THE SPOKE
Official Newsletter of the Salem Rotary Club
President CLAIRE KALLELIS
Incoming Salem Rotary President Claire Kallelis took over the role a week early as Joe Amico has been traveling. Claire took the opportunity to outline her plans for the next Rotary year. 
 
Claire began her presentation by acknowledging the strength and effectiveness of the Salem Rotary, and how a consistency in both membership and programs going back years has played an important role. Rotary International President Jennifer Jones asked Claire and the other incoming presidents to reflect on what Rotary means to them, and Claire has encouraged us all to consider it as well. President Jones outlined the importance of evolving in this changing world, not just to remain relevant but also to make Rotary attractive to prospective younger members. 
 
As president, Claire will be selecting committee members at the next meeting. She will shrink the number of committees down to perhaps as few as four committees. This will allow her to be able to help out more and make the committees more effective. Her preference is that Rotarians would spend multiple years on the same committee as that type of continuity can increase the effectiveness of the committees. Claire also will be creating a strategic planning committee consisting of past and future Salem Rotary presidents. Anyone interested in joining this special committee can do so. 
 
The past Rotary year was a tremendous success! Marie Cardillo presented a video highlighting Joe’s year as President. You can see the full video below.  
Calendar Winner
Judy Beddell Sold by Adria Duijvesteijn
Randy Burba and Jane Stirgwolt played. NO WINNER THIS WEEK

Guests and Visiting Rotarians

Kayla Vasconcellos was a guest of Randy Burba. A/V Jack maintains his amazing attendance record.  
 

YOURS IN SERVICE

 
Lifebridge Dinner
Wednesday, July 13
Volunteers are needed for the next dinner for Lifebridge. Please contact Jane Stirgwolt if you would like to volunteer!
 
The Annual Salem Rotary Auction was a smashing success as it raised in excess of $30,000 and a great time was had by all. To top the evening off, the event as served as the Installation of our next Salem Rotary President, Claire Kallelis. Congratulations to Claire and the Auction Committee for such an amazing event!
 
Rotary International has a goal for all clubs to have 100% of members donate. If you have not already done so, email Rinus or donate using the link below:
 
 
ROTARIANS IN THE WILD
Rich Eisner and Tim Clark hiked to the AMC Lonesome Lake hut then Cannon Mountain a few weeks ago. 

ROTARIAN NEWS

Gerrit Bradley had a fun golf get together with some friends he went to high school with. He came in second in the two person scramble even though he hasn't played in a while.
 
Jane Stirgwolt had a nice weekend trip down to Martha's Vineyard.
 
Jason Consalvo had nothing to report this week, probably because he was absent. 
 
Bruce Whear is a lucky man. One of his friends up in Maine brought some oysters down last weekend to share. 
 
Rich Eisner went on a hike with Tim Clark. It was arranged by Rachel Lutts. 

Upcoming events

 
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Birthdays 
Member Birthdays
Carolyn Shapiro
July 2
 
Jen Close
July 2
 
Atila Macun
July 9
 
Joanne Scott
July 9
 
Sherry Leonard
July 10
 
Rick Jakious
July 14
 
Jacob Segal
July 25
 

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At Rotary, we understand that cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture is essential to realizing our vision of a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change.
 
We value diversity and celebrate the contributions of people of all backgrounds, across age, ethnicity, race, color, disability, learning style, religion, faith, socioeconomic status, culture, marital status, languages spoken, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity as well as differences in ideas, thoughts, values, and beliefs.
 
Recognizing that individuals from certain groups have historically experienced barriers to membership, participation, and leadership, we commit to advancing equity in all aspects of Rotary, including in our community partnerships, so that each person has the necessary access to resources, opportunities, networks, and support to thrive.
 
We believe that all people hold visible and invisible qualities that inherently make them unique, and we strive to create an inclusive culture where each person knows they are valued and belong.
 
In line with our value of integrity, we are committed to being honest and transparent about where we are in our DEI journey as an organization, and to continuing to learn and do better.
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