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December 3, 2018

Club Calendar

December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month

12/6 Francois Gauthron - WWII Battlefields
12/13 Dale Cardwell - Seven Simple Steps to Secure Superior Service
12/20 Holiday Surprise!

Our Rotary Family

12/9 Jeff Petrea
12/11 Sean Nickerson
12/12 Maurice Hilliard
12/15 Tod Baker
12/15 Jay Small
12/20 Michael Hernandez
12/21 Michael Hebberger
12/22 David White
12/24 Vivian Bankston
12/26 Lou Tabickman
12/31 Lee Hollingsworth
12/31 Becky Nelson
12/31 Kevin Head
12/31 William Noethling
12/31 Melissa Weaver
12/31 Darlene Griffith
12/31 Adam Seever
12/31 Richard Clark
12/31 Steve Forbes
12/31 Timothy Klatt
12/31 Lee Jenkins
12/31 Charles Krieger
12/31 Dazia Fumbah


12/1 Gary Garrett (41)
12/1 Kevin Head (2)
12/7 Craig Simons (18)
12/7 Andrew Dalby (18)
12/8 Danny Broadway (7)
12/8 Matthew Thomas (7)
12/9 Alan Christian (8)
12/9 Tillie O'Neal-Kyles (8)
12/11 Michele Johnson (11)
12/11 Anthony Monico (10)
12/12 SaraBeth Huntley (5)
9 years in Rotary
12/12 Apoorva Patel (5)
12/12 William Swank (5)
12/13 John Greaves (6)
12/13 Jeff Hamling (33)
12/17 Adele Hamilton (9)
12/17 Gregory Pierce (9)
12/19 Dave McCleary (16)
12/21 Dennis Canata (23)
12/21 John Reddick (1)
12/31 Maurice Hilliard (54)
12/31 Frank Brown (44)
12/31 Alicia Hughes (49)

Rotary Online



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

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Atlanta April 18, 1951
Active Membership: 240


P.O. Box 783
Roswell, GA 30077

President Becky Stone
President-Elect Gordon Owens
Immediate Past President Lisa Carlisle
Treasurer Terry Taylor
Secretary Lynne Lindsay
Foundation Chair Danny Tompkins
Membership Chair Karen Pilcher
Public Image Chair Karen Schwank
Service Chair John Carruth


  • 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's Message
A Look Back

I love reading about history, particularly about people and their journeys. This week, Francois Gauthron has travelled all the way from France to share some history about the WWII battlefields with us.

It's important to learn about Roswell Rotary's history, too. So, starting this week, we will be sharing some pictures of our history and the members who have made Roswell Rotary great! I hope you enjoy them!

See you Thursday!

President Becky

Francois Gauthron
This Week's Speaker

Francois Gauthron is the author of the new book,"Colors of War, Not Only Black and White, But Nuances of Gray" and a professional tour guide in Normandy. "My own army experience led me to be under U.S. command. Having many officers who were World War II and Korean Veterans was the essence of my knowledge of World War II. Many of these men were my guides when I had the great honor to drive them around Europe. After that stint in the army when I heard so many stories of the Second World War, I began guiding people on tours of the battlefields and other places of interest concerning that war." Francois is a native of Normandy. His mother was 16 when she was liberated by US forces in 1944.

Francois was licensed in 2000 as an official guide and lecturer and has had the opportunity to meet hundreds of veterans. One TripAdvisor reviewer writes, "Francois Gauthron, an acknowledged World WarII expert, is an exceptional guide! He is the premier native guide for the D Day landing on Normandy's beaches and the ensuing battles across France." The stories he heard from his family and from the army officers he chauffeured are the foundation of his book. The book is a compilation of his thirty-plus year interest in and fascination with military history.

New Member Spotlight
Dr. Richard Kaufman

A native of Boston, Dr. Kaufman is now a practicing podiatric physician and surgeon at Ankle and Foot Centers of Georgia in Roswell. He attended medical school at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he earned his medical degree in 2015. Dr. Kaufman then went on to complete an all-encompassing Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery residency program at Drexel University’s Hahnemann Hospital, a 496-bed level 1 trauma facility in Center City Philadelphia, where he had the privilege of serving as Chief Resident during his final year. His expertise includes all aspects of foot and ankle care including simple and complex management/reconstruction, cosmetic forefoot/bunion surgery, and sports medicine.

Dr. Kaufman’s ties to Roswell go back to 2009, when he began dating his wife Kelly Kaufman, a Roswell native. They married at Roswell’s own Naylor Hall in April of 2013. Following his education and training, they moved to the Roswell area in July 2018 to raise their two-year-old son Ethan. While not practicing podiatry, Dr. Kaufman is an avid distance runner and passionate skier, and enjoys spending time with extended family residing here in the Metro-Atlanta area.

Charity Spotlight

Senior Services North Fulton


To care about older adults’ quality of life and their ability to age in community, to collaborate to build programs and services to meet their needs, and to serve the community by supporting seniors, caregivers and families.

