Best Breakfast in Rotary

"Home of the Famous Rotary Waffle"

We meet Fridays at 7:15 AM
Alpharetta Presbyterian Church
180 Academy St
Alpharetta, GA  30009
United States
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Bell will ring at 7:25 this week – Come experience the Best Breakfast in Rotary!
 
IMPORTANT REMINDER: This week's meeting will be held at the Alpharetta City Hall. Our program will be a tour of the Alpharetta and Old Milton County History Museum. Chef Doug will prepare a special breakfast for us.
 
 
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots." - Marcus Garvey
 
It has been said that he who controls the past controls the future. Our view of history shapes the way we view the present, and therefore it dictates what answers we offer for existing problems. The history taught to our children plays a role in shaping their values and beliefs.
 
We discussed with our speaker last week the importance of teaching history. Our program this week will show us a tool that we have in our community that can be used to improve the knowledge we have of the history of Alpharetta and Old Milton County.
 
Alpharetta Councilman Donald Mitchell and local historian and author Connie Mashburn will host our tour of the Alpharetta and Old Milton County Historical Museum. Both have an abiding interest in exploring and preserving Alpharetta’s history and have worked to ensure that the people of Alpharetta will have an understanding of its past and its roots.

 

The History Museum covers the history of Alpharetta, from its earliest days as Cherokee Indian territory, through its remarkable emergence as one of the nation’s most vibrant high-tech cities. From 1858 to 1932, Alpharetta was the county seat of Milton County, which encompassed the present-day cities of Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, much of Roswell and portions of northern Sandy Springs. Alpharetta’s history is deeply connected with that of the neighboring cities in North Fulton.

 

A very special part of the museum will be the stories project kiosk where visitors will be able to enjoy interviews with 70 of Alpharetta’s most interesting citizens.
 

The Alpharetta and Old Milton County History Museum includes stories, photos, and memorabilia contributed by many local residents, was funded by the City of Alpharetta and developed in partnership with the Alpharetta and Old Milton County Historical Society which provided historical research and many of the artifacts display in the new museum.
 

Among the artifacts already gathered are diaries, letters and business records. Tools and even an authentic still have been donated or loaned by longtime residents.

 
Opportunities to Serve -
  • YMCA Summer Lunch program at Aspen Pointe – every Wednesday of the summer, 11:45 – 1pm.  Help YMCA coordinators distribute lunches and engage in fun activities with the kids. See Mickey Rodgers to sign-up!
  • I Can Bike – July 30th – August 3rd. Help teach children with special needs how to ride a bike! This is a highly impactful program facilitated by Alpharetta Public Safety, held at the Cooler Family Skate Center. You can find more details and register to volunteer at: http://bit.ly/icanvolunteer.
  • Fresh Market –If you’ve not participated before, catch the sign-up sheet that’s 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.
  • Drake Village Transition – Families currently living in the Drake Village will be moved to the new 8 unit building next door in preparation for remodeling to be done in the original building. They are hoping to move the 6 families on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21. See me if you are interested and I will get you in touch with their Volunteer and Resource Coordinator.
  • Book Bags for North Fulton Community Charities - We will be packing the back-to-school book bags at Alpharetta Presbyterian Church after our meeting on July 20th. Please plan to stay after the meeting and help pack the bags. We will then deliver them to NFCC.
 
Have a wonderful week and I hope to see you on Friday! 
 
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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