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Becoming a New Member

Are you a person wanting to make positive changes in the Denver, NC community and the world? Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group of people who share your drive to give back.

We meet for breakfast each Wednesday morning at 8160 Optimist Club Rd, Denver, NC 28037 for an hour long meeting where you will:

  • Learn more about our community’s needs and discover creative ways to meet them.
  • Expand your leadership and professional skills.
  • Catch up with good friends and meet new ones.
  • Get involved in the building of the Rescue Squad Park (33 acres off of Galway Ln – across from Lincoln Charter School).
  • Help eradicate Polio in our world.

 

Rotary clubs accept new members by invitation, so we recommend you first reach out to a member of this club to learn more. It’s not only a good way to get to know us – it’s also a great way to get involved in the community.

You are always welcome to be our guest for a meeting any Wednesday morning, so join us at East Lincoln Optimist Club (7:30 am) and check us out. Breakfast is our treat.

You will find a list of our current members on the website. Don’t know anyone on the list? – That’s ok, contact Ron, Andie, Ken or Jerry from the membership committee and we will get you started.

Marty Smith
Email: gmsmith@hugginscpa.com

Membership Responsibilities

What Rotarians get out of Rotary depends largely on what they put into it. Membership requirements are designed to help club members more fully participate in and enjoy their Rotary experience.

We meet each Wednesday morning for breakfast at 7:30 AM. Attending weekly club meetings allows members to enjoy fellowship, enrich their professional and personal knowledge, and meet other business leaders in their community.

If members miss a meeting of their own club, they’re encouraged to expand their Rotary horizons by attending a meeting of any other Rotary club in the world, or even attend an online meeting at www.Rotaryeclubone.com.

By participating in local and international service projects, club members can volunteer their time and talents where they’re most needed.

The five Avenues of Service are Rotary’s philosophical cornerstone and the foundation on which club activity is based:

  • Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the club’s effective functioning.
  • Vocational Service encourages Rotarians to serve others through their vocations and to practice high ethical standards.
  • Community Service covers the projects and activities the club undertakes to improve life in its community.
  • International Service encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace.
  • Youth Service recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities, involvement in community and international service projects and exchange programs that enrich and foster world peace and cultural understanding.
To keep clubs strong, every Rotarian must share the responsibility of bringing new people into Rotary. Even new members can bring guests to club meetings or invite them to participate in a service project.
Keeping members involved in Rotary is another responsibility. Fostering strong fellowship and encouraging early participation in service projects are two of the best ways to sustain a club?s membership.
Club members are required to pay annual dues to their clubs, districts, and Rotary International, as well as the subscription fee to the appropriate Rotary magazine.
Club members are encouraged to volunteer for leadership roles at the club level and beyond. To learn more about leadership opportunities in your district, see the district leadership seminar page and the club committees page.

For questions about visiting Rotary or learning more about becoming a member, contact:

Charles H. Bohlen Jr.
Email: bohlen@bellsouth.net
Home: 704-489-2304

Recent Newsletter

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Get Involved

Your  Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club offers many opportunities for involvement. Attend weekly meetings, district conferences to learn more about Rotary and to celebrate the district’s good works, or share in special community events such as the Art Auction to raise funds for  the new Rescue Squad Public Park.  As a member you could host a visiting Group Study Exchange team, help organize your district’s Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program to see what clubs can do when they work together, or escort a World War II Veteran to Washington DC to view the War Memorial in Rotary’s Honor Air Program. These are just some of many activities you could participate in that will help you meet Rotarians inside and outside your club, widen your circle of friends, and expand your service potential.

Get involved globally

Rotary transcends national borders. You can get involved globally by attending the annual RI Convention, where you’ll meet with Rotarians from around the world and get ideas for club activities and service projects. Also consider joining a Rotary Fellowship to network with Rotarians who share your vocation or interests. By participating in international activities, you become part of a global network of professionals seeking world peace and understanding.

Rotary Volunteers

The Rotary Volunteers program is the embodiment of the Rotary motto Service Above Self. It encourages Rotarians to become actively involved in hands-on projects that harness their vocational skills. Contact us to learn more on this program.