December 2013 marked the 50th Anniversary of the Smyrna Rotary Club, which it celebrated from November 2013 to January 2014. Marietta Rotary Club sponsored Smyrna Rotary 50 years ago, and Smyrna Rotary sponsored the Vinings Rotary Club over 20 years ago. The Smyrna club has 40 members representing a broad range of business and community leadership.
For 50 years, the club has performed an astonishing list of nearly 100 local, national and international projects. They have included fighting polio, making clean drinking water in the Caribbean, the Bahamas bloodmobile, Alzheimer’s research, YMCA camp scholarships, medical care in Sierra Leone, Kenya and the Ivory Coast, books to South Africa, youth leadership camps, sponsoring Smyrna Veterans Day, aid to disaster victims in Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Georgia, comfort packages for US Marines at war, bicycles for kids, Shelter Boxes to Haiti, Japan and Syria, area school and college scholarships, goodwill exchanges, adult education and literacy initiatives in Cobb County and more.