This past week, Roswell Rotary completed its fourth American Red Cross Blood Drive this Rotary year. We have a dedicated group who have spearheaded this great service project for our club and community for several years. Led by Hal Schlenger and Darrell Bartlett, they have added Jim Savage and Jonathan Crooks this year to the planning team.
We had three blood drives at Gate City Brewing, which continued its “Pint for a Pint” offer again this year. For each pint of donated blood received, Gate City gives a coupon for one free pint of beer. Thank you Pat Rains for your generous support of this program.
One drive was held at the Computer Museum of America and honored Michael Curling for his donation of 100 pints of blood. Variant Brewing brewed a special Blood Orange Cashmere beer for the occasion.
As the guys have told us before, not everyone can give blood. Several new members stepped up this year to give. All total, Rotarians and others from the public donated about 193 pints of blood which helped treat about 290 individuals. Roswell Rotary Rocks!!