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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.

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Rotary Recaps

Club Meeting – January 15th, 2015

Our program today was presented by Lyman Conner whose topic was “3D Printing a Bionic Hand”.  3D printing technology is interesting, but the story behind Mr. Conner designing a bionic hand is inspiring. An avid cyclist enjoying a ride with


Winter Coat Drive 2015

This year’s Winter Coat Drive beat last year’s results and we hope to do even better next year.  Today the club collected 167 coats, 17 gloves and mittens, 11 scarves, 9 hats and $161.00 in cash to aid the Salem


Club Meeting – January 8th, 2015

Beth Doughty has spent the past 25 years in economic development helping to create more than 14,000 jobs and $1 billion of investment for the Roanoke region.  She has twice been executive director of the Roanoke Regional Partnership from 1991


Club Meeting – December 18th, 2014

Our meeting opened with a Christmas for Kids update by Earline Orndorff.  This special holiday event was held on the 13th and was a resounding success for all involved.  Dozens of Club members help make this a meaningful and fun


Club Meeting – December 11th, 2014

Today Jim McAden, Lenora Downing, Skip Lautenschlager and June Long presented to members the scope of 2014-2015 Charitable Giving made by our Club.  They described how the time and effort invested by everyone in the room, which Jim characterized as


New Members

120414 New MembersNew Member Induction December 4th, 2015. From right to left 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.