Holiday Service 2021

Helping out those in Need this holiday season!
Once again North Atlanta Rotary served our community in various ways this holiday season.  Here's a couple of examples from service done on Saturday, December 18, 2021.
With the help of family and the CCHS Interact Club, rotarians volunteered to "Ring the Bell" for the Salvation Army in front of the Chamblee WalMart.  We had young and old represented with grandkids, CCHS Interactors, to grandparents!
the youngest:  Jack and Emmy
these two sang the whole time they were out front bell ringing and garnered much praise!
Grateful to have Leslie and Mark in their special Christmas sweaters to support the efforts!
Rotarian Dick Michell checking in with Anika, Harper and Andrew, three of the several CCHS Interactors that came out to support NARotary and the Salvation Army. 
Juliet and rotarian Lance Reising showed up in festive colors!
Rotarian Jim Hobbs with his welcoming smile supporting the Salvation Army!
Rotarians Pat Thomas, Nathan Aberson and Barbara Bush were also present to greet the shoppers!
Apologies to all of the volunteers I didn't get photos of including CCHS Interactors Riasha, Journee, Mehezabin, and NAR Club President Christopher Drew and family, and our project volunteer coordinator President elect Mike Emanuele.  THANK YOU everyone!
Supporting Nicholas House Families
Also on Saturday we delivered $1300.00 worth of gifts to the Nicholas House for five children and their families who are in the NH transitional housing program.  Unfortunately we forgot to take any photos of the haul we delivered -- it included lots of clothing items, coats, boots and some fun things like nail polish, candy, a tablet, basketball hoop, crystal maze game, some developmental games, books, a bicycle and WalMart gift certificates for the Parents.  
We hope the families that received these gifts will have a very Merry Christmas this year!
THANK YOU to the many NAR rotarians who made this all possible with donations to the project, to Kathleen McKinley for organizing the shopping efforts and project coordinator Barbara Bush.
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Dictionaries for 3rd & 4th Graders at Cary Reynolds

Once again NAR Club provided Dictionaries to the students of Cary Reynolds Elementary School in Doraville.  Because of COVID and remote learning we were not able to deliver the dictionaries to the 3rd graders in the 2020-21 school year, so this year we delivered dictionaries to the school for both the current 3rd and 4th graders.  Although the students were back in the classroom, due to COVID Delta variant concerns, we were not able to go into the classrooms to deliver the dictionaries as we have in the past.  
Victoria Reisch, Cary Reynolds Academic Coach and NAR PP Barbara Bush 
showing the donated Spanish English and English Dictionaries
Prior to delivering the dictionaries we gathered at one of our lunch meetings to insert into the front of each dictionary a sticker with the Four Way Test on it, along with a name plate for each student.
Bill McLaughlin (back), PP Jon Yaeger, Masarrat Husain, President Christopher Drew and PP Nathan Aberson are seen here during our club meeting mini service event inserting the stickers into each dictionary.
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WOW, what an Event!

Posted on Nov 07, 2021
Another very successful Whiskies of the World (WOW) event was accomplished last evening with the help of our superb volunteers! By all accounts the participants had a great time and the volunteers were stellar. 
Special thanks go to NAR PPs Nathan Aberson and Ralph Sims for their outstanding organizing leadership and volunteer support.   
Pictured here are a few of our late evening crew with NAR Club President Christopher Drew (seated left) and PP Nathan Aberson, Event Coordinator (seated right).
THANK YOU everyone involved, you helped raise funds for the Rotary Club of North Atlanta Foundation. The Foundation will contribute these funds toward programs supporting the homeless, those with food insecurity, various literacy initiatives, people in need with disabilities, an international water well project as well as several local youth programs.  We couldn't do it without all of you!  THANK YOU!
Pictured here are some of our volunteers at the end of the evening.  We're sorry we were so busy we forgot to take photos throughout the event and missed capturing several of our earlier crew members. 
Many Thanks to ALL of our volunteers!
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CCHS Interact Club

NAR PP Ralph Peeler inducting the 2021-22 Interact Club Officers w/advisor Ms Andriano (far right)
Representing the NAR Club, PPs Ralph Peeler and Barbara Bush attended the induction ceremony of the Chamblee High School Interact Club. PP Ralph had the honor of installing the officers in front of approximately 80 of the Interact Club members.  NAR provided the well received pizza and refreshments after the ceremony.
Pizza Party after the 2021-22 Induction Ceremony
Once again, Chamblee Interact appears to be the "it" Club - with an aggregate membership of approximately 100+ members. Here is a link to their accomplishments in the 2020-2021 academic year - .  With creativity they were able to provide stellar service during the year of COVID and distance learning.  It's amazing what these students have accomplished!
This year, we as a Club are sponsoring a Rotary Region/District initiative called Youth Peace in Action ( This is a student lead initiative. The students will learn about peace initiatives and strategies during the Fall Semester, and then bring them to life in their respective schools during the Spring Semester.  We look forward to hearing about their accomplishments in this program and all their other service projects, some of which we hope to partner in with volunteers and/or funding.
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FODAC  July 2021

