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Alpharetta Presbyterian Church
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Alpharetta, GA  30009
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“Rotary summons people to respond to their best impulses…their best selves…to lift-up their heads in every land.  The best things in us are not confined by national boundaries.” 
― The Rotarian 1934
 
This Week's Speaker: District Governor Jim Squire
 
 
            Jim’s Rotary service and recognitions include Assistant Governor and the Follow Me Assistant Governor of the Year Award, Rotary Foundation Bequest Society and Benefactor, Paul Harris Society and Paul Harris Fellow +8, 2017 Rotary International Convention HOC Executive Committee, RLI Graduate + 3 Graduate Courses, Georgia Rotary Student Program Will Watt Fellow, District Youth Services Chair, and Georgia Rotary Laws of Life Board member.  He is Past President of the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs and recipient of the District 6900 Sheffield Leadership Award, Club Rotarian of the Year, two Service Above Self Awards, and sponsor of twelve Rotary Club members.     
           
           A Certified Franchise Executive, Jim is Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer at Firestorm, overseeing franchise development and alternative channel expansion for the brand.  Firestorm is a national franchise company specializing in crisis management, vulnerability analysis/threat assessment, and business continuity.  Jim is founding chairman of the International Franchise Association’s Institute of Certified Franchise Executives, and a former member of the IFA Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees of the IFA Franchise Research and Education Foundation, where he received the Foundation’s highest honor, the William Rosenberg Leadership Award.  On the local level he serves as Chairman Emeritus of the Southeast Franchise Forum, and a member of the Georgia State University Franchise Entrepreneurship Advisory Board.
           
          Jim also maintains a high profile in the foodservice industry as Chairman Emeritus of the Georgia Restaurant Association, and a member of Georgia State University’s School of Hospitality Industry Advisory Board.  He is past president of the restaurant division of the Georgia Hospitality and Travel Association, which presented him with the Chairman’s Award in 2003 and designated him Food Service Industry Leader of the Year in 1990.
 
            Jim lives in Sandy Springs, Georgia, and is a member of the City of Sandy Springs Development Authority and American Legion Post 201.  He and his wife Donna are active members of Dunwoody United Methodist Church, and they have a son and a daughter who have blessed them with three grandsons and two granddaughters. 
 
WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
  • Sept. 17th – Katie and Andrew Rocco - 20 Years
  • Sept. 19th – Heather and Mark Demis – 27 Years
  • Sept. 20th – Michelle and Michael Miralles – 33 Years
 
Financial Literacy Course – September 15th, 2-4pm @ YMCA, September 18th, 6:30-8:30am APC
 
Dinner with DG Jim SquireSeptember 19th, 6:00 @ Marybeth Daniel’s House, 75 Arabian Ave.  Milton, GA.  Jim will also be joining us for breakfast on Friday, Sept. 20th.
 
Warm Coat Drive Now through Oct. 21st.  Please bring in your new and gently used winter coats which will be distributed by North Fulton Community Charities and The Place of Forsyth. Look for a collection bin in Fellowship Hall.
 
USO Volunteering – October 3rd, @ Hartsfield/Jackson (See Chris Weeber, William Perkins)
 
GRSP WeekendNovember 1-3, Need host family volunteers to house students Fri. & Sat. night.
 
2020 District conference – Jekyll island April 30 – May 3, 2020
 
Opportunities for Service -
  • Financial Literacy Course – September 15th, 2-4pm @ YMCA, September 18th, 6:30-8:30am APC
  • Dinner with DG Jim Squire September 19th, 6:00 @ Marybeth Daniel’s House, 75 Arabian Ave. Milton, GA.  Jim will also be joining us for breakfast on Friday, Sept. 20th.
  • Warm Coat Drive – Now through Oct. 21st, Alpharetta Presbyterian Church
  • USO Volunteering – October 3rd, @ Hartsfield/Jackson (See Chris Weeber, William Perkins)
  • Rotary Tanzania Trip - September 25-October 7th - See Bob Koncerak for details
  • GRSP Weekend November 1-3, Need host family volunteers to house students Fri. & Sat. night.
  • 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
 
