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.

 
“Welcoming new children into their homes and families is a warm and beautiful thing,” said Gretchen Elias of Good Beginnings at a recent Mad River Valley Rotary Club breakfast meeting, “but there are inevitable stresses and difficulties for parents and families as well.” Elias cited statistics showing that at least one in seven new mothers experience postpartum depression or anxiety. Economic pressures, lack of sleep and the new focus on a baby’s needs can be stressful for the whole family.
 
 
Sales of Raffle tickets for the annual “Dinner for Two and other Culinary Delights” raffle will begin Friday afternoon, November 12, and Saturday at Mehuron’s.  They are also available on-line at https://mrvrotary.rallyup.com/raffle.  This annual raffle features 110 donated gift certificates to our area restaurants and all funds raised support the Rotary’s charitable giving program.  Please see any Rotary member, visit us at Mehuron’s, or go on-line to purchase tickets for this great cause.  The raffle drawing will be held January 22 and winners will be notified shortly thereafter.
Thanks to all who adopted duck contestants in the MRV Rotary Duck Race! After months of training, each gave it their best, but only six took home prize money. See the full story for winners' names and a video of the event.
 
We're grateful for the outpouring of support for Rotary's work in the Valley and beyond. The race engaged 461 supporters, many from "away," and helped us net $16,000 to support local charities and hands-on projects.
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.
Meetings
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!
 
Speakers
Anna Noonan of CVMC
Jan 26, 2022
Meeting Central Vermonters' Medical Needs During a Pandemic
Theresa Snow
Feb 16, 2022 5:00 PM
Salvation Farms
Paul Brochu
Mar 16, 2022
Rotary PolioPlus
Become a Member

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

Lindalevin@madriver.com

781-248-1818

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