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North Fulton

Where a few Hands Touch Many Hearts

We meet Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
The Diner At North Point
2355 Mansell Rd.
Alpharetta, GA  30022
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Randy Stanton
Jun 27, 2017
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Habitat for Humanity and Rotary are a perfect match
Jun 9, 2017, 6:00am EDT
Jonathan T.M. Reckford 

When you look at Habitat for Humanity projects around the world, you will often find Rotarians lending a helping hand.

  • In October, 16-year-old Victoria moved with her family into a Habitat home supported by the Rotary Club in Calgary, Alberta. She said she had never been more excited about anything in her life. “For my family, this means stability; it means not having to move again. It means we will belong to a community.”
  • Earlier this year, volunteers from the Superior Rotary Club in Wisconsin provided 146 hours of labor installing siding on a new home. David A. Clanaugh, executive director of Western Lake Superior Habitat, said the volunteers are inspiring other Rotarians to become engaged. “Rotary has been hugely supportive in the effort to get this affiliate on more solid ground. Members have advocated for us, connected us with relationships and resources and are working on a matching district grant,” he said.
  • Just last month, Habitat India partnered with the Rotary Club of Bombay Uptown to provide a sanitation complex for a tribal school in Vasai (Palghar District, Maharashtra).
  • And last summer, Rotary Club members from Dennison, Ohio, donated a home they had restored on the outside to the local Habitat affiliate. Rotarians have also volunteered during the interior renovation and will help give the keys to the new homeowners. In nearby Canton, Ohio, Rotarians donated $15,000 to fund the development of a pocket park in a neglected neighborhood.

In 2013, Jonathan Reckford helped to build the 800,000th home the organization has built,… more


Habitat for Humanity, which operates in nearly 70 countries worldwide, has become synonymous with volunteerism in many places. Rotary International’stheme for the year, Rotary Serving Humanity, makes us perfect partners. In fact, often when I speak to Rotary groups and ask how many people have worked on a Habitat project, it is not uncommon for more than three-quarters of the audience to raise their hands. Our values are so closely aligned, and the desire to help others runs deep in both organizations.

I’m proud to be a member of the Atlanta Rotary Club that is hosting the 2017 global convention. We at Habitat are grateful that Rotarians — embodying the motto of “service above self” — have worked in locations from Guatemala to Ethiopia and Nashville to Nepal to help families build the foundation for a better life. Ripple effects from families who grow stronger and more self-reliant result in stronger communities as well.

Jonathan T.M. Reckford is CEO of Habitat for Humanity International
Rotary Club of North Fulton celebrates at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Alpharetta.
Members of the Rotary Club of North Fulton enjoyed a wonderful dinner to celebrate our growth in membership.  This growth will require the Club to change meeting locations to accommodate our membership.  President-Elect Mike Mudd is pleased to announce that effective July 11, 2017 we will be meeting weekly at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Alpharetta. 
RCNF's signature community event! Celebrated annually on the National Day of Prayer.
Keynote speaker, Kenneth DeSimone, Chief of Police of Sandy Springs PD and Colonel (Ret.) USMC shares his commentary 
Rabbi Hirshy Minkowicz of Chabad of Alpharetta
Soumaya Khalifa of the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta 
Joseph Ferguson of Baha'i Faith
Joseph Ferguson of Baha'i Faith
President Natalie Hudgins and Chief  Kenneth DeSimone
President Elect Mike Invites you to Rotary Club of North Fulton
Centennial HS Interact Club officers and students grades 6 - 8 recognized by Debbie Cwalina, founder of Be the Voice, a student-led program that motivates kids to stand up against bullying. Also pictured, Marcelle Malle, Centennial ESOL instructor and Interact club sponsor, and Tracey Craft, Rotary Club of North Fulton, which helped bring the program to Centennial this year.
We welcomed our newest member, Jeff Jones, on Tuesday, March 28th at our weekly meeting. Jeff, a previous long-time banker with WellsFargo, now works as an Asset Manager with Gulfstream Capital Loan Servicing. Jeff and his wife, Laura, reside in Woodstock. They have three grown children. Richard Matherly, shown with Mike Mudd and Jeff in this photo, has sponsored Jeff. We are very pleased to have Jeff as our newest Rotarian.

