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Alpharetta Presbyterian Church
180 Academy St
Alpharetta, GA  30009
United States
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“If you watch a game, it’s fun.  If you play it, it’s recreation.
If you work at it, it’s golf. 
― Bob Hope
 
This Week's Speaker: Jane Park
Professional Golfer
 
 
 
This Friday, we are fortunate to have American Professional Golfer Jane Park.  She has played on the LPGA Tour since 2007.  Before turning professional, Ms. Park reached the finals of the 2003 U.S. Women's Amateur and 2004 U.S. Girls' Junior and won the 2004 U.S. Women's Amateur. She also tied for low amateur at the 2006 U.S. Women's Open. Since joining the LPGA, Ms. Park has earned over $2.5 million and recorded 13 top-10 finishes.  This month, she tied for 9th at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open where she scored a -10.
 
 
 
BIRTHDAYS
  • Aug. 11th – Ethan Underwood
  • Aug. 13th ­– Lindsey Petrini
  • Aug. 15th – Frank Joiner
  • Aug. 17th – Rory Young
 
WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
  • James & Paula Benson Aug 14, 1999 20 years
ROTARY ANNIVERSARIES
  • Nelson Karpeh 8 years, Aug. 12, 2011
  • Ron Cox 1 year, Aug. 15, 2018
  • John Hughes 1 year, Aug. 15, 2018
  • Prasad Koonapareddy 1 year, Aug. 15, 2018
  • Chip Reid 1 year, Aug. 15, 2018
  • Jim Zavorski 1 year, Aug. 15, 2018
 
ROTARY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE (RLI) - August 17, 2019 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Eaton’s Cooper Lighting, 1121 Hwy 74 S, Peachtree City, GA 30269
 
VIBRANT CLUB WORKSHOP - August 24, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm  
Macon Marriott, 240 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia 31217
 
2020 District conference – Jekyll island – April 30 – May 3, 2020
 
Opportunities for Service -
  • Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – August 17, 7:00-3:30pm - Eaton’s Cooper Lighting
  • Mayor's Corporate Challenge - August 22 - Time to Volunteer is Now - and to start training!
  • Vibrant Club Workshop – August 24, 9:00-12:00 – Macon Marriott
  • Miss Mary' Ice Cream Crankin' - Sunday, August 25th 2-4pm at Roswell Square Park
  • Women in Rotary Event – August 28, 5:30-7:30pm at the Hotel at Avalon
  • Grilling & Gridiron – September 14, 11:30-2:30
  • Financial Literacy Course – September 15, 2-4pm @ YMCA, September 18, 6:30-8:30am APC
  • Rotary Tanzania Trip - September 25-October 7th - See Bob Koncerak for details
  • Fresh Market –If you’ve not participated before, the sign-up sheet is passed around each meeting. This is an easy way to serve those in need by taking breads and other items from Fresh Market to NFCC to be given to those in need. Contact Lee Doernberg.
 
See You Friday Morning! 
Will Daniel, President 2019-2020
Rotary Club of Alpharetta
 
“Corruption, embezzlement, fraud, these are all characteristics which exist everywhere.   It is regrettably the way human nature functions, whether we like it or not.  What successful economies do is keep it to a minimum.
 No one has ever eliminated any of that stuff.” 
― Alan Greenspan
 
This Week's Speaker: Dave Amster
Fraud Consultant
 
 
Dave Amster is a Security and Fraud Professional with extensive experience in the industry. As Vice President of Global Fraud Investigations for Equifax, he provided leadership and direction for all fraud investigations, incident response, fraud monitoring analytics, credentialing, background screening, and customer auditing and tracking.
 
He now works with consumers to help protect them from becoming fraud victims, and when necessary, works with them to correct any issues they may have encountered.  While he specializes in working with seniors, Dave works with and assists all consumers in fraud prevention and investigation.
 
 
Alpharetta Rotary and Milton Rotary welcome our GRSP
Student Anna Damsholt from Denmark!
 
 
BIRTHDAYS
  • Aug. 7th - Ron Cox
  • Aug. 8th ­– Rick Kenny
  • Aug. 9th – Brian King
  • Aug. 19th – Emily Metallo
WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
  • Sumeet & Sonia Shah Aug 05 2006 13 years
  • J.D. & Trina Grogan - Aug 06 1994 25 years
  • Charlie & Kathy Swahn - Aug 06 2005 14 years
ROTARY ANNIVERSARIES
  • David Cochran 2 years, Aug 04 2017
  • Jim Gilvin 1 year, Aug 07 2018
  • Richard Owens 2 years Aug 09 2017
 
ROTARY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE (RLI) - August 17, 2019 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Eaton’s Cooper Lighting, 1121 Hwy 74 S, Peachtree City, GA 30269
 
VIBRANT CLUB WORKSHOP - August 24, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm  
Macon Marriott, 240 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia 31217
 
