About Us

The Rotary Club of Greensboro is one of the earliest Rotary clubs, founded in January 1917, twelve years after the founding of the first Rotary club. From the first 42 members, our club has grown to its present size of nearly 300 members. Our membership includes a broad cross-section of our community and spans a range of ages, backgrounds, interests, and occupations. Diversity is one of our greatest strengths.

The Four-Way Test is the foundation for all we do in the club and “Service Above Self” is our constant goal. Our members contribute their time, talent, and leadership skills to our community in a variety of ways in numerous organizations. We offer many opportunities in the club to get involved - the best way to be a Rotarian. Fellowship and camaraderie are also important to us and we enjoy celebrating together, laughing together, and offering expressions of care and concern for members facing the challenges that life brings.

Greensboro Rotary meets every Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30 (sharp!) in the Terrace at the Greensboro Coliseum on West Lee Street. Lunch is served beginning at noon. We welcome visiting Rotarians and guests. There is a $15.00 charge for guests.

Please take the opportunity to explore this website and learn more about Greensboro Rotary – and then come visit us on Wednesdays.

For more information please contact us:

Rotary Club of Greensboro
330 South Greene Street, Suite 304
Greensboro NC 27401
pcash@greensbororotary.org
336-292-4806

Pat Vreeland

President

Bobby Bain

President Elect

Doug Copeland

Immediate Past President and Vice President

Bert Davis, Jr

Treasurer

Ken Keller

Secretary

Pam Cash

Club Administrator

 

Greg Holland, ‘16                                                   Judy Peters, ‘17                         

David Moff, ‘16                                                        Ford Bowers, ‘17

Pat Soenksen, ‘16                                                   D.J. O’Brien, ‘18

Matt Logan, ‘16                                                       Samantha Magill, ‘18

Bobby Bain, ‘17                                                       Ron Wilson, ‘18                        

Lori Haddock, ‘17                                                  Patty Aiken, ‘18          

 

 

COMMITTEES

 

CLUB SERVICE – ADMINISTRATION AND PROGRAMS Pat Soenksen, Chair

 Attendance – Judy Peters 

 Audit Liaison – Brady Mink 

 By-Laws Committee – Tom Watkins

 Chaplain (Invocation Chair) – Jay Lambeth

 District Meetings – Andy Hines

 Family of Rotary – Anne Hurd, Lacy Baynes 

 Nominating – Doug Copeland, Immediate Past President

 Sgt. at Arms - Bob Sawyer, Sticky Burch, Sherrill Hall    

 Strategic Planning – Bobby Bain, President Elect

 100th Anniversary - Bob Newton

 

CLUB SERVICE – MEMBERSHIP  David Moff, Chair

 New Member Recruitment – David Moff

 Application Review/Classification- David Moff

 Member Engagement and Retention  

 New Member Orientation – Doug Copeland

 New Member Onboarding – Lori Haddock 

 Mentoring – Lori Haddock

 Women of Rotary – Laura Pratt  

 Young Professionals – Matt Logan

 

CLUB SERVICE – PUBLIC IMAGE AND COMMUNICATIONS D.J. O’Brien, Chair

              Includes Public Relations/Marketing, Media Relations, Social Media

 Club Directory – Ken Dimock 

 Newsletter – Betsy Farmer, Anne Hurd 

 Photographer – Walter Faison 

 Asst. Photographer – Jodi Lorenzo Shibley

 Website – DJ O’Brien

 

 

 

CLUB SERVICE – SOCIAL Patty Aiken, Chair

 Fellowship/Greeters – Grant Sigmon, Ty Sutton

 Fellowship/Registration – David Holley, Mike Stipanov

 Fund Raising/Direct Appeal - Pat Vreeland, Bobby Bain, Hayes Clement

 Picnic (September 17) – Orton Jones

 “Rotary After Hours” Networking Meetings

Fall Chairs:  Lori Kelley and Todd Herman 

Spring Chairs: Lisa Crawford and Nancy Doll

 Holiday Social (December 16) – Greg Smith

 Rotary Social for members and spouses (February/March)TA Smith

 Rotary Gala Fundraising Event (May5)

Golf Tournament – EO Ferrell

              Raffle Jim Himes

              Silent Auction Committee Grant Sigmon

 Football Pool - Bud Matthews, Freddy Robinson

 Brag for a Buck – Sam Funchess

Committee:  David Holley

                

CLUB SERVICE – PROGRAMS Skip Moore and Gordon Soenksen, Co-Chairs

 

YOUTH SERVICES (New Generations) Samantha Magill, Chair

 Interact – Ray Covington, Cory Phillips

 Kids Voting – Gary Grandon

 Rotary 4 Way Test Speech Contest

 Sawyer Award – (Weekly After–School Football) - Daniel Crupi

 Service Learning Area Project – Margaret Arbuckle

 Student Recognition Study Group – Kim Record

 Tutoring at Sumner School – Ron Wilson

 Rotary Youth Leadership Program (RYLP – summer) – Hugh Jones, Patrick Theismann, Mike Solomon

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE Matt Logan, Chair 

 Donations – Lori Haddock

 Wyndham – Bob Rodman/Greg Holland

 Project Re-Build – Larry Moore

 Salvation Army Kettle Bell Ringing – David Grimes

 Angel Flight – Warren Ludlam

 Big Sweep –Ken Keller

 Meals of Hope – Randy White

                              

VOCATIONAL SERVICE

 Shadow Day – Brad Marino & Carey Pahel

 

INTERNATIONAL SERVICE Ron Wilson, Chair

 Global Scholars – Ron Wilson

 Group Study Exchange – Tonya Feagins is District Rep

 Polio Plus Chair – Griselda Clark 

 Rotary International Foundation – Ron Wilson, Patrice Hinnant

 World Community Service – Bob Newton