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Alpharetta Presbyterian Church
180 Academy St
Alpharetta, GA  30009
United States of America
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“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is a progress,
and working together is success.”
― Henry Ford
 
This Week's Program:
The Rotary Club of Alpharetta – Club Assembly
 
 
MEMBER BIRTHDAYS
  • Jason Binder – Nov. 19th.
  • Kelly Walker – Nov. 23rd.
  • Chris Cammack – Nov. 30th.
MEMBER ANNIVERSARIES
  • Michael & Christy Cross – Nov. 20th, 1-Year
  • Richard & Caroline Kenny – Nov. 20th, 9-Years
 
PLEASE NOTE: We do not have a Club meeting next Friday, Nov. 29th.
 
ROTARY HAPPENINGS
 
Adopt-A-Mile November 16, 2019
Special Shout Out to The Crew!
Front row Salter Lewis, Hannah Davis, Lauren Davis, Ann Davis, Jeff Davis, Carlyle Canada, Mike Stevenson, Phil Montague; back row Chip Reid, Brian Mould, Rex Grizzle, Kyle Lewis, Dan Merkel, Michelle Coleman, Sandra Kinney, Joe Thomas, Bo Boshell. Not Shown Marian Stelling, Ralph Augera, & Chris Weeber.
 
Club Virtual Reality (VR) Champions. Staging and Showing the “Rotary Public Image Show in a Trunk” at Rotary Leadership Summit Nov. 21-24 at Intercontinental Buckhead.
Members & Friends Include: Paul Ray, Scott Doll, Ron Cox, David Cochran, Stephanie Chacon, Brian Mould, Mark Sullivan, Robin McIntire, Jack Hausmann, and Emily Metallo.
 
The LionheARTisans Cottage Holiday Hours: Mon-Fri. 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
 
Club Happy Hour at Jekyll Brewing: Dec. 3rd – 5:00pm
 
 
Taylor Road Orchestra Performance: Dec. 13th at Club Breakfast
 
 
Holiday Party: Dec. 13th at 6:30 (See Tom Darr)
 
Opportunities for Service
 
Painting LionheARTisans Cottage Nov. 23rd.  Contact Mickey Rogers.
 
USO Volunteering – Dec. 5th, @ Hartsfield/Jackson (See William Perkins).
 
Holiday Gift WrappingDec. 7th, 6-9:00pm, Downtown Alpharetta.
 
Polar Bear Plunge/Cook Your Butts Off – Feb. 8th, 2020  10–1:00pm at Wills Park Pool.
 
2020 District conference – Jekyll island April 30 – May 3, 2020.
 
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
 
“You’re either growing or dying. Stagnation does
not exist in the universe.”
― Steve Siebold
 
This Week's Speaker: Steve Siebold –
Expert in Critical Thinking and Mental Toughness
 
 
Steve Siebold is an internationally recognized authority in the field of psychological performance training. His clients include Johnson& Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Toyota, GlaxoSmithKline, Caterpillar, and hundreds of others.
 
Since 1984, Siebold has interviewed over 1,300 self-made millionaires and billionaires, and these interviews continue today. His books, 177 Mental Toughness Secrets of the World Class, and How Rich People Think, and Secrets Self Made Millionaires Teach Their Kids, have become best sellers with over 1.3 million copies sold worldwide. His new book, co-authored with financial titan Tom Mathews, is How Money Works: Stop Being a Sucker. The book has pre-sold 125,000 copies and will be released in December. 
 
Siebold has been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN World News, Fox Business Network, CBS News and hundreds of other television shows throughout the country and around the world.
 
Siebold is the past Chairman the National Speaker’s Associations Million Dollar Speakers Club, and he ranks among the top 1% of professional speakers in the world.
 
Steve Siebold has been married to Dawn Andrews for 33 years and the couple resides at their historic home/office, Bona Allen Mansion, in Buford. 
 
