HRL River Rats General Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, March 7th, at T-n-T’s Garage Mahal.  Please bring an appetizer, side dish or a dessert & as always BYOB! We will eat at 6:30 & the meeting will start at 7:30.

Email for the meeting address if you don’t know where to go.

Membership dues for 2024 will be due by December! Please see our membership chairperson, Mary Anne, at our next meeting to re-up or you can print a form on this site & mail it in with your dues!

Either way, we’d love to have you back!


Go to the Past Events page to view pics of all the fun the River Rats have had over the years!


Congratulations to Kevin Hicks for being re-elected to the President’s position, to Susie Everhart for being re-elected to the Treasurer’s position, to Tammy Sherman & Shannon McNeill for being re-elected as board members & to Krista Karcher for being elected as a board member for the first time! We’ve got a great team here!

We will once again be handing out River Rats’ Scholarships in 2024!

For a student attending a 4 year college/university we will award $8,000 for the first year only. This will be awarded to (2) students at SDHS & (2) students at CDHS.

For a student attending a 2 year trade school/community college we will award $2,000 for the first year only. This will be awarded to (1) student at SDHS & (1) student at CDHS.

Please see your Guidance Counselor prior to April 2024 to get an application to be considered for the scholarship. Applications must be turned in no later than April 15, 2024! You must have a 2.5 GPA or better to be considered. Good luck!


We improved the quality of life for many families & for over 140 children in Davidson County in 2023!

2024 Calendar of Events:

We have a lot of FUN coming up this year! Don’t miss out!

March 2 – Casino Night – Look for invite on the “HRL River Rat Members’ Facebook page – Members only plus their guests.

April 20 – Membership Cookout & May meeting

June 8 – Treasure Hunt

July 12 & 13 – Poker Run Abbott’s Creek

August 23 & 24 – Poker Run on the BIG Water

September 21 – High Rock Lake Clean Sweep

October 19 – Casino Night

October 26 – BBQ Festival parking day

November 2 – 37th Annual River Rats’ Christmas Benefit

January 4, 2025 – River Rats’ Christmas Party

If you enjoy having fun and contributing to a great cause, please consider becoming a River Rat. The River Rats have improved the quality of life for thousands of children and hundreds of families in our community since 1987 and we continue to be…


                Executive Committee:

    • President – Kevin Hicks
    • Vice President –Rene Meyer
    • Treasurer – Susie Everhart
    • Secretary – Kerrie Owen
    • Board Member – Joel Lewis
    • Board Member – Krista Karcher
    • Board Member – Mary Anne Sloop
    • Board Member – Shannon McNeill
    • Board Member – Tammy Sherman
    • Consultant – Richard Freund