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 companion club (officially called a "satellite") recognizing the need for an organized structure and an opportunity to quickly perform service amongst individuals' busy schedules.

Currently, IMPACT simply denotes that an individual Rotary club uses this particular model.

Once members are inducted into their home Rotary companion 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 companion club.

Either way, 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.
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Patrick Longano, President of IMPACT by The Rotary Club of the Foothills

Patrick Longano, President

Katie Tocci, President-Elect

Samantha Morgan, Treasurer

Elizabeth Norris, Secretary

Richard LaMotte, Board Member



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