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2018 Programs



Email Lori Ross,

Programs Committee Chair


January 2018

Vocational Service Month


2:    Dark for the New Year




9:    Rich Wolfe, Surefire World Multigun Champion



16:  Brent Cardall, Chief Probation Officer, Yolo County; http://www.yolocounty.org/law-justice/probation/




23: Bill Shea, Aerospace Lecturer; 'California and U.S. Aviation Update';  




30:   Christi Skibbins, Executive Director, Meals on Wheels; https://www.mowyolo.org/





February 2018

Peace & Conflict Resolution Month


6:    Dave Grundler, District Chairman, Golden Empire Council Boy Scouts of America; http://www.gec-bsa.org/



13:  Dr. Joseph Sky, Chief of Cardiology, US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine;"Enhancing Western Medicine's Care of the Heart with Wisdom from the Blue Zones"





20:  Sylvina Frausto, "CAFE" Community Alliance for Education




27:   Seth Wurzel, Owner, Larsen Wurzel & Associates, Inc.; 

'Major Urban Flood Control Projects';






March 2018

Water and Sanitation Month


6:   Club Social Evening at Father Paddy's



13: Dillon Dougherty, 'My Golf Story'



20: Jim Morris, Communications Manager, California Rice Commission,

http://calrice.org/ and 

Steve Beckley, Reclamation District 108


'From Sushi to the Pacific Flyway, the surprising benefits of California Rice'




27:  Thomas Pritchard, Superintendent, Woodland Joint Unified School District; http://www.wjusd.org/





April 2018

Maternal and Child Health Month


3:   James Glica-Hernandez, Executive Director, Yolo County Historical Museum-Gibson House, 'Upcoming Changes for the Gibson House'. http://www.gibsonhouse.org/



10:  Xochitl Rodriguez, Woodland City Council, Mayor Pro Tempore;

'Update on the City of Woodland'; http://www.cityofwoodland.org/gov/cityhall/council/default.asp




17: Rachael Long, UC Extension Farm Advisor; 'Crops We're Growing in Yolo County'; http://cecapitolcorridor.ucanr.edu/ ; http://ucanr.edu/?facultyid=1355




24:  Colin Anderson, Assistant Director/Lead Attorney, Yolo County Child Support Services;





May 2018

Youth Service Month


1: Senior BBQ, Rotary Park - All Hands on Deck!




8:  Michael Rooke-Ley, Woodland United Way; 'Creating Tailwinds'



15: Tri-Club BBQ/Social at the Train Depot - A Social evening with all three Woodland Rotary Clubs



22: Bill Dodd, Senator, California State Senate, Third District





29: Janet Vaughan, Executive Director, Mosaic Children's Museum; http://www.mosaicchildrensmuseum.org/



June 2018 

Rotary Fellowship Month


 5: (Meeting at Boundary Bend Olives, 455 Harter Ave. Woodland)

Adam Englehardt, Chief Executive Officer; Boundary Bend Olives, Inc.; http://www.boundarybend.com/



12: Pam Marrone, PhD;  Founder & CEO, Marrone Bio Innovations; https://marronebioinnovations.com/




19: President Peter's Wrap Up



26: Demotion



 July 2018 

 Rotary International Making A Difference Year Begins


3: DARK for the Fourth of July!





10: Installation of 2018-19 President Mike Chandler




17: Dan Stroski and Ray Johansen, DDS,

Honor Flight for 92 year old veteran




24: Gill Williams, President, Norcal Trykers www.norcaltrykers.com




31: Sandra Sigrist, LCSW; Director, Adult and Aging Branch, Yolo County Health and Human Services,  "Crisis Response System"






August 2018 

 Membership and New Club Development Month


7: Dr. John Purcell, Vice President, Monsanto "Monsanto's Role in the Vegetable Industry" https://monsanto.com/



14: Michelle Kellogg, Yolo Community Care Continuum






21: Vanessa Erracarte, Erreco Strategies;

"Using Social Media to Market Your Business -

It's easier AND CHEAPER than you think!"





28: Jim Provenza, Yolo County Supervisor, District 4

"American Exceptionalism and Yolo County"






September 2018 

Basic Education and Literacy Month


4: Michael White, PhD, President, Woodland Community College




11: Sarah Smith, ARK Preschool




18: Club business assembly



25: Susan Strachan, Cannabis Director, Yolo County Department of Community Services, "Cannabis in Yolo County"; http://www.yolocounty.org/community-services/cannabis-3398





October 2018 

Economic and Community Development Month


2: Thomas Prichard, Superintendent, Woodland Joint Unified School District;

"Information on School Bond" https://www.wjusd.org/District/School-Bond-Measure-O/




9: Thomas Wendt, Amana Essential; "Ancient to Modern Alternatives in Healing" https://amanaessentials.com/




16: Woodland Panel on Homelessness 






23: Diane Ortiz, Deputy District Attorney, Yolo County District Attorney's Office "High Profile Case 2017/18"; https://yoloda.org/ 






Karen Ross, California Secretary of Food & Agriculture;



November 2018

Rotary Foundation Month


6: Lacey Hilliard, First In Relief for Evacuees "F.I.R.E"




13: Cecilia Aguilar-Curry, California Assembly Member, District 4




20: Jon Dwyer, 2018-19 Rotary 5160 District Governor; https://www.rotary5160.org/









December 2018

Disease Prevention and Treatment Month





11: Amy Wolfe, President & CEO, Ag Safe








24: Dark for Christmas






California Assemblymember Celicia Aguilar- Curry, District 4;