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August 17, 2021


August is Membership and New Club Development Month

8/19 Home Stretch. Tim McFarlin and professional athletes.
8/26 Preview of the Greenway/Hagen golf and tennis tournament by Coach Mc Farlin and team!
9/2 Wellstar and Mental Health
9/9 Steve Stroud


8/19 Alive in Roswell
8/27 Pint for a Pint
9/1 Hump Day Social: Artillery Room at Gate City
9/1 Rotary tennis clinic

Our Rotary Family

8/2 Gene Beckham, III
8/2 Stacy Perlman
8/5 Charlie Cameron
8/8 Alan Christian
8/9 Jennifer Briggs
8/10 James Gray
8/10 Kathryn Igou
8/12 Rick Dreger
8/13 Lori Allen
8/13 Tina Houck
8/15 Harvey Smith, III
8/15 Dr. Betty Price
8/16 Gregory Pierce
8/17 Jacque Digieso
8/17 Brian Clark
8/18 John Albers
8/18 Brenda Blanton
8/19 Susan Rumble
8/19 Kathy Teston
8/20 Debbie Cwalina
8/20 Karen Pilcher
8/24 Mary Robichaux
8/25 Kevin Head
8/25 Robert Shaw
8/26 Jim Swain
8/27 Lori Kirn
8/28 Richard Spencer
8/30 Ted Lescher, Jr.
8/31 Steve Stroud


8/1 Steven Palmer (5)
5 years in Rotary
8/3 John Carruth (26)
8/4 David Young (33)
8/6 Elwyn Gaissert, II (40)
8/13 Richard Meer (29)
8/14 David Reddick (18)
25 years in Rotary
8/20 John Wolfe (29)
8/20 Dave Nelson (6)
8/20 Trummie Patrick, III (6)
8/23 Jay Pickett, III (3)
8/24 Jim Sheffield, Jr (21)
8/25 Lynn Dunn (5)
8/28 Lori Kirn (7)
8/29 Lucy Hall (2)
8/29 Katie Tucker (2)

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Thursdays, 12:15 pm
Roswell Area Park
Bill Johnson Community Activity Building
10495 Woodstock Road
Roswell, GA 30075




President Terry Taylor
President-Elect John Carruth
Immediate PP Lynne Lindsay
Treasurer Nancy Alterman
Secretary Alex Kaufman
Past President Gordon Owens
Past President Becky Stone


  • Cheryl Greenway 2012-13
  • Bob Hagan 2015-16


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

Amy and I are just returning from our District Conference where we shared in fellowship with other likeminded Rotarians from District 6900 and celebrated another year of great accomplishments in making our world a better place to live. Roswell Rotary once again shined as we will bring home some new felt to hang up for Club of the Year! Congratulations to Lynne and her leadership and every Roswell Rotarian who made it all happen. Also, a special thanks to Chris and Tracy Archer who did a great job in the hospitality suite with great food, beverages and of course lots of fun dancing. We are a month into a new Rotary calendar year and award or no award, Roswell Rotary will continue to do what we do best, give back to our community and have fun doing it! Roswell Rotary Rocks!

Speaking of giving back, you don’t want to miss this week’s meeting! We will be hearing from our very own Talaya Parker about how Home Stretch is truly changing lives. Coach McFarlin will also be calling on some of his good friends who are professional baseball and football players to join us at our meeting and talking about their commitment to helping in our golf and tennis tournament. Some hall of fame players will be at our meeting and we ask that you are respectful of their time at our meeting as there will be opportunities on September 13th at Brookfield CC for autographs.

Zoomit, Maskit or Live - Join Us Thursday from Where Ever You Are

Zoomit, Maskit or Live, we are here for you! Roswell Rotary wants to make our meetings safe, available, convenient, and comfortable to all members and guest. So, if you feel comfortable with a mask or no mask, live or on zoom join is in any way that makes you feel comfortable and safe. 

