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December 16, 2018

Club Calendar

December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month

12/20 Holiday Surprise!
1/10 Josh Turknett - Brainjo

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
12/20 Becky Nelson
12/21 Michael Hebberger
12/22 David White
12/24 Vivian Bankston
12/26 Lou Tabickman
12/31 Lee Hollingsworth
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: 239


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

Love is filling the air at Roswell Rotary! Since Thanksgiving, Roswell Rotarians donated over 100 TOYS for needy children, donated over 100 HOODIES for homeless veterans at VEO and loved each other and rocked the house at the Holiday Party on Friday night! Well done, June Brown, Dave Wash, Luba Bilentschuk, Chris and Tracy Archer and Roswell Rotary!

This week, we will continue to celebrate the season with our annual Christmas program. There will be singing (brush up on those 12 days of Christmas!), a visit from Santa and his Elves, an inspiring message from some of our children and Rev. Kevin Head and an UGLY sweater (or in Gordon’s case, Hawaiian shirt) contest! We will also have some extraordinary entertainment to get you in the holiday spirit! You will not want to miss this meeting of fun and fellowship and bad holiday sweaters!

Thursday will be our last meeting of 2018. I want to thank all of you for your support, generosity, kindness and willingness to have fun and do good in Roswell and around the world! I am honored and humbled to lead this amazing group of people who love others and demonstrate that love in so many ways. Here’s to a great 2019!

Our next meeting will be January 10 and the next Rotascope will be in your inboxes that week. Our first Hump Day is Jan. 9 at Lucia’s at 5:30 p.m. Do plan to attend as I’m sure you will be missing your Rotary peeps by then!

May your cup overflow with love and joy. And, don't forget a little chocolate along the way! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

President Becky

North Fulton Community Charities
Warming Center LEAD Training

This winter, North Fulton Community Charities will provide a warm place for homeless men and women 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, January 3 from 4:30 - 6:30 pm.

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!

Charity Spotlight

YMCA of Metro Atlanta


To serve all with programs and services which build spirit, mind, and body.

Fast Facts:

  • In the U.S., the Y is comprised of YMCA of the USA, a national resource office, and more than 2,700 YMCAs with approximately 19,000 full-time staff and 600,000 volunteers in 10,000 communities across the country.
  • The Y engages 9 million youth and 13 million adults each year in the U.S.
  • In North Fulton, the YMCA provides numerous afterschool programs for at-risk children.
  • YMCA afterschool programs are held in 28 North Fulton schools, 10 of which are located in Roswell.
  • With a focus on social growth and academic achievement, Y afterschool programs serve K-5 with a variety of activities to help them become self-reliant, gain autonomy, develop relationships, and enhance and enrich their academic skills in a safe, supervised place.
  • Roswell Rotary funding provides financial support for 15 children from Mimosa, Roswell North, and Vickery Mill whose families cannot afford the afterschool program.
  • Program curriculum includes academic enrichment, homework assistance and tutoring, STEAM activities, a healthy snack, character development lessons, health awareness and physical activity, and nature education.
  • Roswell Rotary has been asisting the Y in serving these families for 15 years.

Find out more:


Roswell Rotary History
A Blast from the Past!

During Jim Coyle's year (2015-2016), Roswell Rotary made the Roswell Dream Field a reality! Jim made the first kick at the opening! Ask him about the Dream Field and what it means to Roswell!

A Note of Thanks!

Last Week's Meeting
Dale Cardwell

Roswell Rotary Rocks
Annual Christmas Party