Week 43
October 2015 
Rotary Links





District 5100

Nishka's Inbound Experience
Want to see what Nishka is up to during her stay with us? Check out this blog.

Welcome to the  Rotary Club of Salem's weekly update! We hope you enjoy reading about our club. Send suggestions to info@rotaryclubofsalem.com.
In this issue...
Message from President Mary

Rotary made history with the "End Polio Now" Livestream broadcast from New York City last Friday. It featured appearances by Rotary Special Ambassadors such as actress Archie Panjabi (from TV's "The Good Wife"), singer Angelique Kidjo and other celebrities. Its purpose was to bring worldwide attention to the ongoing effort to end polio, a joint effort of Rotary International, UNICEF and the World Health Organization. The message for the world was that no child anywhere should have to suffer from this crippling but preventable disease.

This year, only Afghanistan and Pakistan have reported new cases of the wild polio virus. Nigeria saw its last polio case in July, 2014. When all of Africa has gone three years without a case of polio, the WHO will then declare it polio free. But, there is much work still to be done. It's too early to claim success, since one case of polio can spread so quickly. Rotary International has released $40.3 million this year to end polio worldwide. In the last 30 years, grants to Africa alone have totaled $688.5 million.

This massive effort has truly made history, and will be an astounding global victory when it is finally successful.

this video from Bill Gates and his comments on our Rotary efforts.

Mary Way
2015-2016 President
Rotary Club of Salem
The Club That Gets Things Done

Tomorrow's Meeting

October 28 - Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill - Dye House


Club Meeting:
Ally Peterson, Exchange Student

Ally Peterson - My Rotary Youth Exchange Year in Mexico

"I have learned so much this year about myself, and about how the world works, how it's different and how it's similar, and I couldn't have done it without every single person that I have met in my exchange, from the teachers at my school, to the housekeepers in my house." So writes Ally Peterson, our club's returning outbound exchange student. Ally will share her experiences from her year in Southern Mexico at what is always a highlight of the program year.

Program Chair: John McCulley

Upcoming Dates

November 4: Salem Fellowship Committee meeting
- 11:30 a.m., Rotary meeting site.

November 10 - Salem Rotary Board meeting
- 4:30 p.m., Chuck Swank's Office, 475 Cottage St. NE

November 18 - Salem Rotary Foundation Board meeting
- 3:30 p.m., 500 Liberty St. SE, Suite 310

November 20 - Orientation
- Noon, La Margarita, 545 Ferry Street SE. See "Announcements" below for more information.


Post events on the  member site calendar for inclusion in our weekly update.

Bell Ringers

October 14 Bell Ringers
October 21 Bell Ringers

Please give your Bell Ringers to be read at this week's meeting to Nick Williams.

Remember, Bell Ringers are the best way to make an announcement about your business and they support Salem Rotary Foundation. Thank you!
Students of the Month - October

North Salem High School
Daisy Sierra
Daisy Sierra is a senior at North Salem High School. Daisy is the Rotary Fall Athlete pick for North Salem. She has been very involved in Viking sports and clubs throughout her high school years. Currently Daisy is the Viking Cup Business Operations manager, MaPS Viking Branch Supervisor and the Track and Cross Country Team Captain.

Some of Daisy's achievements and successes in high school include: placing 2nd in Business Ethics at the State Business Leadership Conference in 2014 and 3rd place in Marketing at the 2015 SBLC. She was also awarded "Mose Inspirational Athlete" in 2014 and 2015 Track and Cross Country seasons.

Daisy plans to graduate from North Salem High School with honors and er business endorsement. She will be applying for Oregon State University, University of Oregon, Willamette University, Western Oregon University and Pacific University Oregon. Her intended goal is to obtain her Masters of Business degree and later pursue her teaching license. Her desire it to positively influence the lives of students in the same way her own life has been impacted by her teaches and coaches.

Announcements and Links

New Members - be sure to take a moment to welcome and introduce yourself to Nekole Baurer and Dale Penn II, our newest Rotarians!

- Join us for an orientation for new and approved prospective members at La Margarita (room across the back hall), 545 Ferry St SE . Sponsors are encouraged to attend. It will be a no-host lunch, which may be ordered from the menu. We will begin promptly at noon and end promptly at 1 p.m.

Salvation Army Bell Ringing - fellow Rotarians, we are once again ringing the bell this year for the Salvation Army at the Kohl's Skybridge in downtown Salem. The dates this year are Thursday, December 10 and Monday, December 14 from 10:00am to 8:00pm. We would like two people per hour each day. Please email me your preference for date and time. If you have a friend to join you, let me know that name also (include your contact information). Please email Fred Gates. Thank you!

Follow Our Outbound Exchange Student's Blog -
Our outbound exchange student, Emani, is in Slovakia and is writing a very good blog about her experiences. Here is a link to her blog where members can follow her story. There's also a link to her blog at the top of this eblast. She could really use some encouraging words from club members, so drop her a line if you have a few moments.

Follow Our Inbound Exchange Student
- Our inbound exchange student, Nishka, is experiencing lots of new and exciting things while here in Salem. We've developed a blog so you an follow her adventures. Here's a link to the blog. There's also a link to her blog at the top of the eblast.


Have an announcement? Email directly to   Stephanie Smetana  for inclusion in our weekly update. Deadline is Sunday noon for the Tuesday edition.

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