PDG Alex Smythe will go over the use of our new website starting at 12:45. He will be on remote call to do this presentation.
Good news!! We can safely meet up and we are going to do it Tuesday September 1st at 5:00 at Alpharetta’s North Park. We have reserved the coveted pavilion adjacent to the North Metro Miracle League field for a social outing. This includes beverages and hors d’oeuvres and all the conversation you want. This will give us the opportunity to physically see each other and two of our Club’s amazing projects, the accessible playground at the Miracle League compound and our Rotary Reflection Garden. I will bring Cornhole boards. You, all of you, please come and bring a prospective member or you family or an old or new friend. LET’S BE SOCIAL. I’m asking you to let me know if you can join in OR if you will not be able to make it. I have to plan things. Ok? Thanks and hope to see you. Richard Matherly 770-314-1880
Over 70% of Americans are unhappy in their careers and only 27% are working in the fields for which they earned a degree. Less than 10% of people who buy a book or a course complete it, and of those that do, only a handful apply the information to create lasting change. There’s a problem here. The greatest regret people have at the end of their lives is not following their dreams. It’s not the mistakes we make, it’s the risks we didn’t take, the music we didn’t create, the living we didn’t do. That’s a tragedy to me. Tony Robbins says that the 2 greatest fears in life are of not being good enough and not being loved. Those fears keep us from doing the things we want to do, and make us settle for less than we deserve. I help Entrepreneurs stuck in the 6-Figures break the chains of fear and doubt, and gain the clarity they need to answer the burning question I once asked myself: Scale or Bail? You’re successful, but feeling trapped and miserable; where do you go from here?
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Shotgun Tickets go on sale As you may know, we recently acquired the historic Imperial Hotel located on Jackson Street. Melanie Martin is consulting with the Jack Hadley Black History Museum and is seeking input from the community regarding potential uses for the Imperial Hotel. We are working with the Georgia Center for Nonprofits to develop a business plan which will inform our efforts to determine the best use of the hotel as well as potential economic impacts on the community. They developed a survey, which can be completed online utilizing Survey Monkey. The survey link is below. If you could send it your to Rotary Club members we would be most appreciative. http://bit.ly/imphotel
Please join us to learn more about Rotary International, Rotary District 6900 and the Rotary Club of Peachtree City. This meeting is a requirement of all potential new members prior to joining the club. Please contact Membership Director, Holly Davanzo with any questions.
Golf Rider - 112 Huddleston Road, Peachtree City
Visitors: Leatrice Ellzy, Uku Urb +2 participants with unidentified phone numbers
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Labor Day weekend
DG Kirk Driskell will be our special guest today.
Meet at Leslie Erwin's Office or join VIA Zoom invitation
We will host a joint social with the Cordele Club in honor of District Governor Kirk and Deena Driskell at CYPRESS GRILL (at the Lake Blackshear Resort) located at 2459 US Highway 280 W, Cordele, GA 31015 (inside the Veterans State Park). Make your reservations as we will need a headcount. This will be Dutch Treat!
Effectively deploying technology solutions during a pandemic
Join us for fellowship and stay for dinner. Outdoor dining at one of our favorite locations, Lucky's!
Currently, Ms. Scoon is a Professor at Florida State University Film School and oversees the script development of graduate and undergraduate thesis films. Over her time there, her students have won ten Student Emmys and six have been selected as Student Oscar Regional Finalists. As an executive at Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films, Ms. Scoon’s credits include the Golden Globe nominated “The Great Debaters” starring Denzel Washington, Their Eyes Were Watching God and The Wedding both starring Halle Berry as well as adaptation of Beloved by the Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, Toni Morrison. In addition, Ms. Scoon served as a Studio Executive at Warner Bros. and oversaw such film as Malcolm X directed by Spike Lee and the children’s classic The Secret Garden. Other work includes being an Associate Director in News and Public Affairs at PBS where she assessed work in progress documentaries for possible national distribution. In addition, Ms. Scoon has her own film company, True Visions. Most recently, Ms. Scoon completed a documentary on the psychological legacy of colonialism in Grenada which has been invited to screen in NY, LA, South Africa and the Caribbean among other festivals and countries. Becoming a doctor during the 19th century was difficult for anyone to accomplish. For women, the feat was nearly impossible. Now, that rare accomplishment will be featured in a new documentary from Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts filmmaker in residence Valerie Scoon. The film, “Daring Women Doctors: Physicians in the 19th Century,” is airing nationally on more than 90 percent of PBS stations throughout July. CMPA faculty member Valerie Scoon “We are very proud of CMPA faculty member Valerie Scoon, and the students and alums who worked with her on this project,” said Reb Braddock, dean of the College of Motion Picture Arts. “It’s a great success story that demonstrates the kind of synergy and opportunity that our Torchlight Center provides, fulfilling its mission to create a