Weekly Newsletter | January 5, 2016

Our Club’s major fundraiser is next month! In this one evening on February 13th, we must raise enough charitable funds to fulfill the budgeted wish lists of many different Club committees. One such committee is the World Community Service committee.

Did you know that Rotary Club of Salem is one of the most active participants in the District in World Community Service initiatives? Just in the past few years, you’ve contributed to diverse needs such as: well drilling in Indonesia, Haiti and Tanzania; a sanitation project in Honduras; Scholarships and stoves in Guatemala; and a community park in Colombia. Our Club contributes not only funds, but also the expertise and leadership of its members. Howard Baumann does an outstanding job leading the way with global grants and working with other Clubs. So do Cynthia Witham, Bo Nyleen, Lucy Salmony and the many other Rotarians that serve on this committee.
Many of us joined Rotary with the goal of making a meaningful difference in our local communities, as well as the world. It takes money – wisely spent money – to create the change we desire to see. That’s why the success of our fundraiser is so important. Please remember that this is our one chance during the year to raise funds needed by World Community Service, as well as so many other causes near and dear to our hearts.
We are counting on your active participation in planning the fundraiser, as well as attending it and contributing to it. Let’s make this the best year ever for the charitable work that defines who we are as Rotarians!

This week, we’ll hear from Dr. Rex Fuller, the President of Western Oregon University. He will share insights about how WOU is helping Oregon meet its higher education goals. Join us, 12pm at The Salem Convention Center!
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