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


I hope you all enjoyed the special program last week! – It certainly raised some interest among Club members.  I’m grateful we were able to pull-off the live-stream without a hitch, even when we (…okay, I ) struggle, sometimes, to put a Power Point on the screen.  We look forward to exploring more as to how VR can help tell our story and engage our stakeholders, sponsors and community in a different, more personal way. More to come!


Several of us spent part of our Saturday out at Fill Ministries’ aquaponics farm, building a barn storage structure. It’s amazing what can be accomplished with truly skilled Rotarians such as Mickey Rogers and Scott French – even when paired-up with some of us who, shall we say, are “lesser” skilled. We had a great time doing good work.  If you missed this opportunity, we will be going back to complete the project, so look for the next workday!


Finally, this evening I attended a special farewell to our Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) student, Livia, graciously hosted by Mary Ulich. In attendance were all three of Livia’s host families, Mike Parks (District RYE Chair) and Lyman Louis, who championed Alpharetta Rotary’s involvement. It was another great evening to be an Alpharetta Rotarian and seeing the impact the RYE program has had, not only on Livia, but her host families and out Club. I’m grateful for Lyman, Mary, Mark Meckes, Karen Nolan and others who assisted in making this first experience such a success. 


This Week…


Our speaker this week will be our GRSP student, Emily May Roberts.  Emily May will end her year with us in mid-July, travelling back to her home in Perth, Australia. She has had an exceptional year, not only as a student at North Georgia College, but in the many experiences that go along with the GRSP program. She will give her reflections in a “year-in-review” presentation.  We should be proud of how well she’s done, and what a credit she has been to the objectives of the program.


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.


Directory Updates

Rob Johns will be working on any updates required to your directory page.  Please help him out by responding promptly to his request.  There are also 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


Rotary Leadership Opportunities

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI)  - Rotary Leadership Institute will be held in Griffin, GA on June 16th at Southern Crescent Technical College. Parts 1, 2, 3 and a graduate course on Membership will be offered. There will also be a Discussion Leader Course by invention. Go to to register and more RLI information on courses.


The Spotlight this week is on President Nominee, Will Daniel

Of all the Club Officer positions Will could have taken in his year as President Nominee, he chose Treasurer (alright – I only gave him a couple of choices..). At the time, and I thought it good reasoning, he felt it would be important to know where the money goes and what it supports. What Will didn’t anticipate is the amount of work that goes into this position, especially if it’s not part or parcel to your vocation. Regardless, he has done an excellent job for us, and has dedicated many hours each week to make sure all is properly counted, accounted for, and reconciled.  Thanks to Will and to PE Robin’s contributed expertise, our books are in excellent shape and nearly ready to be handed over to next year’s leadership. Will – we couldn’t do it without you! When you see Will, please take a moment to thank him for all his hard work, behind the scenes, in service to Alpharetta Rotary.  We appreciate you, Will!


Enjoy your week!  See you all Friday!!


Scott Doll


Rotary Club of Alpharetta