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Photos - Annual - 2022 Jan-Jun
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January 18th Meeting



President Dan Stroski opened another meeting of the Club with the assistance of Nick Roncoroni and David Pinto in handling the visual technology.


It was announced that Mike Chandler, who last week won the $500 raffle pot, has since donated that amount to the Woodland Rotary Endowment. Barbara Sonin told us about her experience in becoming a Club member. Gary Bunch's 35 years of working with Meals on Wheels was highlighted.



 When told the word 'Senate' comes from the Latin, 'Senex', Yvette Roy discovered it meant 'a place of old men'. 'Just like the Rotary Club', smiled YvetteClyde Brooker took the lead on Recognition today. President-elect Shawn Seyk announced the Club's 2022 Dinner Auction has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 23, at the California Agricultural Museum.



WHS Interacters Hear About

Youth Exchange


Jasmina Belledin, President Dan's former youth exchange student from Germany who is currently visiting the Stroskis, met with members of the Woodland High School Interact Club on January 12th and gave them a presentation about the youth exchange program. Our Interact Club mentors Jayne Williams and Gary Wegener also attended. 



Raychel Kubby Adler and Denise Rose, were our guest speakers today, appearing virtually on Zoom. They gave us a program on Thriving Pink, a non-profit organization based in Davis providing support to breast cancer survivors throughout Yolo County.?




January 11th Meeting


Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig was our guest speaker today, providing us a presentation on Proposition 47, approved by California voters in 2014, and its impacts on California since then. 



Don Huff III's Recognition today focused on what members enjoyed about the recent holidays. Yvette Roy enjoyed hosting breakfast, lunch and dinner for her assembled family at Christmas. Tim Pettit had 6 family members over at Christmas; and enjoyed New Years' Eve at Gary Wirth's home. Lisa Martinez enjoyed family gathering at Christmas, but also had fun with family attending the latest Spiderman movie. Gary Bunch had a great Christmas with family, and started a new tradition of taking family members to the Texas Roadhouse in Fairfield on New Years. 




 President-elect Shawn Seyk introduced his guest today, Harlmon Sandu, Senior Business Banker with Tri Counties Bank. Mike Chandler won today's $500 pot! Aniek Pflager reminded us why she joined Rotary in 2005. 



January 4th Meeting


 President Dan Stroski welcomed the Club to 2022. He led the Club in Rotary Grace by himself (where were the other singers???) and introduced us to his guest, his former youth exchange student Yazmina Belledin from Germany who paid the Stroski family a surprise visit over the holidays. 



Fred Teichert, visiting Rotarian and Past District 5180 Governor from the Sacramento Club joined us today. Tabb Randolph has lots of snow up at his place in Truckee, and is developing a orientation process for new Club members. President-elect Shawn Seyk is looking for volunteers to assist with the Club's 2022 Dinner Auction set for February 19th. With the pot at $474 and 16 cards left, Jim Taylor managed to draw a free lunch today. 


Jayne Williams shared a heartwarming story of her work with the daughter of an immigrant family 20 years ago, who has recently moved to Esparto and who shared this holiday with JayneDavid Pinto, celebrated his 59th birthday (Delhi, India) today, AND 'rang the bell' for his 30th wedding anniversary with wife Rebecca coming up tomorrow, Jan 5. Gary Wirth celebrates his 83rd birthday (Woodland) on Jan 6, and said he enjoyed a recent 7 day trip to New York City. ?




Derrek Kaff said his family was going through the difficult times of aging parents, but he is thankful to hear in the Club several stories of the dignity and grace others have shown in handling similar situations. Peter Holmes will celebrate his 62nd birthday (Fresno) on Jan 6. Yvette Roy, who lost her younger sister last year, 'rang the bell' for the thanks she received from her sister's three adult children for making this year's Christmas so happy for them. 


Dr. Dwante Early, PhD., new President and CEO of United Way Capital Region (UWCCR), was our guest speaker today, giving us an overview of UWCCR activities and programs and highlighted its initiatives in Yolo County, where Dr. Early and her family have made their home since 2003. More information about UWCCR can be found at: https://www.yourlocalunitedway.org/ 




Happy New Year!!