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Mark Your Calendar:

April 22, Redding (times & location to be determined)

May 6, Vacaville (times & location to be determined)


Topics to be discussed:

·Member Development Today
·Must Know Info for New Members (ABCs of Rotary)
·Successful Service Project Strategies
·Awesome Fundraising Projects
·Planning Ahead for Your Club




May 2, 2017

Rotary Park


Mark your calendars for this "all hands on deck" event;

signups with Aniek.  See flyer.




Originally scheduled for May 7th,

this event has now

been postponed

until the Fall.





Wednesday, May 10



$100 per player.

Bus departs 7:30am SHARP.


Limited to first 48 players.

Sign up ASAP at club meeting

or contact Chuck Maltese.



May 20, 2017

Davis Rotary Fundraiser

Click for info







June 10-14, 2017

Atlanta, Georgia




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


 Gary Wegener

      President  2016-2017





March 21st Meeting


Rhonda Staley-Brooks, a 22 year veteran of Big Brothers Big Sisters-Greater Sacramento Area, was our guest speaker today, giving us a presentation on the organization and its current efforts to find big brothers and big sisters to partner with 15 young people in the Woodland area. Thank you Lori Ross for arranging and introducing this program.


PDG Karl Diekman took the helm on Recognition today.


Lori Ross shared a story about our server Veronica Tejeda's daughter who plays basketball in some tall company.


Chuck Maltese gave us the details about the Mystery Golf trip on May 10th.



Roger Kohlmeier earned a free lunch.



Sunrise Rotarian John Martin and some bearded guy who looks like Marc Faye joined us today.



Social Evening March 15th- Father Paddy's



Thanks Johnathan Lecky for coordinating this.


March 14th Meeting


Jesse Salinas, Yolo County Assessor/Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters, was our guest speaker today giving us an overview of his office's responsibilities and requesting Rotary's help in related community involvement. Thank you Lori Ross for arranging and introducing this interesting program.


 PDG Karl Diekman and Foundation Chair Tom Schwarzgruber presented Mike Chandler (+5), Gary Wegener(+3) and Tabb Randolph(+3) with Paul Harris pins recognizing their recent milestones in personal contributions to the Rotary Foundation. Since our Club's founding in 1926 our members have donated over $350,000 to the Rotary Foundation, and the current Club membership has donated over $149,000 to RI.



PDG Karl Diekman recently returned from a trip to Africa where he attend a meeting of the Rotary Club of Nkwazi in Lusaka, Zambia. Karl presented their club's banner to President Gary today.




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


Platinum ($1000)

Brian Lin, DDS

Hosted Bar – Mahlon Whittle, Roger Kohlmeier, George Berrettoni

Table Wine – Matchbook Wine Co – John & Lane Giguiere

Wilkinson International – Terry Wilkinson


Gold ($500)

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


Silver ($250)

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


Bronze ($100)

Big O Tires – Mark Werum

Premier Chiropractic – Christian Sherrill

Sonin Law Firm – Barbara Sonin

Morgan Stanley – Dillon Dougherty




Silent Auction/Lucky Draw Donors

Thank You!!


Amana Essentials

Bel Air Market

Big O Tires

Bogle Vineyards

Cascade Creations

Chuck Maltese

Chuck Moore - Farm Credit West

Dan Holmes Photography

Dick Hoppin

Dillon Dougherty Morgan Stanley

El Macero Country Club

Ernie Roncoroni and Family

First Northern Bank

Foy’s Bike Shop

Gary Wegener

Golden Beach Tanning

Jamba Juice

Jim and Barbara Nolan

Kathy Berrettoni

Kelly Lynn Jordan Photography

Nugget Market

Pauline van Muyden

Perry, Bunch and Johnston CPAs

Pet Factory

Peter Cahn

Pizza Guys

Premier Chiropractic & Pilates

Robert Nakken

Salon Prive

Savory Café

Shawn Seyk

Sonin Law

Soulvage – Wine Barrel Crafts


Steve Venables

The Gifted Penguin

The True Value Company

Tractor Supply

Ullrich Delevati CPAs

Unique Salon & Spa – Becky Worley

Velocity Island Park

Well Stocked

Whittle and Associates

Wild Wings Golf Club

Woodland Opera House

Yolo Food Bank

Yolo Ice & Creamery



Locatellis Thank the Club


Last August the Club contributed $1,666 (a combination of individual donations matched by the Club) to Wendi Locatelli, a local young mother who last year tragically lost major portions of her legs and arms to illness. This was part of a larger community effort to help the Locatellis with the enormous expenses associated with her situation. We recently received this thank you note from the Locatelli family.





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

Final Report


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:




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)




Tom Schwarzgruber, Lead

Dr. James McGibbon

Clyde Brooker

Kris Kristensen

David Contto

Karl Diekman




Raylene Ewing (Luna Vista)

Karl Diekman


Thanks also to our own PDG Karl Diekman for his leadership and coordination.




Greengate School Dedicates

Ruby Falls Play Structure












Last May Woodland Rotary Endowment presented a $25,000 check (funds raised at the Club's 2016 Dinner Auction) to Greengate School (part of the Yolo County Office of Education) for the acquisition & development of a Ruby Falls play structure at the campus. That play structure, part of a larger Playground Project, was opened and dedicated on October 5th. Students, teachers and parents got their first chance to see and touch the water features of Ruby Falls. Greengate School Principal Debra Johnsen and Yolo County Schools Superintendent Jesse Ortiz, Ed.D. thanked Woodland Rotary for their support .




Cache Creek High School

Improvements Dedicated









  On October 5th Will Jarrell, Principal of Cache Creek High School, along with WJUSD Superintendent Maria Armstrong and others, dedicated improvements made to the school's CommuniCare facilities where student health services are provided. The improvements were made possible by a $5,000 contribution from Woodland Rotary Endowment (part of the proceeds from the Club's 2016 Dinner Auction).




Rotary Scholarships Presented


Our Club presented its 2016 Scholarship to Pioneer High School's Valedictorian Erick Palomares on May 26. Erick earned a 4.32 grade point average in high school and has been accepted to UCLA next year where he plans to major in Chemistry or Biochemistry.


The Club's 2016 Scholarship to Woodland High School went to Valedictorian Bridget Linney who visited the Club on June 7. She is pictured above with her father Ken Linney and Club Scholarship Chair Becky Martin. Bridget plans to attend UCLA and study Biophysics in the Fall.









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