“The elderly are all someone’s flesh and blood and we cannot just shut them in a cupboard and hand over the responsibility for taking care of them to the state.” – Simon Callow


This Weeks Speaker –











Agent Strickland is a graduate from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice.  She has been in State law enforcement for 19 years. Agent Strickland joined the GBI in 2002, where she worked in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and then the Atlanta Field Office. 


Agent Strickland was promoted in 2015 to the Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of the Crimes Against Disabled Adults and Elderly (CADE) for the GBI. In this position, Agent Strickland is focusing on investigations and trainings dealing with the abuse, neglect, and exploitation of disabled adults and the elderly.


Agent Strickland is a frequent presenter at State and National Conferences on the topic of crimes against disabled adults and the elderly; in addition to benefits trafficking.  Agent Strickland co-facilitates the State-Wide At-Risk Adult Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (ANE) Work Group and is the Chair of two work groups within the Older Adults Cabinet, which is facilitated by First Lady Sandra Deal.


Agent Strickland is the recipient of the 2017 State Long Term Care Ombudsman’s Martha Eaves Award and the 2018 Georgia Gerontology Society Citation of Merit Award. 


Opportunities for Fellowship and to Serve –

  • USO Dates – October 4th and December 6th we have an opportunity to support our military servicemen and women at the Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport
  • Rotary Youth Exchange Host Families for Michelle Solares – Mid-November to Valentines Day and Valentines Day to the end of School – See Lyman Louis
  • NFCC Warm Coat Day – Bring your coats to APC by October 27th – Especially in need of coats for children and teenagers.
  • Coins for Caring – APC has another drive we can participate in. It is coins to raise money for schools and hospitals in Haiti and Kenya. Bring coins for their 5-gallon jug in the hallway or they also have coin collection cups available in the narthex if you are interested in taking one. As with our CART  buckets, the coins can add up!
  • Fresh Market –If you’ve not participated before, catch the sign-up sheet that’s passed around each meeting. This is an easy way to serve those in need by taking breads and other items from Fresh Market to NFCC to be given to those in need. Contact Lee Doernberg.

Have a wonderful week and I hope to see you on Friday morning! 


Robin McIntire

Rotary Club of Alpharetta