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.


Leading the way

Good news on Polio

We have very good news on our fight against the Wild Polio Virus (WPV). Since January 1, 2021 we have had:1 WPV case in Afghanistan,

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New officers installed

The Rotary Club of North Charleston recently held its installation ceremony for the 2021-2022 Board of Directors.

The ceremony was conducted by Amy Heath, the Assistant Governor Area 8.

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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 – Guest Speaker – Brent Jonas, One Region Roadmap @ Hilton Garden Inn
Oct 25 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
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Brent Jonas, Director of Stakeholder Relations, CRDA

Brent Jonas is responsible for strengthening relationships with the CRDA’s public and private stakeholders. He works closely in partnership with the President & CEO to cultivate and maintain relationships with both new and existing investors. Brent serves as a conduit between the CRDA and the region’s elected officials and their staffs, representing the CRDA during discussions relevant to the CRDA and our regional economic development mission. Brent also represents the CRDA at key local and statewide events, community meetings, and speaking engagements, and provides professional support to the Leadership Development Committee of the CRDA Board of Directors.

Brent has a diverse background that serves him well in his role, with over twenty years of public and private sector experience. During his career, Brent has served as the Director of the SC Board of Long Term Health Care Administrators, was a Budget Analyst on the staff of the SC House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, held a position as Special Assistant to the President of Trident Technical College, and spent almost a decade as a Commercial Realtor®. Prior to joining the CRDA, Brent was working as a Consultant in the health insurance industry.

Brent holds a degree in political science from Presbyterian College and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of South Carolina.


MEETING – Guest Speaker – Allen Collett, Better Ballot SC @ Hilton Garden Inn
Nov 1 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

Topic: Instant Runoff Voting

MEETING – Guest Speaker – Anthony Mirisciotta, Grow Food Carolina @ Hilton Garden Inn
Nov 8 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
MEETING – Guest Speaker – Morgan Grimes and Shannon Meder, BCDCOG @ Hilton Garden Inn
Nov 15 @ 1:15 pm – 1:30 pm
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Morgan Grimes, Communications & Outreach Specialist, BCDCOG

Morgan Grimes is the Lowcountry Rapid Transit Public Outreach Specialist. She joined BCDCOG in 2020 as a Communications and Outreach Specialist for several of the BCDCOG transportation projects. In her role, she serves as the key point of contact for communication efforts with stakeholders, such as business owners, religious leaders, organization presidents, property owners and more. Morgan is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communications.


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Shannon Meder, Senior Environmental Planner and project manager, BCDCOG

Shannon Meder is a senior environmental planner and project manager with 22 years of experience delivering planning and environmental services for public facilities, including those implemented under alternative delivery. With expertise in linear facilities, her focus includes project management at the project development phase most often in delivery of NEPA documentation and permitting of projects for various public sector clients. Shannon has managed and/or assisted in the preparation of more than 100 NEPA documents and planning studies, ranging from categorical exclusions to environmental impact statements for state DOTs, local transportation authorities and municipal clients in South Carolina and across the Southeast. Shannon is a native Virginian, a graduate of the University of South Carolina and a resident of the Lowcountry for 17 years. Her husband, Dennis, is a civil engineer specializing in bridge construction and they are the proud parents of four young boys, Hayden, Ashley, Logan and Mattison.

NO MEETING – Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 22 all-day

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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