Rotary HHS Career Day 2016

The Thursday Rotary Club of Hickory recently sponsored Career Day for Hickory High School Interact Club members.  Partnering with Catawba Science Center (CSC), the Thursday Rotary Club of Hickory provided students a field trip to CSC where students participated in hands-on experiences related to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). STEM education is…

Rotarian Idol 2016

All Photos Courtesy of Rose Mary Cheek Photography On March 12, 2016 a near capacity crowd at Lenoir Rhyne University’s P.E. Monroe auditorium greeted contestants competing in the Thursday Rotary Club of Hickory’s seventh annual Rotarian Idol fundraiser for local educational initiatives. Auditions in January and February narrowed the field of contestants to 20 finalists…

Thursday Rotary Club of Hickory Awards SAS Scholarship

Julia Kessel is the recipient of Thursday Rotary Club of Hickory’s 2015 Service Above Self scholarship. Thursday Rotary Club of Hickory recognizes the value of a good education. Since 2005, thirty students have received SAS scholarships, totaling over $200,000. SAS recipients have attended Appalachian State University, Davidson College, Duke University, East Carolina University, Furman University,…

Thursday Rotary Club of Hickory announces 2015 Wilmer Jenkins Teacher of the Year Award

At the May 7th meeting of the Thursday Rotary Club of Hickory, President David Moore announced the 2015 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,…

Hickory Rotary & Friends of Hickory Joint Meeting

On Thursday, January 8, 2015, Hickory Rotary Club participated in a joint meeting with Friends of Hickory to unveil plans for a new park west of Union Square in downtown Hickory. “Friends of Hickory is an organization of private citizens dedicated to investing in the welfare and prosperity of the City of Hickory and its surrounding communities.…

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…

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…

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…

Carolina Cycle Challenge Raises $50,000 for Pediatric Cancer Research

For Immediate Release November 26th, 2013 Contact:  Bill Shillito 828-320-6410, dg07-08@rotary7670.org The first Annual “Carolina Cycle Challenge” was a great success on Sunday, October 6, 2013. The Carolina Cycle Challenge is a Rotary Clubs project and continuation of Brett’s Ride, an event named for Brett Gosnell, a Hickory teen who died of pediatric cancer in…