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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  •  10/21/2023 12:00 PM
  •   101 W Market St, Smithfield, NC 27577, USA

Join our club and Central Johnston Rotary Club for an event with the Friends of Johnston County at The Little Brown Jug. We will be enjoying the cooler weather and hiking the beautiful Smithfield Neuse Riverwalk.

  •  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.

  •  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.

  •  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.

Upcoming Events

Speaker; Sandi Bridge - NC Wildlife26 Oct 20236101 NC-42, Garner, NC 27529, USA

Past Events

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
  •  5/28/2023 08:00 AM - 6/18/2023 08:00 PM
  •   Johnston Memorial Hospital, 2138 NC-42, Clayton, NC, USA

We are excited to host our 4th annual JoCo Flags For Heroes. With your help, we will fly a spectacular display of more than 1500 American flags between two fields of Johnston Health: in Clayton and Smithfield. *Please indicate the Rotary Club and/or member name that asked you to be a sponsor (Cleveland).

  • $30
  •  4/15/2023 09:00 AM
  •   443 Sanders Rd, Benson, NC 27504

Join The Rotary Club of Cleveland School at our Second Annual "Run for Rotary" event on April 15th, 2023. Our 5K event this year will benefit Johnston County Parks and Open Spaces. 50% of proceeds/donations will go directly to the Johnston County Parks and Open Space Program and 50% will remain with our Rotary Club to fund various service projects within our Cleveland School Community. Service projects that we have done and do throughout the year range from collecting and delivering food to local food pantries, donating supplies for toiletry bags for local homeless shelters, "Stockings for Seniors" at Christmastime that are delivered to Senior Living Facilities, to building a playground at a domestic violence shelter for children who need a safe place to enjoy the outdoors, and so much more!

  •  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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