Weekly Newsletter | November 24, 2015

At last week’s meeting we met the auctioneer who will help ensure that our major event on February 13th will be a huge success. Brian Bice comes to us from the very successful Lake Oswego Club annual auction, and has been a professional auctioneer for nonprofit events for years. He said that the procurement of […]

Weekly Newsletter | November 17, 2015

The Salem Area Trail Alliance (SATA) will be the recipient of our Good Works major grant this year. If you aren’t familiar with their work, let me give you a bit of background about their organization. SATA was founded in 2010 by two civic-minded individuals: Jeff McNamee, faculty member at Linfield College in the Department […]

Weekly Newsletter | November 10, 2015

We are fortunate to be a part of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, a charity which is rated highly by the well-regarded “Charity Navigator” service. Charity Navigator independently reviews thousands of nonprofit organizations every year. It gives each charity an overall score and a star rating. The Rotary Foundation (TRF) received an overall rating […]

Weekly Newsletter | November 3, 2015

During the month of November, we will learn more about The Rotary Foundation, and how our membership in Rotary contributes to so much good around the world. Today I’ll share with you a brief summary of the history of The Rotary Foundation. It all started in the year 1917. At the Rotary Convention that year, […]

Weekly Newsletter | October 27, 2015

Rotary made history with the “End Polio Now” Livestream broadcast from New York City last Friday. It featured appearances by Rotary Special Ambassadors such as actress Archie Panjabi (from TV’s “The Good Wife”), singer Angelique Kidjo and other celebrities. Its purpose was to bring worldwide attention to the ongoing effort to end polio, a joint […]

Weekly Newsletter | October 20, 2015

It’s time for action! Our Club members are gearing up for the biggest event of our Rotary year, and they need your help. Volunteers are needed to serve on the teams that are tasked with creating a very successful event. Our major fundraiser will take place February 13, 2016 at the Salem Convention Center. Christian […]

Weekly Newsletter | October 13, 2015

What is Rotaract? Rotaract is a Rotary Club structure designed for young adults ages 18-30. Every Rotaract Club is a separate entity, just like Rotary Club of Salem, but each has a sponsoring Club. For example, our Club sponsors the Willamette Rotaract Club whose current President is Stephanie Bednarz. Why is it important for us […]

Weekly Newsletter | October 6, 2015

Rotary International’s theme for October is “Economic and Commercial Development.” There are many examples of how Rotarians worldwide become involved. One project I read about is a microloan program in Honduras. The rural villages in the western highlands of Honduras are home to some of the poorest indigenous people in the country. This is where […]

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