If Zoom is more your style, we are going to have Zoom open for those who prefer to be in the comfort of their own home, office, or beach for that matter! Here is the link…………https://zoom.us/j/94396148304?pwd=ek05VmtwWVRZZTJYKzR3V1pzVFA1QT09

This Week's Speaker
HomeStretch's Talaya Parker on Affordable Housing

Since 1993, HomeStretch has been guiding working homeless families toward increased self-reliance and stability. HomeStretch provides supportive housing and programs that equip working families to regain and sustain permanent housing.  Talaya Parker, HomeStretch's Executive Director, will share how HomeStretch is impacting our community.

Golf & Tennis Tournament September 13, 2021
We Need You!!!!

Volunteers- We need everyone to sign up! It will take every one of us!

Click Here to Sign Up

Important Dates:

Thursday, August 19th  Celebrity MBL Baseball & NFL Football players from this community will join us a Rotary. Don't miss this chance to hear from them and to bring a guest, or two!

Thursday, August 26th Auction Day for the chance to play in foursome with the celebrity players! There will be four different foursomes! And Ball Drop Day!

Monday, September 13th Tournament Day and the day we raise the money to support our charity causes!

Links to Forms & Registration

Golf   Golf Brochure

Tennis  Tennis Brochure 

Commitment Form- We need 100%- Have you turned in your form?? 

Volunteer  or sign up at the Golf & Tennis Table at the MeetinGs

Why do we work so hard for this Golf & Tennis Tournament? Hear directly from our Bob Hagan Tennis Classic Court Sponsor Sandy Buhler- See Video

Roswell Rotary Blood Drive at Gate City

Now more than ever…it’s time to Give The American Red Cross is currently facing a Blood Emergency…don’t delay sign up now!! 

All we are asking is to have you consider one of two things.  Personally donate blood or if for some reason you can't get a friend, family member or your neighbor that can and get them signed up for August 27th at Gate City.  Many of us have been effected one way or another by Covid.  Our friend and Roswell Rotarian Jonathan Crooks is fighting to beat this and requires blood just like many others who are ill.  We have the privilege to share the gift of life with another person and we have a simple process to make it happen.  The pint you donate just may be the gift of life that person needs. I hope you will take a few minutes out of your day to offer the gift of life to another person by donating a pint a blood!  Click here to reserve 60 minutes on Aug 27 to donate. For more information, contact Darrell Bartlett or  Hal Schlenger.   Our thanks to Pat Rains and Michael Curling for their current and past help saving lives in our community.

Making the Most of your Membership
Save the Dates: Roswell Rotary events

This is what make earns Roswell Roswell such a great reputation

....and "Club of the Year" recognition. 

Plan to attend.....and think about bringing a friend or prospective new member. 

If you believe in Rotary's mission and recognize the value our club brings to our community and our world, then share it with others!

Aug 19

5:00 - 8:00pm 

Alive in Roswell

Aug 2710:00am - 3:00pm

Roswell Rotary Blood Drive at Gate City

Sep 01

5:30 - 8:30pm

Hump Day Social:  Artillery Room at Gate City

Sep 016:30 pmRotary Tennis Clinic at Brookfield Country Club
Sep 016:30 pmRotary Youth Exchange scholarship informational session
Sep 113:00 - 8:00pm9-11 First Responders Cookout at Fire Station 4
Sep 13All day

Annual Aubrey Greenway Golf 

& Hagan Cup Tournament

Sep 16

5:00 - 8:00pm

Alive in Roswell (finale)

Oct 03


Gary Garrett's Farm Day

Oct 065:30 pm - 8:30 pmHump Day Social
Oct 09

Youth Day Parade

Oct 216:00pm

Tribute to Gary Waddell at Houcks

Oct 24

3:00 pm— 6:00 pm

World Polio Day | Wine tasting to End Polio

Nov 035:30 pm - 8:30 pmHump Day Social
Nov 20-23
Honor Air Basketball Tournament

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