About South Salem Rotary

History

The South Salem Rotary was chartered by Rotary International, the largest service club in the world, on April 15, 1975. A part of Rotary District 5100, the Club is required to operate according to the constitution and by-laws provided by Rotary International.

Meetings

The Rotary Club of South Salem meets every Tuesday at Noon at Illahe Hills Country Club, which is located at 3376 Country Club Drive South, Salem, Oregon 97302. Occasionally, the group will plan field trips on meeting days to visit local organizations or businesses.

Attendance

Every member’s goal is 100 of the meetings during the Club’s fiscal year and may not miss four consecutive meetings, unless such absences are made up or are excused by the Board of Directors.

South Salem Rotary Officers

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Jill Munger
President & International Service Chair

Jill Munger

President
International Service Chair

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Jill Tucker
President-Elect

Jill Tucker

President-Elect

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Whitney Pitalo
Membership Chair

Whitney Pitalo

Membership Chair

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Todd Yorke
Club Foundation President

Todd Yorke

Club Foundation President

About Rotary International

The world’s first service club, the Rotary Club of Chicago, was formed on February 23, 1905 by Paul P. Harris, an attorney who wished to capture in a professional club the same friendly spirit he had felt in the small towns of his youth. The Rotary name derived from the early practice of rotating meetings among members’ offices.

Rotary’s popularity spread, and within a decade, clubs were chartered from San Francisco to New York to Winnipeg, Canada. By 1921, Rotary clubs had been formed on six continents. The organization adopted the Rotary International name a year later.

As Rotary grew, its mission expanded beyond serving club members’ professional and social interests. Rotarians began pooling their resources and contributing their talents to help serve communities in need. The organization’s dedication to this ideal is best expressed in its motto: Service Above Self.

By 1925, Rotary had grown to 200 clubs with more than 20,000 members. The organization’s distinguished reputation attracted presidents, prime ministers, and a host of other luminaries to its ranks — among them author Thomas Mann, diplomat Carlos P. Romulo, humanitarian Albert Schweitzer, and composer Jean Sibelius.

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