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


This morning was a milestone – the last Rotary Board meeting of my tenure as President! Our last three meetings have included members of the 2018 – 2019 Board as well, enabling them to transition into their roles. I cannot thank my stellar board enough, both individually, and as a group, for their support and effectiveness in their areas of service. I am so impressed with their full commitment, without which our Rotary Club would not function as we expect it should. Please offer them your appreciation for a job so well done!  More to come!


Many thanks to our Honduras project crew for the briefing last Friday on Rotary’s impact in that community.  Their dedicated work is just another example of the kind of global experience/s that are readily available to all of us as Rotarians. Locally, we have plenty of opportunities to serve, and we welcome your new ideas as well. As I type this, Mickey Rogers and several Alpharetta Rotarians are working over at Wills Park working on the “Rotary Pavilion and Gillard’s Grill.” Be sure to stop-by this Thursday and Saturday between the hours of 9am – 1pm to contribute your hands and feet to this community project. No experience required…

Also - special thanks are due those who participated last Saturday morning who worked alongside Chris Weeber on the Adopt-A-Mile project. It’s great to see the Rotary family/children engaged, too!   After all…Rotarians are People of Action….


This Week…

Our speaker this week will be Fulton County Commissioner, Liz Hausmann.

Liz Hausmann is the Fulton County Commissioner representing District 1, located in northeast Fulton and encompasses Johns Creek and portions of Alpharetta, Roswell and Sandy Springs east of Georgia 400.   Commissioner Hausmann has made her career in public service.  She began that career by serving on the Fulton County Board of Education from 2002 through 2006, during a time of high student growth. 

While still on the Fulton County Board of Education, Liz served as a member of the Board of the Committee for Johns Creek, initiating the creation of the new city.  She supported Johns Creek’s innovative millage rate cap and the public/private management model of government. Following the successful incorporation vote, Liz was elected to join the inaugural Johns Creek City Council in 2006.

Since becoming a commissioner in January of 2011, Commissioner Hausmann has served as Executive Sponsor of Economic Development initiatives including the passage in 2016 of the Fulton County TSPLOST.  She is Vice-Chairman of the Atlanta-Fulton Water Resources Commission, serves as a member of Georgia House Commission on Transit Governance and Funding , the Georgia Criminal Justice and Coordinating Council, the WellStar North Fulton Board of Advisors,  Fulton Education Foundation Board of Directors, Vice -chair of the Federal Government Policy Committee for the Association County Commissioners of Georgia, the Retirement Board of Fulton County Employees, the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Encore Park for the Arts Board of Directors, and serves on the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Community Resources Committee. She received the 2012 Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce Pioneer Award and the 2012 RBC Friend of Business Award. She is a 2011 graduate of the Regional Leadership Institute. Commissioner Hausmann is a proud Georgia native and the daughter of a public school teacher and Episcopal priest. Residing in Johns Creek for 23 years, she has two grown children, two grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. She attends Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church.


We will learn more about Lizann Gibson, as she will deliver our Vocational Minute this week.


 Club Fellowship – Summer Lake Party!

June 30th 12 – 4pm– SAVE THE DATE!

Our Annual Lake Party will be hosted, once again, at the home of Bill and Cyndi Weeks from 12pm – 4pm.  We ALWAYS have a great time – drop-in as you are able and enjoy a Chef Doug catered lunch, drinks, fellowship and time on Lake Lanier.  The Weeks’ home is located at 4166 Cumberland Point Dr. Gainesville, GA 30504.


Rotary Directory Updates

Beginning in mid-July, Rob Johns will be working on any updates required to your directory page.  You will be able to view and make changes to your page at our front desk area. There are also limited sponsorship opportunities available.  Questions – contact Rob at 678-451-0092 or


Opportunities to Serve -

  • Wills Park Gillard Grill pavilion and picnic shelter  - work will begin on June 19th, 21st and 23rd  - each day beginning at 8am.  Mickey Rogers will provide further details, but please plan to spend what time you can set aside to help us complete this great project!
  • YMCA Summer Lunch program at Aspen Pointe – every Wednesday of the summer, 11:45 – 1pm.  Help YMCA coordinators distribute lunches and engage in fun activities with the kids. See Mickey Rodgers to sign-up!
  • I Can Bike – July 30th – August 3rd. Help teach children with special needs how to ride a bike! This is a highly impactful program facilitated by Alpharetta Public Safety, held at the Cooler Family Skate Center. You can find more details and register to volunteer at:
  • 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 678-773-1039


The Spotlight this week is on President Elect, Robin McIntire

Where to start? First of all, I can assure you Alpharetta Rotary will be in VERY capable hands next year under Robin’s leadership. I cannot thank Robin enough for the variety of roles she’s played this year. Her vocational expertise has been invaluable as we have standardized our internal budgeting and accounting, she has played “back-stop” on so many levels behind the scenes making certain that details are covered, both large and small - and she has enthusiastically lead meetings in my absence.  In our Club, the traditional responsibility of President-Elect has been to prepare for the role as President, involving oneself in special projects, taking notes and gaining experience.  I hope I have provided those opportunities for her – regardless, she is well prepared and will have an outstanding board and Club behind her.  I’ll be her biggest fan!


When you see Robin, please take a moment to thank her for all her hard work, behind the scenes, in service to Alpharetta Rotary.  We appreciate you, Robin, and look forward to the year ahead!


Enjoy your week!  See you all Friday!!


Scott Doll

Rotary Club of Alpharetta