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.


World Polio Day is October 24

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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 – Kelly Haupt & Justin Lee, Charleston Chamber of Commerce @ Hilton Garden Inn
Nov 28 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
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Kelly Killeen-Haupt
Director of Membership Engagement

Kelly Killeen-Haupt is Director of Membership Engagement for the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce. Kelly has served with the Chamber for nearly five years and for over 12 years in the membership capacity, previously serving as membership director in the private club industry. Kelly is a dedicated, mission-focused professional who enjoys being a resource for the business community. Kelly is a graduate of Leadership Discovery and has been recognized by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives for the Dana Ketterling Lifetime Achievement Bronze and Silver Award. Kelly also serves on the board of Carolina Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.

Originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania, Kelly has resided in Charleston since 2003. In her free time, Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband, Al, daughter, Hazel, and being outdoors fishing or visiting a county park.

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Justin Lee
Senior Vice President of Membership & Corporate Partnerships

Justin Lee is Senior Vice President of Membership & Corporate Partnerships for the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce. Justin has spent the past decade helping businesses in our region connect with everything the Charleston Metro Chamber has to offer. He is driven by helping mission-based organizations reach their goal of serving the community.

Justin graduated from the University of South Carolina. He serves on the regional board of Reading Partners SC and is a graduate of Leadership Charleston. In his free time, Justin enjoys spending time with his wife, Stephanie, and two girls Olivia and Juliet, and an occasional round of golf.

MEETING – Tia Lewis, SC Dept of Mental Health @ Hilton Garden Inn
Dec 5 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
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Tia Lewis, Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Center


Tia Lewis is the Clinical Outreach Program Coordinator at Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Center. In this role, she coordinates events to spread the anti-stigma message, improve understanding of mental health to the community, serves as a patient advocate and volunteer coordinator, and assist in marketing events throughout the year. Tia continues to provide therapy to adult patients with chronic mental health diagnoses, and specializing in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Trauma focused interventions. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention- South Carolina chapter for 6 years to help to advocate for more mental health and suicide prevention education and resources for the state.

Tia has a Bachelors from Howard University and two master degrees from New York University and College of Charleston. She is a wife and mother of two, loves music, and sings soprano with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus.

MEETING – Rod Funderburk, Rotary CART Fund @ Hilton Garden Inn
Dec 12 @ 12:15 pm – 2:30 pm
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Rod Funderburk

Rod Funderburk is a charter member of the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo in district 7770 in South Carolina. He has served Rotary in numerous capacities including District Governor in 2015-2016 and District Vice Governor in 2019-2020. Rod is currently President of the CART Fund. He serves as a Regional Coordinator for the Mid-Atlantic Division of Rotary Leadership Institute. He is a Ten Star Rotarian, Rotary Foundation Major Donor, Paul Harris Society member, a Benefactor, and a Bequest Society member.

Rod graduated from University of South Carolina, is active in his church and his community and is married to his wife, Rowena. In his spare time, Rod serves as an independent energy consultant with Resource Supply Management assisting industrial plants and hospitals with their energy needs.

MEETING – Lavonia Graham, Trident Area Agency on Aging @ Hilton Garden Inn
Dec 19 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
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Lavonia Graham, Trident Area Agency on Aging

Lavonia R. Graham, a Charlestonian native, has been working in the Aging Field for over 20 years as a Community Resource Specialists and a Certified Nursing Assistant. She has an Associate and Bachelor’s degree in Human Services and it was during that time that Lavonia did an internship which Trident Area Agency on Aging where she’s been employed for 15 years as a Community Resource Specialists. With encouragement from friends and family in 2011 she started working on her Master’s Degree in Gerontology and in 2016 she graduated with a Master’s Degree in Long Term Care Administration, Senior Services and Aging Services. On October 21, 2021 Lavonia was awarded the SC Thrive’s Heart of the Region Award for 2021. In her free time Lavonia loves spending time with her family and planning for her upcoming cruise!

NO MEETING – Christmas Holiday
Dec 26 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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