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.

Cookies for Kids' Cancer

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The Rotary Club of Snow Hill staffed a table for
Cookies for Kids' Cancer at the 2020 Boat Show in Ocean City, Feb. 14-16. Donations were accepted for a variety of sweets provided by local volunteers.

Cookies for Kids' Cancer™ is a national organization committed to raising funds for research to develop new, improved and less toxic treatments for pediatric cancer. The organization has donated over $15 million to childhood cancer research to date.

If you missed this event, you can still do your part by ordering cookies online.

Snow Hill Main Street Program

Diana Nolte
On February 18, Downtown Snow Hill Main Street, Inc. President Diana Nolte briefed the Club on the progress of the project, which is affiliated with the Main Street America project. Nolte is also a Snow Hill Rotary Club member.

Downtown Snow Hill Main Street was established in 2018 and has held public forums to solicit ideas for improving the Town’s retail vitality. The most recent meeting, held on Feb. 9, 2020, was well attended and generated numerous ideas on how to improve the economic vitality in the retail district.

Pictured here are Diana Nolte and Club President Gary King.

Main Street America is a national organization that supports communities working on downtown revitalization.

Animal Control in Worcester County

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On February 11, Chief Glen Grandstaff of the Worcester County Department of Animal Control addressed the Snow Hill Rotary Club. Grandstaff has been with Worcester County since 2007.

Rabies is a big local concern with 18 cases identified in Worcester County in 2019. That likely only represents a small percentage of the actual number of infected animals in the wild. It is important to have household pets vaccinated and to report any suspected wildlife, especially raccoons and foxes.

Pictured here are Club President Gary King and Chief Grandstaff.

The mission of the Department is to provide public safety, enforce cruelty laws to alleviate pain and suffering and provide low cost spay and neutering to reduce unwanted pet population. Animal Control administers an average of 100 pet adoptions per year. Follow Worcester County Animal Control on Facebook to learn more.


Protecting Pollinators on the Lower Shore

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Kate Patton and Jared Parks of the Lower Shore Land Trust gave a presentation to the Snow Hill Rotary Club on September 28. The organization has been working to engage the community in preserving healthy wildlife habitat for 30 years and currently monitors over 21,000 acres in Worcester, Wicomico, and Somerset Counties.

Pictured here are Club President Gary King with Kate and Jared.

Maintaining water quality and planting to benefit native pollinators can be done by owners of large and small properties alike. For more resources on how to improve habitat for pollinators visit the Lower Shore Land Trust website


Iron Furnace Fifty

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It's Flat, Fast and Fun! The Tenth Annual Iron Furnace Fifty will be held on May 9, 2020.

Iron Furnace Fifty is an annual Spring bike ride through the beautiful rural Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland organized by the Rotary Club of Snow Hill and Furnace Town Living Heritage Village. There are 50K, 50 Mile, and 100K routes on rural Maryland roads among woods and farms. All routes begin and end at Furnace Town.



Local History Resources

Alec Staley
On January 14, Local History Librarian for Worcester County Libraries Alec Staley addressed the Snow Hill Rotary Club. His initial work focus is on organizing the history files and transcribing local oral histories recorded in the 1970’s and 1980’s. He is developing finding aids to help library patrons in their research.

Pictured here are Alec Staley and Club President Gary King.

Staley recently received his degree in Library Science and previously worked at the Naab Research Center in Salisbury. Learn more about the available local history resources with a visit to the Snow Hill Branch or check out the WorcesterCounty Library System website.

Resources for Day Care Providers

On December 12, members of the Snow Hill Rotary Club accompanied Judy Center Director Gray Jack delivering Theme Boxes to day care providers in Worcester County. Theme Boxes are designed to enhance educational experiences for preschool children. The Snow Hill Club obtained a Rotary District grant for the purchase of Theme Box materials. View more pictures.

The mission of the Judy Center is to provide comprehensive, integrated, full-day, full-year services that promote school readiness for children birth through age five.


Meeting with Snow Hill Mayor

Gary Weber
On December 17, Snow Hill Mayor Gary Weber spoke at the Rotary Club meeting. The Mayor shared his thoughts on his first six months in office. Filling staff has been a priority in 2019. Club members enjoyed the question and answer period, learning of plans for future projects for the Town.

Pictured here are Mayor Weber and Club President Gary King.




Shared History: Easter Seals and Rotary

Easter Seals
On December 3, Kenan Sklenar, President/CEO of Easterseals Delaware & Maryland Eastern Shore, spoke to the Rotary Club of Snow Hill about the decades long history between the two service organizations. If you have a family member whose needs exceed your ability to provide the care needed, Easter Seals in Salisbury may be a resource for you.

Pictured here are Club member Bob Smith, Kenan Skelnar, and Club President Gary King.

Understanding Artificial Intelligence
Kemp Wills

On November 19 the Snow Hill Rotary Club meeting featured a presentation by Club member Kemp Wills on the topic of Artificial Intelligence. This complex subject is often misunderstood and goes unnoticed, though its influence on our daily lives continues to grow. 

Pictured here are Kemp Wills and Club President Gary King.