We are back at Willamette Heritage Center’s Dye House this week. Elise Bauman will be chairing our meeting about Salem Keizer School District’s Career Technical Education Center (CTEC.) Principal Rhonda Rhodes will be updating us on CTEC activities.
Four years ago, I had the opportunity to go on a Rotary Fellowship exchange to the island of Sri Lanka with Ron and Evelyn Rubel, Marilyn Shuster, and Ida Lafky from our club. Through this experience, we all made some lifelong friendships. And when our friends on the island asked for help to feed those in need over Christmas, Ron Rubel and Howard Bauman from our International Service Committee sprang into action. Ron Rubel shared the following thoughts about the project:
The world, it seems, is filled with situations needing help on, among other things, a basic level. Trying to provide some relief to that is one of the keystone objectives of Rotary. Recently, our club addressed those kinds of needs in the island nation of Sri Lanka. Our International Service Committee and individual members provided funding to Sri Lanka’s Kelaniya Club. They contacted local monks and priests to notify their most needy people, and the dry ration packages were distributed to them.