Welcome to the Rotary Club of Roanoke-Downtown web site. Our Club is a not-for-profit organization that supports youth organizations and other worthwhile causes in our region as well as Rotary International programs to achieve world understanding and peace.
The Rotary Club of Roanoke-Downtown is dedicated to the motto Service Above Self. Our members include some of the region's most prominent business, professional, and civic leaders. We gather at bi-weekly meetings and other functions to fulfill our commitment to the Rotarian ideals of fellowship and service to others. We invite you to get acquainted with our Club and its mission in our About Us and Rotary International pages.
On March 31st the Club held our most successful fundraising event to date. The Greenvale School, The West End Center, and YMCA Magic Place were the primary benefactors from “Raise a Fork for Kids Auction with Action”. Each of these worthy youth-oriented organizations received $6,000.
From left to right: Andrea Milliron - Fundraiser Committee Chair, Sandi Gibson and Hollie Blankemeyer - Greenvale School, Joy Parrish - West End Center, Becci Sisson and Cal Johnson - Roanoke Valley YMCA.
Visit our Photo Gallery to view some of the fun.
Our Club helped the Blue Ridge Marathon organizers acquire and manage the 300+ volunteers need to stage the event.
From left to right: Beth Pline, Club President who headed our BRM efforts; Pete Eshelman, Director of Outdoor Planning for the Roanoke Regional Partnership presents an award and check in appreciation for our Club’s support; and John Carlin who contributed time and effort to the event’s success.
Visit our Photo Gallery to see runners and Rotarians in action.
Please welcome our new members…
Our newest member Leesa Wilcher, right, General Manager of WSLS was welcomed into our club by Rotarian Courtney Hoge.
David Hagadorn of Carilion Clinic, left, is welcomed by his sponsor Courtney Hoge, middle, and Club President Beth Pline.
Lee Clark, Regional CEO of the American Red Cross. In center, to his left sponsor Cal Johnson. On right, Beth Pline our Club President performing the induction.