2020 District conference – Jekyll island – April 30 – May 3, 2020
 
Opportunities for Service -
  • Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – August 17, 7:00-3:30pm - Eaton’s Cooper Lighting
  • Mayor's Corporate Challenge - August 22 - Time to Volunteer is Now - and to start training!
  • Vibrant Club Workshop – August 24, 9:00-12:00 – Macon Marriott
  • Miss Mary' Ice Cream Crankin' - Sunday, August 25th 2-4pm at Roswell Square Park
  • Women in Rotary Event – August 28, 5:30-7:30pm at the Hotel at Avalon
  • Rotary Tanzania Trip - September 25-October 7th - See Bob Koncerak for details
  • Grilling & Gridiron – September 14, 11:30-2:30
  • Fresh Market –If you’ve not participated before, the sign-up sheet is passed around each meeting. This is an easy way to serve those in need by taking breads and other items from Fresh Market to NFCC to be given to those in need. Contact Lee Doernberg.
 
See You Friday Morning! 
Will Daniel, President 2019-2020
Rotary Club of Alpharetta
 
 
This Week's Speaker: Scott Childress
Leader of the Old Soldiers Day Parade
“The American Legion - 100 Years of Service”
 
 
As our club prepares for the Old Soldiers Day Parade on Saturday, I can’t think of a better way to kick off the weekend than to have the Leader of the Parade as our guest speaker.  Scott’s family’s service to our country runs deep.  His father served in WWII in the Army and then the 8th Air Force Recon as a pilot.  His mother served in WWII with the Women’s Army Corps (WAC).  Both of Scott’s brothers served in Vietnam.  Older brother Craig retired from the Army Special Forces, and younger brother Dean was critically wounded as a US Marine.
 
Scott’s service path started as an Atlanta Police Officer & Sargent, then a trial ADA for Fulton County, a Roswell City Councilman, and a Judge of the Alpharetta Municipal Court.  He is now a full-time criminal defense attorney and volunteer for the Alpharetta American Legion Post 201.
 
 
*VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR FLOAT ASSEMBLY*
AT CHURCH - Thursday, August 1st, 2019 5:00 pm Float Assembly at Presbyterian Church
AT PARADE - Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 7:00 am, Our position in the parade is 51.  Our staging area is in front of the new Charter STEM school (former location of Old Milton High School).  You'll get there by driving north on Wills Road, turn left onto Milton Avenue, then turn left into Milton Center.  The street will probably be blocked off but explain to the police officer that you are setting up for the parade.  This is very close to the new parking garage next to Alpharetta Animal Hospital.  It may be best to park there.  We'll start congregating at the staging area at 7:00 am to finish the float (we have about 500 balloons to inflate, flags to install, streamers to stream, etc.).  We have to be done with the float by 9 am.  Anyone that wants to drive their convertibles, jeeps, fancy cars, bedazzled motorcycles, etc in the parade will congregate here, too.
 
OLD SOLDIERS DAY PARADE – ROTARY COOK-OUT
- August 3rd, 2019  10:00 am – 11:30 am, Parade, Cookout afterwards in Pavilion #1 at Willis Park.
 
Health Symposium: MEETING THE CHALLENGE OF ENDING POLIO
- August 3rd, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm, The Shriner’s Auditorium, 400 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE,
 
ROTARY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE (RLI) - August 17, 2019 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Eaton’s Cooper Lighting, 1121 Hwy 74 S, Peachtree City, GA 30269
 
VIBRANT CLUB WORKSHOP - August 24, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm  
Macon Marriott, 240 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia 31217
 
2020 District conference – Jekyll Island – April 30 – May 3, 2020
 
Opportunities for Service -
  • Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – August 17, 7:00-3:30pm - Eaton’s Cooper Lighting
  • Mayor's Corporate Challenge - August 22 - Time to Volunteer is Now - and to start training!
  • Vibrant Club Workshop – August 24, 9:00-12:00 – Macon Marriott
  • Miss Mary' Ice Cream Crankin' - Sunday, August 25th 2-4pm at Roswell Square Park
  • Women in Rotary Event – August 28, 5:30-7:30pm at the Hotel at Avalon
  • Rotary Tanzania Trip - September 25-October 7th - See Bob Koncerak for details
  • Grilling & Gridiron – September 14, 11:30-2:30
  • Rotary Youth Exchange is still looking for host families for next year. Our student is a high school boy. See Lyman Louis for more information.
  • Fresh Market –If you’ve not participated before, the sign-up sheet is passed around each meeting. This is an easy way to serve those in need by taking breads and other items from Fresh Market to NFCC to be given to those in need. Contact Lee Doernberg.
 
