Local Networking

From leaders to up and comers
our organization provides the best place for
professional women and men to connect

Local Networking

From leaders to up and comers
our organization provides the best place for
professional women and men to connect

Local Networking

From leaders to up and comers
our organization provides the best place for
professional women and men to connect


Upcoming Luncheons

July 16

keith stanely,
president & ceo, university city partners

Starting this role in January 2023, Keith is responsible for implementing the overall Strategic Vision Plan for University City released in 2021.  He will also focus on building the University City brand, increasing community engagement efforts, and supporting small business and entrepreneurial opportunities in University City.

July 23

jeff smithberger,
Division Director, Solid Waste and Recycling

Jeff Smithberger is the director of Solid Waste and Recycling, a division of the Mecklenburg County Land Use and Environmental Services Agency.  He is responsible for managing the short and long-term priorities associated with solid waste procession, overseeing solid waste programs and four full-service recycling centers, capital project planning, and conducting residential and business community outreach efforts focusing on sustainability and waste reduction.  

July 30

Pat McCrory,
American Politician and Businessman

Pat McCrory is an American politician and businessman who served as the 74th Governor of North Carolina from 2013 to 2017.  Born on Oct. 17, 1956, in Columbus, Ohio, McCrory grew up in Greensboro, NC.  Before his tenure as governor, he was the Mayor of Charlotte from 1995 to 2009, making him the city’s longest-serving mayor.  A member of the Republican Party, McCrory’s governorship focused on issues such as tax reform, transportation, and education.  After his term as governor, McCrory has remained active in politics and public affairs.

august 6

kevin kendrick
district governor
district 7680

Kevin Kendrick, born in Detroit in 1956, had a 25-year FBI career, culminating as a Special Agent in Charge in Charlotte.  Post-retirement, he has led Rotary and community initiatives, notably in Midland, MI and Charlotte, NC, promoting education, cultural awareness, and volunteerism.

2024 First Responders Scholarship Luncheon

The Rotary Club of Charlotte’s 22nd Annual 9-11 Scholarship Fundraising Event will be held Friday, September 13th at Charlotte City Club, 121 W Trade St, 32nd Floor.

Following the events of 9-11, Charlotte Rotary committed to providing support through a scholarship fund for the children of the first responders who protect and serve our community. Since 2002 our club has awarded over 90 multi-year scholarships to families of Charlotte-Mecklenburg first responders!

This year, our goal is to raise $75,000, and you can help through sponsorships, general donations, and attending this year’s scholarship luncheon.

Celebrating MECK-DEC Day

The Rotary Club of Charlotte celebrated Meck-Dec Day, May 20th. 

The citizens of Mecklenburg County declared their independence on May 20th 1775,  a full year before the nation as a whole did.  The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence was delivered to the Continental Congress in Philadelphia by Captain James Jack.


Kim Brattain becomes
the 108th President of Charlotte Rotary

Rotary Years run from July 1st to June 30th.  On June 25, 2024, a ceremony was held to celebrate President Edwin’s (Peacock) outstanding year, and to install President Kim (Brattain) as the 108th President of Charlotte Rotary.

Kim is the Founder, Owner, and CEO of Kim Brattain Media, a video and film production company in Charlotte, NC. Kim, a former Emmy Award-winning news anchor, founded Kim Brattain Media in 2008 to create compelling videos that elevate businesses.  Under her leadership, the company has garnered 32 Telly Awards, nine Muse Awards, two Davey Awards, and numerous film festival accolades.  Kim joined Charlotte Rotary on March 15, 2016.  Since the beginning, she has been a dedicated and dynamic club member, bringing her leadership and vision to every project and Chair position she undertakes.  Her commitment to service and community engagement is evident through her numerous contributions at both the club and district levels.  Her passion for Rotary’s mission and her drive for excellence make her an inspiring leader, poised to lead our club to new heights.  Kim is married to Allison Clark and is the mother of three grown children, including Sarah-Kathryn Clark, a founding member of our satellite group, the Leadership Impact Group.




Tuesday at the Fairfield Uptown

Charlotte Rotary meets most every Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:30 at the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Charlotte Uptown 201 S. McDowell St. Charlotte, NC 28204

Pay for lunch in advance here: