Market Street Cleanup

We had a great turnout for the Market Street cleanup that took place last Saturday. Ten club members and a five-year-old assistant tidied up Market Street and completed the job in a little over an hour. Thanks to all who helped with this project, and to Steve Poland, photographer, for organizing it.

La Casita Garden Project

Nine club members volunteered to help spread bark chips at the La Casita learning garden on Saturday, October 6th. The group spread 4.5 yards of bark chips on the walking paths in the garden. Thanks to Steve Poland for ordering and supervising the delivery, and thanks to all who assisted with this project. We anticipate providing additional maintenance to the learning garden at La Placita sometime in the spring.

Tabletop Service: Women’s Goodie Bags

Last week’s club meeting featured a “tabletop service” project rather than a speaker. We assembled goodie bags for women in local homeless shelters using items donated to Simply Birthdays. This group provides monthly birthdays to children in local homeless shelters, and distributes goodie bags to women and children at these parties. Thanks to all who came and helped with this project (including a visiting Rotarian), and please be thinking of other similar projects we can take part in at a club meeting.

Rotary Dictionary Labeling Party

The dictionaries that local Rotarians annually distribute to fourth grade students in the area were labeled today at a work session held at Mission Mill. An enthusiastic group of Rotarians from area clubs finished the task in about 30 minutes. Thanks to all of the East Salem Rotary Club members who took part: Pat and Ted Mack, John King, Russ Lipetzky, Kris Trachsel, Eric Larson and Maureen Casey. The dictionaries will be distributed to east Salem schools during the month of September.

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