Opening Our Hearts
Roswell Rotary Elves were in full force last Friday assisting the Roswell Police Department GIVES for the Holiday program.
The Roswell Police Department has adopted several families to make sure they have a joyous holiday season by providing gifts, food and financial help.
It was our pleasure to wrap gifts. The joy that you give to others is the joy that comes back to you
This Week's Speaker
Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture
Gary W. Black serves as the 16th Commissioner of Agriculture in Georgia's history. Currently in his third term, Commissioner Black has served in various leadership positions during his 40-year career in Georgia agriculture extending from the Georgia Farm Bureau to the Georgia Agribusiness Council. Black is a graduate of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and a past president of the college's alumni society. He currently serves on advisory committees for the United States Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency and the Export Import Bank of the United States. Under his leadership, Georgia Department of Agriculture divisions for information technology, animal health, homeland security and food safety have garnered national acclaim.
A tireless marketing advocate, Commissioner Black has led innovation in domestic and international promotion through the renowned Georgia Grown branding program. School nutrition directors, first-time exporters, produce growers and recipe dreamers alike, have found that the Georgia Grown collaborative approach is an unparalleled tool that helps Georgians start businesses and expand markets.
Black is a Leadership Georgia Pattillo Award recipient and the 2017 Georgia Trend Magazine Georgian of the Year. He and his wife Lydia raise commercial beef cattle on their family farm in Commerce, Georgia. They serve together in various ministries at Maysville Baptist Church.
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.
Tuesday, Dec. 8th/5:00-8:00 TONIGHT
Honor Air Fundraiser at Sharp Shooters
Join us TONIGHT, Dec. 8th for an evening of fun and guns 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 with all proceeds going to support our Honor Air trip in spring 2021.
From 5:00 to 6:00 PM Certified Fire Arms Instructor, Maddy Scholar has volunteered her time for a FREE shortened version of Handgun Fundamentals. Maddy is a Rotary Global Grant Scholarship recipient. While completing her masters, she is currently teaching Handgun Fundamentals, Home Defense, Concealed Carry, Emergency First Aid Fundamentals, and Women’s Self Defense. This class is full.
We will be serving a light dinner.
See you there!
Nov. 12th - Dec. 10th Bring Unwrapped Toys
Foster Care Collections
Foster Care has a special request for children ages 10 - teenagers. Toys and clothing for older kids is often overlooked.
Boys clothing size 3 through men's medium is needed. No socks or undies, please. Wal Mart gift cards are welcomed.
Let's show these young folks some extra love. Reach out to June Brown at email@example.com or Nancy Alterman at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Dec 12th RPD Gives for The Holidays
Gift Delivery 10:00AM - 2:00PM
The Roswell Police Department GIVES for the Holidays supporting local families is in full swing.
Saturday, Dec. 12th we will be riding with officers to deliver packages. Meet at the Police Station at Hill Street at 10:00AM.
Pres. Lynne will be assisting Santa as Ms. Claus. Volunteers are needed, especially anyone who would like to dress up. Elves, here is your chance!
Contact Pres. Lynne at email@example.com for details.
Make A Joyful Sound
Choir Voices Needed
Do you love to sing? Welcome to the Roswell Rotary Choir! In this case, you don't have to be the best at singing, but enjoy the spirit
Join Bruce Peoples and Don Horton this Thursday, Dec. 10th @ 11:15 for rehearsal. The performance will be at our Dec. 17th Holiday Inn Ros-Vegas meeting.
Salvation Army -
Rescue Christmas - Red Kettle Team
The Salvation Army is gearing for up Christmas. But this year is different. They are expecting a 155% increase in request for assistance this holiday season.
Rescue Christmas is to help The Salvation Army compensate for what is anticipated to be a considerable decline in donations in red kettles this year due to store closures and reduced foot traffic in stores throughout the area.
Join the Salvation Army Virtual Red Kettle team at https://give.salvationarmygeorgia.org/team/306919. Click “join team” and complete the information to se up a fundraiser page for yourself. You can then share this link with others.
If you are able to volunteer, you can sign up at https://salvationarmymyatlanta.volunteerhub.com/lp/redkettleaic/
They're Gonna Put Me in the MOVIES
Roswell Rotary Rocks
Do you have video skills? Pres. Lynne would like to bring our message to life through our YOUTUBE channel. We have so much to share!
Reach out to Pres. Lynne @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
To guide working homeless families with minor children in North Metro Atlanta toward increased self-reliance and stability by providing life-skills education, mentoring, and supportive housing.
• Founded in 1993, Homestretch is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this fall.
• Today, the poverty rate in Georgia tops 18% and is even higher for single mothers.
• 14.8% of metro-Atlantans live in poverty.
• 23.3% of Roswell households, many earning minimum wage, are forced to spend more than 30% of their income for housing leaving very little for food, clothing, utilities, transportation, child care and medical care.
• In Fulton County, a person would need to work 91 hours per week at minimum wage to be able to afford a 1-bedroom apartment.
• Homestretch has been recognized for effectiveness by the Georgia Alliance to End Homelessness, Community Housing Development Organization (HUD), and the North Fulton Homelessness and Housing Continuum of Care.
• Roswell Rotarians actively participate in annual fundraisers that include: Peachtree Tea in February, Road Race in Roswell in April, and on alternating years BBQ in the Burbs and the annual Golf Tournament.
Find out more:
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