What an incredible weekend for Roswell Rotary as we were recognized as the 2018-2019 Category IV Club of the Year! I was honored and so proud to accept this recognition on behalf of this great club on Sunday morning during the last session!
The District Conference started on Thursday night with a Big Wheel Race won by, you guessed it, Roswell Rotary's own "East Bound and Down" Team of Michael Gould, Matt Millard, John Carruth and Chris Archer! We then rocked the resort at our Hospitality Suite managed by Nancy Alterman and Chris Archer with the help of Kathy Igou and Lynn Dunn! Our Pit Crew Lounge display was setup with a tv showing our video scrapbook thanks to Gordon Owens and Matt Millard! The scrapbook tells our story in a fun way! Over the weekend, Roswell Rotary was recognized for its incredible service with the following awards for Category IV:
* Club of the Year
* District Governor's Citation
* Best Youth Service Project - Winner - Be THE Voice®
* Best Fundraiser Project - Winner - 40th Annual Aubrey Greenway Golf and 6th Annual Hagan Cup Tournaments
* Best Internal Service Project - Winner - Club Service
* Best District Conference Attendance - Winner
* Best Overall Service Project - Runner-Up - Honduras - Lunches for Learning and Clean Water
* Best Community Service Project - Winner - Warming Center
* Best International Service Project - Winner - Honduras - Lunches for Learning and Clean Water
* Best Theme Night Participation - Winner
On Friday night, I was recognized with the Sheffield Presidential Leadership Award, which is especially meaningful since it is named for Langdon Sheffield, Emily Hollingsworth's father (Lee's wife), who was a great Rotarian and who passed away this year. Four of the five recipients were the Presidents from North Fulton clubs; Cliff Wilcox (North Fulton), Mary Trapp (Johns Creek-North Fulton) and Rick Woods (Dunwoody)! Rotary is rocking in North Fulton for sure! The fifth recipient was the outstanding President of the Rotary Club of Thomasville, Andre Hadley Marria! No one receives an award like the Sheffield without being surrounded by people of excellence and character. A heartfelt thank you to all of you who lifted me up this year, mentored me, served with me and selflessly gave me what I needed to lead this great club (and...importantly, bought me drinks!). It is truly a special honor to receive this award.
On Saturday, we enjoyed beach time and an aerobatic airshow on a beautiful cloudless afternoon and...as is our tradition, Gordon took a dip in the pool! He is now official! Check Facebook for that fun time! We enjoyed dinner together and again rocked the resort at the Hospitality Suite! It was a great conference and so much fun to relax and spend time together! Next year's conference will be held at Jekyll Island and you can save some $$ if you SIGN UP NOW! It will be a great time!
WELL DONE, ROSWELL ROTARY! But, WE ARE NOT DONE! We have Hump Day on Wed. and the Blood Drive on Thursday. We will be working at VEO on May 11. The District is sponsoring a Family of Rotary event at the Atlanta Braves game on May 17! More info is below! So, find a way to serve and you will get more than you give! Promise!
See you Thursday!
P.S. Thank you to all of the Laws of Life winners for sharing their essays and to Jeff McCoy for stepping in for me last week! I know you were blessed by their essays and the wit and wisdom (a/k/a ramblings) of JMAC.