FODAC Collection Event -- a SMASHING SUCCESS!
On July 31st 2021 we held the 8th annual collection event for FODAC (Friends of Disabled Adults and Children) and it was a SMASHING success by any standards!  Rotarians and friends from North Atlanta, Dunwoody, Stone Mountain, Tucker, Emory Druid Hills, and Atlanta Metro Rotary Clubs, along side Atlanta Metro Rotaract Club and Atlanta Arirang Lion's Club members gathered for a light breakfast and organizing on the patio of the 57th Fighter Squadron Restaurant in Chamblee. 
After event coordinator and North Atlanta Rotary (NAR) Club Past President Ralph Sims divided us into our respective groups and gave us our maps of pick up locations, we disbursed into the community to collect an estimated $318,000 worth of medical equipment and supplies!  The largest haul yet for this event.
Many thanks go to our event coordinator Ralph Sims for his tireless efforts to organize us and all of the volunteers who worked so hard on this very hot day, and to the community members who so generously donated these items to FODAC for refurbishment and redistribution before being distributed back out to those in need.  Several motorized scooters, hospital beds, electric and manual wheel chairs, walkers, canes, and various medical supplies were among the items collected in all of the donated vans, trucks and trailers. Thank you to the 57th Fighter Squadron Restaurant for use of their patio for breakfast and their back parking lot for our staging area.  It truly took a village, and we are grateful to everyone who participated, and to the support of the communities from downtown Atlanta to Roswell, to Milton, to Lawrenceville to Stone Mountain.  THANK YOU!
Volunteers representing 6 Rotary Clubs, 1 Rotaract Club and 1 Lion's Club gathered on the patio of the 57th Fighter Squadron Restaurant and prepared for a day of service!
Event coordinator and NAR PP Ralph Sims organizing and thanking the volunteers before dispatch into the community.
FODAC Executive Director Chris Brand thanking the volunteers for coming out and sharing FODAC's mission and accomplishments, all for the benefit of those in need.
North Atlanta Rotary event coordinator PP Ralph Sims thanking Natalie Barot of Emory Druid Hills Rotary Club who came through with several vehicles used for donation pickups, as well as thanking all volunteers for their generous donations of time, trucks, trailers and vans used to pick up medical equipment from the community-wide donors.  It took all of you!
Kay and NAR PP/PE Mike Emanuele, NAR PP Jon Yaeger, NAR President Christopher Drew and Jon's friend Chris Flowers enjoying fellowship at breakfast.
Ron Sato and other members of the Metro Atlanta Rotaract Club gathering at breakfast.
NAR PP/PE Mike Emanuele, Camille and NAR PP Kent Gipson
Dunwoody Rotary Club members enjoying breakfast and fellowship.
Rotaractor Alex West and others at the donation drop off site.
We are so very thankful for all the Rotaractors who participated with us this year! 
Kay and NAR PP/PE Mike Emanuel and Metro Atlanta Rotaract and Atlanta Arirang Lion's volunteers returning with a trailer and car full of donations!
Alex West and other volunteers in action unloading medical equipment and supplies.
NAR PP Kent Gipson, NAR PP Garry Guan, Metro Atlanta Rotaractors, family members and FODAC staff ready to unload a truck full.
Volunteers unloading a lift power chair and batteries, among other donated items.
Rotarians from Dunwoody and Emory Druid Hills, Rotaractors from Metro Atlanta, and Chris Brand and Ron of FODAC -- happy to return with a load of donated medical equipment.
Volunteers unloading donations of medical equipment, supplies & medical food, scooters and beds.
Rotarians from Emory Druid Hills and Rotaractors from Metro Atlanta were very well represented, shown here along with Chris Brand, FODAC Executive Director and PP of Stone Mountain Rotary Club.
FODAC is a non-profit organization located in Stone Mountain; it provides a place for collection and refurbishment, and then redistribution of used medical equipment and supplies to members of the local community as well as those in need across the country and internationally.  Their mission:  "With a strong network of volunteers and partners, FODAC provides refurbished equipment and services for adults and children with disabilities to improve their overall quality of life. Over the years, our model to assist individuals with disabilities has remained the same: to provide free or low-cost wheelchairs and other home medical equipment (HME), vehicle and home adaptations and more. Above all, our staff is like a family that works together to make every day a little easier, and a little more affordable, for people in need."
FODAC  July 2021 B Bush 2021-09-12 04:00:00Z 0

Celebrating the New Rotary 21-22 Year 

We came together for our first club social to celebrate the new Rotary Year.  The event, held at Southbound Restaurant in downtown Chamblee was a smashing success!  It was so wonderful to see people in person and share a laugh or two and all the delicious foods provided by Southbound.
Marty, Cassidy, Pres Christopher, Stacy and PP Lance sharing stories
PP Jon and Dick questioning the photographer
Stacy and PP Nathan sharing some laughs.
PE Mike, PP Ralph, Awal and Amanda  
Cassidy and Awal in deep discussion
Amanda and Marty
Bill, Dick, and PP Garry
Amanda, PP Ralph, Ann, Kay and PE Mike 
Bill, PP Don, Nathan and Masarrat
PP Fazle, Masarrat and Bill
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We were able to get together in person this year to celebrate President Fazle Khan and our strange COVID Rotary year, and to induct our incoming President Christopher Drew and Pres-Elect Mike Emanuele.  It was wonderful to see so many friends, some for the first time in a very long time, and to catch up.
Special thanks to AG Ceasar Gaiters for coming and inducting our 2021-2022 Rotary leadership.
Don Millen, Juliet Reising and Mary Frances Richardson
Catherine Bernard and Kay Emanuele
Ann Bowers Miller and Ralph Peeler
Alex Johnson, Awal Khan and AG Ceasar Gaiters
Pres-elect Christopher with daughter Cassidy Drew
Jim Hobbs and Lance Reising
Kay and Mike Emanuele
Eva with farther Pat Thomas
Jim Greco, President Fazle, and Ralph Sims
Paulina and Garry Guan
Marty Michell, Masarrat & Durshi Husain, Don Millen and Dick Michell
Jim and Kathy Hobbs and Cassidy Drew
Mike Emanuele and Fazle Khan
Bill McLaughlin and Jon Yaeger
President Fazle Khan thanking Don Millen for his service
Mike presenting the President's plaque and congratulating Pres Fazle Khan 
Fazle and the President's Plaque
AG Ceasar Gaiters inducting 2021-22 President Christopher Drew and Pres-elect Mike Emanuele
Time to look forward!  Congratulations President Christopher and Pres-elect Mike!

