News & Events

2017 Shrimpfest

The Rotary Club of Tryon hosted their 2017 Shrimpfest on September 16th.  The evening was a fun filled event with dinner, music, door prizes and a live auction.  It was a great opportunity for Rotary Club members to share the experience of Rotary with friends and family.   

In addition to the wonderful food, the highlight of the evening was the spirited live auction lead by Rotary Club member Michael Baughman.  After all of the items were auctioned off, Michael opened the bidding on two of  the spotters:  George Alley & Scott Hopper.   When the bidding was finished, the Rotary Club of Tryon raised over $7,000 on the generosity of the Shrimpfest attendees.

Mark your calendar for this time of year in 2018, so you don’t miss the next shrimpfest.

Shrimpfest 2017 Photo Gallery

Pictured:  Rotary Club members Elizabeth Nager and Michael Baughman along with Bailey Nager and Carolyn Baughman


Rotary: Making a Difference

Rotary International President Ian Risley recently announced the theme for this year will be – Rotary: Making a Difference.

“We know that we can do more together than we could ever hope to do alone,” he told incoming governors. “I ask you to keep that spirit of teamwork and cooperation always in your minds and to take it back with you to your districts.

Rotary Club of Tryon President Ken Shull reflected this message when he said “we will do good things, have fun doing it and make a difference”.



2016-2017 Rotarian of the Year

Judy Lair

Past President of the Rotary Club of Tryon Jim Wright recently presented the Joseph W. Wells trophy to Judy Lair when she was named Rotarian of the Year for 2016-2017.

Wells was a member of the Rotary Club of Tryon and served as District Governor of District 7670 in 1972-73.

2017-2018 New Club Officers

On July 27th the Club met to install the new officers for 2017-2018.  The event was a fun time with food and fellowship.  Photos of the event are included at the link below.

2017-2018 Installation Ceremony

2017 Rotary Scholarship Recipients

At the May 25th meeting of the Rotary Club of Tryon, the seven winners of the club’s annual scholarship awards were introduced to the club. In the three categories of scholarships, four students receive $8,000 over a four year period; two students receive an award of $3,000 over two years; and one student receives the “Ortiz Service Above” Self award of $1,000. The winners were selected after extensive interviews and consideration by a committee of Rotarians chaired by Michael Baughman. The awards are funded by the Rotary Club of Tryon Foundation from ticket sales to the two annual Community Chorus Concerts. At the meeting, each recipient spoke briefly to the club members about their plans to continue with their education. Pictured in the photo beginning of the left are Meghan Mauldin, Polk County High School Guidance Counselor; scholarship recipients: Rhian Alley, Summer Mann, Monica Mills, Jordan Heston, India Godlock, Alivia Swayze, and Lillian Dixon; and Rotary Scholarship Chair Michael Baughman.