Salem Creekside Rotary was founded April 27th, 1998, by 22 members known for fellowship, high ethical standards and their belief in “Service Above Self” with hands on projects. Today you may find members cleaning up our adopted Halls Ferry State Park, supporting numerous non-profits or working or special projects for the betterment of all. We are proud to continue in our founding members’ footsteps by serving our veterans, businesses, and families. The Rotary Club of Salem Creekside supports students’ commitments in pursuit of a good education in a variety of programs, and are especially proud of our Richard Beck Scholarship program, since we believe that education is the key to success.
As now, founding members worked in a variety of industries and professions, many coming from other local Rotary clubs, wanting to make a greater impact on the community they served.  Meetings were set, without any time limit, which allowed each designated topic to be thoroughly addressed. 
Members, past and present gathered at Danny's on the Green, Creekside Golf Course, to celebrate twenty-five years of dedication to our community. Rotary District Governor Steve Williams joined in the festivities and presented founding members and relatives with the 25th Year Commitment Award.
Some things have changed. As a new club, it was necessary to create a monetary fund to support philanthropic projects, necessitated raising the dues to a higher level than the other local Rotary clubs, in addition, every member donated $300 annually to the Rotary International Foundation. 
These same founding principles are practiced today. Current Club members still donate to the Rotary International Foundation, EREY, and all are Paul Harris Fellows. Making a difference in our community, nationally or internationally.  Together we look forward to the next 25 years.