Ron and Evelyn Rubel have
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lived in Salem for the past 33 years. Ron has been a Rotarian since 1979 and has a 32 year perfect attendance record. He recently finished serving as his club’s Secretary for 4 years, and is currently Program Administrator of our district’s Rotary Friendship Exchange program. Ron is now “semi-retired.” Earlier, he served as officer with the US Army for 6 years and spent 10 years with The Coca-Cola Co. He has been a licensed mortgage broker, and provider of small business financial services. He is still a licensed real estate principal broker. He continues to do some limited real estate services work. Evelyn is a retired elementary school teacher. She continues to teach, on an “on-call basis,” as a substitute elementary school teacher. She likes to cook, and is wonderful at it. Gardening and work with community service organizations are a major part of her life. Ron and Evelyn have been married since 1967 and have a son (an architect and US Army National Guard officer) in Boise, ID, a daughter here in Salem, and four grandchildren. Ron enjoys computers, audio and video production work, woodworking, reading, photography, wine and beer tasting, history, and art activities. Evelyn loves traveling, reading, puzzles, card games, cooking and gardening
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Craig Jones and his wife Kathleen were both born and raised in San Francisco bay area. After serving in the Navy, Craig came home and graduated from a small college in Chico California with a degree in Business Finance. Soon afterword Craig married his sweetheart and has been happily married 41 years. They have lived in Portland for 26 years. They have 2 grown children Michael and Sara. Craig has worked for large and small computer companies over his career and is VP of Operations for a Portland based internet service company. Craig’s one year in Rotary has been busy as cochairman of the Community Grants committee and also serves on the Enterprise Academy and International committees.
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Alan Ludlow. Before joining Columbia Credit Union, Alan helped start a bank in Oregon where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Office. Alan brings 31 years of banking experience and 9 years of private industry experience including several years as a Chief Financial Officer for a manufacturing company. He has a Bachelors of Arts and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Utah. He is a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington in Seattle and the Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management at Dartmouth College in Connecticut. Alan joined the Downtown Portland Rotary Club in 1989 just prior to the Rotary International Convention held in Portland where he saw the international scope of Rotary. Later in his Rotary career, Alan helped found and became the Charter President of the Rotary Club of West Linn Oregon. While a member of the West Linn Club, he helped create the West Linn Rotary Foundation and became its first President. After coming to work for Columbia Credit Union in 2009, Alan joined the Downtown Vancouver Rotary Club where he is active in international affairs. Alan and Betty are the parents of 7 daughters, 1 son and 6 grandchildren. Alan and his family enjoy golf, tennis, hiking, camping, travel, history, Rotary and family activities.
Donna Wiench, a member of the Vancouver (WA) Rotary, is Development Director for Daybreak Youth Services, a provider of substance abuse treatment for teens. Donna enjoys attending theatre and dance performances and staying active through hiking, bicycling, yoga, rowing and snowboarding with her husband, Michael, and their children, Benjamin, 19 and Kathleen, 17. Ben is studying cognitive science at Vassar College in New York and Kathleen is a high school senior. Michael works as an internet marketing manager. Prior to changing careers to the nonprofit world 11 years ago, Donna was a radio and television journalist specializing in environment and education stories. She worked as a documentary maker for China Central Television in Beijing for a year and a half. This is Donna’s first trip to Israel and she’s grateful to Rotary for the opportunity.
Karl and Iris Raschkes
have been married for 45 Years. Iris is a native of Lima, Peru and Karl is a native of Vienna Austria. They met and lived in the Los Angeles Area before moving to Salem, Oregon. Iris was a senior accountant for the Oregon State Treasury. Karl was the head of the Salem-Keizer k-12 music program for the last 28 years and a member of the Salem-Downtown Rotary Club since 1984. Both are now retired. They have two grown sons– Ted and Josef plus six grandkids including a set of twins. Josef is a professional engineer and works for the Xerox Corporation. Ted is the Trauma Coordinator for the Salem Hospital. All live in the Salem-Keizer Area.
Patty Frahler is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area where she lived for 29 years and graduated from college. She has lived in Portland, Oregon since 1975. She spent her career in various governmental tax work and accepted the job of Property Tax Collection Administrator for Multnomah County, the largest of the 36 counties in the State of Oregon. She retired in 2007 and now spends her time assisting various community volunteer organizations as well as her church. Patty has been actively affiliated with Rotary since 1975 and became a Rotarian with the Beaverton Metro Rotary club in 1993 where she served as Club President in 19992000. In 2008 the District Governor appointed her the District Communications Officer which involves administering the District Data Base for all Rotarians in District 5100 and setting up online registrations for Rotary District events. Patty enjoys working with and meeting new people. Traveling provides a good source of satisfaction in accomplishing this so she enjoys travel to other countries and within the United States. Hobbies include physical exercise such as walking, running, hiking, snow skiing and trying (and sometimes accomplishing) various home improvement projects.
Bill and Richela Grantz have been married 17 years and live in Vancouver Washington which is located in the northern part of Rotary District 5100. Richela has been a Rotarian since 1994. She is currently president of her club, Vancouver Sunrise. She has served as the chairman of the Ambassadorial Scholarship committee for the district, led a GSE team to District 4240 in Central America. She is a MPHF, and received the Citation for Meritorious Service in 2007. Richela was born and raised in Los Angeles and moved to the “pacific northwest” in 1987. She is a retired Delta Airlines flight attendant. During her 40 year career she spent 13 years in middle management at Delta and for 8 years owned and operated a print shop. Since her retirement, Richela spends her time improving her Spanish speaking skills, volunteering in an elementary school Spanish immersion classroom, and continues her involvement with Rotary. Bill, a Paul Harris Fellow, and actively supports Richela's involvement in Rotary, was born and raised in Chicago. After leaving the U.S. Airforce, where he was stationed in the Philippines, he obtained an MBA from Arizona State University. He has subsequent careers in the airline industry in customer service, working for Northwest Airlines (now Delta) and America West Airlines (now US Airways). Bill is currently working in the Parks and Recreation department for the City of Vancouver as an operations supervisor. He really enjoys being involved with the 3 community centers operated by the city. Bill and Richela enjoy playing golf, biking, kayaking and experiencing other cultures. They especially enjoy the music and crafts native to the cultures of the countries in which they have traveled.