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August 31, 2021


August is Membership and New Club Development Month

9/2 Wellstar and Mental Health
9/9 Steve Stroud
9/16 No meeting. Resting from a full day of fun at the golf and tennis tournament!
9/30 Ron Clark


9/1 Hump Day Social: Artillery Room at Gate City
9/8 Rotary tennis clinic
9/11 9/11 Cook out with our first responders
9/13 43rd Annual Aubrey Greenway Golf Tournament

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

Thank you, Roswell Rotary Club!

This week we auctioned off a concert by The Mike Veal Band, and the opportunity to play golf with some big-name professional baseball and football players in this year’s golf and tennis tournament. Our guest Kurt Wilson was the high bidder of the Mike Veal band. Robert Fezza gets first dibs on which team he gets paired up with to play a round of golf followed by Kurt Hilbert and yours truly.

The big winners however are the 30 some charities in which Roswell Rotary supports each year. Because of the generosity of our great club and guests, we will help some folks get their life back on track at Homestretch, feed some hungry kids in Honduras, and provide education and medical support to our local community through WellStar. The generosity of every member in our club with gifts, time and money is overwhelming.

We look forward to seeing everyone this week, have some good ole fried chicken prepared once again by Juan and his crew and listen to the great things WellStar is doing to help combat the growing problem with mental health.

This Week's Speaker
Wellstar On Mental Health

Jon-Paul Croom is the President of Wellstar North Fulton Hospital, a 202-bed facility located in Roswell, GA. Croom joined Wellstar in April of 2017. Wellstar North Fulton Hospital is one of Georgia's only Level Il Trauma Centers and delivers services including cardiovascular services, women's services, Pain & Spine Center, Wound Care & Hyperbarics, and inpatient rehabilitation. North Fulton Hospital is a Primary Stroke Center and an accredited Chest Pain Center. Most recently, Croom developed and opened one of Georgia’s only Comprehensive Stroke Centers.

Wellstar Health System, the largest health system in Georgia, is known nationally for its innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare, WellStar consists of WellStar Medical Group, 250 medical office locations, outpatient centers, health parks, a pediatric center, nursing centers, hospice, homecare, as well as 11 hospitals.

Croom received his bachelor's degree from Mercer University, in Macon, Ga. and a master’s degree in both business administration and health administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Croom has family in the Roswell area and lives with his wife and three kids.  

Dr. Ryan Breshears is a board-certified clinical health psychologist, the Chief Behavioral Health Officer for Wellstar Health System, and the Director of Psychology and Psychiatry for the WellStar Medical Group. He earned his doctorate from the University of Georgia and completed a clinical psychology internship/residency at the Denver VA Medical Center and a fellowship at the VISN 19 Mental Illness Research, Education Clinical Center in Denver. With a specialization in psychological assessment and testing, Dr. Breshears conducts psychological evaluations and provides treatment for patients with complex neurological and other medical conditions.

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://us06web.zoom.us/j/86497139508?pwd=QTBETGdwdjVrUjlCejBabWJ4eG55QT09

Golf & Tennis Tournament Updates
Live auction winners! Volunteers Needed! Looking ahead to Silent Auction!

Live Auction Winners Raised $$$ for our Charities!!!!

Many thanks and congratulations to Robert Fezza, Kurt Hilbert, & Terry Taylor for their successful bids for the celebrity golf foursomes! And thanks Kurt Hilbert for bringing guest Kurt Wilson who won the rockin' Mike Veal Band! 

Need Volunteers for Day of Golf Tournament: September 13  Please sign up!

Click HERE to Volunteer!

Looking Ahead to Silent Auction at Golf & Tennis Tournament September 13

Who will have the winning bid?

Featured items

1. Jersey personalized to you and autographed by Chipper Jones

2. Jersey personalized to you and autographed by Andruw Jones

Important Links




Commitment Form

27 Pints Donated at Roswell Rotary Blood Drive

A sincere thank you to all who came out to donate blood at the Gate City Brewery "Pint for a Pint" American Red Cross blood drive.  We collected 27 pints of blood for those in need and had fun and fellowship doing it!  

