We, the members of the High Rock Lake River Rats Inc., do offer ourselves to our community, to protect the environment and to improve the quality of life.
NEXT MEETING IS THURSDAY, MAY 2, 7:30 PM AT THE TOP OF THE ROCK. PLEASE ATTEND TO HELP WITH THE PLANNING OF OUR MANY FUNDRAISERS!! 104 MEMBERS STRONG NOW!!
The deals just keep getting better!!!! If you are a 2013 River Rat member and want to join the TOP OF THE ROCK today at the MEMBERSHIP PARTY / DRIVE COOK OUT at 4:00, it is only $15 / person or $25 / couple. YOU CAN’T BEAT THAT!!! Plenty of fun and food. The River Rats has the $1 fee covered, so come on down and enjoy this beautiful day on the lake. The RIVER RATS are planning so many, many FUNdraising events this year. Come and hear about all of them and become a part of a wonderful organization that provides so much to the needs of children in the community.
BE SURE TO SIGN UP TO BE A HOST BOAT FOR THE UPCOMING CLEAN SWEEP WITH THE GIRL SCOUTS AT BUDDLE’S CREEK ON APRIL 21 AT 1:00. SO FAR, 50+ GIRLS HAVE REGISTERED FOR THEIR EVENT AND ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO A BOAT RIDE TO CLEAN UP THE ISLANDS AND SHORES AS WELL AS LEARN MORE ABOUT CLEAN WATER ENVIRONMENT. PLEASE SIGN UP AT THE PARTY TODAY. SEE BRYAN ROZELMAN. Or call Julie Euliss 336-210-6571.
The first General Meeting was held Thursday at THE TOP OF THE ROCK despite of the heavy rains. 18 people attended – signed up 3 new members! Members traveled from Burlington, Greensboro / High Point and Denton. Where were you?? There is a lot of excitement with the upcoming events being planned:
APRIL – CLEAN SWEEP / GIRL SCOUNTS – BUDDLES CREEK 4/21 1:00 – got lots of scouts – need boats HELP!!
MAY – REVERSE DRAWING GIVEAWAY – LITTLE BAR – 5/11 – only 50 $100 tickets to be sold
JUNE – POKER RUN – 6/29 – TOTR – need more piers – HELP!!
JULY – BATTLE OF THE CHEFs – 7/20 – THE LITTLE BAR – Wanna cook?
SEPTEMBER – GOLF TOURNAMENT – 9/21 – SAPONA GOLF TOURNAMENT
OTHER EVENTS BEING PLANNED: OYSTER ROAST – BINGO NIGHT – CASINO NIGHT – BBQ FESTIVAL TENT – MERCHANDISING – MISS HIGH ROCK LAKE BEAUTY CONTEST – TALENT SHOW
NEED MORE RIVER RAT APPAREL? LET US KNOW. WORKING ON ANOTHER ORDER
FOLKS: The High Rock Lake River Rats are rockin’ and rollin’ and planning to make a huge impact on the community this year and years to come, but we need members that are willing to help and not just in name only. The community will be more aware of our impact at each event. Kerrie Owen is our PR expert and submits articles to THE-DISPATCH and Jimmy Noonan submits events to the THRIFTY NICKEL. You may see us on TV for the Clean Sweep event.
If you are a 2013 member, please attend the meetings and join a committee. Not a current member? Renew!! We have missed you and need you. Recruit! See people that would be a great River Rat? Please bring them today to the party. Let’s have a great turnout. Our goal is to have 100 members by end of year 2013. The count as of 8:45 a.m. Saturday 4/6 is 75. Almost there! Oh, heck, let’s make it to 200 this year!!
The monthly General Meetings are now going to be held at the Top of the Rock on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30.
SEE MEMBERSHIP PARTY INVITATION BELOW:
WHAT A DEAL JUST FOR YOU!
The HIGH ROCK LAKE RIVER RATS
will host a Membership Drive / Party and Cook Out
at the TOP OF THE ROCK
Saturday, April 6, 2013 4:00 pm -7:00 pm
Free to members!!
Not a member? Come and join or renew your membership.
We want you back!!!!!!
Choose from one of these two Membership Packages:
(1) TOTR membership $25 ($10 will go towards a River Rat membership)
(2) River Rat membership only $10 / year
Non members of the TOTR attending River Rat meetings will be accounted for at the door, charged $1 to the River Rats, and in turn get donated back to the River Rats.
APRIL 21—SUNDAY– 2:45 pm-6:00 pm—CLEAN SWEEP with the GIRL SCOUTS at BUDDLE’S CREEK. The Girl Scouts will be earning badges on Earth Day for water environment awareness and would like to go out on our boats to help clean up the islands and banks. If you would like to volunteer your boat, please call Julie Euliss 336-210-6571 for details. The River Rats will host a hot dog supper for all to enjoy at Buddle’s Creek following the clean up. Let’s have a great showing and help these young girls learn about our lake. There will be media coverage of this wonderful event.
MAY 11-SATURDAY-5:00—REVERSE DRAWING GIVEAWAY—at THE LITTLE BAR. (50) $100/couple tickets will be sold. Half & Half—$2000 Giveaway. 5:00—Social Hour with free beer 6:00– Steak/Potato/Salad dinner 7:00-Drawing 8:00-DJ until closing Terry Larimore and Karen Peterson “Shug”, Co-Chairpersons
JULY 20-SATURDAY—HIGH ROCK LAKE MASTER CHEF COOK OFF at THE LITTLE BAR. If you want to be a chef, call Terry Larimore 336-240-8081. Tickets are $10 to attend and sample all the wonderful dishes prepared that night and to vote for the next Master Chef.
