Logo designed by Ryanne Green, President Mike Chandler's granddaughter.
October 16th Meeting
Our meeting today was well attended to hear a panel discussion about Homelessness in Wooodland. Lori Ross introduced the panel members: (from left) Sandra Sigrist, LCSW, Clinical Program Manager, Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency; Doug Zeck, Executive Director, Fourth and Hope; Kristen Cline, Social Services Manager, City of Woodland; Michelle Kellogg, Executive Director, Yolo Community Care Continuum; and Tony Linch, RN, Director of Care Coordination, Dignity Health.
Today's visiting Rotarians included Sarah del Rosario (Sunrise), Vicki Faye (Sunrise), Larry Peterson (Sunrise), Christi Skibbins (Sunrise), Brad Miller (Sunrise), Cass Sylvia (Luna Vista), Duane Ewing (Luna Vista), Raylene Ewing (Luna Vista), and Tom Richardson (Luna Vista). Sarah del Rosario won a free lunch in the raffle. Also attending but not pictured was Gary Walgenbach (Davis Noon).
George Berrettoni - Rest in Peace
The Rotary Club of Woodland lost a beloved member Friday, September 20, 2018. George Berrettoni joined the Club in 1976 and served as Club President in 1997-98.
A Memorial Mass for George will take place at 10am, Friday, November 3, 2018 at Holy Rosary Church. A reception celebrating his life will follow from Noon-3pm at the Heidrick Ag Museum.
View obituary in Daily Democrat
Redding Area Fire Victims Relief
In response to this summer's devasting wildfires in the Redding area members of our Club and the Woodland Rotary Endowment combined to make a donation of $5050 to the Shasta Regional Community Foundation with whom the local Redding Rotary clubs are working in support of fire victims.
Recently the Club received the attached letter of thanks for our donation.
World War I
Steve Venables is looking for at least 15 volunteers from our Club to help with setup and other event coordination. Please contact Steve if you can help.
The Club is building a new playground at the Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency building at 137 N. Cottonwood Street. Coordinators Gary Wegener and Dan Stroski along with volunteers Marc Faye, Don Huff III and others are making progress.
More volunteers are needed!
If you can help or have questions contact either
October 9th Meeting
Sunrise Rotarian Tom Wendt, owner of Amana Essential of Woodland, was our guest speaker today and presented a program on 'Ancient to Modern Alternatives in Healing'.
We enjoyed having visiting Rotarian Ute Turner (Luna Vista) with us today. With Mike Chandler away, Immediate Past President Peter Holmes took the lead on today's meeting.
Kevin Haarberg took the lead on today's Recognition and promptly fined Marc Faye, Steve Venables, and Clancy Duppong for a below-standard leading of Rotary Grace. Mark Ullrich enjoyed a dinner at the home of Gary & Meg Wirth recently (acquired at the Rotary Auction).
It just wasn't Kevin Haarberg's day today. He earned yet another free lunch.
October 2nd Meeting
Today's guest speaker was Tom Pritchard, Woodland Joint Unified School District Superintendent who gave us an update on various District activities including Measure O on the November 6th ballot. Thanks to Barbara Sonin for introducing the program.
Lacey Hilliard, Manager of Lyon Real Estate in Woodland, was installed as the Club's newest member today. Congratulations Lacey!
Joining us today were visting Rotarian Nick Ponticello (Sunrise) and John Ketelsen (guest of Jim Taylor).
We got to know Kevin Haarberg a little bit more today. Tabb Randolph did his first ever stint as Recognition lead today. Marc Faye had Sunrise Rotary Salmon BBQ dinner tickets for sale.
Steve Venables is looking for Club volunteers to help with the
WWI Commemoration Parade on November 10th.
Beer Booth '18
Scenes from the 2018 Rotary Beer Booth at the Yolo County Fair. Operated by the nine Rotary Clubs within Yolo County, President Mike Chandler said initial reports indicate 2018 event proceeds exceeded $97,000. Thanks go to our Club's coordinator Dick Hoppin for his efforts.
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.