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May 17, 2022


May is Youth Service Month

5/19 Laws of Life
5/26 Memorial Day Program
6/9 Wellstar Radiologist
6/23 Rotary Awards


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
5/21 John Rock
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
5/6 Richard Parsons, Jr. (0)
1 years in Rotary
5/8 Michael Schoppenhorst (8)
5/11 Trummie Patrick (44)
5/11 Natalie Cook (0)
5/11 Grace Peoples (0)
5/11 John Rock (0)
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

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 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 Gives

Last week's meeting was a demonstration of how charitable our organization really is. We celebrated four new Roswell Rotary major donors. Congratulations to Sid Disher, Alex Kaufman, Adele Hamilton and Karen Schwank. Through Rotary, you truly are making a difference in our community and the world.

We also recognized this year's Elwyn Gaissert Sr. Service Above Self award winner, Cheryl Greenway. Congratulations to all!

Laws of Life
May 19 Topic- Laws of Life Scholarship Presentations

Join us Thursday to honor four outstanding future leaders. The group of applicants continues to get larger and more competitive every year. Many thanks to Vivian Bankston (Laws of Life) and William Lindsey (Scholarships) for their hard work on this project. 

The 2022 scholarship recipients will be honored at our May 19th meeting. Hope you can be there to congratulate them!
•    Alexandra Cabrera-  Power of One Scholarship, Blessed Trinity
•    Jemma Nelson - Stan Moses Scholarship, Roswell High 
•    Riley Davis - Tom Zachary Scholarship, Roswell High
•    Lilly Frank - Tom Zachary Scholarship, Roswell High
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If you can't be 'in person' for lunch
Zoomit, Maskit or Live - Join Us Thursday from Where Ever You Are

Join us from where ever you are!

Travel or business obligations challenge your ability to attend our lunch meetings? Join 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 joinhttps://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. [read more]

After Hours Update
After Hours Club: We're celebrating Memorial Day early at our next meeting!

Tuesday's meeting will be an extra special one. In honor of Memorial Day, we will have two veterans join us to speak! One will be our very own AH member and Army vet, Allison Ziants!! The other will be Alfonso Rogers from the Veterans Empowerment Organization. He will share ways our club can give back to the veteran communities in Roswell.

And mark your calendars for our June 7 meeting as well. Author Chris Tuff will be speaking and we want to pack the house! Same time, same place.

RHS Interact Raises Donation for Ukraine

Roswell High School Interact Club is making a generous donation in support of Ukraine. So proud of these students and their compassion and "do something" attitude! Go Roswell High Interact! And thank you to Regan Pierce!

Don't Miss a Thing!
RRC Switches From Text Marks to Simple Texting

RRC has switched to Simple Texting for club reminders. 

How does this effect me?

If you are a member with a cell phone number on record with the club, you are already set up! You will get a compliance message when we send the first text on the new service.

If you did not give a cell number to the club and want text reminders, just text RRC to 833-456-2829 and this will get you signed up! Easy! 

What changes if I already get club texts?

Just the number that the message will come from. So if you see the number 833-456-2829 in your text messages, that's the RRC notification.

Any questions? Tori Nielson, our awesome Club Administrator will help you! 

Awesome Weather & People
Alive in Roswell Thursday May 19

RRC is at Alive in Roswell Thursday, May 19th, at 5:30pm! 

Where?  Hagan Corner (Norcross St & Canton St).

What? Grilled Hotdogs & coolers full of beverages.  A great night for guests.

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!

Can you say SOLD OUT?????
Magnolia Ball May 21, 2022 Friends of Bulloch Hall

Yes, the Magnolia Ball has sold out again! Thank you all! Hope you got your ticket and will be joining us at this outstanding and highly coveted Roswell social event on May 21, 2022, at the beautiful Atlanta Country Club.  Excited to 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

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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Blood Drive Tue, May 31 at Gate City
2 out of 3 Rotarians aren't able to donate. So Plan to donate or get a friend to donate on your behalf!

If a free pint of Gate City's beer or ale isn't enough for you or a friend of yours to donate, your American Red Cross will give you exclusive 20-oz. American Red Cross aluminum water bottle and customizable sticker set, while supplies last.  Hydrate on a road trip, at home or at a Rotary meeting.

But we know you want to help our club's blood drive to collect >50 pints because saving lives -- Service Above Self -- is why you are a Rotarian.   Our community has an ongoing need, and there is no substitute for human blood.  Help save a life. It's that simple.

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.

Hump Day
Save the Date for our next Hump Day at Lucky's

Burgers and beer. Name a more iconic duo.

We can't wait for our next Hump Day at Lucky's Burger & Brew! Come by for fellowship and fun with fellow Rotarians in the middle of the week.

Includes visits to the grounds of historic Bullock and Mimosa Halls
Walk with a Doctor on Sat Jun 4 at 8:30am

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

Our walk will be to the historic grounds of  Roswell's Bulloch & Mimosa Hall. We'll start and end at Land of a Thousand Hills, 352 S Atlanta St, Roswell, GA 3007 --- free gourmet coffee for all walkers!

Thanks to the Friends of Mimosa Hall for the arrangement of the 2 and 3 mile walk options.

Our health talk will be "Skin protection or Overkill" by health and wellness coach Nancy Lovejoy.

Note: Our July walk will be Sat, Jul 16 at 8:30am to visit the Chatahoochee Nature Center's Butterfly Encounter and walk the trail at the nature center.

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

New location for 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:     King & Queen Buildings

Courtside Grille at Concourse Athletic Club

8 Concourse Parkway

Sandy Springs , GA 30328

Plenty of free parking

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).

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!




Tue, May 176:30pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Means Business District 6900
Thu, May 195:30pmAlive in Roswell - Hagan's Corner
Mon, May 3011:00amMemorial Day Ceremony at Roswell City Hall
Tue, May 3110:00am - 6:00pmRotary Blood Drive at Gate City Brewery
Wed, Jun 015:30pmHump Day at Lucky's
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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