President's Message 

We had another successful food drive at the Hayesville Roth's this past Saturday. Thank you to Steve Poland, Joe Burns, Ted Mack, Karin & David Holton, Ken Morin and especially to Ron Hanna (who did a double shift). I heard from Abby of Marion Polk Food Share that we met both our participation and financial goals for this year! Congratulations to us and thank you for your generosity!
We have a guest book available at the check-in desk for Friday luncheons. If you bring a guest, please encourage them to leave us their email address to receive our weekly newsletter. That way, they will be able to mark their calendars for upcoming guest speakers. 
At our club assembly a couple weeks ago, the following fund raising ideas were discussed and will be researched by the following member:
* Selling pies from Willamette Fruit Company (Sparky Vaubel);
* Selling garden/flower seeds or flower baskets (Steve Poland & Emil Graziani);
* Joining with the other Salem club to sponsor an event at the Elsinore Theater (Karin Holton):
Another option that was raised is that we participate in projects that don't require an expenditure of funds on our part. This would mean that we would be volunteering for an existing non-profit on one of their projects.
Membership ideas:
* Being more deliberate about talking about Rotary and our club with visitors who might not know anything about Rotary;
* Having better follow-up with guests and speakers;
* Improving our mentorships of red badge members;
* Announcing our luncheon speakers in the newspaper, if possible.
We also discussed the possibility of moving our luncheons to another site:
* Roth's Center Street hospitality center (Sparky Vaubel);
* East Salem Community Center (Maureen Casey).
As you can see, there are many ideas to look into. If you are interested in one of them, please contact the person in charge of the idea. 


Club News

International Service Committee Seeks Items

Our friends in Nogales are in need of some items for their ambulance and our International Service Committee has adopted helping them meet these needs as our club's project for the year.  Many items that are outdated by US Health Department Guidelines are still usable and are a valuable resource to our friends in Nogales.   Below is a list of items they are most in need of.   If you have friends in the medical services who may have access to any of these items, please ask them if they would be willing to donate any that might be past their expiration date.

Backboards (adult, pediatric), a marine rescue basket stretcher, folding stretcher, short extrication devices (head to pelvis) , upper and lower emergency splints, pulse oximeters, 1 or 2 portable oxigen cylinders size D/M15 with regulators, Blood pressure manometers, cuff and stethoscope, automated external difibrilator (AED), Head immobilization devices, EMT Ventilator, cervical immobilization devices.
For our personnel anything like turn out gear, SCBA's, helmets, gloves any equipment we can use on our fire truck, hoses, nozzles, heavy rescue equipment,  and wildfire gea.,  

  Join us at Barrel and Keg on Thursday, April 7 anytime between 5pm and 7pm for a no-host happy hour. 

Youth Exchange 
Kiara Ballard is one of the short term students we are sponsoring this year.  She is in need of some help with funding for her trip and has set up a gofundme account.  If you would be interested in helping her out, please visit the link below to make a contribution.  

Garage Sale Update
We hope you are starting to gather your items to donate.  We will begin collecting the items at club meetings beginning in April.  We are in need of a couple of people with pickups who can help us transport items from the Red Lion to Dave Leonard's barn after the club meetings in April.  If you are able to help, please let Pat or Karin know.   We will be sending around sign ups for other garage sale help at our meetings in March.    
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This Week's Program
April 1

Allison Kelly presents a biopic of her great-grandfather, Oswald West, former governor of Oregon.

Greeters: Vic Baker & Andrew Booth
Raffle: Pat Mack    

RSVP for lunch by noon on Wednesday 

Thank you to everyone who helped with the Rotary Food Drive.

Rotary Demystified:  One of the things we learned from our member survey is that there are some terms and traditions of Rotary and our club that have people wondering "what is that?"  From time to time we will help to take away some of the mystery.   Since there has been a bit of talk about it in our club lately we will start with TRF.  TRF is the acronym for The Rotary Foundation.  The Rotary Foundation is the charitable arm of Rotary International.  The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs.  Donations we make to the Rotary Foundation come back to the district on a three year cycle to be distributed in the form of District Grants. 

Mark your calendar

April 1-A Biopic on Oswald West
Greeters: Vic Baker & Andrew Booth
Raffle: Pat Mack

April 2-Stayton Club Wine Auction

April 7-First Thursday Drop In at Barrel and Keg

April 8-Gun Rights, The Second Amendment and Mass Shooting Legislation
Greeters: Mike Bredimus & Karen Bryan
Raffle:  Todd McKinney & Karen Bryan

April 9-Keizer Club Gold Raffle Party

April 15-National Political Campaigns as Entertainment and what that says about the U.S.
Greeters: Joe Burns & Catherine Carlson
Raffle:  Will Posegate

April 21-ESR Board Meeting at La Margarita Express

April 22-Earth Day and Climate Change
Greeters: Maureen Casey & Pat Davis
Raffle:  Phil Sperl

April 23-District Training Assembly @ West Linn High School

April 29-Arbor Day and the importance of trees
Greeters: Lavinia Goto & Emil Graziani
Raffle: Kevin Mannix

April 30-Rotary at Work Day

April 30-Salem Sunset Community Baby Shower

May 20-22-District Conference @ Vancouver Hilton 
July 22-Salem Area Rotaries Golf Tournament at Cross Creek Golf Club

April 9, 2017-Palm Sunday Brunch 

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East Salem Rotary meets Fridays at noon at the Red Lion Hotel, 3301 Market St NE, Salem, Oregon 97301