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November 9, 2021


November is Rotary Foundation Month

11/11 Todd Callen
11/18 Filling the Foundation buckets!
11/25 No meeting. Happy Thanksgiving!
12/2 Mimosa Hall, a Roswell Historical Landmark


11/20 Honor Air basketball tournament
11/22 Honor Air basketball tournament
12/3 Holiday Party at Roswell Historic Cottage
6/30 John's Installation Party!

Our Rotary Family

11/1 Larry Harman
11/4 Sid Disher
11/4 Michael Schoppenhorst
11/6 Karen Schwank
11/6 Tom Wright, Jr.
11/7 Dave Hallman
11/7 Timothy Klatt
11/9 Jimmy Moore
11/11 Ron Harlow
11/15 Robert Button
11/16 Anne Greski
11/18 June Brown
11/20 Patsy Wolff
11/24 James Savage
11/26 Don Rolader
11/29 Jim Coyle, Jr.


11/4 Kenneth Carter (1)
11/4 Brenda Blanton (1)
27 years in Rotary
11/5 Charlie Cameron (34)
11/5 Clifton Sprinkle (0)
11/5 Haniel Jones (0)
11/5 Tillie O'Neal (0)
10 years in Rotary
11/5 Bob Hagan (23)
28 years in Rotary
11/7 Ron Harlow (8)
11/7 Scott Moscow (8)
11/7 Mike Hampton (8)
11/7 Kathy Teston (8)
11/8 Robert Fezza (14)
11/11 Joe Piontek, Sr. (11)
11/11 Nancy Alterman (11)
11/12 Richard Austin (1)
33 years in Rotary
11/14 Richard Spencer (28)
11/17 Rick Dreger (32)
11/30 David White (4)

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

We had a full house of Interact students this last week giving us a glimpse into the future of our community!  The first Interact club was authorized at Melbourne High School, Florida, in 1962. The name “Interact” came from combining the words “international” and “action”.  Our club has demonstrated that we are a club of action by expanding our Interact involvement to students of all grade levels.  Today Roswell has ten Interact clubs in our schools with 200 active students learning how to give back to the community.  The future is bright!  

As we approach the holiday season there will be plenty of opportunities to give back to the community and have some fun doing so with your fellow Rotarians.  Mark your calendars for the Holiday Party on December 3rd.  Chris Archer is planning a great evening with some added twists to our night. 

Don't miss this week's speaker Todd Callen.   He will discuss a creative and fun way to look at the business environment in this crazy world we live in!   

Speaker November 11, 2021
Todd Callen

Todd Callen- Helping companies grow sales

Todd’s passion is helping companies rapidly grow their sales! He has over 25 years of sales and revenue leadership experience, working with small to mid-size companies to aggressively grow and build out sales teams. Todd will discuss the blend of the quantitative (the sales numbers, the forecast, the pipeline, the close rates) and the qualitative (how “effective” is our positioning, value proposition, ability to convey and persuade).

Todd lives in Roswell with his wife Kelly and two children Dillon (14) and Presley (11).Todd also loves comedy, sports, and really good coffee (but any coffee will do in a pinch).

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

Become a Paul Harris Fellow
November is Rotary Foundation Month

Most of you know that November is Rotary Foundation Month.

It’s during this month that we put a push in the Roswell Rotary to have everyone in our club contribute to the Rotary Foundation. What you may not know is that our club will match your donation up to $300 to help you reach the next Paul Harris Fellow level. This year, if you were within $600.00 of the next PHF level, you would have received an email from Don Horton, Roswell Foundation Chair, outlining the amount you needed to reach that next level, the amount you needed to give to get the club matching funds. There were 63 individuals who were within $600.00. Out of those, 15 people stepped up and received the matching funds. Additionally, three individuals wanted to become Major Donors and went well beyond the match to do so. We plan to honor all the Paul Harris Fellows, and Major Donors in January of 2022.

Every Rotarian, Every Year

Another push for the Rotary Foundation is what we call EREY, which means Every Rotarian, Every Year. During this period, we ask all Roswell Rotarians to give at least $25.00 to the Rotary Foundation. In every case, to make is easy, you can simply have the contribution billed to your Roswell Rotary Account.

End Polio NOW donations count toward Paul Harris level

It should be noted that any contributions you make to the “End Polio Now” campaign does count toward your PHF status. In fact, you can designate any or all of your contribution to “End Polio Now” and every penny will go toward your Paul Harris Fellow level.

Why contribute to the Rotary Foundation?

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world. The mission The Rotary Foundation helps Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace by improving health, providing quality education, improving the environment, and alleviating poverty.

What impact can one donation have?

• For as little as 60 cents, a child can be protected from polio. • $50 can provide clean water to help fight waterborne illness. • $500 can launch an antibullying campaign and create a safe environment for children.

Please donate to the Foundation during November!

So will you please consider giving to the Rotary Foundation during the month of November. Our club benefits from many of the grants given by The Foundation.

Blood Drive Super Success
54 Pints Collected

Pints for Pints was a Winning Combination

Thank you Pat Rains & Gate City for the BEER/Donation Site and Darrell Bartlett (project leader) and all the donors for the BLOOD! Once again our club comes through in a BIG WAY with 54 pints!!!! That's a lot of blood to save lives and a lot of beer to have fun.  And that's how Roswell Rotarians roll! Well done everyone!!!!