Celebrating 5th Graders

In mid-May we were at the new Doraville United Elementary School helping them celebrate their first graduating class of 5th Graders with a BBQ/Picnic and Games Day.  We were so busy we forgot to take many photos.
Here are a few of the key volunteers.
the Grill Masters serving up hotdogs and hamburgers
Nathan Aberson, Mike Emanuele and Don Millen taking a quick break
after the kids were served and before cleanup!
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Earth Day -- Cleaning the Hooch

For Earth Day we participated in another event with the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper to clean up a branch of the Peachtree Creek.  We were part of a much larger group of 40 or so, and spread out along the creek bed, so no "action photos" were captured.  However we had Don Millen and Tana Guan each falling into the creek and getting soaked, and Nathan hauling a lot of the larger trash to the dumpsters for the rest of us.
It's always a fun Saturday morning working with the community and supporting Mother Earth!
Don Millen, Nathan Aberson, Barbara Bush, Garry and Tana Guan with CRK Event Director
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Although we were experiencing a COVID epidemic we decided to undertake an outdoor evening social hosted by President-elect Christopher Drew and his wife Stacy Dres at their business A-R-T & Associates.  We had a fun time simply seeing each other and catching up while staying safe.
Thank you to Christopher and Stacy for providing this opportunity for us to gather! 
Stacy and Cassidy Drew w/Puppy       Ralph Peeler and Ralph Sims
Catherine, Nathan and Christopher
President Fazle Khan, Nathan Aberson, Stacy and Christopher Drew
Don and Starr Millen
Alex Johnson, Nathan Aberson and Ralph Sims
Catherine Bernard, Cassidy, Stacy and Christopher Drew
Around the circle: Ralph Peeler, Jon Yaeger, Alex Johnson, Nathan Aberson, Ralph Sims, Garry Guan
and Mike Emanuele
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Once again during the holiday season the North Atlanta Rotary rang the bell for the Salvation army.  It was a bit  different in 2020 under the influence of COVID-19, however we were still out there with the brave souls going into Walmart, Chamblee.  Just a couple photos to capture the moment though.
Nathan Aberson and friend, with Mike Emanuele braving the elements to ring the bell!
Barbara Bush and Fazle Khan ringing the bell at Walmart, Chamblee
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On Thursday, February 11th we honored DeKalb County Police Detective Benton as Detective of the Year (photo below center) and Chamblee Police Officer Barber as Police Officer of the Year (no photo), both for their exemplary service to our communities.  Thank you!
North Atlanta Rotarian Don Millen (photo below right) has been a guiding force and an integral part of this recognition by the club for the past 51 years.  Thank you Don for your service!
HONORING FIRST RESPONDERS B Bush 2021-02-14 05:00:00Z 0

Sweep the Hooch!

On Saturday, August 29, 2020 we had a fun time volunteering for the 10th Annual Chatahoochee RiverKeeper's "Sweep the Hooch no trash Saturday" project at the Proctor Creek site.  We joined several other groups here making up a force of about 40 people and we picked up a ton of trash, it's sad to say.  Special thanks to Nathan Aberson for organizing us, and Fazle Khan, Don Millen, Susan Kalus, Barbara Bush and special guest star Joan McGowen for spending your Saturday morning in the creek!
This year the "Sweep the Hooch" event at all the many sties around Atlanta had a total of 1064 volunteers.  On this one Saturday morning we removed 54,358 lbs of trash and 19,288 lbs of recyclables.  Folks, that's a lot of trash in our creeks and rivers.  This was up 10,000 lbs from last years' haul. We can do better than this people -- STOP littering!
Barbara, Joan, Don and Susan taking a quick photo op break 
Fazle wading along the creek
Nathan and Susan bringing up their first bags of trash.  This much trash was collected by the group in the first hour.
Susan celebrating a find!
Nathan and Joan cleaning the creek
We were at just one of the many sites organized by the Chatahoochee Riverkeeper to keep the waterways in and around Atlanta clean.  Let's do better folks and stop throwing trash in the rivers and creeks.
Sweep the Hooch! B Bush 2020-08-29 04:00:00Z 0

Welcome 2020!

