Honoring high school seniors who have enlisted in military service. Rotary Club of Americus will have a luncheon, program, and presentation of special gifts prior to their departure.
Sandra Long, Counselor Coordinator,GSCS ; Heather Wilson, HR Assistant Manager 1888 Mills; 6900 District Governor Elect George Granade; William Wilson, The Rotary Club of Griffin; Dillon Blassingame, guest of Cindy Jones; Angie Dillon and Amanda Davis, guests.
The Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation will be recognizing the bravery and courage of the fire fighters, EMTs and paramedics serving in the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department on International Fire Fighters day May 4th. Buckhead Rotary has supported this event in previous years by manning the registration and also greeting guests and guiding them to their tables and we need about 10 volunteers to do so again. We will meet at the GA Aquarium in the Oceans Ballroom at 6:30am. This is a great event and is always a who is who of Atlanta's leadership so it is great exposure for Buckhead Rotary.
The Gathering Place is a community-based student leadership development organization that has served the youth of the southeast since 1981. Annually, The Gathering Place reaches thousands of Middle School, High School, and College age students through a variety of programs such as mentor groups, large outreach events, and internships. The ministry of The Gathering Place works towards unity within diversity and unites churches, para-church ministries, schools and other community groups around one cause: to raise up strong leaders who will have an impact on their communities and the world.
Michael- GRSP. Winners: Kambrie Morton-9th, Zoe Karaberis-10th, Carolyn Hunter-11th, Eugene Shaw-12th, School Winner- Zoe Karaberis.
State Representative Brian Strickland will be talking with the club about the latest legislative updates from the recent legislative session.
Honoring Policeman of the Year, Deputy of the Year, and Firefighters of the Year.
Bill Daniels - Guest Guest Speaker: Leslie M. Cantrell of McIntosh Trail Counseling Center Stephanie Durham - guest of Sherry Farr
Guests: Dillon Blassingame, Grant Neal and Angie Dillon
Program: F. Richard Rimer, Jr. , "Protecting your Brand" ROTW: Carl Wiljhelm
Our family farm is located in the Red Hills region of southwest Georgia, an area known for its rolling hills, quail plantations, and lush grasses and forages. We are south of Cairo, conveniently located between Tallahassee and Thomasville. Our mission is to produce high quality grass fed and grass finished beef. Our herd consists of both registered and high percentage Red Devon cattle. Red Devons are a Livestock Conservancy heritage breed and are widely recognized as one of the most efficient breeds of cattle to flourish on grass and to produce flavorful beef. We continue to expand our herd by introducing new genetics to advance the optimum characteristics of the Devon breed. Raising our animals naturally from birth to finish makes for a more humane existence, assuring their health and wellbeing. Our cattle are gently handled, respected and frequently named. Our grazing management practices do not allow confined feeding, grain by-products or GMO plants. Our cattle are always grazing on our land and thereby contribute to the process of regenerating our soil and grasses. Raising cattle solely on pasture forages takes time, but adds flavor to the beef. The natural docility of the Devon breed lends to a pleasant texture and tenderness. Grass fed beef is leaner, lower in cholesterol, saturated fats and calories as compared to grain fed beef. Health benefits also include increased Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamins A, D, E and K2, and CLA (conjugated linoleic acid).
Schunzel began his coaching career at Purdue University in March of 2005, helping lead the Boilermakers to a trip to the NCAA Sweet 16 and a 25-9 record. Schunzel left Purdue for Valparaiso University where he helped guide the Crusaders to a 44-24 overall record and a pair of Horizon League Championship finals in two seasons. His volleyball career began as a player at both the collegiate and professional level, starting in 1999 as a four-year starter at Ball State University. The three-year team captain brought the Cardinals to the 2004 NCAA Final Four and a Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) Championship. Individually, the four-year starting setter earned second team All-America honors in 2004 and honorable mention recognition in 2003. Schunzel was a four-time All-MIVA honoree, garnering first team honors 2002 through 2004 and honorable mention in 2001. He also was named to the MIVA All-Academic team four times. After graduation, Schunzel played professionally with Germany’s VfB Friedrichshafen Volleyball Club in 2004 and 2005. Keeping with the volleyball theme, Schunzel’s wife, Briana, was the 2004 Mid-American Conference Player of the Year while a setter at Ohio University. The couple has two sons named Griffin and Grady.
