24th Roswell Relays
Thanks to Bruce Smith, Mindy Jones, and all of you who volunteered at the 24th Roswell Relays. The day pulled off without a hitch!
What a gift be among our young folks. You could feel their team spirit and competitiveness.
Gauging from the smiles on the winning team, Sequoyah, it was an extremely rewarding day.
This Week's Speakers
State of the City
Roswell Mayor Lori Henry
Prior to being elected as Mayor in 2018, Lori previously served as a Roswell City Councilmember from 2001-2009 and in 2017. She has a strong history of public service and has served her community not only on City Council but also as a member of the Design Review Board, the Community Development Advisory Committee, and on several citizen advisory groups over the years. She is the owner of a small business, H and B Promotional Products, located near Roswell's Historic District. Lori uses her business experience not only to attract businesses to Roswell, but also to apply sound business practices to government.
Lori and her husband, Karl have been long time residents of Roswell, where they raised their now adult daughter, Scottie. Lori moved to Roswell as a young adult with her parents, who lived in Martin’s Landing for over 35 years. Lori is a graduate of Ohio State University and began her career as a Cobb County public school teacher.
Steve Stroud is the Executive Director of Roswell Inc, a 501c6 nonprofit that promotes economic development through a public-private partnership with the City of Roswell. Since the organization's inception in 2012, Stroud has held this position. Under his leadership, Roswell Inc has developed networking, educational and support programs for small businesses, marketed Roswell’s Opportunity Zone to increase the number of certifications, and worked one-on-one with business owners, entrepreneurs and state project managers to retain, expand and recruit businesses to Roswell.
Over the last 3 year’s Roswell Inc has worked on nearly 300 projects, creating or retaining more than 4,000 jobs and generating more than $2.25 million in one-time generated revenue and $1.95 million in cumulative annual revenue. Notable projects include Brixmor, Delta Dental, McKesson, and 3 new business-class hotels—SpringHill Suites, Home2 Suites and Element by Westin. Stroud and his team continue to position Roswell as one of the premier cities in the region for innovative, community-minded businesses and entrepreneurs.
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 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
Make me Laugh
Rotascope Photo Caption Uncontest
We’ve all been living in our “nests” for too long! It’s time to inject some humor with the pictures we view each week in our Rotascope Newsletter. Each week, we’ll provide pictures in need of a caption. All you fellow Rotarians please submit your favorite “captions” starting with this week’s photos. We’ll review them, making sure they’re in the spirit of good taste…sort of and we’ll choose our three favorites. You can send your entries each week to the Rotascope Team: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit your captions by Friday!
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