The year 1988-89 started out with a fellowship activity selling “elephant ears” at the Salem Art Fair. This turned out to not only make money but the workers loved making those ears. Our Pops Concert, Pentacle Theatre Night and Valentine Dinner all went very well and everyone had a great time. President Carl Martens tried to keep the fundraising to a minimum as we didn’t finish the Polio-Plus campaign until late 1988. However the Club still managed to donate a substantial amount of money, including $5,200 to the Rotary Educational Foundation.
Donations to Rotary projects for 1989-90 amounted to $17,260. The main contribution was $10,500 to the Boys & Girls Club new building fund. Other recipients included the Rotary Education Fund, RYLA, Marion Polk Food Share, South Salem Music Boosters, Salem Schools Foundation, YMCA Camperships, and Nepal dental project.