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President’s Message

President Lisa and Pals

Club President Lisa Garst & Friends

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Salem, Virginia. Even though we are part of a global service organization with 1.2 million members, the Rotary Club of Salem is small enough to know each other and big enough to get things done.

We work hard but manage to have a really good time while honoring our commitment to Service Above Self. Our Club has raised more than $1 million over the past 30 years for charity and community service projects throughout the Roanoke Valley, Southwest Virginia and the world. We also enjoy the fellowship of Rotary. Many of us have built lasting friendships that endure outside of our weekly meetings.

Our Rotary Club has served the Salem and Roanoke Valley communities since 1949. Our members include business leaders, professionals, entrepreneurs, tradespeople and government officials who make Service Above Self a part of daily life. To find out more, we invite you to join us any Thursday at noon at the Salem Civic Center.

How do we serve our community? Our Club organizes and directs several fundraisers including:

T1617EN_PMS-CIn addition, we sponsor several significant awards including:

Finally, you can spot our work in everyday life. Our Club is proud to have sponsored these projects:

Please take a look around our website and follow us on Facebook. We are an active, vibrant club and we welcome you to learn more about us!


Rotary Recaps

Alberte is Here!

The Rotary Club of Salem 2016-2017 Rotary Exchange Student has arrived!  Alberte Krabbe hails from Denmark and will spend this school year with the Look and Laub families and will attend Salem High School. Ellie Look (on left) welcomes her new

Club Meeting – August 18th, 2016

Club members Tom Fame and Joe Foley collaborated on today’s program titled “ZIKA – Should You Be Afraid?” The following slides touch on some of the important information provided on this trending health topic… Click on a slide to see

Club Meeting – August 11th, 2016

From Left to Right: John Hall, Mary & Bob Kelly with grandson, Lenora Downing, Paul White, Glen Thornhill, Jim McAden,Skip Lautenschlager, June Hall-Long and Joe Ferguson Over the decades the rules concerning attendance at Rotary meetings have eased.  That is not

Club Meeting – July 28th, 2016

“Drones: The Opportunity and the Uncertainty” – Jon Greene, Associate Director for National Security and Program Development in Virginia Tech’s Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science. A word that a decade ago brought a somewhat quizzical look to most

Little Free Library Book Drive – Aug. 11 & 18

The Rotary Club of Salem has created 15+ Little Free Library units to be placed around the city where people, young and old, congregate – parks, schools, etc. Now we need to stock those libraries and you can help us

New Members

Matt Churchill 072816New Member Induction – July 28th, 2016
New member Matt Churchill is given Rotary pin by his sponsor Michael Orr.

Rotenberry 062316New Member Induction – June 23rd, 2016
Sponsor Brenda Stevens and new member Elizabeth “Liz” Rotenberry

Cecil and Morris 061616New Member Induction – June 16th, 2016
From Left to Right Sam Carter sponsored Marycatherine Cecil and Steve Hyer sponsored Josh Morris.
Welcome to Rotary!

Walter "Bud" Pierce 051216New Member Induction – May 12th, 2016
Welcome Water “Bud” Pierce, sponsored by President Tommy Barber.

New Member Induction Fall 2015Fall 2015 New Members Inductees
9/10    Jeremy Longshore
9/10    Bass Mitchell
9/10    Don Smith
10/1     Joe Curran
11/19   Sallie Dodson

Fall 2015 Mew Member Induction ceremony: (R to L) Secretary Dee, Bass Mitchell, President Tommy (back to camera), Jeremy Longshore, Don Smith, Chris Lawson, Matthew Schottmiller, Kirk Hoback, and Joe Curran.