Weekly Newsletter | April 26, 2016

There is one thing that all new Rotarians can agree upon: Rotary is complicated. It takes a while to learn our acronyms, and to get a small sampling of all the things we’re involved in. Last Saturday’s District Training Conference was an opportunity to learn about Rotary beyond our luncheon meetings.
The entire day was jam-packed with seminars and classes on a broad range of subjects. And, nine members of our Club were called upon to lead various sessions! I’d like to honor and thank each of them individually.
First and foremost, District Governor Nominee Renee Campbell led two classes designed for incoming Presidents Elect. She also co-led a class on how to run a great Club meeting, together with Past Presidents Tom Golden and Barry Nelson. Our Club Secretary, Holly Berry, led a class on DacDB. Past President Dawn Bostwick offered her professional expertise in a class on Rotary insurance. Tammy McCammon was scheduled to lead a class on Marketing, but was called away by a family emergency. Our Treasurer extraordinaire, Chuck Swank, taught other Treasurer how to better carry out their roles. Teresa Lulay led a class on Firesides, and Brenna Baucum co-led a session on Bridging Generations in Rotary.
Since we are a Club that participates in writing Global Grants, it is required that we have a Club member attend an in-depth set of classes on grant management. Howard Baumann attended these classes on our behalf. Howard’s leadership in the District on International grants is truly remarkable. I attended a President’s Roundtable, and President Elect Steve Ickes was in a class designed for incoming leaders. All told, there were at least 17 members of Rotary Club of Salem who attended the District Training Assembly.
Thank you to all these individuals who gave of their time and shared their expertise with other Rotarians. We are fortunate to have so many leaders in our Club.
4/27 Club Meeting: Sprague High School Camarata Orchestra
The Sprague Camarata Orchestra, under the Direction of Stephen Nelson, will perform a concert for the Rotarians. The Sprague Camarata Orchestra has a consistent national reputation of musical excellence that has existed for 30 years. That recognition includes numerous State Championships,  Grammy Awards, and 1st placings at the International Youth Orchestra Competition held in Vienna, Austria.
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