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Alpharetta

Where a Few Hands Touch Many Hearts

We meet Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Ruth's Chris - Alpharetta
11655 Haynes Bridge Rd
Alpharetta, GA  30009
United States
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Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
 
 
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Past District Governor Raymond Ray visited the Rotary Club of North Fulton on July 18, 2017.  PDG Raymond presented President Mike Mudd the Governor’s Centennial Circle Award that acknowledges Rotary Club of North Fulton member Todd Bellocchio for his generous support of the Rotary Foundation during 2016-17.  Thank you Todd.  Thank you PDG Raymond Ray.
 
 
Rotary International Convention 2017 - Atlanta, GA
 
The whole world of Rotary came to visit us this summer in Atlanta at the 2017 Rotary International Convention!  It was a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with old friends and make new ones.  We were privileged to hear from some exciting speakers speak about the wonderful projects and causes that Rotary supports around the world.  Bill Gates came to give us an update on just how close we are to the eradication of Polio and he spear headed the raising of another $1.2 Billion dollars to finish the job from Rotary International, The Gates Foundation and several other international and government agencies.  We heard from Jack Nicklaus about his illustrious golf career, the ways Polio touched his life and his work now as a Polio Ambassador.  He was honored as an honorary Rotarian.  There were great speakers from our city of Atlanta such as Mayor Kasim Reed, the CEO of Coca Cola, James Quincey, and ever inspiring Ambassador Andrew Young!  We also heard from Ashton Kutcher, Sen. Bob Corker-TN, and others about the scourge of modern day slavery and human trafficking.  The entire Convention was a great experience and we look forward to next year!  See you in Toronto!!
 
 
 
Habitat for Humanity and Rotary are a perfect match
Jun 9, 2017, 6:00am EDT
INDUSTRIES & TAG
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

SPECIAL/HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INTERNATIONAL/EZRA MILLSTEIN

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. 
 
We were very pleased to bring home 5 awards from the District Conference!
 
 
 
 
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
 
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.

 
 
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