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September 28, 2021


September is Basic Education and Literacy Month

9/30 Ron Clark
10/7 Jeff Leatherman, Roswell Director of Parks and Recreation
10/14 District Governor Mary Ligon visits our club
1/20 Leadership 20/20


10/3 Gary Garrett's Farm Day
10/6 Hump Day Social - Michael Agurkis business
10/9 Youth Day Parade
10/14 District Governor Visit

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

We are Family.

Great meeting this last week hearing about the challenges facing families involved in the foster care system from Savannah of Atlanta Angels. What was clear is there are plenty of volunteer opportunities to help the children who are in the system and Roswell Rotary will do what we can to help those in need.

We presented the bylaw changes which was passed by our board. Thanks to the many members who reached out to me applauding this boards move to pivot in this difficult environment we are living in.  I will be publishing a Q and A pertaining to some questions which were expressed to me and others in our leadership.  The main point to remember is the changes in the bylaws allow for flexibility with the board and fluidity with membership in making such changes both in implementing some new classifications or choosing to delete them should they prove to not be in the best interest of the club.

Friday morning a group of Roswell Rotarians gathered in Riverside Park to hold hands and pray for healing for many Rotarians and family who are facing medical challenges including Pam McCleary, Bob Hagan, Malone Dodson, Mary Robichaux, Johnathan Crooks and others. It truly made me feel proud to be a Roswell Rotarian.

Last but certainly not least, you do NOT want to miss this week’s meeting when Ron Clark will be walking across tables to deliver his message about being innovative and creative in teaching our next generation of potential Rotarians!

This Week's Speaker
Ron Clark -- The Ron Clark Academy

Ronald Lyle Clark, Jr. is an American educator and reality television personality who has worked with disadvantaged students in rural North Carolina and New York City and founded the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, Georgia The Ron Clark Academy (RCA) is a highly-acclaimed, nonprofit middle school located in Southeast Atlanta. The Academy has received both national and international recognition for its success for creating a loving, dynamic learning environment that promotes academic excellence and fosters leadership. Our 4th – 8th grade students represent various socio-economic and academic backgrounds and communities from across the metro region.

Rotary Youth Exchange Recruiting

We have scheduled one additional Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) Parents’ and Students’ Informational Sessions for potential Future Outbound Candidates in response to a number of requests to hold one online. If you know of any potential candidates and/or Rotarians or educators who would like to learn more about the program, please pass along this information:

Rotary Youth Exchange scholarship program - District 6900 Parents’ and Students’ Informational Session Thursday, September 30, 2021 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Event will be held online, via Zoom Note that the is the fourth, and final, Informational Session that we will hold in District 6900 for the program this year. Students, parents, Rotarians and ROTEX must register in advance to participate.

Zoom details will be emailed to registered participants. To register, visit RYESE.org, and navigate to Menu - District 6900. Students who wish to apply for the scholarship program for the 2022 - 2023 school year must attend an Informational Session together with their parent(s). The applications for the scholarship opened on August 1, 2021, and the deadline for submitting part 1 of the application is October 15, 2021. For additional questions, reach out to Alesia Booth at alesiagbooth@att.net or 404-226-3922.

Youth & Peace In Action

RHS Interact is on the Peace Train! We had a great time at Lucky’s watching the launch, talking about potential peace projects and enjoying the Tuesday night in the Dog House. Thanks for all your support Ted Lescher, Rebecca Stone, Karen Edwards Schwank, Michael Schoppenhorst & Lisa Sanford Nikolich and Terry Taylor!

Rotarians link to learn more about how to become a Peace Builder: https://www.ypakickoff.org/

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.  

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