MEMBER BIRTHDAYS
  • Marian Stelling – Nov. 10th.
  • Hans Appen – Nov. 12th.
  • Jim Paine – Nov. 15th.
 
The LionheARTisans Cottage Holiday Hours: Mon-Fri. 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
 
Opportunities for Service
 
Adopt-A-Mile CleanupNov. 16th.  Contact Chris Weeber, Meet at Chic-Fil-A Avalon at 8:00am.  Start 8:30am.  Excellent opportunity for Red and Blue Badges.  Family and friends welcome.  Must be 13 years of age or older.  Sign-up sheet will be available on Friday.
 
Painting LionheARTisans Cottage Nov. 23rd.  Contact Mickey Rogers
 
USO Volunteering – Dec. 5th, @ Hartsfield/Jackson (See William Perkins).
 
Holiday Gift WrappingDec. 7th, 6-9:00pm, Downtown Alpharetta
 
Christmas Party Dec. 13th, 6:00pm – Crooked Creek Country Clubhouse
 
2020 District conference – Jekyll island April 30 – May 3, 2020.
 
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
 
 
 
 
“Simple exchanges can break walls down between us, for when people come together and speak to one another and share a common experience, then their common humanity is revealed.”
― Barack Obama
 
This Week's Speaker: Anna Damsholt –
2019-2020 Georgia Rotary Student Program (GRSP)
 
 
Anna is 20 years old and from Hellerup, Denmark. Back home, she worked as a volunteer writing articles for the local newspaper as well as teaching at a center for refugees. She plays the piano, has eight years’ worth of drama and choir experience, and a general passion for language and the arts. She is now an aspiring author and a member of the Atlanta Writers Club. Anna graduated Danish high school in 2018 and spent a gap year working in a bookstore, traveling Asia and working on her novel before coming to Georgia as a GRSP student where she attends the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega.
 
MEMBER BIRTHDAYS
  • Tina Godwin – Nov. 8th.
WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
  • Nov. 1st. – Steve & Pat Gillard – 39 Years.
  • Nov. 1st. – John & Diane Norton – 44 Years.
  • Nov. 5th. – Chris & Susan Cammack – 25 Years.
Rotary Shout Out! Thank you to Mickey Rogers, Scott French, Charlie Swahn, Scott Doll, Jack Hausmann, Sid Browning, Alyson Foy (Representing Joe Wargo), Michael Gordy, Paul Slavik, Jill Bernard and Brian Mould. for helping Habitat for Humanity.
 
 
Opportunities for Service
 
Adopt-A-Mile CleanupNov. 16th.  Contact Chris Weeber, Meet at Chic-Fil-A Avalon at 8:00am.  Start 8:30am.  Excellent opportunity for Red and Blue Badges.  Family and friends welcome.  Must be 13 years of age or older.  Sign-up sheet will be available on Friday.
 
Painting Lionheart Cottage Nov. 23rd.  Contact Mickey Rogers
 
Holiday Gift WrappingDec. 7th, 6-9:00pm, Downtown Alpharetta
 
Christmas Party Dec. 13th, 6:00pm – Crooked Creek Country Clubhouse
 
2020 District conference – Jekyll island April 30 – May 3, 2020.
 
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
 
 
Rotary changes us and those we serve.  I believe we can
change the world one life at a time”
― Paul Harris
 
This Week's Speaker: John Germ –
2016-2017 Rotary International President
 
 
John Germ, a graduate of the University of Tennessee, is the president and chief executive officer of Campbell & Associates, Inc., consulting engineers. He joined Rotary in 1976 and has served Rotary International as President of the Rotary Club of Chattanooga 1993-94, District Governor 1996-97, and International Assembly Training Leader 2000-01. John served on the RI Board of Directors for 2003-05 and was Vice President 2004-05, member of the International Assembly Committee and Chairman of the Council on Legislation, Vice Chair - Rotary Centers Major Gift Initiative. He was Aide to President Wilf Wilkinson and Vice Chairman of the International Convention, 2012.
 
