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May 20, 2019


May is Youth Service Month

5/23 Memorial Day Program
5/30 Gretchen Corbin - President and CEO of Georgia Lottery Corporation
6/6 Ben Mathes - Rivers of the World Experiences
6/13 Judge Elizabeth Gobeil - From George Washington to Pop Culture:  What to do (and Not do) to Bridge Differences in a Divisive World

Our Rotary Family

5/3 Danny Broadway, II
5/3 Randy Taylor
5/4 Frank Brown
5/4 Jerry Orlans
5/7 Tom Rowsey
5/11 Ed Klaas, II
5/12 Lee Dodson
5/14 Don Howard
5/15 John Carruth
5/15 Michele Johnson
5/16 Dennis Canata
5/21 Pat Rains
5/24 Elwyn Gaissert, II
5/25 Rich Dippolito
5/31 Peter Calabro
5/31 Stacy Sims


5/4 George Polatty, Jr. (41)
5/8 Michael Schoppenhorst (5)
5/11 Trummie Patrick, Jr. (41)
5/12 Dick Anthony (31)
5/12 Ralph Rowland, Jr. (8)
5/22 Lorraine Head (22)
5/23 Bruce Smith (23)
5/31 Anita Farley (1)
5/31 Allison Judy (1)
5/31 James Moore (1)
5/31 Anthony Nearhood (1)
5/31 Jay Small (1)
5/31 Michael Curling (1)

Rotary Online



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



President Becky Stone
President-Elect Gordon Owens
Immediate PP Lisa Carlisle
Treasurer Terry Taylor
Secretary Lynne Lindsay
Foundation Danny Tompkins
Membership Karen Pilcher
Public Image Karen Schwank
Service John Carruth


  • Cheryl Greenway 2012-13
  • Bob Hagan 2015-16


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
Honoring Those Who Gave The Ultimate Sacrifice

This week, we honor the men and women who, when asked, gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Please join us for a special Rotary meeting on Thursday and the Memorial Day Celebration on Monday, May 27 at 11:00 a.m. at Roswell City Hall.

President Becky

This Week's Speaker

Join us this week at the Roswell Rotary meeting for our Memorial Day Celebration. This is always a special pre-Memorial Day event to honor those that have given the greatest sacrifice to assure our American freedoms.

Each year, Dave Young, Chairman, heads up the Roswell Rotary Memorial Day committee as a joint effort with the City of Roswell to plan one of the southeast's largest Memorial Day ceremonies. This year marks Roswell's 22nd celebration. Thanks to many Roswell Rotarians and community members and businesses that provide time and monetary donations to make the ceremony a wonderful event.

The Memorial Day event is at the Roswell City Hall, Monday, May 27. The military ceremony begins at 11 a.m. This year's speaker is Colonel (Ret) Patricia S Blassie. With a 40-year career in the Air Force, Col Blassie is the Deputy Director, Directorate of Manpower, Personnel, and Services Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.

Attitude matters. Words matter.
George Rhodes invites Your Words in his Battle with Cancer

George Rhodes is battling multiple myeloma and your words and prayers can make a difference. George's family set up a webpage for us to follow his progress and send him messages. Please click on this direct link or go to www.caringbridge.org and search for George Rhodes.

Are You Able to Help During a Meeting?

We need YOU! Are you interested in serving your fellow Rotarians by being a Greeter, leading the Pledge of Allegiance or the 4-Way Test? These are simple, important and fun tasks. The Greeters arrive at 11:30 a.m. and warmly welcome our Rotarians and guests for 30 minutes, a Rotarian officially speaks the Pledge of Allegiance with the group and the administrator of the 4-Way Test leads the assembly in stating the 4-Way Test. To help with these assignments please utilize the sign-up genius https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080845AFA92DAAFC1-4way

If you have any questions, please see Allison Judy or Dave Hallman. Thank you!

2019-20 Roswell Rotary Directory
Get A Free Head Shot

Does your headshot look like this?

Now is your chance to get a new one at no cost to you. David Bourne and Michael Gould have offered their services to take new headshots for our members before and after our weekly meetings from May 16 through June 6.

Dress for success and plan to come a few minutes early or stay for a few minutes after our meeting to have them take your new headshot. These will get added to our club website and make their way into the 2019-20 club directory.

Get More Business
Advertise In The Directory

Club Directory

As the new Rotary year approaches, it is time to update our club directory before the next edition goes to print. Please make sure your personal information is up to date. You can update this yourself on our club website or stop by and see Darlene at one of our next meetings.

The directory is a great opportunity to advertise your business to our club membership. If you have run an ad in previous years, expect a call from Mickey Deaton asking you to run an ad again this year.


  • $250 - 1/3 Page (2.5"h x 3.375"w)
  • $500 - 2/3 Page (5.25"h x 3.375"w)
  • $750 - Full Page (8"h x 3.375"w)

Want More Exposure?

Get higher visibility by having your ad on the inside or back cover. Pricing for these limited and high traffic ad placements is simple, it is double the normal price listed above.

Thank you for advertising in the directory and doing business with fellow Rotarians!

Dates for Service Above Self (and a good bit of fun)

Opportunities for your participation:

5/27, Mon: Memorial Day: Roswell Remembers

6/05, Wed: Hump Day (TBD)

6/11, Tue: Rotary Means Business - North Fulton B2B networking for Rotarians, https://rotary6900.org/v2/page/484

6/27, Thu: Installation Party

9/09, Mon: 41st Annual Aubrey Greenway Golf Tournament

It's even more fun with your friends and that starts with inviting your friends to a meeting, service project or social event. Bringing a guest presents 2 opportunities for "service." First is the goodwill that comes from introducing a guest to members of our club, to our club projects AND hearing our speakers. The second is growing our Roswell Rotary family.
Please look for opportunities to share Rotary with your friends.

"The more you give, the more you get." Author unknown.

Last Week at Rotary