President's Message 

I'm really looking forward to this Friday's speaker -- William Sullivan. I have several of his books on hiking trails in Oregon and his experiences in building a cabin on the Siletz and hiking across Oregon. Should be a great luncheon!
We will be hearing more about our community service project at La Placita. Maureen Casey reports that CTEC will be bringing the raised bed materials to the site next week. 
And, of course, our garage sale to benefit McKay seniors is this Saturday. If you haven't already signed up to help, please do so by contacting Pat Mack or Karin Holton.
The District Conference is May 19 - 22 in Vancouver, WA. There are some great speakers lined up and the ever-popular youth talent show. You can register online from the district website or go to

Club News

Getting to Know Each Other
Meet our newest member, Terry Riley 
Outside of Rotary, I am: A Fire Chief for Marion County Fire District #1
Favorite thing about being a part of East Salem Rotary: Service to our community.
When it is time to relax I: Enjoy time with my wife traveling
The book on my bed stand right now is: Bible
My favorite place to dine out is: La Hacienda Real
My favorite place to travel is: My wife and I spend quite a bit of time on the coast but beyond that we love Hawaii
Cat or dog: 2 cats. Rebel and Emmy Lou
Playing on my ipod: On my iPhone I have quite a mix but mostly country
What you might be surprised to find on my ipod playlist: Joan Baez Diamonds and Rust
What is something about you that is interesting that people might not know: I have driven from the east coast to the west coast over several different trips.
When I was 12, I wanted to grow up to be a: Fireman

Garage Sale  - This is the week! 
This is the week for the garage sale.   Friday is the last chance to bring stuff to a club meeting.   If you have larger items that you will be dropping off on Saturday morning, someone will be at 2450 Lancaster Dr NE by 6:30am on Saturday morning.
We are in need of pop-ups and tables so if you have either of these items, please contact Pat or Karin.  We need your help to make this successful for McKay and the club so if you haven't signed up for a shift yet, please email Pat or be sure to sign up at the meeting on Friday. 
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
May 13

Hiking Oregon's History with author William Sullivan

Greeters: John King & Erik Larson
Raffle: Dave Leonard       

RSVP for lunch by noon on Wednesday 

Mark your calendar

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

June 17-Time TBA  Installation Banquet at Dave Leonard's  
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