The Cleveland School Rotary Club was founded in 2007. The club charter members had a vision of how they wanted to improve the lives of people in the Cleveland School area and the surrounding Johnston County. Since the founding of the club, Cleveland School Rotary Club has helped with and led numerous service projects enhancing the life of those in our community. Members consist of individuals from all walks of life who have a heart for service and a desire to give back. With the core values of Rotary's Four Way Test as their cornerstone, Cleveland School Rotary Club continues to serve this area and bring together those who want to be active in making their community and world a better place.   
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  •  4/20/2024 08:00 AM
  •   8246 Cleveland Rd, Clayton, NC 27520, USA

Come join the Cleveland School Rotary Club In conjunction with NCDOT Litter Sweep, join Smithfield Parks & Recreation, and the Poole Family YMCA for Earth Day Litter Pick-Up! We will meet at C3 Church parking lot for orientation. This will include a brief safety meeting and where we will be broken into groups. You'll receive safety vest, gloves and trash bags. We will wrap up at 11:30.

  •  12/16/2023 06:00 PM
  •  12/7/2023 12:42 PM
  •  12/5/2023 12:39 PM
  •   Pole Family YMCA, Garner

Help us register folks on the bone marrow registry and possibly save a life! All we need is a simple swab of your check.

  •  11/21/2023 01:00 PM
  •   2110 State Rd 2710, Garner, NC 27529, USA

Join our club as we assist the Poole family YMCA provide meals for local families.

  •  10/21/2023 04:00 PM
  •   600 M Durwood Stephenson Pkwy, Smithfield, NC 27577, USA

Join our club and Central Johnston Rotary Club for an hike with the Friends of Johnston County. We will be enjoying the cooler weather and hiking the beautiful Smithfield Neuse Riverwalk.

  •  9/10/2023 12:00 AM
  •   9039 Cleveland Rd, Clayton, NC 27520, USA

Our Club will be providing "J" Tops BBQ meals for our local first responders at station #1 on Sunday September the 10th. This is our way of lettings them know that their handwork and dedication is appreciated by the community.

Past Events

Guest Speaker Carlton McDaniel from Able to Serve14 Dec 2023Cleveland Draft House
Guest Speaker: Wes from NC Adaptive Sports09 Nov 2023Cleveland Draft House
Speaker; Sandi Bridge - NC Wildlife26 Oct 20236101 NC-42, Garner, NC 27529, USA
Club Meeting12 Oct 2023Cleveland Draft House
Club Meeting12 Oct 2023Cleveland Draft House
Speaker: Bill Simpson - Senior Recruiter NCO US Army14 Sep 20236101 NC-42, Garner, NC 27529, USA
Speaker: Rick Fitzgerald with Compassion Connection.10 Aug 20236101 NC-42, Garner, NC 27529, USA
Speaker: Cal Maxwell with Miracle League27 Jul 20236101 NC-42, Garner, NC 27529, USA
Speaker: Lesley Howard with the Red Cross08 Jun 20236101 NC-42, Garner, NC 27529, USA
Speaker: Heather Rossi with the USO11 May 20236101 NC-42, Garner, NC 27529, USA

Past Events

JoCo Flags For Heroes 202426 May 2024Johnston Memorial Hospital, 2138 NC-42, Clayton, NC, USA
POTS Medical Alert Dog30 Nov 2023Online Event
Run for Rotary 2nd Annual 5K15 Apr 2023443 Sanders Rd, Benson, NC 27504
  •  2/17/2024 08:31 AM

We Did It! POT Medical alert dog - A celebration of the successful training and graduation of a medical alert dog for a club member with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). Thanks to all those that helped make this possible.

  •  2/9/2024 08:00 AM
  •   6101 NC-42, Garner, NC 27529, USA

We had an awesome meeting on Thursday. Our guest speakers were Mark and Vessi, who gave us updates on the "EWB" Engineers Without Borders project, getting clean, safe water to a small village in Chipozo, Guatemala. Also, we were able to contribute to this year’s service project to continue their amazing work.

