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August 16, 2022


August is Membership and New Club Development Month

8/18 UGA's Rennie Curran & High School Football
8/25 Golf & Tennis - Putting, Pies, and Bob Oh My!
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 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 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 Thursday! 

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!!!

Sponsors! Volunteers!
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

www.alienhalf.com for more info  Add To Calendar   
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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 nfultonpt@juno.com , Gene Beckham gene@bfsga.com , or Jack Wyche javic@msn.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 

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 - 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

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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