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November 3, 2020


November is Rotary Foundation Month

11/5 Veterans Day - Maureen Clay
11/12 DG Visit - Kirk Driskell
11/19 Foundation - Cheryl Greenway
11/26 No meeting.


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

Rotary Online



To: 41411

Our Rotary Family

11/1 Larry Harman
11/4 Sid Disher
11/4 Michael Schoppenhorst
11/6 Karen Schwank
11/6 Tom Wright, Jr.
11/7 Dave Hallman
11/7 Timothy Klatt
11/9 Jimmy Moore
11/11 Ron Harlow
11/15 Robert Button
11/16 Anne Greski
11/17 Mickey Deaton
11/18 June Brown
11/20 Patsy Wolff
11/26 Don Rolader
11/29 Jim Coyle, Jr.


11/5 Charlie Cameron (33)
11/5 Bob Hagan (22)
11/7 Mike Hampton (7)
11/7 Ron Harlow (7)
11/7 Scott Moscow (7)
11/7 Kathy Teston (7)
11/8 Robert Fezza (13)
11/11 Nancy Alterman (10)
11/11 Joe Piontek (10)
11/12 Fran Smith (22)
11/14 Richard Spencer (27)
11/17 Rick Dreger (31)
11/30 David White (3)


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
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
Veteran's Day

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 @ 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.

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 michael@goulddigitalimaging.com 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 kwoerner@thedrakehouse.org 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! 

Charity Spotlight
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.

Fast Facts:

• 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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