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September 8, 2020


September is Basic Education and Literacy Month

9/10 Owner / Operator - Ryan Pernice
9/17 No Meeting
9/24 EHT- Dave McCleary
10/1 Economic Development - Mark Toro


9/9 Hump Day
9/14 42nd Annual Aubrey Greenway Golf Tournament
9/14 8th Annual Hagan Cup Classic Tennis Tournament
9/19 Law Enforcement, Fire & 1st Responders Cookout

Our Rotary Family

9/2 Dennis Eidson
9/4 Terry Taylor
9/4 Roger Wise, Jr.
9/6 Rudy Lind
9/7 Carl Owens, Jr.
9/13 Bill Swank
9/13 Talaya Parker, Ms
9/14 Lynn Dunn
9/14 Chuck Savage
9/14 Carleton Ohly
9/16 Scott Morchower
9/17 John Webster
9/17 Mike Agurkis
9/17 Rich Simons
9/18 Dwayne Kell
9/20 Jeff Bridges
9/22 Lorraine Head
9/24 Chris Archer
9/25 Michael Sutton
9/27 Dave McCleary
9/30 Lee Patrick, III
9/30 Anita Farley


9/6 Stacy Perlman (13)
9/7 Sid Disher (11)
9/8 Jeff Bridges (15)
9/8 Karen Schwank (9)
9/9 Sue Sharp (16)
9/9 Lisa Smith (16)
9/9 Herb West (44)
9/18 Debbie Cwalina (6)
9/18 Brian Hansford (6)
8 years in Rotary
9/22 Henry Hicks (28)
9/24 Tod Baker (5)
9/26 Patsy Wolff (29)

Rotary Online



Thursdays, 12:15 pm
Community Activities Bldg
10495 Woodstock Road
Roswell, GA 30075



President Lynne Lindsay
President-Elect Terry Taylor
Immediate PP Gordon Owens
Treasurer Alex Kaufman
Secretary John Carruth
Foundation Don Horton
Membership Mike Agurkis
Service Nancy Alterman
Public Image Lee Patrick, III


  • Cheryl Greenway 2012-13
  • Bob Hagan 2015-16


Our membership cares deeply about the needs and concerns of our members. We don’t want to miss an opportunity to reach out in friendship when such concerns arise. The chairperson of this committee is Lynn Dunn and all news should be directed to her at lynn.dunn@rmcpa.com

President's Message

Rotarians are successful people because we have the ability to martial ourselves and our resources towards the common good. What an encouraging report from the Golf & Tennis Czars that we are overcoming the odds with donations and that the morning tennis flight is SOLD OUT! The success of this event will shine as an example of our determination and ingenuity in the face of so many needs.

As a club let us show others how to go above and beyond, to not just survive, but to excel during hard times. Let us do what our club does best and “LEAD” in service when it counts the most.

“Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” ~ Publilius Syrus

This Week's Speaker
Owner - Operator

Ryan Pernice grew up here in Roswell, where he was a stand-out student who starred in numerous musical productions. After graduating from RHS, he earned a degree from Cornell University, and went to work in New York for Union Square Hospitality Group. He brought his knowledge and passion back to his hometown, and in 2011 opened Table & Main on Canton Street. He’s gone on to open Osteria Mattone, also on Canton Street, and Coalition Food & Beverage in downtown Alpharetta. They are consistently on ‘best of’ lists, locally and around the region.

Our community has been the beneficiary of Ryan Pernice’s self-described ‘wreckless optimism’. He has led the Historic Roswell Business Association, helped found Positively Roswell to get citizens engaged, and been a leader in speaking on behalf of small business.

When the pandemic swept in, Ryan immediately revamped his business model, and started a consistent conversation with the community through social media. He not only kept restaurant operations running, but added a program to feed those in need.

Ryan was named one of 2017 Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 40 Under 40 for professional and community accomplishments.  He was also named one of Roswell’s 10 Under 40 for significant career achievements and substantial involvement in our community.

Thursdays, 11:45 - 1:15 PM | Holiday Inn
Meeting Protocol Virtual and In-Person

You can participate either way.

1)  Join us at the Holiday Inn.   Please arrive around  11:45AM.  Do not add chairs to the tables as they are preset.  Please do not change seats once you have been seated. The Holiday Inn is located behind the Olive Garden at 909 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Roswell, GA 30076.

2)  Join us virtually at 12:15pm by computer, tablet or phone via CLICKING/TAPPING THIS LINK STARTING Sept 10, 2020 THIS IS A NEW ZOOM LINK.  If you are asked for a password, it is Roswell.  

