The 2023 Golden Apple Award was presented to Mary Beth Shivers, a teacher at Southeast Elementary School. Mary Beth is a native of Salem with 35 years of teaching experience.
"Ms. Shivers is one of the most kind human beings you will ever meet and she has performed for 35 years in the Salem City Schools offering kindness, caring, and understanding to her students."
The Salem Rotary Foundation provided a financial award to Mary Beth and $500 to upgrade her classroom.
For more than 10 years, the Rotary Club of Salem has been placing hundreds of United States flags at homes and businesses throughout the community during Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Patriot Day, and Veterans Day.
Our club members oversee placement of the flags during two periods from Memorial Day through Independence Day and Labor Day through Veterans Day.
The cost for one year is $35/year. Proceeds go to the Rotary sponsored projects in the Salem area.
If you would like to purchase an Annual Flag Placement for 2023, you may do so online. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us below.
For many years, Salem Rotary Interact Club has hosted a Senior Prom for the elderly members of our community.
This year's post-COVID event included food, prizes, and a dance.
Interested Salem Junior and Senior High School 7-12th grade students can speak with their counselors to join the community-focused youth-arm of the Salem Rotary Club.
The Rotary Club of Salem meeting every Tuesday at noon at the Salem Community Center in the Rotary Room.
We have over 80 club members of all ages and diverse backgrounds and careers. We provide strong community and international support with a collegial atmosphere. You can read more below.
Rotary Club of Salem
P.O. Box 1025
Salem, OH 44460
Thank you to all who joined the Rotary Club of Salem for our first annual Casino Night on March 4, 2023. We look forward to continuing this event next year.
Thank you to our event sponsors --
Royal Flush Sponsors: Ainsley 500 Heating & Cooling, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation - Team Dawes, Family Care Services, and Salem Tire Pros & Auto Service
Full House Sponsors: Alcon Mechanical Piping Inc., Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Atty. Geoff and Kim Goll, and GYG Financial LLC.
High Card Sponsors: Blackdog Contracting, Carolyn Gordon Jones, Commonwealth/Agent Home, Consumers National Bank, The Kreative Ones - Keller Williams, Merritt Property Solutions LLC, Moore Agency Inc, Mullin Insurance Solutions LLC, Salem Computer Center, Sara Mastrangelo, and The Up Store UPS Salem.
The Rotary Club of Salem along with the Salem Rotary Foundation gifted our sister Club, Rotary Club of East Palestine, a donation in the amount of $1,000 to provide assistance to those in need following the recent railroad disaster in East Palestine, Ohio.
For more than 20 years, the Rotary Club of Salem has been providing Merriam-Webster Elementary Dictionaries to every third-grade student in the Salem School District including St Paul School.
The hard-bound, keep-sake dictionaries have colorful illustrations, photographs, and diagrams which are designed for children ages 8-11.
We distribute more than 325 dictionaries each year. For some students this is the only book that they personally own. Many of our alumni still have their prized dictionary on their shelves.
Salem Rotary Community Service-Above-Self Award is designed to recognize a community member who puts Service Above Self, which is one of the most important mottos of Rotary.
Debbie McCulloch of Salem has made A.I.D. her passion for more than 30 years. This organization helps Northern Columbiana County residents in need of short-term assistance through access to phone volunteers and is a point of contact for the churches and philanthropic organizations to provide support to those in need.
She is also a member of the Salem Community Foundation’s Board of Directors and also serves on the SAFCO board.
As part of the Salem Rotary Service Above Self Award, Debbie will receive a $500 gift to be designated to her favorite charity.
Congratulations to Debbie and past recipients of this prestigious award: 1999-Rev. Wilkins, 2000-Don Weingart, 2001-JeanAlice Fehr, 2002-Sister Dorothy Hurray, 2003-Salvatore C. Apicella, 2004-John Buta, 2005-Mark Siegal, 2006-Debbie Pietrzak, 2007-Peter Cibula, 2008-Robert Wright, 2009-Wavelene Arnold, 2010-Karen Buchmann, 2011-Jackie Berthold, 2012-Patty Bauman, 2013-Karen Carter, 2014-Todd Olson, 2015-George Spack, 2016-Gene Johnson, 2017-Roger Hack, 2018-J.T. Panezott, 2019- Dennis Niederhiser, 2020-Brad Davis, and 2021-Kevin Clark.
As our Centennial gift to the community, the Rotary Club of Salem is proud to create the Salem Rotary Family Sports Center located in Waterworth Memorial Park behind the Salem Community Center.
When complete, the mini-park will include a central gazebo-style pavilion with surrounding benches, practice soccer field, sand and grass volleyball courts, a cross-fit area, two batting cages, two golf practice cages, a large children’s playground area, and grass areas.
We have raised more than $200,000 for this family friendly park for all ages which is currently under construction with an expected completion date of spring 2023.
The Salem Rotary Foundation was founded in 1995 as a tax-exempt organization in Ohio designed to promote and foster the ideals of Rotary International and to provide charitable gifts to those who practice the ideals of the Rotary 4-Way Test.
Past Foundation support includes Pay It Forward ($50 to needy at Christmas), Salem Chamber of Commerce, United Way, RYLA students, Salem Community Pantry, Rotaract scholarships, Salem Regional Medical Center, Salem Public Library, Salem Police K-9, Salem City Parks, Salem Senior Prom, Mobile Meals, Salem City Schools, Polio Plus, and other projects.
Would you like to find out more, donate, or request funds?
Salem Rotary Foundation
P.O. Box 1044
Salem, Ohio 44460
The Rotary Club of Salem celebrated our Centennial on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at the Salem Golf Club. There are currently 82 members of the Rotary Club of Salem.