Welcome to Rotary District 7710

Welcome to the website of Rotary District 7710, consisting of 47 clubs in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding communities in North Carolina. We are part of Rotary International, one of the world’s largest service organizations, where more than 1.2 million members believe it starts with a commitment to Service Above Self. You’ll find our members volunteering in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio. Explore our site and see what we’re doing to make a difference. Or become a Rotarian yourself by joining today.

District News

Swedish Rotary Friendship Exchange

The return Friendship Exchange visit of Rotarians and spouses from Swedish Districts 2350 (Stockholm area) and 2360 (Gothenburg vicinity) will take place from Friday, September 23 through Monday, October 3, 2016. The couples will arrive and depart from RDU. Nearly all of our guests hosted those of us who went on a similar exchange in […]

North Raleigh Rotarian Helps Palestinian Teen

Members of the Rotary Club of North Raleigh have learned a lot about prosthetic devices since Brent Wright joined their club last September. Wright is a certified prosthetics/orthotics and practice manager for the Raleigh branch of EastPoint Prosthetics and Orthotics, based in Kinston, N.C., and owned by fellow Rotarian Paul Sugg. The company was recently […]

Sam’s Ride for Peace

Sam Winstead, a Roxboro Rotary Club member and an ex WWII marine, celebrated his 91st birthday May 22nd in Washington DC one day after completing his 5th consecutive Ride for Peace.  For the last 5 years, Sam has led a small team of bicyclists from Raleigh NC to Washington DC to carry and deliver a personal […]

Purple Pinky

A Purple Pinky Project was recently completed by the Harnett Central High School Interact Club. Students paid to have their pinky finger painted purple, similar to how children are marked as having been vaccinated. The students then put their finger on a cut-out of a hand and signed their name. Not only did the project […]

New Leadership for Rotary Clubs in Greater Triangle Area

Rusine Sinclair of Raleigh will be next Rotary District Governor Rusine Mitchell Sinclair, of Raleigh, will be appointed to the volunteer post of Rotary International district governor for 2016-17. Her installation ceremony and dinner will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 6 p.m. at North Ridge Country Club in Raleigh. As district governor, Sinclair will […]

District Conference

The Joint 7710 and 7730 District Conference, Wilmington was an excellent event that highlighted the many achievements of Rotary International and especially the numerous activities in our District. While a lot of people are involved in making the Conference a success, much of the credit goes to the Organizing Committee of Arthur Rogers (Durham), Bill […]

District 7710 Best Club

One of the most prestigious awards in the District is being awarded the Best Club in the District. This year the honor went to the Research Triangle Park club. Over the past year, under the leadership of President Andrew Kerr the club has been transformed. Last year, there was consideration of folding the club, but […]

District 7710 comes to the aid of Fort McMurray

Wildfires in the Canadian province of Alberta continue to grow furiously leaving in their wake thousands of burned homes, cars and communities. Over 1,000 firefighters are working to bring the blaze under control with the help of helicopters and air tankers. Rotarian Richard McCleery with the Hillsborough Club has extended family living in Canada who […]


This year the Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust (CART) awarded five grants totaling $600,000 to researchers. This is the largest amount of grants that the Fund has awarded. Rick Carnagua, District CART Chair, went with Rusine Mitchell Sinclair, DG Elect and Shafi Parekh, DG Nominee to the grant ceremony. At the District Conference, Rick Carnagua […]

Child’s Cup Full

A children’s toy brand: creating jobs for talented refugee women artisans in the West Bank Cayley Pater was RYLA participant at Chapel Hill High School in 2003 and a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship finalist through the NC Oxford Rotary Club in 2010. After finishing her Master’s Degree in Women’s and Gender Studies at Central European University […]

DUKE- UNC Peace Fellow Promotes WaSH

Hai-Ryung Sung comes from Jecheon City, South Korea. Jecheon is called the “healing city,” a fitting hometown for Sung, who, despite earning an undergraduate degree in computer science, has devoted her career to advancing public health. Sung’s interest in health affairs began earlier, during her first year of college, when she joined Rotaract and provided […]

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