Honoring Our Veterans/Adopt a Platoon
In honor of our members who served in the armed forces or have family members who served, we will be packing goodie boxes this Thursday for sailors deployed on supercarriers in the Persian Gulf, Red Sea and South China Sea. We need magazines, wipes, men & women's socks, beef jerky, dried fruit snacks & face masks.
Our guest speaker, retired Colonel Maureen Clay, USAF will share her story as an Air Weapons Controller in Germany concluding with her retirement from the Pentagon in 2004.
“Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day.” — Charles B. Rangel
This Week's Speaker
Colonel Maureen M. Clay, USAF (Retired), was born in Seattle, WA. She graduated from Central Washington University with a degree in Secondary Education and moved to Southern California after graduation. She was commissioned a second lieutenant through Officer Training School in Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas in August 1977. Her first assignment was to Germany as an Air Weapons Controller in a mobile tactical control squadron. Clay returned to Officer Training School as an Instructor and was selected as Non-Rated Air Training Command Instructor of the Year. She met her husband, John Kermeen and married in 1983. She was then selected for Education With Industry with reassignment to a Contracting career field. Colonel Clay then had multiple contracting assignments nation-wide, including two assignments at the Pentagon. She retired out of the Pentagon in 2004 and returned to West Cobb County, GA until moving to Big Canoe, GA in 2015. She is active in the Big Canoe Chapel, travels extensively, and plays golf (poorly according to her!). Colonel Clay also has a Masters Degree in Counseling from St Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. Her military education includes: Squadron Officers School, Air Command and Staff College, and Air War College.
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.
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 @ 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.
Serving Our Students
Career Day Volunteers Needed
Career Day is a great opportunity for us to share our experience with the youth of our community and give them a glimpse of real world careers.
We will be speaking VIRTUALLY to the career tech classes on Friday, November 13th. There are classes all throughout the entire school day beginning at 8:20 and ending at 3:30. If you have experience in Engineering, Architecture, Building and Construction, Food and Nutrition, Audio Visual Production, Personal Care, Cosmetology, Public Safety, Military, or Computer Science, we would love to have you share your experience with the youth of our community to help spark an interest in a career they may have never imagined before.
Please contact Michael Gould at 770-617-2958 or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Tuesday, Dec. 8th/5:00-8:00
Honor Air Fundraiser at Sharp Shooters
Come enjoy a night of fun and guns with us to benefit our WWII, Korean, and Vietnam Veterans. Bring your own gun, safety gear and non steel core ammo or you may rent a gun for free and/or purchase safety gear and ammo from Sharp Shooters.
$25 per person, all proceeds going to support our Honor Air trip in spring 2021. Alicia will be glad to bill to your account.
We will be serving a light dinner.
See you there!
Budget Coach Needed
Lending a Hand
The Drake House is in need of a Budget Coach. This role works with families offering guidance in financial planning. Training will be conducted via Zoom.
If interested, please visit https://thedrakehouse.org/individuals to complete the online Volunteer Application. You may also reach out to Kathy Woerner, the Village Coordinator at email@example.com to be scheduled for an upcoming session.
Contact Lisa Carlisle 404-915-7986 with questions.
Wed., Nov. 18th 5:30 HUMP DAY
Firepit & Brews/Osteria Mattone
Join your fellow Rotarians Wednesday, Nov. 18th @ 5:30 for a bit of mid-week fun, as we enjoy a warm fire, brews, appetizers and smores. Bring your significant other or a prospective member. Valet parking is available or you may park in Hagan's lot or at Michael Curling's place, New Kent Capital.
See you there!
Friends of the Roswell Library
To provide financial assistance to the library, to promote the library as a learning center for all citizens in the community, and to act as an advocate for improved library services.
• Friends of the Roswell Library was founded in 1985.
• The Friends provide volunteer and financial support through periodic book sales of donated materials (books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, educational games, etc.), membership dues, and monetary donations.
• The Friends purchase books for children's and adult book discussion groups.
• Every summer, the Friends support the Summer Reading Program by buying books and prizes for children, young adults, and adult participants.
• The Friends also provide funding for several supplemental programs for the library including:
o Roswell Reads – a program designed to promote the value of reading, literacy, and lifelong learning through the shared community-wide experience of reading and discussing a common book or collection.
o Atlanta Author's Series – local authors meet at the library in a small group setting to talk about their writing, answer audience questions, and autograph books on sale at the event.
o Mystery Book Club - a book review group that meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month.
o Noonday Nosh - a book review group that meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
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