Thanks for supporting the Mad River Rotary Duck Race!

The annual duck race helps us raise funds to support Rotary's charitable work in The Valley and beyond. Ticket sales were completely online this year, keeping Rotarians and our supporters safe. If you were unable to participate but still wish to donate, please visit
The race went off at 3:00 PM on Sunday, September 6th. Over 3,300 ducks were dumped into the river and, a short 3 minutes later, a duck adopted by Joseph Camardo of New York City crossed through the finish line funnel to win him the $1,000 prize for first place. Dr. Camardo generously donated his winnings back. The other winners were Tim Kelly of Houston, TX (2nd - $250), Jim Donkersloot of Waitsfield, VT (3rd - $150), Evan Kalish of (4th - $100), Rotarian Ken Amann, Waitsfield (5th - $50) and Marge Petit, North Fayston (6th – roll of ‘Duck’ Tape The race itself was live streamed with generous support from Kris Merchant of Waitsfield Telecom, who). donated the equipment and expertise to deliver the wifi signal needed to broadcast the race. The video can be found on the club’s Facebook page at
Welcome to our club

We are the Mad River Valley Rotary Club with over 50 members. We are your neighbors, friends, and business acquaintances. We are young, old, men, and women who volunteer our time to make the Mad River Valley a 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.

Become a Member

For more information about becoming a member, please contact Ed McDonough, Membership Chair.


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

We meet on Zoom the 2nd and 4th Wednesday.
Guest are welcome, please visit our event calendar for further details and the link to our Zoom invite!