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May 30, 2023


May is Youth Service Month

6/1 Steve Stroud - Business Climate in Roswell
6/8 Drug Companies and PBMs - Alan Greensmith
6/22 Roswell Rotary Year End Recognitions
6/29 NO MEETING TODAY - Installation Party tonight


6/6 RR After Hours Club
6/10 Homestretch Run the River 5K & 10K Race
6/10 Magnolia Ball
6/15 Alive In Roswell

Our Rotary Family

5/3 Danny Broadway, II
5/4 Frank Brown
5/4 Jerry Orlans
5/7 Tom Rowsey
5/11 Ed Klaas, II
5/12 Lee Dodson
5/14 Don Howard
5/15 Michele Johnson
5/16 Dennis Canata
5/16 Belle Prothero
5/17 Leslie Bassett
5/18 Lindsay Davies
5/21 Pat Rains
5/21 John Rock
5/22 Gabriel Prado
5/24 Elwyn Gaissert, II
5/24 John Carruth
5/31 Peter Calabro


5/3 Rett Gunn (0)
2 years in Rotary
5/3 Alan Greensmith (0)
5/3 John Davies (1)
5/4 George Polatty, Jr. (45)
5/4 Mary Trapp (3)
9 years in Rotary
5/6 Richard Parsons, Jr. (1)
2 years in Rotary
5/8 Michael Schoppenhorst (9)
5/11 Trummie Patrick (45)
5/11 John Rock (1)
5/11 Grace Peoples (1)
5/11 Natalie Cook (1)
5/12 Ralph Rowland, Jr. (12)
5/23 Bruce Smith (27)
5/31 Jimmy Moore (5)
11 years in Rotary
5/31 Michael Curling (5)
5/31 Anita Farley (5)

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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

With Memorial Day yesterday, I am so thankful for the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our country and our freedom.  I applaud and thank our Memorial Day committee for hosting with the City of Roswell another great ceremony remembering those who gave all.  And thanks to all our Rotary volunteers that gave their time to bring this great tribute to our community. 

Roswell Rotary has for years sought to honor our veterans and remember those who died in service to our great nation.  When we started this Rotary year in July, we decided to make a concerted effort to revive the Honor Air Flight tradition and take a group of veterans to Washington, DC to visit the Vietnam, Korea and World War II memorials as we did many times for over 10 years. Unfortunately, we regretfully announce to the club that we will not be making the trip this year.  Here is more information regarding this decision.

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Program This Week
Steve Stroud - The Business Climate in Roswell

Steve Stroud is the Executive Director of Roswell Inc, a 501c6 nonprofit that promotes economic development through a public-private partnership with the City of Roswell. Since the organization’s inception in 2012, Stroud has held this position. Under his leadership, Roswell Inc has developed networking, educational and support programs for small businesses, and worked one-on-one with business owners, entrepreneurs and state project managers to retain, expand and recruit businesses to Roswell. Additionally, in 2021, Roswell Inc became an accredited economic development organization (AEDO) through the International Economic Development Council. 

Over the last 5 years Roswell Inc has worked on more than 550 recruitment, retention and expansion projects, creating or retaining more than 6,200 jobs. Notable projects include GM Innovation Center, Grey Orange, Southern Post mixed-use development, West Alley mixed-use development, Enterprise Super Center, Brixmor Property Group, PGA Superstore, Delta Dental, McKesson, SpringHill Suites and Home2 Suites. Stroud and his team continue to position Roswell as one of the premier cities in the region for innovative, community-minded businesses and entrepreneurs. 

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Past President Lynne Lindsay - 2020 - 2021

Anybody remember what happened in 2020?  Well…Past President Lynne Lindsay certainly does!  It was the year we had to Shift.  Shift where we could meet.  Shift what we could wear.  Shift how we could perform service projects.  Shift happens!  We were Lucky we could gather at all. This week we unmask the Rotary year 2020-2021.  Come hear Lynne tell us about her year as President of Roswell Rotary.

The Lee Hollingsworth Interview with PDG Kirk Driscoll

Past District Governor Kirk Driscoll interviews our own Lee Hollingsworth on his new show.  

