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October 20, 2020


October is Economic and Community Development Month

10/22 End Polio Now - Steve Stirling
10/29 Virtual Health Care - Jeremy Boyd
11/5 Veterans Day - Maureen Clay
11/12 DG Visit - Kirk Driskell


10/24 Pints for Polio
11/5 Adopt A Platoon Packing
11/18 Hump Day - Osteria Mattone


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

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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 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
Preserving the Past

Have you noticed the landscaping and new LED sign at Roswell High School? The campus looks great.

In 1990, Past President Skipper Hoke was instrumental in building the front entrance marque.  In was dedicated from Roswell Rotary to the first graduating class.   A beautiful marker was placed on the marque.  The plaque served us well, but after 31 years needed to be replaced.

Thanks to Past President Trummie Patrick who handled arrangements for the new plaque.  A special thanks to Richie Rosebush of Lang Signs who generously donated and installed  it on behalf of Roswell Rotary.    

Our legacy continues. 

This Week's Speaker
End Polio Now

Steve Stirling is President and CEO of MAP International. Steve assumed the role in mid 2014 after holding leadership positions in major corporations and non profit organizations including, most recently, Executive Vice-President/Chief Administrative Officer of ChildFund International, a leading international child focused development NGO.

Stirling held senior level positions with: Heifer International (EVP of Marketing & Resource Development), Univera Life Sciences (VP of Marketing and Communications), ChildHelp (SVP of Marketing and Resource Development) and for five years, Stirling served as the Vice President of Marketing Operations and Executive Director, Major Donor Fund-raising for World Vision U.S.

Stirling earned his bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics at Cornell University and his MBA in Marketing and Finance at Northwestern University (Kellogg Graduate School of Management), during which time he also studied international business in Paris, France.

Steve's courageous story, The Crutch of Success, chronicles his early years in a Korean orphanage, his adoption into a large, loving family in Alaska, and his determination to succeed. It can be purchased at map.org/Meet-Steve. Steve and his wife Sook Hee have two grown children.

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.  

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! 

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!

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.

Charity Spotlight
Be The Voice


To empower the student bystander to ‘Voice’ their support for the millions of children bullied each year, by teaching them important skills and techniques to defuse bullying in their schools, communities and throughout their lives.

Fast Facts:

  • Born in Roswell Rotary in 2015
  • All Rotarian Board
  • Each school kit costs $1500
  • Kits include 55 t-shirts, 1000 stickers, 10 posters, 500 bracelets, Sponsor Banner, VIV Award certificates, 2 Peace Pens, program guide
  • Runs 12 weeks
  • Implemented by 15 Interact clubs
  • Students impacted so far 37,000 with the help of 80 Rotarians

Find out more:   www.be-the-voice.org

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