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


I want to say a special thank you to Mary Ulich for hosting the District Governor Reception at her home last Thursday, and for Charlcie Forehand for arranging details. I think DG Alec and his wife, Donna enjoyed the opportunity for fellowship – as did we! Similarly, I hope all of you enjoyed Alec’s presentation and the action-packed meeting on Friday. Alec gave us thoughtful reason to be proud to be a Rotarian and a part of this remarkable, global, organization.


Kudos to all those who were able to stay, or come back, to give a pint of blood to the Red Cross on Friday.  I understand that they were busy into the lunch hour. Thanks to Mickey Rogers for organizing this opportunity. We also had several Rotarians help leader, Chris Weeber, with the Adopt-a-Mile on Saturday morning. Hopefully there weren’t too many complaints switching breakfast from Burger King to Chick-Fil-A? Hopefully we had a few Rotarians lend a hand at the Alpharetta Arbor Day event as well.


The time is now - - - Please sign-up for District Conference, April 26th – 29th at San Destin. We strongly encourage you to register as soon as possible. If you are a new Rotarian since the last District Conference date, the Club will pay your registration fee!  See more detail, below!


Randy Schiltz will give us an overview/report of his mission trip experience working in a village located on La Gonave, an island off of Haiti, which our Rotary club supported through Alpharetta Presbyterian Church.   


Our Speaker this week is our fellow Rotarian, Alpharetta Public Safety Director, Chief John Robison. This is John’s second stint with Alpharetta Public Safety, where he started his career in the field in 2005. Climbing through the ranks, he was offered the opportunity in Powder Springs in 2014 as Deputy Chief, and then Chief of Police until his arrival back in Alpharetta as Public Safety Director in January, 2017. Following his graduation from Georgia State (Criminal Justice) he obtained an MS in Divinity from New Orleans Seminary (1998). Since, John has continued his education with an MS in Public Administration from Columbus State (2014), and is currently working toward his Doctorate in Public Administration (2020). John admits he married way out of his league with Lori, and with the marriage of his daughter last December, all the kids have left the nest.  John is an avid reader and a sports fan (he says Go Dawgs…or something like that), and he and Lori look forward to more travel together. I know we will all enjoy getting to know John better and why he says he has the “best job in the world” as our Alpharetta Public Safety Director. 


Check Presentation

We look forward to awarding one of our favorite local non-profits a check to enable them to continue their impactful work!  Your Alpharetta Rotary time and treasure creating impact in our community…


Vocational Minute

We will learn more about, Chris Cammack, as he will give us our Vocational Minute this week.


Opportunities to Serve

  • King’s Ridge Interact – Sr. Prom Event March 18th 3-5pm at Metropolitan Club
  • Lionheart Gardens workday – May 5th (details to follow)
  • Fresh Market – questions? Contact Lee Doernberg 678-773-1039


Educational Opportunities – Advance your Rotary Experience and Impact


Rotary Leadership and Conference Opportunities


Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – LAST CHANCE

(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 will have a sign-up sheet at our meeting on Friday.  To make it even easier for us, Steve will be doing one registration for all Alpharetta members who plan to attend!

District Conference

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


As DG Alec addressed our Club last Friday, speaking to how Rotary has impacted his life, I had to reflect on what Rotary, and specifically you as Alpharetta Rotarians have impacted my own. My experience with all of you has enriched my life beyond any way I could measure, and I could not imagine all that would be missing if James Benson hadn’t insisted that I join. I/we are blessed to have the friendships, community involvement and meaningful impact – local and global - that only Rotary can provide. Do someone a favor and ask them to join the greatest civic organization in the world.  They will be forever grateful that you did.


I look forward to seeing you all on Friday!