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November 8, 2022


November is Rotary Foundation Month

11/10 John Germ - Past RI President & Chair of End Polio Now
11/17 Retired Command Sergeant Major Sarita Yvette Dyer
11/24 No Meeting - Enjoy Thanksgiving
12/1 Wellstar's New Cancer Center


11/9 Hump Day - Lucky's Burger & Brew
11/11 Veterans Day Celebration
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

This week we have the special privilege to hear from Past Rotary International President John Germ about The Rotary Foundation and Rotary’s campaign to end Polio throughout the world.  The Rotary Foundation was founded over 100 years ago at the RI Convention in Atlanta in 1917.  Since it was founded, the Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.

The Rotary Foundation’s mission is to help Rotary members advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace by improving health, providing quality education, improving the environment, and alleviating poverty.  What impact do our donations have?

·        For as little as 60 cents, a child can be protected from polio.

·        $50 can provide clean water to help fight waterborne illness.

·        $500 can launch an anti-bullying campaign and create a safe environment for children.

This week, we will recognize Rotarians who have reached their first Paul Harris Fellow giving level and others who reach a Paul Harris+ level.  We still have a special matching opportunity for a one for one match of your donations to the Rotary Foundation through December. If you have questions about the matching funds or how to get to your first or next level of giving, contact our Foundation Chair, Leslie Bassett.

John Germ
Speaker for Thursday, Nov. 10: John Germ Rotary Chair End Polio Now

Join us Thursday to welcome John Germ to our club. He will bring us up to date on Rotary's efforts to End Polio NOW.  In his role as Rotary's Chair of the End Polio Now Committee, John is on the front lines of Rotary's key mission...ending polio forever. Don't miss this chance to hear from John in person and to thank him for his leadership and to support our club in this important fight!

Germ joined Rotary in 1976 and has served RI as president in 2016-17, vice president, director, Foundation trustee, and vice chair, aide to the Foundation trustee chair, chair of Rotary’s $200 Million Challenge, RI Board Executive Committee member, chair of numerous committees, area coordinator, and RI training leader. In 2013, the White House recognized him as a Champion of Change. 
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Join us for these projects
New Member Call to Action

We have some wonderful service opportunities to finish out the year for Roswell Rotary Club. Jump on in!!

Message for Our Newer Members:

Getting involved has never been more fun or more important. No matter your interest, there is something for you!

Love veterans? Then the Honor Air Basketball Tournament is the event you want to be part of. There are opportunities to man the ticket desk or to help serve food for the coaches and the officials. The money raised goes to fund a trip for veterans-always an emotional and super rewarding event for all involved.Join us by clicking here  

Another veteran Opportunity: Veteran's Day Volunteers needed Friday November 11th at Roswell Area Park.Events include:Veterans Breakfast: 8 AM - 9:30 AM Honor walk at 9:30AM to pond Volunteers Must sign up by November 9th https://www.roswellgov.com/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/14921/18

Want to inspire youth? Be a speaker for Career Day at Roswell High School. Remember when you were in high school? Wouldn't you have loved to hear about opportunities and lessons learned? Here's a chance to pour into these young people. Be a speaker by clicking here 

Want to help youth in crisis? Help us to share the Roswell Teen Talk podcast series with schools and churches and clubs and neighborhoods. Getting the word out is so important! Sign up to share Podcasts, Listen on Spotify Amazon Pod Bean, other resources Talking Points Email template to share with others Posters to print and post   

Message for Our Longer Term Members:

Pick up the phone, shoot an email, send a text, reach out at lunch, attend an After Hours Meeting and connect, but somehow reach out to a new member to invite them to join you in any or all of these projects. Everyone wants to help, but everyone does not always know how to plug in best. Let's make the ask. 

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

Veterans Breakfast, Honor Walk & Ceremony
Veterans Day

The City of Roswell is honoring and celebrating our Veterans on Friday, November 11 at Roswell Area Park.  Events include:

Veterans Breakfast: 8 AM - 9:30 - Breakfast for Veterans and their families.  Must sign up by November 9th at   https://www.roswellgov.com/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/14921/18
Honor Walk:  9:30 AM - Community members are invited to join the Honor Walk at 9:30am. The Honor Walk will be out of the back doors of the BJCAB and down to the lake.  
Ceremony:  10 AM - Attend and celebrate our veterans down at the lake in Roswell Area Park.  Guest speaker will be Captain Harold Earls IV; an active duty Army officer who most recently served as the Commander of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Harold is a graduate of West Point and is US Army Airborne Ranger qualified.