  •  1/17/2024 09:00 AM

What an amazing event. Our club members, friends, and families helped prepare 50,000 meal kits with other clubs and volunteers on MLK day. This event is one of our favorites. To see so many members of the community working together for the good of others is awesome. Service above self.

  •  12/29/2023 10:00 AM

Kurt and Peggy Woods are member of our club, retired Army vets, and work with Rescues for PTSD. An organization that trains and provides service dogs for vets that suffer from PTSD. Kurt and Peggy found a local vet that was in need of this service. They approached the club, to take on raising the fund for the dog and training. Our club was delighted. To see how Grace enhances Keely's life is amazing.

  •  10/26/2023 07:00 AM
  •   6101 NC-42, Garner, NC 27529, USA

Our club was honored to have Sandi Bridge with North Carolina Wildlife come and visit with us. We learned that the funding for the wildlife departments is through fishing and hunting licenses as well as sell of fishing tackle and boating sales. They also receive funding through federal grants. We also got to try our luck at "fishing" in the parking lot. They have a trailer with fishing gear. They use this to help expose those who may not have the resources to learn about fishing.

  •  10/24/2023 06:00 PM
  •   700 W Main St #102, Clayton, NC 27520, USA

Our club members were honored to attend the Rotary of Clayton "Pints for Polio" event this year. It was held at Deep River Brewing Company. There was good beer, food and fun. The club collected money for the fight to end Polio with a raffle and proceeds from the beer sales. The eradication of Polio is one of Rotary top priorities.

  •  10/22/2023 04:00 PM
  •   526 Old Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield, NC 27577, United States

What a beautiful day for a walk on the trails. Our club members with Friends of JoCo parks, and community members took a walk along the trail as they learned about our wonderful natural areas and rivers.

  •  10/12/2023 04:00 PM

Zack and Russell were pleased to be invited and attend Garner Rotary annual Oyster Fest with their family. The event raises money for scholarships for local kids. Its an amazing success. There was a silent action. Russell had the winning bid for signed Michael Jordan poster.

  •  9/30/2023 10:00 AM

Our club member Russell Camper completed his 3rd and final RLI training. Way to go Russell!

  •  9/28/2023 08:00 AM
  •   6106 North Carolina 42, Garner, NC, USA

Our club is growing! Doug Baer a club member invited his neighbor Carol to attend a meeting. Carol attend that one and several others. As well as participated in a service project. She thought we would be a great fit for her and we felt the same. Carol is a retired ER nurse that also lead the department. She moved into the Cleveland School area a few years ago. She spends her time with her three fur babies and family and friends. Thanks Carol for all you have done and for being a caring and supportive member of our community. Welcome aboard Rotarian!

  •  9/28/2023 07:00 AM
  •   6106 North Carolina 42, Garner, NC, USA

Visit by our district governor Veronica Bent and assistance distract governor Michele Brownlee

  •  9/21/2023 12:00 PM

We couldn't be any prouder of one of our youngest members Rebecca. Rebecca is a Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) that work at the Hanger Clinic. Rebecca saw a need and took it upon herself to fill it. In the process of working with children in need of prosthetists. She realize that these little ones would be able to cope and feel more comfortable having a "Friend" that they could share what they are going through. So she collected funds to purchase dolls and replace the dolls limes with prosthetist ones. So that the children would have a doll that was like them. This endeavor is something she takes great pride in. Our club takes pride in having members like Rebecca and helping facilitate her vision.

  •  9/10/2023 12:00 PM
  •   9039 Cleveland Road, Clayton, NC, USA

Our club had the honor of providing lunch to our local fire fighters. We purchase BBQ meals from "J" Tops BBQ Our club members and president Zack Stephenson present them with a plaque for their service and commitment to our safety.

