Weekly Newsletter | October 31, 2017

Message from President Bruce
Salutations, Salem Rotarians!
What an amazing program we had this past week. I’m sorry if you weren’t there but this was a good one:
First, Past President Barry Nelson gave the formal announcement of the name of our Centennial Project: Gerry Frank Rotary Amphitheater! What a great way to recognize and honor the leadership, time, and service of Gerry in Salem and across the entire State of Oregon. He has led the way on many projects and causes that have made a difference in the lives of so many. Gerry is Badge #1, joining our club in 1958, and is far from slowing down: at the age of 94, he’s at work on a new project: helping to lead the major remodeling of the Salem YMCA.
By the way . . . we’re off and running on the fundraising for the Gerry Frank Rotary Amphitheater. Stay tuned for details on our Good Works event, “Setting the Stage,” coming up Feb. 10, 2018! That will be an awesome gathering of fellowship, fun, and fundraising!
Second, club member and Salem Fire Chief Mike Niblock educated us on the importance of AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) and their deployment in the Salem-Keizer area. This information could literally save a life. Chief Mike had a crew of Salem Firefighters and EMTs conduct a demonstration on a dummy just as if they were responding to an actual call. Be sure to download the “PulsePoint” app on your phone so you, too, can do your part when someone needs help.
Not able to make the meeting? Check out our online calendar at rotaryclubofsalem.com to see our upcoming programs.
I’ll see you at Rotary!

Tomorrow’s Meeting

November 1 – Salem Convention Center
Program – Travel Salem
Maricela Guerrero, destination development manager for Travel Salem, will join us and fill us in on what Travel Salem is doing to promote all the great things there are to do in Salem.

Program Chair: Karen Lewis