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November 16, 2021


November is Rotary Foundation Month

11/18 Filling the Foundation buckets!
11/25 No meeting. Happy Thanksgiving!
12/2 Mimosa Hall, a Roswell Historical Landmark
12/9 Roswell Rotary Making an Impact Internationally


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!


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

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)


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 18, 2021
Margie Kersey- Past District Governor

Rotary & Foundation Giving in her heart

Rotary is a huge part of Margie’s life. She joined Rotary in 1998 and has served as president of two different Rotary clubs. She is a Major Donor, Bequest Society member, and was honored to be named District 6900 Rotarian of the Year in 2008. Margie is active at the District level, where she served as District Governor in 2011-12 and as District Rotary Foundation Chair from 2016-2019.

Come hear why Margie gives her time and talents to Rotary Foundation!

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

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)

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!

Packing Date Thurs Nov 18
Adopt-a-Platoon Update for 11-18-21

Nov. 18th @ 11:00am Packing Boxes

We will start packing and boxing items for shipment.

Need 12 Volunteers

We need 12 volunteers to help with this project.  Our goal is 75 -100 boxes to be shipped.

Questions? Contact Ralph Rowland at rfrrowland@yahoo.com 

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!

Speaker December 2, 2021
Mimosa Hall& Gardens    Steve Gibson/Mike Harris

Mimosa Hall & Gardens    Steve Gibson/Mike Harris

What is going on at Mimosa Hall? Find out when we hear from past and current president’s of the Friends group, Steve Gibson and Mike Harris.

Mimosa Hall and its property is solely owned and operated by the City of Roswell. The Friends of Mimosa Hall and Gardens is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to preserving Mimosa Hall and promoting its use for the community.

Holiday Meeting December 16, 2021
Holiday Program     Bruce Peoples/Kevin Head

Bruce Peoples will once again produce our Holiday music program. Pastor Kevin Head will deliver our annual Message of Hope.

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