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

April 16

Gary chesson, Founding Partner, Trinity Development

Gary Chesson has always known he wanted to be his own boss.  The Durham native grew up in the real estate business as his father was a residential developer.  While attending high school, the two drove around Durham touring real estate projects as his dad talked about them.  “It felt like he was speaking Russian,” Chesson, 51 says.  “I didn’t understand a word of what he was saying, but somehow it all sunk in for me.”

April 23

Tiffany ervin, executive director, CART (Coins for alzheimer’s research trust)

Tiffany Ervin is the Executive Director of CART, a non-profit grassroots organization that provides “seed” money for cutting-edge, high-impact research grants to help find a treatment or cure for Alzheimer’s Disease.  Tiffany is an award-winning spokesperson, keynote speaker, and television/radio host.  She brings professionalism, enthusiasm, and inspiration through her presentations and interactive seminars.  And fully embraces herself as a Rotary Geek!

April 30

dr. william downs, university president, gardner-webb university

A Raleigh native, Downs earned his BA in Political Science from North Carolina State University in 1988, and he holds MA (1990) and PhD (1994) degrees in Political Science from Emory University.  Dr. Downs grew up in an academic family, with both parents on the faculty at NCSU.  Before his appointment at Gardner-Webb, Downs was Dean of the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Political Science, and W. Keats Sparrow Distinguished Chair in a diverse academic college.  

may 7

rodney pitts, owner and chairman,
southern elevator company

Rodney Pitts graduated from Duke University in 1968, from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in 1970, and the University Louvain in Belgium in 1971.  He went to New York for his first job at AEA Investors in 1971.  In 1991, he purchased Southern Elevator Company in order to build the leading regional elevator company in the Carolinas and Virginia. 

2023 9/11 Scholarship Golf Classic

The Rotary Club of Charlotte’s 21st Annual 9-11 Scholarship Golf Classic will be held Monday, September 18th at Pine Lakes Country Club in Mint Hill.

Following the events of September 11th, Charlotte Rotary committed to provide support through a scholarship fund for the children of the first responders that protect and serve our community. Since 2002 our club has awarded 544 four-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, auction items or playing in the tournament.

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.


Edwin Peacock becomes
the 107th President of Charlotte Rotary

Rotary Years run from July 1st to June 30th.  President William (Bradley) finishes up his outstanding year, and President Edwin (Peacock III) is installed as the 107th President of Charlotte Rotary.

Edwin is a 20-year Rotarian and service has been a way of life for him and his family.  He served on Charlotte City Council and as a Trustee to several arts organizations.  Edwin is married to Amy Rupertus Peacock and is President of the Pomfret Financial Company, Inc.




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: