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About Us

East Chapel Rotary Club is a 150-member service organization and part of Rotary International, a network of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs worldwide. More than 50 years old, the club is built on the principle of “service above self” as evidenced through our service to a variety of local, national and international projects.

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Who We Are

East Chapel Hill Rotary

Since 1968 it has been our mission to serve our community through service projects, weekly programs, and fellowship.

  • 150+ member service organization
  • Active in Chapel Hill-Carrboro since 1968
  • Interesting and informative weekly meetings – currently hybrid – in-person and Zoom
  • Enjoy camaraderie, learn from others and engage in projects locally and/or abroad
  • Membership spans businesses, professions, nonprofits, universities, government, and retirees
  • Meet new people – diverse, talented, curious, giving, interested, and interesting

Weekly meetings
Fridays 12:45-1:45 pm
Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel
One Europa Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

View our Speaker Calendar and let us know when you would like to visit by completing the Connect With Us form below. Lunch will be on us! 

We offer engaging and informative weekly programs and the opportunity to socialize and interact with a diverse group of individuals and community leaders.

Note: We currently offer hybrid club meetings. If you cannot join in person, you can attend our meetings via Zoom. Complete the Attend a Meeting form so we can send you the Zoom meeting link.

    What We Do

    Serve Our Community

    East Chapel Hill Rotary offers a broad range of local service projects and volunteer opportunities, including:

    Build the Future

    Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) for high school juniors

    150+ Club members

    Founded 1968

    Club History

    1960s

    • 1968 – East Chapel Hill Rotary founded

    1970s

    1973: Meetings moved to the Holiday Inn on Fordham Blvd

    1980s

    1980: Club membership reaches 100 members

    1990s

    1995: Fundraisers become main source of funding for projects

    2000s

    2008: Teacher Supply Store project begins

    2010s

    2018: East Chapel Hill Rotary celebrates its 50th anniversay

    2020s

    2019: Green Team founded

    East Chapel Hill Rotary Foundation

    The East Chapel Hill Rotary Club Foundation has one function: to support East Chapel Hill Rotary Club’s charitable and service projects.

    The Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit in order to accept financial contributions as tax-deductible gifts. As a result, the Foundation operates independently from the East Chapel Hill Rotary Club.

    Ways to Give

    Paul Harris Fellowship
    represents a $1,000 gift to the Rotary International Foundation not the East Chapel Hill Rotary Club Foundation. Should you prefer to make the gift to the Club Foundation we will award you one of the many Paul Harris Fellowships that the Club has banked with Rotary International.

    Rominger Fellowship
    Named for Phil Rominger; the founder of the East Chapel Hill Rotary Club. He was our first president and he made the lead gift of $50,000 when the endowment was established. A gift of $5,000 qualifies one for the Rominger Fellowship. Multi-year pledges are welcome.

    The Legacy Society
    A relatively new category that has generated a lot of interest. The $10,000 commitment may be completed either as a living gift or at the time of death as stipulated in the person’s will or gift agreement. It is also possible to create a combination of both. The completion of the Legacy gift allows the awarding of two Rominger Fellowships.

    The Foundation is honored and privilege to have all gifts and pledges no matter the amount and the timetable.

    Dicky Baddour serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the East Chapel Hill Rotary Club Foundation. Please contact Dicky about the Foundation at rabaddour@gmail.com.

    $1,000,000 Endowment

    Transforming gifts into service projects

    The Rotary Foundation

    The Rotary Foundation helps fund our humanitarian activities, from local service projects to global initiatives. The Rotary Foundation helps members advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace by improving health, providing quality education, improving the environment, and alleviating poverty.

    What impact can one donation have?

    • For as little as 60¢ a child can be protected from polio.
    • $50 can provide clean water to help fight waterborne illnesses.
    • $500 can launch an antibullying campaign and create a safe environment for children.

      Rotary International

      Rotary International supports Rotary clubs worldwide by coordinating global programs and initiatives. Rotary members believe we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. We provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. Our 46,000+ clubs work together to:

      • Promote peace
      • Fight disease
      • Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
      • Save mothers and children
      • Support education
      • Grow local economies
      • Protect the environment

      1.4 Million global members