President's Message

Hello Denver/Lake Norman Rotarians! This is the last week of February (a leap year as well) and it looks like we will be going out with a BANG! Coming up this week our speaker is Justin Dione, with the Cain Center for the Arts in Cornelius. If you are not sure what or where that is - Google it - because you want to be in the know of all of the exciting events that take place just a short trip across that big pond to our East!  

If you are into:  Jazz, Classical, Chamber, Folk, Coffeehouse, ANY type of music, OR different genres of theater, comedy OR living and/or still art…This is the place to go and Justin is the person to hear! It is a GEM of a space - just a quick jaunt around the south side of LKN. Have you or someone you know been curious about their venue, events, and activities but haven’t had the opportunity to explore? Get ready to get educated. (I am in that category, ashamedly... Why have I not been???)

This is a great opportunity to invite your arts-junky friends to learn more about their offerings (AND Rotary). This would be fantastic but if you do, please remember that we need to give Chillin and Grillin, our awesome breakfast suppliers, a rough guesstimate/headcount for food in advance and that there is a $9.00 charge for the meal. If you would like to be billed for your guest’s meal please arrange to let Thomas know.

Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday!  (My favorite day of the week)


Denver and East Lincoln Fire Chiefs Speak at Denver/Lake Norman Rotary
East Lincoln Fire Chief Tim Tench and Denver Fire Chief Jay Flynn spoke at the February 21st meeting.
Denver/Lake Norman Rotary's Expecting Parents and Grandparent Each Receive a Special Gift
President (and future grandparent) Andie Taylor holds a onesie embossed with "I'm a future Rotarian".  Accompanying Andie are Rotarian (and future parents) Bret Louden, Zach Tussel and Ellen Fichtelman.
Deadline for Contributions to the District 7670 CART Campaign is March 31st

Founded in 1995 by Roger Ackerman, a Rotarian in Sumter, SC, The CART Fund (Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust) is a non-profit grassroots organization that provides “seed” money for cutting edge, high impact research grants to help find a treatment or cure for Alzheimer’s Disease.

Roger passed away in 2018, yet to this day, we still adhere to our founder’s initial mission – that 100% of every dollar donated goes directly to research! Since 1999, 64 grants totaling more than $11 million have been awarded to 62 recognized research institutions in the United States.

The CART Fund is a 501(C)3 organization (Federal ID #31-1466051) governed by an Executive Committee and a Board of Directors composed of representatives from qualified Rotary districts that support the program. CART is chartered as a nonprofit organization under the laws of the state of South Carolina. 

CART has been recognized as an “angel charity” by the SC Secretary of State for being “extremely effective at giving a high percentage of their total expenditures directly to programs for their designated cause, their compliance with the S.C. Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act, and their high use of volunteers in their fundraising efforts.”

While primarily supported by members of Rotary Clubs in the United States, CART has an active volunteer base and can accept donations of major gifts, bequests or volunteer efforts from anyone. A new donor recognition program was recently introduced, allowing “recurring donors” through the online system to be designated as members of the “Roger Ackerman Circle.” Click here: to sign in with your DACdb user name and password.  To donate without using your DACdb credentials, click here:

Bulletin Editor
Craig Buhrendorf
American Red Cross Blood Drive - Friday, March 15
The Red Cross will hold a community Blood Drive on Friday, March 15 from 1:00 to 6:00 PM at the Denver Masonic Lodge, located at 3333 St James Church Road in Denver.  You can schedule an appointment to donate a unit of whole blood by calling 800-733-2767, or by visiting and entering "DenverMasons".  During this time of a critical nationwide shortage of blood, YOU can make a difference.  Your unit of donated blood can potentially save three lives, and it's so easy to do!!
Attendance (2/21)
32 Rotarians
4 guests
Partner Birthdays
Jeane Best (Craig Buhrendorf)
Member Anniversaries
Jason Beckley (12 years)
David Cowley (6 years)
Charlie Bohlan (15 years, 36 total)
Doug and Debra Core (50 years)
Happy Bucks
Alzheimer’s Research (Cart)
Feb 28, 2024
Executive Director, Cain Center for the Arts
Mar 06, 2024
Travels to South Africa
Mar 13, 2024
Youth Protection Services
Mar 20, 2024
President, Love Our Veterans
Mar 27, 2024
Easter Backpacks Pop-up Event
Apr 03, 2024
(Easter/Spring Break)
Apr 10, 2024
History of NASCAR
Apr 17, 2024
Mobile Book Collective
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Upcoming Events
Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Foundation Meeting
Unity Presbyterian Church
Feb 28, 2024
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Board Meeting
Mar 01, 2024
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Rotary District 7670 Conference
Hyatt Regency, Greenville, SC
Apr 19, 2024 – Apr 21, 2024
Day at the Lake 2024
Camp Dogwood
Jun 01, 2024
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