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Announcement of new officers and board for 2017-2018

Announcement of new officers and board for 2017-2018

6/24/2017 12:00:00 AM EDT
a month ago

Annapolis, MD (June 23, 2017) – The Rotary Club of Annapolis announces its new officers and board directors for the 2017-2018 year. The new District 7620 Governor Greg Wims [cq] of ...

Annapolis Rotary Club presents Gala Proceeds to Samaritan House

Annapolis Rotary Club presents Gala Proceeds to Samaritan House

5/4/2017 12:00:00 AM EDT
3 months ago

Annapolis, MD (May 3, 2017)  Rotarian Pamela Urnowey, chairman of the Black Tie and Diamonds Gala, presents a $55,000 check to Samaritan House representatives, from left, Kirk Noonan, Mike ...

Crab Feast Ditributions for 2016

Crab Feast Ditributions for 2016

4/21/2017 12:00:00 AM EDT
4 months ago

Crab Feast Grant Recipients Announced

            Annapolis, MD (April 1, 2017) – The Rotary Club of Annapolis has announced grants totaling $58,500 from the net proceeds of the August 2016 World ...

ROTARY HOSTS BLACK TIE AND DIAMONDS GALA

ROTARY HOSTS BLACK TIE AND DIAMONDS GALA

2/5/2017 12:00:00 AM EST
6 months ago

Annapolis, MD (Feb. 5, 2017) – Kirk Noonan, left, president of Samaritan House, and Pamela Urnowey, chairman of the Black Tie and Diamonds gala by the Rotary Club of Annapolis, attend ...

Rotary Georgians Visit

Rotary Georgians Visit

2/5/2017 12:00:00 AM EST
6 months ago

Annapolis, MD (Feb. 5, 2017) --The Rotary Clubs of Annapolis and Parole recently welcomed six city council members from the country of Georgia who visited here Feb. 3-10 courtesy of ...

Welcome to The Annapolis Rotary Club

President's message

Club President

Since our charter in 1921, the Annapolis Rotary Club has enjoyed a long history of community service.  The club is comprised  of 140 members, all whom are dedicated and focused on improving our local community and the world.

Close to home we are busy hosting signature events to raise money for the community. On average our club donates more than $200,000 annually to local organizations and international projects.

Take a minute to navigate through our website.  Learn more about Rotary, our calendar of events, the many grant opportunities we offer, our history and much more. Then consider joining us to see what we are all about – Service Above Self.

Visiting Rotarians and non-member visitors are welcome to join our weekly luncheon meetings.  The cost is $18.00 and is payable at the welcome table. We look forward to meeting you.

 

Fair Winds and Following Seas,
In Rotary Service,

Sue Weber
President
District 7620, club 5853

Annapolis Rotary Club
PO Box 3175
Annapolis, MD 21403

Crab Feast 2017 - Slide show

20 minute slide show

Crab Feast 2017

The 72nd annual Rotary Club of Annapolis Crab Feast will be held on Friday, August 4th, 2017, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis.  This special event is not only the world’s largest crab feast but also a major fund-raiser that benefits local community and cultural organizations.

The feast is all-you-can eat and drink, including large and #1 male crabs (the big ones) plus Maryland vegetable crab soup, sweet Maryland corn on the cob, beef barbeque sandwiches, draft beer, and assorted sodas and water.  A bake sale and cake raffle can finish your feast with sweetness.  Also for sale will be Crab Feast T-shirts and other memorabilia.

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The Annapolis Rotary Club Members

Meeting location starting February 4th, 2016

Don Roland

We will be meeting at the Annapolis Yacht Club's temporary location for at least the next few years at the old Harbor Grill. The Annapolis Yacht Club is now located at City Dock, 12 Dock Street Annapolis , MD 21403

71st Annual Crab Feast

2016

Video by Don Roland

Watch in fast motion what it take to set up and take down the crab feast at the US Navy stadium. Video is about 9 minutes.

Service Above Self

 

 

Club contact information

For more information, or to attend a meeting: contact Kevin Hurley Club Secretary, or Rich Caldwell Membership.

Hero of the week

Clair Morris

Member Since: 1982

1.  Why did I join Rotary?  I knew something about Rotary because my father was a Rotarian, pres. of his small NC club at one time, and seemed to get much out of it.  He suggested that I should one day join for the fun, fellowship, and good work that the organization does.  When I moved here from Wisconsin to teach at the USNA, I was asked to speak at a Rotary meeting about some economic topic (which I forget).  Later, Bill Smedley, a USNA colleague invited me to attend a meeting and said that he would be delighted to sponsor me for membership if I were interested at that time, or at some time in the future.  A few years after that I told Bill I would be honored if he would put my name forward because overtime I had come to know more of the members and was very impressed with their character and eminence within the community.  I joined in 1982.
 
2.  When did I really become a member;  when was the "WOW" moment?  Well, after being a member for a few years, I was asked if I would serve the club as Secretary and be a member of the Board, which I did.  That was a major, major step up.  It was when I really got to know the members of the Club, all of them, and I was filled with respect and admiration for their dedication and commitment to the goals of Rotary.  Being President a few years later was even more revealing for I saw how reliable Rotarians can be, particularly when an officer is in a crunch and must have help in order to move forward.  But, the absolute really WOW-WOW moment for me came when I attended my first Rotary International Convention in Calgary, Canada, in the mid '90's, and another shortly after in Glasgow, Scotland.  I was amazed and stunned by what Rotary was accomplishing for humanity worldwide.  To put it mildly, I was blown away and was impressed by how little I was doing, but how much all of us working together could get done in order to make life better for others.
 
3.  Why do I stay a member of Rotary?  See answer 2 above.  How could you not be a Rotarian?  In addition to all that, my wife and I have had wonderful experiences abroad within the Rotary context.  While living in England for an extended time we continued our relationship with the local club there and had a whole new set of fabulous friends.  On another occasion we went on a Rotary Family Exchange to Denmark  for two weeks along with others from this District, and this turned out to be another eye-opener about the quality of Rotarians worldwide.  Shortly after that exchange, Rotary families from the Danish District came for a visit with us in our District---wonderful.  I could only wish that every Rotary member could share the joy that I have had in Rotary.  Rotarians are very lovable people.  I hope to stay a member forever.

Annapolis Rotary Events

Annapolis Rotary Events

GO TO THE CALENDAR FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Speaker for the August 24th meeting

Speaker for the August 24th meeting

8/24/2017 12:00:00 AM EDT
Annapolis Rotarians Kevin Burke and Sue Weber, club president, will give classification talks about their careers and involvement in Rotary International.

Speaker for the August 31st meeting

Speaker for the August 31st meeting

8/31/2017 12:00:00 AM EDT
Annapolis Rotarian Chuck Ferrar, owner of Bay Ridge Wine and Spirits, will give a talk, “How Much Can Alcohol Cost?”

Rotary - Four way test

1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4 .Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?