Weekly Newsletter | July 13, 2021

July 14: From Farm to Pint
“From farm to pint for five generations.” With a tag line like that you will not want to miss this week’s program. Doug Weathers, a fourth generation hop farmer and owner of Sodbuster Farms, will be here share how those wonderfully flavored flowers are grown. Doug will describe the process and some of the many challenges hop farmers face in the selfless effort to make your pint as enjoyable as possible. 
Program Chair: Larry Hanslits
Message from President Chane
Greetings fellow Rotarians!
Board Meeting Recap
Last Wednesday evening, we had our July Board meeting and as you may expect, there were many great conversations.
Among the action items was the unanimous approval of Pat Force stepping on to the Board as Director of World Community Service. Pat is taking David Deckleman’s place since David stepped up to assume the role of President-Elect.
The Board also decided that we will continue to meet at the Willamette Heritage Center at least through December 31, 2021. As we get closer to that date, we will revisit our meeting site.
In addition to meeting at WHC, we will also continue the partnership with Little Lois for our lunches – through August. We are in discussion with Taproot to see if they could possibly cater our lunches at WHC, but it’s just too soon to move on that option.
And lastly, we will continue to have our meetings recorded for July 14 and 28. Whether or not to continue that option will be based on several things including the demand for that service. Hopefully, with the help of Mary Louise’s team, we can pull some data to reflect that.
Gerry Frank Rotary Amphitheater
For the benefit of some of our newer members and reminder for all of us…..Who is Gerry Frank?
Gerry has been a member of the Rotary Club of Salem since 1956 and in fact, he has badge number ONE! Gerry Frank personifies the Rotary International motto: Service Above Self. Gerry has served the Salem community as a business and civic leader guiding countless local and statewide fundraising projects; he served Oregon as Chief of Staff to Senator Mark Hatfield in Washington, DC for 26 years; he has served tirelessly as a member of several Oregon corporate and non-profit boards; and he served his country with distinction as a U.S. Army infantryman during World War II. Service to others has been the hallmark of Gerry’s remarkable career and for that, the Rotary Club of Salem proudly honors him by naming the new amphitheater the Gerry Frank | Salem Rotary Amphitheater.
Take care,