This Week's Speaker: Scott Childress
Leader of the Old Soldiers Day Parade
“The American Legion - 100 Years of Service”
As our club prepares for the Old Soldiers Day Parade on Saturday, I can’t think of a better way to kick off the weekend than to have the Leader of the Parade as our guest speaker.  Scott’s family’s service to our country runs deep.  His father served in WWII in the Army and then the 8th Air Force Recon as a pilot.  His mother served in WWII with the Women’s Army Corps (WAC).  Both of Scott’s brothers served in Vietnam.  Older brother Craig retired from the Army Special Forces, and younger brother Dean was critically wounded as a US Marine.
Scott’s service path started as an Atlanta Police Officer & Sargent, then a trial ADA for Fulton County, a Roswell City Councilman, and a Judge of the Alpharetta Municipal Court.  He is now a full-time criminal defense attorney and volunteer for the Alpharetta American Legion Post 201.
AT CHURCH - Thursday, August 1st, 2019 5:00 pm Float Assembly at Presbyterian Church
AT PARADE - Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 7:00 am, Our position in the parade is 51.  Our staging area is in front of the new Charter STEM school (former location of Old Milton High School).  You'll get there by driving north on Wills Road, turn left onto Milton Avenue, then turn left into Milton Center.  The street will probably be blocked off but explain to the police officer that you are setting up for the parade.  This is very close to the new parking garage next to Alpharetta Animal Hospital.  It may be best to park there.  We'll start congregating at the staging area at 7:00 am to finish the float (we have about 500 balloons to inflate, flags to install, streamers to stream, etc.).  We have to be done with the float by 9 am.  Anyone that wants to drive their convertibles, jeeps, fancy cars, bedazzled motorcycles, etc in the parade will congregate here, too.
- August 3rd, 2019  10:00 am – 11:30 am, Parade, Cookout afterwards in Pavilion #1 at Willis Park.
- August 3rd, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm, The Shriner’s Auditorium, 400 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE,
ROTARY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE (RLI) - August 17, 2019 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Eaton’s Cooper Lighting, 1121 Hwy 74 S, Peachtree City, GA 30269
VIBRANT CLUB WORKSHOP - August 24, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm  
Macon Marriott, 240 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia 31217
2020 District conference – Jekyll Island – April 30 – May 3, 2020
Opportunities for Service -
  • Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – August 17, 7:00-3:30pm - Eaton’s Cooper Lighting
  • Mayor's Corporate Challenge - August 22 - Time to Volunteer is Now - and to start training!
  • Vibrant Club Workshop – August 24, 9:00-12:00 – Macon Marriott
  • Miss Mary' Ice Cream Crankin' - Sunday, August 25th 2-4pm at Roswell Square Park
  • Women in Rotary Event – August 28, 5:30-7:30pm at the Hotel at Avalon
  • Rotary Tanzania Trip - September 25-October 7th - See Bob Koncerak for details
  • Grilling & Gridiron – September 14, 11:30-2:30
  • Rotary Youth Exchange is still looking for host families for next year. Our student is a high school boy. See Lyman Louis for more information.
  • 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