Weekly Newsletter | November 30, 2022

November 30: Rotary Youth Exchange Changes Lives   Rotary Youth Exchange is active and alive in our post-pandemic world.  It is one of the best exchange programs for high school-age students in the world. We will hear stories of how the program has influenced students we have hosted from around the world. A former host mother will share […]

Weekly Newsletter | November 15, 2022

November 16: Update from Superintendent Christy Perry Christy Perry, superintendent of Salem-Keizer Public Schools, will provide an update on the district’s dual language program, mental health issues and support for students, the search for the new SKPS superintendent, and a brief bond progress update.     Meeting Location: Willamette Heritage Center Dye House   President’s […]

Weekly Newsletter | November 10, 2022

November 9: Navigating Financial Advice | Finding Your Thought Partner The financial industry is infamous for its jargon, acronyms, and opaque fee structures. Hear from fellow Rotarian Brenna Baucum, CFP, as she discusses the evolution of the client/advisor relationship, the rise of financial anxiety and stress in the wake of 2008 and COVID-19, and provides some […]

Weekly Newsletter | November 1, 2022

November 2: Opening of the Withnell Family YMCA     Tim Sinatra, CEO of the Withnell Family YMCA, will give us a private tour of the brand new facility.   Program Chair: Bruce Anderson   Meeting Location: Withnell Family YMCA   President’s Message Rotarians,   FIELD TRIP!!!!!!!! This week we are meeting at the brand-new Withnell […]

Weekly Newsletter | October 25, 2022

October 26: Willamette University Update Dr. Stephen Thorsett, the 25th president of Willamette University, is an internationally recognized astrophysicist with over 20 years of experience as a scholar, teacher, and academic leader. Dr Thorsettt will provide an update on the university’s programs and activities.   Program Chair: Orn Bodvarsson   Meeting Location: Willamette Heritage Center Spinning […]

Weekly Newsletter | October 18, 2022

October 19: Update from the Mayor Mayor Bennett is this week’s program speaker and he will look back on his many years of civic involvement. As a former legislator, city councilor and currently in his role as Salem’s wonderful mayor, I’m sure our fellow Rotarian and our mayor will provide one of our year’s most […]

Weekly Newsletter | October 4, 2022

October 5: The Oregon Symphony – Moving Music Forward Scott Showalter, President and CEO of the Oregon Symphony, will share his experience running one of the largest arts organizations in the Pacific Northwest. Showalter has achieved record ticket sales, expanded the classical series, and invested in creative programming during his seven-year tenure.   Program Chair: […]

Weekly Newsletter | September 27, 2022

September 28: Salem Rotary Foundation – The Heart of Salem Rotary’s Giving Engine   Join us Wednesday as we finish our month of focus on your foundation’s efforts to change lives in our community. We’ll hear from recipients of our literacy and small grants and how our efforts help them achieve their goals. We’ll recognize and […]

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