COVID-19 ALERT: Effective January 12, 2022, Denver/Lake Norman Rotary will meet virtuallly via Zoom. 
Here's the link to the January 12th meeting:
President's Message
Ellen Fichtelman
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Hello Rotarians!
Due to the current Covid Surge, Unity Presbyterian has moved to have all meetings masked and no longer allows meals. In light of this, the Board has voted for the next two meetings to be virtual (on Zoom). We will re-evaluate, and hope to resume in person meetings on 1/26, location TBD. 
Yours In Rotary Service, 
Frank Dominguez, General Manager, WDAV Classical Public Radio Speaks at Rotary

By Steve Baker

A little ”class” came to the Denver Lake Norman Rotary Club...Classical Music that is!

Do you like good music? How about classical music? The Denver Lake Norman Rotary welcomed Frank Dominguez as guest speaker on Wednesday, January 5th. Frank has been a familiar voice to the listeners of WDAV (89.9 FM) since 1994. The station is located on the Davidson College campus and serves the Charlotte, Gastonia, and Rock Hill areas.

Over the years, Frank has played a crucial part in the programming decisions at the station. During his tenure, WDAV has seen great growth in its fully professional on-air staff and local programming, from production of original series such as Carolina Live and Reel Music to the addition of the overnight Early Shift seven days a week - all great things for the classical music lover.   

Prior to coming to work for WDAV, Frank worked at another popular radio station in the local area, WFAE (90.7 FM). Frank began his radio career at WFAE and spent eight years hosting its popular Sunday evening music program, Nightscapes. In addition to all this Frank has worked extensively in local theaters as an actor and director, including productions for the Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, CAST, Theatre Charlotte and Opera Carolina.

During his presentation, Frank showed the club members various charts related to the classical music demographics in our area. WDAV has many options for those who enjoy listening to classical music and learning about its history. On-line, shows the many programs on offer. The station works with a variety of groups and individuals and has supplied recorders to many school age children. A series of podcasts are offered daily to everyone. I logged on and heard a podcast on children’s classical music. I was surprised to hear music that I was familiar with. It told how the composer had put together music and what the intent of it was. If you think about it, there is classical music running in the background all day long - just listen for it.

Thanks again to Frank for starting our new year with a positive program about music and the sounds we hear every day but don’t give them a whole lot of thought.  Thanks also to Richard and Joanie Morgan, friends of Frank, for arranging his visit to our club.

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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/Lake Norman Rotary Leads $1 Million Dinner Challenge

Thank you so much for your support for the Rotary Foundation $1M Dinner Challenge!!  Here are the exciting updates:

Total Committed to Date: $737,374.55!!

That means that we are only $262,625.45 away from crossing over our $1M Challenge line!!

Next: Deadline for total to select the winning Club to host the $1M Challenge Dinner - January 31st!.  Congratulations to those Clubs that have been pushing forward so successfully!!  Here are the Club standings as of today:

Denver/Lake Norman$196,512.50
 Tryon $107,497.05
Highlands Mtntop$75,000.00
Asheville Biltmore$55,000.00
Pisgah Forest$30,365.00
Haywood County$20,000.00
Black Mountain$10,000.00
Catawba Valley$10,000.00
Hendersonville Four Seasons$10,000.00
Madison County$10,000.00
Waynesville Sunrise  $10,000.00
 Total $737,374.55

Remember, the contest closes at the end of January, BUT the $1M Challenge does not close until March 31st!!

If you have any questions, would like to discuss any of the options, or want any other kind of support, please reach out to Rich or Celeste.

Link to Rotary Zoom Meeting
Rotary Zoom Meeting January 12th
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