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November 29, 2022


November is Rotary Foundation Month

12/1 Wellstar's New Cancer Center
12/8 The Construction of Mercedes Benz Stadium - Pete Permantell, Holder Construction
12/15 Holiday Program
12/22 No Meeting This Week


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

As I write this, we still have turkey leftovers in our refrigerator.  Which reminds me that I am thankful for our members who volunteered in the last two weeks to host two very successful Rotary events - Career Day at Roswell High School and the Honor Air Basketball Tournament, also at Roswell High.  Many thanks to Kay Howell for organizing Career Day and all the folks who spoke that day about their careers.  And thanks to the team of Dave Young, Gene Beckham, Lynne Lindsay and Jack Wyche and all the volunteers who sold tickets and manned the hospitality suite for three days for the basketball tournament.

December is upon us, and it’s time to -

• Bring gifts for children served by North Fulton Community Charities this week and next.
• Sign up for our Holiday Party on December 9th. 
• Warm up the vocal cords for Caroling on Canton Street on December 14th.
• And help lay wreaths at the graves of veterans as part of Wreaths Across America on December 17th.  

You can find information and links below to sign up for these below.

Not only is this the season for giving, merry making, and parties, but it’s also Disease Prevention & Treatment Month for Rotary. This week we hear from a great community partner - Wellstar - about their new Cancer Center.  We welcome Dr. Mark McLaughlin as he speaks to us this Thursday.

New Cancer Center
Dec. 1 Speaker: Dr. Mark McLaughlin Wellstar N. Fulton

Excited to hear from Dr. Mark McLaughlin about the latest news on WellStar North Fulton's Cancer Center. All of us have been touched by cancer in some manner and we are so fortunate to have this center right here in our community. 

Dr. Mark McLaughlin received his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Duke University and his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He completed his surgical internship at Shands Teaching Hospital, College of Medicine at University of Florida, where he also completed his residency in radiation oncology. Dr. McLaughlin also holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Central Michigan University.

McLaughlin is board-certified in radiation oncology. In his spare time, he enjoys sports, travel, gardening, boating, martial arts and reading. [read more]

Past President - Harvey Smith - 2004-05

Rotary started on February 23, 1905 in Chicago, Illinois.  During Harvey Smith’s presidential year we celebrated RI’s 100th anniversary.  Our Leadership 2020 banquet keynote speaker was Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A.  Come find out what else happened in the Rotary year 2004-05 when we hear from Harvey Smith.   And get there early and check out scrapbook photos on the big screen before the meeting.  

RRAH Grocery Bag Drive

Do you have piles of grocery store bags clumped up in your pantry? Do you hate throwing your bags away after a big trip to Publix or Kroger? Good news! Now is the time to do something helpful (and green!) with your used grocery bags! After Hours is hosting a Grocery Bag Drive to benefit the Chattahoochee Nature Center Unity Garden. The Unity Garden is in need of these bags as they play a role in transportation and fostering plant growth.

Please give your bags to any RRAH member. You can also bring them to the next in-person RRAH meeting on Tuesday, December 6.

RRAH Next Meeting: Toy Drive & Gate City Tour

The final After Hours meeting of the year will 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! This meeting is extra special because the club is collecting toys for Toys for Tots. Bring an unwrapped toy suitable for children 12 and under and you will receive a free beer!

Be There! Register Now.
Roswell Rotary Club Holiday Party

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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

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 

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.  

Workshop 3:00pm; Dinner/Speaker 5:30pm
RUMC Job Networking Job Fair

Job Seekers meet in person for help with interviewing skills, resume writing, LinkedIn, troubleshooting your job search, and fantastic networking opportunities. We exist to teach job seekers how to begin and sustain a job search while providing essential emotional support and encouragement!

We are lining up employers for the job fair and will announce once they are confirmed. December 12 also includes an outstanding lineup of workshops starting at 3:00 p.m., dinner with speaker TBD 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. 

Are you interested in bringing your jobs to this job fair or do you know of an employer in need of employees? If so, please contact Karen Griggs Medley, Job Networking Coordinator, at kgriggs@rumc.com or 770-261-1739. More information can be found on our website at www.rumcjobnetworking.com. Please also check the Rotoscope for updates.

For more information, contact Craig Simons <craigsimons7@gmail.com>
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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

Rotary Last Week