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.


2022 Grant Recipients

North Charleston Rotary grants awarded The North Charleston Rotary Club recently presented grants to several local charities and community service groups. Receiving the grants on

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World Polio Day is October 24

Only a few days left until World Polio Day on October 24.If you are having a special event for WPD, remember to register here: 

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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.

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.

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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

MEETING – Michelle Sinkler, Open Space Institute – The Black River Initiative @ Hilton Garden Inn
Mar 27 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
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SC Staff

Michelle Sinkler joined the Open Space Institute’s Southeast office two years ago as director of development, communications, government relations and special projects and to lead program-wide fundraising efforts including the public and private fundraising strategy for the Black River Initiative.

Prior to joining OSI, Michelle assisted private and public entities in developing and executing land conservation strategies to improve quality of life for South Carolina communities. Her clients include The Nature Conservancy, the Lowcountry Land Trust and the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelly Foundation.

She has 25 years of experience in advocacy, communications, campaign management, strategic planning and public relations. She was formerly the land use director for the Coastal Conservation League, where for 6 years she helped communities advocate for improved land use and development policies. Michelle graduated from Wellesley College in 1991 and the University of Colorado, School of Law in 1995.

She lives with her husband and two children in Mount Pleasant, SC and spends much time on their permanently protected family farm on Wadmalaw Island.

MEETING – Marie Myers @ Hilton Garden Inn
Apr 3 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
NO MEETING – Easter Week
Apr 10 all-day
North Charleston’s Lunch and Breakfast Club Oyster Roast @ Wannamaker Park
Apr 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
MEETING – Cara Smithwick, Beginnings South Carolina @ Hilton Garden Inn
Apr 17 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
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Cara Smithwick, Executive Director, BS, MLIS, NBCT

Cara Smithwick is a National Board Certified Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She has taught students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing for 20 years in a variety of educational settings, as well as serving as an administrator at the district level for a Midlands’ D/HOH program.

Unable to accept the status quo with regard to intervention and education of students with a hearing loss, she co-founded Beginnings SC to focus on proactive intervention and parent education and empowerment. When Cara is not working, she spends her time crafting, cooking, and hanging out with her kids.

MEETING – Judge Irv Condon, Charleston County Probate Court @ Hilton Garden Inn
Apr 24 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
MEETING – Anna Spann @ Hilton Garden Inn
May 1 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Duck Race 2023 @ Guggenheim Terrace on Daniel Island
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Duck Race 2023 @ Guggenheim Terrace on Daniel Island | Charleston | South Carolina | United States

The Duck Race begins at 1:30pm.

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.

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