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2018 Rotarian Idol Finalists Selected

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2018 Rotarian Idol Contestants Selected and Ticket Sales Locations Announced Hickory Rotary Club has announced the 20 contestants selected by a panel of judges to compete in the club’s annual musical fundraiser, Rotarian Idol. The event will be held at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018, in PE Monroe Auditorium on the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne […]

Last Call for Rotarian Idol Auditions

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Absolute final auditions for Rotarian Idol will be held SUNDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2018, 2:30pm – 4:00 pm at the SALT Block. Look for signs directing you to the former Western Piedmont Symphony Rehearsal room. All amateur signers are welcome! Those under 18 years of age must have written parental consent. $5000 in cash prizes will […]

FEMA Director Brock Long Will Speak to the Hickory Rotary Club

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On Thursday, January 25th the Rotary Club of Hickory welcomed William “Brock” Long as our featured speaker.  William B. “Brock” Long was confirmed by the United States Senate and began his service as the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in June, 2017.  Mr. Long has more than sixteen years of experience assisting […]

Rotarian Idol 2018 Auditions

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Calling all vocalists! Auditions are coming up for the big amateur singing competition Rotarian Idol.  First place prize is $2500, second place is $1500, third place is $500 and Audience Favorite is $500. Auditions are Thursday February 1, 5:30 PM-7 PM and Saturday February 3, 2 PM – 3:30 PM at the SALT Block in […]

Rotarian Idol 2018 Dates Announced

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January 15, 2018 Headline:  Ninth Annual “ROTARIAN IDOL” Announced; Auditions Set.       Hickory, NC – The Thursday Rotary Club of Hickory has announced dates for its musical fundraiser, “ROTARIAN IDOL”.  The event will be held Saturday, March 24, at 7:00 pm in PE Monroe Auditorium on the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne University. Last year’s winner was […]

Thursday Rotary Club of Hickory Awards SAS Scholarship

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At the June 15th meeting of the Thursday Rotary Club of Hickory, Rotarian Thomas Griffis announced the winner of the 2017 Service Above Self scholarship. Darian Shekinah  Abernathy is this year’s recipient of the four year college scholarship. Thursday Rotary Club of Hickory recognizes the value of a good education. Since 2005, thirty-three students have […]

Thursday Rotary Club of Hickory announces 2017 Wilmer Jenkins Teacher of the Year Award

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At the May 4th meeting of the Thursday Rotary Club of Hickory, Rotarian David Moore announced the 2017 Wilmer Jenkins Teacher of the Year for the Hickory Public Schools. The award is given annually in memory of Wilmer M. Jenkins, who served as superintendent of Hickory Public Schools from July 1, 1958 – June 30, […]

Rotarian Idol 2017

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On April 8, 2017 an enthusiastic crowd at Lenoir Rhyne University’s P.E. Monroe auditorium greeted contestants competing in the Thursday Rotary Club of Hickory’s eight annual Rotarian Idol fundraiser for local educational initiatives. Auditions in February narrowed the field of contestants to 20 finalists competing for $5,000 in total prize money.  Saturday night’s finalists were: […]

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    Thursdays from 12:00PM to 1:15PM
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    430 17th Avenue NW,
    Hickory, North Carolina 28601