“True country music is honesty, sincerity
and real life to the hilt.” 
― Garth Brooks
 
This Week's Speaker: Cadillac Jack
Atlanta Morning Radio Icon
 
 
 
Cadillac Jack, known as “Caddy" to his friends had been on the radio with KICKS 101.5 for 26 years when he departed the station in July of this year.  Little did he know that he’d be with the same station since he was 19.  It's hard to image the millions of listeners Caddy has entertained through the years.  He started as the host of "Crying, Loving or Leaving" in the evening timeslot.  Later he covered the afternoon drivetime and eventually the coveted morning drive in 2005. Caddy's television appearances included a role as Ted Phillips on ABC's Hope and Faith.  Additionally, he won an Emmy Award for his work on ABC's The Road to the CMA Music Festival.
 
Cadillac plans to share a very personal journey with the club; how he was able to morph his termination with KICKS 101.5 into the best thing that could have happened to him.  He’ll discuss how he’s promised himself to kick it up a notch as a dad, and a lesson many moms and dads can still learn. Caddy had lived in Milton since before it was Milton for 17 years with his wife, Donna, and their three children.
 
WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
  • Sept. 8th – Rob and Linda Johns -16 Years
  • Sept. 11th – Kirk and Deena Driskell – 19 Years
 
Adopt-A-Mile Crew September 7, 2019
Special Shout Out to The Crew!
Chris Weeber, Michael Gordy, Joe Thomas, Colin Webb, Jason Binder, Jane Pittman,
Brian Mould, Donna Murphy, Tina Pollard and Bo Boshell
 
Grilling & Gridiron – September 14th, 11:30-2:30
 
Financial Literacy Course – September 15th, 2-4pm @ YMCA, September 18th, 6:30-8:30am APC
 
Dinner with DG Jim SquireSeptember 19th, 6:00 @ Marybeth Daniel’s House, 75 Arabian Ave.
Milton, GA.  Jim will also be joining us for breakfast on Friday, Sept. 20th.
 
Warm Coat Drive Now through Oct. 21st.  Please bring in your new and gently used winter coats
which will be distributed by North Fulton Community Charities and The Place of Forsyth. Look for a collection bin in Fellowship Hall.
 
USO Volunteering – October 3rd, @ Hartsfield/Jackson (See Chris Weeber, William Perkins)
 
GRSP WeekendNovember 1-3, Need host family volunteers to house students Fri. & Sat. night.
 
2020 District conference – Jekyll island April 30 – May 3, 2020
 
Opportunities for Service -
  • Grilling & Gridiron – September 14th, 11:30-2:30
  • Financial Literacy Course – September 15th, 2-4pm @ YMCA, September 18th, 6:30-8:30am APC
  • Dinner with DG Jim Squire September 19th, 6:00 @ Marybeth Daniel’s House, 75 Arabian Ave. Milton, GA.  Jim will also be joining us for breakfast on Friday, Sept. 20th.
  • Warm Coat Drive – Now through Oct. 21st, Alpharetta Presbyterian Church
  • USO Volunteering – October 3rd, @ Hartsfield/Jackson (See Chris Weeber, William Perkins)
  • Rotary Tanzania Trip - September 25-October 7th - See Bob Koncerak for details
  • GRSP Weekend November 1-3, Need host family volunteers to house students Fri. & Sat. night.
  • 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
 
 
“A people without the knowledge of their past
history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” 
― Marcus Garvey
 
This Week's Speakers: Connie Mashburn & Michael Buchanan
Alpharetta Historians – Saving Farm House
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   Connie Mashburn is a native Alpharettan with roots that date back to the 1830s.  He is a charter member of the Alpharetta & Old Milton County Historical Society, and author of Alpharetta, Old Milton County - The Early Years.  Connie serves on the City of Alpharetta Historic Preservation Commission and is the curator of the Alpharetta & Old Milton County History Museum.  He is the official historian for the City of Alpharetta and the Alpharetta & Old Milton County Historical Society.  He has been married to Jane Boltwood of Alexandria, Virginia for 44 years and has two children. He is a graduate of Milton High and Georgia State University. 
 
