COVID-19 ALERT: The Denver/Lake Norman Rotary has temporarily relocated its meetings to St. Peter by the Lake Episcopal Church, 8433 Fairfield Forest Road in Denver.  Chillin' and Grillin' has resumed serving its fabulous buffet breakfast.  However, masks are recommended when not eating.
President's Message
Ellen Fichtelman
member photo
Hello Rotarians!
I will see you all bright and early Wednesday morning for breakfast at St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Our speaker this week is Reggie Singleton, Executive Director of The Males Place. 
If you have taken a box for operation Christmas Child, please remember to bring it back by Wednesday November 17th so Trudie can deliver them to the drop off location. 
Sherry is looking for volunteers for the foster children Christmas drive through on December 10th. The event will be held at Social Services in Lincolnton. 
Hope you all are having a great week!
Yours in Rotary Service, 
Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Welcomes New Members Michelle and Andy Busch
Andy and Michelle Busch with Membership Chair Zach Tussel and President Ellen Fichtelman.  Photo courtesy of Jim Minor.
Sherry Reinhardt speaks about Child Advocacy and Upcoming Community Service Events
Photos courtesy of Jim Minor and Andie Taylor.

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
Upcoming Events
World Children's Day
Nov 20, 2021
Angels/Foster Child Christmas Party
Dec 10, 2021
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Nov 10, 2021
The Males Place
Nov 17, 2021
Save Ellis Island
Nov 24, 2021
(Thanksgiving Break)
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Fundraiser for The Males Place, Charlotte
Reggie Singleton from The Males Place will speak to Denver/Lake Norman Rotary this Wednesday.  Rich Lyon has now submitted the club's orders for fresh fruit from Florida and is requesting that those that placed them bring  their checkbooks in order to make payment.  Pickup will be announced at a later date and if anyone can not make it, Rich would be happy to pick up for them.
To learn more about The Males Place, click on the following link:
Rotarian Bud Tschudin Shares Photos of Rotary Sites in Portugal
Park at westernmost point in Continental Europe
Hotel entrance in Viseu
At the Lisbon waterfront
Volunteers Needed for Special Olympics Bocce Competition
Special Olympics will be hosting a Bocce competition at Lincoln Charter School on Saturday, Nov 13th.  Our club has volunteered with Special Olympics in the past and they reached out to ask if we would handle the awards ceremony.  We will be needed from 12:00pm-5:00pm to present the awards to the the athletes at the end of competition.  We have several volunteers, but need 2 to 3 more.  If you are interested in volunteering, please email Barb Smith at for more information and to volunteer.
Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Launches 5th Annual Helmet Fund Campaign
The Denver/Lake Norman Rotary has instituted its 5th annual Helmet Fund fundraiser for the United Services Organization (USO). The USO ( is a non-governmental organization that provides emotional support and a "taste of home" for our men and women in uniform, especially those serving abroad in forward operating bases and other areas of conflict.  Money donated to the USO is used to provide "USO2GO" care packages, "Phone Home" live phone calls and FaceTime options for personal visits with Family, support for families of the Fallen, and more.  Last year, the Club donated just over $500 for this worthy Fundraiser which is AWESOME!!  The Helmet will be available for donations at Rotary meetings every week through early December.  As we all plan for our Holidays here at home together, give thanks for remembering those serving "out there on the wall", far removed from their own homes, families and loved ones. 
Operation Christmas Child - Samaritan's Purse
The Club will soon be accepting shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items and school supplies for its annual Operation Christmas Child project, a terrific way to help less fortunate children outside of the United States.  Please see Trudie Crawford for shoeboxes and instructions on how to pack them.  Shoeboxes can brought to the Denver/Lake Rotary meeting on Wednesday, November 17th.  For additional information or to make a cash donation, please go to
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