Rotary Jam

Valentines Dance 2016 Featuring “The Entertainers.”

Hickory Sunrise Rotary’s annual Valentine’s beach party takes place this year on Saturday February 13th at Moretz Mills in North Carolina’s westernmost beach town, beautiful downtown Hickory. As with previous events, proceeds will go towards providing scholarships for deserving local students wishing to attend CVCC.

Music will be provided by legendary beach band The Entertainers.


Tickets are $30 and include a meal. There will be a cash bar and a silent auction. The party starts at 7 pm and runs until 11 pm.

Tickets are going fast, so to avoid missing out, reserve yours by calling 828-303-0057.

When: February 13th 2016, 7 – 11 p.m.

Where: Moretz Mills, 74 8th street SE in downtown Hickory

Why: To raise money for scholarships for deserving local students – and enjoy good music in a great atmosphere

Tickets available from: Any member, or call Bob at 828-303-0057, or email us, tell us how many tickets you need and we’ll hold them for you at the door. Tickets are $30 each and cover dinner and, of course, the music.

Many thanks once again to Tar Heel Wealth Management for providing major sponsorship for the event.



Halloween at the Beach a Great Success

Our Halloween at the Beach fundraiser for education at Moretz Mills was an outstanding success which will allow us to continue and expand our sponsorship of deserving local students at Catawba Valley Community College. Needless to say, it was also a lot of fun! Mark your calendars for the second annual Valentines dance on Saturday February 13th as we stake our claim for Hickory as North Carolina’s westernmost beach town.


Rotarians Richard Tucker, Bob Steiger and Phil Trick prepare the barbecue before the event

An impressive array of costumes was sported by Rotarians…


…and guests.


Music was provided by the Band of Oz


Not even a fire alarm could dampen the spirits of those in attendance, although our efforts to make everyone buy another ticket to get back in were not always successful.


Thanks to all who came and danced the night away. See you in February!





Sunrise Rotary Gears Up for February’s “Jamming at the Beach”

Preparations are well under way for the second annual Rotary Jam, presented by Hickory Sunrise Rotary Club. 2015’s event, which takes place on Valentine’s Day, has a beach theme and will feature music from the Fantastic Shakers, heavy hors d’oeuvres and even shag lessons! More information will be available soon, both here and at our Facebook page.

MegThis morning’s meeting saw a visit from Meg Locke, owner of the event venue, The Crossing at Hollar Mill. Meg’s generosity has been invaluable in keeping down the cost of the event, thus boosting the amount of the money generated from the evening’s festivities that can be dedicated to scholarships.

The club expressed its gratitude to Meg. We really couldn’t hope for a more beautiful venue!