Our motto is "Service Above Self". The Rotary Club of Snow Hill, Maryland, (Club 5930, District 7630) has been a proud part of this community and of Rotary International since 1942. Rotary is a global network of more than 1.2 million members who believe that great things happen when dedicated minds come together.  Learn more about us.

Thank you sponsors
Elves on the Loose Virtual 5K

Thank you to everyone who participated in the first Elves on the Loose Virtual 5K. It was virtual, so the route was up to the participant and could be completed anywhere in the world from December 4 - 20, 2020.

For added fun, participants were encouraged to wear the elves' favorite colors of red and green. This event was a joint effort of the Snow Hill Rotary Club and  Worcester County Recreation & Parks.

One of Santa's elves was hiding at John Walter Smith Park. If you took a selfie with the elf (an Elfie?), share it on the Elves on the Loose Facebook page (#elvesontheloose5k).

Each registrant will receive an event t-shirt through the mail. 

Over $2,000.00 was raised to benefit the Snow Hill Rotary Club student scholarship fund.

Getting the Job Done Safely 

Adopt a Highway Oct 2020
The Rotary Club of Snow Hill took care of Adopt-A- Highway duties on Saturday, October 17, along Route 12 south of town.

A dozen volunteers made quick work of picking up litter, filling a total of 12 bags. We all wore face masks and maintained a six foot distance from one another.

Pictured here are T.J. Myers and Club President Janet Simpson demonstrating how we get the job done while following of COVID-19 safety guidelines.

The Club has participated in this Maryland State Highway Administration project for over ten years.

Snow Hill Food Pantry

Food Pantry
On July 7 through 10, the Snow Hill and Pocomoke City Rotary Clubs assisted the Snow Hill Ecumenical Food Pantry by purchasing, bagging, and distributing food items to approximately 50 households.  This activity is part of the two Clubs’ 2020-2021 COVID-19 “Food First” District Grant. 

Pictured with the bagged food items are Snow Hill Club President-elect TJ Myers and President Janet Simpson.

Larry Knudsen Service Scholarship Recipient

Ethan Casto
Congratulations go out to Snow Hill High School Class of 2020 graduate Ethan Casto. Ethan is the recipient of this year’s Larry Knudsen Service Scholarship. The Rotary Club of Snow Hill awards this scholarship each year to a Snow Hill High School graduate who is a role model in their class in the area of service to their school and community.  

Ethan is pictured here after a yard sign was placed at his home by 2019-2020 Club President Gary King. This recognition was conducted in observance of Covid-19 safety guidelines.

Larry Knudsen was a member and past president of the Snow Hill Rotary Club. He is fondly remembered by the club as an advocate for children and a proponent of community service. Larry served on the boards of Haven House Ministry and Furnace Town Museum, was an elder of Makemie Presbyterian Church, and an Eagle Scout.  Larry was a proud veteran.

Congratulations Ethan!

Men That Care

Sylvester and Trudy Bratten
On March 10 Sylvester and Trudy Bratten visited the Snow Hill Rotary Club to talk about the Men That Care project. Sylvester started the project in 2016 to provide mentorship for youth in the Snow Hill community. He will be taking a group of students to the University of Maryland in College Park this month to give them the opportunity to see life on campus for themselves.

Pictured here are Sylvester, Trudy, and Club President Gary King.

Sylvester’s work and inspirational personal story was the feature article in the March 5, 2020 Worcester County Times.

Sharing RYLA Experiences

On February 25 the Snow Hill Rotary Club met at Snow Hill High School where Ashley Hare and DeShawn Hall, both students at the School, shared their experiences from the recent Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) conference.

RYLA 2020
The RYLA event, which was held in Ocean City, Md., Feb. 15-16, provides the opportunity for students from the region to develop leadership and team building skills. Ashley reported that her group focused on designing a project in which students would learn about healthy foods by hands-on gardening. DeShawn spoke about the “egg drop” activity in which groups work together to design a package that will protect an egg from breaking when dropped from the upper floors of the building. His engineering studies came in handy as he suggested the design for a paper parachute the accomplished the task.

Pictured here are Club President Gary King, SHHS Principal Kim Purvis, Ashley Hare, DeShawn Hall, and SHHS Vice Principal Scot Tingle.

Each year Snow Hill Rotary sponsors local students for the RYLA conference and always enjoy hearing the reports of their experiences. Well done Ashley and DeShawn!