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August 2, 2022


August is Membership and New Club Development Month

8/4 RYE Outbound Student - Revie Pierce
8/11 Chattahoochee Nature Center
8/18 Golf & Tennis Preview
10/20 DG George Granade Official Club Visit


8/2 RR After Hours Club - Backhouse at Gate City
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

8/2 Gene Beckham, III
8/2 Stacy Perlman
8/5 Charlie Cameron
8/7 Ryan Gehricke
8/8 Alan Christian
8/9 Jennifer Briggs
8/10 James Gray
8/10 Kathryn Igou
8/12 Rick Dreger
8/13 Lori Allen
8/15 Harvey Smith, III
8/15 Betty Price
8/17 Jacque Digieso
8/18 John Albers
8/19 Susan Rumble
8/19 Kathy Teston
8/20 Debbie Cwalina
8/24 Ted Williams
8/24 Mary Robichaux
8/25 Kevin Head
8/25 Robert Shaw
8/26 Jim Swain
8/27 Lori Kirn
8/28 Richard Spencer
8/28 Grant Miller
8/30 Ted Lescher, Jr.
8/31 Steve Stroud


8/1 Steven Palmer (6)
6 years in Rotary
8/3 John Carruth (27)
8/4 David Young (34)
8/6 Elwyn Gaissert, II (41)
8/13 Richard Meer (30)
8/14 David Reddick (19)
26 years in Rotary
8/20 John Wolfe (30)
8/20 Dave Nelson (7)
8/20 Trummie Patrick, III (7)
8/23 Jay Pickett, III (4)
8/25 Lynn Dunn (6)
8/28 Lori Kirn (8)
8/29 Lucy Hall (3)
8/29 Katie Anderson (3)


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

Back to School Highlights
President's Message- August 2

We had a great "Back to School" program last week with the wonderful assistance of Stacy Perlman and FCS Area Superintendent Angela Parham.  These two ladies came to the rescue when our speaker developed laryngitis overnight.  We met our new Roswell High School principal LaToya Miley and heard about our donation of 23 full backpacks and many more school supplies to North Fulton Community Charities thanks to the awesome work of Courtney Lott and June Brown.  

This week we will highlight a school program that went on hold in the spring of 2020 like so many other things in our lives - Rotary Youth Exchange.  Come learn about this international exchange program for high schoolers and hear from our outbound student Revie Pierce who is headed to France for a year.  And our inbound student Noppasorn (LaNeige) Iemsanguanjit arrives Tuesday night from Thailand for a year of study at Roswell High.  Hopefully she will be able to join us on Thursday for lunch before the school year starts August 8th. 

It's also been great to see members who have been away for health and other reasons for over two years.  I look forward to the day when we have to add back the long tables along one side of the room to accommodate everyone.

See you Thursday!

Rotary Youth Exchange
August 4- Program Revie Pierce Going to France

Ooh La La! C'est Bon! Roswell Rotary is going to France vicariously through Revie Pierce, our outbound Rotary Youth Exchange student . Don't miss this exciting meeting to hear all of her plans and excitement of bringing Roswell to France and France to Roswell!

Alesia Booth will be giving us background on this program that was so badly interrupted by COVID. A chance that our inbound student, LaNeige from Thailand, may be able to join us as well! Hope you can join us Thursday!

Sign Up Link for Volunteers
Volunteer for the Golf & Tennis Tournament Today!

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

Volunteer Link  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4aada929a3f8c70-roswell 

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

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

After Hours' Next Meeting is TONIGHT!

Roswell Rotary After Hours is meeting tonight at 6:30! Note that due to a private event at The Artillery Room, the club is meeting tonight at the Gate City Backhouse. This meeting will be an open brainstorming session as they plan and organize After Hours' goals for the rest of the year. 

Donate Tomorrow (Wed, Aug 3)
Getting Someone to Donate Blood is the Definition of “Service Above Self”

And we’ll reward the donation of a pint of blood with a pint of outstanding craft beer.  Pint for a Pint. Wellstar’s Lori Allen shared a story at Rotary last Thursday that reinforced the need for donations of blood.  The reality is that with all of the brilliance, ingenuity and perseverance, mankind is not able to make synthetic blood.  Wellstar and our community need what’s in your arm.  But if you’re part of the 65% of the community unable to donate blood, we need you to volun-tell a friend or family member to donate in your honor! We’ll let the two of you figure out who gets the ‘thank you beer.’ Make it a "Call To Action" to be accountable for getting of one pint donated.  It's a simple process that makes you feel so good when you deliver!

