At a Glance

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

Our speaker this week will be former Club member, Roxane Dimon. Roxane will educate us on reverse mortgages: how they work, the benefits and pitfalls. Ethan Underwood will give our Vocational Minute. November is Foundation Month. Mark Orr will speak to us about our 2017-2018 Foundation goal and the impact our contributions have both here and across the globe!


  • Sign-up for Fresh Market – questions? Contact Lee Doernberg
  • Oct/Nov NFCC Food Drive –Contact Lauri Young 770-883-0466 2,500 Cans! I know we made great progress last week!
  • 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
  • Nov 18 Adopt a Mile – 7:30am at Burger King Contact Chris Weeber770-365-6719    
  • Fruit Baskets for Seniors – contact Katie Rocco at 770-710-5911


Once again it’s been a very busy Rotary week of service and fellowship. Many thanks to Dwayne Kasper and Ralph Agulera for delivering a dozen or more large bags of coats to the NFCC Warm Coat Drive drop-off site. Through the collaborative efforts of Alpharetta Rotary and Alpharetta Presbyterian Church, over 400 coats will be available to those in our community in need.

Thanks to John Norton, Charlcie Forehand and Mary Ulich for leading our GRSP Weekend and Saturday evening Family of Rotary Dinner and fire pit social (Paul Ray builds a good fire…). We owe gratitude to several of our Alpharetta Rotary families who hosted multiple students in their homes Friday and Saturday night, and to APC for allowing us to hold such events at the church. Rotarians also provided an outstanding potluck meal for all who attended. That might have been the best dinner in Alpharetta that evening.

I understand that our Drake Village family has now moved into their new home. What a transformation at the hands of Mickey Rogers and all of our volunteer Rotarians for making this possible.

As always, thanks to those who do the Fresh Market Run every weekday afternoon.  Imagine the cumulative impact of this longstanding program.


Having dinner with the GRSP students and spending time by the fire pit on Saturday night, you begin to understand the importance of this program. These young leaders are developing deep relationships with students from across the globe, an appreciation for our country and culture, and a broader perspective of the world and times in which we live. And – if you are lucky enough to spend time with them, they impart the same to you. I’m proud to be a part of such a dedicated group of Rotarians and servant leaders who truly invest themselves in making our world – THE world a better place for all.


See you Friday…