Rotary Clubs Support Bike Race Across America Polio Plus

Rotary Clubs Support Bike Race Across America Polio Plus

6/25/2018 12:00:00 AM EDT
a month ago

Annapolis, MD (June 25, 2018) – Three Anne Arundel County Rotary Clubs joined forces to raise funds to defeat polio worldwide, presenting a check to Team Rotary RAAM Polio Plus on ...

Students Recognized by Annapolis Rotary Club

Students Recognized by Annapolis Rotary Club

5/31/2018 12:00:00 AM EDT
2 months ago

Annapolis, MD (May 29, 2018) – Three students from Rockbridge Academy in Millersville were recognized by the Rotary Club of Annapolis recently as part of a speech competition featuring Rotary International ...

Tree planting

Tree planting

4/19/2018 12:00:00 AM EDT
4 months ago

The Rotary Club of Annapolis has taken seriously District Governor Greg Wims’ suggestion to have clubs plant trees in District 7620 during his year. The idea was originated by Rotary ...

Black Tie & Diamonds 2018

Black Tie & Diamonds 2018

1/17/2018 12:00:00 AM EST
7 months ago

                Annapolis, MD (Jan. 3, 2018) – Tickets are on sale now for the 15th annual Black Tie and Diamonds Gala hosted by the Rotary Club of Annapolis. The benefit will ...

Annapolis Rotary Club seeks Bell Ringers

Annapolis Rotary Club seeks Bell Ringers

11/18/2017 12:00:00 AM EST
9 months ago

    Annapolis, MD (Nov. 13, 2017) – Would you like to help raise funds for the Salvation Army this holiday season? Sign up with the Rotary Club of Annapolis which plans to ...

Welcome to The Annapolis Rotary Club

President's message

Club President

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of our patrons attending our 73rd Annual Crab Feast on August 3rd. Despite the challenging weather, spirits and attendance was not dampened!! As a result, we will once again be able to provide needed support to our local non-profit organizations as they endeavor to make positive impacts in our community.

I also want to thank the many volunteers from the community supporting us in this endeavor. Your time and effort is greatly appreciated and does not go unnoticed. Thank you!!

The Rotary Club of Annapolis would also like to thank those organizations without which we could not make this event happen: Shoreline Seafood, Annapolis Green, the USNA stadium crew, Ace Rental, Pepsi, Annapolis Smokehouse, Leonard Paper, Veteran Compost, Buck Distributing Co., Fast Signs and Woodfield Ice. Thank you!

See you all August 2, 2019!!!


In Rotary Service,

Jim Campbell
District 7620, club 5853

Annapolis Rotary Club
PO Box 3175
Annapolis, MD 21403

Black Tie & Diamonds 2019

The Crab Feast is over, now it is time to start thinking BT&D 2019!



The 73rd annual Rotary Club of Annapolis Crab Feast will be held on Friday, August 3rd, 2018, 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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Be “Bay Responsible” and help Rotary and Annapolis Green make this a Zero-Waste event again this year. That means that NOTHING will go to the landfill. EVERYTHING will be recycled or composted. In just two months the Crab trays, crab shells & all other food waste, all paper products, spoons, knives, and even wooden mallets go in compost. Yes, that includes spoons, knives, and the clear beer cups too. They look like plastic, but are made from plants and therefore, are compostable! All that will turn into beautiful soil enrichment for the garden in just two months! Visit the Annapolis Green table to learn more and order some Crab Feast compost for your garden.

Last year we collected 26,000 pounds, or 13 tons, of compostable material in two full dumpsters. That’s more than the weight of a fully loaded FedEx truck or two African elephants. And we recycled more than 8580 pounds of plastic and metal. We’re doing our bit for the environment!

As Clawdia the Crab says, “Don’t be shellfish… Recycle and Compost!” Follow the Green REF… make the right call and recycle and compost at the Crab Feast - 2018

Also this year, look for Annapolis Green's NAPTOWN TAP, portable water dispensers where you can fill up your compostable cup with fresh, filtered water! It's part of the non-profit's Refill Revolution to eliminate waste from single-use plastic.

This year we are grateful to have the Annapolis Smoke House & Tavern as the provider of the pulled pork, beef, sliders; salads and all their toppings and sauces during this years event.

Comcast Crab Feast 2018 interview with Annapolis Rotary Member Mary Felter

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

Service Above Self



Club contact information

For more information, or to attend a meeting: contact Patricia Mattingley Club Secretary,  or Frank Andracchi Membership.

Hero of the week

Dick Sweeney

Member since - 1988

  1.        Why did I join Rotary?  I was a member of Jaycees until I aged out.  I and my family really enjoyed the organization and what we did for the community.  In my early forties I started looking for another community service organization.  I was invited and visited several different clubs (Lions, etc) but found nothing of interest.  My dentist invited me to a Rotary meeting and I was immediately interested.  I joined in 1986, climbed through the ranks, serving in every office, including 2 consecutive years as president, (the first to do that in our district. Everyone was sure I had lost my mind).
  2.         My AH HA moment happened early in my Rotary years with the “warm and fuzzy feeling” projects we ran.  It was a small club and 95% of our membership contributed to most everything we did.  A couple of our hands on projects, working directly with those we were helping and seeing their reaction, let me know that my efforts were worth the time.  I particularly enjoyed “Christmas in April”, (now Rebuilding Together).  One of our projects was truly the AH HA experience and I have carried that as a blessed memory ever since. It ,in fact, has what has kept me active in Rotary.
  3.        So much is different in our club from the one I initially joined.  I have made a number of close friends in the club and have enjoyed most of the club’s activities.  I have stayed knowing there is still another AH HA moment out there, and hoping I will be a part of it.

Heroes of the month

2018 Crab Feast Members

Chara Hutzell and Frank Andracchi and the committee chairs:

            Bake Sale: Angel Bailey and Patsy Mattingley
            Beer: Jim Powers
            Crabs & Corn: Bill Regan
            Electrical: Marshall Larner
            Treasurer: Frank Hurd
            Food Service: Shannon McDowell
            Green Team: Andy Laing
            Gate & ID Bands: Gary Schwerzler 

            Logistics: Jeff Neufeld
            Parking: Nancy Almgren
            Photography: Don Roland
            Prez Table: Sue Weber
            Public Address: Larry Ulvila
            Public Relations: Mary Felter
            Raffle: Hank Mortimer
            Preferred Dinning: Pamela Urnowey
            Security: Dave Carter
            Signs /Banners: Dave Mattingley
            Set-Up: Dick Sweeney
            Sodas, Water, Ice: Francis McAndrews
            Souvenirs: Mimi Jones
            Sponsorships: Dave Lillefloren
            Take-Down: Kevin Hurley
            Ticket Sales: Fred Sherrill
            Volunteers: Carol Gausz

            And all the members that worked so hard

Annapolis Rotary Events

Annapolis Rotary Events


Rotary - Four way test

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