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August 9, 2022


August is Membership and New Club Development Month

8/11 Chattahoochee Nature Center
8/18 Golf & Tennis Preview
9/1 Football Kickoff - G.T. A.D. Todd Stansbury
10/20 DG George Granade Official Club Visit


8/16 RR After Hours Club
8/17 Tennis Clinic at Brookfield Country Club
8/18 Alive In Roswell
8/20 Area 13.1 and the Terrestrial 5K/10K


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
8/2 Chris Webb (0)
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

President's Message

When Roswell Rotarians donate to the Rotary Foundation, our donations return to District 6900 and to us after three years in the form of grants that can support our projects and endeavors.  The most basic of these is the Standard District Grant which each club in the District can apply for and receive each year. 

This year, the recipient of our grant is the Unity Garden at the Chattahoochee Nature Center.  For almost 12 years now, produce grown in the Unity Garden has been donated to North Fulton Community Charities to provide fresh food to many needy families in our community. This bounty amounts to 8 - 10 tons of food each year!  Our grant donation will allow the Nature Center to purchase replacement tools badly needed after 11 years in operation as well as seed which has seen price increases similar to most everything we buy. 

Come hear more about the Chattahoochee Nature Center this week, one of many local charities and non-profits that benefit from our annual Golf and Tennis Tournaments. See you Thursday!

Where the Wild Thing Are
Program August 11- Chattahoochee Nature Center

Excited to welcome Chattahoochee Nature Center to Roswell Rotary on Thursday! Bob Hagan will get us started off with introductions and we'll hear from Natasha Rice, President and CEO and David Miles, Senior Director Resource Development, who will fill us in on what's happening at the center. Click Read More for more information about Natasha and David!  

For a special treat, we will have an animal encounter with Christie Hill who is bringing in one of the wild creatures currently making its home at CNC. Don't miss this chance for an up close view of what the Chattahoochee Nature Center is providing to our community. Hoot hoot!
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After Hours Club Update

At the last After Hours meeting, the club had an extra special guest speaker--or should we say, guest "barker." Goose, the Roswell Police Department's new explosive ordinance and community relations dog stopped by! He stole everyone's heart with his goofy demeaner, playful smile and consistent sniffing! The club loved learning about how he serves the Roswell community. 

Additionally, After Hours welcome a new member! Welcome, Justice Brakache! Congratulations--the club is lucky to have you!

The next After Hours meeting is Tuesday, August 16th at 6:30 at the usual spot, The Artillery Room at Gate City.

Past President Moment - Trummie Patrick, Jr. - 1987-88

You've seen the banners at the front of the room about our many Club of the Year awards.  But to win this type award, a club has to win first place awards in many categories.  This past president led us to our very "first" first place award at the district level.  But more importantly, he led the club when we inducted our first women members, one of whom is still a member after 35 years.  Come find out what else happened thirty five years ago at Roswell Rotary when we hear from Trummie Patrick, Jr.

Tennis Clinic Invite

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

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

Roswell Rotary, in partnership with the City of Roswell, will be holding its third 9-11 First Responders Drive Through Cookout on Saturday, September 3, 2022 between 3 pm and 8 pm. The Cookout will be held at Roswell Fire Station #4, off of Old Alabama Road, Roswell.

During the September 11, 2001 attacks, 2,977 people were killed and more than 6,000 other were injured. Of the 2,977 fatal victims, 2,753 were killed in the World Trade Center and surrounding area, 184 at the Pentagon, and 40 in Pennsylvania. These deaths included 265 on the four planes. The attacks remain the deadliest terrorist act in world history.

The Roswell Rotary Club 9-11 Committee would invite any members interested in assisting in the cookout to contact Dave Young nfultonpt@juno.com , Gene Beckham gene@bfsga.com , or Jack Wyche javic@msn.com.

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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!

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) Columbus State 

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

Rotary Means Business for District 6900  

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

Tennis Clinic Brookfield CC 

Add To Calendar  Wed, Aug 17   6:30 pm

Alive in Roswell 

Add To Calendar  Thu, Aug  18 5:00pm

2021-2022 Finish Line Celebration and Membership Summit

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

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

Add To Calendar  Sat. Aug 20 7:00 pm

First Responders Drive-By Cookout

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

44th Annual Aubrey Greenway Golf Tournament         

Add To Calendar  Mon, Sep 12    All day

10th Annual Hagan Cup Classic Tennis Tournament

Add To Calendar  Mon, Sep 12

Rivers Alive- Chattahoochee River Clean Up

Add To Calendar  Sat. Sept 17  TBA

Gary Garrett's Farm Day

Add To Calendar  Sat, Oct 1         TBA

Youth Day Parade

Add To Calendar  Sat, Oct 8          TBA   

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