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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
3 weeks 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
a month 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
3 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
6 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
8 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

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.


In Rotary Service,

Jim Campbell
President
District 7620, club 5853

Annapolis Rotary Club
PO Box 3175
Annapolis, MD 21403

SAVE THE DATE - 2018 CRAB FEAST

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.

For more information - GO HERE >>>>>>>>>

To purchase tickets now on-line - GO HERE >>>>>>>>>>>>>>  Or click on the crab

 

 

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

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

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

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 Patricia Mattingley Club Secretary,  or Frank Andracchi Membership.

Hero of the week

John Weese

Member Since: 2007

  1. I was seeking to join a large community service organization when we moved to Annapolis in late 2006.  I’d previously been active in Kiwanis but I found that Rotary was the size and type of organization I really wanted to join.
  2. Bank of America had assigned us to Vernon Cunningham for financial advice and I noticed his Rotary Membership certificate in his office.  He invited me for visits to the Rotary Club and he ended up being my sponsor
  3. I found a good number of like-minded people and a plethora of meaningful projects in which to get involved.  I was amazed at the organization and team work required to produce the Annual Rotary Crab Feast.  I became involved in membership and was appointed the membership lane chairman at mid-year during Alice Mutch’s presidency when the membership lane chair had been transferred to a different position in Baltimore.  I continued as the membership lane chair when Vernon Cunningham succeeded Alice Mutch as our Rotary Club’s president.  I’ve maintained active status in the membership lane by having served for several years as the person who checks references of proposed members.
  4. I’m especially pleased, that through Rotary, I have had the good fortune to become acquainted with very high caliber colleagues whom I highly respect.
  5. As newcomers to Annapolis, Rotary has been enormously helpful in many ways. 

Annapolis Rotary Events

Annapolis Rotary Events

GO TO THE CALENDAR FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Speaker for the July 19th meeting

Speaker for the July 19th meeting

7/19/2018 12:00:00 AM EDT
Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley will be the guest speaker.

Speaker for the July 26th meeting

Speaker for the July 26th meeting

7/26/2018 12:00:00 AM EDT
Rotary members Andy Laing and Frank Hurd will give classification talks on their careers and involvement with Rotary.

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?