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January 24, 2023


January is Vocational Service Month

1/26 Dell Spry - Retired FBI Counter Intelligence Agent
2/2 Lunches for Learning
2/9 Skipper Hoke Leadership Awards - Coleman Rudolph
2/23 Leadership 2020


1/27 Red Cross Blood Drive: A Pint for a Pint
2/7 RR After Hours Club
2/11 Hearts for Honduras
2/18 RR After Hours - Unity Garden Service Project


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

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

Russia’s unprovoked war on Ukraine brings up memories of the Cold War when the former Soviet Union tried to dominate the world.  Movies and TV brought us a long list of spy stories from James Bond and Man from U.N.C.L.E. to Americans and Jack Ryan.  Tales of moles embedded in American society and intelligence agencies.  

Well this week we will relive some of the true stories when retired FBI Counterintelligence agent Dell Spry speaks to our Rotary club.  As you will see below and hear, Dell was the lead investigator undercovering Aldrich Ames, former Central Intelligence Agency officer turned KGB double agent, who was convicted of espionage in 1994.

Spies and moles and double agents
Speaker Thursday Jan. 26: Dell Spry, Retired FBI Counterintelligence

For all of us out there who love a good spy novel or film, this week's speaker will be fascinating. Dell Spry has been a part of the real life of counterintelligence and a good reminder that the threats are not the stuff of fantasy...they do exist. 

Marvin O. (Dell) Spry currently works for Chesley Brown International Investigations as the Senior Managing Director for Corporate Investigations.  He also consults with several companies on matters of business security. He formerly served as a senior management consultant with Dorrean, where he taught an advanced course of instruction to FBI personnel concerning human intelligence (HUMINT) collection, intelligence tradecraft, counterterrorism, and counterintelligence matters.  
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Roswell Rotary Rocks
Past President Moment: Elwyn Gaissert 2009-2010

They say “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”.  In the Rotary year 2009-10 DG Roy Strickland embraced the slogan “Rotary Rocks”.  For years District 6900 knew “Roswell Rotary Rocks”.  I guess if you can’t beat them, join them.  Our President Elwyn Gaissert continued our rocking in deeds and song that year.  Come hear what Roswell Rotary accomplished in 2009-10.  Get there early and check out Elwyn’s scrapbook on display and on the big screen.

Pint 4 a Pint is this Fri, Jan 27
You're doing the right thing in helping others

"I have always believed that taking the time to give blood was donating the gift of life.  Knowing that I can help save lives has always been very meaningful to me, and it makes me feel good.  It's that simple," shared fellow Rotarian Jim Savage.

As the demand for blood continues to be at high levels, I highly recommend taking a few minutes of your time to consider this great cause. Whether you donate your blood or you get a friend, employee or family member to donate in your stead, you will know you have done the right thing in helping others " 

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

Information and tickets at h4hroswell.com 

After Hours Dives Into Wellness

Roswell Rotary After Hours started off 2023 with a bang at their first meeting of the year last week. Nurse Practitioner and Stat Wellness owner Kristin Oja was the featured speaker. One of her mantras is "little by little, a little becomes a lot." With this in mind, Kristin provided tips on how to become stronger mentally, physically and emotionally by making small changes in your daily activities. Her insightful, inspiring and motivating tips paved a perfect path for success in 2023!

The next After Hours meeting will be Tuesday Feb. 7th--same time, same place. Stephanie Christiansen is set to speak about STAR House and the Roswell Beer Festival! 

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.

The registration fee increases in mid-February.  Additional rooms at Hotel Effie have been made available at conference rates.  The selection of the hospitality suite is based on the club with the most reservations.  And you KNOW Roswell Rotary needs the best suite! Make your reservations today!  Registration and Accommodations Link  

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!

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

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