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September 17, 2019


September is Basic Education and Literacy Month

9/19 Frantz Fortune - VEO
9/26 Walking Distance v2
10/3 Roswell Inc.
10/10 Eduction Today


9/28 VEO Work Day
9/28 River Clean Up
9/28 Freedom Fighter IPA Launch Party
10/5 Gary Garrett's Farm Day


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
Never Forget 9/11

Colonel Mark D. Gelhardt, Sr. gave a great message on volunteering during our Never Forget 9/11 ceremony. He reminded the audience that our military and first responders are made up of men and women who volunteer to put their life on the line to secure our way of life. While we all can't volunteer in that capacity, he encouraged us to serve our fellow man through civic organizations like Rotary. Thank you to Dwayne Kell and the entire 9/11 committee for helping us Never Forget.

This Week's Speaker
Frantz K. Fortune, VEO

With the help of compassionate family and innovative collaborations of selfless communities and corporate supporters, Frantz Fortune set out to craft a nonprofit organization that has helped thousands of veterans reintegrate back into lives of empowerment.

In July of 2008 the vision and dream to advocate for veterans came to fruition. Since its inception, Veterans Empowerment Organization (VEO) has grown into a safe-haven for veterans as a result of substantial community involvement and unwavering strategic partnerships with organizations who continue to engage and empower our military veterans.

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

Sponsor The Next Patriot Flight
Honoring Our First Responders

Jeff McCoy is organizing another Patriot Flight, a project he did during his year as President of Roswell Rotary. Flight is tentatively scheduled for later this fall and will involve taking 30-40 of Roswell's first responders to New York City for a day meant to honor their service to our community. If you are interested in helping plan or sponsoring the next trip please reach out to Jeff at 678-852-4297.

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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