President's Message 

I received some bad news and good news this past week. The good news is that Darlene Taylor's talents have led her to a new job with Columbia Bank. The bad news is that her job is in Wilsonville. As a result, she has regretfully decided that she will not be able to be our president next year. The good news is that Sparky Vaubel has graciously agreed to move up a year and be our president for 2016-2017. The bad news is that we will be needing someone to take over his duties with the youth exchange program. More good news is that Steve Poland also is moving up a year, following Sparky as president. And really good news is that Catherine Carlson has accepted being president following Steve. 
I am so sorry to know that Darlene will not be a member of East Salem Rotary. She has provided the club with enthusiasm and leadership and will be greatly missed. I hope that she will be able to attend our socials so we can keep up our friendship with her. 
If you will be attending the District Training Assembly on Saturday, April 23, please consider attending the grant management workshops. If we are to apply for district grants, we must have someone attend this year. Sessions are only in the morning. Please let me know if you will attend for ESR. 
Rotary at Work is scheduled for Saturday, April 30. Maureen Casey has a sign up list to help install new fencing. I'm sure there will be an impromptu "celebration" afterwards for ESR volunteers. 

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  Many items that are outdated by US Health Department Guidelines are still usable and are a valuable resource to our friends in Nogales.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, 1190 Broadway St NE, on Thursday, April 7 anytime between 5pm and 7pm for a no-host happy hour. 

Garage Sale  - Time to Bring Your Stuff 
It is time to start bringing your stuff for the garage sale.   On each Friday in April, bring your items to the Red Lion and they will be priced and transported to Dave Leonard's barn for storage until the garage sale.  For larger items, please call Pat or Karin and arrangements will be made to price your item and get it to the garage sale.   
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This Week's Program
April 8

Gun Rights, The Second Amendment and Mass Shooting Legislation

Greeters: Mike Bredimus & Karen Bryan
Raffle: Todd McKinney & Karen Bryan     

RSVP for lunch by noon on Wednesday 

Good Luck to these South Salem DECA students as they head to the national competition.

Rotary Demystified:  RINO
Rino (pronounced rhino) is the term used for those who are join a Rotary club, but really don't participate much.  It stands for Rotarian in Name Only.

Mark your calendar

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 project at La Placita

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