President's Message

Happy Monday beloved Rotarians and Friends of Rotary. This week has been packed and stacked with events and my heart is full. I have been so fortunate to have spent three of the past seven days at one time or another with this wonderful group of people I call my extended family. Starting last Thursday (For those that couldn’t attend) we had our meet and greet at Trilogy of Lake Norman and it went better than I could have imagined. There was a good turnout from the residents at Trilogy and our Rotarians and their spouses/friends also came out in full force. I have a feeling we made an impact and that we will be back soon in an effort to collaborate with their service group. I am also hoping we have found a new member… or three! 

On Saturday morning we showed up to do a little digging in the dirt at Denver Christian Academy for the first of two school beautification projects with Patty Korn. Everything looks lovely and it was so nice to see so many Rotarians working alongside parents and students. I feel we may have made some new friends here too!  

Then on Saturday night Jason and I attended the 25th Anniversary Gala for Lincoln Charter School in Charlotte. It was so heartwarming to walk into the facility see a handful of our members (looking dashing I might add). We laughed, ate, drank, and even did some dancing!  I know I say it a lot, but never enough - we are so lucky to be a part of this wonderful organization where we are like one big happy family!  

Don’t forget that we have a board meeting this Friday at 7:30 am  at Camp Dogwood to coordinate for our signature event, Day at the Lake, which takes place June 1!  

See you bright and early on Wednesday where we will get to learn about ShelterBox!  


School Beautification Projects Off to a Successful Start at Denver Christian Academy
Denver/Lake Norman Rotarian John Dancoff Introduces Dr. John Hauser, Gaston College President
From left to right: Luke Upchurch, Chief Development Officer, Gaston College, Dr. John Hauser, Rotarian Terri Livingston and John Dancoff.  Dr. Hauser spoke about the Lincoln Campus Building plan and other happenings at Gaston College at the April 24th meeting.
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Attendance (4/24)
40 Rotarians
3 guests
Partner Birthdays
Cindy Dancoff (John)
Member Anniversaries
Joanie Morgan (9 years)
Wedding Anniversaries
Steve and Patti Gillespie (43 years)
Happy Bucks
Alzheimer’s Research (CART)
Happy Bucks (4/24)

Courtesy of Alacia Tarpley

Andie led Happy Bucks with giving thanks for an informative District Conference with five outstanding speakers this year. Our Denver Chapter, received the District Governor’s Citation and a Public Image award.

Celeste gave some also in remembrance of the District Conference she enjoyed as well.

Joe Lampon gave some in celebration of Gaston College, and for John’s Bowl-a-Thon, and for his two grandsons.

Jim Perry also gave to lift up a successful District Conference and celebrating his anticipated golf trip… already ready to hit the road with his snazzy Titleist cap on at the meeting.

Jim Minor celebrated Yvonne’s Birthday.

Sherry thanked God for her safety during a home gas leak that was significant, and thankfully all fixed without a bang!

Thomas Eatmon celebrated softball and mentioned Kim for China.

Mike Wooten lifted up his grandchild with their diving competition and swimming meets

Craig gave to celebrate the District Conference and introduced his guest Salin in attendance today

Salin gave in thanks for our welcoming southern hospitality…I think she even tried the grits!

Jack Let us know that Harry broke his wrist, and sent a card around for folks to sign for well wishes on a speedy recovery and that we were missing him today.


May 01, 2024
Shelter Boxes
May 08, 2024
2nd Chances and Restoration
May 15, 2024
Promote literacy
May 22, 2024
Africa Trip
May 29, 2024
District 7890 Chair - Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Projects in Guatemala via Zoom
Jun 05, 2024
Appalachian’s Summer Festival
Jun 12, 2024
Birthing Kits
Jun 19, 2024
Jun 26, 2024
Recap: 2023-2024 Rotary Year
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Upcoming Events
Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Board Meeting
Camp Dogwood
May 03, 2024
District 7670 Training Assembly
Mars Hill University
May 04, 2024
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Denver/LKN Rotary Board Strategic Planning Session
May 08, 2024
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
School Beautification Project
Catawba Springs Elementary School
May 11, 2024
Music in the Park - Coming Up Brass
Rescue Squad Park
May 18, 2024
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Day at the Lake 2024
Camp Dogwood
Jun 01, 2024
Music in the Park - Cat5 Band
Rescue Squad Park
Jun 15, 2024
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Rotary Social (Changing of the Guard)
Jun 23, 2024
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Music in the Park - The Chain
Rescue Squad Park
Jul 20, 2024
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Music in the Park - Chris Taylor & the Rumor
Rescue Squad Park
Aug 17, 2024
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
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