A New Year, A New Decade!
Many of us came together to celebrate 2020 and welcome in the new decade at our club social.
Thank you Jim and LeighAnn Greco for hosting the North Atlanta Rotary Club at your beautiful home!
LeighAnn and Jim
Good food and fellowship!
Jon and Joan in deep conversation
New and old friends getting together!
Andrea and Catherine bringing good cheer 
Kathy and Amanda getting to know each other
Fazle and Marty sharing stories
Starr and Juliet - sharing a good time!
Welcome 2020! B Bush 2020-02-10 05:00:00Z 0

Welcome 2020 and a New Club Member

Welcome 2020 and our first new club member of the decade!
On Thursday, January 9, 2020 District Governor Jim Squire inducted Aryeh Bondy into the Rotary Club of North Atlanta.  Aryeh, a graduate of Emory University School of Law, is an Estate and Business Law Attorney practicing here in the Atlanta area over the past 30 years.  Welcome Aryeh!
(l to r) Club President Nathan Aberson, PP Barbara Bush, Aryeh Bondy and District Governor Jim Squire
Welcome 2020 and a New Club Member Barbara Bush 2020-01-12 05:00:00Z 0

Spurgeon Richardson Memorial Bench Dedication

On Thursday, January 9, 2020 the Rotary Club of North Atlanta dedicated a bench at the Ashford Dunwoody Cowart Family YMCA in honor of Spurgeon Richardson, a long time Rotarian and past President and CEO of the Atlanta Convention and Visitor's Bureau. Spurgeon passed away October 18, 2019. Spurge and NARotary Club member Mary Frances have been long time supporters of Rotary and the YMCA, along with many other community organizations.  This bench is given to honor their dedication to community service and to commemorate the life and accomplishments of Spurgeon.
Mary Frances with two of her grandchildren Katie and Noah, and son-in-law Charles Gerrick
Katie, Mary Frances and Noah cutting the ribbon
NAR Dedication Organizers Don and Starr Millen, Mary Frances, NAR President Nathan Aberson and District Governor Jim Squire enjoying the bench at the dedication.
Spurgeon Richardson Memorial Bench Dedication Barbara Bush 2020-01-12 05:00:00Z 0

Welcoming our new Club Members !

At our regular meeting on December 19th we welcomed three new members into the Rotary Club of North Atlanta.
left to right: sponsor President Nathan Aberson with Amanda Stewart, Mark Howard sponsored by Jim Greco (not present), Dr. Awal Khan sponsored by Dr. Fazle Khan and Membership Chair Jon Yaeger.
Welcoming our new Club Members ! B Bush 2020-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army

Posted by B Bush on Dec 10, 2019
Again this year North Atlanta and Brookhaven Rotary Clubs joined together to help out the Salvation Army raise funds during the holiday season.  With holiday music playing and candy canes shared we all had a fun tie at the Lenox Mall.
Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army B Bush 2019-12-10 05:00:00Z 0

WHISKIES of the WORLD, Saturday October 26th

Posted by BBush on Dec 10, 2019
WOW - Whiskies of the World was a Fantastic Success again this year!
Held on Saturday, October 26, 2019
at the InterContinental Hotel, Buckhead
5th Annual Whiskies of the World Atlanta 
Benefitting the North Atlanta Rotary Foundation
Whiskies of the World® Expo brings together distillers from around the world to share their finest spirits and knowledge with whisky enthusiasts. Discover the Art of Whisky in the company of connoisseurs and whisky celebrities.
Hundreds of whiskies to sample
- Styles: Scotch, Bourbon, American Craft, Malts, Ryes, Grains, …
- Origins: Scottish, Irish, American, Canadian, Indian, Australian ...
A chance to meet Distillers and Brand Ambassadors
Delicious Foods 
Whisky Masterclasses: Guided tasting and educational experiences.
Whisky mixology
Cigar and Whisky pairing
Supporting the North Atlanta Rotary Foundation
Many thanks to all the volunteers for your hard work and support!
WHISKIES of the WORLD, Saturday October 26th BBush 2019-12-10 05:00:00Z 0

WOW Fun and Success!

Posted by B Bush on Dec 18, 2017
Whiskies of the World Atlanta, a world class event
WOW, a fantastic night of delicious food and drink, along with good company! The evening was enjoyed by all who attended the 4th annual Whiskies of the World Atlanta event held at the Westin Buckhead in November 2017. This event benefitted the North Atlanta Rotary Club Foundation!
Special thanks to the WOW organization and all our volunteers and guests for making this event such a wonderful success!  We hope to see you all again next year!
District 6900 LT Gov Candace Klein and Matt Metts enjoying the tastings
Rotarians Kent Gipson, Burnell Pitcher, former club member Spencer Gandy, and Tom Friedrichs having fun volunteering at WOW!
District 6900 DG Alec and Donna Smythe showing off their WOW goodie bag
NAR Co-President Barbara with PDG Alicia Michael enjoying the festivities!
Volunteers with WOW Event NA Rotary Club Coordinator Nathan Aberson, the man of the hour!  Fantastic job Nathan!
NA Rotarians Jon Yaeger, Catherine Bernard and Bill McLaughlin enjoying the evening.
Yummy yummy yummy bourbon infused chocolates, a delicacy found at WOW!
WOW Fun and Success! B Bush 2017-12-18 05:00:00Z 0

coming soon .....  Whiskies of the World (WOW)

Posted by B Bush
WOW, November 4, 2017
Westin, Buckhead
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Whiskies of the World Atlanta
Benefitting the North Atlanta Rotary Foundation
Whiskies of the World® Expo brings together distillers from around the world to share their finest spirits and knowledge with whisky enthusiasts. Discover the Art of Whisky in the company of connoisseurs and whisky celebrities.
Hundreds of whiskies to sample
- Styles: Scotch, Bourbon, American Craft, Malts, Ryes, Grains, …
- Origins: Scottish, Irish, American, Canadian, Indian, Australian ...
Meet Distillers and Brand Ambassadors
Delicious Foods 
Whisky Masterclasses: Guided tasting and educational experiences.
Whisky mixology
Cigar and Whisky pairing
For tickets and the
Friends of Rotary Discount Code Link:
For More Info on the Event Go To:
Discover the world of whisky like you’ve never seen it before.  Over 200 of the most fascinating distilled spirits from around the globe, along with their makers and ambassadors, creating an unforgettable tasting experience.
coming soon .....  Whiskies of the World (WOW) B Bush 2017-08-19 04:00:00Z 0

