Rotary Jam

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!






Jamming at the Beach Raises $10,000 for Scholarships

Hickory Sunrise Rotary Club’s Jamming at the Beach dance on Valentine’s Day exceeded all expectations both in the the fun that almost 300 guests enjoyed on the night and in the amazing $10,000 raised to sponsor local students at CVCC.

Rotary Jam 2015 BandIt was a freezing cold evening outside, but inside the Hollar Mill things soon heated up thanks to the outstanding performance of the Fantastic Shakers and the tireless dancers.

DancersThanks are due to our great sponsors, BB&T, Junior Shaggers, Copperweld, Auto Fitness Center, Commercial Fabricators Inc., Concept Frames Inc., Dr. Michael Wimberly D,D,S., Neurology Associates Auto Adventure Towing, Foothills Mortgage, DressSwell.

Thanks also to Meg and her staff, who looked after us so well, and to the many donors of items for the silent auction, whose generosity helped make possible the support that we will be able to offer to deserving local students as they continue their education.

Those attendees who asked when we were going to do this again will be pleased to know that plans are already underway for a Halloween dance.


First Annual Rotary Jam a Great Success

The first annual Rotary Jam on Saturday, May 17th 2014 was a fun evening for all, thanks to the music of the amazing Harris Brothers and the outstanding barbecue prepared by Hickory Sunrise Rotarians. The event netted over $4,000 to provide scholarships for deserving students wishing to attend Catawba Valley Community College. There was a show of paintings by local artists, a silent auction and prize drawings throughout the evening.

Rotary Jam Barbecue Servers

Our thanks go to the Harris Brothers for a great performance and especially to all who supported the event by their generous donations for the silent auction – Charles Lisk, Catawba Valley Medical Center, Dan Green, Highland Unfinished Furniture, Lexington Homebrands, Designmaster Furniture, Active Edge, Century Furniture, Patricia A. Warfield, MSE, NCC. NACE Career Coach, Tracy Reece, Southern Furniture and Marriott Hilton Head Resort and Spa. A special thanks also to Sarah Frisbey and Warehouse 18, not only for providing such a wonderful venue, but also for the generous last-minute donations to the silent auction.

We look forward to doing it all again next year!