In 2013, The White House honored John Germ as one of 12 Rotary International members who are "Champions of Change". John is an active member of the Chattanooga community, where he has served as president of the Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement, and Boy Scouts and as campaign chairman of United Way. He has also served as president of the Tennessee Jaycees and is a recipient of the Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award. John and his wife Judy are Major Donors to The Rotary Foundation.
 
John F. Germ, a member of the Rotary Club of Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA, and chair of the International PolioPlus Committee, and was selected by the Nominating Committee for President of RI in 2016-17.
 
For Rotary to thrive, Germ says, members must face current and future challenges and opportunities with "passion, enthusiasm, perseverance, and above all, integrity."
 
"I envision Rotary boldly and creatively engaging the success of polio eradication, membership and identity issues, strengthening clubs, work with youth - our future lifeblood, and the creation of critical, strategic partnerships," says Germ.
 
Germ says no one should ever have to ask, "What is Rotary?"
 
"We will enhance Rotary's public image by successfully and enthusiastically marketing who we are, what amazing things we are doing, and incredibly, have done locally and globally," says Germ.
 
With the global economy still unpredictable, Germ says Rotary must make participation affordable and "also be unfailing diligent in efforts to ensure we spend every dollar effectively and efficiently," he says.
 
In 1965, after four years in the U.S. Air Force, Germ, an engineer, joined Campbell and Associates Inc., an engineering consulting firm. He now serves as the company's board chair and chief executive officer.
 
He also serves on the boards of several organizations including the Public Education Foundation, Orange Grove Center Inc., and the Blood Assurance Inc. He is the founder and treasurer of the Chattanooga State Technical Community College Foundation and is president of the Tennessee Jaycee Foundation.
 
In 1970 he was recognized as Tennessee Young Man of the Year, Engineer of the Year, and Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year in 1992.
 
A Rotary member since 1976, Germ has served Rotary as vice president, director, Foundation trustee and vice chair, chair of Rotary's US$200 Million Challenge, and RI president's aide. He is a recipient of Rotary's Service Above Self Award and The Rotary Foundation's Citation for Meritorious Service and Distinguished Service Award. He and his wife, Judy, are members of the Arch Klumph Society.
 
"Rotary will adapt to a rapidly changing world by embracing innovation within the guidelines of our tradition and values," says Germ. "By aggressively embracing new technologies, social media, and new opportunities, individuals and businesses will see that Rotary helps promote a good civic and public image while adding credibility to their people."
 
MEMBER BIRTHDAYS
  • Heather Terry – Oct. 27th.
  • Jim Gilvin – Oct. 29th.
  • Chip Reid – Oct. 31st.
WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
  • Oct. 27th. – Mark & Leigh Ann Buelow – 18 Years.
 
Rotary Shout Out! Thanks to everyone for another successful Warm Coat Drive for North Fulton Community Charities!
 
Rotary Shout Out! Thanks to all who attended the celebration of World Polio Day at the CDC.
 
 
Opportunities for Service
 
GRSP Dinner at APCNov. 1st, 6:00 PM. We need you to help make this event a success.  First, we need you to attend.  Second, we need you to bring a side dish or other items. Contact Mary Ulich or Karen Nolan.
 
GRSP WeekendNovember 1-3, Need host family volunteers to house students Fri. & Sat. night.
 
Alpharetta Presbyterian Church Workday – Nov. 2nd, 8:00-12:00.  Pine Straw & Outdoor Cleaning. 
 
Habitat for Humanity Nov. 2nd, 8:45-3:00, Cumming, GA.  Exterior Siding (Super Easy).  Donuts and lunch included.  Contact Mickey Rogers
 
ROTARY AFTERHOURS – Nov. 5th, 5-7, Kona Grill Avalon. Be there or be square.
 
