Welcome to the Rotary Club of Salem, Virginia. Even though we are part of a global service organization with 1.2 million members, the Rotary Club of Salem is small enough to know each other and big enough to get things done.
We work hard but manage to have a really good time while honoring our commitment to Service Above Self. Our Club has raised more than $1 million over the past 30 years for charity and community service projects throughout the Roanoke Valley, Southwest Virginia and the world. We also enjoy the fellowship of Rotary. Many of us have built lasting friendships that endure outside of our weekly meetings.
Our Rotary Club has 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 daily life. To find out more, we invite you to join us any Thursday at noon at the Salem Civic Center.
How do we serve our community? Our Club organizes and directs several fundraisers including:
- Rotary Club of Salem Citizen of the Year
- Service Above Self Vocation Award
- The Jostens Trophy
- Salem Education Foundation Scholarships
Finally, you can spot our work in everyday life. Our Club is proud to have sponsored these projects:
Please take a look around our website and follow us on Facebook. We are an active, vibrant club and we welcome you to learn more about us!
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Pete Eshelman is Director of Outdoor Branding for the Roanoke Regional Partnership and Director of Roanoke Outside. Today Mr. Eshelman brought us up to date on Roanoke Outdoors. His comments enumerated the many natural resources and outdoor activities that contribute…
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On September 1st the Rotary Club of Salem participated in Star-B-Q 2016 one of the three major fundraising events of our Rotary year. Another example of Rotarians at Work yet having a good time while raising monies to better our…
“A Vision for Transit in the Roanoke Valley” – Presented by Cristina D. Finch, AICP, LEED AP – Roanoke Valley Manager of Transit Planning and Programming Today we learned of the processes and plans made for transportation improvements in the…
New Member Induction – June 23rd, 2016
Sponsor Brenda Stevens and new member Elizabeth “Liz” Rotenberry
Fall 2015 Mew Member Induction ceremony: (R to L) Secretary Dee, Bass Mitchell, President Tommy (back to camera), Jeremy Longshore, Don Smith, Chris Lawson, Matthew Schottmiller, Kirk Hoback, and Joe Curran.