Star Students: Garnett Hudder, Kevin Thomas. Parents- Minimol V Thomas, Varlcey Thomas. Sara Goelhuik- Garrett's Mom, Eric Hudder- Garrett's Dad. Payton Hudder -Garrett's sister. Patty Aldridge- Garrett's grandmother. Barry & Nancy- Garrett's grandparents. Star Teachers are: Jessica Allen and Robin Campbell. Also in attendance were Tim Huff, Pam Armos and Michael-GRSP
It is that time of year again - time to honor the awesome officers at Zone 2 who do the hard work every day of keeping us safe in Buckhead with a little cookout! For those of you who haven't taken part in these events before, it is a fun and easy way to get engaged with your fellow Rotarians and share some fellowship with our Atlanta Police Officers. The activity involves some setup (everything will be already prepped), arrangement of food, grilling, chatting with officers and then cleaning up. After having done this a few times now, we have it down to a science!
Saturday Volunteer Day is the Nature Center public volunteer day held on the second Saturday of every month from 9:00am-12:00pm. Typical volunteer work includes invasive plant removal, trail maintenance, park improvement projects, and more. You must sign up in advance at: https://dunwoodynature.org/volunteer-sign-up/
The Rotary Club of Americus will host the annual Sheffield Gala and Silent Auction to honor the 2021 and 2022 Sheffield Leadership Award Winners. The event will be held at The Carnegie (1/2 block walk from the Windsor Hotel) in Americus, GA. Room block now open for rooms at the Windsor but are limited so call the hotel directly at 229-924-1555 as soon as possible.
Turn-by-turn directions: A) From Peachtree Road heading north of south, turn onto Wieuca Rd towards Wieuca Baptist Church. Take the first left (opposite the church) onto Longleaf Dr. Turn left into the Nordstrom parking garage or the overhang parking garage P2 a few yards farther. The fire station is a short walk at the bottom of Longleaf Dr. B) From Lenox Road heading east or west turn onto Phipps Blvd. Turn right on Wieuca Rd. Take the first right (opposite the church) onto Longleaf Dr. Turn left into the Nordstrom parking garage or the overhang parking garage P2 a few yards farther. The fire station is a short walk at the bottom of Longleaf Dr. C) From Wieuca Rd travelling south towards Peachtree Rd, turn left at the Phipps Blvd traffic light, then turn right (opposite the Wieuca Baptist Church) onto Longleaf Dr. Turn left into the Nordstrom parking garage or the overhang garage deck P2 a few yards farther. The fire station is a short walk at the bottom of Longleaf Dr.
Susan Ruckman coordinating.
Buckhead Rotary is hosting dinner for the students of the Agape Youth & Family Center.
We need two volunteers to PICK-UP the purchased meals from a local restaurant and deliver them to the Agape Youth & Family Center located at:
Once a month, Buckhead Rotary is hosting dinner for the students of the Agape Youth & Family Center. We need four volunteers to distribute food to the students and assist with clean-up.
The Agape Youth & Family Center is located at 2210 Marietta Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Consider a great networking opportunity:
Looking for an informal social setting to meet new people, share ideas, network and learn from fellow Rotarians who are leaders in their field? Consider the Rotary Means Business Fellowship. We are the new District Vocation Committee focusing to support Rotarians and their colleagues and honor all professions. Each month we will have a specific topic to build skills and support attendees.
Take an active part in Rotary Means Business will help your club:
We meet the Third Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm.
