President's Message

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 Rotarian.

But there's more inspiration coming!

During February and March, Roswell Rotary continues the Entrepreneur’s Workshop;

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 Rotary Relays!

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!

President Becky

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!

Posted by Becky Stone
February 14, 2019


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