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 both their communities and the world. If we kindle an interest, please contact us.
Today our Club Meeting had a change of venue. Prior to the ODAC women’s basketball quarterfinal game between Eastern Mennonite and Shenandoah the Club enjoyed hamburgers, hot dogs and traditional side dishes in the stands while watching the teams warm-up. …
Concussions: More Than Getting Your “Bell Rung” – Jim Buriak Director of Athletic Training at Roanoke College and Dr. John Creasy Associate Professor of Health and Human Performance spoke to us to day on a topic that has merited greater…
Due to weather conditions the Club Meeting for February 13th, 2014 has been canceled. Be safe and see you next week.
Dr. Todd Olsen received his bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education in 1985 from Slippery Rock University where he was a two-time Academic All- America selection. In 1987 he attended England’s Loughborough University earning his Master’s degree in Physical…
Ginger Poole is a proud member of Actor’s Equity and is the Producing Managing Director of the Mill Mountain Theatre (MMT). She has a strong background in dance and is an accomplished actor, most recently in the cast of MMT’s…
February 20th, 2014 – New Member Induction: From left to right – Skip Lautenschlager (sponsor) with Jonathan Sweat, Steve Turner (sponsor) with Devon Munro & , Paul White (sponsor) with Mike Bird. At podium President-Elect Bert Spitzler presiding.
December 12th, 2013 – New Member induction: From left to right – New Member Joe Foley with Ed Heurtematte sponsor; Ken Elson sponsor Skip Lautenschlager at podium; Pat Walters with Bob Dementi sponsor; Brad Harris with President Sam Carter sponsor; and Past President Lenora Downing officiated the induction ceremony.
October 10th, 2013 – New Member Induction: John Caleb Hall was sponsored by Dr. Bertram Spetzler and introduced to the Club for his induction by Dr. Alan Seibert (on right). John Hall received our Club’s 2013 Outstanding Citizen Award for his contributions as Principal of Salem High School since 1987 and for his nearly 40 years as an educator.
August 22nd, 2013 – New Member Inductions: (left to right) Charlie Thompson sponsored by Mark Johnson; Skip Lautenschlager sponsored David Griffith; Lew Bishop (representing sponsor Lenora Downing) and new member Ron Bradbury. Our fearless leader President Sam is overseeing the ceremony and Aaron Garber (not in picture) our Membership Chair presided over the event.