They say a picture is worth a thousand words.
This past week, we received numerous seventy anniversary well wishes from Rotarians and friends.
All were special, but the one that stole my heart was from this young man at STARHouse. It's a blessing to serve.
This Week's Speakers
Laws of Life Essay Winners
Welcome Felix Fisch of Independence High School who will share his Laws of Life Essay.
The Georgia Laws of Life Essay Contest is a character education and ethical literacy program for high school students. It encourages teenagers to articulate their values and ideals, and it recognizes and rewards good character.
While providing high schools with an effective, cost-free character education program, the Georgia Laws of Life Essay Contest changes students’ lives for the better. As students reflect on the values and principles that matter most to them, something magical happens. Through the power of the pen, students begin to see themselves and others with a new perspective.
Each year, more than 40,000 Georgia students write a Laws of Life essay.
Thursdays, 11:45 - 1:15 PM | Holiday Inn
WE ARE GOING HOME!!!
We are returning to "the gym" May 6th. April 29th is our last meeting Holiday Inn.
1) 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. If you are asked, the password is Roswell.
Free Pops for Teachers
King of Pops
Show your support for over 400 Title 1 school teachers in the Roswell Rotary jurisdiction by providing King of Pops during teacher appreciation week in May.
King of Pops calls these donations an Unexpected Moment of Happiness (UMOH). Our goal is to raise $1400 as we have 401 teachers at four (4) Title 1 schools (Mimosa Elementary, Vickery Mill Elementary, Hembree Springs Elementary and Elkins Point Middle in Roswell, but but wouldn't it be great if we could support more of our teachers?
For more information or to donate click free pops for teachers. Contact Ken Carter at 404-386-3214 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Saturday, May 15th 9:00AM-1:00PM
HOPE Roswell Needs Volunteers
Hope Roswell is providing 2000 pencil pouches to She is Safe, a nonprofit that helps fight human trafficking around the world. She is Safe will take these packages to Indonesian schools. These school supplies open doors for conversation between the ministry and young girls. These conversations help these girls learn the do’s and don’ts in their everyday lives.
Volunteers are needed Saturday May 15 from 9:00AM to 1:00 PM. ALL VOLUNTEERS NEED TO REGISTER ONLINE. You will receive instructions once you sign up. Click here to volunteer
Saturday May 22nd 6:00PM - until
Come Party with Us!
Put on your parrot shirts and dancing shoes as we have a good old fashion Fish Fry at the home of Jere & Claudia Wood.
Don Rolader will be playing our favorite tunes. $20 per person/ $40 per couple.
RSVP to Alicia by May 20th. She can bill your account.
IT''S TIME TO CELEBRATE!
Hump Day, Wed. May 12th 5:30PM - ?
Pizza and Beer at Variant
Join in a little mid-week fun with pizza and beer at Variant! Bring a friend.
New Member Profile
Alesia has been a member of the Roswell community for 22 years, moving from Littleton, Colorado. One of the reasons she settled in Roswell was the ‘community atmosphere’ that was advertised, great schools and wonderful parks/green spaces. Today her daughters are proud Roswell High School graduates who participated in volunteer activities across the city (Roswell Rec/Parks art apprentice, various environmental projects) during their years of matriculation.
Alesia has a service history in other organizations, serving as founding member of Women in Innovation, board member (Atlanta Innovation Forum, Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council, Women Impacting Public Policy) and participating member (all the previously mentioned organizations). In addition, she has chaired the Trustee committee for Christ United Methodist church as well as member of the One Board for the church for several years. As a Roswell resident, she was in the inaugural class of the Roswell Core program that explores the different city departments and the programs that are offered, how they impact our lives as residents and identify areas for improvement. She is also involved with the Roswell Tourism Ambassador program.
Her interest in joining Rotary is to fulfill that basic human need to be connected to community – to give back in time and talent to build. She has a strong personal interest in creating opportunities to develop our youth, ensure quality of life interests for our elderly neighbors and be a part of conserving the overall community-oriented environment she sought out as a new resident 22 years ago.
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