Weekly Newsletter | March 6, 2018

March 7 – Salem Convention Center
Program – Salem for Refugees
Doug and Anya Holcomb, co-directors of Salem for Refugees, will give an overview of the global refugee crisis, refugee resettlement in Salem, and current efforts by the Salem community to welcome refugees and empower them to thrive in our city. They will share the mission and vision of Salem For Refugees, an organization that facilitates a coordinated effort between refugee resettlement agencies, faith communities, businesses, non-profits, government organizations, and community members. They will also discuss opportunities to get involved and support our newest neighbors.

Program Chair: Shaney Starr

PresMsgMessage from President Bruce
Hola, Salem Rotarians!

Hope – something we all need in this world and something Rotary helps to facilitate. This past week, I heard recurring themes of hope:
-Numerous statements of hope at a memorial service for a beloved longtime religious leader;
-Inspirational comments from people in the Salem community honored at the Salem First Citizens Banquet, recognizing their leadership in our community in service to others;
-Hope in the programs and laws being supported in the current Session of the Oregon Legislature to help people needing vital services; and,
-The hopeful message we heard last week as we kicked off our food drive for Marion-Polk Food Share.
It’s really the basics, nothing flashy, that makes a difference in people’s lives, isn’t it? And provides hope to people in tough and challenging life situations by delivering clean drinking water, protection against disease, help from violence and assault, and shelter and food. The things we support as Rotarians are basic needs and necessities. Which then provides hope for people seeking or desiring to change their situations and lives.
Thank you for your generous support with your finances and time as Rotary is making a difference in this world.
I’ll see you at Rotary!
Click here to read more.