The Secret Sauce
Not a week goes by that a speaker or guest does not comment on what is so special about Roswell Rotary.
Words such as “I’ve heard about your club, now I get it”, or “wow, you guys really have fun!”
We have known the answer for years. Fellowship. Friends are the family you choose. I am so grateful we choose Roswell Rotary!
“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together." Woodrow T. Wilson
This Week's Speakers
Roswell Police and Fire Chiefs
James Conroy is currently the Chief of Police for the City of Roswell. He was selected for this position following a nationwide search and began serving the City of Roswell on July 29, 2019.
Before joining the Roswell Police Department, Chief Conroy grew up in DeKalb County, and served the DeKalb County Police Department retiring in 2019 with 30 years of service. He worked his way through all ranks and divisions and served as the DeKalb County Chief of Police for the last five and one half years. Under his leadership, DeKalb County experienced a significant reduction in overall crime and he led efforts to increase public trust and overall transparency of the department by implementing body worn cameras and enhancing public access to crime data.
Chief Conroy is happily married for over 16 years to his wife Ginger. They have two girls, Reagan age 15 and Reese age 13. They keep him very busy with their competitive cheerleading and travelling.
Tony Papoutsis started in the fire service on July 2, 1977 in Fayetteville PA. Tony was hired by the Roswell Fire Department in 1989 as a part time firefighter and became a full time Assistant Fire Marshal/Arson Investigator in 1990. He was promoted to Training Captain in 1997 and then Deputy Fire Chief in 2005. He is currently the Interim Fire Chief until the arrival of Chief Joe Pennino on June 1st. Tony holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Masters Degree in Public Administration.
Tony has been married to his wife Kelly for 26 years and has a 23 year old son Zach (who is a Cobb County Firefighter) and a 19 year old son Alex who is studying to be a medical doctor at the University of South Carolina.
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.
April 22nd 11:45AM AND May 22nd 6:00PM
70th Anniversary Celebrations
The Rotary Club of Roswell sponsored by the Rotary Club of Atlanta was presented its Charter April 18th, 1951 at the Banquet Hall at the High School of Alpharetta with 84 Rotarians and guests present.
For the past 70 years we have played an active role in the city of Roswell as well as internationally.
Our April 22nd weekly meeting will be an Anniversary Party reflecting on the past 70 years. In traditional Roswell style, margaritas will be served by a parrot!
Saturday, May 22nd we are hosting a Holiday/Anniversary celebration at the home of Jere & Claudia Wood. Be certain to save the date.
IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE!
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 email@example.com for more details.
Sat, April 17th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free Document Shredding
Do some “Spring Cleaning,” get out of your house, enjoy some coffee and donuts, and support a great charity!
You may bring up three (3) boxes of old bills, and statements for shredding. You can watch your own documents get shredded in the truck. WE MAKE IT EASY. You do not have to remove staples or paper clips. HELPFUL TIP – Its suggested you keep tax documents for 7 years and the returns indefinitely.
Sponsored by: Odyssey Personal Financial Advisor Please SIGN UP for a time slot at www.OdysseyPFA.com/events/free-shred-day
We will be in our office parking lot centrally located Off Alpharetta Hwy (Hwy 9) Near Honda Carland & Sherwin-Williams two traffic lights north of Mansell Rd. 500 Sun Valley Drive, Suite A6 | Roswell, GA 30076 | 770-992-4444 Turn west onto Sun Valley Drive and follow the signs. For more information, please contact Janeen Blecker at 770-992-4444 or janeen.blecker@OdysseyPFA.com.
ALL ARE WELCOME! Bring a neighbor or friend.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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