Elaine Setzer-Maxwell and Stephen Starnes at Teacher Treasures in Lenoir

Time is a precious resource. We are all becoming experts at multitasking, being more productive, and trying to do it all. While we run the race of daily life, we find that something is missing. We can identify that missing piece as an unfulfilled need to serve our communities.

Everyone has this need. We all know about the wonderful non-profit agencies and service clubs in our own communities. They are well organized, with members attending regular meetings and social hours. Unfortunately, not everyone has time to attend these worthwhile events. They do, however, have time to serve.

IMPACT was formed to meet the needs of individuals who recognize their personal drive to serve but cannot commit to regular meetings. IMPACT started as a satellite of the Rotary Club of Lenoir, which recognized the need for an organized structure and an opportunity to quickly perform service amongst individuals' busy schedules.

Once IMPACT members are inducted into their home Rotary club, they choose their level of involvement. They may serve often, or rarely. But every hour of service they perform is an hour of service that would have otherwise been lost. Some may even become traditional Rotarians and start attending regular meetings. Or traditional Rotarians experiencing a life change may find they can maintain their Rotary connection by moving to the IMPACT satellite.

Either way, IMPACT members are tasked with getting in, serving, and then going home. It's that simple.


Rotary Ninja Being in Impact is Like Being a Rotary Ninja...Get In. Serve. Go Home.
Patrick Longano headshot

Patrick Longano, Director of IMPACT by Rotary Lenoir


IMPACT by Lenoir Rotary is chartered by The Rotary Club of Lenoir and was formed to enable citizens in the Lenoir Rotary area to engage in a full range of Rotary activities with a schedule and service-only focus. This enhances the ability of former Rotarians, non-traditional Rotarians, and family of Rotarians to participate regardless of other commitments.  Club members range from educators to business owners, retired military and beyond.  The IMPACT Club Chair attends regular club Board meetings.  The club engages virtually and through service projects. IMPACT is branching out by sharing resources with other clubs and satellites by providing links to service opportunities, organization, and training.

Lenoir Rotary with Rotary International Shield on yellow