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Mar 31, 2015
Sherry Kovak
410 Bridge
Apr 07, 2015
Donna Smythe
Child Development Association
Apr 14, 2015
Apr 21, 2015
Jackie Cuthbert
GRSP Program & Students
 

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Korean sailor makes waves for End Polio Now
Enjoying calm winds and peaceful Pacific waters, Seung Jin Kim dove off his 43-foot sailboat, the Arapani, to swim with some dolphins nearby. The serenity that day near the equator was a stark contrast to the 60 mph winds and 23-foot waves he had to fight around Cape Horn, the southern tip of South America. But Kim, a veteran sailor and member of the Rotary Club of Seokmun, in Chungcheongnam, Korea, expected such challenges when he set out in mid-October on a 25,600-mile journey around the world. In addition to fulfilling a lifelong dream, Kim is using the trip to raise awareness and funds...
Monrovia club’s Ebola fight not finished
After the first cases of Ebola reached Liberia's capital, Monrovia, last June, local Rotary members feared that the city's limited health care system wouldn't be able to contain the highly infectious, often-deadly disease. Those fears were realized when infections quickly multiplied, underscoring the speed with which Ebola can spread in an urban center. It was the first time the hemorrhagic fever had threatened a major city since it erupted in West Africa last March. Now, after months of crisis-level response, and with the number of new cases declining, club members are looking to the long...
Rotary member takes fundraising to new heights -- the summit of Mount Everest
Despite his longstanding interest in polio eradication, polio was not on Joe Pratt's mind as he prepared for a mid-April 2012 climb of Mount Everest, the highest mountain on earth. But that changed in late 2011, when the resident of Nottingham, New Hampshire, USA, participated in a polio immunization project in Pakistan with fellow Rotary member Steve Puderbaugh. Moved by the efforts of the Pakistanis to battle the crippling disease, and by the vulnerability of the young victims, Pratt reset the focus of his climbing adventure. Pakistan is one of three countries where polio has never been...
San Francisco club reveals formula for growth and retention of members
Members of the Rotary Club of San Francisco Evening meet at a wine bar after work, share a social outing, and promote all their activities on social media like Meetup and Facebook. As the first evening club in the city, it has attracted many young professionals from Silicon Valley tech firms whose work schedules keep them from joining a more traditional club that meets for breakfast or lunch. But more than that, the evening format has helped the club grow by 30 percent since it received its charter in mid-2013. Danielle Lallement, who was its charter president, says the club has been...
Colorado joins Kosovo club to restore sanitation in blighted local schools
Blighted schools in the mountain city of Peja in western Kosovo are a reminder of the ethnic strife and war that ravaged this area in the 1990s. To restore ruined sanitation facilities in some of those schools, local Rotary members recently partnered with their counterparts from Colorado, USA. Though residents have been slowly rebuilding the city's infrastructure after years of neglect under earlier governments, most resources are going to improve roads, rebuild homes, and create new businesses. Little money remains to restore the schools. As a result, students have fallen ill, stayed home...
 

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North Atlanta Interfaith Prayer Breakfast
May 7, 2015
“Lord, Hear Our Cry”
Presented by the Rotary Club of North Fulton
The North Atlanta Interfaith Prayer Breakfast will be held May 7, 2015, coinciding with the National Day of Prayer. Join other business, governmental and non-profit leaders as we experience an incredible celebration of the power of prayer in our personal lives.
 Keynote Address given by Ross Rossin, world renowned portrait painter
 Musical performances
 Inspiration from spiritual leaders of diverse faiths
 

 
 
 

 
 
Jason Lary is a Season Sales Executive for the first place Atlanta Hawks. Jason talked about the history of the Hawks, the surge in attendance, season ticket sales and the Alpharetta Unicorn.
 

 
 
The club was fortunate to have Bob Hagen (Roswell Rotary) as our speaker on Tuesday. He addressed the club in two regards, as District Governor Elect and owner of Sterling Healthcare, a nursing home administrator. As DGE he thanked our club for all our hard work and great service to Rotary. He complimented the following for serving Rotary District 6900 the next Rotary year - Ben Hunter (Assistant Governor), Mike Mudd (Foundation Matching Points Chairman), and Doug Higgins (District Treasurer). 
 
