Weekly Newsletter | September 20, 2023

September 19th: Truitt Brothers Evolution to The Cannery Please join us for an update on the Truitt Front Street property. Jordan Truitt is sure to be a wonderful speaker and able to not only bring us up to speed on his family’s property, but also address other potential opportunities on Front Street. Program Chair: Chane Griggs   […]

Weekly Newsletter | September 5, 2023

September 6th: Andrea Salinas   Congresswoman Andrea Salinas joins us to provide an update on what is happening in Washington, D.C., and share what she has been working on for Oregon’s Sixth Congressional District. Her comments will include her work on the committees she serves as well as community project funding for the district.    Congresswoman Salinas […]

Weekly Newsletter | September 12, 2023

September 13th: Scammers and Scoundrels: Current Fraud Trends from a Local Pro, Rachel Pross, MAPS Credit Union In 2022 credit card fraud cost U.S. consumers $8.8 billion. It is the second most common type of identity theft resulting in 390,000 complaints to the Federal Trade Commission in 2021. Rachel Pross, the Chief Operations Officer at […]

Weekly Newsletter | August 22, 2023

August 23rd: Marilyn Schuster’s Rotary Trip To Ghana Marilyn Schuster, a founder of Yakote Women Farmers Project, has been traveling to Ghana since 2009. She and her husband were joined by a core group of dedicated volunteers who return to this area of Ghana every year during January to complete a number of different projects. The Nabdam […]

Weekly Newsletter | August 29, 2023

August 30th: Kevin Cameron, Marion County Board of Commissioners   Kevin Cameron was appointed to the Board of Commissioners in June 2014, elected to his first term in November 2014, and re-elected in 2018 and 2022. Commissioner Cameron represents Marion County on the Marion County Budget Committee, the Marion County Extension & 4-H Service District, […]

Weekly Newsletter | August 15, 2023

August 16th: Tokyo International University and the American Studies Program at Willamette University   The American Studies Program (ASP) offers a customized one-year study abroad program for sophomores and juniors from Tokyo International University (TIU) located in Kawagoe City, Japan, an international sister city with the City of Salem.   Pre-COVID, a large part of […]

Weekly Newsletter | August 8, 2023

August 9th: Salem’s Riverfront Carousel – 22 Years of Fun!   Our speaker will be Marie Bradford. Executive Director, Salem’s Riverfront Carousel. In June, the Carousel celebrated its 22nd birthday. The carousel opened in 2021 and Marie assumed the role of Executive Director in 2023.   The Carousel was a dream of Salem citizens led by Hazel […]

Weekly Newsletter | August 1, 2023

August 2nd: Empowering Afghan Women and Girls under Taliban Rule   Securing funding and implementing programs in Afghanistan has been very challenging since the Taliban took over the government in August 2021.    Speaker Pam Wasson will share how Nutrition and Education International, a Pasadena, CA-based NGO that works exclusively in Afghanistan, is adapting to this […]

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