"Progress is impossible without change
and those who cannot change
their minds cannot change anything."
– George Bernard Shaw
 
This Friday morning, we meet at the
Phase Events Legacy Theater.
The address is 12150 Morris Road, Alpharetta, GA 30005.
For everyone's safety, please wear a mask.
 
The Club will also broadcast the
meeting via Zoom at 7:15 AM. 
Meeting ID: 940 6725 2841   Password: 012345
 
Details about Zoom meeting
  • 7:15-7:30 Zoom Social Time - Unmuted
  • 7:30 Meeting Starts - Please Make Sure You Are Muted.
  • The Zoom message board will be monitored for questions.
 
This Week's Speaker:
Jason Joseph, Managing Director & Partner
Mayfair Street Partners
Mr. Joseph will be discussing the developments in Alpharetta including the Cotton House and the Cambria Hotels. The Cotton House boutique hotel & spa is located on Milton Ave. Upon completion, the four-story building will be 70,000 sqft. with 23,000 sqft. of retail space included. The Cambria Hotel will be located in Avalon and have six stories.
 
Jason's expertise is in Capital Markets structuring and closing sophisticated transactions, in raising joint venture equity, debt, mezzanine financing, 2(a)7 paper, and M&A.  He has been an advisor on over $500 million of transactions and has been responsible for and has had direct oversight of investing in over $450M of commercial real estate across the five major asset classes with an emphasis in retail, mixed-use, and multifamily.
 
Most recently, Jason was Managing Director for Evolution Financial Group where he was responsible for sourcing and structuring investment opportunities for the firm's proprietary capital across commercial real estate asset classes’ geographically located in the US.   His resume showcases numerous successful initiatives and positions, including Managing Partner and CEO for companies that include Evolution Real Estate Partners, Hibernian Pacific Holdings, and X1 Capital Partners.
 
 
Upcoming Dates
 
THIS FRIDAY MORNING!
Stuff The Backpacks For NFCC - July 24
Right after Friday's meeting, we need all hands on deck to help!
 
Rotary Afterhours – August 4th
Three Options: 1-Outdoor Location, 2-Driveways
 
Café Rotary – August 29th
Please contact Mary Ulich
 
District Training Assembly – Cancelled 
 
 
Service Projects & Club Awareness
 
Rotary Community Service Board
The Community Service Board is up in running. Please check the board at the meeting and Volunteer for the project of your choice. Contact Joseph Yi for information.  jyi@apogeefp.com
 
Rotary Action Group Against Slavery (RAGAS)
Last Saturday, District Governor Kirk Driskell, Cambri Driskell, Scott Doll and David Cochran took part in an international virtual panel discussion titled “Ending Modern Day Slavery. Engaging Our Rising Rotarians.” The focus of the panel was how to engage Rotarians, Rotaractors and Interactors to help end human trafficking.
 
Our club is part of the Atlanta Rotary Council Against Human Trafficking. If interested in working on this project, please contact Katie Rocco, Paul Ray or David Cochran.
 
Rotary District 6900 – Feed The Hungry In The Time of Corona Virus
07/01/2020-06/30/2021           https://rotary6900.org/project/4448
 
The novel coronavirus pandemic has left corporate kitchens dormant or grossly underutilized while growing unemployment is driving the city’s food insecurity numbers to unprecedented levels. Feeding America and The Atlanta Community Food Bank estimate that 16% of people in the 29-county service area of the Food Bank will be food insecure this summer. And, with school out for the summer, 26% of children, 1 in 4, could go hungry.
 
To address this staggering divide, The Atlanta Community Food Bank and Second Helpings Atlanta have joined forces to launch the Atlanta Community Kitchen Project. This first-ever public/private partnership in the region connects hunger relief agencies with commercial kitchens with a goal to provide five hundred thousand meals to Atlanta families in need this summer. And this unprecedented initiative is being funded in large part by the city’s top corporate leaders who comprise the Atlanta Rotary Club.
 
The Rotary Club of Atlanta initially provided $100,000 as one of the earliest supporters of the Atlanta Community Kitchen Project, enabling the distribution of the first 25,000 meals. Based on the initiative’s success, and in keeping with Rotary’s mission to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service, Rotary has further committed an additional $100,000, which is being matched by an anonymous donor coupled with another $100,000 matching raise, for a total of up to $400,000 to support the Atlanta Community Kitchen Project.
 
Ongoing Rotary Meeting Project
Find and share stories, ideas, or lessons about:
PASSION – SERVICE – IMPACT
 
Stories about a 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?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL & BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  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
 
 
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.
 
 
 Non-Profits That STILL Need Our Help 
 
 
The Drake House Donations: https://thedrakehouse.org/donate/
Senior Services North Fulton: www.ssnorthfulton.org
 
 
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  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.
 
 
ROTARIAN BIRTHDAYS
  • July 19th - Jeff Franz
  • July 19th - Charlie Swahn
  • July 23rd - Jim McIntire
  • July 24th - Clark Savage
WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
  • July 17 – Carla & Will Ham - 2 Years!
 
See you Friday!
Kile Lewis, President 2020-2021
Rotary Club of Alpharetta