May 1, 2018


Rotary Park

Yolo Fairgrounds


All Hands on Deck!!



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May 4-6

Hyatt Regency

Incline Village, NV






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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 committed to funding the "Cheetah" a diagnostic tool that will be used for sepsis patients at Woodland Healthcare.

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


 Peter Holmes

      President  2017-2018









March 20th Meeting





 Steve Beckley (left), Communications Consultant for Reclamation District 108, and Jim Morris, Communications Manager with the Calfornia Rice Commission, were our guest speakers today, giving us a program on 'From Sushi to the Pacific Flyway, the Surprising Benefits of California Rice'.




President-elect Mike Chandler reported the 2018 Dinner Auction generated $19,700 for the purchase of a Cheetah Monitor at Woodland Healthcare PLUS $18,262 in net proceeds for the Woodland Endowment. He thanked all Club members for their help in making this possible.



It's not every day one sees Gary Wirth with his wallet open, but having returned from a long absence he had to pay for his January 6th birthday (Woodland; 1939) and his February 7th anniversary to Meg (2015; Antartica); Kevin Haarberg shared his father passed away last week; and Marc Faye was happy to see his wife's cousin Steve Beckley today.



Don Huff Jr drew himself a free lunch; Gary Wegener was happy he celebrated his 70th birthday at the Club's Social Evening at Father Paddy's on March 6, and he announced the Woodland Endowment Board will be meeting 5:30pm Tuesday, March 27 at Steve's Pizza; Sunrise Rotarian Eric Faye joined us today; and Chuck Maltese said the 2018 Rotary Mystery Golf Trip will take place Wednesday, May 16.




District Spring Assemblies


Saturday, March 24, 2018

Butte College Chico Center

2320 Forest Ave, Chico CA



 Learn more about Rotary


Assemblies also offered on April 7 (Fairfield) and April 14 (Redding). For more information/registration go to:; 

or use the link provided in the Mar 16 2018 email sent to every Club member by Trainer Bev Stupek. Last day to signup for the Chico Assembly is Mar 19.




March 13th Meeting


Our own Dillon Dougherty was today's program speaker, sharing with his 'Golf Story'.



Sunrise Rotarian Phil Marler joined us today. George Burger celebrated his Feb 14 anniversary with Janet (South Lake Tahoe) in 1983 (or was it 1984???). Mary Martin celebrated her 29th anniversary with Perry (Livermore). Nick Roncoroni, fresh from a family outing to Disneyland, was delighted to draw a free lunch in today's raffle.




Lunch Price Increase


Beginning in March 2018, the price of a lunch at Club meetings will raise to $18. Triggered by a cost increase from our caterer, Cracchiolos, the Club discussed and voted to approve the increase at the Club’s February 20, 2018 meeting.



Rotary at Arbor Day


President Peter Holmes along with Mary Martin, Laurie & Enrique Ruiz, and Craig Jones joined other local Rotarians in planting trees during the Woodland Tree Foundation's March 10 Arbor Day project.




WCC Founders Day Recognition



The Rotary of Club of Woodland was honored by the

Woodland Community College Foundation

 at it's 2018 Founder's Day dinner for its assistance to the College

Pictured with President Peter Holmes were other honorees of the WCC Foundation: (from the left) Duane Chamberlain, Jan & David Althausen Jr. who accepted for the late David Althausen Sr.,

Kay Gasson, Don Tingley, and Francisco Rodriguez.

(We wish to thank the Daily Democrat for allowing us to display this picture.)


For more about this award view the 3/6/18 Daily Democrat article 




Scenes from 2018 Dinner Auction









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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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