Rotary Club #21570

Meetings are held every Monday at 12:30pm at Zebra Restaurant, 4521 Sharon Rd.

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Vision Statement: We are a diverse fellowship of service-oriented professionals actively commtted to improving our community and the world.

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60 days until the World Wine Tasting Tour at Audi Charlotte!

Thanks to all our club’s  Rotarians who have donated items to be used in the Live and Silent Auctions during the event.  Gregg Walker and Hadley Perry-Pacheco have done a great job in securing addition items.  You can see the current list of auction items on the Event web page.

Order your tickets now on Eventbrite!

Go to the Event page and click on the orange “Buy Tickets” button.  When you are on the Eventbrite site, please enter the second name (and two guests) in the appropriate data blocks.

We will have our wine case order forms soon!  This represents a savings of 15% – 25% savings off retail.

Meeting 04/07/14 – Rabbi Judy Schlinder discusses the Holocaust

A very special presentation today, on the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto upraising in World Word Two, discussed the Holocaust.

Rabbi Judith Schindler came to Temple Beth El as an Associate Rabbi in 1998 and was named Senior Rabbi in 2003. Prior to coming to Charlotte, she was an Associate Rabbi at Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale, New York. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Tufts University in 1988 (magna cum laude), her Master’s from the Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles in 1993, and was ordained at the Hebrew Union College in New York in 1995. Rabbi Schindler has done additional coursework at York University in England, Tel Aviv University, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and the Jerusalem campus of the Hebrew Union College.


Rabbi Schindler was named Charlotte Woman of the Year in 2011. She was named Charlotte Jewish Woman of Strength in 2004, was a recipient of the 2008 Humanitarian Award from the Charlotte Coalition for Social Justice, the 2008 Mecklenburg Ministries Interfaith Clergy Award the 2008 Charlotte Business Guild Don King Community Service “Bridge Builder” Award, and was selected as one of Charlotte’s USA 20: Celebrating Dynamic Women in 2010.


Meeting 03/31/14 – Distict Attorney Andrew Murray

We welcomed District Attorney Andrew Murray to our club today.  He presented an interesting overview of his office and the many functions it performs in service to the citizens of Mecklenburg County.

Chief among the many challenges his staff must address is the growing number of cases that must be prosecuted.  DA Murray illustrated the process that he and his staff conduct on a weekly basis to review cases and to decide which are to be brought to trial and which are to be pled to a lesser charge.  The seriousness of the crime is a primary determinant, but he and his staff have a scoring sheet which guide them to provide consistency across all manner of crime.   As a result, the number of cases tried, and convictions, are up.


During this meeting, we inducted a new member and recognized those CSR members leaving bequeaths to the Rotary Foundation.

Meeting 03/24/14 – CSR Project Review

We spent our meeting discussing the projects that were funded by the CSR Charitable Foundation.  We have eight projects in 2014 and we learned more about them in our meeting.


Cindy Clark outlined how  Chameleon’s Journey, a grief camp for children, helps kids who have experienced the loss of a parent, guardian, or other significant person.


Joe Canady describes how the McClintock Middle School (PIE) helps at-risk youth (and their parents) with reading.


Shannon Emmanuel presented the Y-Readers program. This is a national program that started at the Harris YMCA!


Julie Freeland defined how the SEALS Legacy Foundation helps families of SEALs killed in action with necessary ancillary expenses, such as travel and help around the house.


Noel Humphries and a business partner founded Patriots Path, a local organization that helps post-9/11 veterans in their transition to civilian life, especially with training on job skills.







Meeting 03/17/14 – Modern Ireland with Dr. John Young

Today’s program will feature: R. John Young, Ph.D  is the founder and chairman of the McLaughlin Group and was recently named Honorary Consul of Ireland for North Carolina.  He will be sharing observations on modern Ireland, including the social / economic factors driving the growth of the Celtic tiger.

John is an international authority on the leadership of change and especially its impact on trusted and effective leadership, organizational performance, and employee health and productivity.  For more than 30 years he has been coaching chief executives and their direct reports to lead change.