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 […]

Weekly Newsletter | July 7, 2015

I hope you enjoyed last week’s induction ceremony as much as I did. District Governor Nominee Renee did a great job as our Master of Ceremonies, Past President Barry treated us to one last joke before his farewell speech, and new Board members were sworn in. Thank you to Ken Van Osdol for his background […]

Weekly Newsletter | June 30, 2015

What an amazing year this has been! Each and every one of you have made a difference in both our local and global community. Thank you for your support this year, and for being a member of this club. A special thanks to our board members, and to those who served in other leadership positions, as […]

Weekly Newsletter | June 23, 2015

There is an incredible amount of service to our local and global community, it’s easy to forget about some of the good that we’re doing. This week, I’d like to highlight the great work our International Service Committee has been up to. The below is courtesy of Howard Baumann. Things have gone very well, thanks […]

Weekly Newsletter | June 16, 2015

Driving around Salem over the weekend, I couldn’t help but be proud of Rotary’s contributions to our community. Coming into town on 13th Street, there was the beautiful Helping Hands building which you helped make possible through a significant contribution. Driving through downtown, there was the Center for Hope & Safety (with no loan against it!).  […]

Weekly Newsletter | June 9, 2015

If you missed last week’s meeting, you missed a doozy!  John Ritter not only informed, but entertained in sharing with us about the history of Salem and its underground. I mentioned at the end of the meeting that our incredible programs are one of the things that drew me to join this particular Rotary club.  […]

Weekly Newsletter | June 2, 2015

Although we were unable to find a host family for the Cyprus Friendship Program teens this summer, the club’s Peace Committee continued to support the program’s efforts. Below is a recent update: We in the Cyprus Friendship Program are happy to see a growing groundswell of citizens seeking a peaceful solution to the divide in […]

Weekly Newsletter | May 26, 2015

You’re in for a treat this week with our annual meeting run by the year’s students we have recognized. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been incredibly impressed by their accomplishments, demeanor, poise, and plans. They truly are tomorrow’s leaders. We’ll also have an opportunity to hear from our exchange students, Andres Klingler and […]

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