The Rotary Club of Denver Lake Norman was formed in 1995 as a spin-off from the Lincolnton Noon Club. Since its formation the Club has become involved in many projects that range from local to international in scope.
Our five standing committees are: Club Administration, Foundation, Membership, Public Relations and Club Service Projects. New members will be assigned to one of these committees. The four avenues of service are: International Service, Vocational Service, Club Service and Community Service.
The mission of the Rotary Club of Denver Lake Norman Rotary follows Rotary International, a worldwide association of Rotary clubs, is to provide service to others, promote high ethical standards, and advance world undertanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
The East Lincoln Rescue Squad served eastern Lincoln County from 1977 through 2009, and was an all-volunteer organization with dedicated individuals giving of themselves for the community. The rescue squad donated their land to the Denver Lake Norman Rotary Club Foundation, to be used toward the East Lincoln Rescue Park, to recognize those individuals for the years of service.
For the past 6 years under the leadership of the Rotary Foundation, the Club has worked with Lincoln County and Lincoln Charter School to develop facility plans, designs, and cost estimates for the park. Under an agreement with the county, the Rotary Club Foundation has a 40 year lease with an option for an additional 40 years for a park in Denver NC.
Currently the Foundation has over $1,400,000 towards completion of phase one. The Rotary Club Foundation has a capital campaign to raise the $100,000 needed to complete phase one and the $1,000,000 to complete phase two and three.
The playground for Rescue Squad Park has recently been completed thanks to a generous gift from Hecht Realty. The gift of over $90,000 has made it possible to provide a playground that will welcome children and families of all abilities.
As a new member, you’ll get a chance to become more involved in your community and to provide aid to other parts of the world through the opportunities that your Rotary club and Rotary International offer.
Longtime Rotarians agree that involvement is key to getting the most out of membership. Volunteer to serve on a committee that meets your interests, to be a greeter for weekly club meetings, or to join a service project team. These activities will help you get to know your fellow club members and better understand the work of Rotary.
What Rotarians get out of Rotary depends largely on what they put into it. Many membership requirements are designed to help club members more fully participate in and enjoy their Rotary experience.
Attending weekly club meetings allows members to enjoy fellowship, enrich their professional and personal knowledge, and meet other business leaders in their community.
It’s an honor to serve in Rotary.Andie Taylor, Member
It will change your life.Hillary Brodofsky, Member
Service above self.Dave Fuller, Member
“Last week while volunteering, I noticed that my mouth was hurting and I thought to myself: Why is my mouth hurting? I thought about it and then realized that I hadn’t stopped smiling since arriving!” – Trudy Crawford
Y Readers is a nationally recognized literacy program that serves students in grades K-3 who are reading below grade level. The program operates as a six-week summer camp as well as an afterschool program. The purpose of Y Readers is to provide the additional support that students need to be proficient in reading by the end of third grade. This is accomplished through a focus on improving students’ literacy skills and self-confidence in the classroom.
The Y is committed to helping all children discover and live their true potential. By combining an engaging curriculum with enthusiastic teachers and volunteers, Y Readers gives students the skills and confidence they need to read on grade level. Y Readers now serves over 700 students each year in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Lincoln County Schools, and Mooresville Graded School District. Students are recommended for Y Readers by their classroom teachers and principals based on need for the program.
Locally in Lincoln County, 32 students are served at Iron Station Elementary and each child attends the program for 6 weeks free of any cost to the families. The cost per child is approximately $1300 and those funds are raised through the YMCAs Annual Giving Campaign through individual donors and businesses, local grants, and the United Way. This year the Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club chose to sponsor two children and also received a matching grant from our district totally $2600. 17 volunteers, many of whom were Rotarians, also gave of their time and 17 volunteers served over 60 hours with the teachers to provide one-on-one reading activities each week for the children.
P.O. Box 861 Denver, NC 28037