Painting Lionheart Cottage Nov. 16th. Contact Mickey Rogers
 
Christmas Party Dec. 13th, 6:00pm – Crooked Creek Country Clubhouse
 
2020 District conference – Jekyll island April 30 – May 3, 2020.
 
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’ve never experienced the joy of accomplishing more
than you can imagine, plant a garden.”
― Robert Brault
 
This Week's Speaker: Amanda Musilli –
Community Services Manager, Alpharetta Recreation,
Parks & Cultural Services Dept.
 
 
Amanda will be discussing the City of Alpharetta’s partnership with the Cambridge High School FFA about the fresh food program at the City owned farm off Rucker Road. 
 
As the City’s Community Services Manager, Amanda leads the short and long term strategic and financial planning, program direction and evaluation of the City’s large events, community agriculture program, and marketing efforts.
 
Prior to joining the City of Alpharetta in 2018, Amanda spent 13 years with Whole Foods Market serving in regional marketing, community outreach and culture-building roles in the Midwest and South. Her approach earned her Fast Company Magazine’s award as one of the 100 Most Creative Persons in Business in 2014.
 
When not working, Amanda enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband of 20 years, Rick and 8-year-old daughter, Ruby.
 
For more information about the fresh food program with Cambridge HS: https://thebearwitness.com/4497/features/ffa-farm-supplies-produce-for-cafeteria/
 
MEMBER BIRTHDAYS
  • Mickey Rogers – Oct. 20th.
  • Steve Gillard – Oct. 22nd.
  • Jack Hausmann – Oct. 22nd.
  • Phil Kingry – Oct. 22nd.
WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
  • Oct. 20th. – Bob and Carol Koncerak – 35 Years.
  • Oct. 20th. – Fred and Barbara Denkman – 7 Years.
  • Oct. 21st. – Joe and Kimberly Thomas – 14 Years.
 
Rotary Shout Out!  Tanzania Project Team – Bob Koncerak & Jerry Urmanski, PDG Bill St. Clair Rotary Club of Gainesville, PP Lorri Christopher Rotary Club of Sandy Springs, Arnaud Gahimbure & Edgar Muganwa, PP and President of the Rotary Club of Arush Mt. Meru.
 
 
 
Opportunities for Service
 
HomeStretch Golf TournamentOct. 29th, Atlanta National Golf Club
 
 
Habitat for HumanityNov. 2nd, 8:45-3:00, Cumming, GA.  Exterior Siding (Super Easy). Donuts and lunch included.  Contact Mickey Rogers
 
 
Alpharetta Presbyterian Church Workday – Nov. 2nd, 8:00-12:00.  Pine Straw & Outdoor Cleaning. 
 
GRSP WeekendNovember 1-3, Need host family volunteers to house students Fri. & Sat. night.
 
ROTARY AFTERHOURS – Nov. 5th, 5-7, Kona Grill Avalon. Be there or be square.
 
Painting Lionheart Cottage Nov. 16th. Contact Mickey Rogers
 
Christmas Party Dec. 13th, 6:00pm – Crooked Creek Country Clubhouse
 
2020 District conference – Jekyll island April 30 – May 3, 2020.
 
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
 
 
“Education is the most powerful weapon you
can use to change the world.”
― Nelson Mandela
 
This Week's Speaker: Dr. Mike Looney –
Superintendent, Fulton County Schools
 
 
      Dr. Looney joins Fulton County Schools after recently serving as Superintendent of Williamson County Schools in Tennessee, where he was named 2015 Superintendent of the year by Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents (TOSS). He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and Master's degree in Education from Jacksonville State University in Alabama. Dr. Looney earned his Educational Specialist Degree and Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Alabama.
 
Dr. Looney's work has been presented for regional and national audiences on a wide range of educational and leadership topics. He has served on several distinguished panels including President George W. Bush's National Reading Leadership Panel in Washington D.C.  Dr. Looney also served as Superintendent of the Butler County School District in Alabama. Under his leadership the school district realized significant student achievement gains, improved the graduation rate, and established the district's first magnet school. In recognition of his work there, he was selected as Greenville, Alabama's Citizen of the Year in 2008.  Before arriving at Butler, he was Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction in Montgomery Public Schools. Under his leadership, the district of 61 schools and 31,000 students received national notoriety for its improvement in reading achievement scores.
 
