Ain't No Stopping Us Now
What a week!
The 42nd Aubrey Greenway and 8th Hagan Cup Classic was a huge success! One hundred and thirty golfers and over eighty tennis players joined the fun as we raised funds to support over thirty local charities. While he could not be with us in person, Malone took care of the weather. It was a beautiful day filled with fellowship, laughter and our hearts full of joy as we proved once again, “there ain’t no stopping us now”.
On Thursday, we hosted our second “sold out” blood drive. Who would have thought? It’s another sign that even during what many call the hardest of times, Roswell Rotarians are always willing to give. For those who were not able to join, we will host another blood drive early next year.
Saturday, was simply a GREAT DAY! We served over 200 burgers and dogs to law enforcement, fire and rescue, and 911 dispatchers at our first Drive Thru Cookout. The thank you’ s and smiles on the faces of our first responders will forever be ingrained in my mind.
Thanks to everyone who helped make our community a better place. You are a blessing!
This Week's Speaker
End Human Trafficking Now
Dave founded "End Human Trafficking Now" in 2012 with the goal to bring awareness and action, these include Business Engagement, Effective Law Enforcement and Sustaining Freedom though empowering survivors. In 2013 Dave was appointed worldwide Vice Chair of Rotarians Against Slavery with the mission to engage 1.2 million Rotarians and 35,000 clubs on over 200 counties to take on the issues of ending modern day slavery. Dave serves on Georgia’s Statewide Taskforce as workgroup chair “Deterring Traffickers and Buyers” though Business Engagement.
Dave will host a panel addressing the continuing effort to stop human trafficking in the state of Georgia. Guest speakers include First Lady, Marty Kemp who will share the work of the GRACE Commission and how the GBI and AG’s office work together. John Fowler, Dept. AG and Vic Reynolds will share their work on HT and also the collaboration between US Marshals, GBI, AG’s office and Wellspring Living. Recently 39 young children were rescued and placed even before they were rescued.
We will also hear from a survivor from Wellspring to tell her story of redemption and how Wellsprings, Woman’s academy program allowed her to receive a living wage job.
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.
Sat., Sept. 26th 9:00 AM
Let's Float Together- Shoot the 'hooch
RESCHEDULED - ANOTHER CHANCE TO SHOOT THE HOOCH!
You will need to bring your own tube, raft, kayak or canoe and of course, your cooler. Join Dutch on a guided tour from a private location. We will meet at Dutch's home, 9030 Bluffview Trace, Roswell 30076 at 9:00 AM.
Please reach out to Dutch for more information and if you will be attending: email@example.com ; 770 403 0755.
Float, spin or just kick back as you shoot the ‘Hooch!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bring a side or appetizer to share.
Adopt A Platoon
Supporting Our Troops
Thanks to Alicia, we have identified 14 local sailors who are deployed on the USS Nimitz in the Persian Gulf and USS Ronald Regan in the South China Sea. The Nimitz operates and trains alongside regional and coalition partners, and provides naval aviation support to Operation Inherent Resolve. The Ronald Regan conducts maritime air defense operations in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific.
From October 1st through Nov. 5th, we will collect supplies to ship 150 goodie boxes to both ships. Boxes will be packed as part of our Veterans Day program AT OUR NOVEMBER 5TH MEETING.
Click here for the list of needed supplies. Reach out to Ralph Rowland @ email@example.com or 404-641-5671 with questions. Share the list with family and friends. This is YOUR chance to support those who are providing regional stability and freedom of the seas.
Meals on Wheels
We had a great response from our September Service Newsletter for Meals on Wheels volunteers. The first training session is Oct. 13th.
In case you missed, 7 MOW route out of the Roswell center that operate and deliver meals each weekday Monday-Friday. A typical route has anywhere from 4 to 8 stops, so you’re delivering to 4 to 8 seniors, and lasts about 1.5 hours on average. The routes take place right before lunchtime, with most meals being picked up at the center between 10:00 and 11:00am each day.
Most volunteers, whether individuals or groups, sign up to do a route usually once per month.
If interested in delivering meals for this very important program contact Mary Trapp firstname.lastname@example.org 770-645-1320
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 email@example.com or Lisa Carlisle 404-915-7986 who will work from the approved Rotary volunteer list to secure dates.
End Human Trafficking Now
The End Human Trafficking movement is a non-profit organization that utilizes education, awareness and advocacy to engage businesses and civic groups like Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions and Optimist clubs using collective impact and technology to create awareness of modern day slavery and take action to end it.
• Founded in 2015 by Roswell Rotarian Dave McCleary
• More than 27 million young women and men are trafficked for sexual exploitation
• Over 300 children are sold in metro-Atlanta alone every night
• EHTN is training 1000 Fulton County school bus drivers to spot children at risk
• EHTN is partnering with GBI to train North Fulton Police
• Human Trafficking Action Kits provided to Interact, Rotaract and Rotary clubs
Find out more: www.endhtnow.com
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