Salem Rotary Club Scholarship Application

The Salem Rotary Club provides scholarships for students who are pursuing further education after high school. Much of the fundraising the club performs during the year (such as our calendar raffle and auction gala) goes to supporting this endeavor. We wish all applicants the best of luck and success in their future studies.

Applicant must be a resident of Salem, Massachusetts. Applicants for the Salem Rotary scholarships may not be the child, grandchild, niece, nephew, great niece or great nephew (this includes adoptive or step relationship) of any current member of Salem Rotary, or any person that has been a member of Salem Rotary within the past five years.
Salem Rotary Club Scholarship Application Ryan Guilmartin 2024-02-27 05:00:00Z 0

The Salem Rotary Annual Auction

The Salem Rotary has announced some of the details for this year's auction. It will be a fascinating Night at the Speakeasy, an evening full of food, drinks, fun, fellowship, and of course auction items. Most items, if not all, will be auctioned off at a silent auction, allowing attendees even more time to meet and mingle with one another. The event will be held at the Historic Hawthorne Hotel in beautiful downtown Salem on March 20 at 6 pm. Go to our event website for more information and to purchase tickets. 
The Salem Rotary Annual Auction Ryan Guilmartin 2024-02-24 05:00:00Z 0

Salem Rotary Goes Pirate

The Salem Rotary Club had another evening meeting, this time at the Real Pirates Salem. Rotarians had the opportunity to see the world’s only fully authenticated pirate treasure ever discovered – including coins, jewelry, and weapons – retrieved from the wreck of the Whydah, and last touched by the hands of pirates more than 300 years ago.
Salem Rotarians explored the Discovery Lab where everyone had the opportunity to dive into the preservation process of these artifacts. It also served as the gathering spot for Rotarians to socialize and eat. It had the only actual example in the world of a pirate's gun. Rumor has it that several Rotarians became Real Pirates through the complimentary photo experience.
Carolyn Shapiro led tours and spoke about the history of the museum. Bill Golden spoke of the egalitarian spirit among the pirates on board the Whydah and how that same spirit can be found in the Salem Rotary. A wonderful time was had by all.
The food selections itself reflected the trip of the Whydah with items inspired by the various stops of the ship on its journey, such as fruit from Jamaica and chowder from New England. Everything was delicious. Joel, a family friend of the Shapiro's, worked the night as our server ensure that the wine was flowing. As was the beer until it ran out!
Salem Rotary Goes Pirate 2023-03-29 04:00:00Z 0

Service Membership Pilot Program

This week at Rotary the DEI and Membership Committee presented a new membership proposal called the Service Membership Pilot Program. The goal obviously is to increase membership by providing a more flexible membership option. This program would have a start up fee of $200. Other dues and fees include $50 for quarterly Rotary and District Dues and $25 annually to Rotary International. Service Members would attend one meeting or event per month and be charged for the event. Qualifying events include lunch meetings, evening meetings, fellowship events, and Rotary fundraisers. They must also assist with one service project per month. Expanded service project options will be available going forward.
Service Membership Pilot Program Ryan Guilmartin 2023-03-21 04:00:00Z 0

Senator Joan Lovely Speaks at Rotary

Senator Joan Lovely spoke at Rotary in the first installment of this year's Legislative Luncheon series held with the Salem Chamber of Commerce. Senator Lovely described last year's legislative accomplishments as well as what she has planned for the 2023 legislative calendar. 
Senator Lovely is a former Rotarian who has vowed to return once her Tuesdays open back up, presumably when she retires from public service. She is an Assistant Majority Leader, which allows her to work directly with chamber leadership on important budgetary items. She also chairs the Senate Rules Committee. 
Senator Joan Lovely Speaks at Rotary 2023-03-07 05:00:00Z 0

Salem Rotary Builds Beds for Children in Need

On Saturday, February 11 the Salem Rotary Club along with the EarlyAct Club from the Phoenix School built 10 twin beds for children in need of their own bed. The Salem Club was able to increase to 10 beds using District Grant funds.
At A Bed for Every Child, they believe sleep is just as essential as food, water, shelter, and clothing – and that all children deserve space to dream. If interested in learning more, check out
Salem Rotary Builds Beds for Children in Need Ryan Guilmartin 2023-02-22 05:00:00Z 0

Evening Meetings

Starting January 24, 2023, on the fourth Tuesday of the month, the Rotary Club of Salem will meeting in the evening at the historic Hawthorne Hotel. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. We will be meeting at Nathaniel's at 5:15. Again, this is the FOURTH TUESDAY of each month. 
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Salem Rotary's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