Many of us know of PDG Kirk's tireless efforts to help people achieve better lives, particularly those affected by emotional and mental issues. From depression and anxiety to addiction and suicide, these affect us all. Kirk established the men's recovery residence, Vision Warriors, just over the county line in Canton.  

This is a very frank discussion of critical  issues, from actual life experiences, that in some way touch us all.

Click Here to Listen to the Interview

RRAH Meets Next Week to Discuss Core Values

After Hours will welcome Courtney Rodebaugh, Chief Programming Officer for LeadAbroad, to speak on Identifying Your Core Values at the June 6th meeting. Courtney develops and operates all logistics for LeadAbroad programs around the world, with their main focus currently in Europe, Central America and South Africa.  She is also responsible for recruitment, training and management of their international staff, vendor relations, LeadAbroad curriculum, risk management and new program development. 

Courtney is a UGA graduate, mother of three, and sister to RRAH member, Ashley Doran. LeadAbroad is an innovative, purpose-driven organization focused on leading transformative experiences at home and abroad, serving students from 70+ universities. Learn more at www.leadabroad.com

Picture Refresh Opportunity - Thurs. June 8th
Need a new headshot for the directory?

Need a do-over of your headshot for the Roswell Rotary Directory? Or just an upgrade because you are looking better than ever? Or even just want a change?  Well, you are in luck because on Thursday, June 8th you will have an opportunity to get your headshot retaken. Couldn't be easier!  You'll be at Rotary anyway!

2023 Run the River 5K/10K Race


Help HomeStretch Run Homelessness Out of Town!

20th 5K/10KRun, 5K Walk, 1M Fun Run 

When: Saturday, June 10, 2023

Where: St. Andrew Catholic Church 675 Riverside Road, Roswell GA 30075

Rain or shine: We Run!

The Run the River Race benefits HomeStretch, Inc.

Our mission is to guide working, homeless families to permanent housing and lasting stability. We are a non-profit agency in North Fulton County that has been serving working, homeless Atlanta families for more than 30 years, helping them break the cycle of poverty and reach and maintain economic independence. Proceeds from the Run the River Race help us to keep delivering safe, affordable, and quality housing and life-changing services for working, homeless parents and their children. We greatly appreciate your support at any level. 

For more information contact: Lee Hollingsworth lee@leehollingsworth.com 678-576-4838

Friends of Bulloch Hall Event
Magnolia Ball June 10

Click here for information and to buy your tickets! 

Alive in Roswell - June 15th

Food & Beverages will be provided by Roswell Rotary. These events are so much fun and Roswell Rotary's tent is THE PLACE to be. Be there!

Comedy for a Cause, Coming Soon!

Save the date for the biggest event of the summer! Roswell Rotary After Hours' signature event is coming on June 22nd!

Grab your family and friends for burgers, brews and belly laughs at the 1st Annual Comedy For a Cause, presented by Roswell Rotary After Hours. Get ready to chuckle, howl and giggle at this special fundraiser benefiting the Roswell community. The event is $30 and will feature several knee-slapping local comedians. What are you waiting for? Save your spot today and we will see you on June 22 on the lawn of Lucky's Burger & Brew Roswell. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. 

Buy tickets here.

Save the Date for Upcoming Unity Garden Volunteer Opportunities!

After Hours is on deck to volunteer at the Unity Garden at the Chattahoochee Nature Center several more times this year! The next one being June 24. The shift starts at 9 a.m. and go until Noon. The plan is to work around the garden doing anything and everything they need, like picking weeds, organizing plants and potting.

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! Sign up here. 

Coming Up at RRC
Save the Date: Making Roswell Rotary's Magic Happen

This is what earns Rotary such a great reputation...Service Above Self. 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!    

RRAH Meeting 

Add To Calendar Tuesday, June 6 6:30pm Gate City Artillery Room

Homestretch River Run Race

Add To Calendar Saturday, June 10 St Andrews Catholic Church Roswell

Magnolia Ball

Add To Calendar Saturday, June 10 6:00pm Bulloch Hall

Alive in Roswell

Add To Calendar Thursday, June 15 5:00pm Hagen Center

Comedy For A Cause RRAH

Add To Calendar Thursday, June 22 7:00pm Lucky's Burgers & Brew

Alex's Installation Party

Add To Calendar Thursday, June 29 6:30pm Roswell Gardens

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