"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail."
-Benjamin Franklin
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 (By Zoom)
Major General Joaquin F. Malavet, USMC (Retired)
Director, Strategic Planning and Policy (J5) U.S. Indo-Pacific Command
Major General (MajGen) Joaquin F. Malavet is the Director for Strategic Planning and Policy (J5), U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. He is a native of Denville, NJ. He attended the Pennsylvania State University on an NROTC scholarship and graduated as a commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in August 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering (Systems Management). 
As a CH-53D/E helicopter pilot and Weapon and Tactics Instructor (WTI), his operational flying tours include multiple deployments across the INDOPACOM, EUCOM, and CENTCOM theaters with HMH-463, HMM-265 and HMM-262
from MCAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii and HMH-464 from MCAS New River, North Carolina. He served as the Air Officer for 3d Battalion, 3d Marines. As the HMM-263 (REIN), 24th MEU (SOC) Aviation Combat Element (ACE) Future Operations and Tactics Division Head he was responsible for the 24th MEU (SOC) Mediterranean, Adriatic Sea, and Bosnia theatre contingency Air and TRAP/CSAR Plans. As a MAWTS-1 Instructor, MajGen Malavet served as the CH-53D/E Division Head, and the Assault Support Department head responsible for the CH-53, CH-46, AH-1W, UH-1N, and MV-22 Weapons and Tactics Programs. 
Upcoming Dates & Info
Alpharetta Rotary Adopt-A-Mile 9-26-2020
A Big Rotary Shout-out to Brian Mould, Joe Thomas, Bo Boshell, Chris Weeber, Jeff Davis, Richard Kramer,and William Perkins. Non Rotarian volunteers were: Ann Davis, Laura Davis, and Hannah Davis. Great Job Everyone!
October Coat & Warm Accessories Drive for NFCC
The coat drive will officially begin tomorrow and run through the entire month of October. We will have a few bins at PHASE to collect at Friday meetings and they have graciously said they would help promote it with their families too. Mary has also graciously offered up Brewable as a drop-off point--so thank you Mary for that!! I will have bins set up there sometime over the next few days. 
They are looking for gently worn or new coats for adults and children as well as warm accessories like hats, gloves, and scarves. 
I am in need of volunteers to help me with logistics...taking them to NFCC first week of November as well as maybe even having a few select drop-off points at any of your homes if it makes it easier. Feel free to drop off at my home in Roswell (live off Hardscrabble/Etris) if easier for some of you. 
Let me know if any of you can help with distribution and/or drop off points. Call or text me at my cell below...thank you in advance and I know we will once again come through!    Tina McKenna Poland  404-232-0794.
If you haven't signed up for Guess The Rotarian, you are missing out.  Take The Plunge!
The questionnaire link is below.
Rotary Work Day at The Lionheart Gardens
Saturday, October 10, 9 am – 1 pm
Drop & Drip Social - Oct. 20th, 8:00-2:00
THANK YOU to everyone who donated to Vision Warriors!
The selected charity for October is Meals By Grace
  • 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
410 Bridge Golf for Good Tournament – October 27th
Grilling & Gridiron - November 7th at Phase Center
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