Roswell Rotarians unite!
Old rule of thumb, when you are on a roll, keep on rolling! Our club is not only surviving, we are THRIVING. That is a wonderful testament to our strength as a club.
Last Thursday we packed 100 goodie boxes for sailors deployed on supercarriers defending our freedom. A special thank you to Elkins Pointe Middle School, Blessed Trinity Catholic High School, Mountain Park Elementary and Roswell High School Interact clubs for their generous collections and thoughtful letters.
Speaking of team work, the results of the golf and tennis tournament will be announced this week. You will not want to miss it!
This Week's Speaker
District Governor Kirk Driskell
Kirk Driskell joined the Alpharetta Rotary Club, following in the footsteps of his father, Ken Driskell, who was a charter member and past president of the club. Kirk served as his Club’s President in 2015-2016. Prior to serving as Club President, he served in multiple club leadership roles and was honored to receive both, “Rookie of the Year” and “Rotarian of the Year” awards. He has served on multiple International service trips and local community service projects.
Kirk served as District 6900 Service Chair in 2016/17, Assistant Governor 2017/18, District 6900 Public Image Chair in 2018/19 while preparing to serve as District Governor 2020/21. He became a Major Donor in 2016/17 and continues to support the foundation. During Kirk’s year as President, the club won numerous awards, including Club of the Year and Best Membership Growth. Kirk was also awarded the Sheffield Award, which recognizes the top President in each of the four club categories for that year. Rotary International recognized Kirk by presenting him with the Rotary Choice Award for a personal video he uses to describe what being a Rotarian means to him. Link to Video
A native to the Alpharetta/Milton area, Kirk continues to live there with his wife, Deena, and their three children, Cambri (17), Knox (14) and Kolton (12). Kirk graduated from Reinhardt University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business. Continuing the family tradition, his daughter Cambri launched an Interact Club at King’s Ridge Christian School with close to 50 of her peers.
Kirk is a serial entrepreneur and outdoor enthusiast that builds, buys, or creates companies that provide opportunities for individuals to align their passions with their purpose. Beyond his family and his faith, his true passion in life is helping men struggling with addiction. Kirk founded Vision Warriors ministry, a faith community that focuses on accountability, and transparency. Vision Warriors provides support for men who are ready to fight their drug and alcohol addictions.
Thursdays, 11:45 - 1:15 PM | Holiday Inn
Meeting Protocol Virtual and In-Person
You can participate either way.
1) Join us at the Holiday Inn. We have expanded our space to include all three ballrooms. Tables are set according to CDC guidelines. The Holiday Inn is located behind the Olive Garden at 909 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Roswell, GA 30076.
2) Join us virtually at 12:15pm by computer, tablet or phone via CLICKING/TAPPING THIS LINK. THIS IS A NEW ZOOM LINK. If you are asked , the password, is Roswell.
Serving Our Students
Career Day Volunteers Needed
Career Day is a great opportunity for us to share our experience with the youth of our community and give them a glimpse of real world careers.
We will be speaking VIRTUALLY to the career tech classes on Friday, November 13th. There are classes all throughout the entire school day beginning at 8:20 and ending at 3:30. If you have experience in Engineering, Architecture, Building and Construction, Food and Nutrition, Audio Visual Production, Personal Care, Cosmetology, Public Safety, Military, or Computer Science, we would love to have you share your experience with the youth of our community to help spark an interest in a career they may have never imagined before.
Please contact Michael Gould at 770-617-2958 or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Nov. 12th - Dec. 10th Bring Unwrapped Toys
Foster Care Collections
Foster Care has special requests for children ages 10 - teenagers. Toys and clothing for this group is often overlooked.
Boys clothing size 3 through men's medium is needed. No socks or undies, please. Wal Mart gift cards are welcomed.
Let's show these young folks some extra love though our donations.
Reach out to June Brown at email@example.com or Nancy Alterman at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Tuesday, Dec. 8th/5:00-8:00
Honor Air Fundraiser at Sharp Shooters
Enjoy a night of fun and guns to benefit our WWII, Korean, and Vietnam Veterans. Bring your own gun, safety gear and non steel core ammo or you may rent a gun for free and/or purchase safety gear and ammo from Sharp Shooters.
$25 per person with all proceeds going to support our Honor Air trip in spring 2021. Alicia will be glad to bill to your account.
From 4:30 to 6:00 PM Certified Fire Arms Instructor, Maddy Scholar has volunteered her time for a FREE shortened version of Handgun Fundamentals. Maddy is a Rotary Global Grant Scholarship recipient. While completing her masters, she is currently teaching Handgun Fundamentals, Home Defense, Concealed Carry, Emergency First Aid Fundamentals, and Women’s Self Defense. We are fortunate to receive her instructions. Classes are limited to 25 and are first come, first served. Let Alicia know ASAP if you would like to attend.
We will be serving a light dinner.
See you there!
Nov 30th - Dec. 12th RPD Gives for The Holidays
Gift Wrap and Delivery
The Roswell Police Department has requested our help in wrapping and delivery of holiday gifts to 300 local families.
They will be wrapping Nov. 30th - Dec. 4th from 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Bring a friend and stop by the Police Station to lend a hand.
Roswell Rotary will be helping with delivery on Saturday, Dec. 12th. Pres. Lynne will be assisting Santa as Ms. Claus. Volunteers are needed, especially anyone who would like to dress up. Elves, here is your chance!
See Pres. Lynne @ email@example.com for details.
Budget Coach Needed
Lending a Hand
The Drake House is in need of a Budget Coach. This role works with families offering guidance in financial planning. Training will be conducted via Zoom.
If interested, please visit https://thedrakehouse.org/individuals to complete the online Volunteer Application. You may also reach out to Kathy Woerner, the Village Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to be scheduled for an upcoming session.
Contact Lisa Carlisle 404-915-7986 with questions.
Wed., Nov. 18th 5:30 HUMP DAY
Firepit & Brews/Osteria Mattone
Join your fellow Rotarians Wednesday, Nov. 18th @ 5:30 for a bit of mid-week fun, as we enjoy a warm fire, brews, appetizers and smores. Bring your significant other or a prospective member. Valet parking is available or you may park in Hagan's lot or at Michael Curling's place, New Kent Capital.
See you there!
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