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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 – September 4th, 2014

Our speaker today is Dr. Cynda Johnson, Founding Dean Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (VTCSM). A New Model for Medical Education.  A unique, public-private partnership between a cutting-edge research university and a major health care institution, the school educates


Club Meeting – August 28th, 2014

“Are You Ready For Some Football?”  Today we had the pleasure of Club member Dan Wooldridge’s annual update on changes to NCAA college football rules and a presentation by the Head Coach of the Salem Spartan Stephen Magenbauer. First off


Club Meeting – August 21st, 2014

“Building a Company with the Help of a Community” Jonathan Hagmaier, CEO Interactive Achievement, “where learning never stops” Interactive Achievements’s (IA) goal is to create programs that give educators the most accurate assessment of student progress throughout the school year


PTSD Candlelight Vigil

On August 15th The Salem Rotary Club hosted a candle light vigil in support of veterans and families affected with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. (PTSD). Below is a transcript of Club member Herm Reavis’ address to those gathered at the


Club Meeting – August 14th, 2014

Our speaker today is Walter Hughes, Jr.  He has been a member of the Rotary Club of Rocky Mount, Virginia for 14 years.  “Doing Good in Ghana” is but one of the reasons he was honored as a Champion of


New Members

August 2014 New Member Inductions:

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


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.

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.