Sat., Nov. 20, Monday Nov. 22nd and Tuesday Nov. 23rd
Volunteeers Needed for the 4th Roswell High School /Honor Air Basketball Tournament

It's Back! It's not Thanksgiving without the Roswell High School/ Honor Air Basketball Tournament

Join us at the 4th Annual Roswell High School/ Honor Air Basketball Tournament Saturday, Nov. 20th, Monday, Nov. 22nd, and Tuesday, Nov. 23rd.

The Details

Doors open at 8:30 AM with the first game at 9:00 AM. Sixteen girls and boy’s teams participating. Ticket costs $5 for students, $10 for adults and $25 for a three-day pass.

Please volunteer...It's loads of fun!

Volunteers needed with ticket sales and the hospitality suite. Please contact Gene Beckham (404-310-8797), Dave Young (678-591-4978), Jack Wyche (404-626-8295) or Lynne Lindsay (404-229-4558) to sign up for the fun!

Business Networking Event for Rotarians

Paul Harris formed the Rotary in 1905 so that professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas, form meaningful, lifelong friendships, and conduct business together.  Paul Harris was networking well before 1985 when telecommunications expert and consultant Bill Lewis is believed to be the first person to use the term “networking” to describe connecting people in order to build a business network.  

While Rotary is about "Service Above Self," there is a growing place for networking in Rotary, particularly for those earlier in their careers, and those responsible for generating revenue.  It is an opportunity for you or someone on your staff, or someone you are interested in recruiting to Roswell Rotary.

Last month's gathering again drew a crowd - with Rotarians from the Atlanta Metro, Dunwoody, Peachtree City, Roswell, Sandy Springs and Tucker  clubs. While it had similarities to other networking events, you knew that attendees honored the integrity of the 4 Way Test.

The next event returns to the Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, 1224 Hammond Dr, Dunwoody, GA 30346, between the Perimeter Mall and the MARTA station.

So plan to join us on Nov 16 from 6:30 - 8:00pm.   For more information, please contact Hal Schlenger, or Johnathan Clark of the Tucker Club (johnathanmclark@gmail.com | 404.512.6058)

Adopt A Platoon- Service Project Nov 18th
Adopt A Platoon- Packing Boxes for the Troops

Amazing service project for those who are serving our country far away from home!

Ralph Rowland is again heading up the annual Adopt a Platoon project. 

Bring supplies to Thursday's meeting 11/11- Urgent Request!!

Suggested Items for the Boxes.....

Food: Quick protein powdered drink mix, Snacks containing coconut, Dried plantains, Dried papayas, Dried pineapple, Beef jerky, coffee, Candy (not chocolate or anything that will melt)

Toiletries: Shampoo, Wipes, Soap, Toothpaste, Body Lotion, Body Scrub, Feminine Products, Hair Ties, Bobby Pins, Bath bombs

Comfort Clothes: Robes, fuzzy socks, sunglasses, face masks

Downtime Helpers: Magazines, Crossword puzzles, Sudoku, Word Searches, Batteries

If you know a deployed soldier

Please call Ralph Rowland with their address at 404-641-5671 

Upcoming Project - Bulloch Hall Cleanup

In cooperation with the City of Roswell, Roswell Rotary is putting together a cleanup day on  the grounds of Roswell landmark Bulloch Hall.  Stay tuned for future updates and a specific date to be announced.  Let's grab our tools and gather and help repay the City of Roswell in some small way for the use of the Gym and kitchen facilities that we enjoy each week.  Please contact Matt Millard to let us know you are interested and we will forward you a volunteer waiver.  Thank you!

Walk (and talk) with a Doc Sat, Nov 20 8:00am
What could possibly motivate you to go for a walk on a Saturday morning?

If you're like the majority of people, the answer is "not much."  Would  feeling as good as President Terry and Matt Millard and as svelte as President Terry and Matt Millard give you reason to reconsider?   

After a brief talk from Dr Bush about tips to avoid the pains of life, we'll hike through the Vickery Falls trails.  You can talk with Dr Bush or talk with others on the walk.   It's an ideal way to start a weekend!

While this link lists 100 research articles how walking is 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 mile walk. 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 our monthly presenter 

• Free parking

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

• Sat, Nov 20, 8:00 – 9:30am. For questions, contact Hal Schlenger at HSchlenger@GreatSouthBenefits.com or 770.335.0077.

Save the Date
Christmas Party- Friday December 3rd

Please Click this link for details:  E-Vite hotlink

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!




16-Nov6:30pm - 8:00pmRotary Means Business (networking) at Iron Hill Brewery
Adopt a Platoon
20-Nov8:00am - 10:00amWalk with a Doc at Vickery Creek Mill

20-23 - Nov

Honor Air Basketball Tournament


Holiday Party at Roswell Historic Cottage

4-Dec8:0am - 10:00am Walk with a Doc at Chattahoochee Nature Center (visit their Holiday market at the end of the walk)



Ron Clark Academy Tour

Rotary Last Week