February 13 – KROC CENTER
Program: Embedded in Uganda: Mr. Stork, I’ve a feeling I’m not in Oregon anymore!
After working in the healthcare field for 40 years Larry Konick decided to transition out of full-time practice by working at a public health hospital in rural Uganda. While there he served the local inpatient and outpatient population as the only licensed pathologist. He also taught undergraduate, medical and pathology students, and learned a lot in return.
Program Chair: Jim Booth
Message from President Rus
One common theme I’ve picked up talking with past presidents of our great club is the feeling they had waking up the morning after our annual GoodWorks Event. I now know that feeling and can only say it is wonderful! What an event it was and to those that were there, I’m sure you would agree. The venue was beautifully set up, the food and refreshments tremendous and the program truly spectacular. This was the main event, the way we raise the resources to make an impact in our community and beyond. An evening of friendship, comradery, and yes, some bidding competition. A night, as your president, I will always remember.
As I reflect on what a wonderful night it was, two things really stick out in my mind of what it took to make it possible. The first is the hard work and dedication of our fellow club members and other supporting folks:
- The Planning Team: Chane Griggs, Tammy Dennee, Jenn Columbus, Steven Broncheau, Holly Berry, Brenda Kidder, Claudia Vorse, Kim Lemman, Adam Kohler, Cyndi Leinassar, David Deckelmann, Brenna Baucum, Chuck Swank, Chris Whiteside
- All the Volunteers and Supporting Organizations: Too many to mention here, but there were 52 contributors to the evening including fellow Rotarians helping with keeping us organized, and local businesses or nonprofits providing support and resources to our great event.
- Paul Schultz, Auctioneer Extraordinaire
- Kristi Reed, Photographer
The second was the list of local businesses that stepped up as sponsors providing us with additional resources to meet our financial objectives: The H-Group, MAPS Credit Union, Huggins/Bliss Sequoia Insurance, Salem Health, Anderson Shirley Architects, Boldt Carlisle & Smith CPA’s, NW Natural, Western Oregon University, C&R Design Remodel, Virgil T Golden Funeral Services, Grove Muller & Swank, Capital Financial Planners LLC, AmeriTitle, Sherman Sherman Jonnie & Hoyt. Also, our in-kind sponsors; Willamette Valley Vineyards, The Grand Hotel, Salem Convention Center and Terra Vina Vineyards. I hope that as the year progresses, you will find a way to thank these sponsors for their support to the Rotary Club of Salem.
Super program tomorrow, remember we are at the Kroc Center….see you there,
See you tomorrow,