Welcome To The Rotary Club of South Gwinnett County

The Rotary Club of South Gwinnett County (RCOSGC) was chartered on September 17, 1982.  Three charter members still actively participate in all club activities.  The club has historically performed at a competitive level with other clubs of its size within District 6910.  RCOSGC presently meets for lunch on Thursdays at the Northwood Country Club at 3157 Club Drive, Lawrenceville, Georgia, 30044.  Past locations of club meetings have been Summit Chase Country Club, Snellville, and Little Gardens Restaurant, Lilburn.  RCOSGC is proud to have a Past District Governor and several former Assistant Governors among its membership.  Various members have held other leadership roles in District 6910 activities.

Who Is South Gwinnett Rotary

The mission of the Rotary Club of South Gwinnett County is to provide unselfish service to our local and international communities while exhibiting the Values of Rotary International, the highest ethical standards, fellowship among its members and Service Above Self.
To be recognized in our community of interest as a source of exceptional programs of service above self, with a perceived value of Rotary membership, a platform of leadership development for Rotary and our community, a careful steward of monetary and human resources, and an outlet to harness the power of our youth in developing community service opportunities.
The Rotary Club of South Gwinnett County is a small but growing club of 24 members and we think we are the coolest in Gwinnett county! We have a proud 30 year history of service to the Gwinnett County community and we promise a warm welcome and a fun and irreverent time
click to review our 30 years of history. SG Rotary 30th Anniversary.

Our Key Service Projects

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention: We have partnered with the Gwinnett Medical Center to support programs aimed at educating at risk children in Type 2 diabetes management and prevention. This is our 3rd year of supporting this cause aimed at mitigating the effect of this fast growing disease in our Gwinnett community.

Corley Elementary School: We volunteer as readers in a bi-weekly reading program aimed at encouraging elementary and 1st grade students to develop a love for reading – the key to academic success. We also host a Student of the Month celebration for a deserving Corley student, teacher and parents at a club meeting.  In addition we support an annual Corley Career Day where our members talk about their vocation and we have completed various playground improvement projects at Corley including an outdoor classroom.

Gwinnett Technical College: We support an annual scholarship for deserving Gwinnett Tech students to assist with expenses for books and tuition to help in completing their education.

The Good Samaritan Missionary Ministry house is in the Dominican Republic and located at: Autopista Nagua-Cabrera, Barrio Los Pajones de Payita, Provincia Maria Trinidad Sanchez, Frente al tanque de Inapa. This is a very remote mission house that is 2 hours from Santo Domingo, the capital city.

This project addresses a Water and Sanitation need and the objective is to build and install a septic tank for the current mission house and completely finish the bathroom. This mission house currently has a restroom, but it cannot be used because there is not a septic tank.  Work is expected to begin on 8/1/2015 and be complete by 11/1/2015.

Lawrenceville Boys and Girls Club, Brookwood High School: We sponsor Interact clubs at both Lawrenceville Boys & Girls Club  and at Brookwood High School.  As part of this sponsorship we provide scholarships for college books for 2 deserving seniors and sponsor 2 students to the annual Rotary Youth Leadership Academy to help emerging student leaders develop their skills at a 4 day program at the Tallulah Falls School.

We also have fun partnering with our Boys & Girls Interact Club in supporting the annual summer ice cream social and the Thanksgiving dinner for the kids.

Our club has also supported important community institutions and causes including Annandale Village, Relay for Life, Gwinnett Great Days of Service, United Way.

Meet Our Board for Rotary Year 2016-2017

Richard Panyik
Richard PanyikPresident
Jack Wilson
Jack WilsonVice President
Matt Retter
Matt RetterPresident Elect
Mark Abrams
Mark AbramsiPast President
Barbara Myers
Barbara MyersSecretary
Tom Tate
Tom TateTreasurer
Greg Whitlock
Greg WhitlockMembership Chair
Bill Shaver
Bill ShaverClub Admin Chair
Barbara Karnitz
Barbara KarnitzSergeant-at-Arms
Bill Cox
Bill CoxPublic Image Chair
Mike Hayes
Mike HayesFoundation Chair
DePriest Waddy
DePriest WaddyService Projects Chair
Doug Langley
Doug LangleyPrograms Chair
Scott LeCraw
Scott LeCrawFundraising Chair

Our Members – Service and Fellowship