 
 
 
 
Kelley Tribble of Tribble Farms represents four generations of beekeepers in his family. Kelley gave a fascinating  talk on beekeeping, honey collecting and the bees impact on our environment. He and his wife shared samples of the five varieties of honey produced at their three Georgia farms. We were also treated to a delicious dessert sweeten with honey.
 
 
 

 
Concert By The River
On Thursday April16th the Rotary Club of North Fulton will present the Concert By The River.
The concert will be at the Chattahoochee Nature Center with music provided by the fabulous Bogey and the Viceroy.
We have a limited number of sponsorships available.
Doors open at 6:00 PM Music starts at 7:00 PM

 

 
 
Dr. Patrick Graham of the Pitts Theology Library at Emory University gave a wonderful talk on the libraries distinguished collection of theological materials. Dr. Graham displayed a few Bibles that dated back to the 15th century and shared stories about the previous owners.
 
  
 

 
 
Chris Nelson and  Linda Woodward from the Chattahoochee Nature Center enlightened our club on how they are providing a unique learning experience focused on the Chattahoochee river connecting people to nature.
 

 
 
Karen Pye from the Drake House gave us an update on the wonderful work they are doing to change the lives of homeless women and children.
Karen was thrilled that the RCNF donated a new Dell PC to be used by the residents.
 
 

 
 
Membership is the lifeblood of our organization and the Rotary Club of North Fulton is delighted to introduce two new members.
Please welcome Diana Dagher and Anise Castleberry.

 
 

 
 
Dr. Craig McMahan is the University Minister and Dean of Chapel at Mercer Universities. In 2007 Craig started Mercer on Mission a signature program that sends Mercer students into developing countries around the world. Thanks to the wonderful work from Mercer on Mission almost 1000 Vietnamese have been fitted with an adjustable prosthetic leg.  

 
 
 

 
 
Grace Doscher shared pictures and details of her recent trip to Ireland. It was obvious that Grace has a passion for travel  and helping others get to their bucket list destinations. Grace is a member of our club and the founder of Bucket List Exploration. www.bucketlistexploration.com
 

 
RCNF was so happy to have our long-time friend Wayne Robinson with us today discussing his deployments with Shelter Box. In honor of his visit, the Club provided funding of $1,000 to purchase a Shelter Box for use in future disaster relief efforts.
 
 

 
Several members of the Rotary Club of North Fulton and their families had a wonderful time distributing Toys for North Fulton Community Charities.
 

 
 
 

 
The Rotary Club of North Fulton announced today that its foundation, The RCNF Crawford Fund has approved a grant in the amount of $20,000 for the Child Development Association’s Parents as Teachers program.  The grant will be matched by the North Point Community Church’s Be Rich Campaign.

 
 
On December 6, 2014, members of the Rotary Club of North Fulton joined members of the Mbabane Mbuluzi Rotary Club in Swaziland for the dedication of the Living Water Dam for use by Heart for Africa on its 2500-acre tract called Project Canaan. The dam is massive with a capacity of over ten million gallons of water. The dam is fifty feet high, 400 feet wide, and almost 600 feet thick at the base.
 
            The project, with a total cost of $330,000, was made possible by a major Global Grant from the Rotary Foundation. The Rotary Club of North Fulton and the Mbabane Mbuluzi clubs were the clubs that made application for and coordinated the efforts to obtain the grant and make the dam a reality.  The grant was the largest global grant ever for Rotary District 6900, which spans much of the western third of Georgia and includes Atlanta and much of the metro area.
 
            The dam will allow water to be captured and stored during the eight-month dry season. With the irrigation system already in place, the new dam will enable Heart for Africa to increase farming from 15 to 67 acres.
 
            Kristi Crockett, president of the North Fulton Club, along with the club’s international service director, John Bach, attended the dedication. His wife, Patti Jo, also joined them on the trip.
 
 


 

 
 
Van Marosek was nine years old when she and her 18 other family members boarded an Army C-130 cargo plane in Saigon shortly before the city fell.
Van detailed the how they were able to escape and what life was like once they arrived in the USA.
It was an awesome talk! 

