Rotary Club of Charlotte Inducts Pender McElroy as 94th President

Pender McElroy of James McElroy & Diehl has been named president of the Rotary Club of Charlotte for 2010-2011. McElroy takes the reins from John Snyder of Dixon Hughes PLLC who led the oldest and largest Rotary club in the Carolinas through a year of tremendous growth and service milestones.

New President, Pender McElroy is a 30-year Rotarian with high ethical standards. “It is an honor to serve this fine Rotary club,” McElroy told the group at his induction Tuesday, July 6.

The Rotary Club of Charlotte is the 41st-largest of some 33,000 clubs and 1.2 million members worldwide. Last year, its members donated $74,000 locally and internationally that provided college scholarships, built a Habitat House, funded youth programs, and supported Rotary International’s commitment to eradicate Polio.

The Rotary Club of Charlotte is also known as one of the largest draws for timely and substantive speakers in the region. The lineup over the next month includes:

August 3 –Tim Newman and Winston Kelley – NASCAR Hall of Fame
August 10 – Linda Clement – SAS Institute
August 17 – Eric Davis – Chairman, Charlotte Mecklenburg School Board
August 31– Kendall Alley – Exec VP, Charlotte Regional President, Wachovia Bank
September 7 – Danny Morrison – President, Carolina Panthers

The Rotary Club of Charlotte was chartered December 1, 1916, and is the oldest and largest Rotary club in Charlotte. The object of Rotary is to foster the advancement of international understanding, good will and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional fellowship.