Rotary International (www.rotary.org): Rotary’s motto is “Service Above Self”. Rotary is a worldwide service organization of more than 1.2 million people. Members provide humanitarian service and help build goodwill and peace in the world. The Charlotte Rotary Clubs focus their service both locally and participate in international initiatives such as Polio eradication, clean water projects, and literacy.
Charlotte West Rotary (www.charlottewestrotary.org): The club meets every Wednesday at the Morehead Inn at 12:15. It recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Key projects include an annual scholarship program with West Mecklenburg High School and support of Novant Health’s Community Care Cruiser.
Charlotte Evening (www.charlotteeveningrotary.com): The evening club meets every Monday from 6-7PM at Duckworth's uptown. The club’s activities include many partnerships with outstanding local service organizations such as The Sandbox, Hospitality House, and the Charlotte Rescue Mission.
NewGen Peacebuilders is a youth peace education program designed for high school and university students (14 to 25). It draws on principles of peace education familiar to Rotary Peace Fellows as well as best practices in peace and global education for youth. The program was designed by Rotary Peace Fellow Patricia Shafer (US) with collaboration and input from Rotary Peace Fellows Phill Gittins (UK), Carla Lineback (US) and Pranisa Ekachote (Thailand). One of the key elements/outcomes of this youth peace education program is a team peace education project that youth complete. These projects have spanned education inequality, poverty, domestic violence, international/cultural bridgebuilding and peace conference planning and management. The program content is global/universal in nature, but also adapted/adaptable to local language, issues and cultural circumstances.
SFTL is a 4 day/3 night premier leadership experience sponsored by Rotary District 7680 with curriculum designed and facilitator training provided by a global leader in executive training, Center for Creative Leadership
Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self. Find out how serious leadership can be seriously fun.
Rotaract clubs bring together people ages 18-30 to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service.
Students learn a new language, discover another culture, and truly become global citizens. Exchanges for students 15 to 19 years old are sponsored by Rotary clubs in more than 100 countries.