COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS
ROTARY GOLF CLASSIC
RAISES BIG BUCKS
FOR SCHOLARSHIPS


Our Rotary Golf Classic was launched in 1990 to raise money for college scholarshps for deserving students at Johnston County's high schools. The project's initial annual goal was $15,000, but that was tripled in 2007 to include scholarships at Johnston Community College as well as a growing number of local high schools. At that point Four Oaks Bank increased its yearly contribution to become the event's title sponsor. Subsequently, Chick-fil-A of Smithfield stepped up as a second major sponsor. The 28th annual event this past April produced just under $40,000 for scholarships.


ABOVE: Corina Knott at the registration table alongside Golf Classic founder Linwood Byrd.
BELOW: Several scholarship recipients share a celebratory moment with representatives of major business sponsors.
"BELL RINGING" AT CHRISTMASTIME

Every year since Central Johnston's founding, club members have volunteered their time to fill weekend slots between Thanksgiving and Christmas ringing bells for the Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign.


"FILL THE BUS" FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL

In recent years, club members have solicited patrons at Smithfield's Wal-Mart to help "fill the bus" with back-to-school supplies for needy children. It's another program administered by the local Salvation Army.
DELIVERING MEALS TO SHUT-INS

Most every Friday throughout the year, Central Johnston Rotarians deliver hot lunches provided by Community and Senior Services of Johnston County to elderly shut-ins in and around Smithfield.

Organized in 2010, the 3 Little Pigs Triathlon is open to any and all comers, with proceeds shared equally by Central Johnston Rotary and Smithfield Friends of the Parks (the event is based at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center). All told, the seven yearly events have drawn more than 2,700 participants and raised more than $50,000 for our club, which provides volunteers to assist with all aspects of the event. Central Johnston Rotary has used these funds to underwrite a variety of community-service projects a library at the SECU Hospice House, facilities for an "inclusion park" for handicapped children, our Rotarians Against Drugs speech contest for teenagers, to name a few. This year's triathlon is scheduled for Saturday, June 17.
ROADSIDE CLEANUP

Four times a year club members don safety vests and head out to clean up litter along a two-mile stretch of Buffalo Road northward from Smithfield as part of North Carolina's "Adopt A Highway" program.


REACHING OUT TO OUR YOUTH



Interact & Rotaract Central Johnston Rotary sponsors affiliate clubs for youth at Smithfield-Selma High School, South Johnston High School, and Johnston Community College.

Shadow Day At least once a year, selected club members allow high-school students to spend a morning observing duties and responsibilities of various professions prior to a Thursday club meeting where students give reports on what they've learned about potential careers.

Boys and Girls Home at Lake Waccamaw Our club supports the Rotary Cottage with gifts of goods and money as well as annual visits by club members.

Rotarians Against Drugs High School Speech Contest Central Johnston organizes and hosts this annual competition, inviting contestants from all of Johnston County's high schools.

Rotary Youth Leadership Academy Our club enables selected high-school students to take part in District 7110's annual RYLA retreat.