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2017 Concert in the Park Kristi Crockett 2017-09-02 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 27, 2017
NF Rotarians participated in the 13th Annual Miss Mary's Ice Cream Crankin' this year. The funds raised benefit The Drake House.  Special shout out to Chris Miller for leading our participation!  I hear that Bo Wagner is our "ringer" ice cream maker!  
 
Miss Mary's Ice Cream Crankin' Kristi Crockett 2017-08-27 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 12, 2017
Back to School Bash
 
NF Rotarians gathered on Saturday morning to participate in the Holcomb Bridge Middle School "Back to School Bash".  We passed out lots of school supplies so that every child in the area would have what they need to start the new school year!  Special thanks to Rotarian Sam Bromberg for coordinating the event.  
 
Back to School Bash 2017-08-12 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 10, 2017
NFCC Service Workday
 
Several NF Rotarians spent the afternoon at NFCC helping to organize food and toiletries in the Food Pantry.  These items are given to families in need all over the North Fulton area.
 
NFCC Service Workday 2017-08-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 08, 2017
GRSP Student Introduction
 
The RC North Fulton and RC Milton-Windward had a joint meeting today.  We were introduced to our GRSP student, Mayara de Queiroz Martins from Brazil.  We also heard from Emily Marosek about her wonderful time in Oslo, Norway as part of a Rotary Georgia Student Exchange.  It was a great meeting with old friends and some new ones.  Let's do it again!
 
Joint Meeting with RC Milton-Windward 2017-08-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 06, 2017
The Drake Village Workday
 
Rotarians from North Fulton Rotary and Roswell Rotary joined together for a day of work on our sponsored apartments at The Drake Village.  Our clubs were awarded a District Grant to sponsor the apartments.  We removed flooring, painted and cleaned up the apartment.  We are replacing fixtures and appliances.  We will be assisting the family furnish and move in within a couple of weeks.  This is an ongoing project and we will continue to post our progress!
 
The Drake Village Workday 2017-08-06 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 18, 2017
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.
 
North Fulton Rotary is a strong supporter of Rotary Foundation 2017-07-18 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Year Closes on a High Note Kristi Crockett 2017-06-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kristi Crockett on Jun 13, 2017
 
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!!
 
 
 
Rotary International Convention 2017 Kristi Crockett 2017-06-13 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 09, 2017
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
Habitat & Rotary - A Perfect Match Sheila Stolorena 2017-06-09 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kristi Crockett on Jun 07, 2017
 
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. 
 
Rotary Club of North Fulton celebrates at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Alpharetta. Kristi Crockett 2017-06-07 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 23, 2017
We were very pleased to bring home 5 awards from the District Conference!
 
 
 
 
Awards 2017-05-23 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 04, 2017
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
 
Interfaith Prayer Breakfast 2017 2017-05-04 04:00:00Z 0
Come join the Rotary Club of North Fulton 2017-04-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 19, 2017
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.
Centennial HS Interact Club 2017-04-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 28, 2017
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.

Jeff Jones joins RCNF 2017-03-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 20, 2017
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 Active.com 
 
Alpharetta Police K-9 5K 2017-02-20 05:00:00Z 0
Valentines Day at the Senior Center 2017-02-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 11, 2017

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.

 

First Responder Appreciation Luncheon 2017-01-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 01, 2016
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!
 
K9 Mattis gets new vest! 2016-11-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 14, 2016
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!
 
 
Concert it the Park 2016-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 20, 2016
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!
 
Back to School Bash 2016-08-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 10, 2016
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.
$10,000 donation to Shepherd Center 2016-08-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 08, 2016
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.
Side by Side 2016-08-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 02, 2016
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!
 
 
 
The Mystery of Rotary (scrapbook) 2016-08-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 25, 2016
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.

District Governor visit 2016-07-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 24, 2016
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 HEROBOX.org, 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. 
   
 
Herobox 2016-07-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 11, 2016
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.
TSPLOST 2016-07-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 04, 2016
President Natalie "Wonder Woman" Matthews is ready to lead North Fulton Rotary as we "Dare to be Better!" 
 
Dare to be Better 2016-07-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 27, 2016
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.
 
Last meeting of the Rotary year 2016-06-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 20, 2016
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.
2016 RYLA Participants 2016-06-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 06, 2016
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.
Cyber Security 2016-06-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 30, 2016
Today, several club members earned their Blue Badges. Congrats to Rose Sharif, Eileen Moon, Joy Manbeck and Michael O’Connor.
 
Blue Badges 2016-05-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 13, 2016
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.

Relay for Life 2016-05-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 09, 2016
The annual CDA Treasure hunt was a huge success! It was great fun to watch the kids find all the prizes.
CDA Treasure Hunt 2016-05-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 04, 2016
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…

Prayer Breakfast 2016-05-05 00:00:00Z 0