Weekly Newsletter | June 18, 2024

June 19th – Chemawa Indian School, Ryan Cox, Assistant Principal

Ryan Cox has worked at Chemawa Indian School since 2004. He started as a School Counselor and since then Ryan has held the position of Dean of Students, Assistant Principal of Residential, Federal Programs Principal, and currently Assistant Principal. Ryan enjoys working with a diverse population of students from across the country.  

Chemawa Indian School is an off-reservation residential school serving approximately 350 high school aged 9-12th grade Native American and Alaskan Native youth from approximately 20 different states and 60 different tribes.

The mission of Chemawa is to create opportunities for Native American youth to achieve success through quality education, cultural diversity, and life skills development.

Program Chair: Tammy Dennee

Meeting Location: Willamette Heritage Center – Dye House

President’s Message

Honoring our Native Peoples

Greetings, Fellow Rotarians! 

Thank you all for being part of our meeting last week in which we were treated to an extraordinary concert featuring Orn, Karl and Linda. Their talent, skill and meticulous preparation were on full display as they brought Bach, Brahms and Mozart to life. It was truly unforgettable. Thank you again, Linda, Orn and Karl!

This week we will turn our attention to our friends and partners of Chemawa, the oldest continually operating Native boarding school in the US. As Rotarians, together we can honor our shared history, learn about Chemawa in the here and now, and work alongside each other to create a future full of opportunities for our youngest members of local and regional tribes. 

Thank you for making this week’s meeting a priority! I look forward to seeing you Wednesday!

Yours in Rotary Service,

President Alison Kelley
Rotary Club of Salem