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Rotary is one of the largest service organizations in the world with over 1.2 million members and 34,000 clubs around the world.

Rotary Basics

Ethics is a big part of Rotary with the Four-Way Test being the official guide for Rotary.  Learn More


The Rotary Club of Charlotte is the oldest and largest club in the district 7680 and we celebrated 100 years of service in December, 2016.

History Overview
The First Four Rotarians 

First 75 Years: a history of the first 75 years of the Rotary Club or Charlotte
Full Book (1-126) 27MB  
Part 1 Introductory Parts (1-14) 2MB
Part 2 Our Time & Place (15-34) 6MB
Part 3 Recollections, projects (35-62) 7MB
Part 4 Annuals (63-123) 11MB
Part 5 Trivia, Sponsors (124-126) 1MB 

Club Presidents

Powell's Recollections:  Powell Majors, 33rd president of our Club from 1946-1947, has known all former members to hold that office with the exception of our first president, Rogers W. Davis.   Learn More

North Carolina's First Rotary Clubs


Awards and Honors are part of our organization and we have been blessed with many great Rotarians and community leaders.

Honorary Members

Distinguished Rotarians

RI Avenues of Service Citations

RI Service Above Self Award

District 7680 Service Above Self Award

Perfect Attendance

Excellence in Leadership Award

100% Paul Harris Fellow Club
Paul Harris Fellows - Learn More 



2018 - 2019 Charlotte Rotary Leadership

2017 - 2018 Charlotte Rotary Leadership

2016 - 2017 Charlotte Rotary Leadership

2015 - 2016 Charlotte Rotary Leadership

2014 - 2015 Charlotte Rotary Leadership

2013 - 2014 Charlotte Rotary Leadership

2018 - 2019 Rotary International Leadership
Rotary International President


Charlotte Rotary is a club dedicated to actively fostering the core values of Rotary: the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; high ethical standards in business and professions; the application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life; and the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

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The best way to stay informed about Rotary and our club is through our newsletter, "The Reporter."  It will be emailed to you once a week.


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In 2013, Charlotte Rotary became one of the largest clubs in the world to achieve 100% Paul Harris Fellow Club - Learn More

Every Year, Rotary has a float in the 
Tournament of Roses Parade - Learn More

50 things to know about Rotary - Learn More



Youth Services is a large part of Rotary and the Rotary Club of Charlotte.  The following are various programs we are involved with:

Rotary Youth Exchange: full year and summer programs for high school students to live and study abroad.  Learn more

Scholarships:  The Rotary Club of Charlotte provides scholarships through three avenues - Children of our local First Responders through our 9/11 scholarships, a General Scholarship, and Merit Awards for High School Principals to nominate a student.

9/11 Scholarships

1921 Scholarships

Rotary Merit Awards

Rotaract:  Rotary's youth organization for youth 18-30, typically college oriented. Charlotte sponsors a Rotaract Club at Queens University.  Learn More

Interact:  Rotary's youth organization for High School students.  Charlotte sponsors an Interact Club at Myers Park High School.
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The Annual Report for Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation is released January, 2015-2016

Charlotte Rotary to celebrate 100 years of service December 1, 2016



Our luncheons are on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 at the Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites, 201 S. McDowell Street, Charlotte, NC. 

Please arrive by 12:15 - doors open at 11:45.  Free parking is available in the attached parking deck.

The dress is Business Attire




Charlotte has 19 Rotary clubs that meet every day of the week, except Sunday.  Learn More


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