Weekly Newsletter | June 20, 2023

June 21: RI President-Elect McInally Visits by Pre-recorded Video Presenting His Theme and Initiatives for the Coming Rotary Year.  
R. Gordon R. McInally is the president-elect of Rotary International. He was educated at the Royal High School in Edinburgh and at the University of Dundee, where he earned his graduate degree in dental surgery. He operated his own dental practice in Edinburgh until 2016.
He has served Rotary as president and vice president of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI), RI director, and on several committees, including adviser to the 2022 Houston Convention Committee and chair of the Operations Review Committee.
Outside Rotary, he has served in leadership in the British Paedodontic Society, the Church of Scotland, Hope and Homes for Children benefitting orphans from Rwanda, and has served various academic positions.
Gordon wishes to dedicate his presidency to making the world a better place for his granddaughters, Ivy and Florence, to live and thrive. His major initiatives are prioritizing mental health, making Rotary and intercultural connections more accessible, and continuing the efforts to empower girls and women. 
Program Chair: Renee Campbell
Meeting Location: Willamette Heritage Center Dye Room
President’s Message

This week we will be back at the Willamette Heritage Center, back in the Dye House. Our very own Past District Governor, Renee Campbell will be sharing a presentation from Rotary International’s new president Gordon McInally.
This week’s picture comes from PDG Renee, when she had the opportunity to meet President-Elect Gordon McInally and his wife Heather at the Zone Institute meeting last November.
Renee sent me a couple more pictures from the Najijali project in East Africa.  Renee and her team made the baby blankets while in Africa. I recognize some of the blanket fabric Renee was collecting before she left. Below are Najijali mothers with their babies and blankets as well as babies enjoying a nap in their cozy blankets.
Renee thank you for all you do for Rotary and our Club.
David Decklemann
2022-2023 President
Rotary Club of Salem
100 Years of Service to Our Community & the World