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President’s Message

President Lisa and Pals

Club President Lisa Garst & Friends

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:

T1617EN_PMS-CIn addition, we sponsor several significant awards including:

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!


Rotary Recaps

Club Meeting – June 16th, 2016

Our speakers to day were Nancy Hans and Janine Underwood on the topic of the “Opiates/Heroin Crisis in the Roanoke Valley”. Nancy Hans is Executive Director of the Prevention Council of Roanoke County.  Ms. Hans addressed the Club last year on

Club Meeting – June 9, 2016

General Assembly Update – Delegate Greg Habeeb Introduced as a partner at Gentry Locke Rakes and Moore, Delegate Greg Habeeb discussed his role as well as an update of the Virginia House of Delegates as he represents the 8th District. Delegate

Club Meeting – June 2, 2016

Rotary Foundation, Bob Keely  Paul Harris, Tom Bowers This meeting featured co-presenters Bob Keely  and Tom Bowers. “How The Rotary Foundation Fits into Rotary” was Bob Keely’s presentation to the Rotary Club of Salem as he outlined how this functioned

Club Meeting – May 26, 2016

Embezzlement and Other Things That Go Bump in the Night. – Susan Culbertson Susan Culbertson is a CPA who has for more than 20 years, has owned Controllers, Etc., a resource for all things related to internal corporate accounting. She is

Club Meeting – May 19th, 2016

Commander Burt Canfield, Commanding Officer of the USS John Warner US Navy – “Being There Matters” The Virginia-class attack submarines are the most modern and sophisticated attack submarine in the world, the submarine can operate in both littoral and deep

New Members

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!

Walter "Bud" Pierce 051216New Member Induction – May 12th, 2016
Welcome Water “Bud” Pierce, sponsored by President Tommy Barber.

New Member Induction Fall 2015Fall 2015 New Members Inductees
9/10    Jeremy Longshore
9/10    Bass Mitchell
9/10    Don Smith
10/1     Joe Curran
11/19   Sallie Dodson

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.