2021-2022, Chane Griggs

Chane Griggs

  Theme: Serve to Change Lives Wow – What a year! I think every president probably says this for different reasons. For me, it was a chance to see that our club is remarkable in their ability to continue to operate so well, to generate engagement and to make an impact in our community. Following […]

2020-2021, Sue Bloom


  Theme: Rotary Opens Opportunities I am grateful for: Our Board of Directors and Committees. They are creative. We are a club that gets things done-and we did! We have 9 new members in this Rotary year-joining during COVID. Community service projects, students of the month, amazing programs every week, firesides-via zoom of course, international […]

2019-2020, Tammy Dennee

Tammy Dennee headshot

  Theme: Rotary Connects the World As I reflect on my year as Club President I am filled with a great degree of pride and appreciation for every club member who stepped forward to offer support with their time, talent and treasures.  The year was a spectacular success with fundraising, increased membership and meaningful programs. […]

2018-2019, Rus McCracken


  Theme: 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”. Inspiring […]

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 […]

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