Weekly Newsletter | February 13, 2024

February 7th – Charles Weathers: Redeveloping Salem’s Historic Buildings

Charles started with a 16-year career in real estate finance, tackled over 60 single family rehabs, and built a handful of small multi-family developments. But, as a life-long resident of Salem, he always enjoyed the unique variety of buildings in the historic downtown.

When the opportunity to own one came up, he dove in and was hooked! Now, having participated in multiple adaptive re-use projects, Charles can’t look at an old building without envisioning its future.

When he isn’t rock climbing, adding another stamp to his passport, or playing in Monopoly tournaments, you can find him enjoying time with his beautiful wife and hilarious son and daughter.

Program Chair: Chane Griggs

Meeting Location: Willamette Heritage Center – Dye House
President’s Message

Is Rotary Changing You?

Greetings, Fellow Rotarians! I hope this week is off to a good start for you!

Reflecting recently, I pondered the enormous amount of influence Rotary has worldwide – club to club, community to community, country to country. The incredible amount of goodwill and good work really is staggering – and in all starts with individuals. Something touched them, they were moved, and they responded. Again and again. I know Rotary has certainly changed me – has it changed you? Each of us is unique and change deep in our hearts happens when our hearts our ready; when the time is right. Whenever I need inspiration, I go to Rotary International’s website (https://my.rotary.org/en/) and click on the link, “Participate.” The links on that page will take you all over the world and feed your soul. Give it a try!

I’m so excited for our program this week featuring Charles Weathers and focusing on redeveloping Salem’s historic buildings. As a history major and historic building geek, this program sounds fantastic! Many thanks to Past President Chane for bringing this program to us! I look forward to seeing you Wednesday!

Yours in Rotary Service,

President Alison Kelley
Rotary Club of Salem