Supporting FODAC

Posted by Barbara Bush
Rotarians Supporting FODAC!
One recent Saturday morning Rotarians, along with family and friends from eight (8) Rotary Clubs and one (1) Rotaract Club came together to disburse into the community collecting home medical equipment for refurbishment and re-distribution through FODAC (Friends of Disabled Adults and Children).  The value of the items collected was estimated at over $250,000!  This is absolutely fantastic for FODAC and its clients.
Volunteers from the Rotary Clubs of North Atlanta, Dunwoody, Brookhaven, Emory Druid Hills, Decatur, Stone Mountain, South DeKalb and North Atlanta Retract Club enjoying fellowship on the back patio of the 57th Fighter Squadron Restaurant, July 22, 2017.
L to R: FODAC CEO and Stone Mountain Rotary PP Chris Brand unloading just one truck, along with Dunwoody Rotarians Jennie Stipick, PE Rick Woods, and Tracey Carothers, aided by N A Rotary PP and Event Coordinator Ralph Sims.
The success of the event would not have been possible without the leadership and hands on involvement of North Atlanta PP and Event Coordinator Ralph Sims and the support and participation of our partners, including the 57th Fighter Squadron Restaurant where the event was staged.  Thanks to Ralph's organizing, our team of volunteers had the right equipment to facilitate the pickups - a mix of SUVs, Trucks, Trailers, and even a Box Truck - to go along with the 46 volunteers and two very hard working FODAC staff members.  Many thanks go to all those that persevered through the heat and humidity of the day to gather and transport and then unload all the donations.  And special thanks to the community for giving of the equipment they no longer needed, so that others can make use of it.  Kudos to all!
L to R: Rotaractor Gilbert Vazquez, Tucker President Ed Warner, Gary Bush, FODAC staff Lloyd Ames, North Atlanta Rotarian Kathy Monacelli, FODAC CEO Chris Brand, Emory Druid Hills Rotarian Pravin Kakadiya and President Ravi Singh, and North Atlanta Rotarian Joan McGowan waiting to unload our largest truck and trailer pick ups of the day!
L to R:  Moving one of the heavy hospital beds, FODAC CEO Chris Brand and Staff Ron Hess, Sam Gipson, Vraj Chhabhaya and FODAC staff Lloyd Ames in truck.
L to R: Brookhaven Rotarians Tony Schafer, President Tom Prior, PP Karen Kropp, Mister Schafer, and Patrick Lewis taking a moment before unloading a full truck and trailer combo.
L to R: Decatur Rotarian Mark Burnette, Dunwoody Rotarian Louise Barden, Kathy Burette and Tucker President Ed Warner unloading one of their deliveries.
L to R:  North Atlanta Rotarian Kent Gipson with son Sam, Jim Aberson, Burnell Pitcher and North Atlanta Rotarian Nathan Aberson caught in the middle of unloading a truck and trailer.
One almost full FODAC truck! L to R, North Atlanta PP Ralph Sims, FODAC staff Lloyd Ames, Tucker President Ed Warner, FODAC CEO & Stone Mtn PP Chris Brand... the bosses overseeing the load!
Many thanks to North Atlanta PP and Event Coordinator Ralph Sims for his leadership and hands on oversight of the event, to FODAC staff Lloyd Ames, Tucker President Ed Warner, and FODAC CEO and Stone Mountain PP Chris Brand for all their support with this event and their ongoing every day support of FODAC!
To find out more about FODAC go to
Supporting FODAC Barbara Bush 2017-07-26 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International Convention 

Posted by B Bush
We had Fun at and around the Rotary International Convention!
With so many rotarians in town for the Rotary International Convention, North Atlanta Rotarians took the opportunity to meet up with old friends and make new ones.  Several of us volunteered to meet and greet fellow travelers at the airport directing them to their luggage, pointing out transportation options and where they could get their Convention badge right there at the airport.  Others spent time volunteering at various convention event venues around town, including a stint at the Braves Baseball Game on Thursday night and the NA Rotary Club co-sponsored Host Hospitality night in Decatur.  We also held our very own reunion/social at the Millen's house on Friday night where several past rotarians and GRSP students were able to attend.
Fellow Rotarian Chris Brand, CEO of FODAC with NARotarians Nathan Aberson and Joan McGowan visiting at the House of Friendship
PP Tore Knos at the Disaster Aid International booth, House of Friendship.  Tore is a Disaster Aid volunteer.
RI Convention Assembly: Bill Gates pledging to match Rotarian donations 2 to 1 over the next 3-years, up to $300,000!
Ashton Kutcher of the Thorne Foundation sharing insight into the Human Sex Trafficking issues that face all of us today.
Ashton is committed to finding ways to bring light to this issue and help stop Human Trafficking now.
NAR President Barbara with PDG Alicia Michael and the 1st female Rotarian/1st female Club President Sylvia Whitlock of California.
The World of Rotary in pictures out side the World of Coke
Greeters at the Airport - looking for fellow Rotarians
Outbound Youth Exchange student Nikki Aarts, Former GRSP students Anton Tyber and Stephen Turban with future Youth Exchange Student Ms Guan getting to know each other at the Club social!
Fellow rotarians Pat Thomas & Jim Barker enjoying the social.
PP Ralph Peeler, Julie Reising, and PP Ralph Sims enjoying the beautiful evening on the back porch at the Millen's
Past YES Sonia Pedersen from Argentina, Andrew Lovitt from Australian enjoying good conversation and local faire with new and old friends.
Cocktail hour at the Host Hospitality Night at Decatur Square and Historic Courthouse. Some of the guests went on small group tours of Historic Decatur while others stayed and socialized until dinner.  A nice mix of local rotarians and convention visitors in the crowd of 200.  A very successful event co-hosted with the City of Decatur and the Rotary Clubs of Decatur (lead), North Atlanta, Brookhaven, Dunwoody, and South DeKalb.
Decatur Rotary President Amy Nash making introductions with fellow Presidents Ceasar Gaiters (S. DeKalb) Barbara Bush (N Atlanta), Tina Philpots (Dunwoody) and Bonnie Hadarge (Brookhaven)
Rotary International Convention  B Bush 2017-06-21 04:00:00Z 0
We Have Fun. Jon Yaeger 2017-05-28 04:00:00Z 0

