COVID-19 ALERT: Denver/Lake Norman Rotary will meet virtually via Zoom on March 2nd.  Beginning March 9th, the Club will resume its meetings with breakfast at Unity Presbyterian Church in Denver.  
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President's Message
Ellen Fichtelman
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Hello Rotarians! I look forward to seeing you all Wednesday morning for our last zoom meeting!
We will resume meeting in person with breakfast from Chillin N Grillin on Wednesday March 9th at Unity Presbyterian Church. On the 9th we will  hold elections for the 2022-2023 Denver Lake Norman Rotary Board. The slate of nominations presented to the club at the December 22nd meeting 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)

If there are any other nominations please feel free to let Perry Clark or myself know.
Yours In Rotary Service,
North Carolina Department of State Treasurer Dale Folwell Speaks to Denver/Lake Norman Rotary
By Steve Baker
The Denver Lake Norman Rotary welcomed to its meeting on Wednesday, February 23, the North Carolina Department of State Treasurer, Dale Folwell, CPA. Dale began his career as a Certified Public Accountant and investment advisor. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in accounting at UNC-Greensboro. Dale has been married to his wife Synthia for 30 years and they have three children. He currently lives in Winston-Salem, NC.

In 2004, Dale brought his problem-solving skills to the North Carolina General Assembly, where he served four terms in the House of Representatives, with one term as Speaker Pro Tempore. Dale was sworn in for his first term as State Treasurer of North Carolina in January 2017 and was reelected for a second term in 2020.

The responsibilities of the office of North Carolina State Treasurer are described in its mission statement: “Our mission is to preserve, protect and sustain the state’s pension and healthcare plans, reduce investment fees while maximizing returns, properly account for and report on all funds that are deposited, invested, and disbursed through the North Carolina Department of State Treasurer, assure the financially sound issuance of debt for state and local governments, maintain the state’s AAA bond rating, and provide exemplary service across all divisions of the Department.”

The North Carolina State Treasurer is responsible for over $124 billion in the state pension fund. This fund provides the retirement benefits for more that 950,000 teachers, law enforcement officers and other public workers in the state. Under the leadership of Folwell the pension plan was one of the highest rated in the country and received recognition for proactive management and funding discipline.  Also, under his umbrella of responsibilities is the oversight of the State Health Plan. The State Health Plan provides medical and pharmaceutical benefits to more than 750,000 current and retired public employees. It is the largest health care purchaser in North Carolina. In 2020, North Carolina was reaffirmed with a AAA bond rating by every major rating agency. This AAA bond rating made North Carolina one of only thirteen states to have that rating.

State Treasurer Folwell has been traveling around the state handing out money to individuals, businesses, and organizations that have claimed what is rightfully theirs. This money comes from the NCCash program which distributes money from unclaimed bank accounts, utility deposits, insurance policy proceeds, stocks, bonds, and other abandoned property. This account currently holds about $914 million. To find out if you are in line to receive some money, simply go to Note that if you have moved, be sure to check your previous North Carolina address as well as your current one.

Thank you, State Treasurer Folwell for all you do for North Carolina.

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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Craig Buhrendorf
Upcoming Events
Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Board Meeting
Mar 04, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
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Denver Days Music in the Park Presentation
2022 Denver Days Music in the Park Sponsorship Flyer
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.

Each event will have food and beverages available for sale including beer, wine, soft drinks and water plus multiple food trucks and an ice cream truck. Denver/Lake Norman Rotary members will be needed in the following areas to help make the 2022 event successful:

  1. Volunteer at the events
  2. Put out and remove road signs before and after events
  3. Spread the word using personal contacts and social media
  4. Note the dates of the events
  5. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY:  Solicit sponsorships!

Here are the dates with the Bands that will be performing

May 21st Rockie Lynne

June 18th Justin Mintun and the Goodfoot Down

July 16th Dry Pond Grove

Aug 20th The Tonez

Sept 27th The Herringbones

Oct 8th Blue Monday

Special thanks goes to the Denver/Lake Norman Rotary and the Denver Days Music in the Park Board for spending the time working to get all the dates set and arrangements made to put together the 2022 Music in the Park concert series. Also, for those who are new to the Board whose input and work are most appreciated.

Copies of the presentation and the Sponsorship Flyer can be found in the "Download Files" section in the upper left corner of this page.

Contributions Keep Rolling in for the District 7670 $1 Million Dinner Challenge

How much have we raised now?   $874,575.63

How much more needed? - $125,424.37

How many weeks left? - 5 weeks

When is the $1M Dinner Celebration? - April 22, 2022

Where is the $1M Dinner Celebration? - Morganton Community House

Can we reach our goal??

Yes we can!  Yes we can!  Yes we can!!

Contact Rich Lyon or Celeste Rinaldo for more information.

Thank you for your support!

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