President's Message
Good morning, Rotarians!
Lots going on this week:
a. Tuesday night from 4:30-930 in the grassy area next to Denver Wal Mart will be NATIONAL NIGHT OUT where we will have a booth! Come on out and show your support. You don’t have to be there for the entire time but we would love to see you. Don’t forget your chair and something cool to drink!
b. This week’s program will be a different one where we will  have ROTARY #101 which will be an informative (and entertaining program) which should help reinforce many things going on globally with Rotary as well as inform how our club got to where we are today.
We will also review and approve this year’s budget!
c. Don’t forget about OPERATION WARM which Charley explained to us effectively last week.
d. SAVE THE DATE: October 16 we will have our Rotary (off-site social). Details on this cool event will be forthcoming from Ross!

See you Tuesday!

Perry Clark
Three Local Students Receive Service Above Self Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Scholarships  
From left to right: Parents Trip and Jennifer Viverette with North Lincoln High School recipient Mack, President Perry Clark, Youth Services Chair Thomas Eatmon, East Lincoln High School recipient Kelsey Campo with mother Suzanne.  Not present: Lincoln Charter School Recipient Emily Baker.  Each student was awarded $500.
Denver/Lake Norman Rotarians Cindy Guidy and Bud Tschudin Recognized for Rotary Foundation Contributions
From left to right: President Perry Clark, Cindy Guidy (Paul Harris +3), Bud Tschudin (Paul Harris +5) and Foundation Chair Jim Perry.
Christina Sutton, Transition Coach at Asbury Academy Speaks at Denver/Lake Norman Rotary
By Steve Baker
On Wednesday, July 27, 2022, Denver Lake Norman Rotary welcomed Christina Sutton as its speaker. Christina has spent the last fifteen years working to enhance the lives of the children in Lincoln County. She is the current Transition Coach with the non-profit Communities in Schools that is housed in the Asbury Academy. As a transition coach she tries to surround the students with a community of support, with the goal of staying in school and graduating. Christina accomplishes this by creating relationships with caring adults.

Mark Grega was introduced as the principle of Asbury Academy. He talked about the school being a second chance opportunity for the students to complete their high school requirements for graduation. Mark talked also about the type of students that attend Asbury Academy. He said that most of the students were those who had problems fitting in the regular school environment, and this offers a way that they can fit into the school.

Bob Smith was introduced as one of the mentors that work with the students at the school. To be a mentor requires commitment and training. Mentors work with students for the complete school year. They are provided with discussion topics, opportunities to connect with the mentees by outdoor activities, outings, and special events. There is continued support and training for mentors.

The Asbury Academy provides a great opportunity to the youth of Lincoln County to have an alternate way to complete their education. We want to thank those like Christina Sutton who provide a valuable service to the students and to Bob Smith for volunteering his time to mentor students at the school.

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
Venue Map
Venue Map
Bulletin Editor
Craig Buhrendorf
Wedding Anniversaries
Tim and Susan Holder - 17 years
Melissa and Brad Lasarsky - 25 years
Mike and Linda Wooten - 51 years
Member Anniversaries
Craig Buhrendorf - 3 years with Denver/Lake Norman Rotary (24-1/2 years overall)
Happy Bucks
Alzheimer's Research (CART)
Upcoming Events
National Night Out
Aug 02, 2022
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Public Relations Meeting
Aug 03, 2022
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Board Meeting
Zoom Meeting
Aug 05, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Music in the Park - The Tonez
Rescue Squad Park
Aug 20, 2022 6:00 PM
Music in the Park - The Herringbones
Rescue Squad Park
Sep 17, 2022 6:30 PM
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Aug 03, 2022
Rotary 101 and Budget Presentation
Aug 10, 2022
NC Education Lottery
Aug 17, 2022
Assistant District Governor
Aug 31, 2022
Special Agent in Charge, Charlotte Field Office
Sep 07, 2022
Pop-up School Supplies Project
Sep 14, 2022
District Governor
Sep 21, 2022
Moms and Munchkins Parenting Program
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Operation Warm 2022 Deadline is September 7th
This is Denver/Lake Norman Rotary's fourth year working with Operation Warm to provide a new winter coat for every child in foster care in Lincoln County. The club purchases at least 110 coats that keep infants, children, teens and young adults (birth to 21 years) warm all winter. The recipients get to pick the color of the coat that they desire and their Social Worker provides the size for ordering and then, delivers the coat to the child.  This year, Sherry Reinhardt has grant monies to put toward our efforts. The rest of the monies are donated by Denver/Lake Norman Rotarians.  Operation Warm will need more money this year due to supply shortages and price increases. The average cost of a coat is now $45.00. The committee is small: Charlie, Norma Bohlen, Sherry and Cathy Smiley.  The committee will raise money for approximately one month with this year's deadline of September 7th so that orders can be placed with Kohl's, Carter and Walmart.  Please make checks out to the Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club Foundation with "Operation Warm" on the memo line, so that your contribution can be tax deductible. Businesses, neighbors and friends are also welcomed and encouraged to donate.
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