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July 19, 2022


July is New Rotary Year Month

7/21 Huskies Surfing? G.E.T. it? Summer Fun!


7/21 NFCC School Supply Drive final collection
7/21 Alive In Roswell
8/3 Blood Drive at Gate City Brewing
8/17 Tennis Clinic at Brookfield Country Club


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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Text: RRC
To: (833) 456-2829

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

Huskies and Summer Surfing, Oh My!
President's Message July 21

We are in full Golf and Tennis planning mode now.  Every week in our Rotascope you can learn about one of the many charities we support through the proceeds of the tournaments.  Our program this week features two of these organizations.  Come hear how we help support the Huskies at Crabapple Middle School and enjoy a special treat from Georgia Ensemble Theater's singing sensation Summer Surf Party.  Also this week we will receive an update about the rollout of our Grace Period international project in Zimbabwe.  It's sure to be a fun, informative meeting for all.

RRC Makes a Difference
Program July 21-Huskies and Summer Surfing

MISSION:  To help anyone in the Crabapple Middle School Community with lodging or food needs.  Some background on this program from Becky Nelson: "Huskies Helping Huskies started in November, 2015 when the national Shop with a Cop program stopped funding middle school students for their trip to purchase $100 worth of Holiday gifts for themselves with a police officer escort.  They had to cancel due to lack of funding.  Linda Porter smiled when I walked in the office that day (for our girls were students at CMS) and asked if I could help the school counselor create a new event.  I knew, with the help of Roswell Rotary, I could....  

And more from Thursday's Program: Be looking for a cool surprise from Georgia Ensemble Theater with a little Summer Surfing entertainment!

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How will YOU Serve this year?
Golf & Tennis Tournament Monday September 12

Monday, September 12  How will YOU serve in the 2022 tournament?

Golf - https://roswellrotary.club/event/6502  Add To Calendar

Tennis - https://roswellrotary.club/event/6503  Add To Calendar

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!

Come Meet RHS New principal
Alive In Roswell Thursday 7-21 5pm

Let's make this Alive in Roswell a super huge turnout to welcome LaToya Miley to Roswell High School as the new principal! And as always, Mickey Deaton will be grilling burgers and hot dogs. Come join in the fellowship. Let's show the new principal how strong our partnership is!

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You're Invited!
Youth Services 2022-23 Committee Meeting

Youth Services is looking for folks who want to work with our youth through our sponsored Interact Clubs, Youth Day Parade, HonorAir Basketball tournament, Leadership 20/20, Star Student/Teacher Recognition, Athletic Leadership Recognition, Career Day(s), Roswell Relays, Laws of Life Essay, HS Scholarships and RYLA.  

Want to learn more? Please contact Becky Nelson 404-406-6121. Or...just show up! If you cannot attend, let Becky know for the Zoom hotlink. 

Artillery Room 6:30pm
After Hours' Next Meeting is TONIGHT!

After Hours' next meeting is tonight, 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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Encourage a friend or family member to give in your honor -- or give yourself.
Why Jon Paul Needs Your Blood. Gate City sponsors "Pint for a Pint" on Wed, Aug 3

"With our upcoming blood drive, I thought you might be interested to know how much blood we used in the last 12 months here in Roswell.  That answer would be 2,546 units (or pints), which equates to almost 7 pints every day.  Of this total, we used 390 units for massive blood transfusions and another 138 pints for other emergencies.  

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

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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   

Tennis Clinic Invite

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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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After Hours Hosts "Bring Your Own Board" Night

After Hours hosted a social event Thursday: BYOB! No, that's not "Bring Your Own Beer," but beer was enjoyed. This BYOB was "Bring Your Own Board!" Several members used their creativity to set up food items on a fancy display. Think charcuterie, but way better! Yummy boards included a Mexican board, veggie board, chicken nugget board and chocolate-covered pretzel board. Members John Connell and Brooke Foxman live at a sweet spot at The Battery, so we enjoyed views of Truist Park while snacking, laughing and planning future projects!

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!




Tue, Jul 196:30pm - 8:00pmAfter Hours Meeting
Thu, Jul 21After MeetingYouth Committee Classroom #2 or Zoom
Thu, Jul 21During MeetingDeadline for Collecting Items Backpack for Back to School  Add To Calendar
Thu, Jul 21
5:00pmAlive in Roswell  Add To Calendar
Wed, Aug 0310:00am - 6:00pm
Rotary Blood Drive at Gate City Brewery  Add To Calendar
Sat. Aug 137am -3:30pmRotary Leadership Institute (RLI) Columbus State  Add To Calendar
Tue, Aug 16
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Rotary Means Business for District 6900  Add To Calendar
Wed, Aug 176:30 pmTennis Clinic Brookfield CC Add To Calendar
Thu, Aug  185:00pmAlive in Roswell  Add To Calendar
Sat, Aug 208:30am - 2pm2021-2022 Finish Line Celebration and Membership Summit  Add To Calendar
Sat. Aug 207:00 pmArea 13:1 Terrestrial 5-10 K Benefitting End Human Trafficking  Add To Calendar
Mon, Sep 12
All day44th Annual Aubrey Greenway Golf Tournament Add To Calendar and 10th Annual Hagan Cup Classic Tennis Tournament Add To Calendar
Sat. Sept 17TBARivers Alive- Chattahoochee River Clean Up  Add To Calendar
Sat, Oct 1
TBAGary Garrett's Farm Day  Add To Calendar
Sat, Oct 8
TBAYouth Day Parade  Add To Calendar

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