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November 1, 2022


November is Rotary Foundation Month

11/3 Interact Kickoff
11/10 John Germ - Past RI President & Chair of End Polio Now
11/17 Family, Faith and Military Service - Dwight Schmidt
11/24 No Meeting - Enjoy Thanksgiving


11/1 RR After Hours Club
11/9 Hump Day - Lucky's Burger & Brew
11/15 Rotary Means Business (district networking event) (CLONE)
11/15 RR After Hours Club

Our Rotary Family

11/1 Larry Harman
11/4 Sid Disher
11/4 Michael Schoppenhorst
11/6 Karen Schwank
11/7 Dave Hallman
11/7 Timothy Klatt
11/9 Jimmy Moore
11/11 Ron Harlow
11/14 John Davies
11/15 Robert Button
11/18 June Brown
11/20 Patsy Wolff
11/24 James Savage
11/29 Jim Coyle, Jr.


11/4 Kenneth Carter (2)
11/5 Tillie O'Neal (1)
11 years in Rotary
11/5 Ryan Sprinkle (1)
11/5 Haniel Jones (1)
11/5 Bob Hagan (24)
29 years in Rotary
11/5 Charlie Cameron (35)
11/7 Mike Hampton (9)
11/7 Ron Harlow (9)
11/7 Scott Moscow (9)
11/7 Kathy Teston (9)
11/8 Robert Fezza (15)
11/11 Nancy Alterman (12)
11/11 Joe Piontek, Sr. (12)
11/12 Richard Austin (2)
34 years in Rotary
11/14 Richard Spencer (29)
11/17 Rick Dreger (33)
11/30 David White (5)

Rotary Online



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

President John’s Message

Roswell Rotary leads District 6900 in support of Interact clubs in our schools.  Just about every school in the Roswell High School cluster of elementary and middle schools have an Interact club that we sponsor.  In addition, we have clubs at Independence High School, the Cottage School, Blessed Trinity Catholic High School and Fellowship Christian School.  And more are on their way.  Vickery Mill Elementary is starting a club this year and Queen of Angels is exploring the idea. 

Roswell Rotarians with a heart for our kids and education volunteer to be liaisons to these Interact clubs from our club.  It is a great way to get involved in our club and make a difference in the lives of our children in our community.  If this is of interest, let Michael Schoppenhorst or Becky Nelson know. We can always use new folks stepping up to help.

And don’t miss this week when we will hear from the kids in these clubs as they share with us their activities and goals for this school year.

Building Community By Giving
Nov 3 Program: Interact Clubs & Jason Weatherford, Exec Director RHS Jr. Hornets

Looking forward to one of the most inspiring meetings of our Rotary year.  The Interact Clubs are coming to tell us what they have done and what is upcoming on the calendar for this 2022-2023 academic year. 

After their reports, then RHS Jr Hornets Executive Director, Jason Weatherford, will talk a bit about “Building Community by Giving”.  "Giving time and volunteering has built a great community for myself and my family.  Our organization and wonderful volunteers of coaches and parents are make the Jr Hornets a success for all the kids involved". 

Past President Moment - Rick Dreger 1998-99

Last week we heard from Allen (AD) Dalton about starting the tradition of being recognized as the Club of The Year by District 6900.  This week we back up a year and hear from Past President Rick Dreger.  That year we elected our first woman Treasurer to our board who later became our first woman president.  Come hear what else we did or didn’t do in the Rotary year 1998-99.

After Hours' Next Meeting is TONIGHT!

After Hours is thrilled to have a special guest speaker for tonight's meeting: Roswell Rotary's own Debbie Cwalina of Be THE Voice! Debbie will talk about her organization's mission, background and how RRAH can become involved. All Rotarians are invited on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 6:30 at The Artillery Room @ Gate City! 

Hump Days are Back!
Hump Day Wed Nov. 9 at Lucky's Burger & Brew

Veterans Day

The City of Roswell is honoring and celebrating our Veterans on Friday, November 11 at Roswell Area Park.  Go to this link to sign up for the Veterans and their Families Breakfast:  https://www.eventeny.com/events/veterans-day-breakfast-and-ceremony-4131/  Ceremony will be at Roswell Area Park Pond at 10 AM.  Deadline is November 9th to register.

Events include:

Veterans Breakfast: 8 AM

Honor Walk:  9:30 AM

Ceremony:  10 AM 

Join us Tues Nov. 15 for Talk Saves Lives

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.