SEPTEMBER 21—SATURDAY-GOLF TOURNAMENT AT SAPONA COUNTRY CLUB—$60/PLAYER. Contact Terry Larimore for more details.
Other events in the planning stages: POKER RUN ——- OYSTER ROAST ——- BINGO NIGHTS ——- CASINO NIGHT —— BBQ FESTIVAL TENT
$692 WAS RAISED…FOR THE KIDS!!! Thanks to all that contributed this this FUNdraiser.
We have 8 chefs! The contestants will be Karen (Sugga) Peterson, Pete & Cyndi Petree, Thelma Smith, Chip Meyer, Richard McCall, Susie Swing, Richard (Ziggy) Fruend, and Cheyenne Tolbert.
Past winner Scott Beasley is not competing, so the championship is up for grabs!
There will be beef, chicken, Mexican, dessert, casseroles, and other dishes served for everyone’s enjoyment.
The stage is set, see you there!!!!
January 19 – Saturday – 6:00 – Chef’s arrive and set up – 7:00-8:00 Guests sample and vote for the Master Chef.
at The Little Bar – Allied Vet on Hwy 8.
If you want to compete, call Terry Larrimore at 336- 240-8081
Hey Y’all, we hope that all y’all had a Merry Christmas & are getting ready for a Happy New Year! We had a board meeting tonight & came up with nominations for the officers & board members that are to be filled at the February elections & came up with some suggestions for reviving our organization. It was a very productive meeting. The following nominations were made: President: Terry Larimore (will resign as treasurer), Vice President: Richard Fruend, Treasurer (will serve the remaining year of Terry’s term): Richard McCall, Secretary: Julia Euliss, 2 Yr Board Member: Kerrie Owen, 1 Yr Board Member: Mona Dudley, 1 Yr Board Member: Celeste Daniels. If you have someone else you would like to nominate for a position then please come to the meeting next week & let your voice be heard. Thursday night, Jan. 3 at 7:30 at the Lil Bar (aka Allied Post 17).
Hey Y’all, we hope that all y’all had a Merry Christmas & are getting ready for a Happy New Year! We had a board meeting tonight & came up with nominations for the officers & board members that are to be filled at the February elections & came up with some suggestions for reviving our organization. As far as the suggestions for reviving the organization, check these out: A Media Chairperson for getting our name in the news, starting a scholarship for a needy child, reducing the number of meetings per year & starting a phone commitee to keep more people up to date. If you have an idea, we’d love to hear it. So come out to our meeting next week & let your voice be heard. Thursday night, Jan. 3 at 7:30 at the Lil Bar (aka Allied Post 17).
There has been a severe decline in participation over the last several months at the meetings and events. If the (6) positions can not be filled in February, the River Rats will not be able to continue. Please consider being an officer or renewing your membership to keep this organization running.
6 positions to be filled:
President (2 years)
Vice President (1 year)
Secretary (1 year)
1 2-year Board Member
2 1-year Board Members
at “The Little Bar” (Allied Vet on Hwy 8)
Social from 6-7
Dinner 7-8—Baked Spaghetti / salad / bread—desserts are welcomed
Auction 8-9 *** HALF & HALF
D.J. Steve Carver 9:00
Annual dues $10 at the door.
On July 21, 2012, the 2nd High Rock Lake Battle of the Chefs was held at the Allied Veterans Post #17 (AKA the L’il Bar or Southmont Country Club). (8) chefs contested for a trophy and cash prize. Dishes presented included chicken, pork, seafood, stir fry, casserole, and desert. 48 meal tickets were sold. 2 lbs. of food per person was provided. The NEW champion is Scott Beasley winning with his Japanese stir-fry which was comprised of chicken, beef, shrimp and other possibly “secret” ingredients. DJ Ervin Ellington provided good music afterwards. A great time was had by on and all – over $600 was raised for charity. Next battle will be held around the 3rd weekend of January 2013. Per Terry Larimore – pictures by Terry Larimore
River Rat Golf Tournament: Sept. 8th @ Sapona Country Club brought in $3485.65 !!! Thanks to Terry Larrimore for organizing this event and to everyone who supported and participated to make this event so successful – IT’S FOR THE KIDS!!!
**************3rd place team needs to contact Terry Larrimore for their $100 prize**************
Here is the official rundown of the golf event: Total deposited as of 9/17/12- $5,397.00
One team fee still owed- 240.00
Refund owed by hole-in-
one insurance - 122.00
Outgo- insurance paid - $506.00
Sapona 44@$30 - 1,320.00
Signworks - 297.28
Food Lion snacks/
soft drinks - 44.67
diet soft drinks 5.40
Third place prize - 100.00
still owed _________
Net Income = $3,485.65
Congratulations to Bret Melton on winning the 1st Annual River Rat Battle of the Chefs! Bret brought his Fillet Mignon kabobs with broccoli salad! Thanks to all of the chefs that came out & brought us some of the best food I have ever eaten! And thanks to all who came out & voted! Last night was a great success! We’re thinking about maybe doing a dessert cook off in the summer! Who’s in?!?!?!?!?
The Memorial Day Pig Pickin’ on the Lake generated $636 for charity. Thanks to all for your contributions!!!
Who Can Beat Champion Brett Melton?
Well Folks, we are going to find out at the HIGH ROCK LAKE BATTLE OF THE CHEFS CONTEST on SATURDAY, JULY 21st, 2012 at 7:00pm. Eight Chefs will battle for a cash prize, trophy and bragging rights serving up their signature dish! Tickets are $10 each to eat and judge. All proceeds go to the High Rock Lake River Rats for Charities.
Place: ALLIED VETERANS POST #17, SOUTHMONT, NC
See who takes the trophy!!
Contact Terry Larimore at 336.240.8081 if you wish to compete!