“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.

  • Olga Narvaez – Dec. 16th.
  • Michael Gordy – Dec. 19th.
  • J.D. Grogan – Dec. 22nd.
  • Bill Weeks – Dec. 22nd.
  • Matt Amerson – Dec. 26th.
  • 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!
Congratulations to Katie Rocco on being named Alpharetta Rotary President for 2022-23!
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