A girl just wants to have FUN!
One of the best things about being President of Roswell Rotary is my involvement with the multiple service projects.
Last Saturday was a fun filled morning with an Easter Egg Hunt at the Drake House. We hid eight hundred eggs. Yes, eight hundred eggs! Seeing the smiles as the kids hunted for the candy filled eggs will always be engrained in my heart.
At Harvey Smith’s place, a group was priming picnic tables that soon will be distributed to what Leslie Bassett refers to as “the paint by numbers group”. No one complained about the paint that somehow covered their shoes, clothes, much less their bodies. All for a good cause.
Another day of service with Roswell Rotarians. What fun!
This Week's Speaker
International Grant Update
Born and raised in Roswell, Langdon Hollingsworth is an Industrial Engineer who has dedicated his professional career to public service. After graduation from Georgia Tech, he spent two years living in the remote Darien province of Panama working for a clean water nonprofit, Solea Water, that brought fresh drinking water to thousands of people across the country. He was heavily involved in the expansion of Solea Water by developing a partnership with the local nonprofit, Lunches for Learning, that raised funds to install community-sized filters in four schools in the Nacaome Valley. Now in graduate school studying Humanitarian Logistics and Business Administration, Langdon hopes to learn a new set of valuable skills that can be applied to increase the efficiency of non-profits operating both locally, and in Latin America.
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.
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
Free Pops for Teachers
King of Pops
Show your support for over 400 Title 1 school teachers in the Roswell Rotary jurisdiction by providing King of Pops during teacher appreciation week in May.
King of Pops calls these donations an Unexpected Moment of Happiness (UMOH). Our goal is to raise $1400 as we have 401 teachers at four (4) Title 1 schools (Mimosa Elementary, Vickery Mill Elementary, Hembree Springs Elementary and Elkins Point Middle in Roswell, but but wouldn't it be great if we could support more of our teachers?
For more information or to donate click free pops for teachers. Contact Ken Carter at 404-386-3214 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
April 7th, 5:30 PM - ??
Hump Day - Burgers & Brews at Lucky's
Join your fellow Rotarians Wednesday, April 7th @ 5:30 for a bit of mid-week fun, burgers and cold brews.
Bring your significant other or a prospective member.
We hope to see you there!
Jacobs Ladder is seeking volunteers for a variety of learning environments throughout their 15-acre campus here in Roswell. Opportunities are flexible, and you are able to volunteer between 7:30am-5:30pm on Monday-Friday. A background check is provided for each volunteer. There is also an extensive range of in-depth training tools.
Anyone interested in learning more about employment or volunteering can fill out a form at www.jacobsladdercenter.com/employment, or can email email@example.com or contact:
Melissa Darin Admissions & Outreach Jacob's Ladder Neurodevelopmental School and Therapy Center
407 Hardscrabble Road Roswell, Georgia 30075
Phone: 770-998-1017 Fax: 770-998-3258
The Cottage School
To build a sense of self for students with special learning needs through academic and experiential programming, and to prepare individuals for fulfillment of their true potential as confident, productive, and independent adults.
• The Cottage School was founded in 1985 by Rotarians Jacque and Joe Digieso as an alternative to traditional academic models.
• TCS is fully accredited by AdvanceEd, for SAIS and SACS serving students from 4th grade through high school.
• TCS was named by the Masters in Special Education Resource Guide as one of their Top 50 Best Private Special Needs Schools in the United States.
• TCS provides a comprehensive academic college preparatory curriculum that meets Georgia high school graduation standards and HOPE scholarship requirements.
• By providing a balanced blend of academic and experiential programming, students acquire a strong sense of their individual skill set and develop the confidence to venture into areas of academics, athletics, and social interaction that, in the past, may have seemed beyond their reach.
• TCS Interact Club is very active participating with the Atlanta Humane Society, Be The Voice, and Relay for Life North Fulton among other initiatives.
• Numerous Rotarians have been involved in TCS since its beginning including several Rotarians who currently serve on the TCS Board of Directors.
Find out more:
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