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Alpharetta Presbyterian Church
180 Academy St
Alpharetta, GA  30009
United States
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At a Glance

ROTARY AFTER HOURS – Tonight 5-7pm at Ruth’s Chris. Bring a prospective member with you as a guest and help us to thank our Mayor’s Corporate Challenge sponsors!

 

Bell will ring at 7:25 this week – be ready to join the breakfast line

  • Speaker is poet, Sandra Taylor
  • Vocational Minute – Sandra Kinney
  • Independence HS Interact – Pin Presentation
  • Deborah Cwalla – primer on Be The Voice – anti-bullying program
  • Final Chance 7-9am Rotary Directory headshots by Clark Savage
  • Sign-up for Fresh Market – questions? Contact Lee Doernberg
  • Sept 30 - Sign-up for Rivers Alive Day of Service 9/30
  • Oct 05 - Attend N. Fulton Rotary “Concert in the Park” – we have a table! See Scott D.
  • Oct 5 - Sign-up for USO 10/05 Contact Past President William at 770-876-5106
  • Oct 7 & 14 Work Crew needed at Rotary’s Drake Village apartment
  • Oct 21 Sign-up for Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) Sandy Springs – Contact Steve Corder at 770-855-5225
  • Oct 21 Oyster Roast to benefit End Polio

Week in Review

I hope everyone enjoyed a well-deserved weekend of rest and better weather!

Monday morning fellow Rotarians, City Councilman Dan Merkel, Chief John Robison and I were interviewed by Channel 2 News for a story on the MedReturn boxes which, funded by Alpharetta Rotary, are located at every Alpharetta Fire House and at Police HQ.  This collaboration with Alpharetta Public Safety represents a definitive response to issues brought forth in the North Fulton Opioid Crisis Meeting earlier in the year. Another example of Rotary in Action. Unfortunately the piece was not aired due to other news priorities.  We hope it will be scheduled soon.

 

Mickey Rogers toured Drake Village and “claimed” the apartment that Alpharetta Rotary, in partnership with Milton/Windward Rotary, will sponsor. While the apartment is in good shape, Mickey identified approximately $3,200 in work to be done. We will be hosting two Rotary work days on the apartment: 10/07 and 10/14.  More detail to follow.

 

Harvey and Irma Hurricane Disaster Relief – and now Maria

Will Daniel happily reported at our Rotary Board meeting Tuesday morning that we had not only met the $2,500 Harvey match, but that members had donated nearly $3,500.  Add the Club’s $2,500 match and our Harvey Relief efforts amount to $6,000!  A check will be cut this Friday and sent to the special DAF set-up to receive these funds.

 

The Board suggested we split the Irma Relief efforts into two parts: domestic and Caribbean. Should they wish to contribute, Club members will be given the opportunity to donate to the Irma DAF set-up for domestic relief efforts. As for the Caribbean, Alpharetta Rotary has stepped-forward with the leadership of John Hipes and Kirk Driskell to help facilitate our District’s response.  John has been in touch with the Club on Tortolla and with the RI Coordinator for the Caribbean. This effort will be split into 1) immediate/acute needs; and 2) longer-term rebuilding efforts. Stay tuned - More information will be distributed before our Friday meeting.

 

Interest Groups – Need Your Help…

We still need a volunteer to act as Chair of the Organizing Committee.  I do not see it as a long-term project, only to “launch” the efforts with “captains” of each group.  Please let me know if you are willing to serve as Chair – or as a member of the Committee. Your help will get us going more quickly.

 

Service Above Self

We will have many points of service available through the end of the year. And while none of us is able to do it all, be sure to set aside time on your calendar for those you can, and those for which you have a particular passion. Involve your family and invite your friends - and if so inclined, offer your leadership as well.  It takes many willing hands and feet to do the great things we do – so jump right in!

Join Mayor David Belle Isle and a lively crowd of runners and walkers on August 24 at City Hall for the annual Mayor’s Challenge 5K Race.

 
 
It’s basically a huge block party.  A night of food, music and friendly competition.  Held in concert with Alpharetta’s renowned Food Truck Alley! The Alpharetta Mayor's Corporate Challenge 5K Race attracts thousands of residents, corporate employees and runners.  This year's venue is City Park behind Alpharetta City Hall.  The new location is attracting interest from large corporate sponsors who desire a private company picnic experience while enjoying Alpharetta's most exciting night of the year.  
 
 

Rotary Club of Alpharetta donated $7,500 to HomeStretch in support of the great work they do in the North Fulton Community.  They also completed 3 projects for HomeStretch in order to get an apartment ready for a new family to move in.  On Tuesday, September 20 and on Thursday, September 22 from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day, fellow Rotarians painted the interior of the apartment. And on Saturday, September 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Rotarians cleaned the inside and outside of the apartment.  

Rotarian Karen Nolan said, “Alpharetta Rotarians are happy to volunteer their time and resources to give families in our community a hand up through HomeStretch.  HomeStretch families are proud hardworking members of our community and Homestretch offers them the support they need to ensure they have the opportunity for a bright successful future.”
 
HomeStretch is an organization that addresses some of the root causes of homelessness in our community.  It is one of the few programs in the country that not only provides housing but works with the families to help stop the cycle of homelessness.  The Rotary Club of Alpharetta annually sponsors an apartment and a family at HomeStretch.  In addition, Alpharetta Rotarians serve as Financial and Life Mentors for the family.   
 
President of Alpharetta Rotary, Jason Binder stated, “Our club is very proud to support HomeStretch not only with money but with fellow Rotarians participating together to make sure an apartment is clean and freshly painted and ready for a new family to move in soon. HomeStretch provides valuable services and support to members of the community and on behalf of Alpharetta Rotarians, I look forward to our continued work with Homestretch in the coming years.”
 

Rotary Club of Alpharetta donated $7,500 to HomeStretch in support of the great work they do in the North Fulton Community. They also completed 3 projects for HomeStretch in order to get an apartment ready for a new family to move in. On Tuesday, September 20 and on Thursday, September 22 from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day, fellow Rotarians painted the interior of the apartment. And on Saturday, September 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Rotarians cleaned the inside and outside of the apartment. 

 
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