About Us

Rotary International is the world's first service club organization. Its more than 1.2 million members volunteer their time and talent to further the Rotary motto, Service Above Self.

The Yadkin Valley Rotary Club is comprised of business owners, executives, professionals, both active and retired,  who are united in serving the global, national, and local communities. We meet each Wednesday, 7:45 am at the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott in Elkin, NC.

Visiting Rotarians and Rotarian's guests are always welcome.


The Yadkin Valley Rotary Club serves citizens in a three county region where Surry, Wilkes and Yadkin Counties borders join at Elkin/Jonesville.

We are an active club of volunteers serving our larger community with the following projects and activities.

  1.  Rotary International Area of Focus: Basic Education and Literacy
    1.  Individual members from our club read to children in schools
    2.  Intermittently we raise money for books to donate to school libraries
    3.  We supported local literacy by teaching Rotarians how to screen for dyslexia. We used a free tool, an online dyslexia test, to screen for dyslexia. This free tool identifies children at risk for dyslexia. 
      Working with the Dyslexia Services Foundation we identified children who failed the screener but could not afford services. We raised money through a fundraiser (a Duck & Turtle Regatta) and were awarded a Rotary District Grant match to fund services for these children.
    4.  We encourage other Rotary Clubs to join in this dyslexia screening and treatment project and our members have spoken at a number of other Rotary Clubs about dyslexia.
  2.  Local Club Projects and Activities
    1.  Annually we recognize a club member for his or her service to the community
    2.  We award a $750 scholarship to each of three local high school students who have been identified as outstanding service contributors to our community
    3.  We strive to be a 100 % “organ donor” Rotary Club
    4.  We host an annual New Year’s Day Collards/Corn Bread/Ham meal to bring community members together and raise money for the $750 scholarships mentioned above
    5.  We conduct an annual Habit for Humanity Golf Tournament to support the local Habitat Homes program.
    6.  We provide quarterly financial support to the local Rescue Squad, Habitat (energy efficient homes for the needy), Ark (Homeless shelter), Tri-C Crisis Ministry (food for the poor) and Grace Clinic (free medical care)
    7.  We partner with the Elkin Valley Trails Association and Boys Scouts of America to conduct an annual Duck & Turtle Regatta at the Elkin Pumpkin Festival . . . to raise money for projects to help the needy and to promote a healthy lifestyle by encourage citizens to walk and exercise on the trails.
    8.  We participate in a vocational project at a local high school
    9.  We support local Rotary Interact Clubs at local high schools
    10.  We coordinate and conduct local blood drives
    11.  We conduct a food drive in conjunction with the Boy Scouts of American and the Tri-County Christian Crisis organization
    12.  We conduct a local Christmas Angel Tree and Santa for Seniors project that provides Christmas gifts for needy children and seniors
    13.  We offer to provide maintenance services . . . on call . . . for Tri-County Christian Crisis, Grace Clinic and the Ark . . . recently completing yard work and mulching at the Ark
    14.  We set up booths at the Pumpkin Festival and Elkin Valley Fiddlers Convention.
    15.  We host after work receptions for potential new members
    16.  We are inviting more women to join our club
    17.  We hold a wine social for women
    18.  We are working on a new project involving respite care for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients and perhaps others caregivers
  3.  Participation in National Projects
    1.  We participate in the National Rotary project to stop Polio
    2.  We contribute to the annual Stop Polio Parade Float
    3.  We bought a cow for a village in Armenia to provide milk for kids
    4.  We bought a Rotary Shelter Box for emergency use anywhere in the world
    5.  We participate in an international orthopedics project for the poor
    6.  We send a representative to the annual Rotary Peace Conference
    7.  We strive to be a 100% Paul Harris Fellow Club
    8.  We collaborated with a Rotary Club in Brazil to provide a drinking water well
    9. We provided mattresses for an orphanage in Moldova
    10.  We participated in the Uganda Maternity project for two years
  4. Fun and Education
    1.  We meet weekly on Wednesday morning at the Fairfield Marriott in Elkin where guest speakers are invited regularly to on relevant topics
    2.  We meet quarterly for a social gathering in the evening
    3.  We hold an annual Christmas party with events, prizes, etc.
    4.  Some attend a Dash Baseball game for camaraderie
    5.  Some attend the Annual Regional Rotary Convention

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Yadkin Valley Rotary Club