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President's Message
Ellen Fichtelman
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Hello Rotarians! I am looking forward to seeing you all Wednesday morning on zoom. Sam James from James funeral home will be speaking.
There will be a Denver Days Board Meeting this Friday (1/28) and next Friday (2/4) will be the Rotary board meeting. For those who are interested in joining, we would love to have you!
Yours in Rotary Service,

Denver/Lake Norman Rotary's Two Newest Members Introduce Themselves to the Club

By Steve Baker

On Wednesday, January 19th, the Denver/Lake Norman Rotary happily welcomed two of its newest members to speak to the club.

Vickey Baxley joined Rotary on December 22nd, 2021. She has two sons and is employed by the Liger Automotive Group. She has known Rotary's Crawford family for a while, and I am sure Trudie and Catherine had a role in helping her to join.  Vickey has worked with a disabilities ministry for approximately ten years. She has already been doing service work for Rotary by participating in its reading programs at Rock Springs Elementary School. Vickey also talked about photography as her hobby and how much she enjoys taking photos. The club will look forward to seeing Vickey and her camera at some of its events (hopefully no restrictions will be in place) during the coming year. Thanks again, Vickey for your time and introducing yourself to the club.

Bradley Robinson also joined Rotary on December 22nd, 2021. Brad in married with two girls, ages ten and thirteen. He lives in the Iron Station community on a six acres. This allows his family lots of room to enjoy four-wheeling on the property.  Brad’s dad worked for the 84 Lumber Company so his family moved often because of his job. They ended up in New York. Brad spent four years in the Air Force with his time ending while stationed in Guam. After returning home, Brad started working with steel and metals. After several years of doing this work, he started his own company, Denver Dumpster LLC. His company just received the contact for dumpster placement at the Trilogy subdivision. Brad said he has heard good things about Rotary from several friends of his and decided that this was something he wanted to do. Denver/Lake Norman Rotary is glad that he became a member. Thanks again, Brad for taking the time to share your story.

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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Bulletin Editor
Craig Buhrendorf
A bourbon, cigar and Rotary magazine for a relaxing evening at the mountain cabin.  (Photo courtesy of Ross Bulla.)
Upcoming Events
Denver Days/Music in the Park Board Zoom Meeting
Jan 28, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Rotary Board Zoom Meeting
Feb 04, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
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Jan 26, 2022
James Funeral Home
Feb 02, 2022
Photos from South Africa
Feb 16, 2022
Denver Days/Music in the Park Presentation
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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.

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