Special thanks to Darrell Bartlett and Hal Schlenger for organizing this effort and to Pat Rains and Michael Curling for their current and past help saving lives in our community.  

Rotary Youth Exchange Recruiting

We’re Back and Need YOUR HELP! Rotary Youth Exchange is shifting into gear to recruit outbound exchange students for the 2022-2023 school year and to recruit host families for our inbound student for that school year. Please direct any interested people to Alesia Booth alesiagbooth@att.net. You can also direct people to the Rotary Youth Exchange website: ryese.org. (It helps if interested people know we are in District 6900). We would love a few good volunteers from our club to help with recruiting and other activities related to Rotary Youth Exchange. You need to be an approved volunteer to interact with the inbound and outbound students – it is a U.S. State Department requirement. Becoming an approved volunteer involves a background check and a short State Department training – ALL ONLINE! Very Easy!! Please let Alesia know if you are interested in helping with this AMAZING program!!

Alien Run to Benefit End Human Trafficking Now -- Volunteers Needed

The Alien Run is great opportunity to volunteer for a great cause Ending Human Trafficking. This is a national Race and we are expecting over 1000 runners. This will be a lot of fun and for the Rotarians it will be a great way to promote the amazing work we do. The event/proceeds will benefit local projects to help the cause of human trafficking.

WHAT: Area 13.1 Half Marathon and Terrestrial 5k

WHEN: 7:00pm September 11th

WHERE: Riverside Park Roswell GA

WHY: Raising more to support ENDHTNOW WWW.ALIENHALF.COM

Description:  Happy Intergalactic Running Day! AREA 13.1 and Terrestrial 5K is an Out of this World Running Event. The AREA 13.1 Half Marathon is a night race in Roswell, GA. One of the most popular courses to run in the State of Georgia. The course is very flat with 2 really small rolling hills with a total elevation gain of 224 feet! You are sure to earn a PR on this Half Marathon/5K course! All finishers will receive an awesome alien medal, coveted Area 13.1 tri blend shirt, and for runners 21 and over a free beer donated by Gate city Brewing Company!

NEEDS: VOLUNTEERS !!! AID Stations- Volunteers will support runners along the course at various locations. Volunteers will fill water and Gatorade cups for the runners to pick up as they pass and Cheer for runners motivating them to finish strong. Requirements - MUST HAVE FUN :)  Contact Dave McCleary with any questions:  dave@endhtnow.com or 770-480-2620.

HOW TO SIGN UP : Volunteer- To sign up as a volunteer please follow this link and choose WATER STOP as your volunteer duty - https://runsignup.com/Race/Volunteer/GA/Roswell/Area131

To Race: https://runsignup.com/Race/GA/Roswell/Area131 SAVE 15% by using code: ENDHTNOW

9-11 First Responder Cookout -- Volunteers Needed

The 9-11 First Responders Committee is in need of volunteers to build on the success of last year's first annual - First Responders Cookout. The cookout will be on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 and run from 3pm to 8pm with the need to setup around 2pm. This new time period will allow us to serve 2 shifts of Fire, Police, and Rescue personnel at Fire Station #4 on Old Alabama Rd . . Please contact either Dave Young nfultonpt@juno.com, Jack Wyche javic@msn.com, Elwyn Gaissert egaissert2@comcast.net, or Gene Beckham gene@bfsga.com with any questions on the event and available hrs to assist. Please help us make this another great event upon which to thank our First Responders for what they do for us, every day !!!

Rivers Alive in Roswell
Chattahoochee River Cleanup

Join us for a the RIVERS ALIVE fall river cleanup of the beautiful Roswell section of the Chattahoochee.  Registration will be at 8:30am and the event will last about 3 hours or until you've collected all the trash you can haul.  This is a perfectly suited socially distanced outdoor service opportunity for our club.  Additionally it promises to be a lot of fun for a good cause.  Our own clean river advocate Dutch Earle is, as usual, organizing our group however will be unable to attend that particular morning.  Dutch asks that you contact him early to sign up so we can provide a head count.

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!

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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