Fast Facts:

  • Founded in 1991
  • Georgia ranks 9th in the top 10 senior hunger states in the United States.
  • SSNF’s range of services include: Meals on Wheels, Transportation, Care Management, Senior Centers, and Meals on Wheels for Pets.
  • SSNF provides over 2,600 meals per month through its Meals on Wheels.
  • Fulton County provides funding for SSNF however, residents are placed on a waiting list because funding does not meet the demand. Grants from Roswell Rotary and others enable SSNF to serve 300 additional seniors.
  • Pantry to You, a new partnership with North Fulton Community Charities’ food pantry, has enabled SSNF to deliver nonperishable groceries to clients twice a month.
  • Transportation Options Program for Seniors (TOPS) provides transportation to medical appointments, and facilitates rides to other locations including senior centers, pharmacies, and grocery stores.
  • Care Managers conduct home visits with seniors to evaluate their needs and offer assistance with one of the following services: Personal Care Assistance, Homemaker Services, or Respite Care.
  • Senior centers in Alpharetta, Milton, Roswell, and Sandy Springs, provide a home away from home for hundreds of citizens each week. Seniors find companionship and an opportunity to take part in activities that range from art and photography to chess and physical exercise classes.
  • SSNF understands the bond and companionship seniors have with their pets. Meals on Wheels for Pets provide support in purchasing all or part of monthly pet food and cat litter needs.

Find out more:


Toy Drive and Hoodie Drive Starts Dec. 6!

Please bring new unwrapped toys to Roswell Rotary on Dec. 6 or Dec. 13 for families served by North Fulton Community Charities. June Brown will manage the collection and will be happy to purchase toys with a monetary donation!

Please bring Large, Extra Large or XXL hoodies to Roswell Rotary on Dec. 6 or Dec. 13 for the veterans being served at Veterans Empowerment Organization. Dave Wash will manage the collection and will be happy to purchase hoodies with a monetary donation.

'Tis the Season for Giving!


The Roswell Rotary Holiday Party will be Friday, December 14th at 6:30pm at the Roswell Country Club. We will once again be dancing to the tunes of the Fly Betty band. It's a great time of fun and fellowship! Tickets are $50.00 per person. Reserve your spot with Alicia Hughes or Click Here to register and pay!

North Fulton Community Charities
Warming Center LEAD Training

This winter, North Fulton Community Charities will provide a warm place for homeless men, women and children in Roswell. Roswell Rotary is supporting NFCC's efforts by providing mats and blankets and volunteers to help with the program during the coldest nights. If you are interested in volunteering at the NFCC warming center as a shift leader, please attend the LEAD training. Here's the information:

The Warming Center LEAD Volunteer Training will be held on Thursday, December 13th from 5-7pm.

We will meet at the new NFCC site at 11275 Elkins Rd, Roswell for the 1st hour, approximately.

We will then travel down to Cross of Life Lutheran Church at 1000 Hembree Rd, Roswell for the 2nd hour.

Please pass this forward and invite anyone who might be interested in being a LEAD Volunteer for the Warming Center. The LEAD Volunteers are responsible for handling the major duties for the shift, training the shift volunteers as they arrive and for reporting/recording all activities at the end of the shift, among other duties.

This training will cover the entire Warming Center Operations Manual. Training will be conducted by Bruce Gunning and Ed Klaas.

To prepare for the use of Sign Up Genius Warming Center Page, Click Here to RSVP for the LEAD training meeting.

Please contact scalloway@nfcchelp.org or 678-387-4471 with any sign up questions.

Please let Mike Nielsen know if you will attend!


How To Start A Business, Make It Grow And Turn It Into A FUN, THRIVING…and PROFITABLE Future!

This 6 week workshop led by Hal Coleman is for those individuals who either already own a small business and want to know how to make it grow faster…or dream of someday owning their own business but don’t know how to get started!

WHEN: February 7, 14, 21, 28 and March 7 and 14 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Century 21 Connect Realty, 880 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite 150, Roswell, GA (Next to Brookwood Grill)


Be The Inspiration
Rotary International President Barry Rassin Visits Roswell Rotary!

Rotary International President Barry Rassin will Visit Roswell Rotary on

February 16, 2019 at Blessed Trinity High School, 11320 Woodstock Road, Roswell, Georgia 30075


9:30 - 11:30 District 6900 Interact Conference

11:30 - 12:30 Registration, Supply Collection* and Lunch ($15 per person-except for Roswell Rotarians, then no charge)

12:30 - 2:00 Roswell Rotary Special Meeting – Featured Speaker Rotary International President Barry Rassin

2:00 - 3:00 Interact members pack items destined for Puerto Rico

Service Project:

In honor of President Barry’s visit to Roswell, please make a donation or bring the following supplies for delivery to Puerto Rico: Adult diapers, body lotion, Wet Ones, Ensure and vitamin drinks.


Please Register Online

For more information, please contact Becky Stone at Rebecca.Stone@StonePC.net or 770-634-2717.


After an inspirational message from District Governor Court, Big Wheels, Margaritas and a visit from our own Roswell Rotary Parrot, We are Ready to Sign-up for District Conference! The Rotary Bandit is racing to SanDestin arriving April 25 - 28, 2019 singing:

We are Sandestin bound and down, loaded up and truckin',

We're gonna do what they say can't be done.

We've got a long way to go and a short time to get there.

We are Sandestin bound, just watch ol' "Rotary Bandit" run.

District Conference registration is now open.

Current prices are good until December 31. They will go up on January 1, so reserve now - and be eligible for Early Bird prize drawings!

Click Here to Register.

See you there for Adult Spring Break!

Some Roswell Rotary History
A Blast from the Past!

This picture was taken during PP Frank Brown's year as Roswell Rotary President 1980-81.

Pictured are Aubrey Greenway, Dick Zorn, Sam Bass and Frank Brown winning the Zell Miller Golf Tournament. Ask Frank about the fun they had with the legendary Zell Miller!

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