New location at the King & Queen Building:
Courtside Grille at Concourse Athletic Club
8 Concourse Parkway
Sandy Springs, GA 3032
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Guests attending: Angie Dillon, Dylan Blasingame and Grant Neal.
Program: Dog Days ROTW:
John Drummond is a native of the Florida Panhandle. After graduating from Milton High School, he joined IBM and served for 23 years, with technical roles in service, sales and administration. He launched two online retail companies in Atlanta, and published a book about one of them, titled Reinventing The Wheel: The Story of Unicycle.com, available on Amazon.com. John is a drummer in the orchestra at First Baptist Church in Milton, and also plays with a classic rock band with horns, the Bay Bridge Band. Hobbies include playing guitar and banjo, and riding a unicycle for fitness. He prefers nonfiction books; he wants to know that what he’s reading really happened. John earned a bachelor of science degree in communications from Kennesaw State University in Georgia. He married his high-school crush, Cindy, 41 years after high school. Combined, they have five grown children and five grandchildren. John launched Five Star Painting of Pensacola, a franchise, in May 2016. “We have to earn the right every day to trade with our customers,” he says. “Our reputation is the basis for the many referrals we receive.”
Location and time TBD
Office of the Georgia Insurance Commissioner: Teri Blackmer- Dir of Investigations, Russell Sewell-Consumer & Community Liason, Shawn Horace-Sr. Special Agent of Criminal Investigations, Carl D Bocchicchio-Nat'l Insurance Grime Bureau, Southeast Region. Rob Goldin's office staff-Amanda King, Haven Garner, Alisha Goldin.
Matri-ARC highlights the work of ten Georgia female artists, all at varying stages of their careers. This arc runs through the show as an allegory allowing the viewer to experience each artist at their point in the creative journey. The women ask different questions, seek different answers, and in doing so infuse their work with value, passion and life. All have claimed their own space allowing their work to evolve and flourish, creating a legacy of inspiration.
This exhibit is in conjunction with the Taking.Up.Space initiative; a grassroots, female-focused, community of global art exhibitions taking place in May 2022. The movement knits together the talent, capabilities and strength of female artists around the world. This convergence of talent stems from a web of connections that strengthens the work of the individual.
Contact Fred Bounds for more information
Proceeds from this South Cobb Rotary Golf Tournament benefits numerous South Cobb charities including: Back Pack Blessings, Garrett Middle School, Bullock Hope House, South Cobb Senior Center, Sweetwater Mission Scholarships for: Chattahoochee Tech., KSU School of Nursing, First Responders Continuing Education and the Rotary Foundation support for International Relief and Polio Eradication.
Program: The Way We Were.
Program: Jose Santamaria, Tellus Museum ROTW: ADG Ken Crowell
Dave Young will lead our Memorial Day program.
Help tutor a middle school student at the Agape Youth & Family Center
2210 Marietta Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Rotary Club of Dunwoody is hosting an exciting membership event in conjunction with the exhibit of Matri-ARC at the Spruill Gallery - 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Rd.
Come join us as we remember our vets who proudly served our country on Memorial day at City Hall located at 38 Hill Street in Roswell.
For 22 years, thousands of people from Roswell and the State have joined the Rotary Club of Roswell and the City of Roswell to honor the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of our Country. The 23rd annual Roswell Remembers Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 30th at Roswell City Hall, 38 Hill Street.
The grounds open at 10:00 a.m. with displays and music. The program will include a military ceremony, presentation of colors, the national anthem, Pledge of Allegiance, POW/MIA tribute and the laying of the wreath.
New this year is Roswell Garden Club’s dedication of the Blue Star & Gold Star Families Memorial Markers. The Blue Star Marker is a tribute to all those who have served, are serving and will serve in the United States Armed Services. The Gold Star Families Marker is a tribute to those who have lost a loved one in service to the United States.
At the conclusion of the program, lunch may be purchased through food trucks on the grounds.
This is a great opportunity for all Rotarians to serve those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today.
We hope to see you there.
Fifth Tuesday Evening Social
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