Rotary Club of Sandy Springs
Wine Tasting supporting Vision To Learn

Please join us Sunday, November 13 from 3-5 PM for the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs wine

tasting event at the Brooklyn Café. The event will raise funds to support an important Rotary

Vision To Learn project for our community.

Did you know… about one in five kids will naturally need glasses to see the board, read a book,

or participate in class. Unfortunately, in underserved communities across the country, 95% of

kids who need glasses, about 2,000,000 in total, do not have them. What chance does each of

these children have to succeed in school, let alone break free from poverty? Vision To Learn

was founded to make sure every child has the glasses he or she needs to succeed in school and

in life. Its mobile clinics solve the problem by bringing eye exams and glasses, free of charge, to

children at schools in underserved communities.

For info and to register by email: Rollin Richmond at rollinr2@gmail.com [read more]

Join us Tues Nov. 15 for Talk Saves Lives

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. The link to access the course will be shared soon.

After Hours Learns about Be THE Voice

It's cool to be kind! Roswell Rotary's own Debbie Cwalina and Executive Director of Be THE Voice was the RRAH guest speaker last week! The club loved hearing about her organization's mission and watching a few videos from the Be THE Voice program. After Hours' two main focus areas are veterans and mental health, so it was informative to learn about an initiative that addresses students' mental health struggles. 

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

RHS Career Day

We are coming up on a very special day! It is Career Day for Roswell High School on Thursday, Nov 17th. You may have participated before, or you may have always wanted to shape the minds of young brilliance. This is your opportunity!

We will be looking to fill spaces immediately for our day (7:30 – 3:30), in 20-minute slots. Let’s make it fun for the 30-35 young minds (each session) that you will be engaging. You can demonstrate what you do to youth by bringing props and wearing what you would wear to work: uniform, equipment, suit/tie! 

This is the time to show a new generation about this exciting career path!  What should you talk about you are thinking?  It should be whatever projects that you work on in your career.  Be you-very engaging!  You can even sprinkle questions throughout the crowd for them to ask you!  This may be the time to break out your company's swag or marketing materials if you choose. 

Don't wait until the last minute to sign up, so you will have enough time to complete the virtual volunteer training by November 14th.  It should only take about 20 minutes to complete and can be found at  https://www.fultonschools.org/Page/9539. 

You don't want to miss this opportunity!  There is going to be a rush to fill these spaces, so sign up today. 

Sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0444AEAD2DA7FC1-roswell

 For additional information please contact Kay Howell 678-656-8801

Add To Calendar

New Members-We Need You
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, referees, and  staff working the event from Rotary and the high school, 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!

To volunteer, click here RHS & Roswell Rotary Honor Air Invitational: Honor Air Invitational Volunteer Sign Up (signupgenius.com)  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

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.

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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Adult Leaders Needed
New Cub Scout Pack at Drake House

Roswell Rotary is partnering with the Drake House to organize a Cub Scout Pack at the Drake House and Drake Village.  This pack will be open to boys and girls who are kindergarten-age through fifth grade. Roswell Rotary will be the Chartering Organization. The Atlanta Area Boy Scout Council will provide financial support to make sure that families have as little or no cost as possible.

Roswell Rotarian Michael Gould will serve as our Chartered Organization Representative.  We need additional adults to serve as leaders.  If you are interested in serving as an adult leader for this new Pack, please contact Michael Gould at michael@goulddigitalimaging.com or 770-617-2965.

Wine Tasting Sun Nov 13
Support for Roswell Club of Sandy Springs: Project Vision to Learn

Opportunity to Support Project

Please join us Sunday, November 13 from 3-5 PM for the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs wine tasting event at the Brooklyn Café. The event will raise funds to support an important Rotary Vision To Learn project for our community. [read more]

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!

Hump Day   Lucky's Burger & Brew

Add To Calendar Wed. Nov. 9 5:30pm

Veteran's Day Celebration and Breakfast

Add To Calendar Fri, Nov 11 8:00am

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

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

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

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

Add To Calendar   for Sat Nov. 19 

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

Holiday Party

Add To Calendar Friday. Dec. 9 TBA

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