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ROTARY CLUB OF
|Immediate Past President||Lisa Carlisle|
|Foundation Chair||Danny Tompkins|
|Membership Chair||Karen Pilcher|
|Public Image Chair||Karen Schwank|
|Service Chair||John Carruth|
PAST DISTRICT GOVERNORS
FAMILY OF ROTARY
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Few topics have been as studied, discussed and written about as leadership. Leaders comes in all shapes and sizes and I am fascinated by the lives and choices of great leaders, Lincoln, Washington, Churchill, Jesus, Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Truman, John Wooden, Tony Dungy and Charlie Brown to name a few. Yes, Charlie Brown! His perseverance through adversity and his ability to hope when all seems lost is inspiring. Great leaders communicate vision, provide the tools to execute on the vision, lead by example and inspire others to accomplish the goal. Simon Sinek posits in his Ted Talk that the way to inspire others is to share “why” you do what you do or believe what you believe. Click here to learn more.
Leaders matter now more than ever. This week we have the opportunity to meet 100 leaders from Roswell High School and hear from Col. Dwight Schmidt, a fighter pilot, coach, husband, father and leader. Come be inspired!
P.S. Loved the Super Bowl! Met lots of great football fans and cheered on the G.O.A.T. Atlanta did a great job!
P.S.S. If you have gently used durable medical equipment (walkers, etc.) taking up space, please bring to the RIP Barry Rassin meeting and we will ship it to Puerto Rico seniors in need!
Colonel Dwight Schmidt, originally from Telluride, Colorado, has a BS in Construction Engineering from The University of Nebraska. After college, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. In 1991, he was designated a Naval Aviator.
After completing multiple deployments, Captain Schmidt was selected to help stand up a new F/A-18 Squadron and deploy to combat with them to Aviano, Italy in September 1994 in support of Operation Deny Flight Provide Promise in Bosnia Herzogovenia.
In 1995, Captain Schmidt became an Instructor Pilot and in 1998, transferred to the Marine Corps Reserve in Atlanta as the Pilot Training Officer. Promoted to Major in June of 1998 while on deployment to the Pacific Missile Test Range, Major Schmidt flew 2,000 hours in the F/A-18 while deploying a Walleye II and sinking a Naval Destroyer.
Promoted during this tenure to the rank of Lt Col, Lt Col Schmidt participated in many deployments from the Pacific Rim to Europe. He deployed to Norway, Germany, Sweden, and Denmark. Lt Col Schmidt became part of the first Marine Reserve Fighter Squadron to activate and deploy to war since the Korean War, taking part in the Global War on Terrorism. He was promoted to Colonel and deployed numerous times to Osan, Korea and Al Udied, Qatar.
Col Schmidt’s personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Nine Strike/Flight Awards, Two Navy Commendation Medals, Two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M”, Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal (6th award),and the Humanitarian Service Medal.
Col Schmidt is married to Renee and has two sons currently playing professional baseball.He is a Captain for Delta Airlines and serves as a military and aviation consultant to the film and television industry.
AndyWilliams, CMP, TMP, serves as Executive Director of Visit Roswell, the Convention & Visitors Bureau of Roswell, Georgia. At the CVB, he and his team are charged with leading the efforts of tourism promotion through marketing and sales activities relevant to the destination’s hotels, restaurants, venues, special events and attractions. A through-and-through Georgia-born peach, Andy has 12 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining the team at Visit Roswell, Andy served as Director of Sales at Destination South Meetings & Events, a leading company in destination management, event production and meeting management. Previous to his time at Destination South, Andy was Director of Sales at the Dunwoody Convention & Visitors Bureau, where he established the organization’s sales plan and worked daily to build business through group sales. His efforts resulted in $12.7 million in estimated economic impact within the city during his tenure. Andy also worked at the CVB in Madison, Georgia – promoting the town as a tourist destination and partnering with location scouts on film productions being produced in the area. In Madison, he also served terms as President and Public Relations Chair of the Rotary Club of Morgan County.
Friends of the Roswell Library
To provide financial assistance to the library, to promote the library as a learning center for all citizens in the community, and to act as an advocate for improved library services.
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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)
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click Here
Rotary International President Barry Rassin will Visit Roswell Rotary on February 16, 2019 at Blessed Trinity High School, 11320 Woodstock Road, Roswell, Georgia 30075
District Interact Conference and Lunch Meeting Agenda:
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
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 in powdered form. You may also bring gently used durable medical equipment (walkers, etc.) for the seniors.
There is also another great chance to meet and interact with Barry and Esther Rassin that evening at the home of Bob Hagan. Tickets can be purchased for the champagne reception at 5pm and/or the cocktail reception at 6pm. Proceeds will go to the Polio Plus Program. So get your tickets to the reception by CLICKING HERE. For more information about the reception, please contact PDG Bob Hagan at email@example.com
The Rotary Bandit is racing to SanDestin arriving April 25 - 28, 2019 singing:
District Conference registration is now open.
Be sure to get your Adult Big Wheel Team together for Thursday night! The First 5 Teams from Roswell Rotary will be FREE! See Michael Gould to sign-up your team!
Click Here to Register.
See you there for Adult Spring Break!
The NFCC Warming Center needs volunteers to sign-up to help staff the center. You can sign up for
*food (30 people)
*one of the 2 shifts: 5:30-9:30pm at NFCC Annex or 8:45pm to 7:00am at Cross of Life Lutheran Church.
Email Darlene Turk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-387-4471 and copy Mike Nielsen.
The Warming Center will be activated when the overnight temperatures dip into the 20's. Emails and text messages will be sent to the volunteers about noon when the center is activated and you can then sign-up for a spot. Be part of keeping Roswell's most vulnerable population warm this winter!
Roswell United Methodist Church Job Networking and Roswell Rotary will hold a ‘mini’ job fair on Monday, Feb 11 at 6:45 p.m. at RUMC. Employers from all corners of Greater Atlanta will be joining together to meet in person with potential candidates to fill their job vacancies.
Job Networking starts at 12:30 pm with 13 afternoon workshops, and dinner, sponsored by Roswell Rotary, at 5:30 p.m. with dinner speaker Rusty Gordon. Workshops/activities include free headshot photos for LinkedIn, Resume Review, Crossroads Career, (a 7-step process for seeking and finding a job), how to write the best resume, how to capture the hiring manager’s eye with appropriate messaging on LinkedIn, resume review, boomer & gen X job search strategies, and much more.
If you have job openings, please consider bringing them to our ‘mini’ job fair. Contact Karen Griggs Medley, 770-2611739, or CLICK HERE for further information.
There was lots of clowning around at District Conference during Dave Young's year as President of Roswell Rotary (2003-2004). Ask him about his big project that year!