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, 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.

On Christmas Eve, 1968, the first manned mission to the moon entered lunar orbit. The Apollo 8 crew captured an image, now known as “Earthrise,” that gave my 13-year-old brain a broader perspective of what living on Earth meant. That perspective fueled an interest in environmental science and an age-appropriate, albeit naïve, desire to “save the world.” While life experience helped me shift that desire toward goals that are a bit more attainable, our work in Rotary is certainly aligned with that raw, initial intention.
It was almost a year ago when Covid-19 stormed into our world, leaving us shaken, unsettled and uncertain. The ski resorts faced an early season shut down, restaurants closed, and inns became inaccessible. Many of us felt confused, in the dark, not sure what to think. So much has transpired in a year, so much has changed, so many of us hurt. But what is remarkable is the demonstration of resilience and perseverance everywhere we look, and that includes right here in the MRV Rotary.
2021 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.
We are meeting for breakfast in-person and on Zoom the 2nd and 4th Wednesday. We also host a dinner meeting on the 3rd Wednesday.
Guest are welcome! Please visit our event calendar for this weeks location or further details and the link to our Zoom invite!
Blake Hackerson, Newschool Builders
Aug 11, 2021
Crafting a Newschool Life in the Valley
Pete Samson
Aug 25, 2021
Vermont Economic Development Authority
Mike Carrier
Sep 08, 2021
District Governor Visit, Vision
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