Wellstar’s Lori Allen shared a story at Rotary last Thursday that reinforced the need for donations of blood. The reality is that with all of the brilliance, ingenuity, and perseverance mankind is not able to make synthetic blood. Wellstar and our community need what's in your arm. But if you're part of the 65% of the community unable to donate blood, we need you volun-tell a friend or family member to donate in your honor.

We'll let the two of you figure out who gets the free "thank you" beer!

Make it a "Call to Action" to be accountable for getting one pint donated. It's a simple process that makes you feel so good when you deliver!

For you or a friend to "reserve a table" on Wed. Aug. 3, click here to see availability and make your reservation. For more info and questions, please contact Darrell Bartlett at darrell.barlett@allegion.com or Hal Schlenger at hschlenger@greatsouthbenefits.com  

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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Sat. Sept. 3 3pm - 8pm
First Responders Drive By Cookout

Come join your fellow Roswell Rotarians for a fun and meaningful service project. On Saturday, Sept. 3rd we will be cooking and serving our local first responders as they drive by Firehouse #4 at 144 Old Alabama Rd.in East Roswell. We will set up between 1:30pm and 2pm and start serving at 3pm.  We plan to serve until 8pm, so will need volunteers for set up, cooking, handing out plates, and clean up. 

To volunteer or for questions, please contact Dave Young nfultonpt@juno.com , Gene Beckham gene@bfsga.com , or Jack Wyche javic@msn.com.

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After Hours Visits the Unity Garden

Bell peppers, cucumbers and asparagus--oh my! Thank you to Henning Von Schmeling for giving After Hours a private tour of the Unity Garden at the Chattahoochee Nature Center! It was an informative, insightful and worthwhile evening. The group will certainly be back, but next time, with gloves and shovels!

Great Birthday Picture for Malone
Malone Dodson Contact Info

We all look pretty good from a distance! Fun picture for Malone's birthday! LOL

Hoping the Dodson's are recovering from their bout with COVID. Let them hear from you with a card!

New Address for Charlotte & Malone Dodson:   210 Winesap Way Roswell, GA 30075

Save the dates
This is where Roswell Rotary's Magic Happens. How will you help?

This is what earns Rotary such a great reputation...and "Club of the Year" recognition. Plan to attend many of these events...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 participate -- and share it with others!

RR After Hours Club meeting- Backhouse @Gate City

Tues, Aug 02     6:30pm - 7:30pm                           Add To Calendar

Rotary Blood Drive at Gate City Brewery  

Wed, Aug 03     10:00am - 6:00pm                         Add To Calendar

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) Columbus State 

Sat. Aug 13     7:00am -3:30pm                           Add To Calendar

Rotary Means Business for District 6900  

Tue, Aug 16        6:30pm - 8:00pm                             Add To Calendar

Tennis Clinic Brookfield CC 

Wed, Aug 17 6:30 pm                                            Add To Calendar

Alive in Roswell 

Thu, Aug  18 5:00pm                                           Add To Calendar

2021-2022 Finish Line Celebration and Membership Summit

Sat, Aug 20 8:30am - 2pm                                  Add To Calendar 

Area 13:1 Terrestrial 5-10 K Benefitting End Human Trafficking

Sat. Aug 20 7:00 pm                                         Add To Calendar

First Responders Drive-By Cookout

Sat. Sept. 3    3pm - 8pm                                        Add To Calendar

44th Annual Aubrey Greenway Golf Tournament         

Mon, Sep 12    All day Add To Calendar

10th Annual Hagan Cup Classic Tennis Tournament Add To Calendar

Rivers Alive- Chattahoochee River Clean Up

Sat. Sept 17 TBA                                                   Add To Calendar

Gary Garrett's Farm Day

Sat, Oct 1         TBA                                           Add To Calendar

Youth Day Parade

Sat, Oct 8          TBA                                            Add To Calendar

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