Weekly Newsletter | March 2, 2020

March 3: Hunger in Our Community      The last 12 months have been hard on almost everyone:  COVID-19, wildfires, ice-storm – what has been the impact on those facing hunger in our community? Tune in to find out.      This week we will hear from fellow Rotarian, Rick Gaupo, who leads the Marion Polk Food Share in […]

Weekly Newsletter | February 23, 2020

February 24: Meet Salem’s New Police Chief      On October 30, 2020, the City of Salem named Trevor Womack as Salem’s new Police Chief. Chief Womack moved from Stockton, California and began serving the residents of Salem on December 7, 2020. Rotary will get the chance to be among the first to meet Chief Womack and hear […]

Weekly Newsletter | February 9, 2020

February 10: Updates on Santiam Wildfire Recovery We will be hearing from two people actively involved in helping the recovery of the Santiam Canyon area after the 2020 wildfires.    Melissa Baurer is the coordinator of the Santiam Service Integration Team. The purpose of Santiam SIT is to facilitate collaboration among community partners to provide coordinated resources and information […]

Weekly Newsletter | February 2, 2020

February 3: Marion Polk Continuum of Care HUD Designation   HUD provides financial resources to Continuum’s of Care (CoC) throughout the US. Each CoC brings local partners together to work collectively to address homelessness in their area. Carla Munns is a consultant for the Mid-Willamette Valley Homeless Alliance (MWVHA), the region’s Continuum of Care. Its overarching mission […]

Weekly Newsletter | January 26, 2020

January 27: Common Estate Planning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them   Salem Rotary Club member,  Ryan Collier, will discuss building an estate planning toolbox so your loved ones have the tools to make medical and financial decisions for you when you cannot.    He will also discuss estate tax planning and incorporating retirement plans into your estate plan.   […]

Weekly Newsletter | January 19, 2020

January 20: It’s Just Brain Surgery! Mauricio Collada Jr is a Father, a husband, a neurosurgeon, and a winery owner in Salem, Oregon who has been part of this Salem community since 1983. He was born in Havana, Cuba, and arrived from Cuba as a child with his parents in 1962. Dr. Collada considers that […]

Weekly Newsletter | January 12, 2020

January 13: Santiam Canyon Fire Response  The program committee has decided to provide a series of programs related to the Santiam wildfires that devastated the area last fall.    The first of these programs will feature Kyle McMann, Marion County Fire Chief. He will present about how Marion County Fire responded to the fires, the experiences of the […]

Weekly Newsletter | January 5, 2020

January 6: Vaccination Plan for Marion County The Marion County COIVD-19 vaccination plan is modeled after the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program Interim Playbook for Jurisdictions and involves many state, regional, and local healthcare and community partners.  Katrina Rothenberger MPH, Marion County’s Health and Human Services Public Health Division Director, will provide an overview of Marion […]

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