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May 25, 2021


May is Youth Service Month

5/27 Tom Price & Dave Young - Memorial Day Ceremony
6/3 Jasmine Stewart - Celebrity Chef
6/10 Sen. John Albers & Rep. Mary Robichaux - State of the Union
6/17 It's a Wrap-Lunch at Lucky's!


5/31 Memorial Day Virtual Ceremony
6/7 GBI EHT Training - Set Up Crew
6/7 End Human Trafficking Police Training
6/7 GBI EHT Training - Snack Table Manning


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
Roswell Area Park
Bill Johnson Community Activity Building
10495 Woodstock Road
Roswell, GA 30075

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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
Service and Smiles

What a week! Thanks to USDA Farmers to Families Food Box program, last Thursday we distributed 550 food boxes to local nonprofits and residents of the Oak St./Magnolia area.

Thanks to your generosity, Ken Carter “the” King of Pops, and I treated teachers at title one schools to a popsicle. You have never seen so many happy teachers, who asked that I share their thanks with Roswell Rotary.

The third time is a charm, and Saturday night we danced the night away at our Holiday/70th Anniversary Fish Fry. It was great to be together again.

I am so proud to be a Roswell Rotarian!

This Week's Speaker
Memorial Day

Dr. Thomas E. Price, an orthopaedic surgeon, served as the 23rd Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). He brought to the Department a lifetime of service and dedication to advancing the quality of health care in America – both as a physician and policymaker.

His first calling was to care for patients. Dr. Price received his Bachelor and Doctor of Medicine degrees from the University of Michigan and completed his General Surgery Internship and Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Emory University. After his training, Dr. Price – a third generation physician following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather – began a solo medical practice in Atlanta, Georgia, which would eventually grow to be one of the largest, non-academic orthopaedic practices in the country, which he led as Chairman of the Board. During his 20+ years as a practicing physician, he also served as Medical Director of the Orthopaedic Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital as well as an Assistant Professor at Emory University School of Medicine.

Committed to promoting positive solutions under principled leadership, Dr. Price remains a fierce advocate for a patient-centered health care system that adheres to six key principles: affordability, accessibility, quality, choices, innovation, and responsiveness.

He currently is a Board member for a number of entities in the private and non-profit arena, a consultant or advisor to numerous companies and is a much sought after public speaker.

Dr. Price and his wife, Betty, have lived in the Metro-Atlanta area for over 40 years. They attend Johnson Ferry Baptist Church and have one adult son.

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.  

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.


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.

Thursday, June 24th 6:00PM
Installation Party

It's that time of year again!

Lets all get together and celebrate the induction of incoming President Terry Taylor.

This will be a  primarily outdoor event, with large tents in case of weather. There will be live music and a dance floor, wear your best dance shoes.

$50.00 per person.  RSPV by June 17th to Alicia or you may register by clicking HERE.  

Naylor Hall       1121 Canton Street

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