President's Message

Hello, Fellow Rotarians! 

It’s hard to believe that we are already well into June.  Schools out and it i’s the month of weddings and vacations. Speaking of vacay, I am currently driving to Southport NC where Jason and I are going to partake in a week off. (This is almost unheard of in our house where we both own our businesses.)

Then I remembered…The Newsletter!  I thought to myself, I’ll just let this week go and not send a message - I’m sure you are very tired of mine by now. But then I thought…I made a commitment to do this. I didn’t want to push it off on Craig last minute - that is not fair to all concerned. I want to finish this year strong as our club president! I have revered every minute of this year (no seriously, I have!) The past 11 years as a Rotarian I have learned so much about people and, most of all - myself. I need to finish with the same passion in which I started. Thank you everyone for the support and the lessons. They have sincerely shaped me into a different person than I was when I first entered our meetings.

So, with all of that said, I want all of us to finish off this year strong. One of my goals has been for us to have fun while conducting service projects. I feel this has been accomplished but we have 2 more events this year. This weekend is Music in the Park with the CAT 5 band. Let’s get out there and show Denver what we are all about.

The last event, other than regular meetings, is our end of year Changing of the Guard, so to speak. The Social Committee has been diligently working on making this a fun and memorable event. Please remember to RSVP if you and your significant other can attend. It will be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate a year of great accomplishments and to looking forward to the year ahead.  

I will miss you this Wednesday but I will see you on Saturday!

Yours Truly in Rotarian Service, 


Ben Henderson from Boone Sunrise Rotary Talks About "An Appalachian Summer Festival"
The Festival, in its 40th year is held in Boone, NC and runs from June 29th to July 27th.  Music, dance, theatre, visual arts and film events will be featured.
Happy Bucks
Courtesy of Alacia Tarpley

Andie led the way in celebrating her D-I-V-O-R-C-E best decision she ever made.

Joanie made a donation in honor of her late husband Richard’s memorial visits as her family traveled to UK the Isle of Man to spread his ashes nearby the golf course where he once hit a hole in one! She also celebrated the Day at the Lake event and overheard a young boy say as it was wrapping up “today was the best day of my life”.

Debbie was grateful her parents were able to help out with the Day at the Lake. She also celebrated a week with Sherrie and Ross in Montana. She found out that the Glacier National Park was created with Rotarian help in 1932.

Panico gave to celebrate his Singapore trip which was amazing and very clean country. 15,000 Rotarians were in attendance. He met a woman at the tip of the spear in the effort to eradicate polio near the Afghanistan and Pakistan borders. During the House of Friendship he brought back several flags from Indian and Taiwanese clubs. 

Jim celebrated the successful and fun Day at the Lake, while challenging his wife to match money for their 31st anniversary.

Thomas put in for Charlie's help last week in his absense.

Mike put in for nickel in your ears.

Trudy celebrated the Day at the Lake, but she found out kids didn’t like her beans option.


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Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Foundation Grant Application
2024 Music in the Park Sponsorship Appeal - Contract
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Head Count for Rotary "Changing of the Guard" Party Needed by June 13th
The event will be held at the Foundry Event Room at Trilogy on Sunday, June 23rd from 4 to 8 pm and will feature heavy hors d'oeuvres and a DJ.  The cost is $35 per person.  Spouses and significant others are welcome.  Please let Michelle Busch know if you plan to attend.
Books on the House Returns to Rotary Following the June 26th Meeting
The Books on the House book mobile will be in the Unity Church parking lot and available for tours. Donations of children's and adult's books will be accepted.  Monetary donations will also be accepted. Come on out and support this worthy endeavor.
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1 guest
Member Birthdays
John Dancoff
Member Anniversaries
Amilton Medeiros
Happy Bucks
Alzheimer’s Research (CART)
Jun 12, 2024
Polio Plus
Jun 19, 2024
Jun 26, 2024
Recap: 2023-2024 Rotary Year
Jul 03, 2024
July 4th Week
Jul 10, 2024
Goals for 2024-2025
Jul 17, 2024
Skin cancer
Jul 24, 2024
Alzheimer’s association
Jul 31, 2024
District 7890 Chair - Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Projects in Guatemala via Zoom
Aug 07, 2024
Emergency Preparedness
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Upcoming Events
Music in the Park - Cat5 Band
Rescue Squad Park
Jun 15, 2024
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Rotary Social (Changing of the Guard)
Trilogy Lake Norman
Jun 23, 2024
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Denver/Lake Rotary Board Meeting
Jul 12, 2024
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
ELBA & Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Christmas Parade
Dec 07, 2024
ELBA & Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Tree LIghting
Dec 08, 2024
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