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June 27, 2017


Yolo Fliers Club

6pm cocktails;

7pm dinner;

8pm program


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);

no-host bar.


Sign up with Aniek no later than

June 20 club meeting.


No club lunch meeting June 27.


Services for


wife of former Club member

Randy Blake

will be held at

Holy Rosary Church

at 10:30am

Thursday, June 29,

with a reception 

to follow at Noon

at the

Yolo Fliers Club



District Awards Dinner &

Installation Ceremony

July8th, 5-9pm at Woodland Community Center.

Western BBQ theme.

Click for flyer.

Rotary Blood Drive

Thurs, September 7, 8:00 am Noon

more details.

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





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. 




June 6th Meeting


Steve Ramirez, Sports Manager with Special Olympics Northern California and Special Olympian Jonathon Sparks were our guest speakers today giving us a presentation on the Special Olympics program. Thank you Lori Ross for arranging and introducing this inspirational program.




Babs Sandeen was Lori Ross' guest today.



Mahlon Whittle won the $490 freeloader drawing 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.




Rotary Helps

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





Mystery Golf








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.



Senior BBQ











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


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






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.





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