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We meet Fridays at 7:15 AM
Alpharetta Presbyterian Church
180 Academy St
Alpharetta, GA  30009
United States
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Club Officers and Directors
President
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Secretary
Treasurer
Community Service Director
Foundation Director
Fundraising Director
International Service Director
Vocational Service Director
Youth Service Director
Club Service Director
Communications Director
Meeting Service Director
Membership Director
Sergeant-at-Arms
Sergeant-at-Arms
Speaker Co-Chairman
Speaker Co-Chairman
 
 

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Club News
"Like great teams in sports and business endeavors, if there's a chemistry among the participants, and they truly enjoy fellowship together, everybody wants to be there, stay involved, and just have fun together." - Ed Greenwood
 
2019 District Conference - San Destin, Florida -
 
 
What a spectacular weekend! Our club members always enjoy spending time together but it's extra special to have time with other friends from all over District 6900.
 
The Alpharetta Rotary Club received recognition for many accomplishments this year:
 
Best Foundation Per Capita Giving Award
Best Membership Growth Award
Best Member Retention Award
Best Public Image Service Project
Best Fundraiser Project Runner Up
Al Daniel Membership Award
District Governor's Citation
 
In addition, our Club, David Cochran and Ron Cox received great publicity and support for our Virtual Reality project. Past District Governor and Past Rotary International Director Robert Hall's presentation during Saturday's session included the fact that other Clubs will be able to take what we have created, along with the Clubs in California, and personalize it to promote their own Clubs and their special interests and projects. David also set up five stations in the House of Friendship that allowed attendees to experience VR, many for the first time, through Rotary's Two Drops of Patience, a 360 documentary about what it takes to eradicate Polio. 
 
I also had several people that expressed an interest in participating in our Polar Bear Plunge next year after they saw the pictures presented during the Oscar Award Ceremony. (We'll see if they still feel that way when the weather dips to 23 degrees!)
 
Many thanks to Will and Marybeth Daniel for hosting our Hospitality Suite, including catering dinner on Saturday night. In addition to members of our Club and our ADG Famous Lou, we enjoyed getting to know the parents and sisters of our GRSP student, Sofia Erlandsson, who were visiting from Sweden this week and joined us at District Conference. 
 
And now on to the 2020 District Conference at Jekyll Island! It will be April 30-May 3, 2020 and a special, limited-time, early bird rate of $220 is available until May 18th. You can register on the District 6900 website. Let's all plan to be there to welcome our own 2020-2021 District Governor Kirk Driskell with a fabulous Kentucky Derby celebration!
 
 
This Week’s Program
 
 
Ed Bolian
 

Ed Bolian grew up in Buford, GA and attended North Gwinnett High School. He went to Georgia Tech where he started an exotic car rental company out of his dorm room using a mountain of debt. He eventually sold the rental company and went on to work as Director of Sales at Lamborghini Atlanta for 6 years before leaving and starting a company called VINwiki which crowd sources vehicle history. Ed has a very large YouTube channel and is also well known for setting the world record in the Cannonball Run in 2013 with a time of 28 hours 50 minutes driving from New York to LA. 

 

Opportunities for Fellowship and to Serve –

  • YMCA Annual Clay Shoot - May 3rd 10am -2pm at Garland Mountain Sporting Clays 
  • Claws for a Cause crawfish and shrimp boil - May 4th 5-8pm Benefiting Senior Services North Fulton - See Heather Terry for more information
  • YMCA Mud Run 4 Kids - Sunday, May 5th - Ages 4-17 - Let's Get Muddy!
  • Feeding Hearts Farm to Table Gala - May 11th - 5-8pm at the Aquaponic Farm - See Suellen Daniels for details
  • Alpharetta Memorial Day Tribute - 9-10:30am - Alpharetta City Hall - See John Hipes for more information and to volunteer
  • International Service Project in Colombia - Jun 7-15 - See Olga Narvaez for details
  • Mayor's Corporate Challenge - August 22 - Time to Volunteer is Now! Or the committee will volunteer you.
  • Rotary Tanzania Trip - September 25-October 7th - See Bob Koncerak for details
  • Rotary Youth Exchange is looking for a host family for the period from the beginning of the school year through Thanksgiving. The student is a high school boy. The host family must live in the Alpharetta High School District. 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.
 
I hope to see you on Friday morning!
 
 
Robin McIntire
President
2018-2019
Rotary Club of Alpharetta

Join the Mayor of Alpharetta and a lively crowd of runners and walkers on August 23 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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