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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 on at noon Thursdays 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.


Rotary Recaps

Club Meeting – December 4th, 2015

We always welcome news of creative initiatives to foster economic development in the Roanoke Valley region.  Especially those that facilitate entrepreneurial activity enabling the bright and talented the chance to seek their dreams in Southwest Virginia. Today Ariel Lev, Director

Club News – December 4th, 2014

As part of today’s Club Meeting we convened our Annual Membership Meeting to vote on the upcoming slate of Club Officers and Board of Directors (BoD) as proposed by the Nominations Committee.  The membership unanimously voted to approve the following

Club Meeting – November 20th, 2014

Today we reviewed preparations for our annual Christmas for Kids project.  Earline Orndorff, Chair of the Christmas for Kids committee, had as her guests the City of Salem Elementary Schools counselors who select the children participating in this special event

Club Meeting – November 13th, 2014

Today our program Ebola: The Disease, The Virus, West Africa & Hysteria was presented by Dr. Thomas M. Kerkering, MD, FACP, FIDSA. Dr. Kerkering obtained his Medical Doctorate at the Medical College of Virginia and is certified by the American

Club Meeting – November 6th, 2014

The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) hosted its annual Women’s Basketball Media Day on Nov. 6th, 2014 at the Salem Civic Center. Coaches from all 12 member schools participated in their annual business meeting along with a morning of interviews

New Members

120414 New MembersNew Member Induction December 4th, 2015. From right to left 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.