Welcome to our club

We are the Mad River Valley Rotary Club with over 60 members. We are your neighbors, friends, and business acquaintances. We are young, old, women and men who love this Valley and who volunteer our time to make it an even better place to live. 

As a chapter of Rotary International, we aspire to make a difference right here in the Mad River Valley and beyond. Our commitment is to community service, building friendships, and developing leaders. Our international exchange program cultivates understanding beyond Vermont and is a life changing experience for those who participate.

All that we say, think and do is based on the four-way test:

  • Is it the truth;
  • Is it fair to all concerned;
  • Will it build goodwill and better friendships;
  • Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Through fundraisers, raffles and community events we support local organizations and global projects providing a broad range of services, from assistance for those in need, to arts and culture.

We invite you to attend a weekly meeting to learn more about Rotary and how you can help the community in which we live.

Sally and Tobi von Trapp may have closed their greenhouse business at the end of the 2021 season, but in an incredible show of generosity, they have agreed to open their amazing display gardens for public tours this summer. They reached out to the Mad River Valley Rotary to offer public tours on selected summer weekends, with donations supporting Rotary‚Äôs charitable work in the Valley. Visits will be available on Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 AM -3:00 PM, rain or shine, on August 5-6, 19-20, and September 2-3. Tickets are $10 (children under 18 are free), and please leave your pets at home! Hope to see you there (208 Common Rd in Waitsfield)!

Ducks are waiting for sponsors to send them racing down the Mad River to win prized for their sponsors!  Rotary members are selling ducks at the Waitsfield Farmers Market and Mehuron's every weekend and of course you can buy online.

The Rotary Duck Race has been an annual tradition and important fundraiser in the Mad River Valley for years.  The good news is that all who have supported the event will have the satisfaction of knowing they supported Rotary's work in the Valley and beyond.


The Mad River Valley Rotary recently partnered with the Waterbury Rotary Club to host a very successful Rise Against Hunger meal-packaging event last Saturday at Harwood Union Middle and High School. 70 community members along with youth volunteers packaged 15,000 complete meals of nutritious dried foods for shipment to hungry people around the world. The event was organized by new MRV Rotary member Ben Olds, Susan Klein and Peter Colgan. Energizing music provided the inspiration to keep the assembly lines moving efficiently and helped to create a fun event. 

2022 Annual MRV Rotary Club Sponsorship 
This annual Sponsorship program of the Mad River Valley Rotary Club helps you reach out to support 30 to 40 organizations and projects with one simple donation! Every cent of your contribution will be donated to a wide range of projects by non-profits, mostly in the Valley. In addition, five scholarships are awarded each year to Harwood graduates.
Dr. Michael Leichliter
Aug 10, 2022 7:00 AM
New Supt. HUUSD
Caroline Earle
Aug 18, 2022 5:00 PM
Rotary District Governor
Meg Smith
Aug 24, 2022 7:00 AM
Vermont Women's Fund
Become a Member

For more information about becoming a member, please contact Linda Levin, Membership Chair.



Mad River Valley Rotary
P.O. Box 267
Waitsfield, VT 05673

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