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May 4, 2021


May is Youth Service Month

5/6 Nancy Diamond - Charity Update
5/13 Dr. Benjamin Zussman - Stroke Prevention
5/20 Dr. Dan Salinas, CHOA - Covid's Impact on Children
5/27 Tom Price & Dave Young - Memorial Day Ceremony


5/12 Hump Day @ Variant
5/22 Holiday/Anniversary Party
5/31 Memorial Day Virtual Ceremony
6/7 End Human Trafficking Police Training


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

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Our Rotary Family

5/3 Danny Broadway, II
5/4 Frank Brown
5/4 Jerry Orlans
5/7 Tom Rowsey
5/11 Ed Klaas, II
5/12 Lee Dodson
5/14 Don Howard
5/15 John Carruth
5/15 Michele Johnson
5/16 Dennis Canata
5/17 Leslie Bassett
5/21 Pat Rains
5/24 Elwyn Gaissert, II
5/31 Peter Calabro


5/4 George Polatty, Jr. (43)
5/4 Mary Trapp (1)
7 years in Rotary
5/8 Michael Schoppenhorst (7)
5/11 Trummie Patrick (43)
5/12 Dick Anthony (33)
5/12 Ralph Rowland, Jr. (10)
5/23 Bruce Smith (25)
5/31 Anita Farley (3)
5/31 Allison Judy (3)
5/31 Michael Curling (3)
5/31 Jimmy Moore (3)
9 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
Welcome Home!

Who would have thought when we left our last meeting in March 2020 it would be fourteen months before we returned?

Reflecting on what we've endured, a shortage of toilet paper and paper towels, wearing masks, limited or no visits to the hair salon and gym, restricted visits to family members, at times it seems surreal. 

Despite it all, Roswell Rotary never missed a beat. We secured a place to meet, found a way to include members online, continued to serve and to support each other through weekly fellowship. Yet, we missed “the gym".  

This Thursday we return.  Welcome back! It is good to be home.

Speaker Update
Charities We Support

Fundraising in a pandemic? No problem! The Roswell Rotary team put their heads and hearts together, pivoted at most every point, and pulled off a tremendous golf and tennis event last fall.

Now we get to talk about how those funds were put to use with scholarships and grants to charities who are working so hard in our community.

Thursdays, 11:45 - 1:15 PM | Bill Johnson Community Center

The gym has always faced internet challenges.  We are working around the clock tackling these issues.  Please bear with us if you choose to attend virtually. 

CLICKING/TAPPING THIS LINK will take you to our zoom address.  If you are asked, the password is Roswell.  

Can you say HUMMER?
Support Be the Voice

WIN up to 8-hours in the Fur Bus stretch Hummer Limousine and $500 CASH!  Make it your “mobile” COVID Escape Room!  Use it for: Graduation – Prom – Birthday – Wedding – or just ride around with 10 of your friends. 

Raffle Tickets are $25.00 each  You must be at least 18 years old to purchase raffle tickets. Number of tickets sold will be limited to 500. Prize Package: $2,500 Value! · Up to 8-hours of use in the Fur Bus stretch Hummer Limo (within Georgia), 10 seat capacity · $500 Cash to make your adventure even more enjoyable!  Good for any day of the week. 

Drawing Date: June 16, 2021 at 5pm EST livestreamed on our Facebook page! Prize Package valid until: June 16, 2022 Reservation based on availability and must sign a COVID-19 liability release.

Purchase tickets at raffle.be-the-voice.org

Be The Voice is revolutionary program built upon proven techniques that help develop a student’s interpersonal skills – through first-hand experiences – resulting in confident student leaders in the classroom and beyond.

Our high-energy peer-led “Movement for Kindness, Compassion & Inclusion” teaches students how to support their classmates when witnessing difficult social situations, resolve conflict within their peer group, and discover ways to serve their community!

Hump Day, Wed. May 12th 5:30PM - ?
Pizza and Beer at Variant

Join in a little mid-week fun with pizza and beer at Variant!    Bring a friend.

Saturday, May 15th 9:00AM-1:00PM
HOPE Roswell Needs Volunteers

Hope Roswell is providing 2000 pencil pouches to She is Safe, a nonprofit that helps fight human trafficking around the world. She is Safe will take these packages to Indonesian schools. These school supplies open doors for conversation between the ministry and young girls. These conversations help these girls learn the do’s and don’ts in their everyday lives.

Volunteers are needed Saturday May 15 from 9:00AM to 1:00 PM. ALL VOLUNTEERS NEED TO REGISTER ONLINE. You will receive instructions once you sign up.  Click here to volunteer 

Saturday May 22nd 6:00PM - until
Come Party with Us!

Put on your parrot shirts and dancing shoes as we have a good old fashion Fish Fry at the home of Jere & Claudia Wood.

Don Rolader will be playing our favorite tunes. $20 per person/ $40 per couple.

 RSVP to Alicia by May 20th. She can bill your account.


New Member Profile
Jonathan Crooks

Jonathan Crooks is a 20-year resident of Roswell, Georgia, having moved to Roswell after four years in Tampa, Florida, and 15 years in Warrenton, Virginia. Originally, Jonathan is from the Albany area of upstate New York, where much of his family still resides.

Jonathan is the proud father of three, twin daughter’s Vivian and Kristine and son Gary.

Though semi-retired now, Jonathan is Chief of Staff for Georgia state Senator John Albers of District 56. Jonathan worked 25 years in the telecommunications field as a national Director of Sales, Sales Training and Marketing for companies such as XO Communications, Winstar and the Mortgage Bankers Association of America. He ran his own consulting firm working along with Northern Telecom at one point, work that took him to India to present the structure of the telephone industry to a large private company, as the country began to privatize the telephone industry. He has also worked in the housing industry, most notably with local company Walton Communities and he has worked in the retail industry with Lego Systems.

As a local Historian, Mr. Crooks can often be viewed portraying many of the founding fathers of Roswell, most notably Rev. Nathanial Pratt, first pastor of the Roswell Presbyterian Church. For a period, Mr. Crooks was a seminarian through that church at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. He is often asked to speak on the history of Roswell to many local organizations around Roswell.

For fun, you will occasionally see him leading the Roswell Ghost Tours.

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