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. 

Literacy

Supporting Education

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

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Growing Local Economies

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

Covid-19 Awareness

We are having hybrid meetings to provide options for our members and guests. During our lunch meetings, we acknowledge recommended distancing and other protective measures.
Please join us for in-person meetings at the Hilton Garden Inn – Airport or Zoom with us.
Contact us for details.

Upcoming Events

Sep
21
Mon
MEETING – Diane Rumley, Co-founder of Support Military Families @ Hilton Garden Inn - Airport
Sep 21 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

We are meeting in-person and by ZOOM. Please contact us for details.

Diane and Dr. Steve Rumley
Diane and Dr. Steve Rumley

Our organization, Support Military Families, has, for over 10 years, been serving military spouses and their children, by honoring and encouraging them through our care package program and raising awareness of their sacrifices here at home.  Over these last 10 years, we have provided nearly 70,000 care packages to Carolina military families.

When you partner with Support Military Families, you are supporting Dr. Steve and Diane Rumley’s commitment to provide annual appreciation care packages for military spouses and their children.

For over 10 years, the Rumleys have faithfully shared Christ’s love with military families through the various donations and services of Support Military Families.  Some of these include special events, and care packages containing items of encouragement, including a Bible.

Support Military Families is now the largest Christian non-profit organization for spouses and children of military members

Sep
28
Mon
MEETING – Pearce Fleming, Commonhouse Aleworks – What’s Brewing in SC and the Lowcountry? @ Hilton Garden Inn Airport
Sep 28 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

We are meeting in-person and by ZOOM. Please contact us for details.

Photo - Pearce Fleming
Pearce Fleming, Owner & CEO

As the co-founder and owner of Commonhouse Aleworks in North Charleston, Pearce Fleming works in support of a team of brewers and servers seeking to impact their community through the social lubrication of independently crafted beer and space in which to enjoy it. He also serves as the President of the South Carolina Brewers Guild, representing the various interests of the state’s 92 breweries and brewpubs. Pearce has more than 25 years of healthcare industry experience, working with employers, health systems, and insurers to manage population health. Most recently, Pearce served as President of StayWell, a health empowerment company which he sold to WebMD in March, 2020. Pearce has worked as an executive in healthcare consulting, technology, and hospital administration. He holds a master’s degree in health administration from the Medical University of South Carolina, as well as a bachelor’s degree from Wofford College.

 

Oct
5
Mon
MEETING – Bernie Riedel, Rotary Polio Update @ Hilton Garden Inn - Airport
Oct 5 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

We are meeting in-person and by ZOOM. Please contact us for details.


Bernie RiedelBernie was born and raised in New Ringgold, a small town in eastern Pennsylvania near Allentown and graduated from Penn State University with a BS degree in Computer Science. He and wife Nancy were married in 1983 and moved to Hilton Head Island in 1989 when they started Riedel Computer Services.

He joined the Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island in 1992 and served as Club President 1999-2000, Assistant Governor 2001- 2004 and District 7770 Governor 2006-2007. In 2004, he served as District Conference Chair and was honored as District Rotarian of the year. He has received the Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service and the Foundation’s Distinguished Service Award. He has also been involved in several Zone 33 Institutes.

Bernie has also served as our District Foundation Chair, District Annual Giving Chair and currently serves as District End Polio Now Chair and Zone 33 Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator.

He is a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow, 10 Star Rotarian, Benefactor, member of the Paul Harris Society and along with his Rotarian wife Nancy, Major Donors and members of the Bequest Society.

Bernie and Nancy were honored to serve as RI President’s Representatives to District 7930 in Massachusetts.

Thanks to the family Business, Rotary and taking care of 5 Parrots, 2 Cats & a Dog, Bernie & Nancy have no time for hobbies or travel.

Oct
12
Mon
MEETING – Alecia Treichel, Dee Norton Center @ Hilton Garden Inn - Airport
Oct 12 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Oct
19
Mon
MEETING – Shirley B. Berardo, Cultural Arts Center @ Hilton Garden Inn - Airport
Oct 19 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

We are meeting in-person and by ZOOM. Please contact us for details.


Photo - Shirley Berardo
Shirley Berardo – Cultural Arts Center

 

Shirley Berardo was a member of the Gig Harbor, WA and the Clarksville, TN Rotary Clubs. Currently, she is the Summerville Noon Rotary Club Executive Secretary and VP.

A highlight of her 23-year IBM senior management career, was bringing the IBM Touch and Stylus technology to market. Shirley founded the Prince William County Cultural Arts Federation in VA.

Later, as a retiree she founded the Gig Harbor Key Peninsula Cultural Arts Commission in WA. While in Summerville, she founded the Del Webb Society of Singers, Writers’ Circle and Fine Arts Club.

Shirley will speak of her latest endeavor, that of building a Cultural Arts Center in the Tri-County – Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester area to include those of differing abilities. Her heart is determined to provide those afflicted with a sense of self and confidence through arts programming, while offering caretakers a peaceful respite.

Nov
2
Mon
MEETING – Pauline Levesque, District 7770 Governor @ Hilton Garden Inn - Airport
Nov 2 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Pauline Levesque, Rotary District 7770 Governor
Pauline Levesque, Rotary District 7770 Governor

Pauline Levesque District Governor, District 7770 in 2020-2021. Pauline is a member of the Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach.

Pauline has been a Rotarian for 33 years. She has held many positions in District 7770 including Assistant Governor for Area 10, Training Committees, District Conference Committee Chairs and for the over 5 years on the District Foundation Committee handling District Grant Closing Reports.

She is also a graduate of RLI, Ten Star Member and received the District Distinguished Service Award in 2017. She has been a member of the Myrtle Beach Club since 2006 having served in many club leadership roles. She was named Rotarian of the Year in 2008.

Her Rotary career began when she was asked to join as the first female member and later elected as the First Female President of the Southington Rotary Club, Connecticut, during 1990 – 1991. She served a second term as Club President 2000 – 2001. She earned the RI Presidential Citation both years and achieved RI Presidents CHALLENGE 2001.

Levesque was also the District 7980 Assistant Governor 2002-2003 and in 2004 she was chosen District Rotarian of the Year. That same year the Southington Rotary Club bestowed a Lifetime Achievement Award. She served that club for 18 years.
Pauline is a supporter of the Rotary International Foundation. She has been the organizer of numerous fundraising events in support of Polio Plus and the Foundation. She is a Paul Harris Fellow, Benefactor, Sustaining Member, and a member of the Paul Harris Society. She strives to be an everyday philanthropist.
Pauline holds a Master of Management from the Cambridge College, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Her career has been varied working as the CEO/President and/or Director in roles in banking, Chamber of Commerce, Trade Organizations and Education. She moved to Myrtle Beach to take a position as CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association. Currently, she is in a Business Development role at Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts.

Pauline is involved in numerous business and community volunteer positions in the Myrtle Beach Area. Among her most cherished life achievements is her marriage to Ron Levesque, husband of 50 years, five children and seven grandchildren.

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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.

News

Polio update – May 2020

Here are the 4 most asked questions about Polio and Rotary’s involvement:
-Which vaccine are we using and why?
-Why are we vaccinating in so many countries?
-What caused the increase in wild polio cases in 2019?
-How is Covid-19 affecting the fight against polio?

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

William Arthur Ward

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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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