March 24-26, 2017
See 1/8/17 email
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Area Assembly Dates
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
Rotary and Ribs
May 20, 2017
June 10-14, 2017
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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.
2017 Dinner Auction -
A Great Evening Supporting Yolo Food Bank
A crowd of over 270 people had a great evening February 18th at the Heidrick Ag Center.
February 14th Meeting
Ariel Muller, Exercise Specialist, Woodland Healthcare was our guest speaker today, giving us a presentation on Woodland Healthcare's cardiac rehabilitation program.
Seen and heard from today.
February 7th Meeting
Our speakers today were Michael Rooke-Ley(Community Impact Coordinator) and Lori Ross(Executive Director), both with Woodland United Way, who gave us a presentation about the AmeriCorps Vista program and an update on initiatives by Woodland United Way.
Sunrise Rotarian Phil Marler paid us a visit today.
January 31st Meeting
Our guest speaker today was Nolan Sullivan, Branch Director, Services Centers, Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency who gave us an overview of the Safety Net of services provided by his organization. Copies of his handouts can be viewed at the links listed in 'Info on Past Programs', under the Programs tab on the left of this page. Thank you Dan Stroski for arranging and introducing this interest program!
David Janes took the helm on Recognition today.
Our guests and visiting Rotarian today.
Chagrined to learn that bald men have more fun, Bob Nakken drew a free lunch today.
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.
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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