President's Message

Happy Monday my beloved Rotarians!  I cannot believe the time has come for me to write my last message for the Newsletter as President of Denver/Lake Norman Rotary. For those that missed yesterday’s wonderful end of year celebration I will reiterate that this has been a year of finding or reviving old skills that I never thought I had or had lost somewhere along the way.  Initially, I would wake up on Wednesday mornings and think to myself “why, on earth, would these do-gooders have me as lead dog?” We all have self doubt that can rear its head, and I am no different -  even as a 50 something year old woman whose kids consider “tough”. (Although being a new grandmother has softened that toughness quite a bit). In the end I had a job to do and I refused to let that self-doubt get in the way of doing what was asked of me. The LAST people on earth I would want to disappoint is my family - and you ARE my family! So thank you to everyone for all of their knowledge, participation and hard work. And thank you for helping me to live the 4 Way Test! In my opinion, they are the best words to try to live by.

I wanted to have fun this year, and boy did we ever. I also see great opportunities for more projects and fun in 2024-2025. Let's stay out there letting our communities see all of the good Rotary does in the world. Looking ahead I know we are in the very capable hands of Craig. He and the board are ready to hit the ground running. I can’t wait for them to share their goals in the coming weeks. I will be so happy to help in any way possible, as he did for me this past year.  Please know any of you can call on me for anything. Questions about Rotary projects - call me! Rotary leadership opportunities  - call me! Looking for a place to grab a great glass of wine - call me! I am not going anywhere as you people are my home!

With heartfelt admiration and gratitude always...Cheers!


Photos From the Denver/Lake Norman Rotary End of the Year Celebration
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Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Foundation Grant Application
2024 Music in the Park Sponsorship Appeal - Contract
Bulletin Editor
Craig Buhrendorf
No Meeting July 3rd
Books on the House Returns to Rotary Following This Wednesday's 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.
Attendance (6/19)
31 Rotarians
1 guest
Member Birthdays
Ellen Fichtelman
Partner Birthdays
Nick Grobe (Rebecca)
Wedding Anniversaries
Brandon and Beni Blell (24 years)
Matt and Leslie Motteler (21 years)
Happy Bucks
Not collected
Alzheimer’s Research (CART)
Jun 26, 2024
Recap: 2023-2024 Rotary Year
Jul 03, 2024
July 4th Week
Jul 10, 2024
Introduction of 2024-2025 Board Members and Committee Chairs
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
Aug 14, 2024
Heartbeats pregnancy center
Aug 21, 2024
District Governor 2024-2025
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Denver/Lake Norman Rotary's Own Hailey Cornwell is Guest Speaker at Rescue Squad Park Meeting
Hailey is pictured here with President Andie Taylor.
More Denver/Lake Norman Rotarians Honored as Members of the PolioPlus Society
Upcoming Events
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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