Last Tuesday, Bruce Smith and I proudly accepted an award from Roswell High School Track & Field honoring Roswell Rotary for our 24 years of service to Roswell Relays. The best part of the evening was learning about the students and their accomplishments.
On Thursday we recognized the Tom Zachary, Stan Moses and Power of One scholarship recipients. Once again, my heart swelled as I listened to each students' achievements and heard of their plans.
I am so proud of these outstanding young leaders. Their future is bright.
This Week's Speaker
COVID-19 and Children
Daniel Salinas, MD, is Chief of Community Clinical Integration for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. He provides executive oversight for quality and patient safety, medical staff services, and affiliations. In addition, Dr. Salinas has worked closely with community providers to develop The Children’s Care Network, one of the first pediatric, clinically integrated networks in the country, for which he also has executive oversight. He has also worked to advance Children’s Behavioral Health and primary care strategies.
Dr. Salinas has a proven track record as a well-known pediatrician and physician leader committed to the care of Georgia’s children. Before coming to Children’s, he served as Regional Vice President and National Medical Director for WellPoint, Inc. Previously, he was Vice President and Medical Director for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia and served in a number of leadership roles at Kaiser Permanente, Georgia where he also practiced as a pediatrician.
Dr. Salinas and his wife, Cindy, reside in Roswell and have two adult sons.
Thursdays 12:15 - 1:15 PM | Bill Johnson Community Activity Center
The gym has always faced internet challenges. 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.
Teacher Appreciation Dates
King of Pops
Thanks to your generosity, we will be providing teachers with King of Pops to thank them for all their efforts this past year.
Join Ken Carter at:
Mimosa, Tuesday, May 18th @ 2:45
Elkins Point, Thursday May 20th @ 4:00
Vickery Mill, Friday, May 21st @ 2:30
Hembree Springs, Monday May 24th @ 2:30
Reach out to Ken at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-386-3214. This is a great opportunity to represent Rotary with educators.
Thursday, May 20th 8:30AM-12:00PM
Food Distribution at Roswell City Hall
Thursday, May 20th we will be distributing 550 food boxes from the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box program. This program was designed and implemented as a temporary, emergency relief effort to respond to severe market disruption caused by a global pandemic.
We will set up in the parking lot at Roswell City Hall. Volunteers are needed to help unload the pallets and distribute as families drive through.
Contact Nancy Alterman at email@example.com or 770-262-6300 on how you can help.
Monday, May 31st 11:00AM
Memorial Day Virtual Ceremony on YouTube
For 22 consecutive years thousands of people from Roswell and around the State have joined the Rotary Club of Roswell and the City of Roswell to honor the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of our Country. As in 2020, the 2021 Memorial Day in person ceremony has been cancelled.
To continue the remembrance, the Memorial Day Committee has produced a video utilizing “best of the best” past Ceremony moments that will be live streamed on YouTube on Memorial Day, May 31st at 11:00AM.
CLICK here TO VIEW THE VIDEO.
Guest speaker is Captain Donna Rowe, retired Army. Captain Rowe served as the Head ER/Triage nurse in Saigon, Vietnam – 1968-69. She took on the task of saving a barely alive Vietnamese baby girl from her dead mother’s arms. Her story is featured in “The Kathleen Story” a permanent segment at the American History Museum. Donna and baby “Kathleen” are also featured in the documentary “The Shadow of the Blade”.
Please share this link with your family and friends.
Monday, June 7th 8:00AM - 4:00PM
GBI and EHT training for Police
The GBI (Georgia Bureau of Investigation) is conducting an in-person training class on Human Trafficking Prevention to local law enforcement June 7th at the Roswell-Alpharetta PD training center. The location is 11565 Maxwell Road, Alpharetta, GA 30009.
Volunteers are needed for 8:00AM – 4:00PM to help set up and break down the training location, serving lunch and snacks. This is light work, but vital work to make the training a success.
Please click HERE to sign up or contact Dave McCleary @ 770-480-2620 or Jonathan Crooks @ 770-841-8686 .
Your participation is appreciated.
Saturday May 22nd 6:00PM - until
Last Call to Come Party with Us!
Join us for a good old fashion fish fry, Saturday May 22nd at the home of Claudia and Jere Wood, 10850 Stroup Road.
Put on your parrot shirts and dancing shoes as Don Rolader will be playing our favorite tunes.
Do you want to hear a special tune? Reach out to Don Rolader "The Shag Man" with you favorite songs in the whole world by Friday @ 6:00PM.
His email is firstname.lastname@example.org
$20 per person/ $40 per couple.
RSVP to Alicia by May 20th to bill your account.
IT''S TIME TO CELEBRATE!
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