"We must find time to stop and thank the people
who make a difference in our lives."
-John F. Kennedy
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.  Zoom Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/94067252841?pwd=YlU1L1BRejBYSzUveGUwclBTbGNWdz09
Meeting ID: 940 6725 2841   Password: 56789
PLEASE NOTE: You will need to enter the password.
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 Program
Giving Thanks Breakfast!
This event is for EVERYONE, with or without a guest! Members of the club are invited to bring someone with them who is their inspiration, introduce them, and thank them for being such a great inspiration to them.  What a great opportunity to recognize someone who has great meaning in your life--a long time friend, business inspiration, etc.  We need to know how many people are bringing someone, so please, if you are, please let us know by signing up here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a44a5a823a1ff2-rotary1
To Brewable & Chic-Fil-A for providing breakfast this Friday!
Our Rotary Family is Growing!
Brett & Lindsay Power welcomed Baby Hadley Elizabeth to their family on November 9th!
Matt Williams and Katie Elizabeth were married in Gulf Shores, AL on November 7, 2020!
Service Projects & Club Awareness
Join The Fight Against Human Trafficking
The Rotary Club of Alpharetta is filled with people of action.  We know that Metro-Atlanta is a major human trafficking hub.  Now, we are asking YOU to do something about it!
Our Club is part of The Atlanta Rotary Council Against Human Trafficking.  We have partnered with the International Human Trafficking Institute (IHTI), the Rotary Action Group Against Slavery (RAGAS), and Human Traffic Proof GA. 
January is “End Human Trafficking” month.
IHTI is offering two virtual training events multiple times to Rotarians in January.
Human Trafficking: Learn, See, and Do Something
Human Trafficking: Protecting our Children Online
If you are interested or want to learn more, please open the attached brochure and sign up.  Contact Paul Ray, Katie Rocco, or David Cochran if you are ready to take action!
Stay tuned for more ways you can help end this plague on our society.
Salvation Army Red Kettle Volunteers December 19th
Seeking all Santas, Mrs. Clauses, and Elfs for bell ringers!
Date: December 19th
Location: Macy's behind North Point Mall.
Please contact Steve Gillard for coordination.
This year we have a Virtual Red Kettle. The link is below. Please share via social media.
If you haven't signed up for Guess The Rotarian, you are missing out.  Take The Plunge!
The questionnaire link is below.
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