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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Please Support Our Food Drive - Our annual food drive will be held on April 12. Please bring non-perishable food items or monetary donations which will benefit the Salem/Roanoke County Food Pantry. ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Read Across America Day with Salem Rotarians at MasonS CoveElementary School - Rotarian John Millard and Reading Coach Jennifer Satchwell-Crocker. Dr. Seuss rules!

Read Across America Day with Salem Rotarians at Mason'S CoveElementary School - Rotarian John Millard and Reading Coach Jennifer Satchwell-Crocker. Dr. Seuss rules! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

A Pet Food Drive to support Salem HS Interact Club will be held on March 1. Cat and dog food collected will be distributed as needed to pet organizations in the area. Please show our Interact Club that we are behind them in this venture and proud of their iniative! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Salem Rotarians are running the tournament and the Roanoke College basketball men are in a tight contest against Emory & Henry in the first half of the ODAC Championship. Great crowd today!

Salem Rotarians are running the tournament and the Roanoke College basketball men are in a tight contest against Emory & Henry in the first half of the ODAC Championship. Great crowd today! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

 

Comment on Facebook

Emory & Henry won by two points - what a game! The team was ecstatic about their first ODAC Championship.

Thanks Rotarians...another great tournament

Our club is proud to honor Nicole Ross with this years Service Above Self Award! Thank you Nicole for your unwavering dedication to youth and adults in our community.

Our club is proud to honor Nicole Ross with this year's Service Above Self Award! Thank you Nicole for your unwavering dedication to youth and adults in our community. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Thanks for representing your profession and Rotary so well James T. Jordan!

Thanks for representing your profession and Rotary so well James T. Jordan! ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

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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.