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May 3, 2022


May is Youth Service Month

5/5 Bulloch Hall - National Treasure and WellStar Behavioral Health
5/12 Elwyn Gaissert Sr. award and Major Donor Celebration
5/19 Laws of Life
5/26 Memorial Day Program


5/23 Honor Air Veterans Bus Tour
5/30 Memorial Day Ceremony at City Hall
5/30 Memorial Day
6/14 Past Presidents Dinner

Our Rotary Family

5/3 Danny Broadway, II
5/4 Frank Brown
5/4 Jerry Orlans
5/7 Tom Rowsey
5/11 Edward Klaas, II
5/12 Lee Dodson
5/14 Don Howard
5/15 John Carruth
5/15 Michele Johnson
5/15 Allison Ziants
5/16 Dennis Canata
5/16 Isabelle Prothero
5/17 Leslie Bassett
5/18 Lindsay Davies
5/21 Pat Rains
5/24 Elwyn Gaissert, II
5/31 Peter Calabro


5/4 George Polatty, Jr. (44)
5/4 Mary Trapp (2)
8 years in Rotary
5/8 Michael Schoppenhorst (8)
5/11 Trummie Patrick (44)
5/12 Dick Anthony (34)
5/12 Ralph Rowland, Jr. (11)
5/23 Bruce Smith (26)
5/31 Anita Farley (4)
5/31 Michael Curling (4)
5/31 Jimmy Moore (4)
10 years in Rotary

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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

Roswell Rotary Brings Home the Awards!

Last weekend, a group of Roswell Rotarians made the trip down to Destin to represent our club and returned with awards to celebrate another great year for Roswell.   Although the District did not award a Club of the Year Award this year, Roswell Rotary did very well.  Past District Governor Bob Hagan was awarded the Meritorious Service Award for his work on Polio Plus and numerous other service projects in the District.   This award was chosen by the Rotary Foundation Committee! Past President, Becky Stone was awarded the Rotarian of the Year Award for the District.  There are almost 4,000 Rotarians in our district and she is one of 4.000!  And finally, your President was awarded the Sheffield Leadership Award.  I am humbled and honored. None of these awards could have happened without the strong support of our great club.  Thank you Roswell Rotary for doing what we do best, giving back to the community and having fun doing so.  

May 5 Speakers
Friends of Bulloch Hall - Bob Hagan, Jacque Digieso, Karen Schwank, Pam Billingsley

What do Mittie Bulloch and Bulloch Hall have to do with Teddy Roosevelt? Why is shopping at Mittie's Gift and Museum Shoppe so unique and amazing? Come to the May 5th Roswell Rotary Meeting and discover the answers and more directly from Bob, Jacque, Karen, and Pam. 

Friends of Bulloch, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1995 and dedicated to the preservation and restoration of Bulloch Hall (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) and an authentic, well curated interpretation of the Bulloch family. It was the childhood home of Mittie Bulloch, mother of the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt.

Robert Hagan is President of Friends of Bulloch, Inc. and several fellow Rotarians are on the board. Friends of Bulloch, Inc. has raised millions of dollars that have reconstructed, restored, preserved and maintained the site to include the two reconstructed quarters, carriage house, summer house, pavilion, terrace & fireplace, and Museum Shop and also purchased hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of 1839 period furnishings, window treatments and textiles for Bulloch Hall.

Upcoming on May 21st is the 37th Annual Magnolia Ball, the primary fundraiser for Bulloch Hall. A beautiful dinner and dance are being planned at the Atlanta Country Club. The latest fundraising efforts have been the construction of a timber frame Blacksmith Shop which will be completed before the Magnolia Ball and a beautiful pergola entrance to Orchard Hill.

The former Museum Shop has been transitioned to charming Mittie's Gift & Museum Shoppe with unique and desirable merchandise that you will want for yourself as well as to buy for gifts.  All proceeds from Mittie's support the preservation and restoration of Bulloch Hall.  For more information about Friends of Bulloch, Inc. go to www.friendsofbulloch.org

If you can't be 'in person' for lunch
Zoomit, Maskit or Live - Join Us Thursday from Where Ever You Are

We now have multiple “zoom cameras”, so you won’t miss a minute of the action. Join us from where ever you are!

