Through the efforts of Hans Koebig, the Rotary Club of St. Andrews-Charleston was chartered on July 25, 1949 with a goal of service to the community. Today more than 75 members meet every Thursday for lunch and fellowship at Bessingers Barbecue on Savannah Highway.

The members of our club are local business and community leaders who understand the importance of the tenants of Rotary. To realize these goals the club has had various fundraisers; including the Duck Race, Corn Hole tournament and parties with silent auctions.

In addition to contributing to the charitable goals of Rotary International such as Polio Plus (the eradication of polio worldwide) we support local organizations like Low Country Orphan Relief, Pattison’s Academy, Windward Farm Boys Home, Jenkins Institute, Carolina Childrens Charity, Camp Happy Days and Charleston Miracle League. The club created the Dictionary Program for third graders in our area to have a dictionary to help them through school as well as participating in the Rotary Reader program.

The club has awarded over $500,000 in college scholarships for deserving local students to pursue degrees and four year institutions. If you have any further questions or and interest in becoming a Rotarian please contact us.