Making an Impact
This week PP Dave McCleary organized a great presentation about the End Human Trafficking Now effort. Part of the untold story was how the recent training of the Roswell Police Department on human trafficking helped save a local young lady from today's modern form of slavery. We heard from her mother and the appreciation for this program lead by Dave was never more evident from her testimony and look of appreciation. This effort continues to grow and have a huge impact on our community and beyond. Thank you to our first responders and to Dave!
As we head into the cooler months of winter, the Charity Committee lead by PP Jim Coyle is working hard on meticulously weeding through applications from the various charitable organizations that have applied for grant consideration and focusing on the huge task of deciding how to divvy up the funds from our golf and tennis tournament proceeds. Thanks Jim and the Charity Committee for your service to our club and the community.
You won't want to miss this week's meeting as we hear an inspirational message from Lisa Weldon. Be prepared to answer the question:
Where would you go and what would you do if you had 30 days away?
Speaker January 13- Lisa Weldon
Author Lisa Weldon joins Roswell Rotary for "New Beginnings"
Where would you go if you had 30 days away? And what would you do with your 30 days?
This is the premise of Lisa Weldon's memoir titled Thirty Pieces.
world collapsed the year she turned 58. Her 25-year marriage ended; the only home
her children had ever known fell into foreclosure; and her last child left the
nest. Her financial lifeline, her career in advertising, had gone
From under the crushing realities a wild idea popped into her head. What if she
went away for 30 days, all alone to New York City and took a crash course to
learn the new digital ways of her business? After class she could
sneak in a 1-mile walk, each day treating herself to a different
neighborhood of Manhattan, the place she’d always dreamed of living. Using
the lessons she’d learn, she could share stories and photos from her daily
walks, all in hopes of reinventing herself professionally.
New York, Lisa spent a month walking every arrondissement of Paris. Huffington
Post invited her to chronicle her Paris walks, then featured her
first submission on the front cover of their “Living
Fearlessly” section. Oprah’s network,
Harpo Productions, caught wind of her reinvention story and invited
Lisa to give Cindy Crawford advice on turning 50. City leaders of New
Orleans brought Lisa and 25 other influencers to walk their city, in hopes
they'd share its entrepreneurial rebirth after Katrina. She has since walked
Shanghai and Istanbul, all while learning the power of storytelling.
now? Lisa just released her memoir titled Thirty Pieces. It’s
the story of a 58-year-old woman who reinvents herself by taking 30 days
to walk through the pieces of her life.
Join us for this time with Lisa on Thursday, January 13
Looking forward to hearing Lisa discuss how we can also take time to reset and refresh!
· Re-brand yourself in a
· Set goal, how to reach it
· Value of taking 30 days,
alone and away
See you Thursday!!!!!!
If you can't be 'in person' for lunch
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
It's a Field Trip!
Join us at Ron Clark Academy Wednesday, January 12th 10-11:30am
Remember Ron Clark's visit to Roswell Rotary?
Remember his passion and energy as he was speaking to our club about the school? He certainly grabbed our attention and our hearts!
Invitation to Open House
Now you have a special invitation to attend an Open House at Ron Clark Academy to see for yourself how dynamic and effective education can be in America. Ron Clark Academy (RCA) is a global leader in training educators on exciting, effective, disciplined means and methods of teaching. You will be truly moved by your experience in visiting RCA's Open House and hopefully you will want to step-up and support the betterment of education in our country!
To Register (Note: YOU MUST REGISTER to attend): ronclarkacademy.com/openhouse
Your visit will include a tour of the entire campus (including the new Ryan Marshall Performing Arts Center), a classroom lesson observation, and the exciting opportunity to be slide certified! This experience is sure to be educational and fun while giving you a glimpse of the amazing things that happen at the Ron Clark Academy every day!
Sat, Jan 15 8:30 - 10:00am
It's a smart idea, not a New Years resolution. Walk with a Doc
You don't need another resolution. You only need the will to be happy ;-)
You can be as upbeat as President Terry because he's got his health, and he's doing something that's good for his heart, his mind and his spirit. He and Amy are regular walkers.
The "Walk with a Doc" program is a wonderful way to be like President Terry. Learn something from one of our local doctors, then go for a walk in Roswell-area nature. You'll have the opportunity to talk further with the doctor, and with new friends who are also walking.
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’ve joined 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
• The opportunity to get advice from our doctor while walking
• Free parking
• Earn credits for free gourmet coffee at Roswell’s Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee
Date: Sat, Jan 15, 8:30 – 10:00am.
Location: Leta Thompson Park 1200 Woodstock Rd, Roswell, GA 30075 Meet at the gazebo / small parking lot; overflow parking is about 100 yards to the East.
Note: Our February walk will be Sat, Feb 5 at Gold Branch trail in E Cobb. 2 & 3 mi options, hilly w/ beautiful views of the river. Nat'l Park parking fee or annual pass needed And we'll celebrate Bob Marley's Feb 5 birthday.
For questions, contact Hal Schlenger at HSchlenger@GreatSouthBenefits.com or 770.335.0077.
Roswell High School Career Day Feb. 4
Date: Friday, February 4th
Place: Roswell High School
Time: Flexible with choice of any class period and more than one if you have the time.
What: 20 min talk with the class to relay your story about your career. Classes include: Computer Science, AV Tech, Broadcast Video, Marketing, Engineering, Architectural Design, Carpentry/Electrical, Construction, Cosmetology, and JROTC
1. A brief history/background of yourself that led to your current career or job
2. Description and responsibilities of your career/occupation
3. Education/training required
4. Skills needed
5. Positive and negative aspects of your career/occupation
6. Salary range/pay (and benefits, any PERKS)
7. What classes or activities in school helped prepare you for this job
Ways to Make things Engaging: Storytelling is always great. Or, have the students complete a case study or brainstorm. Speakers can also bring in artifacts or use games like Kahoot or Jeopardy to engage the students.
Special Need: In the past, it has been difficult to find Cosmetology professionals. Please feel free to find Business Owners to speak to those students. Students who enter this profession will be tasked with operating a business.
Contact Michael Gould at email@example.com or call his cell 770-617-2958 to volunteer or if you have questions.
You're Invited- Saturday Feb. 26 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Save the Date- Hearts for Honduras
The Facts about Honduras
$2 or less earned per day means living below poverty level
30% of children drop out of school to work for food
$150 feeds a child for the school year
70% of people in Honduras Live in Poverty
Saturday February 26
6:30pm - 10:30pm
Join us for an exclusive event with Latin Cuisine and refreshing libations
Latin Music by the Willie Ziavino & C.O.T Band
The Artillery Room at Gate City
932 Canton St. Roswell, GA
Reserved Seating Limited...Get Your Tickets Early!!!!
Can't Attend the Event? You can DONATE NOW
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!
Wed, Jan 12
9:45am - 11:30am
Ron Clark Academy Tour Register at
|Sat, Jan 15||8:30am - 10:00am||Walk with a Doc at Leta Thompson Park|
|Tue, Jan 18||6:30pm - 8:00pm||Rotary Means Business District 6900 in Sandy Springs|
|Fri, Feb 4||school hours||Roswell High School Career Day|
|Sat, Feb 19|
8:30am - 10:00am
Walk with a Doc at Leta Thompson Park
|Tue, "2/22"||9:00am - 5:00pm||Pint for a Pint Blood Drive (special guest at 2:22pm)|
|Fri, Feb 26||6:30pm - 10:30pm||Hearts for Honduras|