10/21/2017 12:00:00 AM EDT
2 days ago

With the mild temps outside these days it's hard to imagine that winter will soon be here. But, it will, and with it cold, freezing weather. Many people standing ...

Annapolis Rotary Foundation gives $10,000 grant

Annapolis Rotary Foundation gives $10,000 grant

9/25/2017 12:00:00 AM EDT
4 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
4 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 ...

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

Ron Baradel

Member Since: 1993

Why did you join Rotary?
I was shamed into it.  I had been asked to join through the years, but was always "too busy" building a career to do so.  My son Brice was a student at Gilman, getting up at 5:15 each day, commuting to and from Baltimore, playing two varsity sports, and involved in theater productions in the Baltimore area.  He also found time to volunteer for the Lighthouse Shelter each week, serve as the first teenage member of the Board of Directors for Maryland Habitat for Humanity, and take part every weekend in a teen organization that provided safe rides home for teens who had too much to drink.  I finally looked in the mirror one day and said "You can do better."
What was your WOW moment?
For me, it wasn't so much of a "moment" as a "process".  I joined in 1993, rang the bell for the Salvation Army each Christmas and worked on the crab line at the Crab Feast each year, but for the first six years, I was pretty much just part of the "Thursday Lunch Bunch".  In 1999, Dick Rooney asked me to be the Editor of the Crablines.  In those days, the Club published a hard copy of the newsletter, which meant that the editor typed it, collated the copies, brought them to the meeting each week and then mailed them to the members who had not been at the meeting.  It was the first time I had been asked to make a sustained commitment to the club, and it opened my eyes as to how much work was involved by the people who were running it.  The next year, Chris Hutchinson asked me to be a Lane Director and the following year, Dick Royer asked me to be Secretary.  From then on, it was a progression "through the chairs", but I guess the "awakening" first came via the Crablines.
Why do you stay a member?
Through the years, I've come to see and appreciate the truly incredible work that Rotary International does throughout the world, and the equally incredible work that our club does in this community.  I like being a small part of that effort.  But there's another reason as well.  Way back when, I asked Dick Rooney, "Why do you love Rotary so much?"  He looked at me and said "Because you get a chance to do some good with some of the nicest people you'll ever meet in your life.  That's a pretty good way to spend your time on this Earth."  He was right.  It's a great combination.

Annapolis Rotary Events

Annapolis Rotary Events


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?