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March 19, 2019

Club Calendar

March is Water and Sanitation Month

3/21 Charity Awards
3/28 Interact
4/4 Robert Balentine - Securing your Legacy with a Family Philosophy of Wealth
4/11 Bob Hope - Service Above Self

Our Rotary Family

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
3/26 Robert Fezza
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)

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: 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

This week, we will celebrate the generosity of Roswell Rotary and the over 30 charities with whom Roswell Rotary contributes to the lives of those in need. Generosity comes in many forms and is proven to improve not only the recipients’ lives but also the lives of the givers. Roswell Rotarians give their time, talents, money and service each year at the Aubrey Greenway Golf and Hagan Cup Classic Tennis Tournaments so that we can IMPACT lives in Roswell and around the world. In addition, Roswell Rotarians are actively engaged in most of the charities with whom we partner to further IMPACT lives and grow their individual passions. Our charity partners help the homeless, feed the hungry, educate our youth, support our seniors and veterans, and so much more. Their generosity in time, talent, money and service INSPIRES all of us as they touch individual lives in so many ways. We can proud of this service to our community and the world.

Please join us Thursday to celebrate this great work!

President Becky

P.S. A special shoutout to Bruce Smith, Stacy Sims, Mindy Jones and all of the volunteers for another great Roswell Rotary Relays! Great food, fun and fellowship! Awesome job!

This Week's Speaker

Nancy Diamond and Rich Dippolito, our Charity Committee Co-Chairs, lead us in celebrating Roswell Rotary's support of local charities from the efforts of the annual Aubrey Greenway Golf and Hagan Cup Tennis Tournament. Funds raised at last year's golf tournament, in its 40th year, and tennis tournament, in its 6th year, is allowing Roswell Rotary to support over 30 charities. Roswell Rotary Club President, Becky Stone, says, "It is an honor to donate over $200,000 to help others doing good work in our own community." Organizations such as Be The Voice, Honor Air, End Human Trafficking, North Fulton Community Charities, Star House, Drake House, Jacob's Ladder, Stand Up For Kids and many others will benefit from the incredible work volunteers, participants, and sponsors provided last September 10. This is the true result of "People of Action" inspiring so many in our community and around the world.

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!!

River Clean-up Needs You

Roswell Rotary is proud to be a cleanup site sponsor for Sweep the Hooch – held April 6th, 9am to 12pm! Sweep the Hooch is an annual day of service to the Chattahoochee River watershed mobilizing volunteers on foot, in waders, or kayak/canoe paddlers to remove trash at locations throughout the watershed. Sweep the Hooch brings people together to give back to the mighty river that gives us so much. Last year, with the help of over 900 volunteers, we removed 24 TONS from our watershed. This is a great family event!

Details about the event and registration can be found here - https://chattahoochee.org/sweep-the-hooch/

Click on the registration link, select <walk/wade/paddle>, then choose the Riverside Road/Don White Park.

Besides signing up on line, email Dutch Earle hearle@esisearch.com to let him know you will be participating or call Dutch at 770-403-0755 if you have any questions.


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.

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!

Dates for Service Above Self (and a good bit of fun)

Opportunities for your participation:

3/30, Sat: District Training Assembly

4/06, Sat: Sweep the Hooch

4/18, Thu: Roswell Rotary 68th Anniversary

4/25 - 4/28, Wed-Sun: District Conference

5/02, Thu: Blood Drive

5/11, Sat: VEO Maintenance Work Day

5/27, Mon: Memorial Day: Roswell Remembers

Another reason to participate: The more you give, the more you get.

Charity Spotlight

Historic Roswell Beautification Project


To create, maintain, and preserve the beauty and charm of our streets, to improve civic pride, and to enhance the overall Historic Roswell experience for our citizens and visitors through streetscape projects.

Fast Facts:

  • Founded in 2017.
  • HRBP works with the City of Roswell to expedite streetscape projects to make Roswell more attractive and inviting.
  • HRBP partners with civic groups, business groups, the City of Roswell, and private citizens to raise and coordinate funding for streetscape projects.
  • HRBP motivates local businesses with street frontage to set higher standards and to create consistency in maintaining their outside space.
  • HRBP has concentrated its initial beautification efforts on existing street trees, hanging baskets, planters, and common areas, including sidewalks, storefronts, trash receptacles, and park benches.

Find out more:


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