Mardi Gras Party

Join us for a Mardi Gras Dance Party on Friday, March 1, 2019, from 7:00 to 11:00, at Duke’s Restaurant & Wine Bar, located at 335 Main Avenue SW in Hickory, NC.


Doors open at 7:00 pm, with America’s Got Talent finalist, Ulysses Long performing from 7:00 to 8:00 pm, followed by Big Band Centerpiece from 8:00 to 11:00 pm. Costumes are welcomed. A full buffet of salmon, prime rib, scallops, and chicken, along with dancing, and a cash bar will be included with the price of admission, which is $35 per person. Steak dinners will be available upon request at the same price. Tickets for only the dance are $10. Proceeds from the event will be used to fund scholarships to CVCC for economically challenged students who otherwise would not be able to attend classes.
For tickets, call Bob Steiger at 828-303-0057, email Gavin or message us here.


AFS Exchange Students Visit Hickory Sunrise Rotary Club


This week, we welcomed four students spending a year at Hickory High School as part of the AFS-USA foreign student exchange program, coordinated locally by our own Dan Green. Dan introduced us to Lara from Turkey, Peak from Thailand, Vivian from Austria and the effervescent Mina from Tunisia. Sergeant at Arms Wayne challenged various victims to interpret a sentence from each of the guests in their native language, which raked in a good quantity of dollar fines.

We wish all of our visitors a happy and educational stay in our community.

Welcome President Phil

June 22nd saw the end of our Rotary year and the passing of the gavel from President Michael (on left with the inappropriately large grin) to incoming President Phil. A big thanks to Michael for his leadership over a very successful past year, which saw the club recognized as the District’s best small club and, more importantly, raise and distribute record amounts for scholarships to Catawba Valley Community College, represented at the meeting by Teresa Biggs (right), Executive Director, CVCC Foundation.