The Rotary Club of North Fulton is thrilled to sponsor the 2nd annual Alpharetta Police K9 5k Race
To register for this event go to 
The Rotary Club of North Fulton had a great time today hosting Valentine's Day bingo and lunch for the Roswell Senior Center. 

It was an honor to show our appreciation to the Alpharetta First Responders today. We finally got to see K9 Mattis wearing his new vest. Thank you to all who participated especially President Natalie and event coordinator Rachel Mudd.


Our club has a focus this year on serving "Pets, Vets, & First Responders." So...we donated a custom made tac vest for K9 Mattis of the Alpharetta PD!
A very special thank you to all our generous sponsors, the concert committee, the businesses and individuals that donated auction items and time. The Concert in the Park a huge success!



featuring Bogey and the Viceroy

Thursday October 6. 2016

Covered Equestrian Center at Wills Park
11915 Wills Road  |  Alpharetta, GA 30009
Pack a picnic and join the party!
6PM Gates Open
7:30PM Showtime
Plus Silent Auction
Proceeds Benefit Area
The Rotary Club of North Fulton had a great day at the Holcomb Bridge Middle School Bash. RCNF gave away lots of school supplies to some very excited students!
Rotary Club of North Fulton recently donated $10,000  of unrestricted funds to the Shepherd Center Foundation in Atlanta.   Unrestricted funds can be used in any area of need such as patient care,  clinical research, recreation therapy,  and educational programs for people with spinal cord injury and brain injury.    Each of these areas of concentration contribute to patient rehabilitation, an increased opportunity for  independent living and reintegration into everyday life, bringing healing and hope to those suffering from these injuries.
Chris Pearson the director of Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse explained how Side by Side works to help advance the long-term well-being of people with brain injuries through skills development, support and advocacy. Members spend part of the day involved in various task from kitchen, maintenance or in the business office. They also spend time in group meetings and socializing. SBS is changing the lived of its members and their families.
Each year at the District Conference we capture the Rotary in the form of a scrapbook. Thank you Catie Mudd for all your work on our book!
District Governor Raymond Ray visited our Rotary Reflection Garden and Club meeting today. Raymond expressed his excitement for the Rotary year and detailed his vision and priorities. He is very excited to see what RCNF and president Matthews will accomplish this year.

Honoring  Heros will be a theme that resonates throughout 2016-2017 at The Rotary Club of North Fulton.  In August, RCNF will be sending the first monthly shipment to our HEROBOX recipient.  Service members register through, a 501c3 non-profit organization that supports deployed military personnel, as well as injured, aging and homeless veterans.  Their mission is to ensure every American military hero receives the physical and moral support they deserve.

Our HERO recipient is stationed at a "bare base" in Africa where supplies are limited, but as a member of HEROBOX she will receive much needed and desired supplies from Rotary Club of North Fulton. 