bridge from education to industry.” Scoon, who wrote and produced the film, oversees the script development of graduate and undergraduate thesis films. The film, “Daring Women Doctors,” follows the challenging and illuminating history of 19th-century women doctors and was completed through a collaboration with Scoon’s film company, True Visions, Inc., the FSU College of Motion Picture Arts Torchlight Center Studios, the FSU Center for the Advancement of Human Rights and local PBS affiliate WFSU. “I am very excited to share the untold story of these intrepid and diverse, early women physicians,” Scoon said. “To become doctors, they had to overcome enormous obstacles.” Hidden in American history, women’s medical schools began to appear in the mid-19th century, long before women had the right to vote or own property. “Daring Women Doctors” highlights the fearless, pioneering and diverse women who faced hostility and resistance in their pursuit of a medical education. Eliza Ann Grier, American physician. Photo courtesy of Drexel University Archives and Special Collections. “This film offers a rare, intimate portrayal of the pioneering generation of women in medicine, whose grit, perseverance and audacity opened the doors for women in medicine around the world,” said Eliza Lo Chin, executive director of the American Medical Women’s Association. “These incredible stories will empower women today, even as they seek to achieve full equity within the medical profession.” Scoon said that through the work of abolitionists and women’s rights supporters, medical schools first opened a decade before the Civil War and 70 years before the 19th Amendment. “Unfortunately, this early history of women physicians has been drowned out in recent years,” Scoon said. ‘“Daring Women Doctors’ aims to inform and challenge us all to live up to our goals without the restrictions of gender expectations.” This history of early American women physicians resonated with Scoon ever since she learned about Eliza Grier, a child born into slavery who became a physician, while visiting the Black History Museum in Thomasville, Georgia. “Curious as to where she attended medical school, I learned of the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, which started in 1850 and would last for over 100 years,” Scoon said. “I was intrigued by this unfamiliar history, and I was eager to learn about women such as Ann Preston, a Quaker and abolitionist, who would be in the first class, and Emeline Cleveland who would become the first surgeon, and many others.” The project received funding from women physicians in the Tallahassee community and a grant from Schlesinger Library at Harvard University. “I am grateful for the support of the FSU Film School and the extended FSU family,” Scoon said. “It was gratifying working with former students of the FSU Film School and now colleagues Carolina Garrigo as associate producer/editor and Ian Edward Weir as cinematographer and postproduction.” The actual making of this documentary was executed with a talented crew of FSU faculty and alumni. In addition to Garrigo, and Weir, the film was narrated by faculty members Jennifer Riker and Erika Stone, alumna Ashley James and loyal supporter of the film school Dave Schmeling.
Social distancing creates all sorts of stressors on working relationships. Learn a few tips that you can use to ensure you interact with your co-workers, club members, or anyone else, with grace and empathy. Small changes in the way you communicate can have a long lasting impact on the connection you have with those you value the most. Shari Storm is Program Chair of Rotary Club of Emerald City, and a professional public speaker and a management consultant from Seattle. She shares how anyone can be a better manager and Rotary leader by using the skills we use to build strong families. She is known for presentations that are relevant, engaging and very funny. Shari has presented to over 150 clubs across the country, and to numerous corporations. Join Zoom Meeting Via Video https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81598798157 Meeting ID: 815 9879 8157 Passcode: 326286 One tap mobile +19292056099,,81598798157#,,,,,,0#,,326286# Dial In 1-929-205-6099 Meeting ID: 815 9879 8157 Passcode: 326286
Ginger Queener program
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Join us from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM for the Nature Center's regularly scheduled work day - and bring a cooler/lunch bag for some outdoor fellowship after we finish our work! Dress to get dirty - in a Dunwoody Rotary shirt if you have one! Bring water, gloves, mask, social distance and a can-do spirit. The Nature Center is located at 5343 Roberts Drive, Dunwoody, GA 30338. Contact Cathie Brumfield to RSVP with pleasure! (404) 668-6693. You will also need to visit the Dunwoody Nature Center website and complete a volunteer registration.
Play Golf, Do Good
Seeing a need for a community fundraiser, Roswell Rotarians Frank Brown, Judge Maurice Hilliard and former Mayor of Roswell Aubrey Greenway began a golf tournament in 1978. The first tournament, raised $3500 for charities in the North Fulton community. While the tournament initially started as a Rotary event, it has grown into one of the largest 100% volunteer community fundraisers . Today, the golf & tennis tournaments continue to support charities in North Fulton and generate close to $200,000 a year. The tournament attracts large and small business sponsors and individuals in North Fulton looking to make a difference in the areas in which they live and do business. The tournament was named after Aubrey Greenway, after his death in 1991. Aubrey was a dedicated local businessman, civil servant and Roswell Rotarian. Thanks Aubrey!
