1992-1993, John (“Bud”) Keifer

Theme: Real Happiness is Helping Others

1992-93 was highlighted by a $10,000 contribution to the Community Voice Mail Program, which provides free phone services for the homeless and other needy persons to help them find employment or otherwise get a new foothold on life.

An energetic membership drive resulted in some 58 new member proposals, enabling the club to end the year with 226 members. A visit by a Romanian pediatrician was sponsored during which she was able to learn about American medical practices to improve the care of children in her country. Eight foreign students were welcomed to Salem and four area students were sent to another country for an exchange school year.

Our club helped contribute 102,370 pounds of food and over $7,000 in cash to the annual food drive. Other contributions to the Salvation Army and other local services totaling $7,200 were made.