ROTARY CLUB OF WOODLAND
Making a difference in the lives of people
in our community and around the world.
Thank you for visiting the Rotary Club of Woodland website, chartered in 1926.
Join us and the over 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide in helping to improve our communities. Our club members contribute time to improve Woodland in many ways including holding an annual Senior Citizens BBQ, volunteering for Meals on Wheels, helping with the annual FFA auction, mentoring the Woodland High School Interact Club, sponsoring young leaders to the Camp Royal Leadership Camp and the Camp Venture Entrepreneurship Camp, and contributing to the Woodland KIDS Read program. Every year we contribute to a major capital project. Recent projects have included the Woodland Community College electronic bulletin board, a specialized playground at Greengate School, the new Yolo Food Bank facility. We just recently donated $20,000 to Woodland Healthcare for the purchase of a "Cheetah", a diagnostic tool that will be used for sepsis patients.
On the international side, we have participated in projects ranging from water wells, to dental clinics, to cervical cancer screening.
We meet every Tuesday from 12:00-1:15 for lunch, a brief business meeting, and an informative program. We also 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 looking to meet new friends, learn something interesting every week, and are searching for a way to give back, please contact us.
May 22nd Meeting
CA State Senator Bill Dodd (District 3) was our guest speaker today. Thank you Lori Ross for arranging and introducing this excellent program.
Foundation Chair Tom Schwarzgruber presented Paul Harris Fellowships to the following members: Nick Roncoroni (his first!), David Contto (his first!), Don Huff III (for his son), and Ken Nordgren (+1).
We got to know David Contto a little bit today. Tom LaBrie rang the bell for his 75th birthday and 53rd wedding anniversary.
George Burger 'rang the bell' for his hole-in-one at Rotary Mystery Golf last week.
Scott Johnston took the helm on today's Recognition. Frank Gardner enjoyed his trip to Florida.
Gary Oldham (Davis Rotarian) visited us today. With the pot at $623 and 9 cards left, Mike Chandler drew a free lunch.
Mystery Golf Trip
The Mystery Golf Trip traveled on May 16 to the Vintner's Golf Club in Yountville. A busload of Rotarians from the Noon, Sunrise and Luna Vista Clubs, along with some guests, enjoyed a great round of golf followed by lunch. Many thanks to organizers Chuck Santoni & Chuck Maltese!
And our own George Burger had a HOLE IN ONE!!!
Train Depot Joint Social Evening
On Tuesday, May 15 all three Woodland Rotary Clubs held a joint social event at the Woodland Train Depot. Sacramento Historical Railways volunteers have done significant work to bring the Depot to its original condition. All three Clubs donated funds for new handicapped accessible restrooms in the facility.
May 8th Meeting
The Woodland Rotary Endowment presented a check for $19,700 to the Woodland Healthcare Foundation today. These funds were raised in the 2018 Dinner Auction.
Michael Rooke-Ley was our guest speaker today, giving us a presentation on
Vicky Faye(Sunrise) and Kevin Sanchez (Sunrise) were our visiting Rotarians. Kevin's guests from Woodland Memorial Hospital were Kendra Martin, Janene Ramirez and Celeste Santoni.
Bob Nakken celebrated 66 years on April 27, while Dick Hoppin was 78 years young on May 6. Mark Werum led Recognition today and Roy Holmes found a free lunch.
Senior BBQ Success!
Our Club served another successful Senior BBQ at Rotary Park on a cool, clear and breezy May 1st. Chief organizer Aniek Ramsay estimated over 400 local seniors enjoyed a free BBQ chicken lunch with potato salad, fruit, roll and a cookie.
Beer Booth Patio
The project to create a brick patio at the Rotary Park Beer Booth site is progressing. Rotarians from the Yolo County Rotary Beer Booth Committee are doing the work. Our own Dick Hoppin is our representative.
Tanzania Children's Hospital Project
The new Digital X-ray building, at the Children's Hospital in Zinga, Tanzania, Africa, was recently opened. A $103,000 Rotary International Global Grant co-sponsored by all three Woodland Rotary clubs and others in our region, provided a digital x-ray system, a digital dental x-ray system and an ultrasound system, along with necessary training of local staff on their use, for this hospital.
'The primary objective of
this global grant is to improve access to diagnostic radiology services for the poor and underserved children of Tanzania.'
View the grant report to learn more about this project.
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