's Woodland Kids Read and Dream program is set for Tuesday morning, April 30, 2019 at Woodland Community College. Volunteer readers, particularly farmers, engineers or those in construction, are needed to read a book to first grade classes for about 40 minutes that morning. Also needed for the event are a large megaphone and 5 pop up tents for that day. Contact Gary Wegener or Lori Ross to help.


For more information about Woodland Kids Read view:





April 9th Meeting



We had a road trip today, holding our meeting at the Woodland Public Library, located at 250 First Street.  President Mike Chandler kicked off the meeting in the Leake Room, created in an expansion of the Library in 1989 from a donation by the Leake Family, former publishers of the Woodland Daily Democrat.



Guests at today's meeting included Joyce Maltese, with husband Chuck, and our host, Woodland Library Services Director Greta Galindo. Roy Holmes introduced his daughter Marjorie Brown. Dick Hoppin introduced his guest, prospective new member, Blair Voelz.



Lori Ross made a presentation to Gary Wegener from the Woodland United Way in recognition of his leadership of Rotary efforts for the Woodland Kids Read program. Dan Stroski was the subject of 'This is Your Life' today. Dan has retired from a career in law enforcement, primarily with the the Yolo County District Attorney's office and the Woodland Police Department. His primary activities these days are as a foreign exchange dad and taking care of his new dog 'Sarge'. His favorite vacation was a week in Tahiti with wife Ginny to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. He doesn't like rude people. Most people don't know Dan is a frustrated rock n roller who likes to play the banjo.




We received a tour of the Library's Square One Maker Space, a nearly 2,000sf room of the Library dedicated to community learning for residents of all ages. The facility has a central design hub with tables and laptop computers, along with five equiped work areas - prototyping area; art & textiles area; wood shop; electronics bench; and digital arts station. Square One has received support from both the Sunrise and Luna Vista Rotary Clubs. The tour was led by Trina Camping, Library Literacy Coordinator and Square One Manager (shown with Marc Faye above). More information about Square One and its class offerings can be seen at:  





Our Newest Member -

John Carminati


Sponsored by Mahlon Whittle, John Carminati, shown here with his wife Laura, was inducted as the Club's newest member on March 26. John and Laura own and operate All Seasons Paint in Woodland and Davis. The company was founded by John's father, Glenn Carminati, in 1984. Glenn honed his skills as a chemist and a Master Paint Tinter, while working for Desoto Chemical Coatings in Emerville CA. His ultimate ambition was to open his own paint store, and chose Woodland because he loved the area. Glenn had a vision for the growth of Woodland and the surrounding cities - he loved the warmth and openness of the community. 


John was born in Oakland and raised in San Lorenzo in the Bay Area. He & Laura arrived in Woodland in 1990 and became owners of All Season's Paint in 1999. They added the Davis store in 2017. All Season's Pain is a Signature Distributor of Benjamin Moore Paint, a Hunter Douglas Gallery, and carries painting accessory products to meet all painting needs. Both store locations sell and service all brands of airless paint sprayers, carrying a vast inventory to meet all service and repair needs in a timely manner. Their staff is pleased to provide color consultations and have the technology to match any colors. They take pride in providing quality, personal service and their commitment to excellence is second to none.


As they celebrate their 35th year of business, John & Laura carry on the legacy of John's father which is to provide quality service and superior products with a hometown feel. John and Laura have two adult sons, one of whom works in their stores. John's personal interests include golf, bike riding and the family enjoys camping. Take a moment to introduce yourself to John sometime soon. 


Roger & Judy Kohlmeier

Honored by Woodland Healthcare Foundation

The Woodland Healthcare Foundation recently recognized Roger and Judy Kohlmeier with the Philanthropy Award for their leadership and generosity.




2019 Dinner Auction

President-elect Tony Delevati reports that final tabulations from the Dinner Auction are still being made, but he believes the Endowment will have net proceeds in excess of $34,000 from the event.




The first couple, President-elect Tony Delevati and his wife Margie.


The Rotary Club of Woodland extends its thanks to the following sponsors who helped make this event successful:


Event Sponsor ($2500)

Table Wine & Wine Tasting - Matchbook Wine Co.

John & Lane Giguiere


Gold ($1000)

Dignity Health - Kevin Vaziri

Brian Lin, DDS

Roger Kohlmeier, Mahlon Whittle & Steve Venables

Wilkinson International


Silver ($500)

River City Bank - Patrick Imbach

Wraith, Scarlett & Randolph Insurance Services Inc.

