Official Newsletter of the Salem Rotary Club
President Claire Kallelis officially had her first meeting of the new Rotary year. She spoke about her goal of increasing both membership and attendance, even during the summer when we do not have any speakers. The easiest way to boost attendance is for current members to bring new members into the club. Other clubs in the district have successfully done this, so the challenge for us is to each bring one new member each. It's a great idea to speak to prospective members about what Rotary is doing in the community and how it is an amazing organization that even does work globally. Claire also encouraged members to attend more district events, such as the recent District Installation where Salem Rotarian Michael McLaughlin was installed as Assistant Governor. 
On a lighter note, Claire sang happy birthday to all July Rotarians and read thank you notes from scholarship recipients. 
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
Will update next week. Sorry!
We will update this as well!

Guests and Visiting Rotarians

 A/V Jack maintains his amazing attendance record and probably should get an honorary membership. 


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:


Our top-notch research team discovered that Jen Close and Carolyn Shapiro, the next two presidents of the Salem Rotary,  have the same birthday -- July 2 .
Joanne Scott went to California for her son's wedding.  He's been in recovery for 7 years, his bride for 5. Recovery can happen and it requires everyone to be involved!
Liz Bradt was camping and plans to do more this summer
Mark Shaw was in the house! He'll also be leading the Lifebridge Dinner next week.  Onsite volunteers are still needed.
Claire Kallelis spoke of her family & close friend deaths over the past 3 years and how we all need to be able to tell people what is going on in our lives. "I told you because I needed to tell need to know" was a heartfelt quote from Claire.
Unfortunately the entire editorial staff of the Spoke was absent this week, so we might have missed some good news and something moderately humorous about Jason Consalvo and his kids. 

Upcoming events

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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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Salem, MA 01970
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