Bell will ring at 7:29 this week – be ready to join the breakfast line!


I hope all enjoyed a particularly exciting meeting last week, featuring Nik Wallenda. I know several Rotarians paid a visit to Big Apple Circus before their last show on February 25th. Perhaps we will see Nik again when he arranges to walk across Tallulah Gorge in tribute to his great-grandfather who crossed it in the summer of 1970. Here’s more information about Nik’s plans for the Gorge walk:


Please don’t forget to sign-up for District Conference, April 26th – 29th at San Destin. We strongly encourage you to register as soon as possible.

Our numbers will determine the location (prime spot or not so prime spot) of our Hospitality Suite! If you are a new Rotarian since the last District Conference date, the Club will pay your registration fee!  See more detail, below!


Our Speaker this week is Edward Ahmed Mitchell, is a civil rights attorney who serves as executive director of the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. As part of America's largest Muslim civil rights organization, CAIR Georgia counters anti-Muslim bigotry, engages in interfaith dialogue, and builds coalitions with other civil rights groups. Edward graduated from Morehouse College and Georgetown University Law Center. He previously served as a criminal prosecutor in Atlanta. He is also an editor of Atlanta Muslim, a member of the Georgia Association of Muslim Lawyers, and a member of the board of trustees of the Islamic Community Center of Atlanta. Edward grew up in Fayetteville, Georgia, with an interfaith family that included Protestants, Catholics, Christian Unitarians, Muslims, and Jehovah's Witnesses.


Vocational Minute

We will learn more about, Olga Narvaez, as she will give us our Vocational Minute this week.


Member News

Olympic Bobsled Results!

As you know, Chris Kinney, son of Rotarian, Sandra Kinney, competed with sled #2 for USA Bobsled on February 23rd and 24th. Chris and his teammates finished 19th overall in the competition. Congrats to Chris and his teammates on an outstanding effort and for all the hard work and sacrifice it has taken to compete at this level for the honor of representing our Country! For more information, visit:


Opportunities to Serve

  • Adopt-A-Mile – Saturday, March 3rdMeet at Chick-Fil-A Avalon at 7am for breakfast. Clean-up begins at 7:30.  Questions?  Contact Chris Weeber 
  • Blood Drive! In recognition and celebration of “Rotary Has Heart” month, Alpharetta Rotary will be hosting a Blood Drive at APC on March 9th, 8:30 – 1:30. Please plan to stay after the meeting or sign-up for a specific time to give during the day.  Mickey Rogers will have a way for us to sign-up.  Given that supplies are low, your pint could be the difference for someone in need
  • Fresh Market – questions? Contact Lee Doernberg 678-773-1039


Educational Opportunities – Advance your Rotary Experience and Impact

Rotary Leadership and Conference Opportunities

  • Contact Steve Corder for more information.

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI)

(Club will reimburse you for the cost of RLI training.  Submit receipt to Will Daniel) 


District Assembly 24 March at Ironworks in Columbus, GA.

  • All Club members encouraged to attend!
  • Steve Corder should have an update for us on Friday!


District Conference

District Conference San Destin! April 26 – 29th Join us at the BEACH!