President’s Message

The Rotary Club of Auburn has been serving communities here at home and overseas for more than six decades, focusing on addressing various issues that matter the most including sanitation, education, public health, economic sustainability, maternal and child health, and world peace. It is noteworthy that we have raised over one million dollars toward scholarships awarded to diligent students graduating from various Auburn High Schools. We have also collaborated and worked with local non-profits such as Music4Life, Multi-Service Center, Auburn Food Bank, and many more, to provide funds for the underprivileged and people in need of help. Similarly, we have been engaged in multiple international projects, such as building an e-Library in Nepal in partnership with the Chitwan Rotary Club, Nepal, awarding scholarships to students at Jamaa Letu Orphanage in the Democratic Republic of Congo, funding the building of water wells in Ethiopia, etc. Even during the challenging times our communities recently experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the limitations and constraints imposed in response, the Rotary Club of Auburn has continued its long tradition of supporting and helping the community. Our club has been honored to have remarkable Rotarians such as the University of Oregon hall of fame recipient Earl Averill (President 1998-1999), the Olympic Bronze medalist Al Rossi (President 1990-1991, 1996-1997), and former Auburn School District Superintendent Dr. James Fugate (President 1988-1989) just to mention a few. I follow in the footsteps of many tremendous past-presidents of our club who have each been exceptional examples of service and leadership. Likewise, I am privileged to have an incredible team of professionals and community leaders currently serving with me on the Board of the Rotary Club of Auburn, who are each examples of living up to the organization’s aspiration to put service above self. I am committed to continuing the long tradition of our club in serving the community, and welcome you to join us in those service efforts. Please consider volunteering and donating and help us in our efforts to change lives in our community.  

Dr. Alan Spicciati