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July 12, 2022


July is New Rotary Year Month

7/14 Rotary's Impact
7/21 Huskies Surfing? G.E.T. it? Summer Fun!


7/19 After Hours Meets at Chattahoochee Nature Center
7/21 NFCC School Supply Drive final collection
7/21 Alive In Roswell
8/18 Alive In Roswell


President John Carruth
President-Elect Alex Kaufman
Immediate PP Terry Taylor
Treasurer Trummie Patrick, III
Secretary Nancy Alterman
Membership Katie Anderson
Foundation Leslie Bassett
Public Image Michael Gould


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

7/1 George Polatty, Jr.
7/5 Bob Hagan
7/6 Jack Wyche
7/7 Eddie Smith
7/8 Richard Austin
7/11 Craig Simons
7/12 Andy Williams
7/13 Dick Anthony
7/13 Scott Moscow
7/13 Langdon Hollingsworth
7/14 Matthew Ashman
7/15 Malone Dodson
7/16 Mike McRay
7/17 Jack Tolbert, Jr.
7/18 Susan Church
7/19 Alex Kaufman
7/19 Mark Snoddy
7/23 Dave Nelson
7/23 Steven Palmer
7/27 Walt Woliver
7/27 Ian Mari
7/29 Matt Thomas
7/29 Leigh Gould
7/30 Dick Zorn
7/30 Samuel Pittman


7/1 Larry Harman (15)
23 years in Rotary
7/7 Zachary Fields (6)
7/9 Stephen Bragg (0)
7/11 John Ross (5)
7/12 Rich Austin (10)
7/16 Melissa Weaver (2)
6 years in Rotary
7/16 Don Horton (7)
7/16 Harvey Smith, III (30)
7/17 Betty Price (8)
7/17 Mike Agurkis (8)
7/17 Mark Snoddy (19)
22 years in Rotary
7/20 Robert Button (22)
7/20 Michael Hernandez (22)
7/22 Becky Stone (13)
7/25 Pat Rains (14)
7/25 Jack Tolbert, Jr. (37)
7/26 Joe Mazzeo (4)
7/26 Dave Hallman (21)
7/28 John Webster (11)
7/28 Jack Wyche (17)
7/28 Chris Archer (11)


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

Throwback Thursdays with Past Presidents
President's Message July 14

It was great fun last week to play Roswell Rotary Jeopardy again and hear our contestants' bafflement as to which past president accomplished what in their year as president. That was just a teaser for what we are going to learn from these men and women throughout this Rotary year. As I mentioned, we have 28 past presidents still active in our club - that's more than the membership of some whole Rotary clubs! Twice a month, we will have a Throwback Thursday and invite a past president to share stories from their year - both serious and funny. You don't want to miss these. First up - Maurice Hillard - 1966-67.

This Week's Surprise?
July 14 Program- Rotary's Impact

Are there more games in store this week?  Come find out about our club's impact in the community and the world.  Last year we undertook a significant Community Impact Project partnering with Wellstar North Fulton to create podcasts and videos to address behavioral health issues for our young people after years of COVID and disrupted lives.  Soon we will  announce this year's project that will again serve our Roswell community and be the major focus of our Golf & Tennis Tournaments.  Come hear about our plans for the year and opportunities for our members to engage in service and fellowship.

2022 Golf & Tennis Tournament Update
Need the Help of EVERY Roswell Rotary Member

Volunteering at the tournament is FUN! Just ask Roswell Rotarian Volunteers shown above Mary Trapp, Jacquie Digieso, and Alicia Hughes! 

We need the help of EVERY member of Roswell Rotary as we prepare for this year’s tournaments on September 12th.   

Join the Golf & Tennis Czar every Thursday at 11:15AM to find out how YOU can get involved.

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Charity Spotlight
The Drake House

The Drake House is a short-term crisis housing, education and empowerment program for homeless mothers and their children, designed to assist the family in working toward housing self-sufficiency.  
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Past President Moment Episode #1
Maurice Hilliard- Club president 1966-67

What was Roswell Rotary like in 1966 when we met under the water tower near Oak Street? We are blessed to have a past president from over 50 years ago who can tell us about traditions that continue to this day. You don't want to miss Judge Hilliard’s Roswell Rotary history lesson.

After Hours' Next Meeting is 7/19

After Hours' next meeting is Tuesday, July 19 at 6:30 at The Artillery Room @ Gate City! Henning von Schmeling, Senior Director of Operations and a gardener from the Unity Garden at the Chattahoochee Nature Center, will speak to the group. He will share how and why he started the Unity Garden and speak about upcoming opportunities for involvement. 

