Dear Rotarians,
 
It’s election season so I thought I’d lead off with a more formal opening! Lot’s going on.
 
La Dolce Vita is on the 27th at the Standard Club. Go to our webpage to register or do so via email to Marc (marclitt@bellsouth.net). This is our one annual fundraiser and with this event we will fund our food programs, clean water projects and school builds.
 
Our Toilet Paper Drive was greatly appreciated by the Norcross Cooperative that services a massive swath of North Atlanta. They love us.
 
Backpacks of Love ingredients can be brought all month. These people are going to love us too! Pop-top soups, fruit and meals, snacks, tooth-brush/paste/floss, juice boxes, soap, disinfectant wipes, candy, peanut butter and peanut butter crackers.
 
March 7 is an “away” meeting at the new Courthouse Building in Cumming.
 
Saturday, March 19 is “Rotary Clean-up McGinnis Ferry Road” Day. The stretch from LA Fitness, past the church and around the bend is ours to keep clean. We will begin early and it will take a couple of hours.
 
“Hootch” Clean-up is being planned for the spring. We go by canoe for 2-3 miles and pick-up junk (sometimes quite interesting stuff).
 
The first Everett Bennett Rotarian of the Year Award for our club will be named in late April. A formal nomination process is being formulated and will be announced after La Dolce Vita. Be thinking.
 
NO MEETING MONDAY!
 
Peace & Blessings,
 
Michael