Making A Difference in Haiti

We’ve written before to share with you the details on the wonderful partnership between our club, others in our district and Rotary International – and the amazing work that’s be being done in Haiti. We’re happy to give you an update on our latest efforts. Last year, we raised funds to initiate a third well-drilling project […]

Weekly Newsletter | March 22, 2016

This is Water and Sanitation Month on the Rotary International calendar. In that spirit, I thought I would share the attached handwritten note. It was delivered to me by Cynthia Witham from Lavaud Cheristin of Hinche, Haiti. The text reads, “Dear President Mary, Thank you for sending Cynthia and the other Rotarians to see the […]

Weekly Newsletter | February 23, 2016

Club members Cynthia Witham and Bo Nyleen departed for Haiti last week, along with their spouses and another Rotarian from Keizer named Doug Lusk. One of their missions is to visit the locations where wells and latrines have been installed under the sponsorship of Rotary. Our Club and others in the Willamette Valley banded together […]

Weekly Newsletter | December 8, 2015

What a privilege it is to be part of the international community of Rotary. It takes an organization as huge and well organized as Rotary to tackle some of the world’s most difficult problems. During this month of December, which is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month on the Rotary calendar, please watch this video about providing […]

Hope for Haiti 3.0

In July, we told you (as did the Statesman Journal) about our partnership with Rotary clubs in Hinche, Haiti to provide clean drinking water. With help from Rotary International’s global grants, and the support of other Rotary clubs across our district, we were able to raise over $30,000 to provide safe drinking water for over 15,000 […]

Help Us Do Something Amazing

Did you know that Rotary is this close to ending polio? World wide. On October 23rd, Rotary International will host our third annual World Polio Day event. You can tune into a live stream from New York City to catch the inspiration yourself. Guests will include Polio Eradication Initiative partners, celebrity ambassadors, polio survivors and […]

Statesman Journal Article: Partnership with Haiti

We were happy to an article in The Statesman Journal this morning covering yesterday’s meeting. It shares the touching story of the way our club – as well as others in/around the Salem area – got involved with the well projects in Haiti. Several of our members were quoted in the article, including Cynthia Witham. “It started […]

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