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Alpharetta Presbyterian Church
180 Academy St
Alpharetta, GA  30009
United States of America
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“A physician is obligated to consider more than a diseased organ, more even than the whole man. He must view the man in his world.”– Harvey Cushing
 
This Week's Speaker:  Dr. Krishna Doniparthi, MD
Director and physician at Function Medicine of Georgia
 
 
Dr. Krishna Doniparthi has been practicing medicine since 2002 in both private practice family medicine and hospital- based emergency medicine. Dr. Doniparthi is board certified in Regenerative & Functional Medicine, Family Medicine, and Obesity Medicine. Member of American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and trained in Buprenorphine assisted treatments.
 
Dr. Doniparthi currently serves on the Neurolipid Research Foundation (neurolipid.org) and BR+NAD (Addiction) Scientific Advisory Board; also, he serves as a trustee for the Obesity Medicine Association furthering research in Obesity medicine, ensuring proper guidelines for patient care in the health care industry.
 
A cornerstone of the FMG clinic is the utilization of lipid-membrane therapy for the treatment of neurological conditions, heavy metal detoxification, chronic infections, and metabolic disorders. Specialized testing is used to design precise therapies that are applied to facilitate the body's own ability to mediate and heal from disease. Through his ongoing research and practice of Membrane Medicine, Dr. Doniparthi is inspired to work with patients that have been unsuccessful using the standard medical approach and who are committed to making lifestyle changes to regain their health.
 
 
MEMBER BIRTHDAYS
  • Phillip Montague – Jan. 16th.
MEMBER ANNIVERSARIES
  • Janet & Morgan Rodgers – Jan. 12th. 20-Years!
 
ROTARY HAPPENINGS
 
Donation Opportunity: NFCC Toiletry Drive Thank you to Tina McKenna who recognized that NFCC needs toiletries.  A bin is set up to collect.  Please bring in regular and sample sizes.  Diapers and toilet paper are also needed.
 
Open Your Heart Gala – Celebrating the Lives of Seniors - Feb. 8th, 6-11:00 PM, Country Club of the South.  The funding raised at our gala will ensure all our programs and services continue without wait lists and develop with the needs of our growing elderly population.  We rely on our partners in the community to make this event successful.  See Heather Terry!
Four ways you can support efforts in caring for our elderly neighbors:
Polar Bear Plunge/Cook Your Butts Off – ALL HANDS-ON DECK!  Feb. 8th, 2020, 10–3:00 PM 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
 
“During my year in Brazil, I was a representative of Australia, of my family, and of Rotary. Doing something bigger than yourself, it humbles you.”– Joel Jackson
 
This Week's Speaker:  Mr. Abbe P.
Rotary Youth Exchange Student
 
     Abbe is attending Cambridge High School with the Junior class there.  He is involved in the men’s chorus, plays guitar in the jazz band and has become very involved in school activities.  Abbe speaks at least three languages.  He is currently living with his second of three host families that he will be with during this academic year.  Since the Rotary Youth Exchange Students are still in high school their host families are a more traditional host family since they are together every day, except for school time.
 
Since coming to America Abbe has experienced a UGA football game, two trips to Florida, including a fantastic weekend visiting four Disney parks in early December.  He has visited Waffle House and Cracker Barrell while traveling and many other sites and scenes throughout Georgia.  He visited Washington DC with his first host family over the Thanksgiving break and is looking forward to a west coast trip at the conclusion of the academic year.  His parents are planning a trip to visit in the spring of this year.
 
Rotary Youth Exchange is a 1 for 1 exchange.  Our district currently has eight outbound students and eight inbound students, which are concentrated in the northern area of our district.  Rotary wide there are about 100 countries involved in the program and approximately 650 youth exchange students in the program.  This is an official Rotary sponsored program and is also sponsored by the US Department of State.  All volunteers and host families involved in the program are certified by both Rotary and by the State Department.  The primary purpose of the program is to foster peace in the world and expose individuals to other countries, other cultures and to expose them to Rotary.
 
 
MEMBER BIRTHDAYS
  • Lee Doernberg – Jan. 6th.
 
ROTARY HAPPENINGS
 
Donation Opportunity: NFCC Toiletry Drive Thank you to Tina McKenna who recognized that NFCC needs toiletries.  A bin is set up to collect.  Please bring in regular and sample sizes.  Diapers and toilet paper are also needed.
 
