“Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.”
― Aristotle
This Week's Speaker: Jack Murphy –
Chair of the North Fulton Poverty Task Force
Former Alpharetta Rotarian
Approximately 60,000 people living in North Fulton County are financially vulnerable. The United Way Child Well Being indicators for North Fulton have declined, while the rest of the region has improved. Yet, the economy is doing well. What's going on? Jack will brief us on the topic and let us know how to tackle this complex problem.
Jack joined the Rotary Club of Alpharetta on November 7th, 2003. He chaired the Family Fun Fest and enjoyed volunteering for the Adopt-a-Mile (although that was before they started the day at Chick-fil-A). The club named him Rookie of the Year for 2004-2005.
Jack is the national chair of Advocacy and Systemic Change for The Society of St. Vincent de Paul as well as conference president for St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, and on the board of Amana Academy. Jack and his wife Nancy, the retired principal of Summit Hill Elementary School, live in the Tuxford subdivision. They have two daughters who are teachers and two incredible grandchildren.
  • William Perkins – Oct. 6th.
  • Carla Ham – Oct. 12th.
  • Oct. 6th – Mary and Bob Ulich – 35 Years.
  • Oct. 7th – Jeff and Alex Pearson – 2 Years.
  • Oct. 7th – Glenn and Carol Guest – 24 Years.
  • Oct. 7th – Phil and Mary Kingry – 54 Years.
  • Oct. 10th – Casey and Kara Robinson – 4 Years.
  • Oct. 11th – Karen and Don Williams – 39 Years.
HomeStretch Golf TournamentOct. 29th, Atlanta National Golf Club
Warm Coat Drive Now through Oct. 21st.  Please bring in your new and gently used winter coats which will be distributed by North Fulton Community Charities and The Place of Forsyth. Look for a collection bin in Fellowship Hall.
GRSP WeekendNovember 1-3, Need host family volunteers to house students Fri. & Sat. night.
ROTARY AFTERHOURS – Nov. 5th, 5-7, Kona Grill Avalon. Be there or be square.
2020 District conference – Jekyll island April 30 – May 3, 2020.
Opportunities for Service -
  • Warm Coat Drive – Now through Oct. 21st, Alpharetta Presbyterian Church.
  • HomeStretch Golf Tournament Oct. 29th, Atlanta National Golf Club
  • GRSP Weekend November 1-3, Need host family volunteers to house students Fri. & Sat. night.
  • 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