Weekly Newsletter | December 22, 2015

I’ve been writing about our upcoming major fundraiser, A Night to Pay it Forward, which will take place February 13, 2016. The funds that we raise that evening will be used to support a wide variety of the charitable causes that our Club members care about very deeply. The largest one is this year’s chosen […]

Weekly Newsletter | December 15, 2015

From the proceeds of our major event next February, we have pledged $30,000 to help build a Salem Bike Park and Trail Facility. The Good Works selection committee had a huge task on our hands to choose just one recipient from so many worthy projects. But here are some of the reasons we love this […]

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 […]

Weekly Newsletter | December 1, 2015

Thank you to all the members of Rotary Club of Salem who are using your creativity, connections and commitment to produce some amazing auction items. Our Club’s major fundraiser will take place on the Saturday evening before Valentine’s Day, February 13, 2016. These auction items include one-of-a-kind products and experiences that draw upon the special […]

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, […]

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