Clayton Rotary Club
March is Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Month


Flags for Heroes is back for 2022 to honor our heroes and celebrate Memorial Day and Flag Day! With your help, over 1500 American flags will be raised between two locations: Clayton and Smithfield, next to the Johnston Health Hospitals on Sunday, May 29, 2022 and will remain up through June 19, 2022. Click on the “Sponsor Flags” button to learn more and secure your flag sponsorship today! 


Sunday, May 29th, 5 pm – Opening Ceremonies & Flag Raising

Members of the three host Rotary Clubs, visiting Rotarians, local government officials, media partners, corporate and individual flag sponsors, representatives of Veteran associations, First Responders, and Healthcare workers are invited to attend a Memorial Day Eve ceremony. Tribute by Clayton American Legion Post 71, followed by raising over 1500 flags between the two locations.

Tuesday, June 14th, 6:30 pm – Celebrating National Flag Day & A tribute to our Veterans, First Responders, Healthcare workers, and their families.

Hosted by Johnston County Rotary Clubs and Publix-Clayton which will provide a free hot dog meal. Following refreshments will be reflections by guest speakers, special music, and a flyover salute to our heroes by F-15s from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.

Sunday, June 19th, 5:00 pm – Father’s Day Family Heroes Event

A Father’s Day salute to our many Family Heroes, followed by the collection of medallions and the lowering of the 1500+ flags. Sponsors may collect their medallions at this ceremony. 


May is Youth Service Month

Developing the next generation of leaders is important.

We have programs to help younger leaders build leadership skills, expand education, and learn the value of service.

Rotary has:

  • Interact clubs to bring young people ages 12 – 18 together where they can learn to give back, learn leadership skills, and learn about the world and their communities through their activities and service projects.

  • Rotary Youth Exchange, which is sponsored by Rotary Clubs in more than 100 countries, lets students ages 15 – 19 to learn a new language, learn about a different culture, and become global citizens.

  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA). This leadership development program allows young people to gain confidence, learn new skills, and have some fun.

  • New Generations Service Exchange is a program for University students and professionals up to age 30. These individuals follow this customizable program to allow them to achieve their professional goals combined with a humanitarian project.

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