We Need Your Help
Sponsor Our Tournament

We need the help of EVERY member of Roswell Rotary as we prepare for this years tournament, September 14th.   Join the Golf & Tennis Czars every Thursday at 11:15AM on how YOU can get involved.  Live at the Holiday Inn or via  ZOOM   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88325965247   

You may also   Simply click here to access the commitment form to purchase a sponsorship or ticket to one of our great tournament events:


Volunteer today, Wed or Fri
"Toolbox 2020" Needs Your Hands

Fulton County Schools has partnered with Toolbox, Inc. (a registered GA non-profit comprised 100% of volunteers) to provide a 5th grade virtual learning experience for all of its 59 elementary schools. Impacting confidence and pride, the curriculum will be delivered through FCS’s on-line network. Called the Young Apprentice Construction Club, this remarkably successful after-school (in-classroom until now) program was started here in Roswell back in 2015 with the strong support of Roswell Rotary.

Since then, the club has impacted over 500 students. This year, virtually participating students will complete the build of their very own toolbox after learning safety and how to use the tools provided by Toolbox. Set to begin in mid-October, they are preparing to engage up to 2500 kids this school year.

In order to pull this off, Toolbox needs a host of volunteers who can help with the cutting of wood and assembly of project kits to ultimately be handed out to the students. 3 hour shifts are scheduled between 9A-noon or noon-3pm on Tuesday-Sept08, Wed-Sept09 or Fri-Sept11. Be sure to email or call Rotarian John Ross, so he can fill you in further! JRoss@toolbox.LIFE or 303-981-7270. 

Sept.19th, 11:00AM-3:00PM We've Got Your Back
Cookout for Law Enforcement, Fire & Rescue and First Responders

Join us  Saturday, Sept 19th from 11:00AM – 3:00PM when we will host a drive through cookout to feed our local law enforcement, fire and rescue and first responders at Fire Station #4, 1400 Old Alabama Road 30075.

Volunteers are needed to serve as greeters, cooks, baggers, etc.  

Contact Dave Young at nfultonpt@juno.com or Jack Wyche at javic@msn.com for information on how YOU CAN SERVE.

Tutor's/Helpers Needed
Serving Middle School Children


The Drake House needs tutors/helpers from 2-4 for middle school students. Roswell Rotary would like to help two Tuesdays a month. The first step is  to be approved. This link will take you to our volunteer application:  https://thedrakehouse.formstack.com/forms/volunteer_signup1

Members who are interested contact Pastor Chuck Savage  chucksavage2@att.net or Lisa Carlisle 404-915-7986 who will work from the approved Rotary volunteer list to secure dates.

Sept. 9th, 5:30PM HUMP DAY
Burgers & Brews at Lucky's


Join your fellow Rotarians Wednesday, Sept. 9th @ 5:30 for a bit of mid-week fun, burgers and cold brews.

Bring your significant other or a prospective member. 

We hope to see you there!

Let It Flow on Sep 17
Rotary Annual Blood Drive: 2nd date sold out at Gate City

Thank you!

Only 37% of the US can donate blood, and our club skews below that, yet we've  booked all of the appointments for our second date to donate blood.  Was the beer?  The free COVID-19 antibody test

Our thanks to Pat Rains and Michael Curling for the 'Pint for a Pint" promotion, and to our volunteers that are facilitating the publicity and donation date, Nancy Alderman, Lori Allen, Darrell Bartlett, Tim Klatt, John Reddick and Mary Trapp.  BTW:  Michael just donated pint #91!

Sunday, Oct. 4th/1:00-5:00 PM
Family Fun On The Farm

This is POTLUCK!   Enjoy clay shooting, ATV's,  horseshoes, pumpkin painting, learn the history of gold on the property, kids can enjoy the barn and REALLY GOOD FOOD. Bring a lawn chair for outdoors (we have indoor tables and chairs). Bring your kids and/or grandkids. Come to just have a good time.

Please RSVP to Karen Pilcher at kpilcher@gaprimary.com   

Bring a side or appetizer to share.

Get Yours Today
Coveted Parrot Shirt Mask

We have all sizes now of the limited edition red parrot shirt mask. On sale now for $10 each. See John Carruth at our meetings the next couple of weeks or email him at jcarruth46@gmail.com. Will be glad to deliver.

And by popular demand we are making a limited run of the famous blue parrot shirt masks which will be available in a couple of weeks. Let John know if you want one and what size - Small, Regular, Large or Extra Large.

Now you have two choices to accessorize your wardrobe. Get yours while they are available. 

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