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


Those Rotarians, including District Governor, Alec, who were able to volunteer and be present for the King’s Ridge Interact – Moonlight Sonata (Sr. Prom) event, were treated to an extraordinary example of the impact our Interact Clubs can make! Special recognition should go to Cambri Driskell, who provided outstanding leadership to her Interact Club in making the event so highly successful. The event hosted 130 seniors from Senior Living Centers from across the area. Interact members danced with the seniors, to “era” music from a 17-piece band. Dinner and dessert were served, and seniors could have their pictures taken as a take-home memory. As an annual event, I can easily imagine several hundred seniors in attendance, and this “model” program replicated by other Interact Clubs throughout the Rotary organization.  Way to go Cambri and King’s Ridge Interact!


TODAY!! Rotary Membership Social

Come join us for a "Happy Hour" at Hotel Avalon Bar on March 21, 5:30. This is a chance to socialize with current members and a host of new members that have their applications in with the club. This is also a perfect opportunity for you to invite someone that you think would make a great Alpharetta Rotarian! I hope to see you all (today) on Wednesday, March 21 at Hotel Avalon!  Many thanks to Charlcie Forehand and Heather Demis for putting this fellowship/membership opportunity together!


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!


This Week…

This Friday, the Rotary Club of Alpharetta celebrates its 35th Anniversary of service to our local and global community! Our Club, sponsored by Roswell Rotary, was chartered on May 23rd, 1983.  This is further evidenced by Lawrence Mulkey’s 35th year of membership in our Club as of this Friday.  He was here when it all began! We stand on the shoulders of all those, like Lawrence, who have brought us this far – and have a responsibility to steward and advance the work of our Club to the benefit of future generations of Alpharetta Rotarians.


Our Speaker this week is Tori Owens, Director of Counseling and Victim Advocacy overseeing shelter operations and NOA’s (No One Alone) new Opportunity Centers located in Dahlonega and Dawsonville. Tori has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Systems Analysis from Miami University (Oxford, OH), a Master of Divinity in Church History and Theology from the Nazarene Theological Seminary, and a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Argosy University in Atlanta. For the past fourteen years in her work with NOA, a domestic violence shelter serving Lumpkin and Dawson counties, Tori has served in various roles: children’s and shelter advocate, shelter manager, and counselor. She is a licensed associate professional counselor with the state of GA, as well as, a National Certified Counselor (NCC), working as a mediator and trained parent coordinator assisting parents as they navigate divorce and custody transitions. Lastly, Tori is a forensic interviewer with the South Enotah Child Advocacy Center serving children of trauma and abuse in Lumpkin and White counties.  


Vocational Minute

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


Opportunities to Serve

  • 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


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!

 Now and then we get a glimpse of the future that gives us hope of a better world for our children and grandchildren. This weekend at the King’s Ridge Interact event, I saw just that.  For high school students to reach-up and show such care and compassion for our Senior’s generation (their grandparents and great-grandparents), is enlightening to say the least. We should take notice of the great resource our community – locally and globally – truly has in our youth. Let’s continue to support, mentor and foster their good works!