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Club Officers

District 7720
Governor

Tracey Ivey

President
Mike & Karen Throckmorton

President-Elect
TBD

Vice-President
Sergeant at Arms

TBD

Secretary
Barry Marshall

Treasurer
Vivian Sutton

Past President
Connie Jaklic

Club Directors

Club Service
Joe Easterwood

Community Service
Alton Lane

International Service
Don Johnson

Youth & Vocational Services
Chaz Stunson

Public Relations
Frank Jaklic

Rotary International President
Mark Daniel Maloney

Area 2 ADG
Russell Haddad

 


Rotary Links

Rotary District 7720
Rotary International
Hertford, North Carolina

Rotary International (RI) is a service club that was started in 1905 by four men in Chicago who were seeking fellowship and business connection. RI is the world's first volunteer service organization. Today it comprises 34,000 clubs with over 1.2 million members worldwide.

The goals of Rotary are to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. After years of selfless dedication, RI and its partners, the World Health Organization and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, are close to eradicating polio. Our motto is "Service Above Self".

The Rotary Club of Hertford hosts an annual concert, raising funds for scholarships that are awarded to deserving Perquimans County High School (PCHS) seniors. We also host an annual pancake breakfast that raises fund to support numerous civic projects. We sponsor an Interact Club at PCHS, send students to the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) conference, conduct student essay contests, contribute a book each week to area school libraries, recognize Students of the Month, and present local Teachers of the Year awards. Our Club's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program aids many senior citizens in preparing their income tax return. We also support the Open Door Food Pantry of Perquimans County, and Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust (CART). We continue annually to meet our Polio Plus giving goals, often through annual raffles of articles of value by benevolent donors.

ROTARY DOUBLES COMMITMENT TO
HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY

There are now two ways to become a Rotarian in Hertford. The traditional Rotary Club of Hertford meets at 7 a.m. every Tuesday morning at Captain Bob’s for a breakfast meeting that features a weekly speaker, as well as, conducting Rotary Business. A new Satellite of the Rotary Club of Hertford has been started and meets on the first and third Mondays of the month at Tommy’s Pizza for a lunch meeting at noon. The Three Rivers Satellite Club currently has ten members and is hoping to grow that number in the coming months. The charter members inducted on July 30 are Paul Chappell, Pamela Hurdle, Judy Leftwich, Kim Mason and Chuck O’Keefe. The Satellite Club has done their first Community Service Project. They spent three Saturdays power washing, scraping, priming and painting the façade of the newly acquired Perquimans Arts League Building. They also had their first fundraiser which was selling hot dogs, chips, and drinks at the staging grounds for the Perquimans Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade.

We have also inducted seven new members in our traditional breakfast club during the current Rotary Year which runs from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019.

Rotary is a membership organization whose focus is service following the Rotary International motto of “Service Above Self.” Rotary International has six areas of focus: Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution, Disease Prevention and Treatment, Water and Sanitation, Maternal and Child Health, Basic Education and Literacy, and Economic and Community Development. Projects in local communities and around the world combat these problems using local and global funds from their clubs and the Rotary Foundation—one of the top rated charities on Charity Navigator.

Rotarians have been working on a world-wide project of Polio eradication since the mid 1980’s. We have gone from 350,000 cases per year to only 17 cases thus far in 2018-19. We are counting down to zero and hoping the last case of polio will be this year. It will then take three years of continued immunizations around the world and zero cases of polio to determine that the world is free from polio. It will be only the second communicable disease to be eradicated in the world—the first being smallpox.

Our Tuesday morning club is involved in many projects to enhance the education of our local students. We participate in Hunger Heroes by donating food to go home with students on the weekends and over summer break, and donate books to the Accelerated Reader Program. We award $6,000 a year in scholarships, honor Students of the Month and Teachers of the Year. We provide scholarships for local high school juniors to attend RYLA, the Rotary Youth Leadership Award weekend camp at the 4-H Center in Columbia, NC. We sponsor an essay contest for middle school students. We also participate in VITA, a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, that provides free tax preparation for local folks who meet the income qualification. Our members contribute funds to support Open Door, and CART—Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust. We have held a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser with the proceeds being donated to Alzheimer’s Research. Our members donate countless hours delivering Meals on Wheels, acting as Mystery Readers at the elementary schools, Salvation Army Bell Ringing, placing flags on Veteran’s graves for Memorial Day with the American Legion, as well as, Tutoring and Mentoring. The proceeds from our fundraisers allow us to continue our projects and in addition we provide top notch entertainment each fall when we hold our Annual Scholarship Concert. Last year’s concert featured Tressa Stunson, local singer, as our opening act and Out ‘n the Cold as the main entertainment.

If you are interested in making friends, getting involved, developing leadership skills, enhancing your public speaking talent, modeling public service for your children, engaging in Community and International service projects, and making our community and our world a better place contact a member of either of the local Rotary Clubs or call 919-801-2847 or 252-426-5246.

The Four-Way Test

Of the things we think, say, or do

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

 

Club Meetings

Our club meets each Tuesday at 7:00 a.m. at Captain Bob's Restaurant 310 Highway 17 South Hertford, NC 27944 (Map)
Visitors welcome!


Our satellite club “Three Rivers Satellite Club” of the Rotary Club of Hertford meets at noon on the first and third Mondays of each month at Tommy’s Pizza in Hertford.


Club Activities


Joining Rotary

To join Rotary, a member candidate must attend three club meetings and be nominated for membership by a current member. The nomination is reviewed by the board of directors and approved by the general membership. Though acceptance is not guaranteed, denial is rare. There are certain expectations of all members and those should be explained by the sponsor or a club officer. It is the responsibility of the member to learn what is expected of him/her.

 

 

President Responsibilities:
President-Elect Responsibilities:
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Past President Responsibilities:
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Community Service Responsibilities:
International Service Responsibilities:
Youth & Vocational Services Responsibilities:
Public Relations Responsibilities:
Coins for Alzheimer's Research Trust
Rotary International’s service club for young people
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
Volunteers In Tax Administration
Rotary International President: Responsible for supporting Rotary clubs worldwide by coordinating global programs and initiatives.
Area 2 ADG: Assistant District Governor of the district that Rotary Club of Hertford falls under, and is the assumed successor to the current District Governor