Dr. Looney, a public educator since 1994, has also served in the roles of classroom teacher, assistant principal and principal. During his tenure as principal, his school was recognized for closing the achievement gap for underprivileged and minority students. His school was highlighted at both the state and national levels and was named a National Title I Distinguished School. 
 
Prior to entering the field of education, he served as finance manager for a privately-held corporation with fifty employees in Anniston, Alabama. His responsibilities included corporate finance, marketing, and human resource management.
 
Dr. Looney is a military veteran having served for seven years in the United States Marine Corps before being honorably discharged with a service-related injury. His military service was distinguished by four meritorious promotions which included his being selected as the Marine of the Year for MCRS Montgomery serving Alabama, Mississippi and Florida. In addition to other medals and ribbons, Dr. Looney was the recipient of the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. His military duties took him all over the world and included a six-month tour on the USS Raleigh with the 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Amphibious Force. He is the father of four grown children.
 
Rotary Shout Out!  USO Service Day at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport October 3rd with Paul Ray, Jack Hausmann, Donna Loudermilk, Mark Meckes, and Chris Weeber.
 
 
MEMBER BIRTHDAYS
  • Alex Paulk – Oct. 15th.
  • Janet Rodgers – Oct. 15th.
  • Mark Sullivan – Oct. 18th.
WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
  • Oct. 15th – Dwayne & Jenny Waxer – 7 Years.
 
 
 
Christmas Party Dec. 13th, 6:00pm – Crooked Creek Country Club - Clubhouse
 
HomeStretch Golf Tournament Oct. 29th, Atlanta National Golf Club
 
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.
 
GRSP WeekendNovember 1-3, Need host family volunteers to house students Fri. & Sat. night.
 
ROTARY AFTERHOURS – Nov. 5th, 5-7, Kona Grill Avalon. Be there or be square.
 
2020 District conference – Jekyll island April 30 – May 3, 2020.
 
Opportunities for Service -
  • Warm Coat Drive – Now through Oct. 21st, Alpharetta Presbyterian Church.
  • HomeStretch Golf Tournament Oct. 29th, Atlanta National Golf Club
  • 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
 
“Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.”
― Aristotle
 
This Week's Speaker: Jack Murphy –
Chair of the North Fulton Poverty Task Force
Former Alpharetta Rotarian
 
 
Approximately 60,000 people living in North Fulton County are financially vulnerable. The United Way Child Well Being indicators for North Fulton have declined, while the rest of the region has improved. Yet, the economy is doing well. What's going on? Jack will brief us on the topic and let us know how to tackle this complex problem.
 
Jack joined the Rotary Club of Alpharetta on November 7th, 2003. He chaired the Family Fun Fest and enjoyed volunteering for the Adopt-a-Mile (although that was before they started the day at Chick-fil-A). The club named him Rookie of the Year for 2004-2005.
 
Jack is the national chair of Advocacy and Systemic Change for The Society of St. Vincent de Paul as well as conference president for St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, and on the board of Amana Academy. Jack and his wife Nancy, the retired principal of Summit Hill Elementary School, live in the Tuxford subdivision. They have two daughters who are teachers and two incredible grandchildren.
 
MEMBER BIRTHDAYS
  • William Perkins – Oct. 6th.
  • Carla Ham – Oct. 12th.
WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
  • Oct. 6th – Mary and Bob Ulich – 35 Years.
  • Oct. 7th – Jeff and Alex Pearson – 2 Years.
  • Oct. 7th – Glenn and Carol Guest – 24 Years.
  • Oct. 7th – Phil and Mary Kingry – 54 Years.
  • Oct. 10th – Casey and Kara Robinson – 4 Years.
  • Oct. 11th – Karen and Don Williams – 39 Years.
 
