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November 22, 2022


November is Rotary Foundation Month

11/24 No Meeting - Enjoy Thanksgiving
12/1 Wellstar's New Cancer Center
12/8 The Construction of Mercedes Benz Stadium - Pete Permantell, Holder Construction
12/15 Holiday Program


12/6 RR After Hours Club
12/9 Holiday Party - Roswell Historic Cottage
12/14 Hump Day - Caroling on Canton Street
12/20 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 Charlie Cameron (35)
11/5 Bob Hagan (24)
29 years in Rotary
11/5 Tillie O'Neal (1)
11 years in Rotary
11/5 Ryan Sprinkle (1)
11/5 Haniel Jones (1)
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)
11/10 Mike Oetinger (0)
11/10 Sarah Byrd (0)
11/11 Joe Piontek, Sr. (12)
11/11 Nancy Alterman (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

Happy Thanksgiving!!  Wishing you and all your loved ones a happy and blessed Thanksgiving. 

Please remember those who are sick or maybe missing that special person in their life this year.  I stay truly thankful for my Roswell Rotary family and everything you do for our community and world.  Thank You!

RRAH Meeting Recap + Friendsgiving

Last week was a busy one for After Hours! The club hosted a special virtual meeting that included a virtual course, Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention, led by Lynn Prothero. 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. She spoke on research, prevention and support as it relates to suicide. One of RRAH's focus areas is mental health, so it was an impactful meeting they won't soon forget.

On Thursday, RRAH had a special social event--Friendsgiving! Each member brought a dish to share and everyone enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast. It was a wonderful night of delicious food, fellowship and laughs

The next After Hours meeting will be held Tuesday, December 6 at 6:30 at the Artillery Room. The guest speaker will be Rotarian Pat Rains who will speak on entrepreneurship and lead a private tour of Gate City! More details to come.

Be There! Register Now.
Roswell Rotary Club Holiday Party

December 9, 2022 from 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Music:  The Shag Man aka Don Rolader

Roswell Historic Hall , 972 Alpharetta St, Roswell, GA 30075

Shuttle service will run from Roswell City Hall to Roswell Historic Cottage before and after the event and will pick up and drop off next to the gazebo in the City Hall parking lot.

Tickets: $50/person. Rotarians can get their tickets here: https://roswellrotary.club/event/6495

               Please RSVP on the Evite link as well: http://evite.me/FrebKKmBZ9

For more info, contact James W. Stone james@stonelaw.com and 404-239-0305

RSVP by Dec 2 (please)
Wreaths Across America

Roswell Rotary is a sponsor again this year with the Roswell Historical Society for the annual wreath laying at the graves of our local veterans as part of Wreaths Across America. 

We need 8 volunteers from Roswell Rotary to help lay wreaths at the Old Roswell Cemetery on Saturday, December 17th from 11 AM to Noon.  Please RSVP by Dec. 2nd to Matt Millard mmillard@millardinc.net if you would like to participate.  

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.

N Fulton Community Charities is funded in part by Roswell Rotary
NFCC Christmas Toy Drive

As we reflect on the good fortune and bounty that we have and that is Roswell Rotary,  we remain aware that others are less fortunate, and we have the opportunity to help.  

Many of us are familiar with the Star Thrower (Starfish) Story, reminding us that even seemingly small actions can make a world of difference.  

We'll be collecting toys at our Dec. 1 and 8 meetings. NFCC has a shopping list on their website. Every year they struggle with gifts for teenagers. This is their biggest need (gift cards, pullovers, teen stuff). Here is their shopping list- https://www.amazon.com/hz/charitylist/ls/36W2TCHAFRYA5?ref_=smi_se_cl_u_rd_www 

Wed Dec 14 Hump Day event
Caroling on Canton St

Join us for Caroling on Canton Street

  • Wednesday, December 22
  • 6 pm
  • Michael Agurkis Office  1033 Canton St, Roswell, GA 30075

Meet first for Beverages and Appetizers

Then caroling along Canton Street! Don't miss out on the fun and the laughter of hearing some of our singers try!! See you there!!!

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!

Holiday Party

Add To Calendar Friday, Dec. 9     6:30pm - 9:00pm

Caroling on Canton St

Wednesday, Dec. 22     6:00 pm 

Wreaths Across America

Saturday, Dec 17, 11:00am  - 12noon

Next Rotary / Red Cross Blood Drive

Friday, Jan 27  10:00am - 6:00pm