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At Rotary, we understand that cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture is essential to realizing our vision of a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change.
We value diversity and celebrate the contributions of people of all backgrounds, across age, ethnicity, race, color, disability, learning style, religion, faith, socioeconomic status, culture, marital status, languages spoken, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity as well as differences in ideas, thoughts, values, and beliefs.
Salem Rotary's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement 2022-09-19 04:00:00Z 0

Keeping Traditions in a Time of Pandemic

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The Salem Rotary Club has hosted a holiday celebration for foster children and their families on the North Shore for over 20 years. In partnership with the Department of Children and Families (DCF), this celebration is traditionally hosted at Salem High School and is a highlight of the year for both the children and Rotarians, with pizza, games, crafts, bounce houses, story time, and gifts from Santa. This event is one of two the Salem Club runs each year that allows foster children the opportunity to spend time with their biological siblings, who are often not able to be housed in the same foster home.
While we could not host our traditional party this year due to COVID-19, we were still able to bring a little cheer to these children and their families with our Santa’s Drive Through event. Held at the beautiful Kernwood Country Club in Salem, families were greeted with a delicious holiday treat from the Hawthorne Hotel and directed up the beautiful path through the stone gate toward the property’s carport. On the way, families stopped to receive books for children of all ages and original artwork that the children will be able to give their parents as a holiday gift. The grand finale was a meeting Santa and his elf at the carport where all children in the family received a present. Salem Rotarian volunteers, donned in Rotary masks, were stationed throughout the route and working diligently behind the scenes to wrap over 100 gifts and set the stage for a seamless event.
Keeping Traditions in a Time of Pandemic  Adria Duijvesteijn 2020-12-10 05:00:00Z 0

Salem Rotary Club Awards Scholarships to Salem seniors

During the June 16, 2020, Salem Rotary Club Zoom meeting, the Club awarded $46,000  in scholarships to recognize and reward students who contribute to and make a difference in their home, school and community at large, and who are likely to continue to do so in the future. Many students and their families joined the Club for this virtual celebration where 23 Salem seniors were honored.
Salem Rotary Club Awards Scholarships to Salem seniors  Rinus Oosthoek 2020-06-23 04:00:00Z 0
Salem Rotary Spring Dinner & Auction officially cancelled Rinus Oosthoek 2020-03-27 04:00:00Z 0
Salem Rotary Scholarship Recipients - 2019 TM 2019-06-04 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary 101 - 38th Salem Rotary Spring Auction & Gala Rinus Oosthoek 2019-04-05 04:00:00Z 0

Club Honors Mark Shaw 

The Salem Rotary Club honors Mark Shaw with the second awarding of the Club Paul Harris Award for Service to the Club and Community. Many current and former Rotarians gathered to Honor Mark as he prepares to retire to Florida later this month. Mark will be missed by all of us.
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Installation New President 2018 - 2019

Posted on May 22, 2018
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President 2018 - 2019 Installation Dinner
The event will take place on Thursday, June 21st at “Harborpoint at Root” event space (Shetland Park, Suite 2350, Salem, MA 01970)
Cost: $60 p.p. (Contact Rinus for more information)
Informal, Appetizers, Buffet, Jazz, Presentations (Cash bar)
Installation New President 2018 - 2019 Rinus Oosthoek 2018-05-22 04:00:00Z 0

Salem Rotary Club celebrates 100 in 2018!

Come celebrate 100 years of service!
The Rotary Club of Salem is celebrating its Centennial in 2018.  We invite you to join us and hope you will sponsor our premier fundraising event, the Centennial Auction, and/or make a centennial leadership gift . We would be thrilled to spend this evening with you!
This dazzling evening of celebration will be held on March 23 at the Historic Hawthorne Hotel (doors open @ six pm). The evening will include cocktails, music and a silent auction, a fantastic dinner and a “lively” Live Auction. The evening will close with a dance party / nightclub.
Most sponsorships include event tickets, and we would be thrilled to spend this evening with you. Suggested evening attire is black tie optional, so come dressed to impress
Salem Rotary Club celebrates 100 in 2018! Rinus Oosthoek 2017-12-20 05:00:00Z 0

Joint Meeting with Beverly 2015

Salem and Beverly Clubs are hosted by Salem Rotary at the Hawthorne Hotel Ballroom in their annual joint meeting to celebrate Thanksgiving and our long running rivalry!
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Rotary Cookout for DCF

Rotary Cookout at Plummer Home for the Foster Child program at DCF was a great success and much fun had by all! Great big thank you to all who participated!
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2015 Rotary Auction

The Salem Rotary Club
Annual Dinner and Auction
Friday, March 27th, 2015
6 PM – 9 PM
Grand Ballroom
Hawthorne Hotel, Salem, MA
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Salem's 95th

Salem Rotary Celebrates it's 95th Birthday with John Quinn, the Club's 39th President!
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