Founded in 1921, the Rotary Club of Hickory  is Catawba County’s first and most widely recognized service organization, We take great pride in our club’s rich history of giving back to the community that has given so much to every one of us. In adherence to Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self,” our club’s primary service avenue is education. In addition, we engage in a number of other service projects that benefit citizens in need, such as Ongoing support of Catawba County’s Partnership for Children Dolly Parton Imagination Library, Hickory Public School’s Teacher of the Year, Service Above Self College Scholarships, Salvation Army bell ringing, providing meals and gifts at Christmas, and Red Cross blood drives just to name a few.

N.C. Forest Service

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Jeff Icard, Assistant County Ranger with the North Carolina Forest Service, spoke to the club to today about NC Forest Service efforts to manage the area’s timber and forest lands. Jeff was born and raised in Burke County, graduated from East Burke High School in 2003 and from Haywood Community College in 2005 with an […]

N.C. State Superintendent of Public Schools

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The August 9th meeting of the Hickory Rotary Club featured Dr. June St. Clair Atkinson, the first woman elected State Superintendent of the Public Schools in North Carolina who has served in the position since August 2005. Dr.  Atkinson was elected as the North Carolina State Superintendent of Public Instruction in November 2004 and re-elected […]

Are You Ready For Some Football?

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The featured speaker at the Thursday, July 19th meeting of the Hickory Rotary Club was Lenoir-Rhyne University  Head Football Coach Mike Houston. Mike  is entering his second year as Lenoir-Rhyne’s Head Football Coach this fall. In his first season at the helm in 2011, Houston led L-R to a 7-3 record (6-1 in the South Atlantic Conference) and […]

South American Missionary

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At the Thursday July 12th meeting of the Hickory Rotary Club, Missionary Jennifer Foster spoke to the club about her mission work in South America. As early as age eight, Jennifer felt called to perform missionary work with an unreached tribe. Twenty years later, she got the opportunity. After three months of Portuguese language training, […]

Passing the Gavel – New Officers Installation

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At the June 28th meeting of the Hickory Rotary Club, outgoing Club President Rich Brown passed the gavel to incoming Club President Jill Patton. Also inducted were President-Elect: Suzanne Trollan, Treasurer: Justin Hartman, Secretary: Jerri Wilfong and Board Members: John Bates, Michael Blackburn, Kimberly George, Thomas Griffis, Linda Lutz, David Moore, Steve Mull, Mark Seaman […]

General Info

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