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September 15, 2021


September is Basic Education and Literacy Month

9/16 No meeting. Resting from a full day of fun at the golf and tennis tournament!
9/23 Atlanta Angels
9/30 Ron Clark
1/20 Leadership 20/20


9/16 Alive in Roswell
10/3 Gary Garrett's Farm Day

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

Presidents Message

It goes without saying that I didn’t sleep much the night before the golf and tennis tournament. I felt like a kid on Christmas Eve and our fundraiser lived up to all the hype leading up to our day. Coach McFarlin, Rich Austin and crew did a fantastic job this year bringing in some heavy hitters from the NFL and MLB. The weather cooperated and despite playing two less holes, everyone I spoke to had a great time. It won’t be known for some time how much money we raised for our charities, but one thing is for sure, we accomplished our goal of creating a very well-organized fun filled event.

You can never say “thank you” enough so THANK YOU! again to all our sponsors, and to everyone who volunteered their time, talent, and treasures to this year’s event.

  • Like minded.
  • Same Passion.
  • One Goal.

This week we won’t have our normal meeting, so if you come to the Roswell Area Park on Thursday and get a great parking space, don’t say we didn’t tell ya so. Please join us for our next meeting on September 23rd when we hear about how the Atlanta Angels are doing great things by helping families in the foster care community.

Huge Kudos to Everyone for 2021 Tournament Success
Why All of Your Hard Work Matters So Much

So Grateful to Roswell Rotarians

No words to express the gratitude for all of the hard work from our club members and so many others that contributed to the success of our Roswell Rotary Golf & Tennis Tournament this year. Led by Tim McFarlin, 2021 Tournament Chair, this was truly a Club-wide effort. And way too many people to thank to get it right. So for right now, while we are all still glowing from the results of all the efforts and recovering from a long day on the course and courts and maybe even a little too much Haganade, let's think the amazing things that will happen with the $$$$$ we raised through this tournament. 

Amazing Pictures from the tournament

Click Here or scan the QR code above to check out pictures from the tournament. Many thanks to Rotarians Gary Garrett, Dazia Fumbah and prospective member Ian Mari for all the wonderful memories. Enjoy!!!!

The WHY- Our Charities

Because of this club, so many deserving people will have better lives. The multiplier effect of Roswell Rotary grants will be felt all throughout our community and beyond. Please take a few minutes to listen to Nancy Diamond talk about our charities and the difference you have just made with your support of the 2021 Golf & Tennis Tournament. Click Here for Video

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 Found 101 Reason to Walk on Sat, Sep 25, 8:00 – 9:30am
Roswell Rotary Walks with a Doc

While this link lists 100 research articles how walking it good for you, Rotary is making it fun.

We’re joining up with the national “Walk with a Doc” program for a 2 mile and a 3.5 mile walk at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. In addition to the 100 reasons to walk, the 101st is to make room for Roswell Rotary’s fried chicken for lunch.

And there are several bonuses to participating in this community event

• Get advice from this month’s presenter, A Step Ahead’s physical therapist Kim Richards. Before we walk, she’ll give a 10 minute talk on ‘life hacks to keeping you moving pain free.’ She’ll then join us on the walk so that you can talk with her 1-on-1.

• Free admission to the Nature Center, including free parking. And you’re welcome to stay after the walk and enjoy more of the Nature Center’s beautiful and educational facilities.

• Earn credits for free coffee at Roswell’s Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee

• The walk will end next to the Nature Center’s semi-annual plant sale, should you be looking for winter plants and vegetables

Note: The Nature Center is at 9135 Willeo Rd, Roswell, GA 30075. Because of bridge construction, you must enter from the Roswell side; it is not accessible from the Cobb Co. side. Sat, Sep 25, 8:00 – 9:30am.

For questions, contact Hal Schlenger at HSchlenger@GreatSouthBenefits.com or 770.335.0077.

Gary Garrett's Farm Picnic

Come join us for a Roswell Rotary Family Picnic at Gary Garrett's Farm.  

WHO:  Roswell Rotary members and families

WHAT:  Potluck Picnic at Gary Garrett's farm.  Clay shooting, 4 wheelers for adults, horseshoes, learn the history of gold on the property, play games, kids can enjoy the barn, eat good food

WHEN:  Sunday October 3 from 1 pm - 4 pm

WHERE:  335 Yellow Creek Road, Ball Ground, GA  30107

RSVP:  Chris Archer chrisarcher2016@gmail.com -- Please include what side item you can bring

Special thanks to Gary Garrett for donating his place once again for this wonderful event!  Also, thanks to George Rhodes of Rhodes Bakery for donating desserts.  

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 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

Rotary Last Week