Polar Bear Plunge/Cook Your Butts Off – ALL HANDS-ON DECK!  Feb. 8th, 2020  10–3:00pm 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
 
 
 
 
“Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.”
– Brene Brown
 
This Week's Speaker:  Ms. Katie Beals, M.Ed.
Staff Associate Therapist  Licensed Associate Professional Counselor
Summit Onsite School Based Therapist – Autrey Mill Middle School
 
 

Katie Beals works primarily with adolescents and young adults. Her areas of concentration and competence are identity development, substance abuse counseling, grief and loss, relationship issues, anxiety, and depression.

Katie believes that healing occurs through relationship and aims to work collaboratively with her clients. She incorporates all aspects of the client’s life (mental, physical, and spiritual) to aid in a more complete understanding and healing process. She believes in supporting and empowering her clients as they work together to explore and identify the client’s strengths. Her heart is to see the restoration of hope and joy in her client’s lives as well as a truer sense of their identity and strengths.

Katie completed her undergraduate degree at The University of Georgia in Psychology with a minor in Human Development and Family Sciences. She completed her graduate work at UGA as well, and graduated with a Master of Education in Professional Community Counseling. She is also certified to provide substance use counseling in both an individual and group setting.

Katie’s favorite activity is spending time with her friends and family at a new restaurant or over a good home cooked meal. She spends her free time painting, doing calligraphy, cooking, or participating in organized sports.

 
MEMBER BIRTHDAYS
  • Olga Narvaez – Dec. 16th.
  • Michael Gordy – Dec. 19th.
  • J.D. Grogan – Dec. 22nd.
  • Bill Weeks – Dec. 22nd.
  • Matt Amerson – Dec. 26th.
MEMBER ANNIVERSARIES
  • Steve & Mary Beecham – Dec. 16th. 30 Years!
  • Suellen & Steve Daniels – Dec. 17th. 42 Years!
  • Sergio & Angelica De La Torre – Dec. 18th. 21 Years!
  • Jane & Sam Pittman – Dec. 18th. 9 Years!
  • Jim & Michel Lee – Dec. 19th. 37 Years!
  • Steve & Cindy Corder – Dec. 26th. 52 Years!
  • Rick & Tracy Kenny – Jan 1st. 29 Years!
 
ROTARY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Congratulations to Katie Rocco on being named Alpharetta Rotary President for 2022-23!
 
ROTARY HAPPENINGS
Donation Opportunity: NFCC Toiletry Drive Thank you to Tina McKenna who recognized that NFCC needs toiletries.  A bin is set up to collect.  Please bring in regular and sample sizes.  Diapers and toilet paper are also needed.
 
Service Opportunity: Bring One for the Chipper   Need Volunteers for this Saturday Jan. 4th at Home Depot on Windward, Three Shifts, 8:30-10:30, 10:30-1:00, 1:00-3:30. Wear appropriate clothing for weather and tree sap.  See Mickey Rogers.
 
Polar Bear Plunge/Cook Your Butts Off – ALL HANDS-ON DECK!  Feb. 8th, 2020  10–3:00pm 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
 
 
“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, Just like the ones I used to know, Where the tree tops glisten And children listen to hear sleigh bells in the snow.”
― Irving Berlin
 
This Week's Entertainment:
Ms. Nicole Thompson conducting the Taylor Road Middle School Orchestra
 
 
      Nicole was a national finalist for the 2017 GRAMMY Music Educator Award. In 2014, she was the Georgia American String Teachers Association Educator (GAASTA) of the Year and the 2010 Teacher of the Year at Taylor Road Middle School. Nicole conducted the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestras of Atlanta String Orchestra for 6 years and has served as an adjudicator and clinician for Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) since 2008. In 2015, Nicole served on a committee for Fulton County to create relevant standardized testing for students.
     As State Orchestra Chair, she served as a liaison between the orchestra teachers in Georgia and the GMEA Executive Board. Under her direction, the Taylor Road Middle School orchestras have consistently earned superior ratings at GMEA’s Large Group Performance Evaluation and were selected to perform at 2006 and 2011 GMEA Conferences. Nicole has conducted orchestras at the ASTA conferences in Dallas and Reno. She earned her Master of Music Education and Specialist in Education Degrees at the University of Georgia.
 
MEMBER BIRTHDAYS
  • Wayne Robinson – Dec. 8th.
  • Kerry Singley – Dec. 8th.
  • Huff Forness – Dec. 12th.
 
ROTARY HAPPENINGS
 
Volunteer Opportunity: Serving Lunch & Assisting Santa at Dogwood Terrace
Friday the 13th at 12:00.  See Steve Corder.
 
