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


It was another milestone week for Alpharetta Rotary with a proclamation from the City of Alpharetta last Monday night at City Council, recognizing the Club for 35 years of service and impact in our community. The Proclamation was presented by Mayor Pro-Tem, Donald Mitchell, to Lawrence Mulkey, our active founding Rotarian. Many Rotarians were present for this important occasion.  What a heritage of service we have – and much like our City, momentum for the future.  Another proud day to be a Rotarian… an Alpharetta Rotarian!


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…

Our Speaker this week is TJ Callaway, founder and CEO of Atlanta based ONWARD RESERVE which he established in Athens, GA in 2012.  Onward Reserve is a lifestyle apparel brand that publishes a traditional catalog as well as a robust e-commerce platform in addition to a network of 9 stores.  ONWARD RESERVE is quickly gaining ground as one of the most meaningful up and coming lifestyle brands in the country.

ONWARD RESERVE has received the Pacesetter Award for the last 4 years for being one of the 100 fastest growing privately owned businesses in Atlanta.  TJ was a finalist in the Atlanta Business Cronicle’s “Small Business Person of the Year Award in the Emerging Entrepreneur category in 2016.

TJ is active with the University of Georgia.  He is a former Leonard Leadership Scholar, a former Chairman of the Terry College of Business Young Alumni Board and is acting President of the Young Alumni Council.  He has been featured in Georgia Magazine and was named to the 2013 class of 40 under 40; an award given by the University of Georgia to the 40 most influential alums of the University under 40 years old in business, politics and community service.  He is the 2018 recipient of the Young Alumni Award given by the President’s office.

Vocational Minute

We will learn more about, Past President Karen Nolan, as she 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


Rotary Leadership and Conference Opportunities


District Conference

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


It seems just a few weeks ago we were saying “Happy New Year,” -  and then the pollen that is Spring is all around us.  The weeks and months are moving quickly, despite all that goes along with our professional, civic and family lives. With Easter and Passover upon us, hopefully you will allow life to slow down just a little.  I’m thankful for my Rotary family, the support, friendship and fellowship that makes all aspects of my life more enjoyable.