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March 5, 2019

Club Calendar

March is Water and Sanitation Month

3/7 Dave McCleary - End Human Trafficking
3/14 Rodney Cook - Peace Park
3/21 Charity Awards
3/28 Interact

Our Rotary Family

3/2 Robert Fezza
3/4 Tillie O'Neal-Kyles
3/8 Nancy Tolbert-Yilmaz
3/12 Zach Hunt
3/15 Rich Austin
3/20 Charles Pettett
3/21 Amy Brannen
3/24 Steven Hyde
3/25 Matthew Millard
3/27 Hal Schlenger
3/28 Anthony Monico
3/30 Don Horton
3/31 Roderick Malone


3/1 Tom Wright, Jr. (6)
37 years in Rotary
3/1 Robert McGowan (43)
3/2 Gene Beckham, III (19)
3/4 Ken Briggs (37)
3/5 Mike Prewett (4)
3/5 Thomas Mote (32)
3/7 Bruce Peoples (6)
3/7 Michael Sutton (12)
3/7 Terry Taylor (6)
3/7 Amy Brannen (6)
3/7 Jeff Petrea (6)
3/9 Syd Mostajabi (10)
3/9 Jacque Digieso (13)
3/9 Todd Byars (13)
3/10 Jeff McCoy (14)
3/10 Keller Torrey (14)
3/10 Vivian Bankston (14)
3/10 Mickey Deaton (14)
3/11 Rich Dippolito (9)
3/11 Michael Gould (9)
3/11 Lynne Lindsay (9)
3/11 Lisa Carlisle (9)
3/12 Gordon Owens (8)
3/13 Stanley Moses (39)
3/14 Jerry Orlans (17)
3/14 William May (6)
3/16 Scott Morchower (3)
3/16 Katha Stuart (3)
3/17 Lee Hollingsworth (10)
3/17 John Albers (8)
3/17 Danny Tompkins (10)
3/17 Jim Swain (10)
3/17 Tim McFarlin (8)
3/17 Walt Woliver (10)
3/18 Becky Nelson (5)
3/21 Jim Broadway (34)
3/22 Ron Redner (35)
3/24 Dennis Eidson (8)
3/24 Bill Houck (3)
3/25 David Wash (10)
3/28 Sally White (23)
3/30 Rudiger Lind (19)
3/30 Darlene Griffith (2)

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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: 245


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

Can ONE person change the world? The answer to this question is YES and his name is Dave McCleary. A seed planted in his heart to end human trafficking has grown into a highly publicized movement, changed laws and saved untold lives all over the world! Dave took that first small step and with a passion he has raised awareness of child trafficking in Roswell, in Georgia and around the world. He has connected many people to move his passion forward and make a difference. Over the years, Dave has demonstrated the Power of One to change the world to all of us. This week, he will update us on the progress of this global effort!

In honor of Dave’s work, Roswell Rotary announces the Power of One Scholarship awarded to a senior attending a Roswell high school that demonstrates his or her Power of One. You will not want to miss meeting our inaugural recipient, Alexis Seith, from Centennial High School. Seeds planted in the hearts of powerful people can change the world!

Come Thursday and be inspired to plant a seed in your life! Remember, it starts with one small step.

President Becky

This Week's Speaker

Dave McCleary is a son, husband and father.He is a small business owner from Roswell, Georgia.He is a man with a heart for making a difference in other people’s lives by getting involved.In January of 2012, Dave volunteered as a ‘doorholder’ at the Passion 2012 Conference held in Atlanta.It was there he became aware of the Human Trafficking issue and felt the first sparks of desire to get involved.He learned that it’s not only happening worldwide in impoverished, third world countries, but in his own hometown community and other communities across the U.S.With two teenage daughters of his own, the reality of the issue became real and awareness led to action.

As the President of the Rotary Club of Roswell at the time, the sparks quickly ignited into ‘how can we help’ stop this. Knowing the influence and vastness of Rotary, which embraces 34,000 clubs and 1.2 million members worldwide, collectively the many become one force.Dave spent countless hours attending meetings, contacting and working with non-profit groups already serving different aspects of this multi-faceted issue to learn and determine the best way Rotary could help to achieve the goal of stopping human trafficking/modern day slavery).

Dave Founded End Human Trafficking Now in 2012 with the goal to bring awareness and action, these include Business Engagement, Effective Law Enforcement and Sustaining Freedom though empowering survivors.