RCNF hosts " Concert In the Park" the first Thursday in October to support initiatives such as HEROBOX and other community projects. 
President Natalie Matthews and Dr. John Eaves take time for a picture after today's Rotary meeting. Chairman of the Fulton County Commission, discussed TSPLOST; Fulton County's proposal to ease traffic in North Fulton by working with municipalities to find solutions specific to each area. COO Todd Long was also in attendance to answer operational questions.
President Natalie "Wonder Woman" Matthews is ready to lead North Fulton Rotary as we "Dare to be Better!" 
On June 28th, President James Marosek presided over his last meeting as President of the Rotary Club of North Fulton. He took some time to reflect on our accomplishments over the past year, which included highlights around the group’s trip to Swaziland, our fantastic prayer breakfast turnout and funds raised during Concert by the River.   He also took the time to thank his board members and present a few awards.
Katie Mudd was recognized for her wonderful work creating the yearbook that won first place at this year’s district conference.  Katie is the daughter of our President Elect Mike Mudd.  Congratulations Katie!
Also, Doug Clingman was awarded Rotarian of the Year for his outstanding service to the club.  Congratulations Doug!
Finally, James pinned Natalie Mathews as incoming President.  Congratulations Natalie and we look forward to another successful year.
In closing, as Natalie’s first official act as President, she presented James with a gift of wine & chocolates in recognition of his outstanding leadership for this past year.
Isabelle Marosek and John Wilcox attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp last week. Both student told the club about the fantastic time they had during the 4 day camp.
Marissa Maldonado the Managing Partner of Proda Technology, gave a very informative talk on how to keep yourself safe online. New threats appear every day and Marisa gave several examples on what to lookout for.
Today, several club members earned their Blue Badges. Congrats to Rose Sharif, Eileen Moon, Joy Manbeck and Michael O’Connor.
Thank you to everyone involved with our Interfaith Prayer Breakfast. Keynote speaker Alana Shepard gave a wonderful talk about the importance of faith in recovery. The Shepard Center has made a huge impact for thousands of people since inception. Alana also talked about the Share program. SHARE Military Initiative is a  comprehensive rehabilitation program that focuses on assessment and treatment for service men and women who have sustained a mild to moderate traumatic brain injury and PTSD from combat in post-9/11 conflicts.
Several other Faith leaders also help to make this annual event a success!
Thank you to Jim Burke, Sam Bromberg and the committee…

For the second year in a row North Fulton Rotary Club raised over $5000 for Relay for life. A special thanks to Marsha Spear, Tracy Craft and Natalie Matthews for coordinating this wonderful event.

The annual CDA Treasure hunt was a huge success! It was great fun to watch the kids find all the prizes.
The 15th Annual Interfaith Prayer Breakfast is next week on May 5th. We have an awesome group of speakers lined up including Alana Shepherd! Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door.
Click here for more details.

Andra Watkins needed a wingman to help her become the first living person to walk the historic 444-mile Natchez Trace as the pioneers did. She planned to walk fifteen miles a day. For thirty-four days.
After striking out with everyone in her life, she was left with her disinterested eighty-year-old father. And his gas. The sleep apnea machine and self-scratching. Sharing a bathroom with a man whose gut obliterated his aim.

Adnra’s books are a must read! She shared lots of funny stories with our club.



Bestselling Author and Executive Leadership coach Al Smith gave a delightful presentation on how to get hired is the Social Media Era.
His talk included several strategies on how to stand out and get found in today’s job market. Al is the co-author of HIRED!.  

Great meeting yesterday with the Centennial High School and Holcomb Bridge Middle School Interact Clubs.
Tracey Craft attended the Interact Conference for District 6900 and reported. "I represented our North Fulton Rotary today at the Interact District 6900 Conference with our sponsored club, Centennial High School. About 120 District 6900 interact students, their faculty advisors, and Rotary sponsors were at Main Event in Marietta today to build community,  share ideas, and have fun!  Roswell HS Interact sponsored by Roswell Rotary took Club of the Year.  So proud of their Be a Voice campaign addressing bullying. Other topics were human trafficking and the Peace Pole. DG Bob Hagan spoke, among others, about the valuable work our District 6900 student Interact members do, to be A Gift to the World."
Zach Blend the Executive director of the Goshen Valley Boys ranch shared how they are changing the lives of boys in the Georgia state foster care system from burden to blessings. Goshen Valley is a family-based model of care. There are 6 homes, and a full-time house parent couple cares for each young man who comes to the Ranch. Young men are surrounded with love and care through intentional relationships and programs that focus on hope and healing.
Zach also expressed great apperception for the $5000.00 grant our club donated to Goshen last year through the RNCF Crawford Fund.
Marsha Spear was awarded the Green Vest this week for her sponsorship of Eileen Moon, one of our new members. Marsha placed a Pittsburg Steelers pin on the vest and wore it proudly.
Executive Director of Senior Services North Fulton Carrie Bellware talked to our club today and gave a nice overview of all the services they provide to the seniors of North Fulton.
We are very fortunate to have them in our community.
We had a fun time at the Roswell Senior Center today. We played Bingo served a great lunch and presented the center with a new Laptop!
Todd Burks is a former NFL-CFL-AFL player, active businessman and public speaker involved in his community and national charity work.   He now through underdog 34 and Associates & the Todd Burks Foundation speaks to unlock the secret behind achieving high levels of success in organizations with unique principles, strategies, communication, teamwork, to achieve levels of success that one can imagine or have never been able to touch!  His newest ventures, UnderDog34 and the Todd Burks Foundation, were created to help others recognize and achieve success in athletics, education but most importantly in Corporate America. He is active in NFL Alumni associations, charitable ventures and serves as a motivational speaker for youth organizations.
We are thrilled to announce Alana Shepherd will be the Keynote speaker at the fifteenth annual North Atlanta Interfaith Prayer Breakfast on Thursday May 5th at the Metropolitan Club  in Alpharetta. Please save the date!

