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.

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.

Cheerful business owners standing with open blackboard

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

Nov
2
Mon
MEETING – Pauline Levesque, District 7770 Governor @ Hilton Garden Inn - Airport
Nov 2 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Pauline Levesque, Rotary District 7770 Governor
Pauline Levesque, Rotary District 7770 Governor

Pauline Levesque District Governor, District 7770 in 2020-2021. Pauline is a member of the Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach.

Pauline has been a Rotarian for 33 years. She has held many positions in District 7770 including Assistant Governor for Area 10, Training Committees, District Conference Committee Chairs and for the over 5 years on the District Foundation Committee handling District Grant Closing Reports.

She is also a graduate of RLI, Ten Star Member and received the District Distinguished Service Award in 2017. She has been a member of the Myrtle Beach Club since 2006 having served in many club leadership roles. She was named Rotarian of the Year in 2008.

Her Rotary career began when she was asked to join as the first female member and later elected as the First Female President of the Southington Rotary Club, Connecticut, during 1990 – 1991. She served a second term as Club President 2000 – 2001. She earned the RI Presidential Citation both years and achieved RI Presidents CHALLENGE 2001.

Levesque was also the District 7980 Assistant Governor 2002-2003 and in 2004 she was chosen District Rotarian of the Year. That same year the Southington Rotary Club bestowed a Lifetime Achievement Award. She served that club for 18 years.
Pauline is a supporter of the Rotary International Foundation. She has been the organizer of numerous fundraising events in support of Polio Plus and the Foundation. She is a Paul Harris Fellow, Benefactor, Sustaining Member, and a member of the Paul Harris Society. She strives to be an everyday philanthropist.
Pauline holds a Master of Management from the Cambridge College, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Her career has been varied working as the CEO/President and/or Director in roles in banking, Chamber of Commerce, Trade Organizations and Education. She moved to Myrtle Beach to take a position as CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association. Currently, she is in a Business Development role at Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts.

Pauline is involved in numerous business and community volunteer positions in the Myrtle Beach Area. Among her most cherished life achievements is her marriage to Ron Levesque, husband of 50 years, five children and seven grandchildren.

Nov
23
Mon
MEETING – Guest Speaker – Lou Mello, Million Dollar Dinner for the Rotary Foundation @ Hilton Garden Inn - Airport
Nov 23 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Lou Mello, Past District Governor

Lou Mello is a graduate of the Ohio State University and taught high school and coached football and basketball prior to entering the Ocean Transportation Industry.

Lou and his wife Teresa have lived in Mt Pleasant since April of 1999 and he joined Rotary in August 1999.

Lou has served as District Governor in 2013-2014 and has served as an Assistant Governor, Foundation Advocate, and District 7770 Paul Harris Society Chair. Lou has also served as Zone 33 PHS Coordinator. Lou has also served as District 7770 Foundation Chair 2014-2017 and District Council on Legislation Representative 2017-2020.

Lou is the District Rotary Youth Exchange Chair and has served on the District Committee since 2013-2014. Lou has also chaired the District 7770 Ambassadorial Global Scholar Committee for 6 years.

Lou has also served as Zone Institute GETS Trainer in 2015-16 and DGN Trainer in 2014-15.

Lou is a Foundation Major Donor Level 3 and Bequest Society Level 4 and a Paul Harris Society Charter Member in District 7770.

Lou received the Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service in 2007-2008 and was recognized as 2010-2011 Rotarian of the Year in District 7770.

Lou will be attending his 12th Rotary International Convention in Hawaii in June 2020. Done Virtually.

Dec
7
Mon
MEETING – Guest Speaker – Dr. Christine Holmstedt – Medical Director, MUSC Comprehensive Stroke Center- NIH StrokeNet Research Program “FASTEST” Trial @ Hilton Garden Inn - Airport
Dec 7 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

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.

News

Polio update – May 2020

Here are the 4 most asked questions about Polio and Rotary’s involvement:
-Which vaccine are we using and why?
-Why are we vaccinating in so many countries?
-What caused the increase in wild polio cases in 2019?
-How is Covid-19 affecting the fight against polio?

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Lose yourself in generous service and every day can be a most unusual day, a triumphant day, an abundantly rewarding day!

William Arthur Ward

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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.

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