The Glenvar Rotary Club celebrates 115 years of service with WFXR’s Charmayne Brown


SALEM, Va. (WFXR) — Glenvar’s Rotary Club has been called small but mighty.

Regardless of having fewer members in comparison to neighboring Rotary clubs, they make up for it in impact. Fewer members makes planning, communicating, and taking action quick and efficient. In fact, the Rotary Club of Glenvar is the only chapter in southwest Virginia that has received an award from the Rotary International president. 

Today, the club welcomed WFXR’s morning news anchor, Charmayne Brown to speak at their 115th anniversary.

In doing so, Charmayne shared the day-to-day life of a morning news anchor. What few may know is that Charmayne, a mother of three, is also studying for her doctorate, is a professor dedicated to educating future journalists, and somehow manages to balance even more on top of those responsibilities.

This wouldn’t surprise many to read that the first hand raised was inferring about, “when do you sleep?”

Many connections were made in the room and that is because dedication and community are two intrinsic qualities shared by a Rotary member and a professional journalist.

Rotary International is an international service organization devoted to bringing business and professional leaders together in order to provide humanitarian service and to advance goodwill and peace around the world.

President of the Rotary Club of Glenvar, Ariane Love, explains the connection she made from charmayne’s speech to the work they do in the community.

Just being able to have everyone come together for the same purpose and have all hands on deck. Being able to have our side, where we are actually putting the project together, and have the media’s side from being able to put it out there and let people know what is going on in the community to work together.

Ariane Love, Rotary Club of Glenvar

WFXR is excited to see the continuous impact of the Rotary Club of Glenvar.


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