President John's Message

Welcome Back Roswell Rotary!

 I hope everyone had a great holiday season and is well rested.  As we launch the new year 2023, it’s a great time to reflect on the first six months of our Rotary year of we do best - giving back to our community and having fun while doing it ! 

  • July 4th - nature provided the fireworks (massive thunderstorm) after we enjoyed a great cookout and potluck side
  • Cops ‘N Cars - served burgers to raise money for the Friends of Roswell Police
  • NFCC Back to School Drive - 23 filled backpacks and plus many more items
  • Alive in Roswell - third Thursday fun gatherings on Canton Street
  • 9/11 First Responders Cookout - honored our police and firefighters with help from our Interact clubs
  • Golf & Tennis Tournaments - great day of fun raising money to give back to our community
  • Jackson, Mississippi Water System Crisis - delivered semi-trailer load of bottled water to two local Rotary clubs for distribution in the local schools
  • Interact - sponsoring 10 clubs this year
  • Gary Garrett’s Farm Day - family fun day in the country, 4-wheelers, shotguns, great food
  • RR After Hours Club - twice a month meetings and activities supporting mental health and Suicide Prevention, veterans at the VEO, Unity Garden at CNC, and Toys for Tots
  • Youth Day Parade - prize winning float built by Interactors with leadership from our members
  • World Polio Day - first annual cornhole tournament at Lucky’s raised over $1,100
  • Rotary Foundation - heard from Rotary International Past President John Germ about our efforts to end Polio - raised over $27,000 for the Foundation
  • Career Day at RHS - 16 Rotarians and 8 others shared about their careers
  • Honor Air Basketball Tournament - three days of ticket sales and hospitality to help fund our upcoming spring trip
  • NFCC Christmas Toy Drive-donated over 75 toys and $500 worth of gift cards
  • Holiday Party - festive time, dancing, tunes spun by the Shag Man

And so much more … Roswell Rotary - you truly rock our community!!

Posted by John Carruth
January 3, 2023


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