 
HomeStretch Golf TournamentOct. 29th, Atlanta National Golf Club
 
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.
 
GRSP WeekendNovember 1-3, Need host family volunteers to house students Fri. & Sat. night.
 
ROTARY AFTERHOURS – Nov. 5th, 5-7, Kona Grill Avalon. Be there or be square.
 
2020 District conference – Jekyll island April 30 – May 3, 2020.
 
Opportunities for Service -
  • Warm Coat Drive – Now through Oct. 21st, Alpharetta Presbyterian Church.
  • HomeStretch Golf Tournament Oct. 29th, Atlanta National Golf Club
  • 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
 
“Water is life, and clean water means health.” 
― Audrey Hepburn
 
This Week's Speaker: Adam Mosley –
Director of Global Business Development,
Uzima Water Filter
 
 
     From the hills of East Tennessee to the Rift Valley in Kenya, Adam Mosley has had a life full of ups and downs. Over his 20+ year career, Adam has spent time as a corporate recruiter, the marketing director for a record label, executive director of a coworking space, and multiple rolls at churches large and small, including his pioneering work as Lead Pastor of Trinity Vineyard Church Nakuru, Kenya.
 
In his current role as Director of Global Business Development for Uzima Water Filters, Adam spends his days working with people around the world who are helping bring clean water to the global poor, one family at a time.
 
Rotary Note: These are the same filters that Karen & John Hipes, Paul Ray and others have installed in Honduras.
 
 
MEMBER BIRTHDAYS
  • Richard Owen – Oct. 2nd
WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
  • Sept. 29th – Jim and Jennie Zavorski – 34 Years
 
MCC Committee EventOct 8th, 6:00 PM, @Truck & Tap.  Please confirm with Fran Schefer.
 
16th Annual Concert In The Park - Benefit Alpharetta Police Dept. K9 Unit - Sponsored by the Rotary Club of North Fulton - Oct. 10th, Wills Park Equestrian Center, Gates open at 6:00, Show Starts 7:30.  Silent Auction and more!
 
HomeStretch Golf TournamentOct. 29th, Atlanta National Golf Club.
 
Warm Coat DriveNow 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.
 
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.
  • 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
 
 
 
 
“ONE MISSING CHILD IS ONE TOO MANY.” 
― John Walsh
 
This Week's Speaker: Ken Kurzweil – VP Technology
LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Manages & Updates technology for ADAM
(Automated Delivery of Alerts on Missing Children)
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
 
 
     Ken is vice president, Technology at LexisNexis Risk Solutions.  In his role Ken is responsible for leading the development and operations of billing and back-office systems.  His responsibilities include the development, maintenance, and operation of LexisNexis Risk Solutions home-grown billing and back-office platform, the Master Back-Office System (or MBS) as well as other critical back-office applications including CRM, Marketing, and the internal enterprise data warehouse (Fido).  Ken also leads a volunteer team that manages and updates the technology for the ADAM (Automated Delivery of Alerts on Missing Children) program, which aids the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in its mission of recovering missing children.
 
     Ken started with LexisNexis in 2003.  Prior to joining the company, Ken spent 8 years at Accenture where he served as a Senior Manager in the financial services industry consulting Fortune 100 companies. Ken has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida and an MBA from Florida Atlantic University.
 
MEMBER BIRTHDAYS
  • Alan Palmore – Sept. 22nd
  • Nelson Karpeh – Sept. 23rd
  • Sergio De La Torre – Sept. 26th
WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
  • Sept. 25th – Jennifer and Chris Owens - 25 Years
  • Sept. 26th – Randy and Casey Schiltz – 21 Years
  • Sept. 29th – Jim and Jennie Zavorski – 34 Years
 
Rotary Directory - Updated hard copy directory pages will be handed out this Friday.
 
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 -
  • 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
 
 
 
“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
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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
 
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