 
 
 
 

 
 
RCNF Welcomes Richard Matherly as our newest member. Richard is a former member and Past President. 
 
 
 

 
 
Kim is now a Paul Harris Fellow Plus 2. Congrats!

 

 
 
Dr Danyo explained the challenges in delivering quality healthcare in todays Insurance dominated system. He made a very strong case for the Direct Pay model.

 

 
 
We a thrilled to have another new member. Julie Lippitt the owner of Pete's Plumbing. Welcome!

 

 
 
The guest speaker at our Tuesday meeting was attorney Joseph Rosen. He was a wonderful speaker as he openly expressed his passion to provide Pro Bono representation of abused women and children seeking asylum in the U.S. due to domestic and gang violence (including death threats). He described scenarios of how the government is now detaining these people in our prisons without bond and attempting to return them to their home countries without the hearings that the law provides them.
 
 

 
 
We had a great time at the Atlanta Humane Society. Their first class facility is a wonderful place to adopt a pet. Just ask President Kristi and her new puppy Izzy.


 
 

 
 
We Pinned two new members today! Welcome Grace Doscher and Joy Manbeck!
 

 

 
 
Rachel Mudd shared inspirational stories of completing 3 Iron Man competitions. Rachel runs to honor her good friend Debbie who lost her battle with cancer. To date she has raised over $140K for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society!

 

 
 
RCFN members spent Saturday planting and placing newly purchased bricks in the Rotary Reflection Garden at North Park.
New signage,  ferns and lots of Azaleas will look add some color.
 

 

 
The video below gives a wonderful summary of Project Canaan.
 

 
 

The Rotary Club of North Fulton along with Heart for Africa is excited to announce that the third dam for Swaziland is about to be completed.  Heart for Africa is a not for profit organization that in addition to many other projects, has created agricultural labor for the people of Swaziland.  There are already two dams in existence today, and these dams supply major amounts of water to irrigate crops.  The addition of a third dam will allow for a full additional growing season, which will equate to a benefit of employing another ~560 local Swaziland residents!  An additional benefit includes the ability to sell more crop exports to European nations.  We are proud to be a part of such an impactful project in helping Swaziland residents gain further independence. 

 

This effort is a part of Project Canaan.  Project Canaan is a 2,500 acre large-scale land development project being designed by business people to come alongside Africans and bring expertise, resources and heart together to find a holistic solution to a complex set of issues. It will provide training and employment, grow large amounts of food to stimulate the local economy and allow for export while supporting orphans and vulnerable children on the property and across the nation. There are two sides to this development project, the first is the farm side and the second is the children side.   Visit http://www.heartforafrica.org for more information.

 

The $360,000 Dam project is being funded by a $200,000 Global grant from the Rotary Foundation. This global grant required the Rotary Club of North Fulton to match $50,000 which was raised in 2012-2013 with the help of several other clubs. For more on Dam number 3 click here.

 

 

 
RCNF helps Mimosa Elementary with their Peace Day project. The students will collect and package personal care items for the homeless.

 

 
Ian Maxwell from Heart for Africa will visit Oct 14th  with an update on Swaziland Dam #3.
 
 

 
 
Help Fuel the Rotary Club of North Fulton
Take a 5-minute test drive of a new 2015 Lincoln MKC at Cherokee Ford in Alpharetta  on Friday, October 10th 2014  from 3:00 PM  to 7:00 PM and Lincoln Motor Company will donate $50 to The Rotary Club of North Fulton,  benefitting North Fulton Community Charities and Canine Assistants.  This is fantastic opportunity to take a look at their new lineup, as well as take a test drive in something fun!

No pressure to buy. You must be 18 years old and have a valid driver's license.
 
 

 
 
Leslie Kuban a  Franchise Consultant gave the club the straight talk on franchise ownership while answering a ton of questions.

 

 
 
Matt Kunz gave a very convincing talk on why is father George Kunz should be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

 

 
 
Dave McCleary explained the horrible toll the selling of children on metro Atlanta streets takes each day.
He has been instrumental in the Rotary campaign to Stop Human Trafficking Now.
 