There are times that travel or business obligations challenge your ability to attend our lunch meetings. Our speakers’ messages, Terry’s stories and messages, event updates, announcements and awards. Happy dollars and Hal’s raffle comments.  

It’s not that you have to attend all of our meetings. It’s that you want to. And now you can.

Enjoy everything about our meetings except for the fried chicken.  Attend all meetings virtually thanks to Bob Clarkson and team who provide the camera work and audio so that you can connect via Zoom for some or all of the week’s meeting.

Click HERE to join (or click on the Zoom icon above): https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86497139508?pwd=QTBETGdwdjVrUjlCejBabWJ4eG55QT09

Should you detect a technical issue, you can text or call Bob Clarkson at 404.201.1292 or Becky Nelson at 404.406.6121.

After Hours Club Update
Next Meeting May 3- 6:30pm Artillery Room@Gate City

After having a lot of fun (maybe TOO much fun) last week at Alive in Roswell (see picture with our awesome President, Terry!) we got down to business this week and had a Board meeting. With so many fresh and exciting ideas floating around, it was time to nail down some activities and get to work serving our community! We met Sunday afternoon at Variant and had a very productive meeting. We planned three months’ worth of projects and events! Stay posted for opportunities to get involved! 

Our next meeting is Tuesday, May 3 at 6:30 at The Artillery Room @ Gate City where we will unveil all our exciting event schedule! Fabulous Ian will also be there taking headshots. And, a few new members will be initiated in Rotary After Hours! 

Mark your calendars for an extra special After Hours meeting coming up. Help us pack the house on June 7 as bestselling author Chris Tuff will be our guest speaker! 

Sat, May 7, 8:30 - 10:00am: Licensed Prof'l counselor and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist of Fit Mind Counseling Aleksandra Rakita-Jeremic will talk
Community Hike: Walk (and talk) with a Doc

"Not Much" is the too-common answer to 'what will get your out on the house on a Saturday morning?"

So here are multiple reasons:

  1. This is a celebration and periodic check-in for  how you are doing with your doctor's advice to do something physical.  We're not judging; we're supportive.
  2. Our guest speaker will be Aleksandra Rakita-Jeremic, MS, Licensed Professional Counselor of Fit Mind Counseling will share ideas to get over "I don't want to or like to exercise."
  3. 100 reasons why you should go for a walk

If you want to look like President Terry and the many other svelte Rotarians, this is what the doctor ordered.  :-) 

Our walk will be at the Hyde Farm Park Trail-a great trail along and crossing a quiet creek, along with one hill to challenge you a bit. Fascinating history viewing old farm buildings.

726 Hyde Rd, Marietta, GA 30068 <> https://www.atlantatrails.com/hiking-trails/johnson-ferry-trail/

Note: Our June walk will be Sat, Jun 4 at 8:30am

For questions, contact Hal Schlenger at HSchlenger@GreatSouthBenefits.com or 770.335.0077

May Hump Day
Variant Brewing Wednesday May 11 5:30 pm

Service project Opportunity
RRC & RAH- Please help out on Saturday May 14

Can you help?

Calling on Roswell Rotary and After Hours Club members:  The Drake House has a Graduate who needs help moving into their own new place on Sat, May 14th.  Can you help? Please reach out to John Greaves jgreavesatl@gmail.com to learn more. Targeting to have 10 people help this family move into their own place. 

Details:  She will box up as much as she can and secure the truck.  Our job?  Show up to help with the packing, schlepping and muscle to move bigger items into the truck and out at the new apartment.  Then we'll need assistance putting beds and dressers together, curtain rods, general unpacking at the new house.  

What to Bring: Please also tell John what items you can bring with you:  Cases of Bottled Water, Gloves, Cleaning Rags, Hand Trucks, Hand Tools (hammer, scissors, box cutters, etc.), Wrapping/Newspaper, Extra Boxes, Broom Dust Pan, etc.

Target time: 9am on Sat, May 14th. This will be confirmed later this week once the truck is confirmed. 

Such a great testimony to The Drake House program when a graduate moves into their own apartment! And such a powerful opportunity for Rotary to serve!

