On Thursday, Egbert
Perry, a titan in the business world, will share his insights as Immediate Past
Chairman of Fannie Mae and CEO of The Integral Group. Fannie Mae is a
$3.2 trillion mortgage giant and the largest financial institution (by assets)
in the US. Egbert served on its board from 2008 to 2018, the last five years as
its Chairman. He will share lessons learned from the financial crisis and how
regulations changed to influence the mortgage and housing markets today.
In addition, Egbert is inspiring new thinking as it relates to addressing the
community development crisis in this country, elements of which are in the
Roswell community. Click Here to read his most recent article
outlining his view of the community development challenges and the possible solutions.
On Saturday, Rotary International President Barry Rassin will
inspire us with his travels around the Rotary world (literally) and what it
means to be a Rotarian! Roswell Rotary
is blessed to be one of the 35,000 Rotary Clubs to be visited by President
Rassin and his wife, Esther! We will
have over 150 Interactors joining us for lunch and packing supplies for Puerto
Rico’s seniors! That evening, we will
have the opportunity to meet with President Barry and Esther at Bob Hagan’s
house and raise money to end polio. This
is a day that will make you proud to be a Rotarian, especially a Roswell
But there's more inspiration coming!
During February and March, Roswell Rotary continues the
On 2/17, Roswell Rotary will provide lunch to young women in
foster care who are selecting their prom dresses;
On 2/22, we celebrate Rotary Has A Heart at Hearts for Honduras
to help feed lunch to children in Honduras;
On 2/23, we celebrate with the Veterans Empowerment Organization
to help our homeless veterans;
On March 1, we will read to our kindergarteners a book about
kindness and inclusion; and
On March 16, we will put on a great track meet at the Roswell
I hope you are inspired to engage in our meetings, and these
projects and social events with your Roswell Rotary family. Roswell Rotary’s commitment to Service Above
Self is second to none because of each of you!
Roswell Rotary Rocks!
P.S. As Col. Schmidt shared last week, go be inspired by Admiral McRaven's talk on making your bed. CLICK HERE You will be glad you did!