  •  8/10/2023 05:35 AM

Zack Stephenson, our current club president was able to present Russell G Camper our club president 2022 - 2023 with a plaque for his leadership during his term. Our club has been blessed with individuals that value our club, its members, and the work we do. Thanks to our current president and all those that came before for their leadership and commitment to our club, Rotary and our community.

  •  4/14/2023 09:00 AM
  •   443 Sanders Road, Benson, NC, USA

We are so glad to have had Smith's Nursery host both our 1st and 2nd annual 5K fund raiser. They allow us to use their beautiful nursery and trails as our course. Braxton Camper presented our 2022 plaque to Mitch and Chris Smith and Zack Stephenson presented our 2023 plaque to Mrs. Sarah Smith.

  •  4/13/2023 07:30 AM
  •   6101 North Carolina 42, Garner, NC, USA

It was a pleasure to host and have as visitors Marie Howard and Nathan Thomas. Marie is currently our district Rotary foundation chair and was district governor 2019-2020. She spoke with us on how the funds we contribute are distributed and used for local and world wide projects. Nathan our current districted governor stopped by to visit and to discuss events that are going on in our district.

  •  4/13/2023 07:00 AM

We were honored to present Don wells with a Paul Harris Fellow pin. The pin that displays two sapphires shows his continued financial support and commitment to Rotary and its mission.

  •  3/9/2023 07:15 AM
  •   6101 NC-42, Garner, NC, USA

We were honored to present Kurt Woods with the Paul Harris Fellow certificate and pin. This award recognizes Kurt's contributions for tangible and significant furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among people of the world. Thanks Kurt for all you do for our club and your community.

  •  2/23/2023 07:00 AM

We were pleased to present Russell Camper, our current club president, with his new Paul Harris Fellow pin. Russell has donated $2,000.00 to the foundation and was awarded his new pin with a sapphire by Peggy Woods our 2021-22 club president. Thank you Russell for your continued support and commitment to Rotary and the Foundation.

  •  1/28/2023 09:00 AM
  •   135 Best Wood Drive, Clayton, NC, USA

Rotary encourages members to continue to learn the principles and philosophy of Rotary. Part of that is RLI, "Rotary Leadership Institute." They offer it in three classes, and the classes allow you to work with other Rotarians from your district on things like problem solving, team building and general club ethics.

  •  1/16/2023 08:00 AM
  •   340 McCullers Street, Clayton, NC, USA

We were honored to work with our fellow Rotary Clubs and other organizations and individuals this year to prepare 40,000+ meals for local families.

  •  1/13/2023 08:00 PM
  •   101 Cleveland Crossing Dr, Garner, NC 27529, USA

Honoring the management and staff of Lowe's for their support and hard work during our Rescues for PTSD service project.

  •  1/12/2023 07:00 AM

We were able to recognize several supporters of our club. Honoring Scott, the owner of Cleveland Draft House, for providing us a place to meet. Thanks, Scott!

Zack Stephenson

President 2023-2024

Zack is the Associate Branch Director for the Poole Family YMCA & East Triangle YMCA. Zack has been a member since 2018. He's married to Carolina Stephenson and they have two boys.

Russell Camper

President Elect 2024-2025

Russell is our club President elect for 2024 - 2025 year. Russell has been a member of our club since 2017 and is a Paul Harris Fellow. He is a Licensed GC and the owner of Carolina Renovation & Maintenance. He's married to Lindsey Camper and they have three children.

Peggy Woods

Club Executive Secretary

Peggy is our Executive Secretary for 2023-2024. She was our club President for 2021-2022 and is a Paul Harris Fellow. She volunteers training service dogs for veterans with PTSD and is married to Kurt Woods. They have 3 children.

Julie Barefoot


Julie is our Treasurer for the 2023-2024 year. She is one of the founding charter members. Julie is also a Paul Harris Fellow and was a past president. Julie is a CPA with a local firm and diehard Wolfpack fan.

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