   Michael Buchanan is a retired school teacher, author, screenwriter, and award-winning artist. In 2010 he co-authored the young-adult novel The Fat Boy Chronicles with Diane Lang.  The book won the National Parenting Publication’s Gold Award, Mom’s Choice Award of Excellence and NY Champions of Character Award. Schools around the nation use the novel in their anti-bullying and childhood obesity efforts. Buchanan is a guest speaker at state, national and international reading and anti-bullying conferences.  In 2012, Michael wrote the screenplay for the feature film The Fat Boy Chronicles (2012). The movie, seen by millions around the world, won multiple awards for its impacting, yet hopeful depiction of an obese and bullied 9th grader’s world.
 
   Buchanan is the lead writer on Spiral Bound (2015), a feature documentary about the importance of the arts, and Nature Matters (2016), a documentary focused on the consequences for today’s generation of a life lived indoors. He was also the writer for Saving Farm House (2019), a documentary short depicting the history of Alpharetta, Georgia.  In Michael’s spare time he dives in alligator-infested rivers looking for giant shark teeth.
 
BIRTHDAYS
Sept. 2nd – Heather Honeycutt
Sept. 2nd – Fran Schafer
Sept. 4th – Charlie Schuetz
 
Warm Coat Drive Now through Oct. 21st.  Please bring in your new and gently used winter coats which will be distributed by North Fulton Community Charities and The Place of Forsyth. Look for a collection bin in Fellowship Hall.
BrewAble Grand OpeningSeptember 6th, 9:00am Alpharetta Community Center
Adopt-A-Mile September 7th, 8am Meet at Avalon Chick-fil-A
Grilling & Gridiron – September 14th, 11:30-2:30
Financial Literacy Course – September 15th, 2-4pm @ YMCA, September 18th, 6:30-8:30am APC
GRSP WeekendNovember 1-3,  Need host family volunteers to house students Fri. & Sat. night.
2020 District conference – Jekyll island April 30 – May 3, 2020
 
Opportunities for Service -
  • Warm Coat Drive – Now through Oct. 21st, Alpharetta Presbyterian Church
  • BrewAble Grand Opening September 6th, 9:00am Alpharetta Community Center
  • Grilling & Gridiron – September 14th, 11:30-2:30
  • Financial Literacy Course – September 15th, 2-4pm @ YMCA, September 18th, 6:30-8:30am APC
  • Rotary Tanzania Trip - September 25-October 7th - See Bob Koncerak for details
  • GRSP Weekend November 1-3, Need host family volunteers to house students Fri. & Sat. night.
  • 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
 
“Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must — at that moment — become the center of the universe.” 
― Elie Wiesel
 
This Week's Speaker: Marmar Stewart
Human & Social Rights Activist and Author
 
 
Marmar Stewart was born in Iran, raised in Hamburg, Germany and now lives in Atlanta.  While helping Afghan refugee women and children obtain political asylum in Germany; she found that her passion was working on human rights and social issues.
 
Marmar's professional career is in radio and television.  Upon moving to Atlanta, she worked for CNN with Bobby Batista on CNN's Talk-Back Live Show.  Now she is undertaking a variety of independent projects including charity work for the local Kurdish community, especially women refugees.  In 2018, she hosted a fundraising event for the Atlanta Women's Club at the Wimbish House to support the Refugee Women Network's leadership program.
 
In addition to her humanitarian work, she is determined to help improve the diagnosis and treatment of autism.  Her children’s book We Are Special deals in particular with the issues of siblings of children with autism and with speech therapy. Based on her own experience, she believes that speech therapy can play an essential role in improving the lives of autistic children. 100% of the profits from sales of We Are Special are earmarked for support of speech therapy of children with special needs at the Coralwood School in Decatur, Georgia.
 
