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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Salem, Virginia. We are part of Rotary International, a 1.2 million-member service organization that comprises more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in nearly every country in the world. Our Club has served the Salem and Roanoke Valley communities since 1949.

Rotary District 7570 consists of 80+ Clubs with 3,500+ Rotarians.  The Rotary Club of Salem with over 130 Club members is one of the largest in our District.  We count among our members business leaders, professionals, entrepreneurs and government officials who share a dedication to the ideal of “Service Above Self”.  We meet weekly Thursdays at noon at the Salem Civic Center.

Rotary International 2014-2015 Theme

Rotary International
2014-2015 Theme

Our Club organizes and directs several fundraisers and service projects, including Olde Salem Days and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Basketball Tournament.  Proceeds from these events are invested back into our communities.  They have enabled the Club to donate more than $1 million over the past 30 years to projects throughout the Roanoke Valley, southwest Virginia and the world.

We are proud of our record of service and of our accomplishments.  Peruse our website and Facebook page to find the variety of ways Rotarians contribute to their community and the world.  If we kindle an interest, please contact us.

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Rotary Recaps

Club Meeting – February 19th, 2015

Today Aaron Fetrow VP of Student Affairs at Roanoke College and Thomas Lux President of the Student Government Association spoke on the topic of how small liberal arts colleges offer students opportunities to develop leadership skills.  Their presentations provided insights


Club Meeting – February 12th, 2015

Coach Curt Newsome, our speaker today, is a graduate of Emory & Henry College. He just completed his first year as Head Football Coach at his alma mater with an 8-2 record and four-way tie for first place in the


Club Meeting – February 5th, 2015

Our speaker today was ODAC Eastern Mennonite University student-athlete Ryan Gehman.  EMU’s track coach Jason Lewkowicz introduced Ryan to the Club.  “He really inspires his teammates, not with just his talent, but he works very, very hard and just his


Club Meeting – January 29th, 2015

Today we had the first of a two part program presenting the pros and cons of the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline project.  Presenting the opposing point of view we had club member Mike Mayo, fellow Bent Mountain resident Steve Hanes


New Member Lottery

To encourage new Rotarians to become engaged, the Board of Directors has decided to send two Rotarians to the 100th Annual District Conference to be held at the Homestead resort March 13-15. Weekend includes two nights, two dinners, and two


New Members

Reed 021215New Member Induction: February 12,2015

(L to R) New member Tim Reed, President Bert, sponsor Jim Laub and Tom Stover Membership Chair.

Welcome Tim!


120414 New MembersNew Member Induction December 4th, 2015.

(L to R) Danielle Crawford with sponsor Steve Hyer and Matt Schottmiller with sponsor Rob Dementi.

Keely 101614New Member Induction: October 16th, 2014.

It was our privilege today to induct two fine Rotarians as members of the Rotary Club of Salem.  They recently moved to the Roanoke Valley from West Virginia where Mary Keely was a Past District Governor and her partner Bob Keely an accomplished Rotarian in his own right.  The Keely’s were sponsored by Mark Hendrickson. 


WormanNew Member Induction: September 25, 2014.

Today we were pleased to induct Linda Worman, who was sponsored by Aaron Garber.

August 2014 New Member Inductions:

082714 JordanJames Jordan (R) and sponsor Skip Lautenschlager (L).


082114 New Members(L to R) Jon Bartlett with Lynn Latenschlager standing in for sponsor Dee King.  Ann Tripp with sponsor Janice Augustine at podium.

New Member 070314July 10th, 2014 New Member Induction: Meet our new members… (from left to right) Michael Orr, Barbara Taylor, Brenda Stephenson & Marcy Watkins.