See You Friday Morning! 
Will Daniel, President 2019-2020
Rotary Club of Alpharetta
“Age appears best in four things: old wood to burn,
old wine to drink, old friends to trust and old authors to read.” 
― Francis Bacon
 
This Week's Speaker: Adam Danielson, Owner
 FERMENTED, A Wine Boutique
 
 
Adam is originally from Seattle but raised in Florida. Having worked for many years in restaurant management, Adam was given opportunities to manage the wine programs of many reputable dining establishments in Amelia Island, Santa Barbara and Austin, including Brett’s Waterway Café, Zooker’s Café and Parkside Projects. While in Santa Barbara he volunteered often during the harvest in local vineyards and learned the process of winemaking. In 2014 he came to Atlanta to work in some of the top restaurants then made his way into the distribution channel with the National Distributing Company. He is the founder and curator of Fermented in downtown Alpharetta where they provide an outstanding experience introducing people to amazing wines and transporting them to the countries and villages they came from. They fight for the artisan wine and seek to be a force to help them thrive.
 
 
Health Symposium: MEETING THE CHALLENGE OF ENDING POLIO
- August 3rd, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm, The Shriner’s Auditorium, 400 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE,
 
ROTARY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE (RLI) - August 17, 2019 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Eaton’s Cooper Lighting, 1121 Hwy 74 S, Peachtree City, GA 30269
 
VIBRANT CLUB WORKSHOP - August 24, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm  
Macon Marriott, 240 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia 31217
 
2020 DISTRICT CONFERENCE – Jekyll Island – April 30 – May 3
 
Opportunities for Service -
  • YMCA Summer Lunch Program - Serving children at Aspen Pointe Apartments every Wednesday - 11:45-1pm - until school starts in August
  • Old Soldiers' Day Parade followed by Rotary Cook-Out at Wills Park - August 3rd. Mark your calendars with details to follow.
  • Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – August 17, 7:00-3:30pm - Eaton’s Cooper Lighting
  • Mayor's Corporate Challenge - August 22 - Time to Volunteer is Now - and to start training!
  • Vibrant Club Workshop – August 24, 9:00-12:00 – Macon Marriott
  • Miss Mary' Ice Cream Crankin' - Sunday, August 25th 2-4pm at Roswell Square Park
  • Women in Rotary Event – August 28, 5:30-7:30pm at the Hotel at Avalon
  • Rotary Tanzania Trip - September 25-October 7th - See Bob Koncerak for details
  • Grilling & Gridiron – September 14, 11:30-2:30
  • Rotary Youth Exchange is still looking for host families for next year. Our student is a high school boy. See Lyman Louis for more information.
  • Fresh Market –If you’ve not participated before, the sign-up sheet is passed around each meeting. This is an easy way to serve those in need by taking breads and other items from Fresh Market to NFCC to be given to those in need. Contact Lee Doernberg.
 
See You Friday Morning! 
Will Daniel, President 2019-2020
Rotary Club of Alpharetta
 
 
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast
a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
– Mother Teresa
 
This Week's Speaker: Olga Narvaez – Rotarian Extraordinaire
 
 
   This week our very own Olga Narvaez will tell us about her recent trip to Columbia.  Olga was joined with John and Karen Hipes, Sue Kinker, Sandra Kinney, Bill Weeks, spouses and family members.  Through Olga’s leadership, the Rotary Club of Alpharetta partnered with the Club Rotario of Manizales on two international grant projects totaling $136,000.  Alpharetta Rotarians contributed $28,000 of foundation money toward the project and Club Rotario Manizales and the Rotary Club of Milton, Georgia contributed additional money all of which was matched by District 6900 and then matched again by The Rotary Foundation.
   One grant funded the purchase and use of a portable electrocardiograph machine to detect heart abnormalities in children and to facilitate treatment and recovery for afflicted children and their families. The project is implemented with the assistance of Fundación Pequeño Corazón. The other grant funded the Ramoss project to transition and integrate young men and women from prison back into society and the workplace through training and counseling.
 
 
Opportunities for Service -
  • YMCA Summer Lunch Program - Serving children at Aspen Pointe Apartments every Wednesday - 11:45-1pm - until school starts in August
  • Old Soldiers' Day Parade followed by Rotary Cook-Out at Wills Park - August 3rd. Mark your calendars with details to follow.
  • Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – August 17, 7:00-3:30pm - Eaton’s Cooper Lighting
  • Mayor's Corporate Challenge - August 22 - Time to Volunteer is Now - and to start training!
  • Vibrant Club Workshop – August 24, 9:00-12:00 – Macon Marriott
  • Miss Mary' Ice Cream Crankin' - Sunday, August 25th 2-4pm at Roswell Square Park
  • Women in Rotary Event – August 28, 5:30-7:30pm at the Hotel at Avalon
  • Rotary Tanzania Trip - September 25-October 7th - See Bob Koncerak for details
  • Grilling & Gridiron – September 14, 11:30-2:30
  • Rotary Youth Exchange is still looking for host families for next year. Our student is a high school boy. See Lyman Louis for more information.
  • Fresh Market –If you’ve not participated before, the sign-up sheet is passed around each meeting. This is an easy way to serve those in need by taking breads and other items from Fresh Market to NFCC to be given to those in need. Contact Lee Doernberg.
 
See You Friday Morning! 
Will Daniel, President 2019-2020
Rotary Club of Alpharetta
 

Join the Mayor of Alpharetta and a lively crowd of runners and walkers on Thursday, August 22nd 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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