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Rotary World Peace and Understanding Day, February 23, 2019

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Rotary Service Day in the City of Hickory On 23 February 1905, the very first Rotary meeting was organized by Paul Harris, Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, and Hiram Shorey gathered at Loehr’s office in Room 711 of the Unity Building in downtown Chicago. Paul Harris, an attorney, wanted to create a professional group with the […]

Rotary Club of Hickory Begins Celebrating Its Centennial

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  The Rotary Club of Hickory was chartered in 1921.  The club began the celebration of its Centennial on Thursday, November 29, 2018, by announcing an initiative to increase its support for the Rotary International Foundation. The Foundation of Rotary International was started in 1917 and spends around 300 million USD each year in promoting […]

Awards Day 2018

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Awards Day, installation of new officers and charitable giving updates were the focus of a special meeting of the Rotary Club of Hickory on June 28th. Tara Bland was recognized as 2018 Rotarian of the Year for her leadership and dedication securing entertaining and informative speakers and programs for the club’s weekly meeting. Tara also […]

Rotary Club of Hickory Awards SAS Scholarship

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At the May 17th meeting of the Rotary Club of Hickory, Rotarian Thomas Griffis announced the winner of the 2018 Service Above Self scholarship. Kristina Nicole Stuckey is this year’s recipient of the four year college scholarship. Rotary Club of Hickory recognizes the value of a good education. Since 2005, thirty-four students have received SAS […]

Rotary Club of Hickory Announces 2018 Wilmer Jenkins Teacher of the Year Award

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At the May 10th meeting of the Rotary Club of Hickory, Rotarian David Moore announced the 2018 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, 1967 […]

Lights for Learning

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The Rotary Club of Hickory, in a partnership with the Rotary Club of Arden, the Rotary Club of Asheville-Biltmore,  The Light Foundation and the Rotary Club of Bayonnais-Gonaives (Haiti), is undertaking a project to place 1,000 solar lamps in the homes of students in the Bayonnais area of Haiti.  A school of 2,000 students is […]

Rotarian Idol 2018 Awards

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On March 24, 2018 an enthusiastic crowd at Lenoir Rhyne University’s P.E. Monroe auditorium greeted contestants competing in the Rotary Club of Hickory’s ninth 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: Mary […]

Local 2018 American Idol Sensation to Perform at Hickory Rotary Club’s Rotarian Idol

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Local sensation, Johnny White, American Idol 2018 participant, will make a special appearance and perform at Hickory Rotary Club’s 2018 Rotarian Idol, Saturday, March 24, 2018. Johnny White was the winner of Hickory Rotary Club’s 2017 Rotarian Idol and his winning performance was just the beginning of his successful appearances in singing competitions which, to […]

General Info

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