 

 
Eagle Ranch Executive Director, Eddie Staub, was our guest speaker last Tuesday. Eagle Ranch is a children’s home that has served over 1200 challenged boys and girls ages 6-18 nearly 30 years ago. It is located northeast of Atlanta in the mountains. They have programs to educate the children as well as to counsel the families, as their goal is to get the children back home to their families. Eddie heard a calling for a home to serve children in crisis early in his life, and from the sounds of it, he has delivered.

 
 

 
Our Membership Chairman Mike Mudd outlined the Forward to Forty Plan that will help RCNF expand its membership to 40 in the next 2 years.

 
 

 
Membership Chairman Mike Mudd and President Kristi Crockett formally inducted Jeff Spencer to the Rotary Club of North Fulton.
Jeff is the CEO of JAS Resources a commercial construction firm in Roswell. He has been involved in Rotary for years and has served and President and Service Chairman.
Congratulations Jeff!

 
 

 
 
Past President Ben Hunter addressed the club and told about his involvement with Team Red White & Blue, where the mission is: Enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.
 

 
President Kristi Crockett and President Elect James Marosek took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and 
donated $110 to the ALS foundation.
Kristi challenged the Presidents and President Elects of all area Rotary Clubs!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
District Governor Alicia Michaels visited RCNF on Tuesday and shared her inspiring stories.
She reminded us all how a small donation of $10 can be turned into $30 with the 2 for 1 match and that $30 can vaccinate 50 children for Polio.

 

 
 
President Kristi proudly pinned Tracy Craft with her Blue Badge today.
Congratulations to Tracy!

 

 
Past President/Assistant District Governor Ben Hunter was recognized as a Paul Harris Major Donner.
Nice work Ben!

President Elect James Marosek gets another Paul Harris Fellow pin!

 
 
 

 
Vince Dicecco provided an endearing overview about Adopt A Golden Atlanta (AGA). He and his wife have fostered 50 dogs for this great organization that operates across the metro area with over 400 volunteers. AGA is a 501(c)(3) that relies solely on volunteers and donations. They are dedicated to finding warm, loving homes for Golden Retrievers to keep them from becoming strays or having to go to shelters. If anyone is interested in adopting a dog, volunteering at an upcoming event, or wants to learn more about becoming a foster home, please contact Steve Siders.
 
 
 

 
 
Once again the Rotary Club of North Fulton has donated and delivered 180 fully stocked book bags to to deserving students at Mimosa Elementary in Roswell.
All bags included a tags with the Four-Way Test:

1.) Is it True?
2.) Is is Fair?
3.) Will we stay friends?
4.) Will everyone be happy?


 

 

 
 

 
 
Our own Steve Siders gave us a history lesson on The Rotary Club of Springfield Ohio.
Springfield Rotary recently celebrated their 100th anniversary!
 
 

 
 
RCNF is very pleased to present 8 New Paul Harris Fellows!
John and Patricia Croskett, John Mathews, Kaitlin Reily, Lea Clingman, Ashley Higgins, Grant Hick and James Albertson.
 

 
 
Our club had the pleasure of hearing Ashley Higgins present on her involvement in RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) this summer.  She gave a vivid description of the week, including “this was the best week of my life”, to describing the team building events with complete strangers.  Ashley discussed the top leadership skills she gained, and lifelong friends made.  Her older brother, Grant Hick, also spent a few moments explaining how he has benefited from his trip several summers ago.  It was a joy to hear how Rotary International can positively impact our youth.  Thanks for sharing Ashley and Grant!

 
 
 

 
 
The Rotary Club on North Fulton delivered a plethora of books to the kids at the Childhood Development Center in Roswell. Several members of the club  stayed to read stories to the kids.
The kids enjoyed the stories almost as much as the adults!

 
 

 
 
Bill Holbrook is a cartoonist, webcomic, writer and artist.  He is the creator of three popular syndicated comic strips (On the Fast Track, Kevin and Kell and Safe Havens)
Bill explained how a 1982 meeting with Peanuts creator Charles Schultz gave him the encouragement and advise he needed to pursue his dream of being a cartoonist. Today Bill’s work is published in hundreds of newspapers.

 

 
 
Patrick and Dawn Davis delighted the crowd with stories detailing how they go from idea to completed movie script.
Two by Two films is an up and coming movie and production company based in the Atlanta area.

 

 
 
 

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