Volunteer Opportnity – Boxing Up Gifts for The Troops After Breakfast Friday:
Last night holiday gifts were purchased for our troops overseas.  Friday morning after breakfast we need help boxing up and shipping.  Thanks to Sue Kinker, Evi and Mark Meckes, William Perkins and Chris Weeber for doing the shopping and organizing.  Packages will be sent to active duty friends of Rick Kenny who are serving in Afghanistan.
 
Volunteer Action - Red & Blue Shops with You! 
This Saturday, Alpharetta and Milton Police & Fire Fighters will be shopping for Christmas presents with children who would otherwise not receive a gift this year.  Thank you to Rob Johns, Sidney Browning, Chip Reid, Mike Lowry, Lizann Gibson, Sue Kinker, Jessica Plette, Steve Gillard, Julie Chesnut and Jeff Franz.  The volunteer list is now at capacity.  Special Thanks to Joe Wargo for organization and implementation!
 
Date: Saturday, December 14th
Time: 8:00 am (please arrive by 7:50 am) 
Location:  Target on North Point Parkway  
 
Donation Opportunity: NFCC Toiletry Drive: Thank you to Tina McKenna who recognized that NFCC needs toiletries.  A bin is set up to collect.  Please bring in regular and sample sizes.  Diapers and toilet paper are also needed.
 
Painting The LionheARTisans Cottage: Thanks to all that helped paint the cottage.  Special Thanks to Mickey Rogers for organization and implementation!
 
Rotary After Hours at Jekyll Brewing:  Thanks to all that attended!
 
The LionheARTisans Cottage Holiday Hours: Mon-Fri. 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM.
 
Holiday Party: Dec. 13th at 6:30 (See Tom Darr)
 
Future Opportunities for Service
 
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
 
 
 
 
 
“Outward peace is useless without inner peace.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
 
This Week's Speaker: Kit Cummings
Award-Winning Author and Teacher
PowerofPeaceProject.com    
 
     Born and raised in Atlanta, Kit earned a BBA in Marketing from the Terry School of Business at the University of Georgia, and he also holds a Master of Theology. Kit founded Power of Peace Productions, Inc. and brings his experience working in some of the most dangerous areas in the world to inspire change in prisons, schools, and the faith-based community— and he does it with high energy and laughter as the catalyst. Kit has challenged people to aim higher in corporations, athletics, addiction and recovery, churches, prisons, and more. He has journeyed on tours through Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America, and has negotiated peace between some of the most notorious gangs inside the U.S. prison system. Kit has spoken about his powerful peace projects at the Gandhi Global Peace Summit in Durban, South Africa, and he’s planted seeds of peace all around the world. Recently Kit has taken his Forty Days to Freedom program into Cartel-controlled La Mesa prison to work with prisoners, as well as addicts and at-risk youth in some of the toughest areas of Tijuana.
 
     Kit has authored four books, including the award-winning Peace Behind the Wire, a Non-Violent Resolution, and he also launched Power of Peace Radio. Kit’s new release Protect the Dream takes young people on a forty-day journey of character and leadership development designed to teach kids to dream big dreams and protect those dreams at all costs. The Power of Peace Project raises up much-needed positive role models in our schools and communities. What’s next? Kit has now launched his POPP Community Peace Initiative in Selma Alabama, and that work is the subject of his next book. So, the question is: are you ready for the Power of Peace?  
 
MEMBER BIRTHDAYS
  • Mike Lowry – Dec. 4th.
  • Sean Rosario – Dec. 6th.
  • Michelle Miralles – Dec. 7th.
MEMBER ANNIVERSARIES
  • Chris & Marilyn Weeber – Dec. 1st, 50-Years
  • Donna & Don Loudermilk – Dec. 7th, 25-Years
 
ROTARY HAPPENINGS
 
Painting The LionheARTisans Cottage: THIS Friday after breakfast.  See Mickey Rogers
 
 
NFCC Toiletry Drive: Thank you to Tina McKenna who recognized that NFCC needs toiletries.  A bin will be set up to collect.  Please bring in toothpastes, soaps and shampoos. Hotel samples are great!
 
The LionheARTisans Cottage Holiday Hours: Mon-Fri. 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM  Great place to pick-up Holiday Gifts!
 
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 This Friday, December 6th.  Contact Mickey Rogers.
 
NFCC Toiletry Collection – Bin located at church.
 
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
 
 
“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
 
 
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