Hickory Rotary Honors 2014 Teacher of the Year

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At the Thursday May 8th meeting of the Hickory Rotary Club, the 2014 Teacher of the Year for the Hickory City Schools was announced. This award is given in memory of Wilmer M. Jenkins, who served as superintendent of Hickory Public Schools and was a member of Hickory Rotary Club. Teachers nominated for this year’s […]

Hickory High International Baccalaureate Program

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Rachael Moyer, Coordinator of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program at Hickory High School, spoke to Hickory Rotary about the benefits of this exciting educational program. The International Baccalaureate Program at Hickory High School aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural […]

Rotarian Idol 2014

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A near capacity crowd at Lenoir Rhyne University’s P.E. Monroe auditorium greeted contestants competing in Hickory Rotary Club’s fifth annual Rotarian Idol fundraiser for local educational initiatives. Auditions in February narrowed the field of contestants to 20 finalists competing for $7,500 in total prize money.  Saturday night’s finalists were McKenzie Anderson, Mary Elisabeth Ballard, Lark […]

LRU Basketball Coaches Dynamic Duo

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Hickory Rotary club’s Thursday meeting featured two head basketball coaches – John Lentz (R), head men’s basketball coach at Lenoir Rhyne University was joined by Todd Starkey (L), head coach of Lenoir Rhyne’s women’s basketball team. It is next to impossible to talk about Lenoir-Rhyne men’s basketball without mentioning John Lentz, not only for what […]

Carolina Cycle Challenge Raises $50,000 for Pediatric Cancer Research

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For Immediate Release November 26th, 2013 Contact:  Bill Shillito 828-320-6410, dg07-08@rotary7670.org The first Annual “Carolina Cycle Challenge” was a great success on Sunday, October 6, 2013. The Carolina Cycle Challenge is a Rotary Clubs project and continuation of Brett’s Ride, an event named for Brett Gosnell, a Hickory teen who died of pediatric cancer in […]

Purple Pinkie Project

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Today Newton-Conover Rotarian Sylvia Ray, life-long journalist and editor of  the Observer News Enterprise, presented a program about the Hickory area polio epidemic and the 54 hour construction of the Hickory Emergency Infantile Paralysis Hospital in 1944. The swift completion of the facility and the effectiveness of treatments received by patients became known as the […]

Catawba County Veterans Service

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Cindy Travis, Catawba County Veterans Service Officer, spoke to Hickory Rotary about how the Catawba County Veteran’s Service Office assists Catawba County veterans and their dependents with filing claims with the Veterans Administration for benefits and service. Cindy is accredited with the North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs, American Legion veteran’s organization and is Nationally […]

Women’s Resource Center

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Cindy Rose (L), Executive Director of Women’s Resource Center, spoke to Hickory Rotary today. Sue Bumgarner (R), wife of Rotarian Stan Bumgarner and Counselor Intern at WRC, introduced the speaker. The Woman’s Resource Center is celebrating their 27th year in the community. The WRC works to improve lives and empower women through workforce development, advocacy, […]

Meals on Wheels

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Amanda Munden spoke to Hickory Rotary Club about Meals on Wheels in Catawba County. In Catawba County, the Department of Social Services is the local affiliate for Meals on Wheels, and Amanda serves as the coordinator. Volunteers help seniors feel connected to their community while providing them with a nutritious meal. Annually, over 1,500 volunteers […]

General Info

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