-Tabb Randolph

First Northern Bank - Vicki Faye

Yolo Federal Credit Union - Janee Rawlings

Tri Counties Bank

Edward Jones - Craig Miyamoto & Kevin Haarberg


Bronze ($250)

Ullrich Delevati CPAs - Mark Ullrich & Tony Delevati

Valley Ag Loans - Peter Holmes

Gardner, Janes, Nakken & Jim Nolan

Nugget Market

Scott & Sheila Johnston

Sonin Law Firm - Barbara Sonin

Tom & Kay LaBrie

Teichert Materials - Jason Smith


The Club also extends its thanks to the following donors to our Oral & Silent Auctions and Lucky Draw:


Anthony Roberts,Yocha Dehe Winton Nation

Dick Akin

Meg & Gary Wirth

Amana Essentials

Blue Note Brewery


El Macero Country Club & David Janes

Dan Holmes Photography

Roy Holmes

Don Huff III & Dave Molinaro

Don McNary

Family Vineyard & Shawn Seyk

Bogle Vineyards &

Gardner, Janes, Nakken, Hugo & Nolan

Gifted Penguin

First Northern Bank

Ken Nordgren & Diana Harvey

Joyce & Chuck Maltese

Jim & Barbara Nolan

Craig Miyamoto

Nugget Market & Laurie Ruiz

Nancy & Tabb Randolph

Park Winters

Perry Bunch and Johnston

Purpose Nutrition

Premier Chiropractic

Roncoroni Family

Art & Lori Ross

Sord Board

True Value Distribution

Mark & Audre Ullrich

Tony Delevati

John & Lane Giguiere, Matchbook Wines

Ullrich Delevati CPAs

Yolo Ice & Creamery

Mark Werum

Mahlon Whittle

Wild Wings Golf Course

Woodland Opera House

Yolo Fliers Club






Winner's Choice Raffle Winner:


Gail Engelmann



View Auction Program



Dinner Auction Proceeds will benefit:


F.I.R.E. (First in, Fire Relief for Evacuees) to acquire necessary equipment for a mobile shower unit; http://www.firstinrelief.com/ 

   NorCal Trykers to acquire 10 special needs tricycles for local children; https://norcaltrykers.com/, and 


Woodland United Way to support the Woodland 'Imagination Library' book program; http://www.woodlandunitedway.org/


Camp Fire - Paradise Relief Report


On February 15, 2019 members of the Rotary Club of Woodland and the Woodland Rotary Endowment completed the submittal of a combined contribution of $7,325 to the Paradise Rotary Foundation to aid victims of the Camp Fire which destroyed Paradise CA, a community of 27,000 people, early last November. This amount includes $4,825 in personal contributions from members. View cover letter.


This contribution is in addition to $5,050 contributed by Club members and the Endowment last Fall to the Shasta Regional Community Foundation to aid victims of the Carr Fire which devastated Redding last July.




 Playground Project -

Ribbon Cutting


The Club's work to build a new playground in front of the Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency 'Herbert Bauer Building' at 137 N. Cottonwood Street has been completed. The Club, with financial support from the other nine Yolo County Rotary clubs, Rotary District 5160, Matt & Jenn Rexroad, and county employee contributions through Woodland United Way, completed construction of the facility. It is designed to support families with children receiving services at the Bauer building, as well as the general public. By using a community build approach with Rotarians augmented after work hours by county employees and other volunteers, and donated services from Laugenour & Mickle Civil Engineers, Kimzey Welding, and Amos Metz, the Club was able to double the size of the play structure within the available $42k budget. 

The project was led by coordinators Gary Wegener and Dan Stroski with several Club members participating. Their work is a credit to the entire Club.


A ribbon cutting ceremony was held December 6th to open the facility for use. Gary Wegener is pictured in the ribbon cutting above with fellow Rotarian Lori Ross, representing Woodland United Way, and Karen Larsen, Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency Director.




Dinner Auction

Beneficiaries Selected


At its November 20, 2018 meeting the Club decided it will use net proceeds from the Club's 2019 Dinner Auction to fund the following community projects:


  • $7500 to F.I.R.E. (First in, Fire Relief for Evacuees) to acquire necessary equipment for a mobile shower unit; http://www.firstinrelief.com/


 This decision was made following a recommendation made by the Club Board and Endowment Board 2x2 Committee consisting of Laurie Ruiz & Nick Roncoroni (Club Board) and Ken Nordgren & Tom Schwarzgruber (Endowment Board) who reviewed eleven requests for funding received from various organizations.





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