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February 23, 2021


February is Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month

2/25 Virtual Healthcare - Jeremy Boyd
3/4 Be The Voice - Debbie Cwalina
3/11 American History Author - Randolph Russell
3/18 Atlanta Regional Commission - Doug Hooker


2/26 Blood Drive
3/2 Read Across America
3/2 Blood Drive
3/10 Hump Day at Houcks


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

2/1 David Reddick
2/2 Joe Piontek
2/6 Keller Torrey
2/7 Chris S Nelson
2/9 Victor Smith
2/10 Richard Meer
2/15 George Rhodes, III
2/16 Fate McKinney, III
2/18 Gordon Owens
2/19 Danny Tompkins
2/20 Kay Love
2/20 Katha Stuart
2/21 Michael Gould
2/22 Becky Stone
2/24 Holland Earle
2/27 Bruce Smith
2/27 Leonard Greski


2/1 David Bourne (48)
2/2 Lee Dodson (7)
25 years in Rotary
2/7 Malone Dodson (35)
2/8 Holland Earle (14)
23 years in Rotary
2/11 Langdon Hollingsworth (0)
2/11 Alex Kaufman (11)
2/13 Kevin Benscoter (1)
2/14 Brian Clark (13)
2/14 Peter Calabro (13)
2/17 Roger Wise, Jr. (10)
2/18 Talaya Parker, Ms (2)
2/18 Mary Robichaux (2)
2/22 Nancy Diamond (20)
2/22 Nancy Tolbert-Yilmaz (20)
2/22 Lee Jenkins, Jr. (3)
2/22 Robert Shaw (3)
2/23 George Rhodes, III (4)
14 years in Rotary
2/23 Richard Stilley (4)
6 years in Rotary


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
Rotary 116th Birthday!

Rotary started with the vision of one man — Paul Harris. The Chicago attorney formed the Rotary Club of Chicago on 23 February 1905, so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships.

Over time, Rotary’s reach and vision gradually extended to humanitarian service. For 116 years we have  addressed the challenges in our community and around the world.

"Whatever Rotary may mean to us, to the world it will be known by the results it achieves."

Paul Harris

Rotary Founder 

This Week's Speaker
Virtual Healthcare

Dr. Jeremy Boyd is a primary care physician in Roswell.  He has served with the Welllstar Medical Group for the last 3 years. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of North Georgia, and his medical degree at St. Matthews University School of Medicine.

After finishing medical school, he completed his Family Medicine Residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in Bronx, NY and followed this up with a year in Obstetrics at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center also in the South Bronx.  

Since Dr. Boyd's  return to Georgia, he has been back on the front lines of our country’s rapidly evolving healthcare delivery system since 2017. He spent this last year as Medical Director in the development of Wellstar’s first ever Virtual Anticoagulation Center of Excellence.

Dr. Boyd is visiting us to describe the digital-health revolution’s ongoing transformation of our healthcare delivery system and how new technology is closing the gap for some of our most vulnerable individuals here in the U.S.   He sees this opportunity of the future as a vision of virtual health one day expanding its reach around the world and into areas that need it most.

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 all three ballrooms and have requested additional tables be added with fewer seats per table.    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.   If you are asked, the password is Roswell.  

Mar 02 & Mar 22 11a-4p
When Roswell bleeds, Roswell leads. Blood donors needed for Tue

Human blood is needed in and around Roswell everyday -- including today.  We don't need a tragedy like an ice storm,  tornado or hurricane.  It could be a family member, a friend, or you, that "life happens" and there you are, needing blood.

This week is our turn.   This is Roswell Rotary's turn for "Sleeves up."  And if it can't be you, because many of us can't give, then you can help by getting a friend, family member or fellow employee to donate during the "Pint for a Pint" blood drive for the American Red Cross.  The life you save is not likely to be yours; and if ask any religious leader, such a generous offer of getting someone to donate blood for the benefit of someone you don't know is one of the highest degrees of giving charity, like most donations to Rotary Foundation.

Whoever donates blood will get these benefits:

  • Pint for a Pint:  Thanks to Pat Rains and Gate City Brewery, whoever gives a pint of blood gets a gift of a pint of beer -- to be enjoy anytime over the next 6 months!
  • Our friends at Amazon are adding in a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card
  • Red Cross will do a blood test and notify you if you test positive for the COVID-19 antibodies
  • and of course, you'll feel better knowing you helped keep Roswell awesome!

For details and to "reserve your table", please go to www.redcrossblood.org/ and in the “Find a Blood Drive” box, enter “RoswellRotary” (no space between the words)

     Fri, Feb 26 11a - 4p           Sold out -- yeah Roswell!

    Tue, Mar 02, 11a - 4p        8 spaces left

     Mon, Mar 22, 11a - 4p    10 spaces left.     For this date, in the “Find a Blood Drive” box, enter "AlpharettaRotary"   The donation center will be the Alpharetta Community Center next to Wills Park.  If you donate on this date, please notify Hal Schlenger at HSchlenger@GreatSouthBenefits.com so that Pres. Lynne gets credit in the Golden Pint competition against Alpharetta Rotary's Pres. Kile.  ;-)

Two (2) volunteers are needed for Tue, Mar 02 collection date.  Please contact Mary Trapp at marytrapp@kw.com or John Reddick at jreddick2004@yahoo.com

Tuesday, March 2nd 10:00 AM Virtual read to Kindergartners
Read Across America

Can you find an extra 20 minutes to spare for kids?

The kindergarteners of West Roswell will be thrilled to have you as a guest reader for Read Across Roswell Day at 10:00 a.m. on March 2nd.

Just sign up to read for one of the classes below. Before March 2nd you will receive a calendar invite to a Microsoft Teams meeting. You will join that meeting to read. We will be reading Come With Me by Holly McGhee.  It is a sweet story about a community during hard times.  Copies are available at our weekly meetings or we can deliver if you attend online.  After you read the book we will donate to the students.   

Click here to sign up:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49AAAD22A3FA7-read2   Reach out to Stacy Perlman at perlman@fultonschools.org with questions. 

Have fun Reading Across Roswell!

Wednesday, March 10th 5:30 - 8:00
Hump Day at Houck's

Join your fellow Rotarians Wednesday, March 10th @ 5:30 for a bit of mid week fun.

Bring your significant other or a prospective member. Stop by for a drink or stay for dinner either way, we hope to see you there!

Saturday, March 20 | 8:30AM - 3:00PM
Volunteer For Roswell Relays

Volunteers are needed for the 2021 Roswell Relays. A full schedule of events will be held with ten schools participating.

Field events start at 9:00 AM and will finish midafternoon. We will need volunteers to cover both sessions. Prepackaged meals will be served.

Contact Bruce Smith @ 404-312-0577 or bsmith@mckaycotton.com to sign up.

This is a fun service project that we have sponsored for 24 years. See you there!

Charity Spotlight
RUMC Job Networking


To teach job seekers how to begin and sustain a job search while providing emotional support and encouragement through mentoring, community prayer partners (all faiths and denominations), and support groups.

Fast Facts:

• Founded in 1989.

• Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month and are attended by over 300 participants.

• Job Networking has over 360 volunteers, 70 of whom attend the Monday meetings. Many of the volunteers are Rotarians.

• The RUMC Yahoo E-mail group for employers, recruiters, volunteers, and job seekers hosts over 6,500 professionals who are active subscribers.

• The impact of this program has reached the attention of ABC World News, Fox 5 News, the Wall Street Journal, and the Atlanta Journal.

• Leaders have been invited to attend events hosted by the White House and the Community Partnerships for Faith Based Programs.

Find out more:


Rotary Last Week

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