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October 19, 2021


October is Economic and Community Development Month

10/21 Special Guest speakers this week! Miracles happen.
10/28 Be The Voice. Debbie Cwalina and Michael Schoppenhorst
11/4 Roswell Schools Interact
1/20 Leadership 20/20


10/21 Alive in Roswell
10/21 Tribute to Gary Waddell at Houck's
10/24 World Polio Day | Wine tasting to End Polio
11/3 Hump Day Social


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


Thursdays, 12:15 pm
Roswell Area Park
Bill Johnson Community Activity Building
10495 Woodstock Road
Roswell, GA 30075

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Our Rotary Family

10/1 Ralph Rowland, Jr.
10/2 Sandy Buhler
10/2 Cheryl Greenway
10/4 Ronald Cowan
10/4 Adele Hamilton
10/4 Lucy Hall
10/6 Cathy Steffen
10/7 Lynne Lindsay
10/10 Jeffrey Meyers
10/12 SaraBeth Huntley
10/12 Jeff McCoy
10/13 Kyle Woods
10/14 Jeremey Ashman
10/16 David Wash
10/17 Jim Byrd
10/18 A.D. Dalton
10/19 Nancy Diamond
10/19 Jack Stephens
10/23 Mindy Jones
10/23 Lisa Smith
10/26 Katie Tucker


10/1 Fate McKinney, III (20)
27 years in Rotary
10/6 Chuck Savage (5)
13 years in Rotary
10/7 Jim Coyle, Jr. (12)
10/7 Matt Millard (12)
10/8 Jenis Sharp (0)
10/10 Mike McRay (19)
10/10 Carl Owens, Jr. (30)
10/11 Darrell Bartlett (2)
10/11 William Lindsey (2)
10/11 Samuel Pittman (2)
10/11 Ted Lescher, Jr. (2)
8 years in Rotary
10/12 Tom Rowsey (15)
17 years in Rotary
10/13 Jennifer Briggs (10)
10/16 Lou Tabickman (13)
10/19 Kurt Hilbert (4)
4 years in Rotary
10/19 Timothy Klatt (4)
10/19 Jim Sturm (4)
10/23 Steve Stroud (35)
10/25 Dazia Fumbah (3)
10/29 Hal Coleman (23)


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

Rotary Major Donor

Achieving the milestone of Major Donor is a great honor. When your brother suffered from Polo and you designate your donation to Rotary’s Polio effort it takes on a special personal flavor as Sid Disher has done. It was my pleasure to be a part of our ceremony as District Governor Mary Ligon pined Sid’s major donor pin on his lapel.

We are very fortunate to have a great leader at the district level in Mary. She has encouraged us to be creative in attracting new members, support the YPA movement with our youth and find ways to encourage our young women of our community to achieve great things in life. Thank you, Mary, for being a part of our great club as District Governor.

This week you won’t want to miss our surprise guest speakers, to hear about some miracles right here in our own community. I am sure you will come away feeling encouraged and proud to be a part of our supportive family of Rotary.

Program- October 21- John Albers & Jonathan Crooks
Miracles Among Us: Stories of Gratitude


Two speakers this week:  John Albers, Kidney Donor, and Jonathan Crooks, Covid 19 Survivor


We will hear the story of Will Alber’s recent kidney transplant from his father, Rotarian John Albers, including Kari's tale of the power going out in the hospital while both were in surgery.


We will also hear from Rotarian Jonathan Crooks of his recovery after weeks in the hospital.

Powerful stories you don't want to miss from two of our own and the miracles of their experience. See you at Rotary!

If you can't be 'in person' for launch
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

Thu, Oct 21
Tribute to Past President Gary

Save the date!!
Mark your Calendar: October 24: World Polio Day Wine Tasting at Deep Roots

 Come gather with fellow Roswell Rotarians at Deep Roots on Sunday October 24 for a wine tasting that benefits End Polio Now, and support your local business at the same time. 

Deep Roots has a variety of both indoor and outdoor spaces that we can congregate and sample wines from their numerous automatic dispensers. 

Join us for some can't miss fun!

Coat Drive - Lets Share the Warmth!

Search the dark recesses your closets and purge those old coats that the kids have outgrown! 

June Brown is leading our effort to collect gently used coats and asks that everyone bring them to this months meetings so that she can donate them by November 1. 

There is a strong need for children's coats this fall.  Thank you in advance!  Contact June with any questions:  junebarberbrown@gmail.com  M: 770.826.2283 B: 770.642.9000770.642.9000

Roswell Rotary Blood Drive at Gate City

The American Red Cross is currently facing an emergency blood shortage. Donor turnout has reached the lowest levels of the year as many delayed giving amid a return to the workplace and in-person learning for many families, as well as the recent surge in COVID-19 cases across the country due to the Delta variant. 

As Roswell Rotarians let's live up to our motto: "Service above Self".  Please take a moment to consider the gift of life!  As of this writing we've only received 20% commitments for donations. 

We challenge all of you to get a friend, family member or neighbor and sign up for November 3rd 10:00am - 6:00pm blood drive at Gate City.  You'll feel good that you did and you'll be saving many lives.

Click here to reserve 60 minutes on Nov. 3rd to donate. For more information, contact Darrell Bartlett or  Hal Schlenger.   Our thanks to Pat Rains and Michael Curling for their current and past help saving lives in our community.

Save the Date
Christmas Party- Friday December 3rd

Rotary dates to save
Which of These Rotary Events are a Priority for You?

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!






Tribute to Gary Waddell at Houcks


3:00 pm— 6:00 pm

World Polio Day | Wine tasting to End Polio

3-Nov10:00am - 6:00pmPint-for-a-Pint Blood Drive at Gate City Brewing


5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Hump Day Social

Nov 20-23

Honor Air Basketball Tournament


Holiday Party at Roswell Historic Cottage



Ron Clark Academy Tour

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