Weekly Newsletter | January 17, 2023

January 18: Sparrow Furniture – Building Furniture and Futures for Salem Refugees
Go into Issacs’ Coffee House Downtown and you will see the handiwork of Sparrow Furniture and the Refugees they employ! But furniture is not the only thing being made at Sparrow Furniture. Sparrow Furniture empowers refugees by providing paid apprenticeship and language classes in a custom woodworking business. In addition to language skills, Sparrow teaches employment norms and rules. They explain paychecks (what is FICA??), how to pay bills and so much more. Join us on January 18 and hear Thomas Berney talk about the refugees that Sparrow Furniture is helping and see some of their amazing work.
Program Chair:  Jennifer Mills
Meeting Location:
Meeting Location: Willamette Heritage Center Dye House
President’s Message
This week we will be back at the Willamette Heritage Center, Dye House.  Jennifer Mills will be chairing the program on Sparrow Furniture.  Should be a very interesting program.
HOLY MOLY – Look at those auction items!!!
New and Exciting live auction items this year! Newport condominium and crabbing, back by popular demand Black Butte, and OMG tickets to either the Ducks or a Beavers football game. and many more outstanding offerings! Click here to get your tickets for the GoodWorks event.
If you cannot attend, please buy a Golden Ticket giving you the opportunity to win one of our stellar live auction times.  
We could not do this without your support. Here is our current list of very generous sponsors:
$5,000 Level
  • The H Group                                                
  • Salem Health                                                 
  • Maps Credit Union      
$3,000 Level
  • AmeriTitle 
$2,500 Level
  • Highway Trailer Sales                                   
$1,500 Level
  • Huggins/Bliss Sequoia Insurance                              
  • Lulay Group                                                    
$750 Level
  • Virgil T Golden Funeral Services               
  • Capital Financial Planners                           
  • Peoples Bank                                               
  • Collier Law                                                      
  • Bank of the Pacific  
  • Anderson Shirley Architects                      
  • Grove Muller Swank                                     
In-kind Sponsors:
  • Vitis Ridge Winery – Wine Sponsor
  • John McCulley and Beer Boys – Beer Sponsor
  • Salem Health – Greater Giving/Website Support
  • Maps Credit Union – Marketing Support
  • Select Impressions – Marketing Support
Please contact Pam Woodcock if you would like to sponsor our event. Please help us achieve our goal of raising $100,000 at our Good Works Auction. Mark your calendars for February 11 from 5-9 pm. Thank you for being a part of the Rotary Club of Salem and helping us support our community.
See you Wednesday at the Willamette Heritage Center, Dye House.
David Decklemann
2022-2023 President
Rotary Club of Salem
100 Years of Service to Our Community & the World