Designs to Fight Hunger Project

Designs to Fight Hunger is a project building structures out of canned foods and cereal boxes.  Working with Old Dominion Freight, Fox 8, and the Salvation Army, the High Point Rotary Club built an Old Dominion Freight Lines truck at Hanes Mall. The result is amazing!  Working with the Furnitureland, Thomasville, Kernersville, Winston-Salem and Clemmons Rotary Clubs, the structure is 18 feet long and 5 feet high using 4500 cans and cereal boxes.  Total raised for the High Point and Winston Salem Salvation Army is $23,000 Click here for the video. 

Our President–Steve Ilderton

image00316Whether you are a visiting Rotarian ,or thinking about joining the 1.2 million women and men of Rotary worldwide who get involved and make a difference in their communities ; connect with other professionals to utilize their time and talents to help others ;support global causes, such as hunger, disease, poverty, education, world peace, and assist those in tragedy or peril …then welcome to the High Point Rotary Club web-page!

Our club members at High Point Rotary Club are people of action. We work locally and globally from delivering mobile meals, to habitat for humanity builds, food bank projects, local education and literacy programs to worldwide Polio eradication through vaccinations just to name a few areas we touch.

This Rotary year our theme is” Rotary connects the world “. This theme is especially relevant for our city and our club which celebrates 100 years of service in High Point in 2020. We welcome visitors from all over the world to our city during furniture market and to our club all year! Rotary is where neighbors, friends, and problem solvers share ideas, join leaders and take action to create lasting change.

I would like to personally welcome you to our club meeting. We meet each Thursday at lunch at the High Point Country club. When you see all we do we hope you will consider how you to can take your time, talents and everything that is special about what and who you are and can become-and be a part of “making a difference”.

We are always looking to grow and improve our club with great people. We encourage you to come visit us. Even better, let us know you are coming by contacting us at or call us at 336-885-7240. We will have a club member contact you as an ambassador.

Thanks again for checking out our website. Check our calendar for upcoming events. As our club president for 2019-2020 I can promise you two things for sure for what’s next for this Rotary year. Be certain that we will have fun and  make a positive difference in our community and the world. I am both excited and honored to serve and lead our club this year. I look forward to seeing you soon.

Yours in Rotary service,

Steve Ilderton

President, 2019-20


Piggy Bank Fund

We have a big heart, especially for kids who need our help.  The Piggybank Fund targets projects and programs which benefit kids in our community. This year, the High Point Rotary Club’s Annual Barbecue event will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, at First Presbyterian Church, located at 918 N. Main St., High Point, N.C.

Pork barbecue or chicken plates with all the trimmings are available for $10 each, with the option to eat-in, take-out, or have your plate delivered. Event attendees will enjoy live entertainment throughout the day.   The High Point University ice cream truck will also be present from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., giving free ice cream with the purchase of a meal or auction item.

About our key recipient:  Big Brothers-Big Sisters


Christmas for Kids on a String!

Today High Point Rotary entertained 80 children from 19 elementary schools in the greater High Point area.  Children came to High Point Rotary Club and enjoyed a nice lunch and were entertained by Steve Brannan who is a professional Yo-Yo-ist.  He shared a brief Christmas story before they got to sit on Sants’s lap.