Our Club History

Chartered June 6, 1978

Rotary logoThe Rotary Club of the Triad was first chartered on June 6, 1978 as the Rotary Club of North High Point. Our club was co-sponsored by the Rotary Club of High Point and the Furnitureland Rotary Club. Twenty-four men became charter members in ceremonies held at the High Point Country Club on June 27, 1978.


Thirty-six years later, we are very fortunate that 5 of these original members are still active in our club:

  • Owen Bertschi
  • Bruce Laney
  • Stewart Hartley (who holds the honor as the first member)
  • Jay Motsinger

In the early years, our club meetings were held on Tuesdays at the Holiday Inn in downtown High Point. Later, we moved to the Radisson and although we continue to meet for lunch on Tuesdays, we now call the String and Splinter Club home.

1978-1979 Officers

Our first slate of officers.

Yogi Yarborough, President
Barry Schultheiss, Vice President
Ron Ashby, Secretary
Harrison Turnbull, Treasurer
Walt Snider, Sergeant At Arms
Dick Culler, Director
Claude Hedgecock, Director
Eddie Sams, Director
Bill Wyche, Director