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September 10, 2019


September is Basic Education and Literacy Month

9/19 Tyler Bowser - VEO
9/26 Walking Distance v2
10/3 Roswell Inc.


9/11 9/11 Tribute Ceremony
9/28 VEO Work Day
9/28 Freedom Fighter IPA Launch Party
10/12 Youth Day Parade


President Gordon Owens
President-Elect Lynne Lindsay
Immediate PP Becky Stone
Treasurer John Carruth
Secretary Terry Taylor
Membership Nancy Alterman
Foundation Mike Agurkis
Public Image Karen Schwank
Service Don Horton


Cheryl Greenway 2012-13
Bob Hagan 2015-16


Thursdays, 12:15 pm
Community Activities Bldg
10495 Woodstock Road
Roswell, GA 30075

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Our Rotary Family

9/2 Dennis Eidson
9/4 Terry Taylor
9/4 Roger Wise, Jr.
9/6 Theo Keyserling
9/6 Rudy Lind
9/7 Carl Owens, Jr.
9/13 Bill Swank
9/13 Talaya Parker, Ms
9/14 Lynn Dunn
9/14 Chuck Savage
9/16 Scott Morchower
9/17 John Webster
9/17 Mike Agurkis
9/18 Dwayne Kell
9/20 Jeff Bridges
9/22 Lorraine Head
9/23 Joanna Spencer
9/24 Chris Archer
9/25 Michael Sutton
9/27 Dave McCleary
9/27 Tracie Lawrence
9/30 Lee Patrick, III
9/30 Anita Farley


9/6 Stacy Perlman (12)
9/7 Sid Disher (10)
9/8 Jeff Bridges (14)
9/8 Karen Schwank (8)
9/9 Sue Sharp (15)
9/9 Lisa Smith (15)
9/9 Herb West (43)
9/18 Debbie Cwalina (5)
9/18 Brian Hansford (5)
7 years in Rotary
9/20 Stacy Sims (7)
9/22 Henry Hicks (27)
9/24 Tod Baker (4)
9/26 Patsy Wolff (28)


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's Message
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

To Adele and the tournament machine for organizing our fundraiser, thank you! To the volunteers who make the event go off without a hitch, thank you! And to the sponsors who trust us to take your contributions and go do good in our community, THANK YOU! I hope you all enjoyed the day of fun, fellowship and fundraising.

No Campaigning At Our Meetings
Election Season Reminder

This time of year we get a flurry of visitors who are running for office and we want to remind you of some protocol for having candidates as your guests.

  • Campaign signage, flyers or name badges need to stay in the parking lot
  • Introductions are for the person and not the office they are running for
  • Our club directory/database is not a tool for campaigns to solicit support
  • Invitations to campaign events should not be distributed at our meeting

September 11, 2019 | 8:30AM - 9:30AM
9/11 Tribute

The Roswell Rotary Club and the city of Roswell have partnered to pay tribute to the victims of 9-11 with a ceremony on September 11 at Roswell Area Park. The public is encouraged to join local personalities, politicians and first responders near the lake at Roswell Area Park to honor those that lost their lives. Ceremonies will be from 8:30 AM to approximately 9:30 AM. Our speaker this year is Colonel Mark D. Gelhardt, Sr. a decorated combat veteran and a Volunteer Soldier, that served our country by going into harm's way when called.

New Member Spotlight
Tracie Lawrence

Cruise Planners/Michael Consoli and Associates of Roswell, GA are thrilled to welcome Tracie Lawrence as the newest member of its team of travel professionals. Tracie brings a wealth of travel knowledge, with a specialization in group travel, having been the Branch Manager at AAA, Myrtle Beach for nine years. As part of her responsibilities, at AAA she organized and hosted trips. After leaving AAA, she worked for Cruise Planners in Myrtle Beach, SC. In April of this year Tracie and her fiancée moved to Atlanta. She now resides in Buckhead with her fiancée Mike and their cat Layla. Shortly after moving, she joined Cruise Planners/Michael Consoli and Associates; her experience will be invaluable in the fast-growing area of group travel.

In addition to working in travel, Tracie has been a SC notary, served on the board of Caring in our Lifetime, raising money for breast cancer survivors, was an active Chicora Rotary member and served on Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce Small Business Committee as well as the Business Women’s Networking Group.

Thursday, September 19 | 5PM - 9PM
Alive In Roswell

Sunday, September 22 | 1:20pm
End Polio Braves Game

GET YOUR TICKETS for the game and join members of the district at SunTrust Park for a fun day raising money for polio eradication.

Saturday, September 28 | 8:30AM - 4PM
VEO Workday

Want to help veterans get back on their feet? Volunteer to help us at a workday at the Veterans Empowerment Organization in Atlanta. We will paint, power-wash, make minor repairs and help clean up their facility. Meet us at Roswell Area Park to carpool down to VEO. Bring some basic hand tools and family members who are teens or older that want to help out. For more info contact David Wash at 404-931-7133 or dmwash001@gmail.com.

Saturday, September 28 | 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Chattahoochee River Clean Up

Break out your waders and come help us clean up the Hooch. This is a family friendly service project. If you can pick up trash you can help out. Reach out to Dutch Earle if you are interested in helping out: hearle@esitalent.com

Saturday, September 28 | 6PM
Freedom Fighter IPA Launch Party

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