2000-2001, Linda Wooters


Theme: Create Awareness, Take Action Rotary International’s theme, “Create Awareness, Take Action,” was further embedded when District 5100 had the rare opportunity to host the Rotary International Institute in Portland, with RI President Frank Devlyn serving as keynote speaker. Support for youth in general and the Salem-Keizer School District continued by fulfilling our 2-year pledge […]

1999-2000, Rob Elder


Theme: Rotary International The Rotary year began in July with a gift of a new Steinway Boston grand piano, purchased for the auditorium at North Salem High School. The Good Works committee determined this to be the top project for Rotary funds for two years. In 2000-2001, a second piano is to be purchased and […]

1998-1999, Dennis Graves


Theme: Follow Your Rotary Dream 1998-99 The final year for the Salem Rotary Club before the millennium was filled with activity, fellowship and service to the local and world community. Membership averaged 210, with the club sponsoring two outbound and two inbound international exchange students. Internationally, the club funded a drinking water well/ supply tank […]

1997-1998, James Booth


Theme: Show Rotary Cares 1997-98 was the “Fun Year’ for District 5100 and our club. Our focus was on fellowship and membership while we carried out the RI theme “Show Rotary Cares” through our many club, community, vocational and international service projects. Several purely fellowship meetings were held in addition to numerous events, firesides, and […]

1996-1997, Ellen Wyatt


Theme: Build the Future with Action and Vision 1996-97 was the year the Rotary Club of Salem had its first serving woman President, Ellen Wyatt. Rotary International’s theme was “Build the Future with Action and Vision.” Rotary Club of Salem exhibited this theme in its projects and programs throughout the year. Under community service, the […]

1995-1996, Rod Tibbatts


Theme: Act With Integrity, Serve With Love, Work for Peace 1995-96 was highlighted by Salem Rotary’s receipt of a R.I. Presidential Citation. As a large club, this award confirmed that our members completed at least four activities in each avenue of service. Our club continued its focus on youth and especially the Richmond Elementary School, […]

1994-1995, Bill Hansen


Theme: Be a Friend 1994-95 will be remembered as our Club’s 75th Anniversary!! A new Club banner was designed, and we celebrated by having several Past Presidents recall the Club highlights from their specific decade. R. I. Presi-dent Bill Huntley visited Portland in February 1995. Twelve members were honored as new Paul Harris Fellows. In […]

1993-1994, Walt Ruddiman


Theme: Believe In What You Do, Do What You Believe In 1993-94 was another banner year for our Club. Topping our list of “good works” was our Rotary Workplace Food Drive where we raised $10,576 in cash and collected 218,748 pounds of food. Our “Elephant Ears” sale at the Art Fair netted out $5,423 to […]

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