COVID-19 ALERT: Denver/Lake Norman Rotary has resumed meeting with breakfast at Unity Presbyterian Church in Denver.
President's Message
Ellen Fichtelman
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Hello Rotarians! I look forward to seeing everyone in person this Wednesday for breakfast! We will meet at Unity Presbyterian at 7:30 am.  Our own Trudie Crawford will be our speaker so please make every effort to attend.
Yours in Rotary Service,
A Message From Your Humble Scribe Regarding Ukraine
By Craig Buhrendorf
Last Friday, March 11th I had the privilege of sitting in on a Zoom meeting held by the Rotary of Avon-Canton, Connecticut, where I was a member from 1998 to 2019.  The guest presenters were two Rotarians, one speaking from his home in a suburb just south of Kyiv and the other speaking from her home just over the border in Slovakia.  It was a very moving presentation and you can view the first 15 minutes of if you click on the first link below.  If you are a Dropbox user or sign up for a free account, you can view the entire presentation which runs just under one hour.  Also, If you are interested in supporting Rotary's Ukraine Relief Effort, please click on the second link below.

Ain’t it Great to be Back Home Again!

By Steve Baker

The Denver Lake Norman Rotary Club was feeling really good about being "back home" again at Unity Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, March 9th.  It was a positive meeting with over forty Rotarians and three visitors in attendance.  Rotary welcomed 1) Cindy Guidy (who previously visited on a number of occasions while we were on Zoom), Erika Oliver and Marty from Cowan’s Ford community. We hope that they all will consider joining and become a part of our group.

A super big announcement was that Denny Darr had been presented with the Expo Lifetime Achievement Award from The Federation of American Hospitals for 2022. Doubling the good news was that his sister had also won the same award on the same day.

President Ellen Fichtelman stated that primary focus for the day's meeting was to vote for the 2022 – 2023 Club officers. She then read to nominee’s names and asked for any additional nominee names.  None were offered so paper ballots were passed out for voting. A motion was made to make the vote by a raise of hands which was seconded and accepted. The slate of nominees was then approved for the Denver Lake Norman Rotary 2022-2023 year. They 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)

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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Denver Days Music in the Park Board Announces Updated 2022 Concert Line-up - Sponsors Needed!
The Denver Lake Norman Rotary will host the “2022 Greatest Show on Earth in Lincoln County, North Carolina”

Yes, you heard right, starting on May 21st and running through October 8th, Music in the Park will return for 2022. Every month there will be a band playing in the Rescue Squad Park Band Shelter on a Saturday night. The really great thing about this is that it’s free.  This is the second annual Music in the Park concert event provided by The Denver/Lake Norman Rotary.

The concert events will run from 6 pm to 9:30 pm. The 6 pm to 6:30 pm slot will be for dance teams, gymnastics teams or other youth organizations from the local community. The bands will then play for the next three hours.

Rotarian Denny Daar Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Photo courtesy of Jim Minor
Rotarian Denny Darr was surprised to be honored Monday morning at The Federation of American Hospitals 2022 Conference (1200 attendees) with the Federation's Expo Lifetime Achievement Award.
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