“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast
a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
– Mother Teresa
This Week's Speaker: Olga Narvaez – Rotarian Extraordinaire
   This week our very own Olga Narvaez will tell us about her recent trip to Columbia.  Olga was joined with John and Karen Hipes, Sue Kinker, Sandra Kinney, Bill Weeks, spouses and family members.  Through Olga’s leadership, the Rotary Club of Alpharetta partnered with the Club Rotario of Manizales on two international grant projects totaling $136,000.  Alpharetta Rotarians contributed $28,000 of foundation money toward the project and Club Rotario Manizales and the Rotary Club of Milton, Georgia contributed additional money all of which was matched by District 6900 and then matched again by The Rotary Foundation.
   One grant funded the purchase and use of a portable electrocardiograph machine to detect heart abnormalities in children and to facilitate treatment and recovery for afflicted children and their families. The project is implemented with the assistance of Fundación Pequeño Corazón. The other grant funded the Ramoss project to transition and integrate young men and women from prison back into society and the workplace through training and counseling.
Opportunities for Service -
  • YMCA Summer Lunch Program - Serving children at Aspen Pointe Apartments every Wednesday - 11:45-1pm - until school starts in August
  • Old Soldiers' Day Parade followed by Rotary Cook-Out at Wills Park - August 3rd. Mark your calendars with details to follow.
  • Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – August 17, 7:00-3:30pm - Eaton’s Cooper Lighting
  • 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' 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
  • Rotary Tanzania Trip - September 25-October 7th - See Bob Koncerak for details
  • Grilling & Gridiron – September 14, 11:30-2:30
  • Rotary Youth Exchange is still looking for host families for next year. Our student is a high school boy. See Lyman Louis for more information.
  • 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