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.

Awards Day 2012

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Awards Day was the focus of Hickory Rotary Club’s June 21st meeting. Several local non-profits were recipients of checks from Club President, Rich Brown: Hickory YMCA – $1,000 for child care financial assistance. Catawba Science Center – $1,000 for Free Friday program that allows free admission to the Science Center. Hickory Community Theater – $1,000 […]

Award Winning Speaker

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Hickory Rotary Club welcomed Caleb Summers (left) as the speaker at the club’s June 14th  meeting. After winning a district speech contest speaking about the importance of volunteering and Rotary’s societal impact as a volunteer organization, Caleb decided that he wanted to help Rotary by offering his services as a volunteer. Caleb’s mother contacted our […]

Foothills Transition

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Robb Worthington and wife, Jacqui Riordan spoke to the club about Foothills Transition, a program to help individuals and communities reduce their carbon footprint through the use of renewable and efficient sources of energy and self reliance to meet one’s needs. Robb, co-founder of The Sustainable Living Project in Hickory, NC, holds a Masters degree […]

Service Above Self Scholarships Awarded May 17, 2012

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Hickory Rotary Club recognizes the importance of a good education.  At the club’s May 17th meeting outstanding local scholars were recognized and rewarded. Hickory Rotary Club’s Service Above Self Scholarship rewards students who excel in the classroom, are recognized by teachers as leaders and who volunteer to serve others through community service, church activities and […]

Hickory Rotary Honors 2012 Teacher of the Year

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At the Thursday May 10th meeting of the Hickory Rotary Club, the 2012 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 who was a member of Hickory Rotary Club. Teachers nominated for this […]

General Info

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