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September 7, 2021


September is Basic Education and Literacy Month

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
1/20 Leadership 20/20


9/11 9/11 Cook out with our first responders
9/11 The Alien Run
9/13 43rd Annual Aubrey Greenway Golf Tournament
9/13 9th Annual Hagan Cup Classic Tennis Tournament

Our Rotary Family

9/2 Dennis Eidson
9/4 Terry Taylor
9/4 Roger, Jr. Wise, Jr.
9/6 Rudy Lind
9/7 Carl Owens, Jr.
9/12 Alesia Booth
9/13 Bill Swank
9/13 Talaya Parker, Ms
9/14 Lynn Dunn
9/14 Chuck Savage
9/14 Carleton Ohly
9/16 Scott Morchower
9/17 John Webster
9/17 Mike Agurkis
9/20 Jeff Bridges
9/24 Chris Archer
9/25 Michael Sutton
9/27 Dave McCleary
9/30 Anita Farley


9/6 Stacy Perlman (14)
9/7 Sid Disher (12)
9/8 Jeff Bridges (16)
9/8 Karen Schwank (10)
9/9 Lisa Smith (17)
9/9 Herb West (45)
9/18 Debbie Cwalina (7)
9/18 Brian Hansford (7)
9 years in Rotary
9/24 Tod Baker (6)
9/26 Patsy Wolff (30)

Rotary Online



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

As we approach the twenty-year anniversary of four coordinated terrorist attacks by al-Qaeda on our nation, it’s hard to believe this much time has passed. But the feelings of that day and the memory of where I was that moment I heard the news are still very clear. Help us memorialize that day and celebrate the heroic effort of our first responders when we host our cookout for the Roswell Police and Fire department at station #4 on Saturday September 11, 2021. Jack Wyche and Dave Young are leading the charge and need your help. Please reach out to them and lend your support.

This last week we heard from our very own Jon-Paul Croom and Dr. Breshears of WellStar about mental hearth and how this issue touches everyone in our community. Roswell Rotary will continue to look for creative ways to partner with WellStar to help those in need suffering from numerous mental health issues.

You won’t want to miss our speaker this week when our very own Past President Steve Stroud gives us an update on all of the great new economic development plans happening in Roswell Georgia!

This week's speaker - Rotarian Steve Stroud of Roswell Inc.

As the economic and business development organization for the City of Roswell, Roswell Inc. serves as a catalyst for a sustainable, innovative, and vibrant local business community. Their vision is for Roswell to be the best city in the region for innovative, community-minded businesses and entrepreneurs. As a 501(c)6 nonprofit, they have worked with the City of Roswell through a public-private partnership since 2012. For small businesses and Fortune 500 corporations alike, Roswell Inc. supports business success within the city through four core service areas: business attraction and recruitment; business retention and expansion; industry support; and business development.

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

Next Monday Sept. 13th
The Big Day is here!

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Next Monday - Golf & Tennis Tournament

        Be there for all the FUN!!!!!! 

Ball Drop Sales Event is this Thursday!
        It's Going to be a Blast!!

Volunteers sTIll Needed!
        Sign up NOW!!

Important Links




Commitment Form



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 Sep 18 8:00am
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.

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!!

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 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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