2010-2011, Dawn Bostwick


Theme: Building Communities, Bridging Continents The theme for our Rotary Year 2010-2011 was Bridging Continents and Building Communities. What a true statement of what Rotary stands for. We bridged continents through sponsoring a Group Study Exchange student Brenna Jensen, who went to Bangalore India, with a team led by club member Ron Kelemen. We continued […]

2009-2010, Marybeth Beall


Theme: The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands The 90th anniversary of the founding of our Club was celebrated at club meetings throughout the year with historical vignettes, birthday cakes and memories shared by past Presidents. The Rotary International theme “The Future of Rotary Is in Your Hands” was truly put in the hands […]

2008-2009, Ron Kelemen


Theme: Make Dreams Real We started our Rotary year in May with a Board planning retreat where we set big goals, reorganized along the Four Avenues of Service, revised our bylaws and constitution, and got ready for a big year. President Ron Kelemen challenged us to make our future greater than our past. We adopted […]

2007-2008, Tim Nissen


Theme: Rotary Shares The Rotary International Theme for 2007-2008 put forth by RI President Wilf Wilkinson was “Rotary Shares.” The Rotary Club of Salem took this theme to heart and its inverse, “Share Rotary.” The Club put a major emphasis on membership growth, through the recruitment of new members and the retention of existing members. […]

2006-2007, Lois Mulrooney


Theme: Lead the Way Salem Rotary took to heart the international Rotary theme of “Lead the Way” and made outstanding strides during this Rotary year. Three projects were funded through the $30,000 proceeds of the club’s raffle. Marion-Polk Food Share, Head Start, and No Meth-Not In My Neighborhood all received a share of the proceeds […]

2005-2006, Spencer Taylor


Theme: Service Above Self In this 101st year of Rotary International, Rotary International, and Rotary Club of Salem returned to an emphasis of the original theme of Rotary, “Service Above Self.” By emphasizing the Internationality of Rotary Membership this year, our club has shown that Rotary’s goodwill is not limited to local action alone or […]

2004-2005, Carolyn Gorsuch


Theme: Celebrate Rotary | 100 Years Members by Roster count, June ’04: total 190 (148 men, 42 women); includes 4 Honorary Rotary International celebrated its 100th Anniversary on February 23, 2005, and Rotary Club of Salem realized 85 years in September 2004. Did we stop there? No! We were only inspired to accomplish more, and that […]

2003-2004, Ted Stang


Theme: Lend a Hand We commenced this Rotary year in July with the presentation of three specific grants. The first was $10,000 to the Marion County Health Department to fund health fairs and immunization clinics. A $15,000 gift was provided to Northwest Medical Teams to assure 11 free mobile dental clinics for local youth. Lastly, […]

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