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September 21, 2021


September is Basic Education and Literacy Month

9/23 Atlanta Angels
9/30 Ron Clark
1/20 Leadership 20/20


10/3 Gary Garrett's Farm Day
10/6 Hump Day Social
10/9 Youth Day Parade

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)
9/15 Blake Joiner (0)
9/15 Ian Mari (0)
9/15 Bonnie Mauldin (0)
9/15 Michael Thompson (0)
9/18 Debbie Cwalina (7)
9/18 Brian Hansford (7)
9 years in Rotary
9/24 Tod Baker (6)
9/26 Patsy Wolff (30)

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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

The post fundraiser hang over is only cured by one thing. Hair of the dog called “more service projects and doing good for our community!” On Saturday we had a small but effective group who helped sweep the hooch of trash and debris. Then another small group of Roswell Rotarians helped install grab bars at Johnathan Crooks home in anticipation of him going back to his home on Thursday following a long bout with Covid. I was fortunate to spend time with his son in law. Jonathan’s family is extremely grateful for all the prayers and support from his Roswell Rotary family.

September 21 on the International Day of Peace our club has 6 local High schools participating in the in The Youth & Peace in Action Kick-off. This is open to all Roswell Rotarians, and I encourage everyone to participate in one of the Virtual 1 Hour Livestream Broadcasts. Tune in and feel the energy of how our youth are changing the landscape of our community and our country.

See you this week for some fried chicken at Roswell Area Park!

This Week's Speaker
Christie Simons of Atlanta Angels Foster Care Support

Christie Simons, Executive Director of Atlanta Angels Foster Care Support will speak this week on how Atlanta Angels implement their mission to walk alongside children, youth, and families in the foster care community by offering consistent support through intentional giving, relationship building, and mentorship.  

Youth & Peace In Action -- this Tuesday evening

It’s time. Youth Peace in Action (YPA) is Rotary's largest peace initiative ever and the launch is Tuesday, September 21st. You are invited to watch at 7:00 pm

Here’s how: Go to YPAKICKOFF.ORG.

The toolkit password: ypa2021.

We have 54 schools registered! The most of any District in the Zone! WOOHOO!! Thank you for all of you help!! Developed to train youth peace builders through all of our Interact Clubs, Rotary members are invited to to take the curriculum too. Join in the peace train.

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:  Sign Up Genius linked here.  Please indicate what side item you plan to bring.    http://evite.me/zT6u6hZUkT

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.  

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!

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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