Rotary Program. Well Crafted.

Mandy Pitts, Communications Director and Brand Manager for the City of Hickory, spoke to the club about the success of the City of Hickory’s branding initiative – Life. Well Crafted. Mandy last spoke to the  club in November 2011 and her program today focused on year one LWC progress and goals for year two. Pitts…

Catawba Valley YMCA

Hickory Rotarian Bob Conklin, President/CEO of the YMCA of Catawba Valley, spoke to the club about the Y’s efforts locally and nationally. Founded in London in 1844 the YMCA has been in the United States 160 years and in the Catawba Valley for 40 years. Nationally, the YMCA has 20 million members, a half million…

Cancer Prevention Study CPS-3

At Thursday’s meeting of the Hickory Rotary Club, members between the ages of 30-65 were invited to participate in the nationwide Cancer Prevention Study–3. (CPS-3.) We all want to know we have made a difference in the life of another.  This year our community has a unique opportunity to make an impact on the lives…

“A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.” – Winnie the Pooh

Rotarian John Rambo, Managing Director of Hickory Community Theatre, arranged to have cast members from HCT’s production of  Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Kids perform for the club’s membership at today’s noon meeting. The production features 31 youth actors, whose ages range from 7 to 15. All your favorite characters are on hand, including: Winnie the…

BobLee Says…..

Hickory Rotary Club welcomed author, humorist and talk show guest BobLee as today’s featured speaker. BobLee is one of the original pioneers of Internet commentators. BobLee was “blogging” before there was “blogging”. Notebooks were spiral-bound, tablets were sold by pharmacists and a mouse was a rodent or a theme park symbol. BobLeeSays.com debuted in 1998 and has…

N.C. Forest Service

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…

Are You Ready For Some Football?

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

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

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…