• Winner: WINNER
  • Rotary Year: 2012-2013
  • Award Category: Club Service
  • Club NameSalem
  • Member First NameJeffrey
  • Address: 
    P.O. Box 5
    Salem, VA 24153
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  • Email: jeff@vandorenlaw.com
  • Brief Description: 
    Projects related to this category, include but are not limited to:

    • Baseball & basketball outings
    • Christmas For Kids
    • Clean Valley Day
    • Food Deliveries at Holidays
    • Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament
    • Olde Salem Days
    • Red Badge Program
    • Roanoke Valley Waterway Cleanup
    • Star-B-Q
  • Participation of Club Members: 
    With the wide variety of programs our Club offers, we have 100% participation from our club members, as well as family and friends in one or more projects. We have 20 veteran Rotarians involved in the Red Badge Orientation Program. Family and friends joined us to allow 80 individuals to be involved in Christmas for Kids, 12 to be involved in Read Across America, 40+ to help with the clean-up days, 30+ to work on StarBQ, etc. All Rotarians work on the fundraisers, allowing us to contribute back to the community, both monetarily and with sweat equity.
  • Resulting Benefits: 
    Our Club’s work on a variety of fundraising project have allowed us to donate $50,400 this year to a wide variety of charitable and community enhancement programs and projects in the City of Salem, the Roanoke Valley and the world. They included Apple Ridge Farm, Bradley Free Clinic, CHIP, Goodwill Industries, Rescue Mission, Salem Food Pantry, Feed America, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Haiti Project, Bethany Hall, Children’s Trust, Salem Needlework Guild, Health Focus of Southwest Virginia, West End Center, Roanoke Symphony, Blue Ridge Zoological Society, Military Family Support Center, Salem Rescue Squad, Challenger Little League, YMCA, Boy Scouts, and Blue Ride Literacy.
    While our communities have benefited from the Clubs many activies, the biggest benefits were those that came back to our members. Through all of the programs, projects, avenues of service, leadership development opportunities and family events, our members reported an increased level of satisfaction. They felt good about what they had been able to give, how they have been able to hone skills, the friendships they had made and the knowledge they had gained. They were thrilled to be able to give back to the community in a way they could not have done as individuals. These feelings will only increase their desire to do more and to involve more of their friends and family in the work of the Rotary club of Salem.
  • Additional Material or Information #1: 
    Red Badge Orientation program outline
  • 1st Supporting Document: 
    Red Badge 2013.pdf