“Community development has a long history of innovation and learning from experience.”
– Ben Bernanke
This Week's Speaker:  Ms. Kathi Cook
Director of Community Development
City of Alpharetta
     Kathi Cook is the Director of Community Development for the City of Alpharetta. She began her career with Alpharetta in 1991 and has served many positions in the City including as a Land Disturbance Inspector and Environmental Programs Manager prior to her current position.  She oversaw the planning, zoning and permitting for Avalon, City Center, the Downtown Master Plan and most recently the North Point LCI and associated North Point Eco District code. She has been a guest speaker for the American Planning Association National Conference regarding mixed use developments in suburban cities.
She currently lives in downtown Alpharetta within walking distance to her office.
  • Melanie Mayer – Jan. 22nd.
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.
PARTY with Heart – The Lionheart School 20th Anniversary Gala Feb. 1st, 5:30 VIP Reception, 6:30 Program begins.  The Hotel at Avalon.  Black Tie Optional.
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