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We Want Your Blood...and Your Friends' Blood

Your Blood Donation Can Help Save Lives. Every 2 Seconds Someone in the U.S. Needs Blood. 1 Blood Donation Can Help Save Up To 3 Lives.

If we can't get your blood we must get it from others!  So we're asking for your help by asking others!  Make it a "Call To Action" and get a minimum of one friend or family member to give in your honor.  It's a simple process that makes you feel so good when you deliver!  Plus when giving a Pint of Blood you get a Pint of Beer from our friends at Gate City!

For you or a friend to 'reserve a table' on Wed, Aug 3, click here to see availability and reserve your table.   For more info and questions, please contact Darrell Bartlett at Darrell.Bartlett@allegion.com or Hal Schlenger at HSchlenger@GreatSouthBenefits.com

We need your help!
Backpacks for Back to School

Please help us send children off to school this year with the supplies they need! The supply list can be found through this link to North Fulton Community Charities: 


Courtney Lott is the main contact on this project, with David White and June Brown assisting. 
Be sure to bring your items by the July 21 meeting date!

District 6900 News
2021-2022 Finish Line Celebration

Mark your calendar for our Finish Line celebration lunch at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 20th. We will be recognizing clubs for their achievements during the 2021-2022 Rotary year and provide an annual report for the district. Registration is open and thrill seekers can sign up for a hot lap around the AMS track in a pace car!

In addition, incoming District Membership Chair Dave Schwickerath is offering a membership summit on the same day which is a perfect time to hear the latest in ideas and resources to help you with your membership plans. 

Register Here to join us for this exciting day of celebration! -https://rotary6900.org/event/6267 

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Sat, July 16 Butterflies & Walk in the Woods
Chattahoochee Nature Center hosts "Walk with a Doc"

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.  We're like-minded people finding a better, fun way to do what the doctor ordered.  :-) 

Our health talk will be Podiatrist Dr Richard Kaufman speaking about keeping your feet happy.  

Then Dr Kaufman will join us for your choice of 2 or 3+ mile walks including access to the new riverfront trail.

Along the way, we participate in the special Butterfly Encounter before the general public comes to visit. A  unique opportunity to be up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound. 

Save the Date Event
Area 13.1 and the Terrestrial 5-10K Run

Running at Night?. How Cool! 

August 20, 2022

7pm at Roswell Riverside Park

www.alienhalf.com for more info  Add To Calendar   

Storms & Watermelon
4th of July Fun Without Fireworks

Thank you Mickey Deaton for the most wonderful 4th of July celebration ever. Even though the storms sent us running for the cars at the end, it was a wonderful time! The fellowship of fellow Roswell Rotarians, the ideas for service flowing back and forth, the amazing grilling of those hamburgers and hot dogs and the sides people brought, and the watermelon-oh my, the watermelon. Ice cold South Georgia watermelons. We sure made some wonderful memories on the 4th. Join us next year!!!

After Hours Visits the VEO

After Hours members John Davies, Lindsay Davies and Amanda Verdin took a tour of the Veterans Empowerment Organization on Saturday morning. VP of Veteran Services Olga Lopez led the tour of the VEO facilities, including their brand new women's housing--they were cozy and warm! The VEO has some exciting upgrades on the horizon and After Hours can't wait to support this worthy organization as they continue to grow and support our Vets.

Save the Date
How Will You Help Make Rotary Magic?

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, Jul 168:30am - 10:30am
Walk with a Doc visits the Chattahoochee Nature Center and its Butterfly Encounter
Tue, Jul 196:30pm - 8:00pmAfter Hours Meeting
Thu, Jul 21During MeetingDeadline for Collecting Items Backpack for Back to School
Thu, Jul 21
5:00pmAlive in Roswell
Wed, Aug 0310:00am - 6:00pm
Rotary Blood Drive at Gate City Brewery
Sat. Aug 137am -3:30pmRotary leadership Institute (RLI) Columbus State
Tue, Aug 16
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Rotary Means Business for District 6900
Thu, Aug  185:00pmAlive in Roswell
Sat, Aug 208:30am - 2pm2021-2022 Finish Line Celebration and Membership Summit
Sat. Aug 207:00 pmArea 13:1 Terrestrial 5-10 K Benefitting End Human Trafficking
Mon, Sep 12
All day44th Annual Aubrey Greenway Golf Tournament and 10th Annual Hagan Cup Classic Tennis Tournament
Sat. Sept 17TBARivers Alive- Chattahoochee River Clean Up
Sat, Oct 1
TBAGary Garrett's Farm Day
Sat, Oct 8
TBAYouth Day Parade

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