KNOW YOUR FELLOW ROTARIAN
Here’s the scoop on our immediate past-president, RonThiesen. Ron was born in Omaha, Nebraska and moved to Salem when he was five. While a student at South Salem High School he played football, was a student body vice president, and worked cannery jobs.
He started college at UO but finished at OSU and OCE with a BA in History, BS in Education and Masters in Guidance and Counseling. For 13 years he was a teacher/coach, the last four years in Germany with Dept. of Defense Dependent Schools.
Ron has been married 48 years to Sandra, “the most wonderful woman ever” and traveled all over the world. He owned Campus Connection and Anything Printable in Corvallis for 26 years and retired in 2006, but that didn’t last. For the last three years he has been Development Director for Horner Museum.
Joe Malcom got him interested in Rotary. Ron loves Rotary---“It’s about the people”---serves on the Chamber of Commerce and Vina Moses boards, loves good wines, the beach, vacationing in Sun River, cheering the Corvallis Knights, Beaver football and baseball.
On November 8th he is getting a NEW KNEE and says, “Watch out, world!” We wish you a speedy recovery, Ron.