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October 1, 2019


October is Economic and Community Development Month

10/3 Roswell Inc.
10/10 Eduction Today
10/17 Visit Roswell
10/31 Happy Halloween


10/2 Hump Day - Variant Brewing
10/5 Gary Garrett's Farm Day
10/8 Rotary Means Business
10/12 Youth Day Parade


President Gordon Owens
President-Elect Lynne Lindsay
Immediate PP Becky Stone
Treasurer John Carruth
Secretary Terry Taylor
Membership Nancy Alterman
Foundation Mike Agurkis
Public Image Karen Schwank
Service Don Horton


Cheryl Greenway 2012-13
Bob Hagan 2015-16


Thursdays, 12:15 pm
Community Activities Bldg
10495 Woodstock Road
Roswell, GA 30075

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Our Rotary Family

10/1 Ralph Rowland, Jr.
10/2 Sandy Buhler
10/2 Cheryl Greenway
10/4 Ronald Cowan
10/4 Adele Hamilton
10/4 Lucy Hall
10/6 Cathy Steffen
10/7 Lynne Lindsay
10/10 Jeffrey Meyers
10/12 SaraBeth Huntley
10/12 Jeff McCoy
10/13 Kyle Woods
10/16 David Wash
10/18 A.D. Dalton
10/19 Nancy Diamond
10/19 Jack Stephens
10/23 Mindy Jones
10/23 Lisa Smith
10/26 Katie Tucker


10/1 Fate McKinney, III (18)
25 years in Rotary
10/6 Chuck Savage (3)
11 years in Rotary
10/7 Jim Coyle, Jr. (10)
10/7 Matt Millard (10)
10/10 Mike McRay (17)
10/10 Carl Owens, Jr. (28)
10/12 Tom Rowsey (13)
15 years in Rotary
10/13 Jennifer Briggs (8)
10/14 Ted Williams (15)
10/15 Neil Moulton (32)
10/16 Lou Tabickman (11)
10/19 Richard Clark, Jr. (2)
10/19 Steve Forbes, Jr. (2)
10/19 Kurt Hilbert (2)
2 years in Rotary
10/19 Timothy Klatt (2)
10/19 Jim Sturm (2)
10/23 Steve Stroud (33)
10/25 Dazia Fumbah (1)
10/29 Hal Coleman (21)


Our membership cares deeply about the needs and concerns of our members. We don’t want to miss an opportunity to reach out in friendship when such concerns arise. The chairperson of this committee is Lynn Dunn and all news should be directed to her at lynn.dunn@rmcpa.com

President's Message
Thanks For Your Support!

This club is awesome! We started Saturday with a river clean up crew that won the award for most trash collected at 330 lbs and the most unusual find, an industrial gas tank. Another team spent the day at VEO repairing and painting rusty stair cases. That team had to bath in mineral spirits before coming toGate City to support End Human Trafficking Now. Pat and Dave put on an amazing event supporting the organizations on the front lines of ending modern day slavery. I am in awe of all that we do and can't thank you enough!

This Week's Speaker
Steve Stroud

Steve Stroud is the Executive Director of Roswell Inc, which promotes economic development through a Public Private Partnership with the City of Roswell. Roswell Inc, under Stroud’s leadership, has marketed an expanded Opportunity Zone, increasing the number of certified businesses, and launched programs to assist local businesses. Steve will give us an update on some of the big projects under way in Roswell like Canton Place and the Southern Post.

Saturday, October 19 | 9AM - 12PM
Please Donate Supplies


We are collecting supplies to send to the Bahamas for Hurricane Dorian relief. Please bring supplies to donate to Rotary over the next several weeks.

Visit Relief.RoswellRotary.Club to view the list of supplies needed.

Wednesday, October 2 | 5PM - 8PM
Join Us For Hump Day

Join your fellow Rotarians for a bit of fun mid-week. Bring your significant other or a prospective member. Stop by for a drink or stay for dinner either way, we hope to see you there.

Saturday, October 5 | 1PM - 5PM
Family Fun On The Farm

Gary Garrett's farm is a great place to bring the entire family for a fun day with your Rotary friends. Shoot clays, ride ATVs, watch football and explore the farm. Please RSVP to Chris Archer at chrisarcher2016@gmail.com and plan on bringing a side or appetizer to share.

Tuesday, October 8 | 6PM - 7:30 PM
Rotary Means Business

Miller's Ale House - 10750 Davis Dr, Alpharetta, GA 30009

For more info and to RSVP, please contact Hal Schlenger, hschlenger@hipnation.com

Don't let Halloween sneak up on you!

Our club meeting falls on Halloween this year and we have some spooky fun planned. Our Interact Clubs will be with us to kick off the year, so come dressed up to compete in a club costume contest, help us provide treats to the students and hear ghost stories from Roswell Ghost Tours. The kids will love this and we might have a little fun too!

​Get excited, It's Almost Foundation Month!
Get Up To $300 In Matching Funds

As we approach the end of the year we all get inundated with requests for giving and we ask that you consider the Rotary International Foundation when planning your year end donations. The club will match your gift dollar for dollar up to $300. That means your next Paul Harris Fellow only cost $700 instead of $1000. Please see Michael Agurkis if you are interested in taking advantage of the matching funds.

Sponsor The Next Patriot Flight
Honoring Our First Responders

Jeff McCoy is organizing another Patriot Flight, a project he did during his year as President of Roswell Rotary. Flight is tentatively scheduled for later this fall and will involve taking 30-40 of Roswell's first responders to New York City for a day meant to honor their service to our community. If you are interested in helping plan or sponsoring the next trip please reach out to Jeff at 678-852-4297.

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