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.

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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. 

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

Aug
22
Mon
MEETING – Frank Lapsley, General Manager, North Charleston Coliseum Complex @ Hilton Garden Inn
Aug 22 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
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Frank Lapsley, General Manager, North Charleston Coliseum Complex

Frank Lapsley is the General Manager of the North Charleston Coliseum Complex that includes the Coliseum, Performing Arts Center and the Greater Charleston Convention Center, the new 2,500 space parking garage and City offices for parking staff & the South Carolina Stingrays. He oversees the day to day operations that included marketing, booking, operating and maintaining the facilities that make up the campus. He assumed the role in December 2015. Prior to North Charleston, he spent 11 years overseeing the Cabarrus Arena & Event Center complex outside of Charlotte, NC.

Frank is a native of Boston, MA and grew up on Cape Cod. He attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and graduated with a degree in Sports Management focusing on facility management.

He is employed by ASM Global, the Philadelphia based sports & entertainment facility management company that oversees 300+ stadium, arena, theater & convention centers throughout the US and internationally. He has been with ASM for 17 years.

Frank has been on the pre-opening and opening management teams for several arena and stadium projects across the country. One of those projects included the North Charleston Coliseum 30 years ago.

Frank is engaged professionally and civically through his involvement with several organizations including the Board of Governors / Directors for the Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Charleston Sports Commission, Joint Base Charleston, the Lowcountry Food Bank, Cooper River Bridge Run as well as a catechist for more than 10 years teaching confirmation in the Catholic Church.

Frank and his wife, Joelle live in Mt Pleasant, SC with their two children, Declan & Gage Elizabeth.

Aug
29
Mon
MEETING – Bob Inglis, republicEn.org @ Hilton Garden Inn
Aug 29 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
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Bob Inglis, Executive Director republicEn.org

Bob Inglis is the Executive Director of republicEn.org. He was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1992, having never run for office before. He represented Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina, from 1993-1998, unsuccessfully challenged U.S. Senator Fritz Hollings in 1998, and then returned to the practice of commercial real estate law in Greenville, S.C. In 2004, he was re-elected to Congress and served until losing re- election in the South Carolina Republican primary of 2010.

In 2011, Inglis went full-time into promoting free enterprise action on climate change and launched the Energy and Enterprise Initiative (“E&EI”) at George Mason University in July 2012. In the fall of 2014, E&EI rebranded to become republicEn.org.

republicEn is a growing grassroots community of over 10,000 Americans educating the country about free-enterprise solutions to climate change. The organization is a 501)c)(3) operation hosted at the George Mason University Foundation and educates, recruits and organizes conservative voices for action on climate change.

For his work on climate change Inglis was given the 2015 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. He appears in the film Merchants of Doubt and in the Showtime series YEARS of Living Dangerously (episodes 3 and 4), and he’s spoken at TEDxBeaconStreet and TEDxJacksonville.


About republicEn.org
republicEn.org is a 501(c)(3) educational initiative based at George Mason University. We conduct educational programming on the power of free-enterprise solutions to climate change. Our growing community of over 10,000 “republicEns” is dedicated to building an #EcoRight movement to apply conservative principles to climate action.
The organization is a
501(c)(3) operation hosted at the George Mason University Foundation
educates, recruits and organizes conservative voices for action on climate change

Aug
31
Wed
Service Project – Lowcountry Orphan Relief, Packing Kits @ Lowcountry Orphan Relief
Aug 31 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

1. Parking: There is designated volunteer and guest parking in the front of LOR’s office (brick building). If all parking spots in the front of the office are filled, please park on the side of LOR’s office in the grass/gravel labeled “employee parking.”

2. Signing In and Out: All guests are required to enter through the front door of LOR’s office (front of brick building). This is where you will sign in. We do ask that volunteers also sign out after completing their shift.

3. How to dress: Dress in comfy clothes. You will typically be moving around a bunch while volunteering with us, so we want to make sure you are comfortable during your shift.

4. Directions: If you’ve haven’t been to LOR before or haven’t been here in a while, LOR now has a NEW entrance, with only one way in and one way out right off of St. John’s Ave. & Truxtun Ave. We are still located on the old navy base in North Charleston: 1850 Truxtun Ave. North Charleston, SC 29405.  Be on the lookout for our LARGE white LOR sign at the entrance.

Sep
5
Mon
NO MEETING – LABOR DAY
Sep 5 all-day

Labor Day Holiday – Enjoy !!!

Sep
12
Mon
MEETING – Gil Jacobs, World Affairs Council @ Hilton Garden Inn
Sep 12 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
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Gill Jacobs

After serving 40 years with United States Government, Gil Jacobs retired in 2011 from the Department of Homeland Security. During his service Gil served as the Director of the Records Division, Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service responsible for the maintenance, transferring, and location of over 60 million Alien files and 500 million microfilm and microfiche files. He later served as the Director of the Washington Processing Center, a jointly run Department of Justice and Department of State Agency, responsible for the administration of the in-country refugee Program in the former Soviet Union. Later postings included Regional Immigration Attache’, US Embassy Copenhagen where he administered US immigration law enforcement, adjudications, training, and intelligence gathering in Denmark, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Upon returning to the US Gil assumed the position of Director of Management for the US Asylum Program and Chief of Staff, for the National Security and Records Verification Directorate of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Agency, Department of Homeland Security. During his tenure as Chief of Staff the US Genealogy and E-Verify Programs were initiated.

Jacobs is currently on the Board of Directors of the World Affairs Council of Charleston.

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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