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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 five avenues of service are: International Service, Vocational Service, Club Service, Community Service and Youth 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.
A dedication and community celebration was held November 21, 2015 for the first development phase of the park. The first phase includes sewer, water, and storm drainage, large multi-purpose activity shelter, two multi-purpose athletic fields, open green space for community events and festivals, a half mile walking trail around the park, nine hole disk golf course, three picnic shelters and a lighted paved parking lot with 144 parking spaces.
We need your help! Contact us to invest in this important community initiative.
Rescue Squad Park includes a picnic shelter, multi-purpose field, and playground and is also the home of the Denver Farmer’s Market (Saturdays 8am-12pm). The picnic shelter is available for reservations at times not designated for recreation programs/public use. Reservations can be made for 2 hour blocks and can be made by contacting Lincoln County Parks and Recreation at 704.483.8980 during the hours of 8:30am-5:00pm.
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.
“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.
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