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.

Celebrating 2021 Teachers of the Year

The Rotary Club of Snow Hill held a virtual ceremony on June 8 celebrating the recipients of the 2021 Teacher of the Year honors at our area schools. The Teacher of the Year selection is conducted by the Maryland State Superintendent of Schools with school systems across the state.

Those honored at the Rotary ceremony were: Mia Byrd, Snow Hill Elementary School; Cara Kurtz, Snow Hill Middle School; Stacey Russell, Cedar Chapel Special School; Nicholas Traud, Snow Hill High School; and Aarti Sangwan, Worcester County Technical High School. Ms. Sangwan is also the 2021 Worcester County Teacher of the Year and will be considered for the Maryland Teacher of the Year honors to be announced in October.

Watch this video (5 minute) and get to know these amazing teachers who have served their students so well during a challenging year. Congratulations to you all.

The Rotary Club of Snow Hill supports education by awarding scholarships to Snow Hill area graduates, recognizing outstanding teachers, donating books to libraries, and sponsoring peer leadership training for high school students.

Watch the full (50 minute) 2021 Teacher of the Year ceremony to learn more about the honorees and Rotary Club activities.


2021 Laurel Anderson Nursing Scholarship

Jailah Purnell
Congratulations to Jailah Purnell, 2021 recipient of the Snow Hill Rotary Club’s Laurel Anderson Nursing Scholarship.

Jailah plans to attend Bowie State University and pursue a career in healthcare.

The scholarship is named in honor of longtime Club member and nurse, Laurel Anderson.

Congratulations Jailah!



2021 Larry Knudsen Service Scholarship

Kendall Gould
Congratulations to Kendall Gould, 2021 recipient of the Snow Hill Rotary Club’s Larry Knudsen Service Scholarship.

Kendall plans to attend The College of William and Mary and pursue a career in International Relations.

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.

Congratulations Kendall!


2021 Iron Furnace Fifty

IFF 2021
The 11th Annual Iron Furnace Fifty fun ride will be held on Saturday, August 28th 2021. Registration is now open.

All routes (50K, 50 mile and 100K) are flat, fast and fun. You’ll be riding through the Great Pocomoke Forest and surrounding countryside on lightly traveled rural roads. All routes begin and end at Furnace Town. Follow the links on the Iron Furnace Fifty website for Ride-With-GPS maps of each route.

Not only is the Iron Furnace Fifty a fun ride for the whole family, but all proceeds benefit Furnace Town Historic Site and the Snow Hill Rotary Club! It's a great way to get out in nature, breathe lots of fresh air, and have fun while supporting two  local nonprofit organizations!



Judy Center Book Donations

Books for Judy Center
The Snow Hill Rotary Club regularly donates books to the Judy Center, which promotes school readiness for pre-school children in Worcester County, Md.

Club President Janet Simpson delivered a set of books to the Center on Feb. 24 and had a chance to visit with the staff. Pictured here are the Center’s Director, Gray Jack (second from left), and members of her staff, Suzanne Truitt and Lisa Deshong. President Janet Simpson is standing on the right.

Rotary members volunteer as readers for the Center’s weekly story hour. These events have been held over Zoom for the past year. The Rotary Club of Snow Hill also supports education by awarding scholarships to Snow Hill area students, recognizing outstanding teachers at an annual appreciation dinner, and donating books to libraries.

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.