Today the Charlotte-South Rotary Club includes over 60 members dedicated to the Rotary Ideal of “Service Above Self” and representing over 45 different categories of business and professionals.
At its inception, the club was sponsored by the Dilworth Rotary Club and founded on January 5, 1984.
Since that time Charlotte-South Rotary Club has earned the District 7680 “Club of the Year” distinction seven times, most recently in 2008, 2009 and 2010. In 2011 the club was recognized as the first recipient of Rotary’s International Club award.
In just over 25 years of service Charlotte South Rotary has raised more than $500,000 for local and international charitable activities.
Charlotte South Rotary is one of the leading clubs in our district to contribute to the Paul Harris Foundation which promotes projects throughout the world. 74% of of the Club’s members are Paul Harris Fellows.
Charlotte South Rotary Club’s signature project, The Beach Blast, began in 1987. Rotarians arrange to send over 500 at-risk CMS students on a day long beach trip each Spring. In addition to what for many is their first trip to a beach, each is also qualified to apply for a Beach Blast College Scholarship. The Club, along with its sister Foundation, has sent over 9000 kids to the beach and awarded $100,000 in scholarship money.
About Rotary International
Rotary International is the world’s first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.
The Charlotte-South Rotary Club meets Mondays at 12:30 at Zebra Restaurant in Southpark. Guests are always welcome!