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August 30, 2022


August is Membership and New Club Development Month

9/1 Football Kickoff - G.T. A.D. Todd Stansbury
9/8 First Responders - Roswell Police & Fire
9/15 No Meeting This Week
9/22 International Students - GRSP & Rotary Youth Exchange


8/30 Calling All Roswell Rotary Women
9/3 9/11 First Responders Cookout
9/6 RR After Hours Club
9/12 44th Annual Aubrey Greenway Golf Tournament


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)
8/23 Virginia Martz (0)
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

College Football really kicks off this weekend.  UGA fans are still celebrating a national championship.  Other SEC fans are hoping to dethrone the Dawgs.  Tech fans are just hoping for a winning season.  Big Ten fans are wondering what USC and UCLA have to do with the Midwest?  Big Twelve fans are still trying to learn to count.

Do you have a favorite team?  If so, wear your school colors to our meeting this week when we will hear Georgia Tech Athletics Director Todd Stansbury share his thoughts about what is happening in the world of big time college football.  NIL, transfer portal, conference realignments … what’s next?

See you Thursday.  Go Jackets !!

One of ATL's Most Admired CEO's
August 30 Program: Todd Stansbury Director of Athletics Georgia Tech

Welcome to our program speaker Todd Stansbury! 

A little about Todd...

  • Athletics Director since 2016
  • 2021 Recognized as one of Atlanta's Most Admired CEO's
  • Born in Oakville, Ontario
  • Played linebacker at Tech under Bill Curry and pro ball at Canadian Football League
  • Married to Karen
  • Traveled the world for 18 mos. 
  • Click Here for complete Bio

Excited to hear from Todd. Yes there is football, but there is a whole lot more!!!

Why Volunteer for Sept. 12 Tournament?

What do we need today for the 2022 Roswell Rotary Golf & Tennis Tournament? We need YOU to volunteer! Here are so many reasons why!

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Tournament Details: Monday September 12 at Brookfield CountryClub 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

It's fun! And don't worry. Even if you not a golfer and have never worked on a hole, we will have great step by step instructions of what to do. It's stress free and fun. Promise! 

What a list!
Thank You Sponsors!

Thank you to all of our sponsors. Without you, the 2022 Golf & Tennis Tournament could not happen! We appreciate you more than we can express. 

For up to date Golf and Tennis info, click here. 

After Hours Celebrates Thirsty Thursday at Fetch Park

After Hours had a paw-fect Thirsty Thursday social at Fetch Park in Alpharetta! It was an evening filled with laughs, barks, beers and fun! RRAH can't wait for their next Thirsty Thursday event--stay posted for details.

The next After Hours meeting is Tuesday, September 6 at 6:30 at The Artillery Room @ Gate City.

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

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

Roswell Rotary, in partnership with the City of Roswell, will be holding its third annual 9-11 First Responders Drive Through Cookout this Saturday, September 3, 2022 between 3 pm and 8 pm 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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Help Keep Roswell Waterways Beautiful
Rivers Alive Sept.17

31st Annual Rivers Alive! Cleanup Saturday, Sept. 17, 2002 8am - 12pm

This event, cohosted by Keep Roswell Beautiful and the City of Roswell, is part of a statewide campaign to clean and preserve Georgia’s 70,100 miles of rivers and streams. This year, cleanup sites will include Riverside Park, Waller Park, Don White Memorial Park, Seven Branches, Old Roswell Cemetery, and sections of Big Creek, Foe Killer Creek, and Hog Waller Creek. 

To participate email Dutch Earle, hearle@esisearch.com, include names of all participants AND register on the website at www.keeproswellbeautiful.org/rivers-alive.

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Save the Date
Gary Garrett's Farm Day Event- Saturday October 1st

Mark your calendars now for a Day at the Farm! Gary Garrett hosts this amazing day out in the country every fall. And it is always a blast! New members, be sure to be there and bring your families.

Four wheeling, grilling, pot luck, adult beverages, and a great opportunity to be with your Roswell Rotary family! Make sure you have Oct. 1 on your calendar!

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New Member Spotlight
Welcome New Member: Chris Webb

School Attended: Georgia Southern University

Major: Construction Management

Places I have lived: I grew up in Metter, Georgia. I have moved around the country managing projects and lived in Brownsville, Texas; Columbus, Georgia; LaGrange, Georgia; Orlando, Florida; Jackson, Mississippi. I have lived in Roswell for 12 years and it is now my permanent home.

Spouse: Rhonda (Kemp)

Kids: No kids

Other involvement in community: Previous community activities include being the co-chair for Associated Builders and Contractors Community Projects Committee and working on various Habitat for Humanity homes.

Career: Currently I am a Senior Program Manager managing the site selection, due diligence, design, and construction of capital building programs in the education, manufacturing, and public sectors such as Auburn University, Continental Tire, Federal Express, and the Georgia Board of Regents. Prior to representing owners, I worked as a general contractor building similar projects.

Something interesting: In college, I worked with my family on the ground-up restoration of a 1939 J-3 Piper Cub. To get the plane to the location to start the restoration, we landed it on a 2-lane highway outside of Statesboro, Georgia. While travelling through Metter on I-16, you may see the plane on the airport tarmac.

Why I joined Rotary: Now that I have made Roswell my permanent home, I joined to have a more engagement in the local community which I have lacked in the past due to moving and travelling throughout the country for work.

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!

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

Rotary Means Business for District 6900  

Add To Calendar   Tue, Sep 20       6:30pm - 8:00pm

Gary Garrett's Farm Day

Add To Calendar  Sat, Oct 1         TBA

Youth Day Parade

Add To Calendar  Sat, Oct 8          TBA   

Red Cross Blood Drive

Add To Calendar Tue, Oct 25        TBA

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