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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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This Week’s Program - A great opportunity to invite your family to enjoy our meeting!
 
“Storytelling is as old as speech. It existed before humans first began to carve shapes in stones and press their hands upon the rocky walls of caves.” – Kate Forsyth
 
 
 
 
AKBAR IMHOTEP
 
"Giving Stories Roots & Wings since 1985"
 
Akbar Imhotep (Ock-Bar M-Hoe-Tep), a 2012 Governor’s Arts & Humanities Awardee, has been a professional storyteller since 1985 and has performed throughout Metro-Atlanta and the Southeast. For nineteen (19) years, he was storyteller-in-residence at the Wren’s Nests and is currently, a Wren’s Nest Rambler. For six years, he worked as a storyteller for Project Discovery at Zoo Atlanta. Before wearing the mantle and garments of a storyteller, he was a puppeteer-in-residence at the Center for Puppetry Arts and toured nationally with the Vagabond Marionettes.
 
He is a member Fulton County Schools FCS artist roster and presents performances of The Life of Frederick Douglass for Fulton County fourth graders. He also portrays a character for the  FCS-Teaching Museum Walking tour.
 
He has published four books of poetry and currently seeking a publisher for his first novel, entitled For the Love of God, an Afrocentric love story with many twists and turns.
 
 He began his artistic career as an actor with the J. C. Players at Paine College and was a charter member of the Proposition Theatre Company under the direction of Walter Dallas.  Key artistic influences include Vincent Anthony, Executive Director of the Center for Puppetry Arts; Ebon Dooley, his first writing instructor; and J.C. Taylor, his college drama instructor. 
 
He will be telling three short stories:
 
1) The Smart Turtle- Like Brer Rabbit, a smart turtle tricks an entire village.
2) How Brer Rabbit Lost his Tail- Even smart critters make mistakes
3) Anansi Learns A Lesson-Anansi's tricks boomer rings
 
A great time to share our meeting with your kids!
 
 
Opportunities for Fellowship and to Serve –
  • Rotary International President Barry Rassin will be at Blessed Trinity High School February 16th 12:30-2pm. In addition to speaking he will be collecting donations and supplies for needy seniors in Puerto Rico. 
  • Receptions for RI President Barry Rassin – February 16th at the home of PDG Bob Hagan – 5-6pm champagne reception and photo opportunities for $250 per person, followed by a cocktail reception 6-8pm for $100 per person
  • USO Dates – March 7th - we have an opportunity to support our military servicemen and women at the Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport - See William Perkins
  • Kings Ridge Interact Club hosts the 2nd Annual Moonlight Sonata – March 10th at the Metropolitan Club of Alpharetta from 2:00-5:30pm. Contact Cambri Driskell 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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