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!

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Rotary Club of Salem, Virginia shared Rotary District 7570's event.

Let us hear from you! Who is going to the conference?
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Conference 2017!

March 17, 2017, 1:00pm

The Homestead, Hot Springs, Virginia

Our Conference 2017! Team has a Fascinating and Engaging Conference planned for You! Serve alongside rotarians and Interactors projects this year! • Unite with Interactors this year working side by side for Stop Hunger Now. • Take part in the Polio Walk with Chris & Jen across the Homestead as we close in on eradicating Polio. We have great speakers too! • Engage: Experience the personal stories of world class presenters • Mary French – the Dictionary Project • Jean Irwin Hatfield – Literacy • Mark Fernandes – Visionary Values Based Leadership • Ramesh Ferris, Polio Eradication Champion • Dan Pallotta, Purpose Driven Innovation Engage fellow rotarians from around the district! • Join with your friends for interactive round table klatches • Join President’s Representative Jeffry Cadorette and DG Chris – ask anything! • Hear from literacy gurus Mary French & Jean Irwin Hatfield – all you want to know about the difference we make world wide • Meet other presidents, elects, and nominees to discuss best practices and ideas • Experience life changing stories from our world class VTT, RYLA and Scholarship participants. Fun and Fellowship Rotarians are the greatest folks in the world, reconnect with your friends and meet the newest crop of the most fascinating people in the world (yes – that’s you!) Conference 2017! is a wonderful opportunity to see and hear Rotary through a different perspective and a different conversation. Your friendship and hospitality is the true meaning of Rotary and frankly, life itself, and will be experienced by all concerned. What fun!

Conference 2017!

Rotary Club of Salem, Virginia added 2 new photos.

At our Jan. 12th Club Meeting we enjoyed our second visit by Whit Babcock (the first being three years ago when our speaker was the new Athletic Director at VA Tech). He has been a busy man in the interim. To read more visit... rotaryclubofsalem.org/replay/club-meeting-january-12th-2016/
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At our Jan. 12th Club Meeting we enjoyed our second visit by Whit Babcock (the first being three years ago when our speaker was the new Athletic Director at VA Tech).  He has been a busy man in the interim.  To read more visit... http://rotaryclubofsalem.org/replay/club-meeting-january-12th-2016/

Rotary Club of Salem, Virginia added 2 new photos.

The Christmas for Kids event on December 10th served 40 children from grades K-2 and their families with gifts, fun and a special visit with Santa. Over 75 Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors, and their guests helped to make the event a success. A special part of the day is the trip to allow the children to shop for their family members. During this time, they not only feel the joy of giving, but also get to practice skill in managing money and selecting special presents for those they love.

The program is funded by monies raised at the Salem Rotary's Olde Salem Days, Star-B-Q and ODAC Basketball Tournament, in addition to private individual.
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The Christmas for Kids event on December 10th served 40 children from grades K-2 and their families with gifts, fun and a special visit with Santa.  Over 75 Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors, and their guests helped to make the event a success.  A special part of the day is the trip to allow the children to shop for their family members.  During this time, they not only feel the joy of giving, but also get to practice skill in managing money and selecting special presents for those they love.  

The program is funded by monies raised at the Salem Rotarys Olde Salem Days, Star-B-Q and ODAC Basketball Tournament, in addition to private individual.

Members of the club deliver Christmas meals to families in our community. Thank you Lewis Gale Medical Center for donating the boxes meals and thank you club members for this meaningful outreach from our club. ...

Members of the club deliver Christmas meals to families in our community. Thank you Lewis Gale Medical Center for donating the boxes meals and thank you club members for this meaningful outreach from our club.

Our Dec. 15th program was “Making College Internships a Positive Experience for Your Organization”. Ms. Toni D. McLawhorn , Director of Career Services at Roanoke College and Ms. Leslie Holden, Assistant Director of Career Services at Ferrum College packed a 20 minute presentation with information, which many members found of professional interest. To learn more visit rotaryclubofsalem.org/replay/club-meeting-december-15th-2016/ ...

Our Dec. 15th program was “Making College Internships a Positive Experience for Your Organization”.  Ms. Toni D. McLawhorn , Director of Career Services at Roanoke College and Ms. Leslie Holden, Assistant Director of Career Services at Ferrum College packed a 20 minute presentation with information, which many members found of professional interest.  To learn more visit http://rotaryclubofsalem.org/replay/club-meeting-december-15th-2016/
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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.