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.

2019 Larry Knudsen Scholarship Application

Larry Knudsen
Laureitz “Larry” Knudsen was a member and past president of the Snow Hill Rotary Club. He was instrumental in the recruitment of many current Snow Hill Rotary Club members. He is fondly remembered by the club as an advocate for children and a proponent of community service.   

Larry served on the boards of Haven House Ministry and Furnace Town Museum, was an elder of Makemie Presbyterian Church, and an Eagle Scout.  Larry was a proud veteran.  

The Snow Hill Rotary Club has designated $6000 (one scholarship for $1500 renewable for 3 years) to be awarded to a Snow Hill High School Graduate who is a role model in their class in the area of service to their school and community.  This scholarship is renewable ($1500 each year pending eligibility requirements). 

Download the 2019 Larry Knudsen Service Scholarship application for more details.

Worcester County States Attorney Kris Heiser

Kris Heiser
At the March 19, 2019, meeting of the Snow Hill Rotary Club, Worcester County States Attorney Kris Heiser spoke about her priorities for the office. 

First, is the commitment to “community prosecution,” which is to provide a specific attorney as a point of contact for each community in the county.  Second, an increased focus on vulnerable victim crimes, which are typically underreported.  And third, to seek alternatives to trial for eligible candidates such as first offenders for minor offenses. 

In carrying out these priorities, she intends to increase community outreach by her office in partnership with police.

Pictured here are Heiser with Club President Chris Welch.



Providing Free Prescription Lockboxes

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Free Lockboxes
he Worcester County Health Department and Snow Hill Rotary Club partnered in 2019 to provide free prescription lockboxes to the community. In 2018, the Rotary conducted a needs assessment to determine priorities for where to donate their resources.

After having presentations from various organizations, including the Worcester County Health Department, it was determined that the opioid crisis would be a priority area and partnering with the health department to provide lock boxes was the intervention they selected. The Snow Hill Rotary Club also participated in a Naloxone training provided by the health department.

Pictured (left to right): Mimi Dean, Director of Prevention, Worcester County Health Department, Rebecca Jones, Health Officer, Worcester County Health Department, Marty Pusey, Snow Hill Rotary Club, Chris Welch, President, Snow Hill Rotary Club.

Fresh Look for Town of Snow Hill

Jordy Kucazk
At the January 22, 2019, meeting of the Rotary Club, Jordy Kuczak, the new Economic Development and Events Director for Snow Hill provided a preview of the revised Town website. She described a variety of initiatives geared toward bringing businesses and visitors to the area.

Jordy also announced that a Snow Hill “photo of the month” project has been launched with results posted on the Town’s Facebook page.

Pictured here are Club President-Elect Gary King with Jordy Kuczak.

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Supporting Education in Our Community

Board of Education Jan 2019
On January 15, 2019, the Rotary Club of Snow Hill was recognized by The Worcester County Board of Education for the donation of two educational robots for use by schools in the County.

These robots are used for distance learning and for students who must be absent from school due to illness.

Pictured here, Club President Chris Welch and Club President-Elect Gary King accept the recognition from Board representatives at their January meeting.



Will Rogers Memorial Museum

Steven Gragert
At the December 18 meeting of the Rotary Club of Snow Hill, Steven Gragert gave a biographical presentation on an American legend - Will Rogers.

During the first half of the twentieth century, Rogers was one of the most famous people in the country with a popular radio program, top billing in Hollywood movies, and a newspaper column that reached tens of millions of his followers.

Steven Gragert recently retired as the Director of the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Oklahoma. He is pictured here with Club President Chris Welch. Steven is also a member of the Berlin/Ocean City Rotary Club.

Learn more about this American icon through the Will Rogers Memorial Museum.



From Snow Hill to Cooperstown

At the December 11 meeting of the Rotary Club of Snow Hill, Club member Tom Sullivan gave a presentation about the life and legacy of William Julius "Judy" Johnson.

Source: National Baseball Hall of Fame
Judy Johnson, who was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975, was born in the Snow Hill area at the end of 1899. He was considered one of the greatest 3rd basemen of the early part of the twentieth century. But because of the racial barriers imposed by the major leagues prior to 1947, many great ball players were denied entry into the Hall of Fame until the 1970's when corrective actions were taken.

This picture from the Hall of Fame archives is of Johnson's induction ceremony. Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn is seen making the presentation.

The Worcester County Historical Society recently announced that a Judy Johnson memorial will be placed on the grounds of the Snow Hill Public Library in the Spring of 2019.