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January 17, 2023


January is Vocational Service Month

1/19 Personal Training - SFX Fitness
1/26 Dell Spry - Retired FBI Counter Intelligence Agent
2/2 Lunches for Learning
2/9 Skipper Hoke Leadership Awards - Coleman Rudolph


1/17 Human Trafficking Investigations
1/17 Rotary Means Business (district networking event)
1/17 RR After Hours Club
1/18 Hump Day - Big Oak Tavern


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

Rotary Online




Text: RRC
To: (833) 456-2829

Our Rotary Family

1/1 Ken Briggs
1/1 Andrew Dalby
1/1 Ron Redner
1/2 Mitch Stone
1/4 Jere Wood
1/7 Jeff Hamling
1/7 Trummie Patrick
1/10 Chris Good
1/12 Bruce Peoples
1/13 Michael Nielsen
1/14 Chris Webb
1/17 Alicia Hughes
1/20 Evan Coyle
1/21 Gary Garrett
1/23 Kurt Hilbert
1/24 William Noethling, Jr.
1/24 Kay Howell
1/25 David Bourne
1/26 Courtney Lott
1/27 Joseph Kincaid
1/30 William May
1/31 John Reddick
1/31 Blake Turner


1/2 Raymond Peabody (0)
1/3 Carleton Ohly (3)
1/4 Paul Lang (33)
1/4 Dick Zorn (33)
1/5 William Noethling, Jr. (6)
1/5 Kathryn Igou (6)
1/11 Ken Davis (16)
1/12 Jere Wood (5)
25 years in Rotary
1/16 Michael Nielsen (26)
1/16 Kym Leonard (9)
1/19 Susan Rumble (12)
1/20 Joseph Kincaid (18)
1/23 Jack Stephens (37)
1/24 Andy Williams (4)
11 years in Rotary
1/28 Chris Good (7)
1/30 Mindy Jones (26)
1/31 A.D. Dalton (38)


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

Membership is the lifeblood of a vibrant Rotary Club.  This week we welcome Ray Peabody into our club, a former Rotarian in Virginia Beach many years ago.  

Everyone in Roswell Rotary should be on the lookout for potential new Rotarians.  Just as we say that everyone is part of the Golf and Tennis Tournament Committee, likewise y’all are all part of the Membership Committee.  It is essential to continue to invite friends and colleagues to our meetings and encourage them to consider membership in our great club.

So far this year we have gained a net of 3 members, all in the Roswell Rotary After Hours club.  That group which meets on Tuesday nights twice a month started the year with 18, had one resignation, and have inducted 4 new members to bring their membership to 21.

In the main Roswell Rotary Club group, we have lost 8 members due to relocation, employment changes, family issues, or passing away.  But we have balanced that by adding 8 new members to maintain our number at 220.  We have room to grow!

Know someone who might be a good Rotarian?  Reach out to our Membership Chair, Katie Anderson ktucker@ehla.com, or me and we will provide you with applications and information on joining.

Thursday Speaker: SFX Fitness: Let's get fit!

Physical exercise is truly the fountain of youth! Amd we are so excited to have these amazing experts visit our club this Thursday to share their stories and their wisdom with us. Quality of life is so important to all of us, young or not so young. And being strong and fit can be the difference between a life of vitality and a life of just dragging one foot in front of the other. Please mark your calendar now to join these fitness experts from SFX Fitness and learn more about how to prepare your body to avoid falls, improve balance, increase stamina, give you the strength to handle the kids and the grandkids or even carry in the groceries from the car! Don't Miss!!! 

Sharing the Good We Do!
Calling on our selfie and snapshot experts

We want to share all of the great things our club is doing for our community! And it's hard for Michael Gould to be everywhere all the time. So we need you all to be part of the Roswell Rotary Photography Team!

Anytime you are at an event and you take a few pictures with your phone, please send them via text or email to michael@goulddigitalimaging.com or text 770-617-2958 or kigou@gmail.com or text 404-408-4188 so we can add them to club picture archives for 2023. These can be used in social media, videos, newsletters, and meeting powerpoints! but if we don't have the pictures, we can't communicate the joy and fun and work and engagement of our club projects.

Looking forward to spreading the word about the work this club is doing in 2023! Thanks for your help!

Sandestin FL Apr. 27-30
April at the Beach- District Conference!

Just ask anyone who attended last year, District conference in San Destin is an amazing experience! Hope you can join us april 27-30 for District Conference 2023. Registration and Accommodations Link  Make your reservations today!

