Miracles of Rotary Lock Up

On November 30, 2023, Rotarians and community leaders will be locked up at Strickland’s on Oleander Drive. The jailbirds have to raise money to get the keys to freedom. Money raised will go to purchasing a bomb-sniffing dog for the New Hanover County Sheriff’s office.

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On December 14th the Wilmington Central Rotary caroled at the Brightmore Commons.

In November the Wilmington Central Rotary hosted a veterans lunch.

Thank you Wilmington Central Rotary for helping to Stuff The Bus.

We collected school supplies at Office Depot on Oleander Drive throughout the day Saturday. We were able to stuff the bus with supplies to go to the New Hanover County Schools.

Thank You. You helped the Wilmington Central Rotary make a difference for a Woman in Need!

We filled over 200 purses with snacks, warm gloves, and sanitary & hygiene products, to be distributed to unsheltered women in need.

ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT

The annual charity golf tournament was a huge success!


What We Do

We are a group of business people in the Wilmington area who are drawn together to help individuals and organizations by donating our time and contributing financially.

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How We Do It

We roll up our sleeves and pitch in to help, we also have fundraisers so we can donate to individuals or organizations that need us.

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We meet each Tuesday at Noon at
Wrightsville Beach Brewery
6201 Oleander Dr,
Wilmington, NC.

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Lifetime Achievement Award

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Louise McColl has been bestowed the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her role as a volunteer representing America’s strength and national identity. This award honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action. The award was presented at the Wilmington Central Rotary weekly meeting.

In 2003, the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation founded the President’s Volunteer Service Award to recognize the important role of volunteers in America’s strength and national identity. A special President’s Call to Service Award recognizes the lifetime achievement of those who complete more than 4,000 hours of service throughout their lifetime.

Louise McColl has dedicated countless hours to community service hours and continues to lead a life of service and achievement. Personally, and professionally, she has found success in making an impact on our community.

When asked about her inspiration to continue serving after decades of work, McColl responded “I love this community. Since I was 22 years old, I have volunteered in this community, state and country. I have learned that if things are to be better it will be up to us. I have been able to meet new friends and extended family members. I have been able to see the faces and tears of the many people we have helped in our community and many I have cried with. I have seen women and men climb the ladder of success because they cared enough to help others. I love the boards that I have been asked to serve on. George Bernard Shaw once said Some people look at things and say why? I look at things and say why not?”

Louise has also chaired and served on boards for Friends of Muni, USS Gravely Commissioning Committee, She Rocks, Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame, New Hanover High School 100-year Alumni celebration, Commissioning Committee for the Submarine North Carolina SSN777, UNCW Sea Hawk Club and Wilmington Central Rotary. McColl’s numerous awards include:

2001 – Women of Achievement Award in Public Service
2001 – Order of the Long Leaf Pine
2004 – Chamber’s Corporate Citizen Award
2008 – Award for Established Chamber Advocate for Outstanding Contributions to the Chamber and Community
2011 – StarNews Media Lifetime Achievement Award

At the award ceremony, Rotarian Jeremy Tomlinson spoke of McColl’s commitment to service above self, stating “We all would like, and most of us try, to use our time, money, and talents to make our community a better place to live but to find someone who applies this motto to themselves every day is rare.”
Louise McColl continues to lead a life of service and achievement and currently serves on several boards in her community.