President John's Message
When Russia invaded
Ukraine in February, Rotary responded with direct aid to Rotary clubs in
Ukraine, Poland and other countries helping those displaced by war. In
two months, Rotary International raised over $15 million in a disaster relief
appeal. District 6900 put out a call to Rotarians in our district and we
answered. This week Chris Brand with FODAC (Friends of Disabled Adults
& Children) will share an update about the district's efforts to collect
and ship medical supplies and other needed items to hospitals and other groups
in Ukraine as this month’s "Service Moment".
Come hear about this
great effort and let's get ready for some football also. See you
Here Comes Football!
Program August 18: Rennie Curran & Friends: Football and Life Lessons
Football season is approaching and what a perfect time to have Rennie Curran speak to our club. Rennie is a former UGA linebacker and is now a motivational speaker and business coach. Powerful lessons to be taken from football into life!
“It doesn’t matter where you were born or what you were born into. It doesn’t matter what others expect or tell you to do. At the end of the day, your ability to turn your pain into power will make you unstoppable.”-Rennie Curran Click here for more about Rennie
And More>>> There will be several former NFL players in attendance at lunch PLUS the head football coach from our three high school teams will be there with their team captains to share a few thoughts about the upcoming season. Make sure you are present this Thursday and great time to bring a potential member!!!
Golf & Tennis Update
What do we need today for the 2022 Roswell Rotary Golf & Tennis Tournament? We need YOU to bring Volunteers & Sponsors!
Tournament Details: Monday September 12 at Brookfield Country Club Roswell Click Here for Details
Volunteers: Click here to Volunteer Sign Up Genius
Golf Sponsors: Click here for golf sponsor packages Add To Calendar
Tennis Sponsors: Click here for tennis sponsor packages Add To Calendar
The List is Growing
Thank You Sponsors!
The Golf & Tennis Tournament could not exist without these dedicated and generous sponsors. Please thank them when you see them at meetings. and share the "Thank Our Sponsors" Facebook posts to your network! The funds we raise from this tournament allow us to make grants to many local and international charities and non-profits. Our sponsors are a huge part of our fundraising tally!
If you would like to join this group as a sponsor, just click here! We need you!
Preview of 8-25 Meeting
Sneak Peek at August 25 Program: Putting, Pies, and Bob Oh My!
What do putting and pies and Bob Hagan have in common? Buckle your seat belt because they will all be featured in our August 25th program! Think you can putt? Then put your skills to the test during the putting contest at our lunch program on 8/25. Want to throw a pie at a good sport for a good cause? Participate in our pie throwing activity. And think you can get the ball in Bob Hagan's mouth? Go for it on Thursday 8/25. Get on out of your seat at lunch and do what Roswell Rotary does best-support our community and have fun!
And keep those competitive juices flowing for the annual ball drop contest! Nancy Alterman and Lisa Carlisle will be creating the excitement around the ball drop sales contest. Let's do this!
After Hours' Next Meeting is TONIGHT!
After Hours meets again tonight, Tuesday August 16 at 6:30 p.m. They are back to their usual location, The Artillery Room @ Gate City. Roswell Rotary's own Mike Agurkis will be the guest speaker! He will provide helpful money tips for young professionals and advice for future financial success. See you there!
Tennis Clinic Invite
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This Saturday Night
Area 13.1 and the Terrestrial 5-10K Run
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District 6900 News
2021-2022 Finish Line Celebration
Our Finish Line Celebration lunch is this Saturday, August 20th at Atlanta Motor Speedway. 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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Tue, Aug 30 6:30pm at Sandy Buhler's home
Calling all Roswell Rotary Women
Calling all Women of Roswell Rotary! We need your brains and ideas and creativity to share the awesomeness of our club with other women in our community! President John and Membership Director Katie Anderson need your ideas to bring more women into Roswell Rotary. Please join us for a time of sharing and fellowship. Who knows what will happen when we all come together with a mission?
When? August 30th from 6:30pm - 8pm
Where? Sandy Buhler’s home 490 Shelli Lane, Roswell, GA
Questions? Contact Katie Anderson 770-845-1139 or Lisa Carlisle 404-915-7986
Sat. Sept. 3 3pm - 8pm
First Responders Drive Through Cookout
Roswell Rotary, in partnership with the City of Roswell, will be holding its third annual 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 fatalities, 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 invites any members interested in assisting in the cookout to contact Dave Young email@example.com , Gene Beckham firstname.lastname@example.org , or Jack Wyche email@example.com.
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New Member Spotlight
Welcome New Member: Gabriel Prado
- Education: Georgia State University/Georgia Tech
- Major: Business Economics & Marketing/Executive MBA Global Business
- Where you live and have lived: Buenos Aires Argentina and Georgia since 2003
- Family: Spouse Catalina, children Thomas 18, Max and Alex 13, Nicolas 1
- Community Involvement: Hispanic Corporate Council, Friends of Mimosa Hall
- Career: 10 years of Government Sourcing and Contracts Management, Construction Procurement and Sales, Account Management in Supply Chain and Manufacturing
- Interesting Facts: Had a calling to be a catholic priest, created and lead a men group at church
- Why you joined Rotary: to serve the Roswell community and put service above self.
- Interests: loves to play soccer (aka Futbol) and is an avid dancer
Excited to have Gabriel as a member of our club! And can't wait to work with him on service projects and dancing at our social functions! Make sure you reach out to Gabriel!
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 Means Business for District 6900
Add To Calendar Tue, Aug 16 6:30pm - 8:00pm at Concourse Athletic Club
Tennis Clinic Brookfield CC
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Alive in Roswell
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2021-2022 Finish Line Celebration and Membership Summit
Add To Calendar Sat, Aug 20 8:30am - 2:00pm
Area 13:1 Terrestrial 5-10 K Benefitting End Human Trafficking
Add To Calendar Sat. Aug 20 7:00 pm
Women of Roswell Rotary
Add To Calendar Tue, Aug 30 6:30pm - 8:00pm
First Responders Drive-By Cookout
Add To Calendar Sat. Sept. 3 3:00pm - 8:00pm
44th Annual Aubrey Greenway Golf Tournament
Add To Calendar Mon, Sep 12 All day
10th Annual Hagan Cup Classic Tennis Tournament
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Rivers Alive- Chattahoochee River Clean Up
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Gary Garrett's Farm Day
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Youth Day Parade
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Rotary Last Week