Weekly Newsletter | February 21, 2023

February 22: Salem’s Career Technical Education Center
Rhonda Rhodes, Principal of the Career Technical Education Center for Salem Keizer Public Schools, will be joining us this week. In her sixth year at the helm of CTEC, she remains passionate about preparing students for exciting, high-paying, and rewarding careers. Rhonda enjoys the innovation involved in her position and will cover topics like how CTEC came into existence, what programs are offered, how students are chosen to attend, what’s available for students after graduation, as well as how the program helps our community as a whole.
Program Chair:  Elise Bauman
Meeting Location:
Willamette Heritage Center Dye Room
President’s Message
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.
It is so great to see the impact that Rotary has on people’s lives across the globe.  I love seeing the direct impact our club has across the globe.
Thank you, Ron and the International Service Committee, for making this happen.
David Decklemann
2022-2023 President
Rotary Club of Salem
100 Years of Service to Our Community & the World