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

Club Meeting – December 1st, 2016

Rotary Club of Salem member Mark Johnson – President & CEO of YMCA Roanoke Valley and Trisha Reynolds – Salem Executive Director addressed the group. Many of the club members have some level of involvement in the Salem Valley YMCA from being on the Salem

Club Meeting – November 17th, 2016

Earline Orndorff, Chair of the Christmas for Kids Committee got things started with a review of our need for volunteers and the times and places where they would be needed.  Event dates and times are posted in the Events Calendar

Club Meeting – November 10, 2016

November in the Rotary year is The Rotary Foundation month. Today PDG Alex Wilkins shared his personal views and passion for this globally recognized instrument of goodwill and humanitarian projects. PDG Wilkins presented Mary & Bob Keely and Sam &

Club News – Club Member Recognized for Work to End Polio Now

At our meeting on November 3, 2016 Past District Governor Henry Nickels presented Bill Long with the Service Award for A Polio-Free World. “The award is given to deserving Rotarians by The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. Only one award

Club Meeting – November 3rd, 2016

Today was the ODAC Women’s Basketball Coaches Media Day at the Salem Civic Center. The club again had the pleasure to host the coaches for lunch.  During the program we heard first- hand of their most memorable career experiences and

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.