President’s Message

     Club President I. Ray Byrd, Jr.

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Salem, Virginia where we are making a difference in our community and in the world. You may know us by our sponsorship of Olde Salem Days, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Basketball Tournament, or by Star B-Qour main fundraisers.  Or, you may know us by our commitment to helping our community and the world through projects such as Christmas for Kids, Little Free Libraries, Rotary Park, Rotary Dog Park and End Polio Now to name just a few.

You may also know the Rotary Club of Salem through our recognition of outstanding citizens and students in our community, who typify the values and ethics espoused by Rotary International.  Club sponsored awards such as the Roy W. Henrickson Outstanding Citizen Award, The Service Above Self Vocational Award, The Jostens Trophy and Salem Education Foundation Scholarships help us identify individuals who exemplify the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self.”

Our hard work and commitment to make a difference have allowed us over the past 30 years to raise more than $1 million for charity and community service programs throughout the Roanoke Valley, Southwest Virginia, and the world. But, most of our members will tell you, it is the fellowship and lasting friendships that they cherish most and find the most rewarding.  We have 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 their daily lives.  To find out more take a look around our website and follow us on Facebook.  You can also check out one of our meetings which are held at noon on Thursdays at the Salem Civic Center. We hope to see you there!

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Cindy Petersen, Interim Executive Director of The Taubman Museum of Art speaks to our club about the Learning Lab for Leaders.

Cindy Petersen, Interim Executive Director of The Taubman Museum of Art speaks to our club about the Learning Lab for Leaders. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you for letting us be a part of today’s meeting. You’re an amazing group!

Our wonderful RYLA students from Salem and Glenvar!

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"Rotarians give their time, energy and passion to sustainable long term projects in their communities and around the world." ... See MoreSee Less

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It was a very special day for our club as we presented Rotary Internationals Paul Harris Fellow Awards to club members, friends and family members to honor our  Service Above Self motto. A special surprise was awarding PHFs to the HCA Lewis Gale Medical Center team who dropped everything and traveled to help hurricane victims in Houston on 10 hours notice!

It was a very special day for our club as we presented Rotary International's Paul Harris Fellow Awards to club members, friends and family members to honor our Service Above Self motto. A special surprise was awarding PHFs to the HCA Lewis Gale Medical Center team who dropped everything and traveled to help hurricane victims in Houston on 10 hours notice! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Parents Night Out

Hey Rotarians, check out this fantastic opportunity provided by our friends in the RC Rotaract!

Parents Night OutDec 1, 6:30pmGarrett, Colket CenterThe Roanoke College RotarAct club is hosting a Parents' Night Out this Friday in Garrett, Colket from 6:30-9:30pm. This would be a good opportunity for parents to drop off their kids to go Christmas shopping, dinner, or a movie! Contact Natalie Whitney at njwhitney@mail.roanoke.edu to reserve a spot. Drop-ins also welcome.
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We recite this weekly but live it daily. Learn more about Rotary by joining us Thursdays at Noon at The Salem Civic Center.

We recite this weekly but live it daily. Learn more about Rotary by joining us Thursdays at Noon at The Salem Civic Center. ... See MoreSee Less

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New Members

New Member Induction – January 26th, 2017
(From L to R) Alan G. Soltis with sponsor Gary L. Phillips; Club President Lisa Garst;
Chester L. Davis with sponsor Daniel E. Wooldridge

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!

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