“Lets us not seek the Republican answer,
or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. 
Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past.
Let us accept our own responsibility for the future. 
― John F. Kennedy
This Week's Speaker: Brian Kemp
83rd Governor of Georgia
We are honored this Friday to have Georgia Governor Brian Kemp as our speaker.  Mr. Kemp is the 83rd Governor for the great State of Georgia having defeated a previous Rotary Club of Alpharetta speaker, Casey Cagle, in a Republican runoff in 2018.  He then went on to defeat Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams.  As Governor, Brian Kemp is fighting to make Georgia #1 for small business through regulatory reform.  He will ensure that all parts of our state – including rural Georgia – have opportunities to grow and thrive.  Kemp is fundamentally reforming state government, keeping our families safe, and always putting hardworking Georgians first.
Governor Kemp was born in Athens, Georgia and is a graduate of the University of Georgia.  Before entering politics, Mr. Kemp owned several agribusinesses, financial services, and real estate companies.  In 2002 he was elected to the Georgia Senate, and in 2010 he was appointed Secretary of State by then-Governor Sonny Perdue to replace Karen Handel who had resigned to run for Governor.  Mr. Kemp subsequently was elected to a full term as secretary of state in 2010 and 2014.  He is married and has three children.  Let's have a warm Rotary welcome for Georgia Governor Brian Kemp.
  • Aug. 21st – Chad Redfern
  • Phillip & Diana Montague – 35 Years, Aug. 18th
  • Richard & Kitty Owens – 40 Years, Aug. 19th
Mayor’s Corporate Challenge - August 22, 2019 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
VIBRANT CLUB WORKSHOP - August 24, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Macon Marriott, 240 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia 31217
Miss Mary's Ice Cream Crankin' - August 25, 2019 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Roswell Square Park. https://missmarysicecream.org/
2020 District conference – Jekyll islandApril 30 – May 3, 2020
Opportunities for Service -
  • Mayor's Corporate Challenge - August 22 - Time to Volunteer is Now - and to start training!
  • Vibrant Club Workshop – August 24, 9:00-12:00 – Macon Marriott
  • Miss Mary's Ice Cream Crankin' - Sunday, August 25th 2-4pm at Roswell Square Park
  • Women in Rotary Event – August 28, 5:30-7:30pm at the Hotel at Avalon
  • Grilling & Gridiron – September 14, 11:30-2:30
  • Financial Literacy Course – September 15, 2-4pm @ YMCA, September 18, 6:30-8:30am APC
  • Rotary Tanzania Trip - September 25-October 7th - See Bob Koncerak for details
  • 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