Nov 15: Who does business development for your business?
Business Networking is Better When It's with Fellow Rotarians (12-club event)

For you, or someone on your staff.....Tue, Nov 15 from 6:00 - 8:00pm.   

Location: Eclipse Di Luna,  4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30346

For more information, contact  Ken Carter 404-386-3214 ken.carter@floorcoveringsinternational.com or Hal Schlenger 770-335-0077 HSchlenger@GreatSouthBenefits.com

RLI - Rotary Leadership Institute - Kennesaw

Want to know more about this organization you belong to - Rotary International.  The Rotary Leadership Institute - RLI - is a great way for you to Learn, Grow, Share and Lead in Rotary.  And it doesn’t get much easier or closer to home that the RLI sessions in Kennesaw on November 19.  Registration is now open to all Rotarians for Parts 1, 2, and 3.

WHEN: Saturday, November 19, 2022, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

WHERE: Ben Robertson Community Center, 2753 Watts Drive, Kennesaw, GA. 

TO REGISTER:  Go to rlitraining.org prior to our November 9, 2022 cutoff date.

FEE: $100.00 per Rotarian – includes the class registration fee, course material notebook, breakfast, lunch, facility fees and the completion certificate.  Roswell Rotary reimburses members who sign up for these courses.

We Are Back for Honor Air!
Honor Air Basketball Tournament-Nov. 19, 21, 22

What Roswell Rotary volunteer opportunity provides the chance to honor our veterans, be involved with student athletes, make your star crock pot specialty, serve food to coaches and referees, and spend some one-on-one time with your fellow Rotarians- new and seasoned? It's Honor Air Basketball Tournament for sure!!!

The tournament is held at Roswell High School ( 11-19, 11-21, and 11-22 )  and we will need  volunteers to help man the ticket sales table at the gym and others to assist in the hospitality suite for lunches and dinners we will be providing on those days .  A perfect opportunity for new members to assimilate to the Club and for the Satellite Club to help the Parent Club with an important project. The energy of the students and the happiness of our volunteers makes this a very special volunteer moment. We hope you will say YES to being a part of this event that raises money to honor our veterans!

Questions about volunteering can be answered by contacting Dave Young nfultonpt@juno.com, Gene Beckham gene@bfsga.com, Lynne Lindsey lynnehlindsay@outlook.com , or Jack Wyche javic@msn.com

You can help
Roswell Teen Talks Podcast Program-How to Share!

Roswell Rotarians and Friends!

Roswell Rotary recently announced the launch of the Roswell Teen Talk Podcast Series because today’s Roswell students say being a teen has never been more challenging. Parents struggle with ways to help their teens navigate through today’s environment. Listen to their struggles and learn how to help with tips from professional mental health experts, teachers and parents. This series is Phase 1 (of 3) of a partnership between the WellStar Foundation and Roswell Rotary.  Roswell Rotary (THAT MEANS YOU AND ME!!) will be the boots on the ground to get the message out to students and parents throughout our community and beyond.  This content is FREE and our goal is to share it with EVERYONE!  Here’s what you do:


Podcasts are located here:  

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1BeGInok87iSlU8AWx2epC

Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/5d38562f-adc7-4d7c-a04e-ed09d7504ae4/roswell-teen-talk-podcast?refMarker=null 

Pod bean: https://roswellteentalk.podbean.com/ 

Apple: Coming soon

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Save the dates
Be Part of Making Roswell Rotary's Magic. 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 Speaker: Be the Voice

Add To Calendar Tues. Nov 1 6:30pm The Artillary Room @ Gate City

Hump Day   Lucky's Burger & Brew

Add To Calendar Wed. Nov. 9 5:30pm

Rotary Means Business (12 club networking event)

Add To Calendar Tues, Nov 15 6:00pm 

RR After Hours Club VIRTUAL Event-Talk Saves lives

Add To Calendar Tues. Nov 15 6:30pm

Honor Air Basketball Tournament-Nov. 19, 21-22

Add To Calendar  Save Date for Sat Nov. 19 

Add To Calendar  Save Date for Mon-Tues  Nov. 21-22  

RHS Career Day     https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0444AEAD2DA7FC1-roswell

Add To Calendar Thur. Nov. 17th    7:30am - 3:30pm

Holiday Party

Add To Calendar Friday. Dec. 9 TBA

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