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February 28, 2023


February is Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month

3/2 Steve Holman - Voice of the Atlanta Hawks
3/9 Georgia Public Policy Foundation - Kyle Wingfield
3/16 Interfaith Panel Discussion
3/23 Charities We Support


3/2 Read Across Roswell
3/4 Roswell Beer Festival supporting STAR House
3/7 RR After Hours Club
3/11 RR After Hours - Unity Garden Service Project

Our Rotary Family

2/1 David Reddick
2/2 Joe Piontek, Sr.
2/5 Mike Oetinger
2/10 Richard Meer
2/14 Gabriel Kelly
2/15 George Rhodes, III
2/15 Grace Peoples
2/16 Fate McKinney, III
2/18 Gordon Owens
2/19 Danny Tompkins
2/21 Michael Gould
2/22 Becky Stone
2/22 Bill Wolff
2/24 Holland Earle
2/25 Carly Kozar
2/27 Bruce Smith
2/27 Leonard Greski
2/27 Justice Brakache


2/1 David Bourne (50)
2/2 Lee Dodson (9)
45 years in Rotary
2/8 Holland Earle (16)
25 years in Rotary
2/11 Alex Kaufman (13)
2/11 Langdon Hollingsworth (2)
2/13 Kevin Benscoter (3)
2/14 Peter Calabro (15)
2/15 James Lambert (0)
2/17 Roger Wise, Jr. (12)
2/18 Talaya Parker, Ms (4)
2/18 Mary Robichaux (4)
2/22 Lee Jenkins, Jr. (5)
2/22 Robert Shaw (5)
2/22 Nancy Tolbert-Yilmaz (22)
2/23 Richard Stilley (6)
8 years in Rotary
2/23 George Rhodes, III (6)
16 years in Rotary

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

Steve Holman has been broadcasting the Atlanta Hawks since the mid-1980’s.  When he started Dominique Wilkins was the team star and Mike Fratello was the coach.  It was the days of Spud Webb winning slam dunk contests and facing tough teams in Boston, Detroit and Chicago.   

Steve has called games as the main play-by-play man for 34 years without missing a game. He’s seen good basketball…bad basketball…all the stars from Dominique to Michael Jordan to LeBron James.  He’s watched 10 head coaches pace the sidelines…wait make that 11…as the Hawks changed coaches again last week.  

How will this season play out?  Will Atlanta make another run with an interim coach as they did two years ago?  Come with your questions and let’s hear what someone who has seen the high and lows of Atlanta Hawks basketball thinks.

Steve Holman - Voice of the Atlanta Hawks

The "Voice of the Hawks," Georgia Sports Hall of Famer, Atlanta Sports Hall of Famer and Georgia Radio Hall of Famer Steve Holman is in his 38th season, and has never missed a Hawks' regular season or playoff radio broadcast, a span of 2,827 games. His play-by-play streak, which began in March of 1989, hit game number 2,500 in the Hawks’ 2018-19 opener at New York on October 17, 2018. He has broadcast Hawks games in five different decades.

The five-time Georgia Sportscaster of the Year (2014, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2021) by the National Sports Media Association, Holman also took home three consecutive Gabby Awards from the Georgia Association of Broadcasters (2015-17) and was inducted into the organization's Hall of Fame in 2017.Holman has announced Hawks games around the globe, including contests from Russia, England, Puerto Rico and Canada, and has been a part of several notable historical calls, including the night Dominique Wilkins became the team’s all-time scoring leader, Lenny Wilkens’ record-breaking 939th career win and the Hawks' Eastern Conference Finals trips in 2015 and 2021.

He has been a fixture on Atlanta radio since 1980 when he arrived to work on Falcons football and Atlanta Chiefs soccer. Along with his numerous awards for sports reporting, Holman has also won the Georgia Associated Press Award. Holman's son, Scott, and wife Amy, are the parents of Holman's grandchildren, Connor, Caitlyn and Collier Steven. His son, Steve Jr., passed away after a short illness on January 19, 2018. The Steve Holman Jr. Media Award endowment was established at Woodward Academy in Atlanta in his memory (Woodward.edu/Holman).

Join us on Thursday and we guarantee some amazing stories! [read more]

Read Across Roswell on March 2!

In celebration of Read Across America (Dr. Seuss’s Birthday) and to promote literacy, Roswell Rotary is again participating in Read Across Roswell Day on Thursday, March 2nd! We need readers for kindergarten classes at 8:00 a.m. on March 2. We will be reading a book about friendship called Evelyn Rey is Moving Away. Please use the Sign-Up Genius to volunteer! Books will be provided at the front desk of the school on March 2nd. The books are a donation from the club and have a donation sticker inside. After reading, please leave the book with the class for their classroom library. Addresses for the schools are included on the sign-up. Thank you for supporting our schools and students!

For additional information please reach out to the following: Stacy Perlman 404-617-6639 stacymp1@gmail.com or Kadijah Vickers 813-389-5872 thevickoncanton@gmail.com 

Sign Up Genius for Read Across Roswell on March 2: ReadAcross Roswell 3.2.23

After Hours Supports STAR House at Mardi Gras Social

In honor of Fat Tuesday, last week the After Hours club had a Mardi Gras party at HOLA! Taqueria & Bar. Laughs were had and King Cake was enjoyed. The best part of the evening was collecting treats to donate to STAR House's Snack Drive. It was a perfect night of service and fun!

