About Us

District #7720, Club #6170

The New Bern Rotary Club was founded in 1920, fifteen years after Paul Harris and three others formed the first club in Chicago.  The oldest and largest Rotary Club in New Bern, we meet at lunch each Tuesday at the Chelsea Restaurant downtown.

Our club is involved with numerous local charities such as the Literacy Council, Craven County Partners In Education, RCS, and Wash Away Unemployment. We also support community nonprofits with funding earmarked for special projects.


Follow these links for:

Rotary Leadership 2021-22


Joe Peters


General Manager, Curtis Media Group



Meloni Wray

Past President

Director, Craven County Board of Elections


Cathi Miller


The Law Offices of Oliver & Cheek, PLLC


Bill Sherman



Pastor Emeritus at Centenary United Methodist Church in New Bern


Directors at Large

Director                    Darlene Brown

Director                    Joe Geiger

Director                    Cindy Riley

Director                    Doug Sudduth





Proposed Rotary Board 2022-2023


Board Positions

Kelly Millington – President

Gary Flannery – President Elect

Bill Sherman – Treasurer

Cathi Miller – Secretary

Joe Peters – Immediate Past Chairman

Cindy Riley – Board Member

Joe Geiger – Board Member

Susan Moffat-Thomas – Board Member

Guy Smith – Board Member