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Visit to the Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island


Rotary Club of Hickory Sunrise member Ric Vandett presents a pound of “Hickory Sunrise Rotary Roast” to Linda Neff of the Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island at that club’s first meeting since Hurricane Matthew hit the Island in early October. The coffee is a special blend created by Hickory Sunrise member Scott Owen who owns a coffee shop in Hickory.

ACAP offers help for adults caring for aging parents


At our meeting on October 5th, Ric Vandett introduced Dr. Jane Everson, co-founder of Adult Children of Aging Parents (ACAP), who presented an interesting program on the valuable work that organization does to help adults caring for aging parents. The group has a chapter in Hickory that meets every second Tuesday at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church at 7:00 p.m. Their 2nd Annual Conference will be in Hickory on Saturday, November 5. Information about ACAP can be found at

District Governor Visits Hickory Sunrise Rotary Club


Hickory Sunrise Rotary Club was delighted to welcome District Governor Gary Dills to our meeting on September 21st 2016.

Governor Gary  presented a program on the overall Rotary International theme of “Rotary Serving Humanity.” He shared opportunities for service and for club growth. He suggested annual goals for giving to the fight against polio and the CART campaign for Alzheimer’s research. He also mentioned the Young Leaders and Leadership District Conference that will be held in Hickory April 28-30.

In the absence of our fearless leader, Michael Wimberly, immediate past president Bob Rinehart chaired the meeting and, in a fit of reckless generosity, presented Governor Gary with not one, but two club banners.