In 2013 Dave was appointed worldwide Vice Chair of Rotarians Against Slavery with the mission to engage 1.2 million Rotarians and 35,000 clubs on over 200 counties to take on the issues of ending modern day slavery.

Dave serves on Georgia’s Statewide Taskforce as workgroup chair “Deterring Traffickers and Buyers” though Business Engagement.In 2015 Dave Chaired a World Summit with President Carter on ending human trafficking with participation from 14 counties and 32 States with a focus on Business Engagement, Effective Law Enforcement, Legislation and Sustaining Freedom though empowering survivors. Dave moderated a panel on Human Trafficking at the UN for Rotary Day in 2015 with the US State Department, Carter Center and International Justice mission.

Dave lead an effort in the US for Rotarians to lobby their US House and Senate members to sponsor the End Modern Slavery Initiative Act in 2016.

Dave in 2018 Moderated a Panel for US Attorney General Jeff Session at the Department of Justice for business engagement with, Delta, Facebook, UPS, Randstad USA, Anthem and Coke Cola.

Dave received Rotary International’s “Service Above Self” award for Devotion and exemplary efforts that embodies Rotary’s moto Service Above Self.

2019 Dave was appointed by Georgia Governor and First Lady Brian and Marty Kemp to the GRACE Commission on Human Trafficking.

New Member Spotlight

Talaya Parker is an entrepreneur and business leader with a history of success for leading and developing people. She has led teams within sales, service, marketing and public relations. Talaya has a passion for diversity, cultural inclusion, social and community responsibility. While residing in Augusta, GA, Talaya started volunteering at the age of 13 as a candy striper at the VA Medical Center (her mother was Lt. Col/operating room nurse) and various outreach organizations. Talaya’s corporate career began at Alltel Communications in Augusta, GA, where she developed a diversity and community program. She was the corporate ambassador for Communities in Schools. She also helped to organize her firm’s community participation in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, GA. After relocating to Atlanta, GA, Talaya continued to volunteer in the community. She had the pleasure of working with prominent corporate leaders in the community. Talaya is a motivational speaker and mentor. She was selected to develop and to execute large scale initiatives related to community partnerships and corporate inclusion. Talaya was asked to launch and to lead Regional Diversity and Inclusion Programs with a population over 4,000 associates in the southeast. She spearheaded Business Resource Groups such as Cultural Business Resource Groups and Women in Business (global). She developed a reading program for a local elementary school. Talaya also was a founding board member that created an employee mentoring and coaching program. Talaya has served as a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Communities in School, American Red Cross, Dress for Success and corporate donor for HomeStretch. In 2015, Talaya was inducted into the Atlanta Tribune’s Hall of Fame. She holds a degree in Business and a degree in Marketing.

23rd Annual Roswell Rotary Relays
Volunteers Needed!

The 23rd Annual Roswell Rotary Relays will be held on Saturday, March 16th at Roswell High School.As the sponsor of the Relays. our Rotary Club provides volunteers to help run the events during the day long competition as well as staff our coach’s hospitality room. I would like to encourage everyone to please consider giving some of your time to help with this great event. The Relays start at 9:00 AM and usually finishes around 5:00. Our greatest need is for volunteers in the morning to cover both sessions of the field events, usually until around 1:00. Our hospitality committee needs help from around 10:00 to 3:00. We also have positions that we need to cover in the afternoon during the running events.If you can come early and stay all day that would be great, but even if you can only volunteer for a few hours any help is greatly appreciated.

Stacy Sims is coordinating the volunteers again this year, please stop by the sign up table at our Thursday meeting and we will sign you up to help. If you have any questions or want to volunteer please contact Stacy at stacysims74@gmail.com or you can text Stacy at 770-883-8809.

Thank you,

Bruce Smith, Chairman

Roswell Rotary Relays

District Training Assembly


Plan to attend District Training Assembly in Columbus, GA on Saturday, March 30!

  • Learn all of the Plans for Rotary Year 2019-2020!
  • Meet Rotarians from other Clubs in District 6900!
  • Have FUN and FELLOWSHIP with your Roswell Rotary peeps!

Roswell Rotary pays the registration fee! See Alicia Hughes or Terry Taylor to Sign-Up!!

Save the Date - April 6 - Sweep the Hooch


APRIL 6, 2019

DETAILS TO FOLLOW! See Dutch Earle for more!

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