Come join us for a Roswell Rotary Family Picnic at Gary Garrett's Farm.
WHO: Roswell Rotary members and families
WHAT: Potluck Picnic at Gary Garrett's farm. Clay shooting, 4 wheelers for adults, horseshoes, learn the history of gold on the property, play games, kids can enjoy the barn, eat good food
WHEN: Sunday October 3 from 1 pm - 4 pm
WHERE: 335 Yellow Creek Road, Ball Ground, GA 30107
RSVP: Chris Archer firstname.lastname@example.org -- Please include what side item you can bring
Special thanks to Gary Garrett for donating his place once again for this wonderful event! Also, thanks to George Rhodes of Rhodes Bakery for donating desserts.
Common Wealth Financial planners - 1033 Canton Street Roswell
Drinks and appetizers provided ! See you on the front porch !
Roswell Rotary Youth Services Chair Jeff Bridges will introduce Jeff Leatherman, director of Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs for the city of Roswell. Roswell's Mayor and City Council will be represented by local student leaders. A career in parks and recreation seemed a natural path for Jeff Leatherman as parks and recreation have always been a part of his life. Growing up in Truckee, Calif., he was attending summer camps from the time he was 6 months old. He shared that his father was a youth pastor and teacher and his mother was also a teacher, so he and his brother spent summers at summer camp. Leatherman said, “I had the luxury and the privilege of growing up in the mountains, just outside Lake Tahoe, with everything I could want right in my backyard — and that transitioned to a love of the business of recreation.” His first job was parking cars at the ski slope so he could earn his ski pass, and from there, he taught skiing and became a lifeguard. His first official paid position was as a lifeguard at age 15. He said he had a couple of great mentors, who were in the recreation profession, when he was in high school and they “turned me onto the recreation industry as a lifestyle.” He graduated and went to southern California to attend California State University at Chico, Calif., and graduated with a degree in recreation administration with an emphasis in community and commercial recreation and a minor in marketing. After graduation, he got a job as a general manager for a lake and marina operation at one of the newest reservoirs in California that opened in 2003 around the time he took over. He and his wife and four young sons moved to Roswell, and he said not only was it a great opportunity for him, but they moved into “a great community, great neighborhood with great schools — it’s been a good transition.” The biggest challenge facing Leatherman’s department probably is “how to continue to optimize facilities that reflect diversity and the community’s needs and values and also how to maintain those facilities for the next generations.” “That’s always the challenge — balancing maintenance dollars versus operational budget,” he said, adding parks and recreation departments “are one of the few municipal services where (residents) choose to participate in what we do. We’ve found the right niche that should be serving the community and is reflective of those values, and as communities change, we need to be nimble enough to make those changes.”
Come here of the great things our Rotary district is doing this year under the direction of DG Mary Ligon including the Youth Peace in Action movement. Mary Ligon joined the Rotary Club of Dougherty County (Albany, GA) in 2002 serving in several capacities before becoming President in 2009-2010. At the district level, Mary has served as an Assistant Governor, AG Trainer/Coordinator, multi-district PETS facilitator and District Grants chair. She has been recognized as District Rotarian of the Year in 2017, with the Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service in 2018 and is a Rotary Foundation major donor. Having served on numerous community boards and with over 20 years of experience participating in, volunteering in, and leading community leadership programs, Mary understands the opportunity and benefits of focus and scale in achieving impactful results. She is an alumnus of several community and regional leadership programs and served as the director of Leadership Albany for 17 years. In 2016 the national Association of Leadership Programs recognized Mary with their Preceptor Award and she is currently serving as Resources Director for the organization. Mary has a BBA degree from Georgia Southern University in Management/Information Systems and began her career with IBM. Established in 1994, she maintains a consulting business - Mary Ligon, etc. Mary and her husband Jim have two grown daughters.
Board Meeting at 10:30 am at the Johnson Activity Center
AGs, Club presidents and any others interested. Have your club viability and growth report along with your club fundraising analysis report with you.
Consider a great networking opportunity:
Looking for an informal social setting to meet new people, share ideas, network and learn from fellow Rotarians who are leaders in their field? Consider the Rotary Means Business Fellowship. We are the new District Vocation Committee focusing to support Rotarians and their colleagues and honor all professions. Each month we will have a specific topic to build skills and support attendees.
Take an active part in Rotary Means Business will help your club:
We meet the Third Tuesday of every month
Come to Houck's for a fun night of live music and fellowship remembering Gary Waddell. Net proceeds for this event will be contributed to the Roswell Rotary Foundation.
Deep Roots Wine Tasting Room
Be THE Voice® is a student-driven initiative that results in a kinder, more inclusive school environment. This revolutionary program was funded in our very own club by Debbie Baker Cwalina with the help of Michael Schoppenhorst and is built upon proven techniques that help develop a student's interpersonal skills - through first-hand experiences - resulting in confident student leaders in the classroom and beyond. Come see how the movement is spreading to other school systems throughout Georgia and making a difference with future generations.
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