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Active Concepts 25th Annual Auction Sponsor

Our 25th Annual Corporate Sponsor is Active Concepts, LLC.  Check out their websites and let them know you appreciate their support of our Auction for EDUCATION.

Active Concepts, LLC.

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Don’t Miss Our 25TH AUCTION, April 7th at the Lincoln Cultural Center



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25th Rotary Auction For EDUCATION

The countdown is on.  Our 25th Auction for Education (sponsor TBA) Scheduled for April 7, 2018 at the Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 E Main Street, will bring great items, wonderful food and loads of fun.  Don’t miss it.

(Artwork graciously designed by Megan Byrd – MSB Design. )

Annual Auction Wish List

We’re looking for items for our upcoming auction, held each April to help Lincoln County residents continue their education

Helps Us Complete Our Gift Registry Wishlist.

Washers/Dryers • Refrigerators • Antique Furniture

Flat Screen TVs • I-Pads • Kindles

Fine Artwork • Catawba Valley Pottery

Sports or Racing Memorabilia •Vacations/Trips • Frequent Flyer Points

Cars/Trucks (must be street legal) • Power Boats / Sail Boats

Bedroom Furniture • Dining Room Furniture • Office Furniture

Riding Lawn Mowers • Outdoor Furniture •Statuaries

Restaurant Certificates

To donate any of these items, contact us at 704-732-0867, or contact any
Lincolnton Noon or Lincolnton Sunrise Rotarian.  We’ll be glad to coordinate pick up of your donation and will provide you with a letter for tax purposes.  Don’t forget, contributions are tax-deductible!

(remember items should be new, gently used or antiques.)

Student Loan Recipients

Pictured – 2001 Loan Recipient Aaron Wise.

How Many Students Have Received Lincoln County Rotary Student Loans since 1994 thanks to the generosity of businesses and individuals just like you?
100? 200? 300? 400?       NO! 639 Students for MORE THAN $4 MILLION DOLLARS!

Here’s what just a few of our loan recipients are doing now.


Aaron Wise with the children he taught math & science, and the other photo is Aaron and other Peace Corp volunteers wearing the ceremonial robes. It is a tradition to give each Peace Corp volunteer a special name once they reach the village. Aaron graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, MO with a BA Degree in BoiChemistry and a minor in Biology. He joined the Peace Corp in Tendaba on the western coast of Africa. After his tenure with them he attended Tulane University, New Orleans, LA-Master’s in International Health and Disease. His thesis was on International Health and Disease in a foreign and impoverished country. He was accepted into UNICEF in Harare, Zimbabwe, and has now been offered a paid position with UNICEF in Zimbabwe or Botswana.

Brenton Hartman graduated from Wake Forest University in May 2006 with a BA in History and Economics. He is now attending Winthrop University working toward an MBA in Software Management. He also tutors at West Lincoln Middle School and coaches the MathCounts team, an advanced math program.

droegedrew2Drew Droege, who now resides in Los Angeles, CA, one of the first loan recipients writes: “The Rotary Loan helped me tremendously, in both a financial and spiritual sense. Getting the money, as well as the vote of confidence from the Rotary Club helped me realize my goals and complete my education at Wake Forest University. I went on to The Groundlings School, where I learned sketch comedy and improvisation, and where I now teach. Even though it’s been 12 years and I live 3000 miles away from Lincolnton, I will never forget the love and support provided by this organization.”


BMcCallSetzerRebecca McCall Setzer received her BS degree at Appalachian in 2000 majoring in Communication Disorders and her Masters in 2002 at Appalachian also in Communication Disorders. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from graduate school. She has worked as a Speech/Language Pathologist in both private practice and in the school system until this school year. She has worked the last 4 years in the Davidson County school system. She is now staying home with her new baby, but plans to keep up her state license so she can eventually go back to work. She received the rotary loan every year of college and graduate school, which was a tremendous help, and paid it off shortly after starting work.




NathanMcCallNathan McCall graduated from Appalachian in 2004 with a degree in Applied Communications. He worked one year as a bank teller in TN. while his wife was working on her Master’s degree. He is presently in graduate school in Charlotte at Reformed Theological Seminary. He hopes to work in ministry as a camp director or as a minister of Children in a church. He has been interning during seminary at Lakeshore Church in Denver as their Minister of Children and Sports. He also received the Rotary loan every year of college and paid it off shortly after getting married.





ZackMccallZachary McCall is currently a senior at UNCC majoring in Exercise Science (Kenesiology). He will finish next year after completing a semester long internship working with a team. He would like to work as a sports trainer. He is only going to school part-time this year in order to complete a couple of courses that are required before taking what is left in his major. He is also working at the YMCA in Charlotte.
PARENTS’ TESTIMONIAL: Joel & Sarah McCall: As parents of Rebecca, Nathan and Zachary, we are so thankful for the provision and help the rotary loan has been to us in sending our children to college. We feel blessed to be in a county that provides this low interest loan. Had it not been for the Lincoln Rotary loan program, we would have had to take federal loans at much higher interest rates.




DunnRoryRory Dunn graduated from Catawba College, Salisbury, NC, with a degree in B.F.A: Musical Theatre. Rory writes: “The nice thing about the loan is that there is no restriction. You can use it as you see fit. I know that we are given a breakdown of costs when we go to college, but sometimes things sneak up on you. For instance, I knew I would have to buy books, but no oneactually told me that college books could be so much more expensive than regular books. Some of mine cost upwards of $100.00. I was very glad to have the Rotary Loan fund when I went to the bookstore each semester! I am happy to say that I have spent my first year as a graduate gainfully employed in my chosen field. I am enjoying my life as a “gypsy actor” and look forward to going to New York sometime soon. Thank you, Rotary Loan Fund!”




stroupjoshJosh Stroup earned a BS in Computer Science and Mathematics and is employed with Gardner-Webb University as a Database Administrator.





OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACaitlin Andrews Floyd graduated from Appalachian State University with a BS in Health Promotion. She is employed with Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln as an Outreach Coordinator. Caitlin writes: “Having the Rotary Student Loan helped in many ways with my education. I was able to use some of the loan for books, housing, and tuition. Without the loan I know it would have been hard for me to complete my education in 4 years. I’d like to thank you for the opportunity to help pay for my education and I am very appreciative because I know that it helps many students struggling financially with college. It helps relieve a lot of the stress already apparent in the lives of students!”














(No photo available) David Machado received a degree in Biochemistry, and is employed by Nalco Company as a Sales Engineer. David writes: “I am extremely appreciative to the Rotary club for helping to fund my college education. Without the help of the low interest loan provided to me by the Rotary club, my payments would otherwise be significantly higher if I had to take out a loan from another lender. The Rotary staff is very pleasant to work with, and I recommend that if a prospective student can not afford to pay for college out of pocket, that the Rotary student loan program is the way to go!”

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The Lincoln County Rotary Student Loan Fund is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization
Nonprofit tax ID # is 56-2071604
Post Office Box 682
Lincolnton, North Carolina 28093-0682
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