Fun Service at the Interfaith Outreach Home 

Posted by B Bush
This spring North Atlanta Rotarians reached out to the Interfaith Outreach Home (IOH), located in the Chamblee/Doraville area, to find out how we could help and support them.  So far we've made a small donation and accomplished two service projects with a third one on the horizon.
Our connections with IOH go back to the beginning of the home with builder Don Millen, a long time North Atlanta Rotary Club member and Past President, as well as with several other club members who have initiated club service projects over the years.
  Angela Cohen Dir. of IOH Development and
  Communications and NARotary Pres. Bush  
  presenting a $500 check to IOHome
In early April NARotarians stepped in to provide the evening meal for the Life Skills Class and their families.  These classes bring in resources and share knowledge that help these families transition into more stable and healthier sustainable life styles.
Nathan Aberson and Julie Koriakin
cutting up bread for dinner. 
In early May we were again back at IOH sprucing up the yard with repairs and painting of a shed and the picket fence.  We were "channelling" our Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn personalities!  Fun was had by all!
Joan McGoawan (software analyst), Kent Gipson (realtor)
and Nathan Aberson (financial advisor) figuring out this
hands-on fence reconstruction project.

Kathy & Fred Monacelli painting the shed.

Joan McGowan, Nathan Aberson, Kathy Monacelli, Pat Thomas, Kent Gipson and Fred Monancelli working hard to complete the project before dark!
Interfaith Outreach Home serves up to ten families at a time for up to 2 years each.  It is an in-depth program providing safe and secure housing, many supportive resources, and time to transition (up to 2-years), while it requires mandatory saving and accountability from participants.   The program provides guidance, multi-faceted life-skills trainings and mentors to formerly homeless families willing to participate in this very stringent program capable of breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Graduate families of this program transition into stable lives, often including home ownership made possible by the mandatory savings component of the program.  The track record and success rate for families is impressive and encouraging.  North Atlanta Rotary is proud to be a supporter of IOH.
Fun Service at the Interfaith Outreach Home  B Bush 2017-05-27 04:00:00Z 0

Welcome New Club Members

Posted by B Bush
(Left to right:  Fazle Khan, PE Julie Koriakin, Kathy Monacelli, AG Lou Alvarado, Pres. Barbara Bush, and AG Candace Klein)
On March 23rd North Atlanta Rotary officially welcomed Kathy Monacelli and Fazle Khan into the club.  Assistant Governor (AG) Candace Klein officiated with assistance from AG Lou Alvarado.  Kathy is retired from the Telecommunications industry and looks forward to involvement in Rotary service projects and fellowship opportunities.  Fazle is a former Rotarian from Missouri as well as a former Roteract member and is excited about rejoining Rotary here in Atlanta. A native of Bangladesh, Fazle works in Public Health for the CDC.  Welcome Kathy and Fazle, we are delighted to have you in our ranks!
On April 13th we were able to induct our third new member Joan McGowan.  Joan comes to us from the field of technology where she is involved in analytical oversight and review.  P E Julie Koriakin is her sponsor.

Left to right:  President Barbara Bush, Joan McGowan and President Elect Julie Koriakin.
Welcome New Club Members B Bush 2017-03-25 04:00:00Z 0

