Weekly Newsletter | September 1, 2015

Earnest Duvall had big dreams when he graduated from high school in 1949. But there was no financial possibility he could attend college. Through the help of Silverton High School’s principal, Earnest received a scholarship from the Rotary Club of Salem to attend Willamette University. Without that assistance, a college education would have remained a […]

Weekly Newsletter | August 25, 2015

Thanks to all of you who have proposed individuals for membership in our Club. And, thanks to all who have invited guests to our meetings. We are now almost two months into our new Rotary year, and we’ve inducted one new member (hurrah for Dawn Bostwick, sponsor, and David White, new member!). I hope that […]

Weekly Newsletter | August 18, 2015

Peace. The idea of it is so huge, it can seem like an impossible dream. Do you ever feel helpless, as one individual in a world that seems full of conflict? Rotary has an answer for you. Through your membership in the global community of Rotary, you become part of a global peace building force. […]

Weekly Newsletter | August 11, 2015

Ah, summer. Gorgeous sunshine, hiking, baseball, golf…..Our rivers and lakes are low on water, and campfires are a no-no because of the drought, but it’s still a golden Oregon summer. I hope you are enjoying every day that goes by. Our Rotary calendar has its own kind of seasonal rhythm. Over the summer we don’t […]

Weekly Newsletter | August 4, 2015

“Why Rotary?” Do your colleagues ever ask you that question? Here are a few of the many benefits you receive from being a Rotarian: The opportunity to serve. Fun. Friendships. Learning. Leadership Development. So, the next time someone asks you “why Rotary,” you can describe how it adds value to your life….and perhaps suggest that […]

Weekly Newsletter | July 28, 2015

July 24th marks the day Nigeria has passed one year with no new cases of the wild polio virus. This is the longest the country has ever gone without a case of polio. If all continues to go well, the World Health Organization may be able to remove Nigeria from the list of polio-endemic nations in […]

Weekly Newsletter | July 21, 2015

It’s been a huge week in the life of our Club. At last week’s luncheon meeting we welcomed Lavaud Cheristin, his wife, and his colleague Robert Sylvestre from Haiti. We learned how the power of Rotary – plus the inspiration of several dedicated Rotarians – is making a difference in the world….About 10 of us […]

Weekly Newsletter | July 14, 2015

I am very excited this week to welcome an international visitor from Haiti, Lavaud Cheristin. Lavaud is a member of a local Rotary Club in Haiti. Due to a personal connection with club member Cynthia Witham’s family, Lavaud has been a dependable partner in finishing a large well and latrine project in earthquake-devastated Haiti. Our […]

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