Come Out & Kick Up Your Heels!

Recognized as the foremost social evening in the area, the Cornelius Harnett Charity Gala has continued to grow year by year.

Join us to help raise funds for high school students going to college and the many other outstanding service projects of the Rotary Club of Lillington by buying tickets and/or becoming a sponsor for this event. Sponsors will receive first priority on the limited number of tickets available for the Gala. This year’s event, on April 21, 2018 at the Harnett County Government Complex, will be from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00pm, and will feature live music by Leon Jordan’s Continentals – the most well regarded dance band in central North Carolina. Our caterer will provide extravagant hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening, and there will be door prizes for lucky ticket holders.

Click here to purchase tickets and/or become a sponsor of this worthy event.

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Fresh New (Rotary) Year

The Annual Installation Picnic was a fun affair, lots of laughter, hugs and happy faces abound. Two of the annual scholarship winners and their families joined in the fun too. The Rotarian of the Year was Awarded, new and repeating officers were sworn in and the spirit of Rotary was felt by all.

2017 Scholarship winners. Pictured from left to right: Past President Karen Kratz, Scholarship Chair Al Hardison, Scholarship recipient Kaylee Burrell from Western Harnett High School, President Tom Woerner, Scholarship recipient Emma Shewmaker from Harnett Central High School, Scholarship Committee Member Leon McKoy

2017 Scholarship winners. Pictured from left to right: Past President Karen Kratz, Scholarship Chair Al Hardison, Scholarship recipient Kaylee Burrell from Western Harnett High School, President Tom Woerner, Scholarship recipient Emma Shewmaker from Harnett Central High School, Scholarship Committee Member Leon McKoy

Rotary Club of Lillington's new Board of Directors. PIctured from left to right: Secretary Catherine Evans, Sergeant-At-Arms Al Hardison, President Tom Woerner, Past-President Karen Kratz, Treasurer Peter Strickland

Rotary Club of Lillington’s new Board of Directors. PIctured from left to right: Secretary Catherine Evans, Sergeant-At-Arms Al Hardison, President Tom Woerner, Past-President Karen Kratz, Treasurer Peter Strickland

President Karen Kratz presents Peter Strickland with the Rotarian of the Year award.

President Karen Kratz presents Peter Strickland with the Rotarian of the Year award.

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2017-2018 Scholarship Winners Announced

The Rotary Club of Lillington announces its annual scholarship award recipients for 2017. Each award winner will receive one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) for their first year of college to assist the students in obtaining a degree from a four-year college or university. This year the club selected students from both Harnett Central High School and Western Harnett High School.

This year’s recipients are Jessica Renee Bowles and Kaylee Rebecca Burrell of Western Harnett High School, and Taylor Ann Mills and Emma Claire Shewmaker of Central Harnett High School.

Jessica Bowles is the daughter of Shannon and Larry Bowles. She plans to go into critical care nursing and will be attending UNC-Greensboro so she can help save lives. Jessica is a member of the National Honor Society, Harnett Health Sciences Academy, FFA, Deca, Beta Club, Harnett County Business Education Partnership, and HOSA. She is currently enrolled at CCCC in the Nurse Aide 1 certificate program.

Kaylee Burrell is the daughter of Kerri and Richard Burrell. Kaylee plans to study secondary education with a concentration in English at UNC-Chapel Hill to help mold the young minds of the future. She was busy at Western Harnett High School as a member of the Beta Club (holding offices of secretary and president), Model United Nations, and was on the Senior Class Committee. She also participated in varsity swim team (and served as its captain), marching band, pit orchestra, and dance.

Taylor Mills is the daughter of DeAnna and Jason Mills. She will be studying business and biblical studies at Garner Webb University. Taylor was treasurer of FBLA, president of NTHS, was a member of the Key Club, Leadership Team of the Source Christian Club, HOSA, CloseUp, and Senior Beta.

Claire Shewmaker is the daughter of Jennifer Shewmaker. She wants to major in nursing, and perhaps go on to be a physician’s assistant through Campbell University so that she can impact people’s lives for the better. She was enrolled in her last semester at CCCC to obtain her CNA license. Claire was a varsity cheerleader for four years, ran track and field, was president of HOSA, was in Beta Club for four years, FLL, National Technical Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, and worked blood drives for the Red Cross.

This year’s selection process was very difficult for the Rotary Club with eighteen students applying for these scholarships. The Rotary Club Scholarship Committee had stated that the they finally had to determine which of the many strong applicants would best fit the Objects of Rotary and the Four Way Test in which every Rotarian strives to live by, as well as show need.  These were the four applicants that best met those requirements. All of the students’ applications showed achievements and plans that exemplified commitment to our community, state and nation.

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