Tonight: RRAH Kicks-Off 2023 with Wellness Discussion

After Hours' next meeting is tonight at 6:30 at The Artillery Room @ Gate City. They are thrilled to kick-off the new year with a discussion around wellness led by Nurse Practitioner and Stat Wellness owner Kristin Oja. Kristin will provide tips on how to keep both the body and mind strong as we head into another year. This meeting is sure to leave attendees rejuvenated and ready to tackle 2023!

Wed Jan 18 5:30pm
Hump Day-Big Oak Tavern

This Saturday. Jan. 21
End Human Trafficking Now Event

Our children are in danger! Human traffickers are using personal and online connections to coerce our children. It is happening right here in North Fulton!

The Rotary Club of Alpharetta and End Human Trafficking Now are hosting an event so you can learn more about what is happening right here in our neighborhoods. 

You will learn:

What state and local officials are doing to combat trafficking.

How everyone from corporations to our own children are involved in the fight against HT.

How to identify the characteristics of HT grooming.

How to monitor your child’s online activity.

What to watch for throughout your community.

How to get directly involved. 

When: Saturday, January 21st, 2023. 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (Doors open at 8:00am, coffee and refreshments will be available) 

Where: Innovation Academy, 125 Milton Ave., Alpharetta, GA. 

This is a free event, but there is limited seating so you must register through Eventbrite to attend. Scan this code to register:


Friday, Jan 27 Blood drive
Before it's too late...why Gabriel is donating blood

In the case of donating blood there is not a someone else will donate nor people already donate enough blood. Blood  must be replenished constantly and if not use within a certain period it may become useless. Not to mentioned only 3% ,of the eligible people who can donate, give blood on a regular basis

Thanks to Rotary and it partnership with the Red Cross I will have an opportunity to change my past decision, and be able to serve my community because it is fair and it matters to all concerned.

I will place service above self, and….donate now while I can. Before it's too late. 

ACTION ITEM:  If you are one of the 2 out of 3 people that can NOT give, then please share this story with a friend, coworker or family member who can, and encourage them to donate.  If you can donate, click here to schedule your appointment.  If the good feeling of donating isn’t enough, we’ll give your free snacks afterward plus – and this is a popular one – a coupon for free pint of Gate City’s beer.  Pint for a pint.  Get it?  Now help us get another donor appointment booked.

For more information, contact gabriel prado, jonathancrooks@bellsouth.net, Darrell.Bartlett@allegion.com, or hschlenger@greatsouthbenefits.com [read more]

Event Date Saturday Feb. 11
Hearts for Honduras Tickets on Sale

Information and tickets at h4hroswell.com 

Tue, Jan 17, 6:00p
Business Networking is Better When It's with Fellow Rotarians (12-club event)

For you, or someone on your staff, grow your business by doing business with Rotarians in an environment that supports “Service Above Self”

For you, or someone on your staff, grow your business by doing business with Rotarians in an environment that supports “Service Above Self”

Bonus: This is also an opportunity for someone you are interested in recruiting to Roswell Rotary.

Tue, Jan 17 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

East Cobb Rotary
Raffle for Masters Badges

East Cobb Rotary, is holding a raffle for 2 badges to the Saturday Masters round, April 8th.   How cool would it be to see Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Jon Rahm, or even UGA Dawg’s beloved Bubba Watson make their move for an exciting Sunday finish on an idyllic spring Saturday in Augusta?

Here’s the deal:

Each raffle ticket is $20.00 or you can get (6) for $100.00.  

The drawing will be held on WED 2/15/23 so you need to act fast!

All proceeds benefit Lunches for Learning 

It’s easy to get involved.   Here’s how.  Please send the following to East Cobb Rotarian Andrew Wiseman at andrew@providentialsignworks.com  Click for details
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Save the dates
Save the Date: Be Part of Making Roswell Rotary's Magic.

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!

Rotary Means Business

Add To Calendar Tuesday, Jan 17, 6:00 - 8:00pm

RRAH Next Meeting

Tuesday, Jan 17 6:30pm Artillery Room

Hump Day

Add To Calendar Wednesday, Jan 18 5:30 pm Big oak Tavern 

Next Rotary / Red Cross Blood Drive

Add To Calendar Friday, Jan 27  10:00am - 6:00pm

Shine a Light Human Trafficking Event

Add To Calendar Saturday, Jan. 21 9am - 1pm Innovation Academy

Next Rotary / Red Cross Blood Drive

Add To Calendar Friday, Jan 27  10:00am - 6:00pm

Hearts for Honduras

Add To Calendar Saturday, Feb. 11 7pm - 10:30pm

District Conference

Add To Calendar April 27-30 San Destin FL

Rotary Last Week