About Rotary

Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 31,000 Rotary clubs located in 166 countries.  The Rotary Club of Lake Hickory is committed to the motto "Service Above Self" and strives to enrich our community by giving our time, talents and charitable gifts in the name of Rotary.

New Member Information

Rotary is one of the few clubs where membership is by "invitation only".


We are looking for successful men and women who will share in our philanthropic missions and already conduct themselves in the "Four Way Test".

Although no club, organization or company is "all things to all people", Rotary fills the bill for 1,200,00 men and women world-wide.  In the greater Hickory area there are 6 active clubs that support many worthwhile local charities and youth development programs.

To become a member of a Rotary Club, you need to be recommended and nominated by a current member, then voted on by the club you wish to join.


Click to download the Rotary Club of Lake Hickory Application Form (updated 5-25-15).