Serving A Need
Roswell Rotary was awarded a competitive district grant to provide an evidence based Zero Suicide Training Initiative to licensed professional counselors, psychologists, social workers and therapists. Working with WellStar’s Behavioral Health Services, registration for the October 16th virtual webinar went live last Friday. Seating is limited to one hundred providers. Eighty registrations were received in twenty minutes. Within hours registration was closed, as every seat was filled.
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death both in Georgia and the United States. Those at risk are showing up for care at different access points in our community and yet very few providers are trained to identify, assess, and treat these patients with evidence-based care.
Thank you Wellstar for partnering with us to train those who ensure patient safety and who care for and treat suicidal patients. Together, we are making a difference.
This Week's Speaker
Avalon Economic Development
Mark Toro’s passion lies in creating smarter built environments and healthier, happier places. He believes a thoughtfully designed place fosters a higher quality of life for its users, and as a new grandfather, he hopes his vision will result in a better tomorrow for our children and grandchildren. Whether through his relentless advocating for expanded transit and walkability, lending his expertise to rebuild one of Atlanta’s most impoverished neighborhoods or developing award-winning mixed-use communities, Mark is constantly reimagining “place” by focusing on the street level energy and human experience. With the recent repositioning of Atlantic Station, development of Alpharetta’s $1 billion Avalon project and redevelopment of Colony Square, Mark continues to fearlessly lead the NAP Atlanta team through uncharted waters, where together they are developing a new generation of experience-driven commercial real estate.
Ever engaged in helping to shape the future of metro Atlanta, Mark currently chairs Midtown Alliance’s Board of Directors and serves on the Boards of Woodruff Arts Center and City of Refuge, where he chairs the $25 million “Shining the Light” capital campaign. An outspoken transit advocate, Mark was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of The ATL by Georgia’s Lieutenant Governor. The newly formed authority will govern expansion of public transportation throughout the Atlanta region.
Mark attended Rutgers University, where he met his wife, Nancy. The Toros have two daughters and four grandchildren.
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. THIS IS A NEW ZOOM LINK. If you are asked for a password, it is Roswell.
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 email@example.com
Bring a side or appetizer to share.
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
Sat. Oct. 17th/9:00 AM
Digging In the Dirt
Grab your gloves, pruning sheers and spray canisters as we give the Heart of Roswell Park some landscaping love.
Located on Canton Street, directly across from Rockin Taco, the park is one of the first seen by visitors to Roswell. Working with the Historic Roswell Beautification Committee, we will prune, spray and spread straw to return the park to its natural beauty.
Contact Nancy Alterman @ email@example.com or 770-262-6300.
Adopt A Platoon
Defending Our Freedom
Thanks to Alicia, we have identified 14 local sailors who are deployed on the USS Nimitz in the Persian Gulf. the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Red Sea 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. The Dwight D. Eisenhower provides a wide range of flexible mission capabilities, including maritime security operations, expeditionary power projection, crisis response, counter-terrorism, and security cooperation.
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
Back By Popular Demand
Time To Accessorize Your Mask Wardrobe
Just in time for Autumn outings, our fabulous new blue parrot shirt masks are available for the next two weeks at our Rotary meetings or directly from John Carruth (firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-245-4915) . We have all sizes in a limited supply, so claim yours now.
Also available a few of our trend setting red parrot shirt masks. Your chance to tout our Rotary club when that person in the store asks if you are a Jimmy Buffet fan. Or wear the red side out in your basement rec room while you watch that team from Athens play.
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