Weekly Newsletter | June 12, 2018

June 13 – Salem Convention Center
Program – Child Protection Overview

As Rotarians we interact regularly with in-bound and out-bound Youth Exchange students, as well as many other youths in our community. These interactions pose unique situations for wonderful experiences as well as opportunities for risk. Rotary International feels strongly that all Rotarians be aware of the fundamentals of the Youth Protection Policy and today’s program will explore ways to keep youth safe and reduce risk for the Rotarians interacting with them. Dr. Fara Etzel will provide scenarios and information to raise awareness on this timely subject.
Program Chair: Shaney Starr
Message from President Bruce
Hi, Salem Rotarians!
Last week, I highlighted the importance of clean drinking water given our area’s recent issue with its supply. It has been challenging for many to say the least. Businesses and households alike have had to make significant accommodations. This, though, has been a great learning experience for us all to see a vulnerability in this key system, what is needed to replace that supply, and how we have (or have not) prepared for this emergency.
I want to give a shout-out to the people at the city who have been closely involved in this matter during this crisis. They didn’t create this system or the situation. But they are key people I am thankful for are in place to lead us through this issue towards an eventual solution. That’s what problem-solvers do: when confronted with a challenge, they work to overcome. Rotarians like Steve Powers, our City Manager, and Chuck Bennett, our Mayor – thank you for your leadership and guidance on this important issue for our city. When we clear this emergency, I know they will be working to improve this key system.
I’ll see you at Rotary!