Club Meeting – March 13th, 2014

2013-14 Grant Recipients IToday we hosted half of the organizations given grants by our Club for the 2013-2014 Rotary year.  The balance of the recipients will be hosted at our Club meeting April 24th.

The Club channels its energies to bring about two major fundraising events.  The ODAC Basketball Tournament and Olde Salem Days.  Proceeds from these events and others this Rotary year enable the Club to distribute $40,000+ to local service, support, and non-profit organizations.  As can be discerned by reviewing the list below the Club’s focus is to help improve the quality of life for children and family’s in need.  Representatives from each organization were able to share with members the specific use of grants provided by the Club.

March 13th Meeting

  • Apple Ridge Farm – Peter Lewis, President
  • Bethany Hall – Denis Yopp, Executive Director
  • Blue Ridge Literacy – Russ Merritt, Executive Director
  • Bradley Free Clinic – Estelle Avner, CEO
  • Children’s Trust -Teresa Carpentieri, Fund Raising Coordinator
  • CHIP – Child Health Investment Partnership, Robin Haldiman, CEO
  • Feeding America – Carissa South, Annual Fund & Corporate Relations Officer; Walker Nelms, Marketing & Communications Officer
  • Goodwill Industries – Joy McKee, Employment Placement Specialist
  • Rescue Mission – Leslie Littlefield, Volunteer Coordinator/Grant Manager
  • Salem Needlework Guild – Dawn Kirby, Treasurer
  • Salem Food Pantry – Jenny McCormick, CEO
  • West End Center – Joy Parrish, Executive Director

April 24th Meeting

  • City of Salem Greenway
  • City of Salem Vegetable Garden Project
  • Jill’s Buddy Camp
  • Military Family Support Centers
  • Presbyterian Community Center
  • RAM
  • Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
  • Saint Francis Service Dogs
  • Salem Museum and Historical Society
  • Salem Prevention Planning Team on behalf of Roanoke Area Youth   Substance Abuse Coalition
  • Virginia Cooperative Extension (W.E. Skelton 4-H Center)

The Rotary Club of Salem thanks the City of Salem and friends throughout the Roanoke Valley for their support and assistance in raising funds to enable these organizations
to better serve the community.