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President’s Message

Club President, Garry D. Norris

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Salem, Virginia. Established in 1949, we are approaching our 70th year of service to the communities of Salem, Roanoke, and the surrounding areas. Salem Rotarians strive to “be the inspiration” for our community in everything we do. We are the sponsors of Olde Salem Days, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Basketball Tournament, or by Star B-Qour main fundraisersWe are committed to helping our community and the world through projects such as Christmas for Kids, Little Free Libraries, Rotary Park, Rotary Dog Park, International Youth Exchange, and End Polio Now, just to name a few. The Rotary Club of Salem makes annual contributions to over 40 different civic and community nonprofit organizations throughout the Valley. Our reach extends internationally to joint Rotarian projects in Colombia, Brazil, Haiti, Eastern Europe, and beyond, to provide clean water, education assistance, medical care, and disaster relief.

You may also know the Rotary Club of Salem through our recognition of outstanding citizens and students in our community, who typify the values and ethics espoused by Rotary International.  Club sponsored awards such as the Roy W. Henrickson Outstanding Citizen Award, The Service Above Self Vocational Award, The Jostens Trophy and Salem Education Foundation Scholarships help us identify individuals who exemplify the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self.”

Salem Rotarians work hard every day to be the inspiration for our community by investing its resources in community, vocational, and international service. Our commitment to Salem, Roanoke, and the surrounding areas has inspired us over the past 30 years to raise more than $1 million for charity and community service programs throughout the Roanoke Valley, Southwest Virginia, and the world. However, most of our members will tell you it is the fellowship and lasting friendships that they cherish most and find rewarding.

Our members include business leaders, professionals, entrepreneurs, tradespeople, and government officials who make “Service Above Self” a part of their daily lives.  To find out more, peruse our website and follow us on Facebook.  We invite you to attend one of our meetings, which are held at noon on Thursdays at the Salem Civic Center. We are always looking for people who are interested in serving and being an inspiration to others.

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Our club invites political candidates to speak to us each year.  In the last two weeks we heard from incumbent 9th District Congressman Morgan Griffith  and Democratic candidate Anthony Flaccavento.

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The bus committee has bean busy preparing for Saturdays Olde Salem Days! Shuttle buses run from the Salem Civic Center to the court house every few minutes through closing. We have a handicap accessible bus plus Rotarians assist with loading packages and strollers. No pets are allowed on the buses. 

The event is sponsored and staffed by Salem Rotarians. Money raised is given back to the community through charities and civic organizations.  THANKS for supporting OSD!

The bus committee has "bean" busy preparing for Saturday's Olde Salem Days! Shuttle buses run from the Salem Civic Center to the court house every few minutes through closing. We have a handicap accessible bus plus Rotarians assist with loading packages and strollers. No pets are allowed on the buses.

The event is sponsored and staffed by Salem Rotarians. Money raised is given back to the community through charities and civic organizations. THANKS for supporting OSD!
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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.