“A dream without ambition is like a car without gas…you’re not going anywhere.” – Sean Hampton 



This Weeks Speaker –




Steve Baker is Director of Communications for Colonial Pipeline Company. Colonial is part of our national infrastructure, shipping more than 100 million gallons of gasoline, diesel fuel and other fuels every day. Its headquarters is in Alpharetta, where 3 out of every 4 gallons pumped into your car’s or truck’s tank have traveled on the Colonial Pipeline.

 For the most part, the 5,500 miles of underground pipeline is out of sight and out of mind, until there is a disruption to the gasoline supply. Most recently, Hurricane Harvey. Then Colonial appears in the news, and that’s one of Baker’s principal responsibilities – to ensure accurate information about Colonial is shared in a timely and responsible way.

 Steve is a graduate of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA.  He and his wife live in Milton, and they have a daughter, a son and three grandsons.   


Opportunities for Fellowship and to Serve –


  • Women of Rotary Social – We look forward to seeing you at Women in Rotary tonight, August 29th at Coletta’s at Avalon at 5:30pm. Feel free to bring prospective Rotary members.
  • Dunwoody Rotary Club BBQ Competition – At Perimeter Mall on September 7th and 8th.  They are looking for professional chefs and for amateurs that want to be part of the competition! Think about signing up!
  • Lionheart Grill and Gridiron - North Fulton’s biggest and best tailgate party! Grilling & Gridiron benefitting The Lionheart School is Saturday, September 8. Tastings tailgate starts at 1:30 in the afternoon on food truck alley in downtown Alpharetta and the UGA vs. South Carolina game on the big screen at 3:00. David Belle Isle will be leading our cooking team, and he will make his world-famous brisket. He needs a team of Rotarians to help him set up, serve, and clean up the Rotary booth.
  • USO Dates – October 4th and December 6th we have an opportunity to support our military servicemen and women at the Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport

Fresh Market –If you’ve not participated before, catch the sign-up sheet that’s 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


Have a wonderful week and I hope to see you on Friday morning! 


Robin McIntire

Rotary Club of Alpharetta