PDF Version

Having trouble reading this email? Click here for the web version.


October 13, 2020


October is Economic and Community Development Month

10/15 Fulton Co. Sch - Dr. Robert Shaw & Stacy Perlman
10/22 End Polio Now - Steve Stirling
10/29 Virtual Health Care - Jeremy Boyd
11/5 Veterans Day - Maureen Clay


10/13 Meals On Wheels Training
10/17 Heart of Roswell Park Landscaping
10/24 Pints for Polio
11/5 Adopt A Platoon Packing


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


Thursdays, 12:15 pm
Holiday Inn
909 Holcomb Bridge Road
Roswell, GA 30076

Rotary Online



To: 41411

Our Rotary Family

10/1 Ralph Rowland, Jr.
10/2 Sandy Buhler
10/2 Cheryl Greenway
10/4 Ronald Cowan
10/4 Adele Hamilton
10/4 Lucy Hall
10/6 Cathy Steffen
10/7 Lynne Lindsay
10/10 Jeffrey Meyers
10/12 SaraBeth Huntley
10/12 Jeff McCoy
10/13 Kyle Woods
10/14 Jeremey Ashman
10/16 David Wash
10/17 Jim Byrd
10/18 A.D. Dalton
10/19 Nancy Diamond
10/19 Jack Stephens
10/23 Mindy Jones
10/23 Lisa Smith
10/26 Katie Tucker


10/1 Fate McKinney, III (19)
26 years in Rotary
10/6 Chuck Savage (4)
12 years in Rotary
10/7 Jim Coyle, Jr. (11)
10/7 Matt Millard (11)
10/10 Mike McRay (18)
10/10 Carl Owens, Jr. (29)
10/11 Ted Lescher, Jr. (1)
7 years in Rotary
10/11 Samuel Pittman (1)
10/11 Victoria Majchszak (1)
10/11 William Lindsey (1)
10/11 John Carney (1)
10/11 Darrell Bartlett (1)
10/12 Tom Rowsey (14)
16 years in Rotary
10/13 Jennifer Briggs (9)
10/15 Neil Moulton (33)
10/16 Lou Tabickman (12)
10/19 Steve Forbes, Jr. (3)
10/19 Kurt Hilbert (3)
3 years in Rotary
10/19 Timothy Klatt (3)
10/19 Jim Sturm (3)
10/23 Steve Stroud (34)
10/25 Dazia Fumbah (2)
10/29 Hal Coleman (22)


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
Back to School

Covid has played a major impact on our schools.  This week Fulton County Students return to full time in person classes. 

Join Roswell High School Principal Dr. Robert Shaw and Mountain Park Principal Stacy Perlman as we learn of changes that may become permanent, the impact on their staff and  their personal experiences in running a school during Covid.  

This Week's Speakers (2 for 1 this week)
Update on Schools

A native of Windsor, Connecticut, Robert Shaw has lived in Georgia since he was 17. After high school he served in the U.S. Army as a Multi-Channel Communications Soldier for four years. Shaw completed a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, Social Studies at Kennesaw State University while working his way up into management at UPS.

In 2011, Dr. Shaw obtained his Doctor of Education degree, School Improvement from the University of West Georgia. His dissertation is titled, “Georgia Public High School Principals’ Understanding of FERPA.” Since 2013, he has been a part-time instructor at Kennesaw State University.

Dr. Shaw became principal at Roswell High School in 2017. He has received numerous awards in his career in education, including most recently Fulton County Schools Principal of the Year for the Central Learning Community in 2016. Shaw lives in Cherokee County. He enjoys spending time with his wife Shannon and their three daughters.

Stacy Perlman is serving her 30th year in Fulton County Schools. A graduate of the University of Florida, Ms. Perlman began teaching 2nd grade at Union City Elementary School in 1991. Interestingly, Union City Elementary School had no air conditioning nor central heat at that time. Over the next 16 years Ms. Perlman served as a teacher and Curriculum Support Teacher at Conley Hills Elementary School in East Point and Dunwoody Springs Elementary in Sandy Springs. After a brief stint as the assistant principal at Heards Ferry Elementary in Sandy Springs, she was selected as principal of Mountain Park Elementary in 2007. Ms. Perlman loves living in and serving the Roswell community. During her tenure at Mountain Park, she has had many experiences: being named a National Blue Ribbon School, having a school sleepover during Snowmaggedon, working for six different superintendents, major construction projects and shifts in the curriculum. However, none of these experiences have been as impactful nor as great a learning opportunity as running a school during Covid-19.

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.   We have expanded our space to include all three ballrooms.  Tables are set according to CDC guidelines.  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 , the password, is Roswell.  

Sat. Oct. 17th/9:00 AM
Digging In the Dirt

Grab your gloves, pruning sheers, blowers, shovels and spray canisters as we give the Heart of Roswell Park some landscaping love.

Located on Canton Street, directly across from Rock' N'  Taco, the park is one of the first seen by visitors to Roswell. Working with Historic Roswell Beautification Committee, we will prune, spray and spread straw to bring the park back to its natural beauty.

Contact Nancy Alterman @ naraa@bellsouth.net or 770-262-6300.

World Polio Day/ Sat. Oct 24th
Pints for Polio - Have one on us!

World Polio Day is a time for Rotarians across the globe to raise awareness about our work to eradicate polio for good. If we stay committed to making progress, polio will be the second human disease ever to be eradicated!

In support of the cause, for every pint sold throughout the day, Gate City and Variant are donating to End Polio Now. Let's support Michael & Pat by bringing a friend and enjoying a brew at their place. 

Share that you are a Roswell Rotarian and the first one is on us! 

Coat Drive/ Oct 15th & 22nd
Jackets & Coats Needed For NFCC

The weather is cooling down and NFCC is collecting coats to help those in need stay warm this winter. Bring your gently used coats and jackets to our meeting and June Brown will deliver to NFCC. Children’s sizes are the greatest need.

See June at meacert@mindspring.com or 770.642.9000 for more details or to make a donation to this worth while cause.

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 each ship.  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 @ rfrrowland@yahoo.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.

A Girl's Just Gotta Have Fun
Visit and Vote for Disco Polly

Our scarecrow “Disco Polly” is capturing the hearts of many on Canton Street.

Visit Polly and send your selfie to Karen Pilcher @ kpilcher@gaprimary.com to be entered into a drawing for a Lucia’s gift card.

Vote EVERY DAY for Polly to WIN the Roswell Women’s Club BOO Y’ALL Scarecrow Contest by clicking here https://www.roswellwomansclub.org/scarecrows_vote/.

Make certain you check you are not a robot for your vote to count!

Charity Spotlight
Historic Roswell Beautification Project


To create, maintain, and preserve the beauty and charm of our streets, to improve civic pride, and to enhance the overall Historic Roswell experience for our citizens and visitors through streetscape projects.

Fast Facts:

  • Founded in 2017.
  • HRBP works with the City of Roswell to expedite streetscape projects to make Roswell more attractive and inviting.
  • HRBP partners with civic groups, business groups, the City of Roswell, and private citizens to raise and coordinate funding for streetscape projects.
  • HRBP motivates local businesses with street frontage to set higher standards and to create consistency in maintaining their outside space.
  • HRBP has concentrated its initial beautification efforts on existing street trees, hanging baskets, planters, and common areas, including sidewalks, storefronts, trash receptacles, and park benches.

Find out more:  hrbproject.com

Rotary Last Week

Manage Email Preferences / Unsubscribe