BIRTHDAYS
  • Aug. 25th – Casey Robinson
  • Aug. 25th – Mary Ulich
  • Aug. 25th – Joe Wargo
  • Aug. 27th – Erin Doiron
  • Aug. 27th – Glenn Guest
WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
  • Matt & Savannah Amerson – 14 Years, Aug. 25th
  • Chip & Dana Reid – 30 Years, Aug. 26th
  • Heather & Ollie Wagner – 30 Years, Aug. 26th
  • Lawrence & Jane Mulkey – 55 Years, Aug. 29th
  • Lauri & Rory Young – 27 Years, Aug. 31st
 
BrewAble Grand Opening – September 6th, 9:00am Alpharetta Community Center
 
Adopt-A-Mile September 7th, 8am Meet at Avalon Chick-fil-A
 
Grilling & Gridiron – September 14th, 11:30-2:30
 
Financial Literacy Course – September 15th, 2-4pm @ YMCA, September 18th, 6:30-8:30am APC
 
GRSP Weekend – November 1-3,  Need host family volunteers to house students Fri. & Sat. night.
 
2020 District conference – Jekyll island April 30 – May 3, 2020
 
Opportunities for Service -
  • BrewAble Grand Opening September 6th, 9:00am Alpharetta Community Center
  • Grilling & Gridiron – September 14th, 11:30-2:30
  • Financial Literacy Course – September 15th, 2-4pm @ YMCA, September 18th, 6:30-8:30am APC
  • Rotary Tanzania Trip - September 25-October 7th - See Bob Koncerak for details
  • GRSP Weekend November 1-3, Need host family volunteers to house students Fri. & Sat. night.
  • 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
 
 
“Lets us not seek the Republican answer,
or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. 
Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past.
Let us accept our own responsibility for the future. 
― John F. Kennedy
 
This Week's Speaker: Brian Kemp
83rd Governor of Georgia
 
 
We are honored this Friday to have Georgia Governor Brian Kemp as our speaker.  Mr. Kemp is the 83rd Governor for the great State of Georgia having defeated a previous Rotary Club of Alpharetta speaker, Casey Cagle, in a Republican runoff in 2018.  He then went on to defeat Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams.  As Governor, Brian Kemp is fighting to make Georgia #1 for small business through regulatory reform.  He will ensure that all parts of our state – including rural Georgia – have opportunities to grow and thrive.  Kemp is fundamentally reforming state government, keeping our families safe, and always putting hardworking Georgians first.
 
Governor Kemp was born in Athens, Georgia and is a graduate of the University of Georgia.  Before entering politics, Mr. Kemp owned several agribusinesses, financial services, and real estate companies.  In 2002 he was elected to the Georgia Senate, and in 2010 he was appointed Secretary of State by then-Governor Sonny Perdue to replace Karen Handel who had resigned to run for Governor.  Mr. Kemp subsequently was elected to a full term as secretary of state in 2010 and 2014.  He is married and has three children.  Let's have a warm Rotary welcome for Georgia Governor Brian Kemp.
 
 
BIRTHDAYS
  • Aug. 21st – Chad Redfern
 
WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
  • Phillip & Diana Montague – 35 Years, Aug. 18th
  • Richard & Kitty Owens – 40 Years, Aug. 19th
 
Mayor’s Corporate Challenge - August 22, 2019 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
VIBRANT CLUB WORKSHOP - August 24, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Macon Marriott, 240 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia 31217
 
Miss Mary's Ice Cream Crankin' - August 25, 2019 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Roswell Square Park. https://missmarysicecream.org/
 
2020 District conference – Jekyll islandApril 30 – May 3, 2020
 
Opportunities for Service -
  • 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's 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
 
 
 
“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.”
 
 
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