North Atlanta Rotarians Have Heart

Posted by B Bush
February was "Rotary Has Heart Month" and North Atlanta Rotarians participated in many areas of service sharing our hearts along the way.
We started the month with a hands on project creating goody bags for 75 men at the Central Shelter in downtown Atlanta.  
Goodie Bag production line at lunch meeting
That evening several Rotarians took and served a hot roasted chicken dinner with dessert, made sack lunches for the next day, and then stayed over night as chaperones.  In the morning our volunteers gave out the goody bags and sack lunches to each man as they left for their day. The process of checking these men into the shelter and serving dinner gave each of the volunteers an opportunity to connect with individuals we might not otherwise, a very humbling experience.   
Rotarians Don Millen, Ralph Sims, Jim Greco and Nathan Aberson stir the pots
Bill Decatur, Garry Guan and Mike Emanuele prepare the chicken
By mid-month, as one of our "Rotary has Heart" events, North Atlanta Rotarians and three (3) prospective members went to the Atlanta Food Bank (AFB) for a very successful evening making sure donated items are ready for the food insecure of the greater metro Atlanta area.  Our volunteer crew helped sort 6,850 lbs of food equal to approximately 4,469 meals.
Afterward, this hearty group ventured to a local eatery for their own sustenance and getting to know each other outside of the Club meetings sharing a wonderful opportunity of fellowship.
volunteers L to R:  Fazle Khan, Jim Barker, Kathy Monacelli, Joan McGowan, Bill McLaughlin, Julie Koriakin, Nathan Aberson, Garry Guan, Catherine Bernard, Ralph Sims and Mary Frances Richardson
The day after Valentine’s Day found North Atlanta Rotarians providing support for the Ms. Brookhaven Pageant held at Ashton Woods Senior Home.  We took bouquets of roses, boxes of chocolate and orchid corsages for each participant.  Don Millen was the "Bert Parks" host, Christopher Drew and Garry Guan played as escorts for the ladies, and Mary Frances Richardson, Kent Gipson and Barbara Bush were judges.  It was a very touching event with the winner being crowned Ms. Brookhaven and eligible to participate in a regional pageant later this spring. 
Ms Brookhaven 2017, from Ashford Woods
Judges:  Kent Gipson and Mary Frances Richardson
On February 28th Rotarians from North Atlanta and Brookhaven Clubs joined together in reading to Kindergartners and Pre-K students at Woodward Elementary School.  This is part of a year-long literacy program partnering with the Ferst Foundation as part of "Get Georgia Reading", a statewide initiative to prepare students so they are ready to “read to learn” by 3rd grade.  Each month the book we read is also sent home with each student so they can continue  reading at home.
Rotarian Dick Michell reading with Kindergartners
These are just some of the ways North Atlanta Rotarians showed “Rotary Cares” during “Rotary Has Heart” month! 
North Atlanta Rotarians Have Heart B Bush 2017-03-10 05:00:00Z 0

Early Reading Program at Woodward Elementary

Posted by B Bush
Monthly Reading Circles for the Early Reading Project at Woodward Elementary are underway!  
(Above:  Brookhaven Rotary President Bonnie Hardage reading A Scarecrow's Hat to Ms Gordon's Pre-K Class)
The Rotary Club of Brookhaven invited the Rotary Clubs of North Atlanta, South DeKalb, Dunwoody, and Decatur, to join in an initiative to help Pre-K and Kindergarten students at Woodward Elementary be "reading to learn" by 3rd grade. With the support of a Rotary District Grant and partnering with the Ferst Foundation, together we are supporting this goal through book donations and reading monthly to 10 Kindergarten and 3 Pre-K classes at Woodward Elementary. Throughout this year, we'll donate more than 3,000 books to 248 students, read to 13 classes monthly and equip parents with book specific multi-lingual reading guides to use at home.  This early reading project is helping students "learn to read" and learn to love to read, so that by the time they reach third grade they will be "ready to learn" through reading.   
(Above:  North Atlanta Rotarian Mary Frances Richardson with Ms Martin's Pre-K class)
(Above:  Brookhaven Rotarian Bill Smith and GRSP Student Daniela Ochao Garro of Columbia reading to Ms. White's Pre-K class)
Statistics show that 3rd grade is a pivotal time.  Students at a 3rd grade level of reading by third grade are more likely to stay in school and become productive adults.  Students who are not able to read at a third grade level by third grade often fall behind, are more likely to drop out of school and become at risk young individuals and ultimately more dependent on support from society.  The reading program at Woodward Elementary is one of the collaborative programs coming together because of the awareness created by the "Get Georgia Reading" Campaign.
The Get Georgia Reading Campaign is an unprecedented, population-focused collaboration of more than 100 public and private partners.  These partners are working together to ensure that all children in Georgia read to learn throughout school and life.

In 2009, nearly 70 percent of Georgia’s fourth graders were not proficient readers, despite abundant research on the importance of third-grade reading proficiency for school and lifelong success. In 2010, to ensure that all Georgia’s children reach this milestone, Gov. Nathan Deal made literacy his top education priority, and Georgia launched a statewide campaign supporting a range of efforts by public and private entities. From these efforts came the Get Georgia Reading Campaign, a long range comprehensive literacy program bringing together many partners in the community to support young readers in our community.  Learning to read proficiently by the third grade is critical to not only the child and their future, but on a larger scale to our nation’s overall sustainability.  By third grade the child should be capable to transition from Learning to Read, to Reading to Learn.  Without the ability to read to learn, the child gets further and further behind and is at greater and greater risk for life long negative outcomes including disciplinary issues, dropping out of school, teenage pregnancy, and lower overall ability to provide for themselves.  All of these factors have a tremendous impact on the individual and society as a whole.

The Rotary Clubs of Brookhaven, North Atlanta, South DeKalb, Dunwoody, and Decatur are proud to be a positive influence and supporter for the young students at Woodward Elementary.  This is a critical issue for all of us and one that is a life long influence for each student and has long range impact in our community.
Early Reading Program at Woodward Elementary B Bush 2016-12-09 05:00:00Z 0

Fun at the Atlanta Food Bank!

Posted by B Bush


On Thursday, November 10th North Atlanta Rotarians, family members and friends volunteered at the Atlanta Food Bank sorting and packing food for those in need.  Atlanta Food Bank serves the homeless and working poor through some 800 partner agencies serving 29 Georgia Counties in the Greater Atlanta area.

It is estimated that 1 in 4 Georgia kids live in food insecure households where from day to day there is uncertainty regarding the source of their next meal.  An estimated 755,400 people in Metro Atlanta and North Georgia are served by the Atlanta Food Bank partner agencies.  Many of those in need are Veterans and their families.  Several of our volunteer Rotarians are Veterans as well. On the eve of Veteran's Day 2016 we said, "Thank you!" to all Veterans, and we participated in this evening of service in their honor.



