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.

Iron Furnace Fifty

IFF 2020
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.

County History and Family Research

Family Research
At the November 12 meeting of the Snow Hill Rotary Club,
Rob Hall of the Worcester County Public Library in Snow Hill, presented information about the library's capabilities and resources that are available to research family and county history. He was accompanied by Alec Staley who was recently hired at the Library to work specifically on local history collections. Rob and Alec both can provide valuable assistance in these efforts as well.

Pictured here are Club President Gary King, Rob Hall and Alec Staley.

Visit the Digital Archives of the Worcester County Library to view the important resources available online.

World’s Greatest Meal to Help End Polio
John Nanni

On October 15 the Snow Hill Rotary Club observed the annual event known as the “World’s Greatest Meal to Help End Polio”.

The idea for the event originated in 2014 with Rotarian and polio eradication advocate Susanne Rea of Queensland, Australia. Since then, through fundraising meals, big and small, Rotarians have raised millions of dollars for the campaign to eradicate polio, once and for all.

Our guest speaker for this event was John Nanni, USA Coordinator for the Greatest Meal Project and President of the Rotary Club of Middletown/Odessa, Delaware. His presentation underscored the importance of continuing the efforts to eradicate polio in the few remaining countries that have not yet been declared polio free.

The Snow Hill event was well attended with donations for the breakfast buffet and bids for a variety of auction items raising much needed funds for the cause.

Snow Hill Chief of Police Andy McGee

Chief McGee
The October 8 meeting of the Snow Hill Rotary Club featured a special guest speaker - Snow Hill Chief of Police Andy McGee.

Chief McGee started with the Department in June 2019 after years of service with the Worcester County Sheriffs Department. His family has been served the surrounding area in police departments for generations. He has prioritized improved communication with the public and is working to get the Department to its full contingent of eight full-time officers.

Pictured here are Chief McGee with Club President Gary King.

Stay informed about important public safety issues by liking and following the Snow Hill Police Department on Facebook.

Karen Marx Induction
New Member Induction: Karen Marx

At the September 24 meeting of the Rotary Club of Snow Hill, Karen Marx was formally inducted into our membership. Karen has an extensive career in education, primarily in Worcester County. She began her latest assignment as the Principal of Snow Hill Elementary School in the Summer of 2019.

Pictured here are District Governor Bill Ferguson, Karen Marx, and Club President Gary King.

We are delighted to welcome Karen to the Club.

Text an Textiles: Julia A. Purnell Museum of Snow Hill

Cynthia Byrd
At the September 24 meeting of the Rotary Club of Snow Hill, Dr. Cynthia Byrd provided a brief history of the Julia A. Purnell Museum and described some of the upcoming events and ongoing exhibits. The Museum is well known for the needle craft collection, but it also contains an eclectic assortment of collectables from near and far.

Dr. Byrd has been the Executive Director of the Museum for seven years. Pictured here are Dr. Byrd with Club President Gary King.

Visit the Julia A. Purnell Museum website to learn more about the upcoming Fiber Fest and a series of events on local perspectives on the American Civil War.