President's Message 

It's spring cleaning time -- a perfect time to donate your unwanted items for the East Salem Rotary garage sale! Pat Mack and Karin Holton are already busy pricing items turned in by members last Friday. Please bring your items to our next Friday luncheon. 

Pat and Karin are also looking for volunteers to help on that day. Please sign up to set up, act as security, take money, clean up or take leftovers to Goodwill. A big thank you to Dave Leonard for letting us store the items in his barn for now, and to Ron Hanna who helped ferry items to the barn last Friday. This fund raiser will help McKay seniors purchase caps and gowns for graduation. We want to raise $500 -- please help! See below for more information.

Speaking of spring, Earth Day is this Friday, April 22. We will get a heads-up about the day with Vic Baker's next guest speaker, along with a discussion about climate change. Vic is really hitting all the hot topics this month!

If you are able, be sure to attend the fire prevention puppet show at Waldo Middle School this Thursday between noon and 1:00 p.m. A group from Nogales will be presenting the puppet show and will also be attending our Friday luncheon. During the luncheon, the Nogales visitors will be presenting the Portland Fire Department and our club with a token of appreciation for all we have done for them.

And don't forget to join us for Rotary at Work on Saturday, April 30 at La Placita.   There are a wide variety of projects we can help with -- and pizza will be provided when we finish at noon.   Come for an hour or stay for the morning!  

Club News

International Service Committee Presents Fire Safety Program at Waldo Middle School

We are excited to host the Martinez Family from the Nogales, (Mexico) Volunteer Fire Prevention Bomberos.  They will be presenting their Fire Prevention Puppet Show to 500 students in Salem on April 21st 2016.  Rotarians and Fire Officials are invited to attend and interact with our guests.

The East Salem Rotary Club has participated in past projects with the Volunteer Bomberos in collaboration with the Nogales, Az. Rotary Club.  We are looking to continue this relationship with future projects.

The puppet show will be held at the Waldo Middle School Gymnasium  12:00 noon, Thursday, April 21st. 
Address:  2805 Lansing Ave NE  Salem, Oregon 97301

All club members are invited and encouraged to attend.   

  Join us at Boons Treasury, on Tuesday, May 3, anytime between 5pm and 7pm for a no-host happy hour. 

Garage Sale  - Time to Bring Your Stuff 
Thank you to those who brought items for the garage sale last Friday.  If you haven't had a chance to clean out your closet or garage yet, remember 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.  If you choose to pre-price an item, we reserve the right to adjust the pricing.  For larger items, please call Pat or Karin and arrangements will be made to price your item and get it to the garage sale.   Items not sold at the garage sale will be taken to the Goodwill store just north of McKay.  If there are items that you would like to have back if they do not sell, plan to be at McKay when the garage sale shuts down.   We will not be bringing items back to a club meeting.  The garage sale will take place on May 14.  A sign up sheet is going around to help on that day, so be sure to sign up for a shift.

Citywide Golf Tournament 
The annual golf tournament will take place on Friday, July 22 at Cross Creek Golf Course. We are looking for golfers, sponsors and people to buy a box of dictionaries. It is a four person scramble format so it will be fun for golfers of all levels.   Any monies raised above the cost of golf and our portion of the dictionaries comes back into our club fundraising budget.   Click here for the form for costs and to sign up for any of the above.  
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This Week's Program
April 22

Earth Day and Climate Change

Greeters: Maureen Casey & Pat Davis
Raffle: Phil Sperl      

RSVP for lunch by noon on Wednesday 

Congratulations to our Stephens Students of the Month for April.  

Mark your calendar

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 6-Learn About the Big Cats from Lester Red
Greeters: Ron Hanna & Levi Herrera Lopez
Raffle: Pat Davis

May 13-Hiking Oregon's History with Author William Sullivan
Greeters: John King & Erik Larson
Raffle:  Dave Leonard

May 19-ESR Board Meeting at La Margarita Express

May 20-Tour of  Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health
Greeters: Dave Leonard & Sara Leroy
Raffle: Catherine Carlson

May 20-22-District Conference @ Vancouver Hilton

May 27-TBA
Greeters: Russ Lipetzky & Pat Mack
Raffle: Pat Mack 
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