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Concord Rotary Celebrates 100 Years of Service

Photography: Michael A. Anderson Photography


The Concord Rotary Club celebrated its centennial birthday with a Gala Event on Oct 19th at the Hotel Concord with over 100 Rotarians, guests, and distinguished members gathering to honor and give tribute to Concord Rotary’s legacy.

  • Pat Horton, the Chair for the event commented, “It is such an honor to be a Rotarian and a Paul Harris Fellow. This service organization helps others by giving back to our community through local service projects such as the construction of ROTARY Square in downtown Concord and the playground at J.W. McGee Park.”

In addition, The Concord Rotary Club assists with collecting food for the Salvation Army, supports the local Junior Charity League, provides dental and medical services in Peru, partners with Afton Sunset Rotary with the School Tools venture and they are currently working toward installing bike repair stations on The Brown Mill Mountain Bike Trail.

  • Concord Mayor, Bill Dusch, said, “I have been involved with Concord Rotary in many ways for over 50 years making it a great honor to have joined my fellow Rotarians at our 100th Celebration. As you look around our community, the impact of the Rotary motto “Service Above Self” can be seen everywhere with the projects we have supported and people we have helped.”

In closing, Tracy La Bolt Oberst, Rotary President commented “We are always looking for community-minded people that are passionate in their endeavor to make the world a better place! We hold our lunch meetings on Wednesdays! Come join us!

Cabarrus County’s Rich Tradition of Rotary Clubs

Who are Rotary Clubs for? These civic-minded clubs are geared toward business and professional leaders, entrepreneurs, and small business owners looking to connect and participate in service to the community. Cabarrus County has five Rotary Clubs that meet on different days and times across the county.

What impact have Rotary clubs made in Cabarrus County?

Concord Rotary Club
Meets Wednesdays @ 12:25 PM | City Club at Gibson Mill

Kannapolis Rotary Club
Meets Tuesdays @ Noon | Kannapolis Train Station

  • 🚂 The Village Park Rotary Express, aka Winterland Express, runs as part of the Festival of Lights during the holidays. Reserve your seat and learn more about its history.

Rotary Club of Cabarrus County
Meets Thursdays @ 7:30am | Atrium Health Cabarrus Family Medicine

  • 🦋 🎶 Disc Golf Course, Butterfly Garden, and Rotary Harmony Park at Frank Liske Park and the Dog Run at Vietnam Veteran’s Park. ➡️ Learn more about these projects.

Afton Sunset Rotary Club
Meets Tuesdays @ 6:00pm | High Branch Brewing Company at Gibson Mill

  • School Tools donation drive every year and is currently selling fresh Fraser Fir Holiday Wreaths, direct from Ashe County.

Southwest Rotary Club
Meets Tuesdays @ 11:45am | The Rocky River Golf Club

  • Co-hosts the Harrisburg 5K, hosts A Night to Remember (benefits Alzheimer’s research), and is currently participating in Wreaths Across America (order by Nov 28th).



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