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Alpharetta Presbyterian Church
180 Academy St
Alpharetta, GA  30009
United States
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This Week’s Meeting – August 18, 2017

Our speaker this Friday is Yalanda Bell. Yalanda is currently the Executive Director of Career and Technical Education for Fulton County Schools where she manages the curriculum and instruction for over 200 teachers and 60,000 students. Yalanda believes that the key to education is training our students to be college and career ready while giving them the tools need to be productive citizens. 

 

Our meeting agenda will include recognition of Paul Harris Fellows, presentation of our 2017-2018 Board and an introduction of Emily May Roberts, our GRSP student from Australia attending the University of North Georgia. `Heather Terry is on-deck for the Vocational Minute.

 

New This Week

Last Friday evening William and Jan Perkins, John and Karen Hipes, Dennis Mitchell, Cindy Ringwall (Milton/Windward) and I met Emily May Roberts at the airport after her grueling 46-hour journey from Perth, Australia. After a (brief) overnight at the Perkins' home, we gathered again at 6:30am Saturday morning to get Emily May to orientation and moved into her room. I know you will all enjoy meeting her Friday as we did this past weekend. Emily will present at the Club on the 25th.

 

Many thanks to our Race Committee members who are working everyday on preparations for the largest Mayor's Corporate Challenge in Club history, to those working on upcoming projects and fellowship events, and to all those who have made the Fresh Market runs this week. This Club gets it done.

 

Reminders

Member Directory If you have yet to do so, PLEASE go to Club Runner and update your profile at www.alpharettarotary.org. This is your last opportunity - final deadline is this Friday (18th). A special thanks to Rob Johns for undertaking the effort, Clark Savage for taking the complimentary photos, and to Mike Lowry for technical support.

 

MCC Volunteers Needed

ALL HANDS NEEDED! We are SOLD OUT!  The response to the Mayor’s Corporate Challenge (MCC) has been amazing- and it happens in just 8-days! All we need now is your help (and a prayer or two...). Please seek-out the volunteer sheet and sign-up for a shift/duty station. Questions? Contact Erin Doiron at   Be sure to give Joe Wargo, Tom Darr, Ted Schwartz, Chris Cammack and the race leadership team your thanks and appreciation for their sacrificial efforts on our behalf.  What an awesome team!

 

Step Right Up....take a $5 chance at your guess of the number of runners who cross the Start Line of the Mayor's Corporate Challenge and you could win half the proceeds raised to benefit our cases. Tickets will be available at the meeting this Friday morning. Don't let this one go to the "back table," too!

 

FRIDAY  - Race Bag Stuffing will take place immediately after our meeting this Friday. We need any time you can spend to make light work of 2,000 race bags. PLEASE plan to stay and help.

 

Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ to be held on Sunday, August 27th from 2:00-4:00pm. This is another flavorite :) event, and we need volunteers to both crank ice cream and help to serve. Proceeds benefit The Drake House. Steve Gillard will pass the sign-up sheet for your participation.

 

Other Calendar Dates - details to follow:

September 9th - Grilling & Gridiron

September 20th - Rotary After Hours at Ruth's Chris - bring a prospective member!

October 6th - Coat Drive Kick-off

October 21st - Oyster Roast at Schiltz home

 

We need a small group of members to help clean our Rotary closet in the next two weeks.  Please let me know if you would like to help. You never know what we might find!

 

Please Note:

Re: Rotary Guests - Please remember that guests will be asked to pay $15 for their breakfast, or you may decide to treat them. Either way, please communicate with your guest in advance. This will speed things along at check-in and help avoid any awkward situations.

 

I leave you with two quotes - received immediately following our meeting last Friday:

Chris Laggerbloom (former Alpharetta Rotarian) "I still find the energy and warmth in our Rotary to be amazing - you just don't find this anywhere else."

Carson Putnam (guest) - I would like to commend your entire group for how welcoming and friendly you all were. It is clearly a very special group."

Join Mayor David Belle Isle and a lively crowd of runners and walkers on August 24 at City Hall for the annual Mayor’s Challenge 5K Race.

 
 
It’s basically a huge block party.  A night of food, music and friendly competition.  Held in concert with Alpharetta’s renowned Food Truck Alley! The Alpharetta Mayor's Corporate Challenge 5K Race attracts thousands of residents, corporate employees and runners.  This year's venue is City Park behind Alpharetta City Hall.  The new location is attracting interest from large corporate sponsors who desire a private company picnic experience while enjoying Alpharetta's most exciting night of the year.  
 
 

Rotary Club of Alpharetta donated $7,500 to HomeStretch in support of the great work they do in the North Fulton Community.  They also completed 3 projects for HomeStretch in order to get an apartment ready for a new family to move in.  On Tuesday, September 20 and on Thursday, September 22 from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day, fellow Rotarians painted the interior of the apartment. And on Saturday, September 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Rotarians cleaned the inside and outside of the apartment.  

Rotarian Karen Nolan said, “Alpharetta Rotarians are happy to volunteer their time and resources to give families in our community a hand up through HomeStretch.  HomeStretch families are proud hardworking members of our community and Homestretch offers them the support they need to ensure they have the opportunity for a bright successful future.”
 
HomeStretch is an organization that addresses some of the root causes of homelessness in our community.  It is one of the few programs in the country that not only provides housing but works with the families to help stop the cycle of homelessness.  The Rotary Club of Alpharetta annually sponsors an apartment and a family at HomeStretch.  In addition, Alpharetta Rotarians serve as Financial and Life Mentors for the family.   
 
President of Alpharetta Rotary, Jason Binder stated, “Our club is very proud to support HomeStretch not only with money but with fellow Rotarians participating together to make sure an apartment is clean and freshly painted and ready for a new family to move in soon. HomeStretch provides valuable services and support to members of the community and on behalf of Alpharetta Rotarians, I look forward to our continued work with Homestretch in the coming years.”
 

Rotary Club of Alpharetta donated $7,500 to HomeStretch in support of the great work they do in the North Fulton Community. They also completed 3 projects for HomeStretch in order to get an apartment ready for a new family to move in. On Tuesday, September 20 and on Thursday, September 22 from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day, fellow Rotarians painted the interior of the apartment. And on Saturday, September 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Rotarians cleaned the inside and outside of the apartment. 

 
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