President's Message
Good morning, Rotarians!
A big shout out to both Celeste and Brandon for running and constructing our ROTARY #101 program last week. Hopefully, you found it informative and a good refresher on all things Rotary.
Be on the lookout for a “P-mail” from me on two new prospective members- Mike Pugh and Debbie Perry!
And, please be with us this week as our speakers will be from the North Carolina Lottery!
See you in a couple of days!

Perry Clark
Denver/Lake Norman Rotarians Present Budget and Rotary 101
By Steve Baker

On Wednesday, August 3rd, Treasurer Bill McLucas presented Denver Lake Norman Rotary with its 2022/2023 Fiscal Year budget for Club Accounts.  This was followed by a great presentation by Perry Clark, Celeste Renaldo, and Brandon Blell on the basic structure of Rotary. This presentation gave the club's newest members, as well as long-time members, a quick, overview of how Rotary works. It started with how Rotary International is made up of thirty-five zones, five-hundred districts, forty-six thousand clubs and 1.4 million Rotarians. Denver Lake Norman Rotary falls into zone 33, district 7670, and club number 31056 and is associated with two 501c(3) organizations, the Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club Foundation, and Denver Days/Music in the Park. Also listed were the programs that the club has supported over the years and many that the club continues to support each year. The presentation also showed the Values and Beliefs of Rotary, the Rotary motto “Service Above Self”, its Guiding Principles, many of which are said at each meeting. There was also a page that listed the Rotary Acronyms that are used. Attached at the end of the was a page that gave several websites to reference to build one's knowledge of Rotary.

Many thanks again to Bill, Perry, Celeste, and Brandon for taking the time to communicate to the club.

Please click on the "Rotary 101" link below under "Download Files" to view the complete presentation.

Treasurer Bill McLucas
Music in the Park Chair Celeste Rinaldo and Membership Chair Brandon Blell 
President Perry Clark
Download Files
Rotary 101
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
Venue Map
Venue Map
Bulletin Editor
Craig Buhrendorf
Attendance (8/3)
37 Rotarians
3 visitors
Wedding Anniversaries
Bill McLucas (Beth) - 19 years
Jason Beckley (Alicia) - 20 years
Marty Smith (Cindy) - 34 years
Member Anniversaries
Steve Baker - 5 years
Jack Funk - 20 years
Happy Bucks
Alzheimer's Research (CART)
Upcoming Events
District Award and Wrap-up Celebration
Point Lookout Vineyard
Aug 16, 2022
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Music in the Park - The Tonez
Rescue Squad Park
Aug 20, 2022 6:00 PM
Music in the Park - The Herringbones
Rescue Squad Park
Sep 17, 2022 6:30 PM
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Aug 10, 2022
NC Education Lottery
Aug 17, 2022
Assistant District Governor
Aug 24, 2022
Lincoln County Historical Markers
Aug 31, 2022
Special Agent in Charge, Charlotte Field Office
Sep 07, 2022
and Pop-up School Supplies Project
Sep 14, 2022
District Governor
Sep 21, 2022
Moms and Munchkins Parenting Program
Sep 28, 2022
Oct 05, 2022
Hesed House of Hope
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Robert R. Wells, SAC, FBI Charlotte to Speak at Rotary 8/31
Robert R. Wells, special agent in charge of the Charlotte FBI Field Office, most recently served as a deputy assistant director in the Counterintelligence Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He has managed various sections within both the Counterintelligence and Counterterrorism Divisions, where he was responsible for international and domestic terrorism investigations and managed the Weapons of Mass Destruction, special events, criminal, national security, and intelligence programs. He will speak at Denver/Lake Norman Rotary at its August 31st meeting.
Operation Warm 2022 Deadline is September 7th
This is Denver/Lake Norman Rotary's fourth year working with Operation Warm to provide a new winter coat for every child in foster care in Lincoln County. The club purchases at least 110 coats that keep infants, children, teens and young adults (birth to 21 years) warm all winter. The recipients get to pick the color of the coat that they desire and their Social Worker provides the size for ordering and then, delivers the coat to the child.  This year, Sherry Reinhardt has grant monies to put toward our efforts. The rest of the monies are donated by Denver/Lake Norman Rotarians.  Operation Warm will need more money this year due to supply shortages and price increases. The average cost of a coat is now $45.00. The committee is small: Charlie, Norma Bohlen, Sherry and Cathy Smiley.  The committee will raise money for approximately one month with this year's deadline of September 7th so that orders can be placed with Kohl's, Carter and Walmart.  Please make checks out to the Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club Foundation with "Operation Warm" on the memo line, so that your contribution can be tax deductible. Businesses, neighbors and friends are also welcomed and encouraged to donate.
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