It is that time of year again. This week we had several members assist North Fulton Community Charities distribute toys.
Tuesday Dec 15th we welcomed Craig Johnson to our club. Craig’s has been a Rotarian in the past and is excited to be part of RCNF.
Craig's sponsor is Richard Matherly.
The Roaming Rotarians, John Bach, Anise Castleberry, James Marosek and Natalie Matthews  gave a wonderful recap of the recent trip Swaziland. It was great to hear how impactful our partnership with Heat for Africa has been. The start of the video below is the safari they took on the front end of their trip. The second half is Project Canaan where Heart for Africa is changing lives of the people in Swaziland.
Injury prevention is a huge part of what the Shepherd Center does.
The number one cause of auto accidents is distracted driving. Emma recommended we put our phones down and just drive.
Diving into shallow water is another common cause of spinal cord injury. The Shepherd Center recommends you always enter the water feet first.
Mariah Lindsey from Gwinnett Technical College gave us an overview on the wonderful array of programs and classes that Gwinnett Technical Colleges offers.
They have a new campus in Alpharetta with classes beginning in Jan 2016.
This week members of our club are in Swaziland to visit Heart for Africa’s Project Canaan. Earlier this year the RCNF was awarded a $20,000 grant from the District 6900 Kathy Myers Memorial Project to construct and install a 132,000 gallon fresh water tank at Project Canaan. We wish them all safe travels.
It was a full house at the Chattahoochee Nature Center for the annual Concert by the River. We are proud to say we raised over $14,000 for a variety of local and international charities.
Bogey and the Viceroy was a huge success again! Thank you to all of our sponsors, attendees and volunteers!
Today we inducted Rose Sharif as our newest member. Rose is a branch manager at Fidelity Bank in Alpharetta. She got her start in Rotary in 2004 and has been involved with Habitat for Humanity and animal rescues.
Today the Rotary Club of North Fulton will provided four new laptop computers to Voice Today, Inc. Voices Today, Inc. is a nonprofit providing healing programs, awareness programs, public service announcements, prevention workshops and support groups to inform and help prevent child sexual abuse.  
Voice Todays founder Angel Williams said “We are thrilled to have this much need upgrade, I can’t thank you enough”
Thanks to generous donations from Sue Galgano’s family and former employer Adma Biologics we have installed two new benches at the Rotary Refection Garden at North Point Park.
Several new bricks from were also added to the garden.

We were very pleased to provide the CDA with 6 iPods and all the accessories such as speakers, changing docs,  cases and screen protectors. We also provided a large assortment of books.
The funds for this gift came from the Kathy Myers Memorial Grant.

District Governor Bob Hagan shared his enthusiasm for Rotary and encouraged all of us to be a gift to the world.
“Wouldn’t be great to announce the end of Polio around the world  during the 2017 Rotary International conference in Atlanta”
Bob also has a passion for the elderly and was pleased to know RCNF does an annual project at the Roswell Senior Center.

