Our Projects

First Flight Rotary Club and members actively strengthen our community and the Outer Banks doing many projects throughout the year. Some projects include the entire Club, such as the Oink & Oyster Roast, and some include just a few members at a time, such as:.

  • Beach Grass Planting
  • Mentoring High School Students
  • Serving meals Ruthie’s Kitchen
  • Start Line at the OBX Marathon
  • Scholarships through the Lacy J. McNeill Scholarship Endowment
  • Donating/building a Bike Rack for Nags Head Wood
  • Outer Banks International Student Identification Card


  • Serving meals Ruthie’s Kitchen
  • Hurricane Evacuation of International Students
  • Nags Head Youth Fishing Tournament
  • Beach Food Pantry
  • International Student Welcome Events (ISOP International Student Outreach Program)
  • Scholarships through the FFRC Lacy J. McNeill Scholarship Endowment


  • Dare to Care Free Cardiovascular Screening
  • Children’s and Youth Partnership of Dare County Diaper Drive
  • Baptist on Mission Free Dental Clinic – Ocracoke Island
  • OBX Room at the Inn providing meals for the only Homeless Shelter on the Outer Banks
  • OBX Alzheimer’s Walk
  • Annual Putt Putt for Polio Event

First Flight Rotarians include their family members in community projects, which builds stronger families and a sense of community in young people. Some projects are done in cooperation with other Rotary Clubs and some are done in cooperation with other organizations, such as the Food Pantry or the Outer Banks International Student Outreach Program (OBX ISOP).

All First Flight Rotarians are encouraged to participate in community projects to the extent of their time, interest, and physical capabilities. Also, Rotarians are encouraged to suggest new projects or improvements to existing projects. This builds leadership and community strength while furthering our motto, “Service Above Self.”