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.

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 […]

2018 Rotarian Idol Sponsors Announced

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The Thursday Rotary Club of Hickory has announced dates for its musical fundraiser, “ROTARIAN IDOL”.  The event will be held Saturday, March 24, at 7:00 pm in PE Monroe Auditorium on the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne University. Thursday Rotary Club of Hickory is grateful for the tremendous financial support provided by area businesses for our 2018 […]

General Info

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