Sprucing up Roswell
A special thanks to Leslie Bassett and Harvey Smith for organizing construction of ten picnic tables. With a little elbow grease and strong backs, the tables are assembled and ready to be delivered for painting. Each table will be themed especially for the recipient and will have the Rotary logo and of course, our famous parrot.
What a fun way to engage our club and the community while sharing the Rotary message!
This Week's Speaker
Atlanta Regional Commission
Doug Hooker leads the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), the agency which coordinates local government policy and planning for metro Atlanta to enhance the region’s economic competitiveness. In his career, he has worked for public sector and private sector organizations, among them: the City of Atlanta’s Department of Public Works, the State Road & Tollway Authority, Atkins Engineering and Georgia Power.
He is active in his profession and currently serves as the President of the Executive Directors’ Council of the National Association of Regional Councils. He was a co-founder of the Major Metros forum of this same association.
He currently serves on the advisory board for the Ivan Allen College (of Georgia Tech), the School of City and Regional Planning (Georgia Tech), Agnes Scott, the Georgia Drawdown Project Advisory Board, the Fox Theatre Institute, and the board of directors of the Aurora Theatre. His past service has included the Atlanta Music Project, the Council for Quality Growth, CHRIS 180, the Georgia Tech (President’s) Advisory Board, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Opera, the Georgia Conservancy, and the Piedmont Park Conservancy.
Doug is an alumnus of Leadership Atlanta, Leadership Georgia, the Regional Leadership Institute, the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership, and Leadership PBS&J. He has been recognized as the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Ivan Allen College School of Public Policy, 100 Most Influential Georgians (Georgia Trend), 100 Most Influential Atlantans (Atlanta Business Chronicle), 10 Most Influential Atlantans (Atlanta Tribune) and an Excellence in City Government award from the Atlanta City Council.
Hooker holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science from Georgia Tech, as well as an MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta School of Business.
Doug’s hobbies include composing music, singing in a community choir (The Trey Clegg Singers), playing occasionally in a community band (the Metropolitan Atlanta Community Band), studying the oboe, travelling with his wife, spending time with his grandchildren, and reading.
Read his complete bio here.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Mindy Jones @ email@example.com or text Mindy at 770-231-1061 .
This is a fun service project that we have sponsored for 24 years. See you there!
Saturday, March 27th 8:30 -12:00
Sweep the Hooch
Let's help the Chattahoochee Riverkeepers keep the river clean! Use this link to the sign up page. No need to check out all sites, just sign up for the “Roswell Rotary Club” site on “Riverside Road in Roswell.” Take whatever spots are available – walker, wader or paddler and we will organize who has what position later.
Please email Dutch Earle at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 770 403 0755 once you have you have signed up or if you have any difficulties signing up. Dutch needs to know the total number in your party and their name. Also let Dutch know if you are available to wade or paddle and if you will be bringing a kayak or canoe.
We will meet at Dutch's home: 9030 Bluffview Trace, Roswell, 30076 at 8:30 then proceed to the cleanup site!
Looking forward to another wonderful time!
Drake House, Sat. April 3rd/ 10:00 AM
Easter Egg Hunt
Every Easter, children across the country rush around their homes and gardens searching for chocolate eggs. For many families Easter just is not Easter without the annual egg hunt.
We will be joining in the fun this year with an Easter Egg Hunt at the Drake House. Volunteers are needed to hide eggs and enjoy the hunt with the children.
We will set up at 10:00 with the hunt beginning at 11:00. Bring your children/grandchildren 8 years and under.
Donations of plastic eggs and candy without nuts are appreciated. Contact Cathy Steffen if you can help and if you will be bringing children.
Cathy90278@yahoo.com Cell: 310-779-3207
March 11th - April 8th Collections
We are partnering with NFCC to provide seniors with Spring Cleaning baskets.
Please bring donations March 11th - April 8th.
Dish towels, toilet paper, paper towels, hand soap, cleaning wipes, laundry detergent (small), dish detergent, jig saw puzzles, gift cards from Wal Mart, Kroger, Publix and cookies.
We also have volunteer opportunities to help with delivery. Contact Mary Trapp at email@example.com or cell: 770-645-1320
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