“People who cannot find time for recreation are
obliged sooner or later to find time for illness.”
– John Wanamaker
Friday morning, the Club will Zoom meet at 7:30 AM.  The link is: https://zoom.us/j/960101367
This Week's Speaker:  Mr. Morgan Rodgers, Director
Alpharetta Recreation, Parks and Culture Services
Mr. Rodgers has 44 years of experience in the Recreation and Parks field, including City of Dalton, Moore County (NC), Rome/Floyd County Recreation Authority, Jekyll Island State Authority, Georgia Lockheed Employees Recreation Club, and the City of Roswell (28 years).
Native of Marion, South Carolina, and a graduate of Clemson University.
Morgan is married to Janet Rodgers (President and CEO of Alpharetta Convention & Visitor’s Bureau) with two adult children Colby (Sarah) & Jade, and one Grandchild, Rylee.
Memorial Day Celebration, Thank You to William Perkins, Scott Doll and everyone that worked to coordinate, organize, and execute the event.  A special Thank You to Grant McGarry our featured speaker.
Tanzania & Uganda District 9211, Congratulations to Arusha Mount Meru Rotary Club who won a District Service Award for the school water and well pump project. Well done Bob Koncerak and Jerry Urmanski!
Congratulations! Wayne & Lynn Robinson on their 47th Wedding Anniversary on May 19th!  
(My apologies for omitting from last week’s bulletin.)
Deadlines, Cancelations & Upcoming Dates
The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) scheduled for June 20-24th is cancelled.
2020/2021 Hard Copy Club Directory DEADLINE June 1st!
Time to update the directory. Questions? Contact Rob Johns at rob.johns1957@gmail.com
Summary is below:
  • New Members:  Please give me your personal information (hobbies and vocation)
  • Current Members:  Please make sure your personal information is accurate  
  • Current and New Members:  Your Sponsorship is welcomed and appreciated
District 6900 Celebration – June 20, 2020. 11:30 AM
Time to Register! Link for event: https://rotary6900.org/event/4906
Bibb Mill Event Facility, Columbus, GA
  • 11:30 AM Jimmy’s Fish Camp with Happy Hour
  • 12:30 PM Lunch and Awards Ceremony
Service Projects & Club Awareness
Alpharetta CVB's Initiative - Downtown Alpharetta: OPEN FOR YOU!
While keeping the health and safety of Alpharetta residents and visitors in mind, many Downtown Alpharetta businesses are opening their doors to once again welcome patrons. The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau is keeping the most up-to-date Downtown Alpharetta opening information on a dedicated webpage titled “Downtown Alpharetta: OPEN FOR YOU!” where Downtown Alpharetta business opening details are updated daily. Whether in-person, online or curbside pickup, the community can help support these local businesses in the most comfortable way for them.
If you hear of a Downtown Alpharetta business that would like to be included and is not on the list, please tell them to email their business update to info@awesomealpharetta.com.
Ongoing Rotary Meeting Project
Find and share stories, ideas, or lessons about:
Stories about person, group, or cause that you or someone else was PASSIONATE about doing.
How you or someone else felt a call to SERVICE to help a person, cause, or project.
How something you or someone else’s actions had a positive IMPACT on a person, cause, or project.
Use the Four-way Test as your guide.
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?
Utilize any available media as a resource: Past history, news story, personal experience…
Please send these stories, ideas or lessons to Clark Savage at csavage1@mindspring.com
Update:  The Volunteer Surge program continues to grow and mature.  Members of the Rotary Club of Alpharetta are engaged in connecting the program to our local needs such as providing TeleSupport and perhaps safe in person support to our senior and disadvantaged citizens.  If you are interested in this area of service, please contact Rob Johns or Becky Cottingham. 
Non-Profits That Need Our Help
The Drake House Donations: https://thedrakehouse.org/donate/
Senior Services North Fulton: www.ssnorthfulton.org
This past week we have seen a new trend in calls from senior citizens who are afraid to go out and shop for groceries.  We foresee adding many new temporary Meals on Wheels clients in the coming weeks/months.  Also, to limit volunteer contact with our current clients, we will be ordering bulk from our supplier to deliver 2-week supplies at a time.  We do not need food donations, just financial help for us to order more meals from our supplier.
North Fulton Community Charities: https://nfcchelp.org/nfcc-response-to-covid-19/
The Food Pantry is open, and you can make financial donations via their website
Fresh Market OPEN – NFCC NEEDS OUR HELP LIKE NEVER BEFORE!  If you have 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.
  • Kimberly Lounsberry – May 24th.
  • Dwayne Waxer – May 29th.
  • Jennifer Owens – May 30th.
  • Michelle Coleman – May 31st.
  • Jerry Urmanski – May 31st.
  • Dennis & M.J. Mitchell – May 25th (29-Years!).
  • Roger & Tiffany Santi – May 27th (31-Years!).
  • Erin & Stephen Doiron – May 30th (11-Years!).
SMILES ( Please submit jokes, quips & jpegs to Clark at csavage1@mindspring.com )
"Humor is an antidote to all ills."
-Patch Adams
Quarantine has turned us into dogs. We roam the house all day looking for food. We are told “no” if we get too close to strangers. And we get really excited about car rides.
- Mike Lowry
-Wayne Robinson
Stay Well.  Stay Strong.
Will Daniel, President 2019-2020
Rotary Club of Alpharetta