COVID-19 ALERT: Effective January 5, 2022, the Denver/Lake Norman Rotary will return to Unity Church with breakfast. For the remainder of 2021 the club has temporarily relocated its meetings to St. Peter by the Lake Episcopal Church, 8433 Fairfield Forest Road in Denver.
President's Message
Ellen Fichtelman
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Hello Rotarians!
I am looking forward to seeing everyone Wednesday morning for breakfast. Our very own Katie Henry will be our speaker.
Reminder that December 22nd the nominating committee will present nominations for the 2022-2023 Denver Lake Norman Rotary Board. At that time, the floor will be open for nominations. Per our club bylaws we will vote one month later (in January). For those who cannot be in attendance December 22nd, the proposed nominations are as follows:

President: Perry Clark
President Elect: Andie Taylor
President Nominee: Craig Buhrendorf
Treasurer: Bill McLucas
Foundation: Jim Perry
Secretary: Cathy Smiley
Club Admin: Steve Baker & Ross Bulla
Membership: Brandon Blell

Committee Chairs:
Community Service: Sherry Reinhardt
International Service: Trudie Crawford
Sergeant at Arms: Jim Minor
Youth and Vocation Services: Thomas Eatmon
PR: Elijah Beatty (with assistance from Craig)

If there are any other nominations please feel free to let Perry Clark or myself know. 

Yours in Rotary Service, 
Joe Lampron and Jim Perry receive Paul Harris +8 recognition
Evan Crawley, Lincoln County Director of Soil and Water Speaks at Rotary
By Steve Baker

On Wednesday, December 5th, the Denver Lake Norman Rotary welcomed Evan Crawley, Director of the Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation District. Along with Evan were two additional staff members, Madison Bridges, District Resource Specialist and Jamie Martin, Natural Resources Conservationist.

The Soil and Water Conservation Staff provides technical assistance, farmland conservation programs, environmental education programs, natural resources and erosion control, and conservation easements.

If you call the office for help, the staff can provide free technical assistance for your property, addressing issues such as erosion, stormwater, sedimentation, general complaints, or questions relating to agriculture. Conservation easements may include water rights, hunting rights, development rights, farming rights, mineral rights and timber rights.

In 2007 Lincoln County adopted an Erosion & Sediment Control Ordinance. This ordinance gave authority to place erosion control measures on property of 1000 square feet or larger that requires a building permit. Sediment pollution is the most common type of pollution in the US waters. Studies have shown that 30% is caused by natural erosion. The remaining 70% occurs by human activity. It is an easy guess that construction activity is the most common source of sediment pollution.

The Lincoln County Soil and Water Department also offers educational opportunities. An essay contest is offered to current sixth graders. A conservation field day is also offered to sixth graders. There are classroom demonstrations for the third graders and a five day envirothon for high school students in Raleigh that allows teams to compete against teams from all over North Carolina.

To learn more about the Lincoln County Soil and Water Department please visit

Club Information
Denver/Lake Norman Rotary - Founded 1995
Denver/Lake Norman
Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
Unity Presbyterian Church
8210 Unity Church Road
Denver, NC 28037
United States of America
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Craig Buhrendorf
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Shuz for Santa Cruz Project Resumes
After a 1-year "layoff' in its mission trips to Costa Rica due to the Pandemic, the Weddington United Methodist Church is resuming its building mission trips to Santa Cruz in January.  Jim Minor and his son Ash will again be participating as "Rotarians at Work" and are collecting shoes for the needy people in this rural community in the NW corner of Costa Rica.  Any donated shoes, in all sizes for all ages and genders, will be welcome - new and/or "gently used".  Jim will be collecting shoes at our weekly meetings starting this week and extending through early January.  PS - no "winter" shoes or boots please - LOL!!
Rotary’s Own Sherry Reinhardt, Grand Marshall of the 2021 Denver Christmas Parade!
Denver/Lake Norman Rotary's 5th Annual Helmet Fund Campaign a Huge Success
At it's December 1st meeting, Jim Minor announced that The Denver/Lake Norman Rotary had raised $1220 for its 5th annual Helmet Fund fundraiser for the United Services Organization (USO).  This was over double what the club took in last year.
$1 Million Dinner Challenge Goal Within Reach

Thank you to all the Donors to our $1M Dinner Challenge!

The people around the world that you may never meet are having their lives changed because of you!!

Raised to date:  $612,012.50!!!

Standings by Club: 
Denver/Lake Norman
Highlands Mtntop
Asheville Biltmore
Pisgah Forest
Haywood County
Black Mountain
Catawba Valley
Hendersonville Four Seasons
Madison County
Waynesville Sunrise
Remember - There are only 27 days left to make a gift that is to be used as a tax deduction in 2021!!

Remember - There are only 58 days left to qualify your Club to be the host of the $1M Dinner in April, 2022!!!

If you have any questions, would like to discuss any of the options, or want any other kind of support, please reach out to Rich or Celeste.

Rich Lyon Helps with the Males Place Annual Collard Greens Sale

Denver Fire Department NOEL 2021

Email from Jay Flynn of the Denver Fire Department:
Good Afternoon,
As in years past, the Denver Fire Department hopes to be Neighbors Offering Encouragement & Love through our annual NOEL project this Christmas Season. Unfortunately for the second year now, NOEL will be much different however because of the issues surrounding COVID-19.  We are again working with our local elementary schools and social services to identify families in need of help from NOEL for 2021. With COVID, we will unfortunately not have a  face-to-face experience with the families, but intend to be just a much of a blessing to them. 
Russell Hampton
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