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!

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News From Facebook

Join us tonight (Wednesday, March 15) from 6:00 - 7:30 at the Cregger Center to honor our Jostens Trophy winners and meet their families! ...

Remember to bring something for the Food Drive to our meeting this Thursday. We're collecting for the Salem Food Pantry. Canned goods, lunch snacks, pasta, household items all appreciated! ...

4 weeks ago

Rotary Club of Salem, Virginia

We welcomed our grant recipients to the men's Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) championship game to recognize their service to our community. Thanks to fundraisers like Olde Salem Days and the ODAC tournament, our club returned $76,000 in grants back to the community. ...

We welcomed our grant recipients to the mens Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) championship game to recognize their service to our community. Thanks to fundraisers like Olde Salem Days and the ODAC tournament, our club returned $76,000 in grants back to the community.

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Thank you HopeTree Family Services and Trey Gregory (DAD) for the photos!

We'll be putting our grant to work to expand our school libraries at HopeTree Academy and at our WOODS program in Craig County. Thanks Rotary Club of Salem, Virginia!

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Our grant recipients filled the stands at the Old Dominion Athletic Conference men's basketball finals. Thanks to fundraisers like ODAC and Olde Salem Days we gave out $76,000 in grants. ...

Our grant recipients filled the stands at the Old Dominion Athletic Conference mens basketball finals. Thanks to fundraisers like ODAC and Olde Salem Days we gave out $76,000 in grants.

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Hello Friends,you tagged the wrong Apple Ridge Farm in your post.

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New Members

New Member Induction – January 26th, 2017
(From L to R) Alan G. Soltis with sponsor Gary L. Phillips; Club President Lisa Garst;
Chester L. Davis with sponsor Daniel E. Wooldridge

Matt Churchill 072816New Member Induction – July 28th, 2016
New member Matt Churchill is given Rotary pin by his sponsor Michael Orr.


Rotenberry 062316New Member Induction – June 23rd, 2016
Sponsor Brenda Stevens and new member Elizabeth “Liz” Rotenberry

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!

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