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.
Greetings from Edinburgh, Spring has sprung! We’ve had a few weeks of lovely weather and the sun is setting later and later. The city is absolutely gorgeous. All is well here. I’ve started at my dissertation placement in Glasgow, at Child Poverty Action Group, and I’m really enjoying it so far. The staff are wonderful […]
The Excellence Awards are sponsored annually by the Wake Tech Foundation, which receives and administers private sector funds for college programs. The Individual Spirit of Giving award was given to the Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club, whose members have been supporting student scholarships for 23 years. The scholarships, valued at $2,400 each, are awarded each year to […]
North Raleigh Rotary Club presented a check to the Carolina Small Business Development Fund to support their innovative program Launch Raleigh. In the picture are President Scott Tarkenton (left), Past District Governor and Past President Matthew Kane, Lenwood Long, President, Carolina Small Business Development Fund and Germaine McIver-Cherry, Associate Director of Business Services at Carolina […]
The Rotary Club of East Chapel Hill, lead by Team Leader, Ray Tseng, completed a week long medical and dental service project to treat over 1,000 children at the Nueva Vida Clinic, Nicaragua with a brigade of 33 Rotarians from multiple Rotary Clubs and volunteers from multiple states. Ten stations ran simultaneously for four days, […]
At the recent District Assembly, Barry Phillips was recognized by District Governor Rusine Mitchell Sinclair with a Meritorious Service Award. Rusine summarized some of Barry’s roles in Rotary. Served as District Governor 2007-2008 Served as the District 7710 representative to the Counsel of Legislation 2015-2017 Member of the Major Gifts International Committee 2015-2018 Served as […]
Rotary’s highest honor recognizes Rotarians who demonstrate Rotary’s motto of Service Above Self, by volunteering their time and talents to help others. The award nominations are reviewed by a committee of the Board of Directors and no more than 150 may be selected per year. During this Rotary year, only 117 were selected from 1.2 million Rotarians. To […]
Past District Governor Leigh Hudson should be recognized for creating two innovative fund raising programs that are creating awareness and enthusiasm within District 7710 Rotarians as well as beyond our district to continue the global fight to eradicate the polio virus. The first began with an idea in 2012 to create a print to sell and donate all […]
One of the many captivating speakers, and definitely most moving, was Jessica Holmes, a member of the Cary-Kildaire club. Jessica explained how she uses the “Four Way Test” in her role as Wake County’s youngest County Commissioner. She also demonstrated how a note from her Club President, Sue Pruskin and the support of her club […]
Helen Holt chaired a panel of two incoming students and one outgoing student. Colleen Kane, the Outgoing Student, sponsored by the North Raleigh Club. Her responses to some of the questions gave an insight to the Youth Exchange Program. “My experience with Youth Exchange started before my own exchange year, because my family hosted three […]
Our first woman District Governor, Carol Allen (2000-2001) with the assistance of Mary Kamm coordinated the recognition of woman in each club that strongly supports the club, but often does not get recognition.
Recently, Carol Arnn, was recognized as a Major Donor of The Rotary Foundation. She donated $25,000 to the PolioPlus program in the memory of her husband David Arnn, who was a District Governor of District 7710 from 2001 – 2002. In the photo at the left from the left are Leigh Hudson, Carol Arnn and […]