Service Above Self

North Charleston Rotary

Serving the North Charleston, SC community and beyond to promote literacy, better health and greater understanding.

Welcome to North Charleston Rotary

Neighbors, friends, and problem-solvers sharing ideas and taking action to create lasting change.

Promoting Peace

Be a part of an international organization dedicated to bringing peace and understanding throughout the world.

Fighting Disease

We have a mission to eradicate the once incurable disease, polio. We’re almost there.

Providing Clean Water

Through our global network of Rotarians, we work to provide life sustaining clean water.

Saving Mothers and Children

Pre-natal and post-natal health care is critical. Rotarians support programs that provide safe environments. 


Supporting Education

We value a well-educated community and our club provides college scholarships to deserving students.

Cheerful business owners standing with open blackboard

Growing Local Economies

As mentors, we share our expertise through involvement in literacy and other community service projects.

End Polio Now

We’ve has been working to eradicate polio and our goal of ridding the earth of this disease is within sight. We started in 1979 with vaccinations for 6 million children in the Philippines. Today, Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan are the only countries where polio remains endemic.


Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Month
Feb 1 – Feb 29 all-day

In the Rotary world February is Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Month. How great is it to be part of an organization that is recognized around the world as one that treasures and promotes peace among all nations and peoples of the earth!  And, our District takes this seriously.  We make a significant contribution from our District Designated Funds to the Rotary Peace Centers each and every year. And, we often send Global Scholars to study for advanced degrees in peace and conflict prevention and resolution.

In addition, many of our clubs are involved in humanitarian efforts that have delivered, as a collateral impact, goodwill and understanding that leads to more peaceful communities.  Never forget the importance of what we do and that it can have a lasting impact on peace.

Who do you know that can help us increase this impact?  It might be your neighbor.  Invite them to join us on this journey!

Have a great February!  And remember, “Rotary Connects the World!”

Johnny Moore
District 7770
District Governor 2019-2020

MEETING – Rich Gordon, Career and Technology Education, Charleston County School District @ Hilton Garden Inn - Airport
Mar 2 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

Richard Gordon started his educational career as a high school math and computer science teacher (in both Colorado and South Carolina).  Prior to being named Executive Director of Career and Technology Education for the Charleston County School District, he served as a high school Assistant Principal and Principal.

Richard Gordon is also a U.S. Army Veteran who currently serves as a Battalion Commander in the South Carolina Army National Guard.

MEETING – W. Larry Dandridge, Veterans Support @ Hilton Garden Inn - Airport
Mar 9 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

Larry Dandridge is our guest speaker today. He is from Charleston, SC and is a retired Army Aviation Lieutenant Colonel and a highly decorated Vietnam War wounded warrior. He served in the Army as an enlisted Infantryman, Warrant Officer Attack Helicopter Pilot, and a Commissioned Officer for 24 years.

Larry is also a well-known LowCountry military history writer and motivational speaker. His leadership and aeronautical articles have been published in the USA, Germany, Canada, and England, in over 23 magazines and newspapers and three books. His latest book, the award winning and all five-star reviewed, BLADES OF THUNDER (Book One) was written to raise money for Fisher House Charleston. His book sales and speeches have raised more than $70.000.00 for Fisher House Charleston.

Larry is also an ex decorated police officer, past owner of the most successful hospice in Missouri, a retired Aerospace Company Regional Manager, college business and aeronautics instructor, and the owner of Tigers, Vikings, and Vipers Publishing LLC. Most of his time these days, he serves as a volunteer Patient Adviser for our local VA Hospital, the Good Will Ambassador for Fisher House Charleston, and the Vice President for Veteran Affairs for the Charleston Chapter of the Army Association.

A certified Veterans Service Officer, Larry is married to his beloved wife, Judi Dandridge, and has five children, nine grandchildren, and one great granddaughter —– and a miniature Italian Greyhound.

Volunteer Day at Lowcountry Food Bank @ Lowcountry Food Bank
Mar 10 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Volunteer Day at Lowcountry Food Bank @ Lowcountry Food Bank

The North Charleston Rotary Club’s volunteer day at the Lowcountry Food Bank is the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 4:30pm – 5:30pm for volunteering.  Our group usually stays an hour or so.

Please join us for community service.

St. Patrick’s Day
Mar 17 all-day
MEETING – Duck Race Kickoff Luncheon @ Hilton Garden Inn - Airport
Mar 23 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Rotary 2020 All Club Conference @ Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Mar 27 – Mar 29 all-day

Don’t delay!! Register NOW for 2020 All Club Conference, March 27-29 at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center (Early Bird rates until January 31)
or send your regrets that you cannot attend.

We hope you can “see yourself” at All Club Conference 2020! The conference, from March 27 – 29, 2020, will be held in Columbia at the beautiful Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center and the Hilton Hotel. If you are planning to attend, please click here Register NOW. If you can’t see yourself having this much fun or just can’t make it, by clicking here you can leave us your regrets.

We have a fantastic conference planned for you to enjoy. From the opening session to the awesome meal packing event that afternoon to the party Friday night with Fantasy to the Walk for Literacy on Saturday morning to the great speakers to the dinner Saturday evening to the brunch on Sunday morning! And, we will have some great free time opportunities for you on Saturday afternoon. This promises to be a conference full of fun, service and learning.

So, can you “see yourself” having fun? We think you can! Come have fun with us!!

Register NOW while the Early Bird Rates apply or send your regrets that you cannot attend.

MEETING – Robby Robbins, SC DOT @ Hilton Garden Inn - Airport
Mar 30 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm


Polio Update - February 2020

On his recent visit to Pakistan, The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, made the following comments regarding the polio eradication efforts taking place in Pakistan: “Polio is one of the few diseases we can eradicate in the world in the next few years.

Lose yourself in generous service and every day can be a most unusual day, a triumphant day, an abundantly rewarding day!

William Arthur Ward

Consider Rotary

Lunch meetings are every Monday at the Hilton Garden Inn Express, 5265 International Blvd, North Charleston. Doors open at 12pm noon. The meetings begin at 12:30pm and end by 1:30pm.

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