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December 8, 2022


December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month

12/15 Holiday Program
12/22 No Meeting - Merry Christmas
12/29 No Meeting - Happy New Year


12/9 Holiday Party - Roswell Historic Cottage
12/14 Hump Day - Caroling on Canton Street
1/17 Human Trafficking Investigations


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


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

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Our Rotary Family

12/3 Bill Hoban
12/4 Michael Hernandez
12/4 Ashley Doran
12/8 Nathan Porter
12/11 Richard Parsons, Jr.
12/12 Maurice Hilliard, Jr.
12/15 Tod Baker
12/18 Angela Medley
12/20 Becky Nelson
12/22 David White
12/23 Ryan Sprinkle
12/24 Vivian Bankston
12/26 Lou Tabickman
12/26 Joseph Gillespie
12/31 Trummie Patrick, III


12/1 Kevin Head (6)
12/1 Gary Garrett (45)
12/3 Jim Byrd (3)
12/6 Nathan Porter (1)
12/6 Courtney Lott (1)
12/7 Craig Simons (22)
12/7 Andrew Dalby (22)
12/8 Danny Broadway, II (11)
12/8 Matt Thomas (11)
12/9 Alan Christian (12)
12/10 Lester Neely (2)
12/11 Michele Johnson (15)
12/12 SaraBeth Huntley (9)
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12/12 Bill Swank (9)
12/13 Jeff Hamling (37)
12/13 John Greaves (10)
12/17 Adele Hamilton (13)
12/19 Dave McCleary (20)
12/20 Ed Klaas, II (4)
12/20 Marcus Smith (4)
12/20 Blake Turner (4)
12/21 John Reddick (5)
12/21 Dennis Canata (27)
12/31 Frank Brown (48)
12/31 Maurice Hilliard, Jr. (58)


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

My Bulldog friends are celebrating an SEC Championship win at the fabulous Mercedes Benz stadium.  They have visions of championship trophies dancing in their heads in anticipation of the College Football Playoff semi-final in the Peach Bowl later this month. 

What a great time to have the football world focused on our city and our magnificent stadium.  This week we will hear from one of the men who built Mercedes Benz Stadium, Pete Pemantell with Holder Construction.

And remember to -
•     Bring gifts for children served by North Fulton Community Charities this week.
•     Sign up for our Holiday Party on December 9th.  Just a few spots remain.
•     Warm up the vocal cords for Caroling on Canton Street on December 14th.

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

Builders of the Benz
Speaker for Thursday Dec. 8: Pete Pemantell with Holder Construction

So excited to hear from Pete Pemantell on Thursday about one of Atlanta's most prized venues...Mercedes Benz Stadium. His talk will center around the topic Building the World’s Most Advanced Stadium. In his discussion he will talk about:

  • Monumental Challenges
  • The Power of Teamwork
  • Solutions & Successes

Let's give Pete a great welcome. We are all very proud of the Benz!

To Read more About Pete...
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Gems form Greenway
Past President - Cheryl Greenway - 2005-06

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina slammed New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  Rotary responded with monetary and volunteer aid.  Roswell Rotary received a Global Grant for the first water project our club undertook in Central America.  Leading our club that year was Cheryl Greenway.  This week Cheryl shares with us about the Rotary year 2005-06.  Get there early and check out Cheryl’s scrapbook and the photos on the big screen before the meeting. 

Be There! Register Now.
Roswell Rotary Club Holiday Party

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The stockings are hung in anticipation of the arrival of the Roswell Rotary Holiday Party this Friday, December 9th at the Roswell Historic Cottage.

Only a few tickets remain.  Sign up now at  https://roswellrotary.club/event/6495 Tickets are $50/person. Music: Some of your holiday favorites spun by “Shag Man” Don Rolader

Roswell Historic Cottage: 972 Alpharetta St, Roswell, GA 30075

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

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

Bring your toys this Thursday to support the NFCC Christmas Toy Drive.  This is our last day to donate the toys at our club meetings.  NFCC has made it easy to find the perfect gift for the children and families they serve at this link: NFCC Amazon Wishlist.  

Toys can also be dropped off on December 12 -14 at Toyland Shop at the old CompUSA space at 1425 Market Blvd., Building 200, Roswell, GA 30076 from 10 AM - 1 PM and 2 PM - 5 PM.You can also make a donation to the Toyland Shop at https://nfcchelp.org/toyland-shop-donations-form/ 

Please take a moment now and help bring Joy this Holiday Season to a child in our community.

Wed Dec 14 Hump Day event
Caroling on Canton St

Join us for Caroling on Canton Street

  • Wednesday, December 14
  • 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!!!

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

Roswell Rotary recently launched 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/ 


RRAH's Next Meeting is Tonight: Toy Drive & Gate City Tour

The final After Hours meeting of the year will held tonight, Tuesday, December 6th 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!

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, January 17th.

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 TONIGHT! 

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. 14     6:00 pm

Wreaths Across America

Saturday, Dec 17, 11:00am  - 12noon

Human Trafficking Investigations

Add To CalendarTuesday, January 17, 9:00am  - 12pm

Next Rotary / Red Cross Blood Drive

Friday, Jan 27  10:00am - 6:00pm

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