The first four Rotarians (from left):
Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, Hiram Shorey, and Paul P. Harris,
circa 1905-12.



Rotary Club of New Market, Virginia was officially chartered on April 17, 1927. The Rotary Club of Woodstock, Virginia sponsored New Market.

What is Rotary?

We are 1.2 million neighbors and community leaders who come together to make a difference around the world. Together, we work on the eradication of polio, safe and clean drinking water, maternal and child health issues, disease prevention, peace through understanding, and economic and community development. We accomplish this in a variety of ways, most notably through the donations of our members to the Rotary Foundation. The Foundation then returns funds to the community in the form of grants to do our work. Clubs partner with other clubs for community projects and also work in under-developed countries to give them funds and the tools and resources they need to provide for the projects long-term success.

We meet weekly in the Town of New Market in the Shenvalee. We invite you to join us and catch the spirit of Rotary. Come to several meetings before you make a decision to join and check out our District and Rotary International Web sites for more information. We love our community and our country. We want to make it a better place for us all.

Our members are business and professional people, and other concerned citizens who have an interest in volunteering their time and talents to our causes. In all our dealings, we strive to implement the Four Way Test. This is repeated every week in our membership meeting to keep the ideals of Rotary before us.


Herbert J. Taylor, president, Rotary Club of Chicago, 1939-40 and Rotary International 1954-55, lived from 1893 to 1978. During a business crisis in 1932, he wrote the "Four Way Test," shown above. It was adopted as part of Rotary International in January of 1943.



The Rotary Club of New Market follows the Constitution of our larger organization, Rotary International.Each new member is provided a courtesy copy of the Constitution and By-laws.

By Laws of the New Market Rotary Club

Constitution of the New Market Rotary Club


Interact Club

Interact is a club for young people ages 12-18 who want to join together to tackle the issues in their community that they care most about. The local Interact Club is an active club at Stonewall Jackson High School. More information about this club can be found on their website by here.


Rotary Web Sites

We belong to District 7570 covering western Virginia and Northeastern Tennessee.
Rotary District 7570
Rotary Informer

Rotary International is our parent organization.
Rotary International

Interested in joining us?
Joining Rotary


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