The Parole (Annapolis) Rotary Club is the proud host of the 2016 Naptown barBAYq Contest & Music Festival.

The Parole (Annapolis) Rotary Club is comprised of approximately 80 members, who enthusiastically share and demonstrate the Rotary philosophy. 

The Mission:

To significantly improve lives in our local community and around the world by meeting real needs. 

The Vision:

"We will make a positive difference for youth today, so they will make a difference tomorrow."

Rotary’s guiding principle is Service Above Self. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today's most critical issues---children at risk, health & hunger, water and literacy.

The Parole (Annapolis) Rotary Club supports programs for youth; educational opportunities and international exchanges for students and professionals; and vocational and career development and much more. 

Our Club's signature project is the Books for International Goodwill, Inc. which takes used books for shipment to needy schools and libraries, and since 1995, has saved books from the landfill and shipped over 5 million books to help spread literacy throughout the world.

Rotary International is a worldwide network of inspired individuals who translate their passions into relevant social causes to change lives in communities. Made up of over 34,000 Rotary clubs around the world, Rotary International forms a global network of business, professional, and community leaders who volunteer their time and talents to serve communities locally and around the world – and form strong, lasting friendships in the process. 

Rotary's motto, Service Above Self, exemplifies the humanitarian spirit of the 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide. Please visit

The Parole (Annapolis) Rotary Club meets every Tuesday mornings at 7:30am at the Double Tree Hotel, 210 Holiday Ct, Annapolis, MD 21401.

The Rotary Club of Parole (Annapolis) and the Parole (Annapolis) Rotary Club Foundation are dedicated to serving the community. Each year, the proceeds from the Naptown barBAYq Contest & Music Festival are donated to local area, youth oriented non-profit organizations. 

Over the years, donations have been made to:

  • Girls on the Run
  • Hospice of the Chesapeake
  • Hurricane Sandy Disaster Aid
  • Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center
  • Junior League of Annapolis
  • Orchid Foundation, Inc.
  • Phoenix Academy 
  • Sandra Shanahan CPNP, Inc.
  • The Light House Shelter
  • Tyler Heights Elementary School
  • Annapolis Area Ministries, Inc.
  • Anne Arundel Community College Scholarship Program
  • Anne Arundel County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
  • Anne Arundel County Library Association
  • Anne Arundel Medical Center - Pediatric Unit
  • Books for International Goodwill
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County
  • Broadneck High School Interact Club
  • Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra 
  • Creating Communities

By attending the Festival, you are helping us to continue our mission: "We’re doing it for the kids!”