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.


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 – Herbert Drayton, Board Chair – Coastal Community Foundation @ Hilton Garden Inn
Sep 27 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Herbert Drayton, Board Chair, Coastal Community Foundation
Herbert Drayton, Board Chair, Coastal Community Foundation

Herbert Drayton is the Chair of the Coastal Community Foundation Board of Directors. He has served on the board since 2016 and has served as a member of the Investment Committee and Chair of the Grantmaking & Community Leadership Committee.

Professionally, Herbert is the managing partner of HI Mark Capital. Based in North Charleston, HI Mark Capital invests in Black-owned, women-owned and other minority-owned businesses in the Southeast, seeking both a financial return as well as a social impact. He has enjoyed 20 years of experience establishing, buying, and managing businesses in a variety of industries including healthcare, IT, SaaS, and corporate training. Herbert served honorably in the US Air Force and the US Marine Corps Reserves. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree from the University of Phoenix and an Associate of Applied Sciences degree from the Community College of the Air Force.

As a Charleston native, Herbert is passionate about community service and civic leadership in this region. He serves on the Board of Directors of Roper St Francis Hospital Foundation, Palmetto Goodwill, the Social Justice Racial Equity Collaborative, St. Francis Hospital, Association of Black Foundation Executives, and Fresh Start Visions. He is an Advisory Board member for the School of Business at Charleston Southern University and Past Chair of the Board of One80 Place.

MEETING – Guest Speaker – Rachel Haynie and Katelyn Leblanc, Hollings Cancer Center LOWVELO 2021 @ Hilton Garden Inn
Oct 4 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
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Rachel Haynie, Event Manager

Rachel Haynie is a graduate from the College of Charleston with joint degrees in Business Administration and Hospitality and Tourism Management. She joined LOWELO in 2021, having been in the event management industry for over 15 years working as an Assistant Race Director with the Cooper River Bridge Run. She has also worked with other well-known events in Charleston including the Turkey Day Run and Gobble Wobble, the IOP Connector Run and The Charleston Marathon. Rachel also holds a position on the board of directors for the Kelso Bishop Family Foundation.

Rachel is originally from Baltimore, Maryland, and has called Charleston home for 17 years. She lives in West Ashley with her husband, Ashton, and her two sons, Bryce (2) and Wyatt (8 months). Rachel enjoys spending time with her family including participating in family-friendly community events, boating, horseback riding and baking.

MEETING – Ashton Johnson, Beyond Basic Life Skills @ Hilton Garden Inn/Homewood Suites- Summerville
Oct 11 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

Meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn/Homewood Suites- Summerville. 406 Sigma Dr. Summerville, SC 29483


Meeting – Guest Speaker – Paul Walter, Rotary District Governor @ Hilton Garden Inn
Oct 18 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
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Paul Walter, District Governor

Paul Walter is a member of Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island. He is a native South Carolinian, residing on Hilton Head Island where he has lived since graduating from Wofford College in 1992. He is a Senior Vice President/Area Manager for the Hilton Head market of Pinnacle Financial Partners. Paul has been in his current position since 2002 and in banking since 1992.

He has served in various roles in his Rotary club since 2003 to present. He was Club President in 2013-14 during which time he led the club to Large Club of the Year recognition at the District Conference in March 2014. He has received the District Club Builder Award in 2014-15. He is an RLI graduate, Paul Allen Ten Star Rotarian, a Major Donor, member of the Paul Harris Society, Bequest Society and a Benefactor.

At the District level, he has served as EarlyAct Chair since 2013, District Treasurer from 2016 to 2019, Governor Nominee, Governor Elect and currently serves as District Governor. He received the District Service Above Self Award in 2016-17.

Paul is proudest of his Rotary service with EarlyAct Club of Hilton Head Elementary and Junior Interact Club of Hilton Head Middle School.

Paul and his wife, Jennifer, have been married for eighteen years and have two daughters, Hanna (15) and Celia (13). He is a member, Elder (not currently serving), and former Finance Committee Chair of First Presbyterian Church of Hilton Head Island.

Paul’s interests outside Rotary include spending time with his family, researching genealogy, hunting deer and turkey, and is currently undertaking a new farming venture to plant longleaf pines in Williamsburg County on a family farm.

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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