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May 10, 2022


May is Youth Service Month

5/12 Elwyn Gaissert Sr. award and Major Donor Celebration
5/19 Laws of Life
5/26 Memorial Day Program
6/9 Wellstar Radiologist


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


5/3 John Davies (0)
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

Making a significant impact in Behavioral Health.  

This week we heard once again from our friends from WellStar about the effects of the COVID pandemic on our school-aged children and the growing need to address our behavioral health issues within our community and beyond. Our community impact project will exercise the power of Rotary together with the WellStar organization in a three-phased project. 1. Develop a series of podcasts highlighting students' and parents' voices in our community. 2. Develop a series of videos utilizing the same format but expanding the power of visuals to attract more attention to our target market. 3. Leverage our findings at WellStar by branding the new emergency family waiting room the "Roswell Rotary Room."

This project offers us, as Rotarians, the opportunity to become change makers by participating in the audio-visual projects, joining the outreach team introducing the tools at our local schools, churches, and NGO's in our community, and lastly, by attending the grand opening celebration. Together, we, as Rotarians, can save lives within our community. I encourage you to ask a board member or call me and ask how you can become a game changer in behavioral health.

Special Program
May 12 Program- Elwyn Gaissert, Sr. Service Above Self Award

Elwyn Gaissert, Sr. Service Above Self Award and Foundation Major Donor / Paul Harris Fellow Recognition

This award is given annually to an outstanding Rotarian, chosen by past recipients, who has consistently placed Service Above Self. In 2005, upon his death, this award was named for Elwyn L Gaissert, Sr., the last charter member of Roswell Rotary Club. 

Today we will also be recognizing 4 Major Donors and 27 Paul Harris Fellows who have faithfully given to The Rotary Foundation so that we may continue "To Do Good In The World".
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May Hump Day
Variant Brewing Wednesday May 11 5:30 pm

After Hours Club Update
RRAH Welcomes New Members

After Hours is on a roll! They met on Tuesday and inducted three new members. Congrats, Lindsay, John and Belle! We also revealed our event schedule for the next three months. Some event highlights include a percentage night at Lucky's Burger & Brew, a Drake House project and "Shoot the 'Hooch" social. Also on Tuesday, Ian Mari was present to take our headshots. Thank you, Ian! 

Our next meeting is Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 at our usual spot. In the spirit of Memorial Day, we will have Army veteran and After Hours member Allison Ziants as our featured speaker!

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

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!

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).

37th Magnolia Ball
Magnolia Ball May 21, 2022 Friends of Bulloch Hall

The Magnolia Ball is an outstanding and highly coveted Roswell social event and this year Friends of Bulloch, Inc. will celebrate the 37th Magnolia Ball on May 21, 2022, at the beautiful Atlanta Country Club.  We extend our warmest invitation for you to be a part of this momentous occasion as we recognize Roswell Mayor Kurt & First Lady Stacey Wilson as Honorary Chairs of the Magnolia Ball.  Join us for a fun night with a hosted bar, fine dining, dancing to the music of the Fly Betty Band, auctions, and shopping.  Do not miss a truly fun night! For more info

Veterans!!! Memorial Day Bus Tour Monday May 23rd

Attention All Veterans in Roswell Rotary Club!!!

Roswell Rotary is planning a bus tour of Memorials around North Fulton on Monday May 23rd. Please sign up so we have the proper head count for the bus and lunch! Please RSVP by Friday May 13th. Click here to register.

Questions? Ask Alicia Hughes (ahughes@wsnielson.com) or Elwyn Gaissert (egaissert2@comcast.net)

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.

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

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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!




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 - 8:00 pm
Rotary Means Business District 6900

Mon, May 23

9:30am - 4:00pm

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
Sat, Jun 048:30am - 10:30amWalk with a Doc walks the historic grounds of Roswell's Bulloch Hall & Mimosa Hall
Tue, Jun 216:30pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Means Business District 6900
Thu, Jun 30EveningJohn's Installation Party!

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