“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, Just like the ones I used to know, Where the tree tops glisten And children listen to hear sleigh bells in the snow.”
― Irving Berlin
This Week's Entertainment:
Ms. Nicole Thompson conducting the Taylor Road Middle School Orchestra
      Nicole was a national finalist for the 2017 GRAMMY Music Educator Award. In 2014, she was the Georgia American String Teachers Association Educator (GAASTA) of the Year and the 2010 Teacher of the Year at Taylor Road Middle School. Nicole conducted the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestras of Atlanta String Orchestra for 6 years and has served as an adjudicator and clinician for Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) since 2008. In 2015, Nicole served on a committee for Fulton County to create relevant standardized testing for students.
     As State Orchestra Chair, she served as a liaison between the orchestra teachers in Georgia and the GMEA Executive Board. Under her direction, the Taylor Road Middle School orchestras have consistently earned superior ratings at GMEA’s Large Group Performance Evaluation and were selected to perform at 2006 and 2011 GMEA Conferences. Nicole has conducted orchestras at the ASTA conferences in Dallas and Reno. She earned her Master of Music Education and Specialist in Education Degrees at the University of Georgia.
  • Wayne Robinson – Dec. 8th.
  • Kerry Singley – Dec. 8th.
  • Huff Forness – Dec. 12th.
Volunteer Opportunity: Serving Lunch & Assisting Santa at Dogwood Terrace
Friday the 13th at 12:00.  See Steve Corder.
Volunteer Opportnity – Boxing Up Gifts for The Troops After Breakfast Friday:
Last night holiday gifts were purchased for our troops overseas.  Friday morning after breakfast we need help boxing up and shipping.  Thanks to Sue Kinker, Evi and Mark Meckes, William Perkins and Chris Weeber for doing the shopping and organizing.  Packages will be sent to active duty friends of Rick Kenny who are serving in Afghanistan.
Volunteer Action - Red & Blue Shops with You! 
This Saturday, Alpharetta and Milton Police & Fire Fighters will be shopping for Christmas presents with children who would otherwise not receive a gift this year.  Thank you to Rob Johns, Sidney Browning, Chip Reid, Mike Lowry, Lizann Gibson, Sue Kinker, Jessica Plette, Steve Gillard, Julie Chesnut and Jeff Franz.  The volunteer list is now at capacity.  Special Thanks to Joe Wargo for organization and implementation!
Date: Saturday, December 14th
Time: 8:00 am (please arrive by 7:50 am) 
Location:  Target on North Point Parkway  
Donation Opportunity: NFCC Toiletry Drive: Thank you to Tina McKenna who recognized that NFCC needs toiletries.  A bin is set up to collect.  Please bring in regular and sample sizes.  Diapers and toilet paper are also needed.
Painting The LionheARTisans Cottage: Thanks to all that helped paint the cottage.  Special Thanks to Mickey Rogers for organization and implementation!
Rotary After Hours at Jekyll Brewing:  Thanks to all that attended!
The LionheARTisans Cottage Holiday Hours: Mon-Fri. 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM.
Holiday Party: Dec. 13th at 6:30 (See Tom Darr)
Future Opportunities for Service
Polar Bear Plunge/Cook Your Butts Off – Feb. 8th, 2020  10–1:00pm at Wills Park Pool.
2020 District conference –Jekyll island April 30 – May 3, 2020.
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