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

Our speaker this week will be Hunt Anderson, Cardiologist at WellStar. Dr. Adams will give us an overview of heart health and treatment.  It’s a good thing that he speaks after most of us have already eaten!  Hopefully his presentation will strengthen our resolve to make heart healthy choices in exercise, diet and regular check-ups.

Nelson Karpeh will give our Vocational Minute, and we will induct three new members into our Club!. Two things to bring: 1) Cans or $$ for the NFCC Food Drive (goal of 2,500 cans); and  2) one final chance to bring your warm coats, scarves, hats and gloves for those who need them!


  • Sign-up for Fresh Market – questions? Contact Lee Doernberg
  • Month of October – NFCC Warm Coat Drive – final meeting to bring in your coats!
  • Oct/Nov NFCC Food Drive –Contact Lauri Young 770-883-0466 2,500 Cans!
  • Nov 3-4 GRSP Weekend – 3rd – Fun with GRSP Students in Atlanta, 4th Dinner at APC – ALL HANDS! – Contact John Norton 770-851-6149
  • Nov 14 Alpharetta Community Thanksgiving Service – we need approximately 10 Rotarians to service as Ushers and reception greeters (something we do best). If you plan to attend, please consider volunteering for this wonderful ecumenical service.  Contact Scott Doll 678-984-3389   


Our Drake Village apartment is complete!! Thanks to all those who showed-up for the completion of the floor system, we are ready for our family to move into their new home!  Take a moment to consider the impact…. If not for Alpharetta Rotary and our collective efforts, this family would not be safe and secure where they are today. I am so proud of this Club and its willingness to step forward, without hesitation, and serve.


According to our fellow Rotarian, Chief Robison, the National Drug Take-back program last Saturday was a great success! This was only made possible by Alpharetta Rotary’s purchase of MedReturn boxes, and coordination with Alpharetta Public Safety to locate them at every Firehouse and Alpharetta Public Safety HQ. A great example of how we can make a difference working together in our community.


If your schedule allows, please join me in the JOY of delivering the warm coats we have collected, along with Alpharetta Presbyterian Church, to North Fulton Community Charities.  I plan to bring the YMCA truck with me to transport – YES we have that many!  If you have yet to clean your closets, please do so – this will be your last opportunity to be sure your extra coats keep someone warm this winter…


GRSP Weekend is upon us!  Please connect with John Norton 770-851-6149 if you wish to host a student/s and Charlcie Forehand 678-613-4422 in regard to Saturday night dinner at APC  - and offer your help. We expect at least 35 students and as many Rotarians for dinner (5pm) and a bonfire to follow at APC on Saturday night.  Bring the family with you as well!


You are part of one amazing Rotary Club…


See you Friday…