Concert by the River October 8th 2015

Rotary Club of North Fulton is pleased to announce the Concert By The River. The concert will be at the Chattahoochee Nature Center with music provided by the fabulous Bogey and the Viceroy. At our last concert we raised over $14,000 dollars for local charities including the Child Development Association, The Drake House, North Fulton Community Charities, Shepherd Center and Heart for Africa. Please join us for a wonderful night of fine food, drink and dancing. Please contact your Rotarian for more details or click here. We would like to thank our generous sponsors that help make this event possible.
Our speaker today was Dr David Bach. Dr Bach is a Harvard-trained scientist, physician and serial entrepreneur. He has a passion for personal transformation and can help you rewire your brain for maximum performance.
Dr Bach is the founder of the Platypus Institute.
The Rotary Club on North Fulton welcomes Eileen Moon as a member. Eileen joined Rotary to get involved with projects where she can use her experience in education to serve others.
She loves working with animals and children with special needs.
Holly York from the American Cancer Society came to recognize Rotarian Marsha Spear for her leadership with this year Relay for Life.
The Rotary Club of North Fulton has given $10,000 from the Kathy Myers bequest to benefit Montego Bay Autism Center. 
In 2007, Mrs. Adama Blagrove began an in-home service to answer the cry of a mother with a special needs child. It was at this time she realized, there was no facility in Western Jamaica which catered to the needs of autistic children. Consequently, the Montego Bay Autism Center was established in the year 2010. They offer the training/resource assistance for autistic children, teens and parents in Jamaica and other Islands. The Center is a registered, non-profitable organization and named an Early Childhood Institutions Top 10 Highest Legal Standards Awardee by the Early Childhood Commission.
The funding was used to provide several improvements including kitchen appliances, ceiling fans, office desks/chairs, a security fence, safety enhancements to several areas and a wonderful new playground!  Mrs. Blagrove visited the July 28th weekly Rotary meeting and presented a beautiful slide deck showing the ‘before’ and ‘after’ of the projects and their impact.  She stated “You make hope possible for the Montego Bay Autism Center as we work tirelessly to help individuals with special needs live their lives with dignity and joy. Every person who depends on us also depends on you. Your donation will help improve the lives of those in need.”
Funding for the $10,000 grant was made possible by the generous bequest of Kathy Myers, a member of the Rotary Club of North Fulton who passed away in 2012.
Mike O'connor joined our club today. Mike said the size of our club is a great fit for him and he looks forward to service.
Alina Marosek recently attended the RYLA Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp in  Americus. She loved experience, made lots of friends and would recommend the camp to  anyone interested.

Sam Bromberg has organized a tour of the Shepherd Spinal Center on August 4th at 10:00 AM. Founder Alana Shepherd  will lead this very impactful tour. Please contact Sam for more details and availability.

Susan Rumble from the Roswell Rotary Club talked about Continuum of Care in North Fulton County. We have a number of non-profit agencies that exist to assist lower income families in our area. Combined they provide North Fulton families a Continuum of Care. These include The Drake House, North Fulton Community Charities, Roswell Housing Authority, HomeStretch, Habitat for Humanities, The Hub Family Resource Center, The CDA and more. Each one of these organizations provides a needed assistance.





Waylon Smith (club member) spoke about his passion – Customer Service. He challenged each member to think of 1 process they could improve upon at their business and do it for 30 days.
RCNF was awarded The Rookie Award by Holly York, American Cancer Society Relay for Life Community Manager, South Atlantic Div., in honor of our Team Sue participation, which raised more than $5,000 for the 2015 North Fulton Relay for Life in May. Pictured below is Marsha Spear, RCNF Team Sue Captain; Holly York; Tracey Craft, American Cancer Society North Fulton Relay for Life Event Leadership Committee; and Natalie Mathews, North Fulton Rotary President Elect.
Club President James rang the bell for the first time today. James started by saying he was honored and humbled to be the Club President.
He went on to give his vision for the new year.

