Weekly Newsletter | April 11, 2023

April 12: Meet Janet Chvatal, a Classical Soprano, Paul Harris Fellow, and Much More
Janet Marie Chvatal, originally from Beaverton, Oregon, is a classical soprano and proud Oregonian who has achieved international acclaim in musical theater as a performer, director, producer, and author.
Janet graduated with honors from Sunset High School, and summa cum laude from Boston University in 1986. She was awarded a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship for graduate study abroad in 1987. In Europe, she continued her graduate studies in opera, operetta, and musicals in Vienna, Austria.
Janet made her professional debut on Broadway as “Louisa” in “The Fantastiks”, and her European debut in Vienna as “Christine” in Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera”. She has performed leading roles in musicals and in opera throughout Europe, the US, and Canada and has produced and directed hundreds of her own concerts, musicals, and music series in Europe and the US.
Together in gala events with her partner, Baritone Marc Gremm, the two artists have raised over $500,000 in support of various charity organizations in Europe, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, and the US. Their most recent endeavor, “The Wish Prince Project”, partners with Rotary to encourage literacy and teach goal-setting skills with the gift of a bi-lingual book to 3rd-grade students at Title 1 schools.
Chvatal is a Paul Harris Fellow and has been a guest speaker at Rotary Clubs in Germany, Austria, France, Sweden, and England.
Program Chair: Renee Campbell
Meeting Location: Willamette Heritage Center Dye Room
President’s Message
This week we will be back at the Willamette Heritage Center, Dye House.  This week Renee Campbell is chairing our program on Janet Chvatal, a world-renowned opera singer and children’s book author. Janet grew up in Beaverton and is a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar. This is going to be a real treat I hope you all can attend.
As many of you know Renee Campbell just returned from a Rotary trip to Eastern Africa. Here are some awesome pictures of Renee exchanging our flag with clubs in Africa. Looks like an amazing trip. Thanks for the pictures, Renee.
RC Ngong Hills, Nairobi with District Rotary Foundation Chair.
RC Club of Gachie, Nairobi. Host club for WASH project in Kisii.
PE RC of Lackington, Nairobi.
RC of Kalisizo,Uganda. Host club for St. Andrew’s WASH project.
Keep those pictures coming!
David Decklemann
2022-2023 President
Rotary Club of Salem
100 Years of Service to Our Community & the World