Woodland Kids Read
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Woodland Community College
Looking for volunteers to set up and greet/escort students. For more detail view flyer.
Contact Gary Wegener
with questions or to sign-up.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Yolo Fliers Club
6pm cocktails; 7pm dinner;
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.
June 10-14, 2017
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.
May 16th Meeting
Tim O'Halloran, General Manager of the Yolo County Flood Control & Water Conservation District, was our guest speaker today presenting plans currently being developed by multiple local juristictions for the management of groundwater within Yolo County.
The Rotary Grace Singers, namely Roy Holmes, Marc Faye, Roger Dorris, Steve Venables, Clancy Duppong, Dan Stroski & Jim McGibbon (mainly those in the Club that can carry a tune) were in full throated attendance today.
President Gary inducted former Patterson CA Rotarian Mary Martin, as a member of our Club today. Mary currently resides in Esparto and works for Monument Hill Memorial Park.
President-nominee Mike Chandler reminded us the Club's 2018 Dinner Auction will be held Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the California Agriculture Museum. Dinner ticket prices have been increased $5 to $45 if purchased by August 1, 2017 or $50 thereafter.
George Berrettoni led Recognition today.
Another satisfied free lunch winner!
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.
May 9th Meeting
Adrienne Moore Kelly, KOVR Channel 13 Newscaster and daughter of our own Chuck Moore, was our guest speaker today. She gave us a presentation about her career and work in television journalism. Thank you Chuck for arranging and introducing this great program!
Charles Mack was one of three visiting Sunrise Rotarians with us today.
Among those seen & heard from today.
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.
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
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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