Hickory Rotary Assists Partnership for Children and Imagination Library

Hickory Rotary Club recently assisted with painting at the new facility for the Catawba County Partnership for Children. The new facility is located at 738 4th Street SW, Hickory, NC and is home to the Catawba County Partnership for Children, The Children’s Resource Center, Early Childhood Support Team, NC Pre-K Program, Creation Station and Imagination…

Carolina Cycle Challenge 2014

The Carolina Cycle Challenge is our area’s premiere fun ride to benefit the fight against pediatric cancer. Taking over from Brett’s Ride, the CCC is powered by the Rotary Clubs of the Catawba Valley and last year donated $50,000 (which was matched by the generous help of the Leon Levine Foundation) to the Levine Children’s…

Ice Bucket Challenge 2014

On Wednesday, September 3, 2014 Hickory Rotary Club participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Several area Rotary clubs, including Catawba Valley Rotary and Newton-Conover Rotary, also took part in the event. Club members gathered at the Crossing at Hollar Mill at 5:00 pm to fill coolers and buckets with ice water. Hickory Rotary Club…

CyberKids Robotics

At the Thursday meeting of the Hickory Rotary Club, Bill Kent, Vice President for Development with CyberKids Robotics spoke to club members about CyberKids Robotics programs to educate area students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). CyberKids Robotics is a non-profit organization specializing in the creation and education of Robotics Competition Teams for students…

loveFAR

At the Thursday meeting of Hickory Rotary Club, members heard an inspiring talk from 9-year old CJ Burford. CJ plans to ride his bicycle across the USA in the fall of 2014 to raise funds and awareness for the National Children’s Cancer Center. CJ was inspired by the verse “Whatever you do, do your best,…

Pretty In Pink Foundation

At the Thursday meeting of the Hickory Rotary Club, Beth Meadlock, Program Manager – Charlotte/Western NC, spoke to the membership about the work of the Pretty In Pink Foundation. Pretty In Pink Foundation is a North Carolina based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides financial assistance and quality of life resources for underinsured and uninsured people…

Rotary ShelterBox Program

At the Thursday meeting of Hickory Rotary Club, past Assistant District Governor and Lake Hickory Rotarian, Bill Loehr presented an update on Rotary’s support of ShelterBox. ShelterBox is an international relief charity that provides immediate assistance to people affected by disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic activity, flooding, hurricanes, cyclones, tsunamis, or conflict. ShelterBox has responded…

District Club Awards and Passing the Gavel

At the Thursday June 26th meeting of the Hickory Rotary Club, outgoing club President Suzanne Trollan announced that Hickory Rotary club received two awards at the recent Rotary District 7670 conference, held in Greenville, SC, June 20-22. District 7670 is comprised of 51 clubs stretching across 22 counties in Western North Carolina. Hickory Rotary club was…

Service Above Self Scholarship Awarded May 15, 2014

Hickory Rotary Club recognizes the importance of a good education. At the club’s May 15th meeting an outstanding local scholar was 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…

Hickory High International Baccalaureate Program

Rachael Moyer, Coordinator of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program at Hickory High School, spoke to Hickory Rotary about the benefits of this exciting educational program. The International Baccalaureate Program at Hickory High School aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural…

Rotarian Idol 2014

A near capacity crowd at Lenoir Rhyne University’s P.E. Monroe auditorium greeted contestants competing in Hickory Rotary Club’s fifth annual Rotarian Idol fundraiser for local educational initiatives. Auditions in February narrowed the field of contestants to 20 finalists competing for $7,500 in total prize money.  Saturday night’s finalists were McKenzie Anderson, Mary Elisabeth Ballard, Lark…

Safe Harbor Rescue Mission

Vicki Murray, Executive Director of Safe Harbor Rescue Mission, spoke to Hickory Rotary Club today. Safe Harbor Rescue Mission offers a number of programs where women can work to rebuild their lives through immediate and long-term programs. In 2006, the Day Shelter/Enrichment Center began serving homeless women and children and those who are placed in…