Rotary Club of Hickory and Chick-fil-A Team Up to Honor Firefighter First Responders

The Rotary Club of Hickory and Chick-fil-A teamed up recently to show support and appreciation to the dedicated first responders in the Hickory community. While continuing to support our primary mission of early childhood education with our annual support and recognition of teachers, students, and public schools, the Rotary Club of Hickory and Chick-fil-A thanked…

Rotary Club of Hickory Awards SAS Scholarship

The Rotary Club of Hickory’s Service Above Self Scholarship Committee announced the two recipients of the 2020 Service Above Self Scholarships presented annually by the club: Tamia Larius Sloan from Hickory High School and Luke Matthew Alvarez from Hickory Career and Arts Magnet High School.  This is the second year the Rotary Club of Hickory…

Happy 115th Birthday Rotary International

Rotary started with the vision of one man — Paul Harris. The Chicago attorney formed the Rotary Club of Chicago on February 23, 1905, so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Over time, Rotary’s reach and vision gradually extended to humanitarian service. Members have a long track record of…

Rotary Club of Hickory 2019 Awards Day Meeting

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 27th. Outgoing President Linda Lutz celebrated with the club what was probably one of the most successful Rotary years in recent memory. The first order of business was special memorial…

Rotarian Idol 2019 Awards

  On May 17, 2019 an enthusiastic crowd at Lenoir Rhyne University’s P.E. Monroe auditorium greeted contestants competing in the Rotary Club of Hickory’s 10th Anniversary All Stars Rotarian Idol fundraiser for local educational initiatives. This year’s event format featured previous winners competing to advance to a second round of competition where the field was narrowed to five…

Awards Day 2018

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…

Lights for Learning

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

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…