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April 6, 2020


April is Maternal and Child Health Month



4/8 Virtual Hump Day
5/25 Memorial Day - Roswell Remembers
6/13 District Celebration
8/6 Blood Drive


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

Rotary Online




To: 41411

Our Rotary Family

4/3 Paul Lang
4/5 Jim Broadway
4/6 Phil Baldwin
4/6 Mike Hampton
4/6 Dave Schmit
4/8 Richard Stilley
4/9 Fran Smith
4/10 Todd Byars
4/12 Kevin Suchecki
4/16 Bill Shore
4/16 Bob Clarkson
4/20 Ken Davis
4/22 Tom Campbell, Jr.
4/24 Ben Magoon
4/24 Herb West
4/25 Zachary Fields
4/25 Michael Curling
4/26 Jim Sheffield, Jr
4/28 Bill Houck
4/29 Marcus Smith
4/30 Kathleen Carmical


4/1 Dave Schmit (16)
4/4 Eddie Smith (24)
4/5 Cathy Steffen (1)
10 years in Rotary
4/7 Cheryl Greenway (26)
4/7 Don Howard (37)
4/11 Sandy Buhler (7)
4/11 Phil Baldwin (7)
20 years in Rotary
4/12 Kyle Woods (1)
4/12 June Brown (8)
4/12 Susan Church (8)
4/12 Jon-Paul Croom (1)
3 years in Rotary
4/13 Victor Smith (42)
4/19 Kay Howell (2)
4/19 Jeffrey Meyers (2)
4/19 Hal Schlenger (2)
6 years in Rotary
4/19 Bill Shore (2)
35 years in Rotary
4/19 Anne Greski (2)
3 years in Rotary
4/28 Dwayne Kell (4)
4/29 Fritz Berendsen (10)
20 years in Rotary


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
Staying Positive

With everything in our lives seemingly cancelled for the short term it is always great to see signs that hope is not lost. Every interaction I have, every time I walk around Roswell or when I was delivering groceries to family members this week, I see people who hope for the best. People who are not consumed by the news or over burdened with worry, but people who are making the best out of a bad situation. I hope you all are staying safe and using this time to connect with family, get that project done or just relax and enjoy a break from what is typically a frantic pace of life.

Wednesday, April 8 | 6-7PM
Virtual Hump Day

You are invited to join our first ever virtual Hump Day. Grab a glass of your favorite beverage and catch up with fellow Rotarians for an hour or so on Wednesday evening. If its your first time joining an online meeting you may need to join a few minutes early to download the application to your computer. We hope to see you online!

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 633 244 817
Password: Roswell

Refer People To Local, State & Federal Resources
Avoid Spreading Rumors

As I have spoken with people this last week there seems to be some mis-conceptions about what is or isn't allowed during the state-wide shelter in place order. The most common one goes something like this, "I gave all my employees a letter that states we are an essential business just in case they get stopped." Before you comment on social media or go to the trouble of getting employees letters, please check the following resources to get the facts:

  • Local Updates: The city has a great page on their site with info/updates for all facets of city operations
  • gov.georgia.gov: Governor Kemp has a dedicated page for state wide updates
  • Coronavirus.gov: The federal governments recommendations for how to protect ourselves and stay safe

Mail In Help
Gift Cards For HomeStretch

HomeStretch saw an abundance of community support at the onset of these tough times. They have also been committed to helping their existing families by reducing or delaying fees and planned price increases. They will continue to monitor and make adjustments to support families during this difficult time. They are asking for monetary donations, Visa and Wal-Mart gift cards in $25 denominations. If you are inclined to help, please mail gift cards to HomeStretch at 89 Grove Way, Roswell, GA 30075.

Support Local Restaurant Employees
Virtual Tip Jar

Hope Roswell has created a ‘virtual tip jar’ to help support our Roswell restaurant employees. The servers/staff need our help NOW. Tips that we'd ordinarily leave for them can be sent directly to their Venmo or Paypal accounts listed in the spreadsheet. The list is being updated daily. (If you know a restaurant owner who would like to participate, please have them email Brenda Orlans at bmorlans@mindspring.com)

Tip Your Favorite Servers

Heroes Work Here
Thanking Our Health Care Workers

A group of anonymous Roswell Rotarians paid for this sign to go up outside of Wellstar North Fulton so their employees would know our community appreciates them. As a club we would like to buy them all a meal for a total of 400 meals across 2 shifts. Please consider making a contribution to help us buy our health care works a meal as a way to show our thanks.


Give To Wellstar Directly
Supporting Our Local Hospital

As one of the most extensive and integrated not-for-profit health systems in Georgia, Wellstar stands at the frontline in the fight against COVID-19. If you wish to support us in this fight, please consider donating to your local Wellstar hospital. Your donation offers COVID-19 relief to our healthcare professionals and the patients they care for every day.

Give To Wellstar

Family Volunteer Opportunity
Help Water Plants On Canton St.

The Historic Roswell Beautification Project is looking for volunteers to help water the hanging baskets in the historic district. It is an every other day thing beginning in late April. They have two 20 gallon water carts that can be pushed down Canton Street. Ideally, they would like two people on each cart. With both carts in service it will take a couple hours or so to complete. This is a great way to get the family out for an activity and volunteer to help our community at the same time.


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