James was sworn in today as  Club President. James said it is an honor to serve and he is very excited for the coming year.
Our club would like to thank Kristi Crockett for her 2 years of service as president. Under her leadership we had a very successful two years! Some of highlights from this year were:
District 6900’s Runner-up Club of the Year.
Membership growth of 25%
Completion of the Swaziland Dam Project
RCNF was awarded the Kathy Myers Competitive Grant for $20,000
Return of Concert By the River
Annual Prayer Breakfast
16 Paul Harris Fellows
Many Service projects
$20,000 gift to the CDA from the RCNF Crawford Fund

Congratulation to Mike Mudd for being named the Rotarian of the Year.
Mike has done an outstanding job as Membership Director. The club added 10 new members this year.
Mike has also served on several Committees at a club and district level. President Kristi also named him the best hugger in the club.
The Rotary Club of North Fulton provided a pasta lunch and bingo to the guests at the Roswell Senior Center on Tuesday. This is an annual tradition our clubs does to help the center and it’s guests.
RCNF has been awarded $20,000 by the District 6900 Kathy Myers Memorial Projects Grant Committee. The funds will be used to construct and install a 132,000 gallon water tank at Heart for Africa's Project Canaan in Swaziland.
The water tank will provide clean drinking water for hundreds of the employees working on Project Canaan. The clean water will also be used to increase production in the dairy of milk, yogurt, cheese and eggs to feed the orphans and vulnerable children at the project. Congratulations to the grant committee for winning this competitive grant.
On Tuesday May 26 The Rotary Club of North Fulton honored several of its members as Paul Harris Fellows.
The Paul Harris Fellow recognition,  acknowledges individuals who contribute in the amount of $1,000 or more to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. The following individuals were recently recognized for their generous donations to the foundation. Jim Burke, James Marosek, Jeff Spenser, Joy Manbeck, Tracey Craft, Marsh Spears, Richard Matherly, Natalie Mathews, Samantha Michaels, Todd Bellocchio, Cliff Wilcox, Scott Murray, Mike Mudd, Steve Siders, Ben Hunter and Doug Clingman
Cultural Arts Coordinator Katherine Jones gave our club an overview of all the wonderful events happening at the center this year.
The Rotary Club of North Fulton hosted a treasure hunt for the Kids at the CDA on May 12th.
We also delivered dozens of books that have been signed by all the past speakers at our Tuesday meetings.
Lots of laughs and giggles from both the kids and the adults!
On Behalf of the Rotary Club of North Fulton we would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the Speakers, sponsors, committee members and all who attended our annual Interfaith Prayer Breakfast.The event was a great success.
Keynote Speaker Ross Rossin and President Kristi Crockett

The Rotary Club of North Fulton was elated to raise over $4,300 for Relay for Life on May 1st .

We had a large and enthusiastic crowd participate in the walk in memory of our friends Sue Galgano and Angela Varner.


The Rotary Club of North Fulton was thrilled to earn the years District 6900 Club of the Year Award for category one at the annual district 6900 conference.
Congratulations to President Kristi Crockett and the entire club!!
On Tuesday April 27th  Sue Galgano lost her battle with cancer. Sue was a dear friend and active member of our club. She served on our board for directors for many years. Sue truly embraced our motto of Service Above Self. We will all miss her.
Our Concert by the River was a huge success! Bogey and the Viceroy entertained the crowd for 3 hours while the members and their guests danced the night away. We were thrilled to raise $14,000 for our not-for-profit charities. The weather started out a bit cool but seemed to warm up as the night went on.
A special thank you to the Concert Committee for all their hard work and we appreciate everyone who bid on our silent auction items.
North Atlanta Interfaith Prayer Breakfast
May 7, 2015 at The Metropolitan Club
5895 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta
Doors open at 7:00 a.m.
Program begins at 7:30 and ends at 9:00 a.m.
individual tickets are $25.00 
“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.
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 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.

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