Gastonia East Rotary Club chartered on Sept. 12, 1970, with sponsorship by the original Gastonia club.
One of our founders was a member of the Gastonia Club, the late Bynum Carter, whose daughter later served as well. Other charter members included David Deas, Tom Efird, John Parks, Charles Stribling, and Tom Watson. David and Tom are still members to this day!
With a membership of around 100 local business leaders, Gastonia East Rotary is among the largest clubs in District 7680. In fact, we continued to grow throughout the pandemic as a place to find human connections with like-minded Rotarians serving our community.