President's Message

Hello, Fellow Rotarians! 

Hoping everyone had a relaxing Memorial Day and found some time to think about those who have given their lives to defend this great country we get to call home! Thanks to all of the current and former servicemen and women, deceased or living. We have such special privilege called Freedom in the United States and we should do more to honor those that are willing to fight for all of us to keep it!!

Let’s not forget this weekend is Day at the Lake for Foster Kids. We will be at Camp Dogwood in Sherrills Ford this year and we will have an update with more info at tomorrow’s meeting.  Let’s put on the best one yet and give these kids and their families a memory to remember.

Speaking of memory, you know who is creating a HUGE one right now?  Our very own Panico Perez is across the globe at the Rotary International Convention in Singapore.  It was such a treat to receive a few pictures of him with our own honorary member, Amilton Medieros, and then one came across where Panico was presenting our Denver/Lake Norman Club flag to 2025-2026 Rotary International President Mario Cesar who spoke to us via zoom back in April. I cannot wait to hear about all of the great things Panico was able to experience while there. Where we usually think about Rotary on the Local or District Level I have to imagine there are worldly ideas that are discussed and how different others see this great big globe! I am sure there is much talk about Peace - which all of us should be doing in our daily lives. Creating Peace and a Safe Environment in which all people can live should be one of the major topics we all discuss often to keep it in the forefront of our lives.

I look forward to seeing each of you tomorrow morning.  




Rotarian Rick Lawrence to Speak Via Zoom at Wednesday's Meeting
Denver/Lake Norman Rotary's Own Morrie Lawing Tells of His Travels in East Africa
Morrie had stops in Ethiopia and Uganda but spent most of his time on a mission in Rwanda.  He spoke at the May 22nd meeting.
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Denver/Lake Norman Rotarian Panico Peres presents banner to RI President Mario Cesar Martins de Camargo at the RI Singapore convention.
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Joe and Ann Lampron (47 years)
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Celeste gave to honor her son and his bike ride from Charlotte to D.C. during Police Week.

Vickey gave to celebrate vacation and remember CART.

Jim thanked Steve Baker, Jerry, and Mike and gave to Celebrate National Maritime Day which celebrates the men and women of the Merchant Marines. They are pivotal in keeping shipping safe.

Rich celebrated his and Trudy’s trip to Ducks Unlimited which is an organization that reclaimed and preserved 15 million acres.

Joanie lifted up for the successful Music in the Park experience. The band was great and Cindy did a wonderful job in getting the word out to people about Rotary

Mike said he was sad not… his Grandson’s Lacrosse game moved them forward toward finals, and granddaughter’s soccer game was a 10-3 amazing match. He also tipped us that today celebrates the first steam boat trip to England.

Denny gave toward wife Rita’s efforts in helping out family members with needs and they had a Detroit trip for a party and casino experience.

Jerry celebrated that all his family have agreed to come for a family reunion, at least 14 in all. 

Cindy spoke again about her Derby Day and how Mother’s day in Colorado was great.

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District 7890 Chair - Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Projects in Guatemala via Zoom
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Appalachian’s Summer Festival
Jun 12, 2024
Birthing Kits
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Recap: 2023-2024 Rotary Year
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July 4th Week
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Goals for 2024-2025
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Skin cancer
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Day at the Lake 2024
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Jun 01, 2024
Music in the Park - Cat5 Band
Rescue Squad Park
Jun 15, 2024
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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
Music in the Park - Bailey Marie Band
Rescue Squad Park
Sep 21, 2024
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
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