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September 20, 2022


September is Basic Education and Literacy Month

9/22 International Students - GRSP & Rotary Youth Exchange
9/29 Roswell Water Utility - Chris Boyd & Brian Watson
10/6 Youth Day Preview
10/13 Be The Voice


9/20 RR After Hours Club
10/1 Gary Garrett's Farm Day
10/4 RR After Hours Club
10/8 Youth Day Parade


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

9/2 Dennis Eidson
9/4 Terry Taylor
9/4 Roger Wise, Jr.
9/6 Rudy Lind
9/12 Alesia Booth
9/13 Bill Swank
9/13 Talaya Parker, Ms
9/14 Lynn Dunn
9/14 Chuck Savage
9/14 Carleton Ohly
9/16 Scott Morchower
9/17 John Webster
9/17 Mike Agurkis
9/20 Jeff Bridges
9/24 Chris Archer
9/25 Michael Sutton
9/26 Brooke Foxman
9/27 Dave McCleary
9/30 Anita Farley


9/6 Stacy Perlman (15)
9/7 Sid Disher (13)
9/8 Jeff Bridges (17)
9/8 Karen Schwank (11)
9/9 Lisa Smith (18)
9/9 Herb West (46)
9/11 Gabriel Kelly (0)
9/15 Ian Mari (1)
9/15 Bonnie Mauldin (1)
9/15 Michael Thompson (1)
9/18 Debbie Cwalina (8)
9/18 Brian Hansford (8)
10 years in Rotary
9/24 Tod Baker (7)
9/26 Patsy Wolff (31)


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

Perfect Day for 2022 Golf & Tennis Tournament

Another successful Golf & Tennis Tournament is in the books.  Many thanks go out to the many volunteers in our club and non-profit community that help us last Monday!  Kudos to the planning committee for another great day!  Now is the time to turn our attention to our many Fall activities.

This week we hear from Emilio, our GRSP student from Columbia, and La Neige, our Rotary Youth Exchange student from Thailand.  Should be fascinating to hear about their home countries and families and their first few weeks of school here in Georgia.

A week from Saturday, October 1, is our annual Farm Day picnic at Gary Garrett’s farm.  What a great opportunity to get out in the country with your family, your kids, and your grandkids.  Something for everyone.  See the announcement below for more details and how to sign up.  

And Youth Day is just around the corner.  Want to help build our float - check in with Zach Fields, Jack Wyche or Ken Briggs to see how you can help.

GRSP & RYE Students
September 22 Program: Emilo Ochoa & La Neige

It's a tradition at Roswell Rotary that we offer our Georgia Rotary Student Program (GRSP) and Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) students the opportunity to tell us about themselves, their families, their country, etc. at a meeting early in the school year.  In this week's program, we will hear from our GRSP and RYE students :Emilio Ochoa(Columbia) and La Neige (Thailand). Their first month has been jam packed with new experiences. Be at Rotary Thursday to hear their stories!

For More info on Georgia Rotary Student Program, click here.

For more info on Rotary Youth Exchange, click here.

After Hours hosts a mental health discussion TONIGHT!

In honor of September being National Suicide Prevention Month, After Hours' next meeting will be an open conversation on mental health. The guest speaker will be Lynn Prothero who is a passionate mental health advocate. Lynn serves on the board for the Georgia Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, is a Crisis Text Line volunteer and is a Talk Saves Lives educator. 

See you tonight at 6:30 at the Artillery Room @ Gate City as we work to #BreakTheStigma.

Volunteers Needed for this Saturday Sept. 24 Beaucoup Jazz & Blues Festival

Roswell Rotary will have a tent handing out free water to the public.  We need Rotarians to volunteer to take a shift,. Please contact Susan Rumble susanrumble@gmail.com to volunteer or for more information.  Event is from 2 PM to 9 PM at King's Market Shopping Center with many musical artists and a Pop Up Art Village.

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

Come join us for a Roswell Rotary Family Picnic at Gary Garrett's Farm.

WHO:  Roswell Rotary members and families; great fun for the kids.

