At a Glance

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

  • Speaker is Van Marousek who will give us a unique account of military history.
  • Vocational Minute – Sandra Kinney
  • Special Delivery from the front lines - presentation by Past President William
  • New Member Induction – Olga Navaez
  • Final Chance – Rotary Directory headshots by Clark Savage 9/22
  • Sign-up for USO 10/05 – questions? Contact Past President William at 770-876-5106
  • Sign-up for Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) 10/21 Sandy Springs – questions? Contact Steve Corder at 770-855-5225
  • Sign-up for Fresh Market – questions? Contact Lee Doernberg

Week in Review

In the beautiful weather the preceded Irma’s arrival, Alpharetta Rotary had another great weekend. Saturday morning I “conveniently” ran into our Adopt-a-Mile road crew, led by Chris Weeber, just as they had finished their task. They didn’t seem to buy my excuse of an early morning errand that kept me from participating.  Nonetheless, it was great to see Rotary hard at work – including a very enthusiastic Lawrence Wyssbrod, (Mark’s son) who has this Rotary thing all figured out! 


We must have seen half our Club at one point or another at Grilling & Gridiron.  What a successful event (Mary Ulich…) in support of The Drake House. Thanks to all those who participated, and SPECIAL thanks to, Mickey Rogers, who smoked the best brisket in Alpharetta for all to enjoy – GREAT job, Mickey!


Harvey Disaster Relief

Speaking with Will Daniel the other day by phone, we were amazed by the generosity of this Club. In just one morning, and a few days thereafter, we met the matching gift goal of $2,500; meaning the Club will turn your $2,500 into a $5,000 check to be written to a special disaster relief fund set-up by the affected Districts. More to follow soon on how we can help those impacted by Irma with Global Grant opportunities anticipated throughout the Caribbean.


Interest Groups

As anticipated, we have some great things in common and some others that are truly, uhmm – unique (?).  In the next couple of weeks we will put some leadership in place to get things structured and started.  If you are interested in serving on the “organizing committee” please let me know. Your help will get us going more quickly.


Teach Your Children Well…

As I mentioned above, I had the pleasure of running into young Lawrence Wyssbrod who did his part by walking every inch of our adopted mile, helping to keep Alpharetta a City for all to be proud. When I knelt down and asked him what he did that morning, he replied “I am serving my community by picking-up trash to keep it clean,” and then he continued to expound upon the virtues of the activity as well as any of his Rotarian elders could have. Lawrence gets it. And while parenting certainly plays a part, we cannot understate the impact we have by modeling the tenants of Rotary – for youth and adults, alike. If he wasn’t already, Lawrence became a Rotarian on Saturday.