President's Message
Ellen Fichtelman
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Hello Rotarians,
It has been a long week for my household. In case you haven't already heard, covid hit Jim and I last week and Emily on Saturday. We are still recovering and I plan to continue to keep my distance from the club this week. You will be in good hands with either Perry or Thomas. I hope our family will be fully recovered soon!
This week the speaker will be Patty Korn and she will cover keeping our roads clean. 
Stay well friends!
Yours in Rotary Service, 
Lincoln County Director of Animal Control Services Hannah Beaver Speaks at Rotary
By Steve Baker
Lincoln County Animal Control - What to do with those SKUNKS

On Wednesday, May 25th, the Denver Lake Norman Rotary welcomed Hannah Beaver as its speaker. Hannah has been with Lincoln County as the Director of Animal Services for six years. Previously she worked in a similar position in Chatham County and before that she worked with animal services in Tennessee. Currently she is working to complete her master’s degree at NC State.

Hannah started her talk by asking if anyone had been involved with wildlife encounters with in the area. Several people responded, sharing different experiences they had with turkeys, groundhogs, deer, cranes, skunks and bats. She then covered some precautions to take with some of the more common species encountered in Lincoln County.

Racoons - Racoons are very cute animals but they should be left alone. Racoons move around mostly at night although they may be seen occasionally during the day). They are smart and can get into one's trash while looking for food. If there are feral cats around that are being fed, then racoons will also be around, sharing the same food bowl as the cats. Racoons may carry rabies so animals showing obvious signs of sickness should be reported to the Animal Control Department.

Skunks – everyone knows what happens when a skunk gets upset and decides to defend itself. Skunks are not very confrontational and may poster up when approached. A good rule is to just leave them alone and they will be on their way. Be aware that they love chicken eggs

Bats – The Animal Control Department will not come to a residence for a bat problem unless the bat has been in the living area indoors. They will take the bat and test it for rabies and if it tests positive, shots are required for everyone living there. Bats in one's attic require a call to a pest control company for removal.

Snakes – Not all snakes are bad or dangerous. There are a variety of snakes that are non-poisonous such as the black snake, which good for the area. Copperheads on the other hand, can have an extremely dangerous bite.

If you have any questions concerning the types of North Carolina wildlife, go to to search for mammals, reptiles or birds.

The Lincoln County Animal Shelter has been recognized as a “No Kill Shelter” since June 2017. Check out the website at They are located at 650 John Howell Memorial Dr. Lincolnton, NC 28092

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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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Upcoming Events
Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Board Meeting via Zoom
Jun 10, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Music in the Park - Justin Minton & Goodfoot Down
Rescue Squad Park
Jun 18, 2022 6:30 PM
District Governor Installation
BrickTree Brewing
Jun 25, 2022
Music in the Park - Dry Pond Groove
Rescue Squad Park
Jul 16, 2022 6:00 PM
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Jun 01, 2022
Keeping the Roads Clean
Jun 08, 2022
Denver Lake Living Magazine
Jun 15, 2022
Lincoln County Director of Foster Services
Jul 06, 2022
(4th of July week)
Jul 20, 2022
Transition Coach, Asbury Academy - Communities in Schools of Lincoln County
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Foster Kids' Day at the Lake and Music in the Park's 2022 Season Opener a Success
Saturday, May 21st was a busy day for Denver/Lake Norman Rotary with Foster Kids' Day at the Lake happening during the day and Music in the Park's summer series opener with Rockie Lynne performing in the evening.
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