Roswell Rotary Rocks!
Accomplishments from January - June, 2019

What a wonderful year it has been and it is truly amazing what Roswell Rotary has accomplished from January – June 2019. Talk about finishing strong! We

1. Hosted the Rotary International President Barry and Esther Rassin on Feb. 16 with over 300 attendees, including over 100 Interactors; Held a reception and raised $5000 for PolioPlus

2. Organized a Supply Collection for Puerto Rico collecting 9 pallets and over 5000 pounds of goods that were shipped to PR seniors in honor of Barry Rassin’s visit

3. Volunteered at the NFCC Warming Center

4. Hosted an Entrepreneur Workshop for 20 people and raised $8900 for Polio!

5. 12 members attended District Assembly, March 30, in Columbus, GA

6. 70 members and spouses attended District Conference, April 25 – 28, in Sandestin, FL and we were awarded:

* 2018-2019 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

* First Place in the Big Wheel Race – Carruth, Gould, Archer and Millard

* Regional Polio Service Award – PDG Bob Hagan

* Sheffield Leadership Award – Becky Stone

7. Laws of Life award winners selected and recognized at a meeting

8. 3 Tom Zachary Scholarship winners were selected and awarded in May

9. Power of One Scholarship winner was selected and awarded in March

10. Partnered with and volunteered at the Roswell Rotary Relays at RHS

11. Hired and trained a part-time communications person

12. Created video scrapbooks for the Rassin Visit and the Club's Year

13. Hosted 80 RHS Students for Leadership 2020

14. 30 members read to Roswell Kindergartners

15. Swept the Hooch

16. Conducted the 2nd Annual Blood Drive

17. Collected books for the East Roswell Library

18. Had FUN at 3 Alive in Roswell events and 5 Hump Days

19. Purchased new laptop for administration

20. Held 2 Past Presidents meetings

21. Awarded Eddie Smith with the Elwyn L. Gaissert, Sr. Service Above Self Award

22. Held a 68th Anniversary Meeting with Maurice Hilliard providing some recollections

23. Organized and led Roswell Remembers Memorial Day Celebration with over 4000 attendees

24. Participated in Roswell Means Business for North Fulton

25. Participated in North Fulton Rotary Council

26. Updated member birthdates in RI and the District websites

27. Sponsored a tent at Roswell Beer Festival to raise awareness about Roswell Rotary

28. Supported Interact Clubs where 10 will be receiving Zone Awards and 6 will be receiving RI Citations

29. Increased membership by 1 and inducted 7 new members under 40

30. Raised $48,000 for RI Foundation; 4 new Major Donors and 1 new Bequest Society member

31. Raised $15,000 for PolioPlus

34. Thomas Peace Award recipient was selected and awarded the scholarship

35. Updated the AV system

36. Sent 10 students to RYLA

37. Awarded over $200,000 to nearly 30 charities in Roswell and Honduras

38. Continued to raise awareness of our club through coverage in the local newspapers (Herald – 36/Neighbor – 17/AJC – 3/Patch - 1), 10 articles in the District Newsletter, RHS Football Program, and social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn) and 1 TV appearance

39. Organized and volunteered at EPMS Youth Motivation Day

40. Provided disaster relief funds during the government shutdown and for Rise Against Hunger

41. Honored Ron Hicks with donation to Lunches for Learning

42. Provided lunch at Foster Care Support during Prom-A-Palozza

43. Sponsored a resident at the Ms. Roswell Nursing Home Pageant

44. Mentored homeless students at Roswell High Schools through Stand-Up for Kids

45. Completed over 100 projects with over 9200 volunteer hours!

46. Honored many members with Hammer Awards

47. Sponsored a school in Honduras

48. Revisited our history with a Past President Scrapbook display

49. Highlighted our charity partners weekly in the Rotascope

50. Introduced new members weekly in the Rotascope

Roswell Rotary Rocks!

Posted by Becky Stone
June 20, 2019