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October 1st Meeting
California District 3 State Senator Bill Dodd was our guest speaker today, giving us a review of legislation he has been working on. He also took questions about specific legislation.
Thanks to Nick Roncoroni for introducing today's speaker.
Daniel Jones, who works as a Loan Officer with Tri-Counties Bank, was welcomed as a new member of the Club today. He was sponsored by Mark Ullrich. This is the first corporate membership for the Club. It offers up to three of Daniel's professional colleagues to attend in his place when he cannot do so.
Endowment Board Election
Led by Mike Chandler, Club members today unanimously elected Nick Roncoroni, Tom Schwarzgruber, Ken Nordren, and Bob Nakken to a new two year term as members of the Woodland Rotary Endowment Board of Directors. As a result, the 2019-20 Woodland Rotary Endowment Board of Directors
now includes the following members:
President (Immediate Past Club President) Mike Chandler
Treasurer (Club Treasurer) Mark Ullrich
Directors (term ending 6/30/20)
Directors (term ending 6/30/21)
Bob Nakken, Secretary
Pinch hitter Gary Bunch led Recognition today. Don Huff Jr. was happy to be back at a meeting after taking a fall in his home. With days getting cooler, Scott Johnston thought he could would wear shorts to meetings until sometime in December.
Chuck Moore was happy the SF Giants' season was finally over. He enjoyed attending the last game when Manager Bruce Bochy retired. Blair Voelz was relieved his rice fields avoided much of the massive hail storm last Saturday when other fields were severly damaged. Roger Kohlmeier is encouraged by, but somewhat skeptical of the SF 49ers early season success.
Lots of visitors today. Our speaker Senator Bill Dodd, a Napa Rotarian himself, brought along his Field Representatives Lysett Marshman and Ron Turner. Visiting Rotarians Craig Stevenson (South Sacramento) and Byron MacConnell (Sunrise) also joined us today.
September 24th Meeting
Dr. Koen Van Rompay, D.V.M, PhD., Core Scientist with the California National Primate Research Center at UC Davis was our guest speaker today. Dr. Van Rompay gave us a presentation about the non-profit organization Sahaya International, based in Davis, which he founded in 1998 to help support healthcare, education, environmental and socio-economic grassroots programs in developing countries including India, Kenya, Philippines, and Vietnam. Part of Sahaya's fund raising comes from the sale of hand-made embroidered greeting cards made in India, such as the sample shown above.
Karl Diekman was in the My Rotary barrel today. Based on advise he had received from a first year law school student when in high school, Karl wanted to ‘return something to the community’ when he became a professional. After taking his first job as a Fire Chief Karl was asked to join a Rotary Club for the first time. Joining gave him a great connection to the community, and he liked doing things in the community with the club. As a retired professional he likes to travel with Rotary and continuing to work on projects.
Jennifer Ward rang the bell announcing she was happy to be back at a Club meeting following a long absence. Clyde Brooker paid for his birthday coming up on Sep 29 (1947 in Southern California), and also led Recognition; his first time! Mark Ullrich enjoyed the SF 49ers third win in a row despite making many turnovers. Tom Schwarzgruber learned that while Rotary has 1.2 million members worldwide, Lions has 1.35 million members!
David Pinto led today's Pledge of Allegiance. Lacey Hilliard had an anniversary on Sep 20, but got no early warning! Chuck Maltese was fined for not getting more work done to fix the airline industry. Don Huff III was happy about the north wind drying out his rice fields, but also happy to report that his father, Don Huff Jr., was recovering from a fall in his home this weekend. The Rotary Gracers in action.
Seen but not heard from much today!
Lori Ross introduced her guest Irma Caceres who had helped Lori arranged for our speaker Koen Van Rompay today. Koen is a member of the Davis Sunset Rotary Club.
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 Newest 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 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.
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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