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John Tosco, Founder/Creator, Tosco Music Studio and Tosco Music Party
John grew up in Fayetteville, NC and began playing guitar at the age of 8. He was first hired to teach guitar at age 14 at Ft. Bragg Youth Center. John moved to Charlotte, NC in 1983 and taught guitar at the Community School of the Arts and at Central Piedmont Community College for nearly 20 years. John loves to share the joy of music with students of all ages. In addition to his studio teaching, John is also the founder and director of Tosco Music, a nonprofit organization that has been enhancing Charlotte’s community through music for more than 30 years.
Fmr harris teeter ceo
fmr NC Deputy secretary of commerce
Bob Goodale, a former CEO of Harris Teeter and Deputy Secretary of Commerce for North Carolina, has a distinguished career spanning various leadership roles. He has received numerous awards, including the Cardinal Key Award from Iowa State University and the Circle of Excellence Award from Leadership Charlotte. Beyond his professional achievements, Goodale is deeply involved in community service, holding significant positions in various organizations. His personal journey of overcoming addiction is documented in “Second Chances” by Gary Stromberg, highlighting his commitment to substance abuse recovery and support initatives.
Ron Green Jr.
Author / Sports Journalist
Ron Green Jr., a native of North Carolina, worked for The Charlotte Observer as a sportswriter for 23 years. Green now writes about golf for Global Golf Post and, in his words, spends most of his days “watching golfers who are far better than me.” Green was also named the 2023 receipent of the Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism by the PGA of America. Green’s father, Ron Green Sr. won the award in 2006 for his own golf coverage and was a longtime Charlotte Observer sports columnist. They are the first father-son duo to separately win the award.
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2023 9/11 Scholarship Golf Classic
The Rotary Club of Charlotte’s 21st Annual 9-11 Scholarship Golf Classic will be held Monday, September 18th at Pine Lakes Country Club in Mint Hill.
Following the events of September 11th, Charlotte Rotary committed to provide support through a scholarship fund for the children of the first responders that protect and serve our community. Since 2002 our club has awarded 544 four-year scholarships to families of Charlotte – Mecklenburg first responders!
This year, our goal is to raise $75,000, and you can help through sponsorships, general donations, auction items or playing in the tournament.
Celebrating MECK-DEC Day
The Rotary Club of Charlotte celebrated Meck-Dec Day, May 20th.
The citizens of Mecklenburg County declared their independence on May 20th 1775, a full year before the nation as a whole did. The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence was delivered to the Continental Congress in Philadelphia by Captain James Jack.
Edwin Peacock becomes
the 107th President of Charlotte Rotary
Rotary Years run from July 1st to June 30th. President William (Bradley) finishes up his outstanding year, and President Edwin (Peacock III) is installed as the 107th President of Charlotte Rotary.
Edwin is a 20-year Rotarian and service has been a way of life for him and his family. He served on Charlotte City Council and as a Trustee to several arts organizations. Edwin is married to Amy Rupertus Peacock and is President of the Pomfret Financial Company, Inc.
Tuesday at the Fairfield Uptown
Charlotte Rotary meets most every Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:30 at the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Charlotte Uptown 201 S. McDowell St. Charlotte, NC 28204