Join over 200 golfers on the beautiful and challenging Country Club of Roswell championship course for the Annual Aubrey Greenway Golf Tournament. 2 flights of golfers will take to the links for bragging rights and a chance at some special prizes.
We have a wide variety of opportunities to participate in the tournament with options for every budget. We hope to see you on the course and at the after party!
Serving Up Charity
In 2013, the Hagan Cup Classic tennis tournament was added to the fundraiser. It was named after Bob Hagan, in honor of his service to the community and his deep commitment to Rotary’s motto of Service Above Self.
Today, the tournament continues to support the charities in North Fulton communities and together with the golf tournament, generates $150,000+ a year. The tournament attracts large and small business sponsors and individuals in North Fulton looking to make a difference in the areas in which they live and do business.
Join over 70 tennis players at Country Club of Roswell for the Annual Hagan Cup Classic tennis tournament . 2 flights of players in round robin doubles will battle it out to see who wins the coveted Hagan Cup trophy this year!
We have a wide variety of opportunities to participate in the tournament with options for every budget. We hope to see you on the court and at the after party!
Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Roberts - Special Education Director of Lamar County School Guest: Cleve Hendrix
September is Suicide Prevention Month: Marcus Johnson with Phoebe Sumter Medical Center, Karen Robinson and Ann Leggett with Middle Flint Behavioral Health will provide program.
Sandeep will share with us "Chick-fil-A: The Secret Sauce of this company from an insider" with slides, pictures, short video clips as to the history, culture, leadership, personal relationships with Truett Cathy and the Cathy family.
Wayne Johnson, who was the number two person under Betsy DeVos in Washington for two and a half years. Wayne, who holds a PhD is an expert on student loans and how to pay for college and education in general.
The Blood Drive is full! Please be certain to keep your appointment.
Location: Dunwoody Tavern - 5488 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338
We will start at 5:30 PM and run as long as members stay. You are encouraged to remain socially distanced. We will have the outdoor patio area, but can move inside if we exceed the space provided by the patio. Looking forward to seeing as many of you that can make it.
Susanna Miller-Raines is the UCEDD Operations Coordinator and a Community Support Specialist for the Center for Leadership in Disability in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. The Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) is a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. Her responsibilities are related to inclusive postsecondary education, transition, college and career readiness, as well as leadership development for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She is the Statewide Coordinator for the Georgia Inclusive Postsecondary Education Consortium and is the Project Coordinator for the Consortium’s TPSID Grant. Prior to her position at Georgia State, Susanna was the Camp Director for Talisman Summer Camps where she managed program implementation for campers with Autism Spectrum Disorders and ADHD. Join Zoom Meeting Via Video https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83067631226?pwd=MW9ydnhwTFdKeWRkeUdYQnhiRDVVdz09 Meeting ID: 830 6763 1226 Passcode: service One tap mobile +19292056099,,83067631226#,,,,,,0#,,4612447# Dial In 1 929 205 6099 Meeting ID: 830 6763 1226 Passcode: 4612447
Kevin Barbee and Cathy Wright Program
TO VOLUNTEER, please find the link to the sign-up for Clean Up Day below. Please consider volunteering some of your time to come out and help us clean downtown. You are more than welcome to share this link with other community members and organizations. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f49a5a823a5f49-national
FREE T-SHIRTS WILL BE GIVEN OUT! BRING A WILLING SPIRIT - all other supplies will be provided.
Join us as we serve lunch to law enforcement, fire & rescue and 1st responders at Fire St. #4, 1400 Holcomb Bridge Road. Volunteers needed.
Douglasville Conference Center
Guest Speaker: Samantha Bishop Guest: Jarrod Fletcher
Lunch at Lucky's Burger and Brew Featuring Edward Bailey of No Longer Bound
We will have our Social Meeting at Peachtree Cafe at 12:15 p.m.
Cold Case Advances "Leading the Way"
Marty Kemp will share the work of the GRACE Commission and how the GBI and AG’s office work together. John Fowler Dept. AG and Vic Reynolds will not only share their work on HT but share the collaboration between US Marshals, GBI, AG’s office and Wellspring living.
Ranges at Oakfield The Ranges at Oakfield is Thomas County’s new sporting center. The facility consists of a 25-yard pistol range, a 100-yard rifle range, two skeet/trap fields, and a 5-stand clay range.
Speakers: Flora Tano and Jacqueline Valadez from Atlanta's Peace Corps recruiting office Guest: Myrna Anderson Fuller
Kristin Skelly and Clay Neely
Dunwoody Country Club
Guests: Andrea Scandrett Octavia Jackson
Green Island Country Club
Columbus Convention & Trade Center
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