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President’s Message

Rotary International 2014-2015 ThemeWelcome 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 on at noon Thursdays at the Salem Civic Center.

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 – July 3rd, 2014

“Burn Me Once, Shame on You…Burn me Twice, Shame on Me” Our own Michele Meinhart, FNP-C, CEO Elderderm, LLC reminded us to be mindful of the damage ultraviolet light from the sun can inflict on our skin.  The negative results


Club Meeting – June 26th, 2014

At this meeting each year the Club President passes the baton to the incoming Club President.  Today 2014-15 Club President Bertram Spetzler, MD stood from his wheelchair to deliver his address to the Club as a sign of respect to


Club Meeting – June 19th, 2014

Our Club cannot be a sum greater than its part without the leadership shown year after year by those who accept the responsibility to be our Club President.  Today Samuel R. Carter III continued this tradition and humbly thanked all


Club News – Press Release, Community & International Service

When Northwest True Value Hardware eliminated a product line approximately two years ago the wheels started turning on a project that would impact the lives of individuals in our community as well as internationally. The product line eliminated was made


Club Meeting – June 12th, 2014

Mr. Bill T. Arnold’s acquaintance with O. Winston Link afforded him insights into the photographer’s renowned work.  His friendship spanned Link’s years in the region photographing Norfolk & Western Railway’s steam locomotives.  In 1955 Mr. Link began what became a


New Members

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


051514-3 McHaleMay 15th, 2014 – New Member Induction: Today Hank McHale, who was sponsored by Lenora Shively Downing was inducted. As with all new members Hank’s first committee assignment will be with the Sergeant-at-Arms Committee. Hank is already matriculating through the Red Badge orientation program. Welcome aboard Hank!

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February 20th, 2014 – New Member Induction:  From left to right – Skip Lautenschlager (sponsor) with Jonathan Sweat, Steve Turner (sponsor) with Devo Munro, Paul White (sponsor) with Mike Bird.  At podium President-Elect Bert Spitzler presiding.