WHAT:  Potluck Picnic at Gary Garrett's farm.  Clay shooting, 4 wheelers for adults, horseshoes, learn the history of gold on the property, play games, kids can enjoy the barn, eat good food

WHEN:  Saturday October 1 from 1 pm - 4 pm

WHERE:  335 Yellow Creek Road, Ball Ground, GA  30107

WHAT TO BRING: Everyone is asked to bring a side item. Sign up at this link Rotary Farm Day Potluck and let us know what you plan to bring so we can coordinate sides.   

Special thanks to Gary Garrett for donating his place once again for this wonderful event!  

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Candy Needed for Youth Day Parade: Oct. 8

From the pictures above from last year's parade, you can see both the work and the fun as Interact Club works to build the float and then ride and walk in the parade. 

What We Need: The float needs bags and bags of candy to throw out to the parade goers! Individually wrapped candy is perfect. NO CHOCOLATE- It melts! Come enjoy the fun of watching the parade and cheering for the floats! 2022 Youth Day our coordinators are Zach Fields, Jack Wyche and Ken Briggs.

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After Hours to Host Spaghetti Lunch at VEO

After Hours is excited to announce their upcoming service project this Saturday, Sept. 24! The club will prepare and serve a spaghetti lunch to the Veteran residents of the Veterans Empowerment Organization. Prep begins at 10 a.m. and lunch will be served at 12 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend and hopefully put a smile on a Vet's face, one plate of spaghetti at a time. The VEO is located at 373 W Lake Ave NW in Atlanta.

Why Paul Harris founded Rotary: Have a trusted community to do business with!

There are plenty of networking events everyday and hoards of prospects to pursue. How do you prioritize them? Let Rotary Means Business help introduce you to well-connected, trusted people who practice Service Above Self.

What: Rotary Means Business: a monthly networking event for District 6900 Rotarians and prospective Rotarians

When: Tonight, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

(New) Location: Eclipse di Luna near Perimeter Mall located at 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE, Atlanta, GA, 30346. There is free parking.
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Tue, Oct 25 new location: Computer Museum of America
Who Do You Know that Could Save Your Life?

Imagine that you can save lives even though your chances are 2 out of 3 that you can't give blood.  The solution is simple: find a friend, family member -- or our favorite solution, your coworkers -- to donate a pint.  Not only will they get cookies and snacks, they'll get the Roswell-popular "Pint for a Pint" coupon from Variant Brewing.

Share this link with the one who will 'giveth and receiveth' so that they can reserve a table of their choice.  

Questions should be directed to Darrell Bartlett at 770-883-7757 or Hal Schlenger at 770-335-0077.

Mon, Sep 26 5:30pm
RUMC Job Networking Job Fair

Roswell Rotary Club will sponsor Roswell United Methodist's first job fair of 2022 Monday, September 26. Roswell Rotary has been serving our community for over 70 years and is one of the largest service organizations in the southeast. They have sponsored RUMC's many job fairs over the years, and we are so grateful for their partnership and support. Rotarians are invited to attend and participate as employers at the job fair. Contact Craig Simmons at craigsimons7@gmail.com  if your company would like to participate. 

Monday includes an outstanding lineup of workshops starting at 3:00 p.m., dinner with speaker Gil Giddens of Ryder System, Inc. at 5:30 p.m. and the job fair from 6:45 to 8:00 p.m. Seating  for dinner starts at 5:30 p.m., dinner served at 5:45 p.m. and dinner speaker at 6:00 p.m [read more]

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

Add To CalendarTues Sept 20  6:30pm Meets at the Artillery Room @ Gate City Brewing, 932 Canton Street, Roswell, GA  30075

Rotary Means Business for District 6900  

Add To Calendar   Tue, Sep 20       6:00pm - 8:00pm (new start time)

Beaucoup Jazz & Blues Festival

Sat. September 24

Gary Garrett's Farm Day

Add To Calendar Sat, Oct 1        1pm - 4pm

Youth Day Parade

Add To Calendar  Sat, Oct 8          TBA

Last Alive in Roswell

Add To Calendar    Thurs. Oct. 20

World Polio Day

Add To Calendar  Mon Oct 24          TBA

Red Cross Blood Drive

Add To Calendar Tue, Oct 25        TBA

Hump Days Begin Again in November   TBA

Day of the Dead

Add To Calendar  Tuesday, Nov. 1  TBA

Holiday Party

Add To Calendar Friday. Dec. 9 TBA