Crab Feast Distribution Grants 2017

Crab Feast Distribution Grants 2017

8/21/2017 12:00:00 AM EDT
2 days 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 ...

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
2 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
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 ...



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 ...

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 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


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

Jack Kersh

Member Since: 2002

  1. Why did you join Rotary?

I was brought as a guest to Rotary by Bill Bass and Jim Rivers, both long time Annapolis Rotary members and well known leaders in the Annapolis Community. They introduced me to other prominent members of Rotary and the community such as Orlie Reed- Psychology PhD and member of numerous community boards of directors, Bo Coppedge--Former USNA Athletic Director, Larry Koi—Head Master at AACS, Jack Cloud—famed USNA coach and former All American Football player from William and Mary, John Kenney—WW 2 hero, and Mimi Jones—eminently successful entrepreneur and manufacturer with National and International Markets.Dick Royer was President and Ron Baradel was Secretary. I was newly retired and had few local friends—not enough for a golf foursome--if they even played. It was clear from the first luncheon that the Club had many important service activities, had an important impact on the life and needs of the people of Annapolis, and had fun in their meetings and endeavors. I hoped that I could apply and have the honor of joining this wonderful group of charitable and service to the community minded people who truly used 4 Way Test as ethical guides in their behavior and actions. I saw a chance for lasting friendships and contributions to the community.

  1. When did you really become a member, meaning, when did it click or what was the WOW moment?

My first Crab Feast, when I worked with over 150 Annapolis Rotarians who threw themselves into their work regardless of the difficulty, madding crowds and dirt. I was moved by the joy that I saw in their faces when they gathered at the end for a few beers, laughs and a cigar. Of course, at the end of the work and during the party, Ron Baradel introduced me to Vern Cunningham by saying “this is Jack Kersh. He does trash and garbage just like the rest of us.”

  1. Why do you stay a member of Rotary?

I still meet and make new friends that I admire and will cherish like those I have already made. I think that our Club has improved in its management and contributions to the local, National and International services of Rotary. I think that I have and, despite my age, can still contribute to the Club, its achievement of goals and its success in services.

Annapolis Rotary Events

Annapolis Rotary Events


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?”

This weeks meeting will be an evening meeting

This weeks meeting will be an evening meeting

9/21/2017 12:00:00 AM EDT
Evening meeting 6-7 PM, July 20 at the Rotary Club of Annapolis at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 12 Dock St. There will be heavy hors d'ouves and a cash ...

Rotary - Four way test

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