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.
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.
Miguel Harding LaPuz, M.D., M.B.A., was appointed Director at the Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Salem VAMC) April 24, 2010. Dr. LaPuz has excelled in academic medicine, research and healthcare administration. He is also board certified in Internal Medicine. Today…
Junior Achievement (JA) is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their own economic success, plan for the future, and make smart academic and economic choices. Our speaker, Katherin Anderson…
An Overview of the Virginia National Guard Today Reid Garst introduced our speaker Col. Douglas Messner. Reid and Col. Messner were roommates at VMI. Good friends ever since, who even introduced to each other their prospective wives. Col. Messner graduated…
October 9, 2014 article in Salem Times-Register about our Club’s End Polio Now initiative with the Salem High School Spartans football team. We are This Close to eradicating polio from the global. It has been a worldwide campaign with ignorance…
Attendance Awards – Lowell Gobble & New Membership Informational Update – Tommy Barber Today we had two program in one. Presented by Attendance Committee Chair, Lowell Gobble, recognizing Club members for their consecutive years of perfect attendance and President-Elect…
New 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.
New Member Induction: September 25, 2014. Today we were pleased to induct Linda Worman, who was sponsored by Aaron Garber.
August 2014 New Member Inductions:
(L to R) Jon Bartlett with Lynn Latenschlager standing in for sponsor Dee King. Ann Tripp with sponsor Janice Augustine at podium.
July 10th, 2014 New Member Induction: Meet our new members… (from left to right) Michael Orr, Barbara Taylor, Brenda Stephenson & Marcy Watkins.
May 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!
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.