"As much as Parkinson's is about movement, the end-stage
is being frozen. So the more I let that happen, the more I'm going
to be stuck within that and be unable to reverse it."
– Michael J. Fox
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 - (Via ZOOM)
Thomas Wichmann, MD
Thomas Wichmann, MD, is working to develop more effective and safer interventions to help those who have Parkinson’s disease (PD) and other movement disorders. To do this, he focuses his research on brain activity changes associated with PD and the effects of deep brain stimulation (DBS) on brain networks. The National Institutes of Health and national foundations have continuously funded his research since 1996.
In addition to his research, Dr. Wichmann serves as Yerkes' Associate Director for Scientific Programs. In this role, he works with Yerkes’ director Paul Johnson, MD, and the center’s leadership team to help guide the future directions of the center’s scientific research programs, establish scientific priorities and enhance support for Yerkes research.
Dr. Wichmann is also the principal investigator (PI) and project PI of Emory’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)-funded Morris K. Udall Center of Excellence in Parkinson's Disease Research. With a goal of developing more effective Parkinson's disease treatments that have fewer side effects, the Emory Udall Center integrates collaborative research, expert training of researchers and outreach to people who have PD and their caregivers, and open dialogue with the general public, including organizing seminars and other educational activities. Dr. Wichmann is also the A. Worley Brown professor of neurology, associate director of the Movement Disorder Division at Emory and a member of Emory’s DBS surgery team, for which he provides intraoperative electrophysiologic expertise as well as pre- and postoperative patient assessments.
Upcoming Dates & Info
The Drake House - 8th Annual ROCKIN' THE RUNWAY - Sept. 10th
Join The Drake House for an evening of Fashion and Fun with the virtual 8th Annual Fashion Show Rockin' the Runway! Your ticket will gain you access to the virtual Fashion Show and Online Auction. Grab your friends and favorite food, and enjoy as local celebrities walk the runway in high-end fashion that you can only find at The Drake Closets.  
For tickets and information: https://go.rallyup.com/rockinrunway2020
Drop & Drip Social - 3rd Tues. Every Month
(Sept. 15th), 8:00-2:00
The selected charity for is Vision Warriors
Items Needed:
  • Paper Towels, Toilet Paper,
  • Pine-Sol, Hand Soap (Bulk), Dishwasher Detergent Pods
  • Disinfectant Wipes, Dish Soap ex. Dawn, Palmolive (Bulk)
  • 13 Gallon Trash Bags, 55 Gallon Trash Bags
  • Drug Tests, Alcohol Tests
  • Bathroom Bleach Cleaner Spray, Bleach 
  • Window Cleaner (Bulk), Comet, Toilet Bowl Cleaner
  • Swiffer Wet Mop Cloths, Neutra-Air Automatic Air Freshener Refills
  • Bulk Coffee (Regular & Decaf), Sugar (coffee)
  • Paper Plates, 12oz Cups, 16oz Cups, Paper Napkins, Aluminum Foil
Blood Drives Hosted by Roswell Rotary & Gate City Brewery - Sept. 17th
At Gate City Brewery, 43 Magnolia Street Roswell, GA   30075.    11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Gate City will offer a FREE PINT or coupon for Freedom Fighter or any other Gate City libation for every pint of blood donated. 
You may sign up online to secure your time.
Dive In and Lionheart Gardens - Sept. 17th
Details Soon!
Rotary Work Days at The Lionheart Gardens
Thursday, September 17, 4 - 7 pm; Saturday, October 10, 9 am – 1 pm
4th Annual Clay Shoot - Sept. 18th, 8:30-2:00
Etowah Valley Sporting Clays
Rotary International Convention in Taipei, Taiwan - June 12-16. 2021
Rotary is currently moving forward with plans for the international convention in Taipei Taiwan June 12-16, 2021.  In order to enhance the fun of being together as a district, we have reserved a room block at the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Taipei.  If you are planning to attend the convention and wish to participate in the room block, please email me by August 14th.  Because we have room minimums and deadlines on adjusting the number of rooms for the group, a one night's room and tax deposit will be due to the district no later than September 18th.  And another night's room and tax deposit will be due to the district by December 1st.  
I recognize there is some uncertainty about making travel plans due to COVID.  If you are interested in attending the convention but unsure about committing to the room block, please still contact me so I can assemble a list and know who to keep informed about district plans.  Registration for the convention is your responsibility.  Mary Ligon, District Governor-Elect  
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.
  • Rent/mortgage payment assistance
  • Utility bill assistance
  • Meals on Wheels
To see if you qualify contact: info@ssnorthfulton.org or 770-993-1906 x227
Streetgrace -Help Stop The Illicit Massage Industry
 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.
See you Friday!
Kile Lewis, President 2020-2021
Rotary Club of Alpharetta