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October 4, 2022


October is Economic and Community Development Month

10/6 Youth Day Preview
10/13 Be The Voice
10/20 DG George Granade Official Club Visit
11/3 Interact Kickoff


10/4 RR After Hours Club
10/8 Youth Day Parade
10/18 Rotary Means Business (district networking event)
10/18 RR After Hours Club

Our Rotary Family

10/1 Ralph Rowland, Jr.
10/2 Sandy Buhler
10/2 Cheryl Greenway
10/4 Ronald Cowan
10/4 Adele Hamilton
10/4 Lucy Hall
10/6 Cathy Steffen
10/7 Lynne Lindsay
10/7 Stephen Bragg
10/10 Jeffrey Meyers
10/11 Charlie Brown
10/11 William Albers
10/12 SaraBeth Huntley
10/12 Jeff McCoy
10/13 Kyle Woods
10/14 Jeremey Ashman
10/15 Tori Nielsen
10/16 David Wash
10/16 Natalie Cook
10/17 Jim Byrd
10/17 Geoff Smith
10/18 A.D. Dalton
10/19 Jack Stephens
10/23 Mindy Jones
10/23 Lisa Smith
10/26 Katie Anderson
10/31 Virginia Martz


10/1 Fate McKinney, III (21)
28 years in Rotary
10/6 Chuck Savage (6)
14 years in Rotary
10/7 Jim Coyle, Jr. (13)
10/7 Matt Millard (13)
10/10 Mike McRay (20)
10/11 Ted Lescher, Jr. (3)
9 years in Rotary
10/11 Samuel Pittman (3)
10/11 William Lindsey (3)
10/11 Darrell Bartlett (3)
10/12 Tom Rowsey (16)
18 years in Rotary
10/13 Jennifer Briggs (11)
10/16 Lou Tabickman (14)
10/19 Timothy Klatt (5)
10/19 Kurt Hilbert (5)
5 years in Rotary
10/23 Steve Stroud (36)
10/25 Dazia Fumbah (4)
10/28 Geoff Smith (1)
10/28 Bill Hoban (1)
10/28 Ryan Gehricke (1)
10/29 Hal Coleman (24)

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Thursdays, 12:15 pm
Roswell Area Park
Bill Johnson Community Activity Building
10495 Woodstock Road
Roswell, GA 30075




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


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

72nd Annual Youth Day Parade
President's Message

October is here!  We started off October with a bang - literally.  Farm Day was a huge success at Gary Garrett's farm.  Started off with shooting clays followed by four wheelers, baby quail and great food.  Many thanks to Gary, Michael Agurkis, James Stone, George Rhodes, and all who brought food to share.  What a great time with lots of kids and grandkids on a picture perfect Fall afternoon!

We continue celebrating our Youth this week with the 72nd Annual Youth Day Parade this coming Saturday morning.  What a unique and great tradition Roswell has celebrating the Youth in our community.  At our meeting we will have the Youth Representatives from our Roswell area high schools along with the City officials they each represent.

The Youth Day theme this year is "Love Your Parks".  Come hear how Roswell Rotary hopes to put this theme into action as we seek to serve our Roswell community.  And remember to bring your candy for the Roswell Rotary/Interact float.  See you Thursday!

Bring Candy to rotary for parade
Oct. 6 Program: Roswell Celebrates Youth Day

Our program this week is the Roswell Youth Day Parade presented by the  Roswell Youth Advisory Council.  President Katie Wishert will say a few words and read the Youth Day Celebration Proclamation. Jeff Leatherman, Director of Recreation and Parks, says that Roswell is the only city in our country that has a parade specifically celebrating youth.  That's amazing!

Join us Thursday as we celebrate our young people and hear details about the upcoming Youth Day Parade! [read more]

After Hours' Next Meeting is TONIGHT!

Two of After Hours' passion points are veterans and mental health. So, we are excited to combine the two topics as we welcome back our favorite vet, Alfonso Rogers! Formerly, with the VEO, Alfonso currently serves as the Regional Development Director for The Headstrong Project. Headstrong is a national mental health treatment practice for veterans and their families. We look forward to hearing Alfonso speak on the importance of mental health in the military community and how we can support. See you tonight--same time, same place! 

Save the date: RRAH is having a special virtual meeting on Tuesday, November 15th. Join us as we dive deeper into suicide prevention with a virtual course: Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention. Sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the community-based presentation will cover the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention and what people can do to fight suicide. All Rotarians are invited and more information will be shared closer to time.

New Member Spotlight
Welcome New Member: Ryan Sprinkle

Schools attended: The University of Alabama, B.S.; The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D.

Major: Undergraduate - Majored in economics with specialization in finance; Law School - focused on health care law with MBA coursework in healthcare management

Where you live and have lived: I grew up in Fayette County, Alabama in the rural farming community of Hubbertville. While in college, I lived in Tuscaloosa, AL for 7 years and met my wife during our sophomore year. After graduating from law school, we lived briefly in Florence, AL before moving to Alpharetta. In 2015, we bought a home in Roswell.   

Spouse: Lauren Hendrix Sprinkle. Lauren is originally from Huntsville, AL. She owns and operates "A Taste of Sprinkles,"  a bakery that she runs out of our home. She specializes in Bundt cake of all sizes and flavors. 

Kids and ages: We have one daughter, Sela Faith Sprinkle. Sela will be 2 in October. Her favorite activities are playing with her princesses and coloring. 
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Positive Reinforcement for High School students
Gift Card Drive for RHS

Roswell High School is built on many traditions that help to develop our future leaders. Under the leadership of Pricinpal Mrs. Latoya Miley, a new focus to "Commit to the R" has been set in motion. Through this Positive Behavior Intervention, "Commit to the R" is a focus on REWARDING the good behavior that our students display.

If you would be interested in supporting "Commit to the R", RHS would sincerely appreciate donations of gift cards in the amount of $5 (or up to $20) to help us REWARD students making the RIGHT choices. For more info, Rotary's contact is Becky Stone.
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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.

Remember it's this Saturday, October 8th starting at 10:00am - The parade starts on Mimosa Boulevard, continues onto Canton Street and ends at Roswell Area Park - WE STILL NEED CANDY!! 

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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.

Join us at our Oct 13 Rotary lunch meeting for a special Red Cross presentation.

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.

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!

Youth Day Parade

Add To Calendar  Sat, Oct 8          10:00AM

Rotary Means Business (district networking event)

Add To Calendar  Tue, Oct 18            6:00pm

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        8:00AM - 1:00PM

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


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