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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 Thursdays at noon 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 News – March 26th, 2015

At our recent 100th Annual District Conference, Clubs and individuals were recognized for their service and achievements.  The Rotary Club of Salem received the following District Conference Awards. 2014-2015 Club Awards Community Service – First place with banner and patch

Club Meeting – March 19th, 2015

The presentation of the Jostens Trophy is the favorite Club event for many members.  The chance to meet young people as these lifts the spirit and brightens one’s outlook for the future.  The winners are selected for excellence on the

Club Meeting – March 12th, 2015

Joe Dawley, Corporate Director, Government Affairs, EQT Corporation presented the second of our programs on the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline. The Mountain Valley Pipelinem (MVP) is a partnership between affiliates of EQT Corp. and NextEra Energy to build a 300-mile

Club Meeting – March 05, 2015

Today our own Dr. Tom Fame brought us up to date with the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Haiti Project with which he has been involved since 1996.  Tom brought to light that the work there is best described as

Club Meeting – February 26th, 2015

In what is becoming a Club tradition, our meeting today kicked off (pardon mixing of sport jargon) the 2015 ODAC Basketball Tournament with a court-side lunch and the singing of the National Anthem prior to the tip-off of the tournament’s

New Members

030515 InductionsNew Member Induction: March 5th, 2015
(L to R) New member Chris Lawson and sponsor Lisa Garst, sponsor Reid Garst and new member Kirk Hoback.

Reed 021215New Member Induction: February 12,2015

(L to R) New member Tim Reed, President Bert, sponsor Jim Laub and Tom Stover Membership Chair.

Welcome Tim!

120414 New MembersNew Member Induction December 4th, 2015.

(L to R) 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.