Annapolis Rotary Foundation gives $10,000 grant

Annapolis Rotary Foundation gives $10,000 grant

9/25/2017 12:00:00 AM EDT
3 weeks ago

Annapolis, MD (Sept. 24, 2017) – The Rotary Club of Annapolis Foundation presents a $10,000 grant on Sept. 14, 2017, to the Annapolis Police Department for its “Van For Kids ...

Crab Feast Distribution Grants 2017

Crab Feast Distribution Grants 2017

9/12/2017 12:00:00 AM EDT
a month ago

Annapolis, MD (Aug. 20, 2017) -- The Rotary Club of Annapolis is currently accepting applications for grants related to the 2017 Crab Feast.

The Rotary Club of Annapolis has a long-standing ...

Call for Rotary Global Grant Applications

Call for Rotary Global Grant Applications

9/4/2017 12:00:00 AM EDT
a month ago

Annapolis, MD (Sept. 1, 2017) – The Rotary Club of Annapolis invites students who live, work or study in the Annapolis area to apply for a Rotary Global Grant Scholarship from ...

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
3 months 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
5 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 ...

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
District 7620, club 5853

Annapolis Rotary Club
PO Box 3175
Annapolis, MD 21403

Crab Feast Distribution Grants 2017

Reminder to all charities submitting a grant for the Crabfeast distributions, that the dealine this year is November 1st

To submit a grant please go to out grant application here >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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.

For more information click here >>>>>>>>

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


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

Kevin Hurley

Member Since: 2015

Why did I join Rotary?
I have had a successful and fulfilling career in corporate real estate which didn’t provide much time to give back to society. Upon retirement, that was one of my primary goals and Rotary was a natural in that it addresses both local and global needs. As a new Annapolitan, it also gave me an opportunity to meet other like-minded residents.
When did you really become a member, meaning, when did it click or what was the WOW moment?
At the first meeting that I attended I could sense the fellowship of the club. It was warm and welcoming. However, it really clicked during my first Crab Feast. While on “green” duty, I got a chance to walk around the event and I was amazed how many people came up to me to thank me for what Rotary does. While some of the thanks was directed at sponsoring an annual, memorable event but many saw the larger purpose of the event and it made me proud to be part of this group. I vowed I wanted do to what I could to continue the success of the club and it’s activities. 
Why do you stay a member of Rotary?
The club has given me many opportunities to feel like I’m a contributing member of the club. Participating in various committees lets me get to know other members better, but also let’s me put my limited talents to good use. It would leave a big whole if my life if I couldn’t continue to participate. I look forward to every meeting.

Hero of the week

John Weese

Member Since: 2007

Thoughts About Why I’m Proud to be an Annapolis Rotary Club Member

John A. Weese, September 27, 2017


In 2006, a year following my retirement from the Texas A&M engineering college after 19 years’ faculty service, we moved to Annapolis to be near our two daughters and their families.  One lives in University Park and the other in Severna Park.  The one in Severna Park has twin daughters, our only grandchildren.  I knew participation in a national/international service organization was an excellent way to meet fine new friends and become involved in meaningful community service.  I’d been a Kiwanian in College Station, TX and in Norfolk, VA where I’d become president elect of the Kiwanis Club of Norfolk before an unexpected professional opportunity intervened.  The Annapolis Rotary Club in 2006 was similar in size to the Norfolk Kiwanis Club when I left in 1983.  Also, in 2006, our Bank of America financial advisor, Vernon Cunningham, had his framed Rotary membership certificate displayed in his office.  Subsequently he served as my sponsor.

I learned how fortunate I was when I participated in my first crab feast in 2007 and saw the impressive effort and team spirit at work producing the crab feast and observed the enthusiastic response of people who came not only from greater Annapolis but also who drove impressive distances to participate.  As people were leaving the event, all said they’d had grand experiences and planned to return next year.  I’ve worked on every crab feast since then and not once have I encountered a disgruntled attendee.  That’s a remarkable tribute to this organization.  I’m also impressed with Rotary’s extensive international programs, particularly Polio Plus.

As the membership lane chair under Presidents Alice Mutch and Vernon Cunningham, I learned that recruiting new members is tough so I’m very impressed with the effort to reach out to Rotarac to entice new, youthful members into our Club.  Now being in my mid-80’s, I’m keenly aware how much higher my energy level was in my 40’s and how that extra energy translated into what I could devote to community programs.   We must seize this opportunity because therein resides the future of our Club                                                                                                                                           

I remain in Rotary because I have developed many strong friendships here and I’ve found that Rotary work is very fulfilling.  I hope that my involvement both supports the Annapolis Rotary Club’s projects and helps further its advancement.  It’s a privilege just to be a Rotary member, but especially one in the Annapolis Rotary Club.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Annapolis Rotary Events

Annapolis Rotary Events


Speaker for the October 19th meeting

Speaker for the October 19th meeting

10/19/2017 12:00:00 AM EDT
6 hours ago
Club Rotarians Dave Mattingly and Mary P. Felter will give classification talks about their careers and involvement in Rotary International.

Speaker for the October 26th meeting

Speaker for the October 26th meeting

10/26/2017 12:00:00 AM EDT
Dr. Dawn Lindsay, president of Anne Arundel Community College, will give an update on the college.

Rotary - Four way test

1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
4 .Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?