Volunteer at the Unity Garden with After Hours

Service opportunities are in full bloom for After Hours!

After Hours is set to volunteer at the Unity Garden at the Chattahoochee Nature Center on two upcoming Saturday's: March 11 and April 29The shifts start at 9 a.m. and go until Noon. The plan is to work around the garden doing anything and everything they need, like collecting plants, organizing and planting.

Did you know? The Unity Garden grows fresh produce to be donated to the food pantry at North Fulton Community Charities. Fresh vegetables and greens are delivered once or twice a week.

All Rotarians are invited! The first volunteer opportunity is Saturday, March 11--sign up here.

Volunteer Opportunity
Roswell Rotary Relays March 18th

Roswell Relays is on the horizon and we need your volunteer commitment.  The oldest and biggest Track & Field Meet in Georgia, we therefore need dozens of volunteers through the day.  The SignUp Genius has specific slots and times but if you just want to tell one of us, we can make that work too!  Please let me know if you have any questions contact: Becky Nelson susbeck6061@gmail.com  plus Mindy Jones goldyall@aol.com is coordinating the Coaches Hospitality Suite while Michael Curling michael.curling@gmail.com is coordinating the volunteer positions on the track/field.  

When:  Saturday, March 18th … all day

Where:  Roswell HS Football Field

It's a wonderful chance to volunteer and work with all of these talented high school athletes. The energy is contagious! Hope you will be part of it!

Click here to Sign up: Roswell Relays Hotlink: 

Review RRC Scholarship essays
Looking for a few great people to help!

RRC Scholarship team is looking for a few people to come to Pop’s Coffee (11444 Alpharetta Hwy)  at 9:30am on Saturday, 3/25 to review scholarship essays. Please text Angela Medley at 404-886-5764 if you are interested in getting to better know the next generation of youth via their essays!

Saturday March 25
13th Annual “Sweep the Hooch” River Cleanup


This is a joint event sponsored by the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and supported through Roswell Rotary, Trout Unlimited, Keep North Fulton Beautiful and several other organizations. In 2022, more than 2,300 volunteers collected almost 60 tons of trash across the Chattahoochee.

We need walkers, waders and floaters to clean up the “Hooch” along Riverside Road, including the trails, the riverbank and possibly the islands.  

To volunteer you must:

  • Advise Dutch Earle, including number in you group/family participating.
  • Sign Up at: https://chattahoochee.org/sweep-the-hooch/ check the Roswell Rotary group and walker or wader. If you can float, check wader and let me know that you will be floating. If the signup is full, let me now and we will open more slots.
  • Participants can park at my house, 9030 Bluffview Trace, Roswell 30076; in the Northcliff subdivision. We will then meet at the guard house, 9 AM and begin our adventure. Please wear old clothes.     We will supply gloves and bags. Also, bring a “grabber” if you have or can buy one, makes picking up the trash easier!

Call me or email me if you can participate and/or have any questions!

Dutch Earle, dutchearle@gmail.com, 770.403.0755

Roswell Rotary Blood Drive at Gate City

It's that time again when we're asking for a Pint of Blood for a Pint of Beer!  That's right please get in touch with your friends, family members and work associates and have them sign up for our upcoming Rotary Blood Drive at Gate City Brewery on March 27th. 

We're also letting you know that you can put the power to save lives in the palm of your hand by downloading the QR Code above and having the app on your mobile.  Whether you sign up or your friends and family members sign up, this mobile app will allow you to schedule appointments easier.  The more intriguing element of the app is its ability to track your blood and the Roswell Rotary Team's blood each time you give.  The impact shows how many lives are saved every time a Roswell Rotary Team member gives and the cool thing is you don't have to be a member of Rotary to be on the TEAM!! 

Please consider participating in this endeavor so we can continue to impact lives here and throughout the state with the gift of Roswell Rotary Blood.  You are going to feel great about it...we guarantee it!

Click here to reserve a space March 27th to donate. For more information, contact Darrell Bartlett 770-883-7757 or Hal Schlenger 770-335-0077

As always, we want to thank Pat Rains and Michael Curling for the current and past help saving lives in our community.

District Conference April 27 - April 30 Sandestin, Florida

It’s Saturday afternoon at District Conference.  We’ve had more time at the beach, walking the trails, playing golf, or just relaxing.  We’ve made sure the Hospitality Suite is well stocked for the last night of the Conference.  We’ve donned our red parrot shirts to prepare to greet the incoming District Governor Andre' Marria at an outdoor reception.

But wait…there is a Roswell Rotary tradition that must be done before anything else can happen.  It’s time for the ritual tossing in the pool of our President-Elect.  What great fun it will be to see Alex take the plunge! 


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!

Read Across Roswell

Add To Calendar  March 2

Roswell Rotary Relays 

Add To Calendar  March 18, 2023 7:30 am— 6:00 pm           

Roswell District Training Assembly 

Add To Calendar   March 25, 2023

Roswell Sweep the Hooch   

Add To Calendar  March 25, 2023 8:00 am— 12:00 pm

Roswell Blood Drive at Gate City Brewery

Add To Calendar  March 27, 2023 10:00am - 6:00pm

After Hours April Fools Comedy Fest 

 Add To Calendar  April 1, 2023       

District Conference

Add To Calendar April 27-30 San Destin FL

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