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

I’m so grateful last Friday that we were able to hear from the Laws of Life essays as presented by Michael Cardozo and Jake Snow.  I would like to give special thanks to Mary Ulich and Deborah Swafford for facilitating this, and the attendance of AHS teachers and the families.  What an impactful presentation!


This Week…

Our program this week will be focused on our youth as we hear from our Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) students, Livia and Sophia, and meet our Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) students this summer. For those of you who are unsure, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs and districts where students develop skills as a leader while making connections from across the district or state.


Joe Wargo will also give us an update on our Mayor’s Corporate Challenge progress and ways in which you can help drive sponsorships and participation.  


We will learn more about Brian Mould as he delivers our Vocational Minute!


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 the number and email listed in the Directory.


Opportunities to Serve - ALL HANDS!

  • The Alpharetta Rotary Memorial Day Tribute event is May 28th. As always, we will need all Rotarians available to assist with set-up, breakdown and other duties as defined. Event Chair, John Hipes, will provide us with the details.  PLEASE invite your friends, neighbors and business associates to this impactful tribute.  Thank you, John, for all your hard work!
  • Meals by Grace hydroponic farmJune 2nd from 9am – 12pm.  Mickey Rogers will provide more details about this opportunity!
  • 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!


Fresh Market – PLEASE read Lee’s email from earlier this week.  We cannot miss a pick-up.  Please cover your spot or let Lee know you need help to cover. Questions? 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 Lyman Louis

The spotlight this week is on Lyman Louis. Lyman has not only pioneered our first year of offering the Rotary Youth Exchange program for our Club, but across District 6900. His efforts have enabled our outbound student, Kate Rojales, to have a transformational experience, living in Puebla, Mexico this year. A lot of work goes into this program behind the scenes, and he has recruited Mark Meckes, Mary Ulich and others to assist. He is such an ardent advocate for youth, both inside and outside of Rotary. When you see Lyman, please take a moment to thank him for all his hard work, behind the scenes, in service to Alpharetta Rotary.  We appreciate you, Lyman!


Enjoy your week!  See you all Friday!!


Scott Doll

Rotary Club of Alpharetta