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.
Zach also expressed great apperception for the $5000.00 grant our club donated to Goshen last year through the RNCF Crawford Fund.
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.
They have a new campus in Alpharetta with classes beginning in Jan 2016.
Bogey and the Viceroy was a huge success again! Thank you to all of our sponsors, attendees and volunteers!
Several new bricks from were also added to the garden.
The funds for this gift came from the Kathy Myers Memorial Grant.
“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.
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.
He went on to give his vision for the new year.
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
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 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.
A special thank you to the Concert Committee for all their hard work and we appreciate everyone who bid on our silent auction items.
May 7, 2015 at The Metropolitan Club
“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
Inspiration from spiritual leaders of diverse faiths
Karen was thrilled that the RCNF donated a new Dell PC to be used by the residents.
Please welcome Diana Dagher and Anise Castleberry.
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 detailed the how they were able to escape and what life was like once they arrived in the USA.
It was an awesome talk!
New signage, ferns and lots of Azaleas will look add some color.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1.) Is it True?
2.) Is is Fair?
3.) Will we stay friends?
4.) Will everyone be happy?
The kids enjoyed the stories almost as much as the adults!
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.
Two by Two films is an up and coming movie and production company based in the Atlanta area.