Bell will ring at 7:25 this week – be ready to join the breakfast line!

Great to be back!  I missed you all last Friday, but understand from PE Robin that all went well – even with the technology! Thank you, Robin!

Our speaker this week will be Raymond Berger. Raymond Berger is a certified hypnotherapist.  He uses hypnosis to treat a variety of clinical and medical conditions including: weight loss, smoking cessation, stress, anxiety, fears, phobias, ADHD and PTSD.  He is also focused on helping some of his clients increase their sales, sports and academic performance by leveraging the power of the subconscious mind. As a reformed corporate warrior, Raymond had been practicing hypnosis on a part time basis.  At the beginning of 2017, he decided to take the plunge and make it his full time endeavor.  He has multiple undergraduate and graduate degrees and speaks fluent Chinese (Mandarin).    Ray is a member of the Lanier-Forsyth Rotary and has a practice in near downtown Cumming.

Two very special guests will be paying our Club a visit this Friday: Past District Governor, Raymond Ray and Past District Governor Bob Hagan. They will be on-hand to present a very special award for our Foundation contributions last year.  Please be present to honor our PDG’s and our Club’s accomplishments! (This is a BIG deal…..J )

Alex Paulk is scheduled to give us our Vocational Minute.


  • Sign-up for the Rotary Holiday Party! - December 15  - 6:30pm at Crooked Creek – contact Charlcie Forehand at 678-762-9954. Cost is $25pp.
  • Sign-up for Fresh Market – questions? Contact Lee Doernberg 678-773-1039
  • December 7 – USO at Hartsfield  - contact William Perkins 770-876-5106
  • Fruit Baskets for Seniors – contact Katie Rocco at 770-710-5911
  • December 9 – Salvation Army Bell Ringing – contact Steve Gillard 678-938-1448.
  • December 15th – we need 3 to 5 Rotary “Judges” for the APC door decorating contest. FUN!!!
  • January 6 – One for the Chipper – more information to follow


Holiday Meeting Schedule

As a reminder, we will not have breakfast together on December 22nd or December 29th. Of course that makes it all the more important to make the other meetings, attend the Holiday Party on December 15th with your spouse or guest, and participate in service opportunities.


If you have not yet pledged to make a difference with a gift to the RI Foundation this year, I would encourage you to have those discussions at home and consider your next-level Paul Harris or Major Donor status. Our PDG guests, Raymond Ray and Bob Hagan, can attest to the benefits of foundation giving, and I hope the award presentation inspires us all to recommit resources, as we are able, and “Do Good In the World” as only Rotary can.