Support North Fulton Community Charities
Shred Day May 14

Free Paper Shredding Event

When: Saturday, May 14, 2022      9am -11am    

Where: Parking lot of Odyssey Personal Financial Advisors at 500 Sun Valley Dr. Suite A6, Roswell, GA 30076

Other Details: Suggested donation of $5 per box to help support North Fulton Community Charities. 5 box maximum. 

More Info: Contact Robert Fezza robert.fezza@OdysseyPFA.com or click here to go to Shred It Event Page

Tue, May 17: Business Networking Rotary-Style continues
Smarter Biz Dev because it's with Fellow Rotarians (District Event)

This is an opportunity for you or someone on your staff who needs to network and generate revenue, or someone you are interested in recruiting to Roswell Rotary that needs to network with Rotarians:

This is networking with people who have the integrity of the 4 Way Test!  This is why Paul Harris formed Rotary for 1905. Professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas, form meaningful, lifelong friendships, and conduct business together. 

Our last gathering again drew a crowd from the Atlanta Metro, Dunwoody, Peachtree City, Roswell, Sandy Springs and Tucker clubs.

While Rotary is about "Service Above Self," there is a growing place for networking in Rotary, particularly for those responsible for generating revenue.

Location:     5 Minutes inside 285 and Ashford-Dunwoody Rd

             Marlow's Tavern
             Brookleigh Market Place
             3575 Durden Dr NE #301, Atlanta, GA 30319

Please plan to join us on Tue, Jun 21 at 6:30pm.

For more information, please contact Hal Schlenger HSchlenger@GreatSouthBenefits.com | (770-335-0077), or Johnathan Clark of the Tucker Club (johnathanmclark@gmail.com | 404.512.6058).

Roswell Rotary & City of Roswell Present
Memorial Day Ceremony Monday, May 30, 2022

The 23rd annual Roswell Remembers Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 30th at Roswell City Hall, 38 Hill Street.

A joint effort with the City of Roswell, the grounds open at 10:00 a.m. with displays and music. The program will include a military ceremony, presentation of colors, the national anthem, Pledge of Allegiance, POW/MIA tribute and the laying of the wreath by the family of Jeff Pruitt.

New this year is Roswell Garden Club’s dedication of the Blue Star & Gold Star Families Memorial Markers. The Blue Star Marker is a tribute to all those who have served, are serving and will serve in the United States Armed Services. The Gold Star Families Marker is a tribute to those who have lost a loved one in service to the United States.

At the conclusion of the program, lunch may be purchased through food trucks on the ground. 

Contact Dave Young, Memorial Day Committee Chair at nfultonpt@juno.com with questions. This is a great opportunity for ALL Roswell Rotarians to serve those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today. 

Click here for video from Roswell Remembers 2019

Roswell Rotary Blood Drive at Gate City

Roswell Rotary is brimming with excitement over the cool new water bottle waiting for you!

Come to give blood May 31st and received your exclusive 20-oz. American Red Cross aluminum water bottle and customizable sticker set, while supplies last.

Take it on a road trip, to the beach, or into the woods for your next camping adventure. Plus, you can use it to get hydrated before and during our Rotary Meeting.
Just one blood donation can help save more than one life. Your contribution to the national blood supply could make a huge difference in someone else's life.  Please consider signing up or getting a friend or family member to join the giving!

Click here to reserve a space May 31st to donate.

For more information, contact Darrell Bartlett or  Hal Schlenger

As always, we want to thank Pat Rains and Michael Curling for the current and past help saving lives in our community.


Rotary Dates to Save
This is Where the Magic Happens. Will You Join Us?

This is what earns Roswell Rotary 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!




Sat, May 078:30am

Walk with a Doc at Hyde Farm park trails

Wed, May 115:30pmHump Day at Variant Brewing

Sat, May 14
9:00am - 11:00amPaper Shredding Event to benefit N Fulton Comm Charities
Tue, May 176:30pm - 8 pm
Rotary Means Business District 6900

Tue, May 24

8:00am— 5:00pm

Honor Air Veterans Bus Tour

Mon, May 3011:00amMemorial Day Ceremony at Roswell City Hall
Tue, May 3110:00am - 6:00pmRotary Blood Drive at Gate City Brewery
Thu, Jun 30EveningJohn's Installation Party!

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