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Rotary International

The world’s oldest service club is made up of over 34,000 clubs in 200 countries with over 1,200,000 members.  Rotary is a non-political, non-religious, humanitarian organization.  Its members form a global network of business and professional leaders who volunteer their time to serve their community and the world by providing humanitarian service, encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations and helping to build good will and peace. Rotary’s motto, “Service above Self” exemplifies the humanitarian spirit of the organization’s members.  Rotary International is divided into 34 zones.  Each contains some 600 to 1600 clubs and 30,000 to 50,000, Rotarians. Strong fellowship and meaningful community and international service projects characterize Rotary worldwide.


The Oriental Rotary Club #6172

The Oriental Rotary Club was chartered on September 10th 1951 in the Whitehurst Hotel. There were twenty charter members of the club. The Rev John M. Waters served as the first president upon the nomination of “Captain Bill Mason” who was active in our club until he passed away in 2001.  The organization of our club is typical of Rotary Clubs worldwide.  The officers and directors constitute the Board of Directors.  They are responsible for running the club, selecting activities to be supported, identifying club functions, establishing committees, etc.  Our Board 2022-2023 is:

President: Sally Belangia
President Elect: Paul Yankowksi
Secretary: William Craven
Treasurer:  Tim Fowler
Sergeant-At-Arms:  William Manger
Club Service: Debora Steenson
Public Relations:  Chris Moffat
Membership: Beth Obershain
Foundation: John Barlow
Youth Services: Earl Canfield
International Services: Pappy Khouri
Community Service:  Chuck Lapaca
Past President: Ned Brodeur

Oriental Rotary Club Meets weekly on Mondays from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the Brantley’s Village Restaurant located on Broad Street Oriental, NC. Meetings include a meal and a program.

Membership Information: Email orientalrotaryclub@gmail.com or write to Oriental Rotary Club, PO Box 205, Oriental, NC 28571.

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