2018-2019, Rus McCracken


  Theme: Rotary: Be the Inspiration One of the greater attributes of the Rotary Club of Salem, is that of a self-directed, motivated, and caring group working together as friends to make a positive impact in and beyond our community. The outcome of that effort fits the Rotary International theme for 2018—2019 “Be the Inspiration”. […]

2017-2018, Bruce Anderson


Theme: Rotary: Making a Difference Our theme this year was “Rotary: Making a Difference.” And indeed we did . . . starting with RI President Ian Riseley’s challenge to plant one tree for each Rotarian – around 1.2 million. Well, Rotarians blew right past that! For our Club, Jayne Downing organized our tree planting and […]

2016-2017, Steve Ickes


Theme: Rotary Serving Humanity The Rotary Club of Salem had another stellar year.  Funds were raised to support our projects and committee activities. Our major Good Works recipient was St. Francis Shelter. Funds were used to build a new playground. St. Francis Shelter provides temporary housing for families with children with the purpose of moving […]

2015-2016, Mary Way


Theme: Be a Gift to the World Rotary International’s President, Ravi Ravindran, set the theme “Be a Gift to the World” for this Rotary year. Our Club had a great year making meaningful contributions in our local community and in the world. Our Food Drive, holiday giving to the Tree of Joy and the Salvation […]

2014-2015, Barry Nelson


Theme: Light Up Rotary The Rotary International theme this year was “Light Up Rotary,” a phase coming from the thought that is it better to light one candle than to sit and curse the darkness. Our club shone a light in our community again this year, brightening the way for many, and shining a light on Rotary […]

2013-2014, Thomas P. Golden


Theme: Engage Rotary, Change Lives The Rotary theme for 2013- 2014 was “Engage Rotary – Change Lives” and the Rotary Club of Salem did just that in big ways. We had members involved in the District level as the two Assistant District Governor’s for our area (Jim Booth and Renee Campbell), Youth Exchange positions, and […]

2012-2013, John Shirley


Theme: Peace Through Service This year’s theme was Peace Through Service. Peace starts from within, grows, and radiates outward to the community and ultimately the world. Our weekly meetings provide a haven of peace in an often rancorous world, and our myriad of service projects improve lives in Salem and the world beyond. Multiply that […]

2011-2012, Renee Campbell


Theme: Reach Within to Embrace Humanity “Reach within to Embrace Humanity” was the Rotary International theme for the year and ours was “Tell Your Story; Tell Our Story.” It was the year of “Why?” We explored the idea that people identify with why we do what we do. We tried to put that into practice […]

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