Club Information

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 6:10 PM
Rotary Scout and Community Center
1715 Riverside Drive
P. O. Box 735 (ZIP 21803)
Salisbury, MD 21801
United States of America
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Chris Hall, Vice President and Chief Business Officer for TidalHealth and a member of the Rotary Club of Wicomico County, spoke at the club's April 8 meeting about last year’s creation of the TidalHealth organization.  It was a combination of Salisbury’s Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Seaford’s Nanticoke Hospital, and Crisfield’s McCready Hospital, plus the acquisition of a number of medical practices. 
Interested in joining The Rotary Club of Salisbury and becoming one of our People of Action?  Contact Ginny Malone at 410-251-6188 or  The club meets Thursday nights at 6:10 at the Rotary Scout and Community Center at 1715 Riverside Drive, Salisbury, Maryland.


At the March 18 meeting of The Rotary Club of Salisbury, Maryland Circuit Court Associate Judge Matt Maciarello spoke about changes in the court systems in Wicomico County as a result of the Covid pandemic.

Changes began in March of last year with a complete shutdown of the judicial system.  Judges, staff, and others needed to develop a plan keep the courts operating in one manner or another.  Considerations were scheduling, changes to the courthouse, finding other venues for court business, jury selection, working with persons already in the system and newly arrested persons, and much more. 

The Rotary Club of Salisbury recently distributed more than $38,000 from funds raised during the club’s 2020 3-Point Initiative. 

Thanks to a number of generous sponsors who stepped forward in support of the club and the 3-Point Initiative, The Rotary Club of Salisbury was able to provide funding to 10 local nonprofits. The club is grateful for support received for this program from the Donnie Williams Foundation, Richard Henson Foundation, Richard and Patricia Hazel Charitable Fund, First Shore Federal Savings and Loan, and individual donors.

Four scholarships of $1,000 each are granted to selected graduating seniors of the four Wicomico County public high schools. Students apply for the awards through the guidance office at their school.  Primary screening is carried out at the school based on criteria provided by the Rotary Club of Salisbury. 
Selection of the awardees is performed by the Rotary Club of Salisbury Scholarship Committee.  It is the Rotary’s goal to support individuals who are scholars that exemplifies academic excellence, leadership, involvement in extracurricular activities and service to others.

Rotary Club of Salisbury Members Honored

Two former presidents and current members of  The Rotary Club of Salisbury have been recognized by the club and Rotary International for their financial contributions to the Rotary Foundation.
Marie Calafiura and Audrey Orr received additional Paul Harris Fellow designations.  Hank Engster, chairman of the club's foundation committee, made the presentation. Kudos, ladies.
Interested in joining the Rotary Club of Salisbury and becoming one of our People of Action? Contact Ginny Malone at 410-251-6188 or
Ford C. Waggoner, III has been selected by members of the 101-year old Rotary Club of Salisbury to be the club’s President-Elect nominee, meaning he is in line to become President of the 83-member club in the 2022-2023 Rotary year. Waggoner will follow President-Elect Bill Satterfield who will assume his role as the club’s President in July, replacing current President John Aukward when his one-year term ends.

Well, the Rotary Club of Salisbury was back in business last Thursday night, February 18, for our first in-person meeting, along with Zoom capability, in months. Thirty persons took part in our first meeting of the year, enjoying the fellowship, learning who was in line to become 2022-2023 president, and celebrating members who had birthdays in December, January, and February.

One highlight of the evening was 50-year member Gordon Gladden reading the letter he received in 1971 welcoming him to the Rotary Club of Salisbury and Gordon sharing this thoughts on how Rotary has impacted his life. Good job Gordon.

Congratulations to Kevin Hayes who stopped by the Rotary Club of Salisbury's Rotary Scout and Community Center recently to pick up his first place $10,000 winnings from the 2020 Rotary Club of Salisbury raffle. Raffle proceeds are used to support scores of community projects.

From the left are Joe Stefursky, Raffle Chairman; Bill Satterfield, President-Elect; Kevin Hayes and Donnie Cooper who sold the
winning ticket.
President Elect
Immediate Past President