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July 26, 2022


July is New Rotary Year Month

7/28 Back to School - Dr. Christopher Matthews
8/11 Chattahoochee Nature Center
8/18 Golf & Tennis Preview


8/2 RR After Hours Club
8/3 Blood Drive at Gate City Brewing
8/16 RR After Hours Club
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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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

Be a Sponsor
President's Message July 28

The sponsor forms are out and we need you to sign up to support our Golf and Tennis Tournaments.  Over the last few weeks, we have read about or heard from several groups that receive our support and marveled at the difference they make in our community.  

The first day of school is less than two weeks away.  What a great time to hear from Dr. Christopher Matthews from Fulton County Schools as our kids prepare to go back to school.  We will have a special treat as we send off our outbound Rotary Youth Exchange student Revie Pierce who is leaving for France soon.  We'll also have our second Past President Moment this week.  Come learn about our club in the early 90's.  See you Thursday!

Back to School with Dr. Christopher Matthews
Program July 28-Dr. Christopher Matthews-Fulton County Schools

With the new school year fast approaching, its a perfect time to hear from Dr. Christopher M. Matthews, Assistant Superintendent Fulton County Schools. Dr. Matthews is an accomplished school and system leader with 25+ years of K-12 education experience with a strong record of supporting school improvement and student achievement by focusing on data driven decision making, continuously evaluating and improving student programs and services, strategically aligning staff and resources, leading system and school level initiatives, developing and supporting principals and support staff, creating and revising policy and effectively managing the performance of school based and central office based talent. 
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Welcome to the 2022 Sponsor Club!
Thank You 2022 Sponsors!

A HUGE thank you to these sponsors who have committed! We appreciate their jumping in right at the beginning and leading the way! Want to join in the fun and have a great experience while raising money for our charities? Sign up today as a sponsor. Just click this link to see the Sponsorship Packages and all the benefits of sponsorship! Go ahead and get your commitment form completed right now. 

Charity Spotlight
Chattahoochee Nature Center

• Unity Garden:  CNC has partnered with North Fulton Community Charities to provide NFCC families with fresh fruits and vegetables from the CNC Unity Garden

  - The CNC / NFCC partnership enables NFCC families to improve their health and nutrition while experiencing a more balanced meal.-

  -For the past 12 years, CNC’s Unity Garden has supplied more than 32 tons of fresh produce to the clients of NFCC

  -Roswell Rotary received a District Grant from the Rotary Foundation to replace the tools used to cultivate and tend the Unity Garden and provide assistance with the rising cost of seeds.  

Find out more:  www.chattnaturecenter.org [read more]

Past President Moment
Jeff Hamling- 1992-93

You've seen him administer the membership oath to most of our members, but did you know he only found out he would be president a month before the Rotary year began?  Come find out what else happened thirty years ago at Roswell Rotary when we hear from Jeff Hamling.

After Hours Club Update

Thank you to Henning von Schmeling, Senior Director of Operations for the Unity Garden at the Chattahoochee Nature Center, for speaking to the After Hours club on Tuesday evening! Henning spoke with such passion and eloquence as he described various vegetables, seeds, wildlife and more. It was truly impressive to hear the role the Unity Garden plays in providing food to the community. The club learned a lot and looks forward to a *blossoming* partnership!

After Hours' next meeting is Tuesday, August 2 at 6:30 p.m. at The Artillery Room @ Gate City. As a reminder, they meet the first and third Tuesday of the month.

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Injury and Surgery Play a Small Part in the Need for Blood

Many people think that blood is only needed for those who've had an injury or surgery.  However, there are a large group of people that require blood for things as simple as a infected cut on their arm, a minor viral infection or a minor bacterial infection.  This could include people in chemotherapy or those that are just not producing white blood cells. 

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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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!

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

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

www.alienhalf.com for more info  Add To Calendar   
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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!




Tues, Aug 026:30pmRR After Hours Club meeting- Artillery Room 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
Sat. Sept. 3   TBA9-11 First Responders Cookout  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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