...and then a time for Fellowship and nourishment!




Fun at the Atlanta Food Bank! B Bush 2016-11-15 05:00:00Z 0

Serving at Nicholas House 

Posted on Sep 24, 2016
The Rotary Club of North Atlanta (RCNA) has enjoyed a strong relationship with Nicholas House that has lasted more than twenty years. Nicholas House is a shelter that specializes in helping homeless families to achieve self-sufficiency.  It started in the halls of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in 1982; moved to a building behind the church, and then relocated to a much larger facility on Boulevard Avenue in metro Atlanta.
Jon Yaeger, a RCNA Past President, served the program when it started in the church.  (Former RCNA) Rotarian Juliet Reising also served as President of the Nicholas House Board; Juliet and her husband Lance, RCNA Treasurer, remain strong advocates and active volunteers for the shelter. 
On September 13th RCNA volunteers, under the leadership of Rotarian Lance Reising, participated in a hands on service event when several Rotarians planned, prepared, delivered and served dinner at the shelter house.  In attendance were over 19 children from families that are now participating in the Nicholas House Program. Although this was one of the smallest groups we have served at the shelter, because three families had just been released from the program and moved on in their lives toward self-sufficiency, all together more than 35 individuals were served.  For dinner residents enjoyed baked and fried chicken, pulled pork with BBQ sauce, green beans, potato salad, rolls, cookies, brownies, fruit pops, lemonade, ice tea and milk!  
North Atlanta Rotarians ready to serve!
There was much joy, thankfulness, and fellowship shared between residents and Rotarians.                                                                                               
North Atlanta Rotary is proud to be a long term community partner with Nicholas House serving the greater Atlanta community.  So far this year, North Atlanta Rotary has provided over $1500 in support to Nicholas House.
Nicholas House is the only shelter in Atlanta that provides housing to homeless families regardless of family makeup. They provide temporary housing while addressing the root causes of family homelessness so a family may never be homeless again.

Nicholas House provides supportive services through their shelter on Boulevard Avenue, through their scattered-site apartment rapid re-housing program Homeless to Homes (H2H), and their newly launched New Horizons program for chronically homeless families. All families have up to two years of follow-up support after leaving direct services.

Nicholas House understands that providing basic subsistence – food and shelter – is necessary but not sufficient to prevent most homeless families from becoming homeless again. Three main goals and three unique factors make Nicholas House an incredibly special place where positive, lasting change happens.  80% of the families served maintain their own housing a year or more after exiting the Nicholas House program.

Multiple Tracks and Custom Solutions
The Nicholas House two-tiered approach to solving homelessness is unique to Atlanta. No matter what level of need or stage of homelessness a family finds themselves in, they have a program to meet the family's unique situation.

The New Horizons program is a housing first model for chronically homeless families with disabilities. These families have the greatest barriers, requiring longer time-frames and more support to become self-sufficient. These families have been homeless for an extended time and face significant challenges such as mental health issues, substance abuse, and physical disability. They place these families immediately into permanent support housing in apartments leased by Nicholas House – straight from street outreach teams or emergency shelters.  Once families are settled in, case managers provide additional services that incorporate best practice approaches based on national research. These include harm reduction and motivational interviewing techniques.

The NHI shelter located off Boulevard Avenue in the Grant Park area provides long-term care and assistance for families with no income. This shelter has room to house 12 homeless families, which includes accommodations for a family of 10.

Their Homeless to Homes (H2H) apartment-based program is available to families with jobs who are past the need for a shelter environment but who still benefit from training, rental subsidy, time and assistance to rebuild their lives. Other shelters and agencies throughout the city rely on the H2H program to place their residents.

The Nicholas House Home Again program provides initial support for homeless families with ENOUGH income to pay ongoing rent but without the larger initial funds required to obtain their own apartment.  Nicholas House provides upfront support with application fees, utility and rental deposits, moving costs, initial months rent and other cost barriers to establishing housing. The family is then able to maintain housing long-term on their own based on their income.

Through an After School Program, the school-age children receive counseling, encouragement, help with homework, and a chance to foster camaraderie and a love of learning that will last a lifetime. NHI Adult Education classes do the same for their parents.

Nicholas House could not function without volunteers and donations. Over 6,000 individuals each year assist with every aspect of maintaining the agency and its programs.

  • Improving facilities and grounds
  • Tutoring and supervising our children
  • Running the front office
  • Presenting educational courses to residents
  • Preparing meals
  • Mentoring individuals
For more information about Nicholas House go to:
Serving at Nicholas House  B Bush 2016-09-24 04:00:00Z 0

Welcome Daniela!

Posted by B Bush
On August 14th we welcomed our new GRSP Student Daniela Ochoa Garro from Medellin, Columbia!  
Daniela arriving at Harstfield Jackson International Airport being welcomed by Rotarians and family members of her three host Rotary Clubs:  North Atlanta, Brookhaven and Tucker.

Daniela is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Medellin where her father is a Rotarian. Daniela is currently in her third year of Industrial Engineering studies at the Unversidad de Los Andes.  Once she completes her degree she will work toward her Master degree in Industrial Engineering or Finance.  She will attend Oglethorpe University while in Georgia.


Daniela being welcomed by GRSP Trustee Nick Spates, Ann Miller, Kay Emanuele, Renie Hallford and Charlie Patterson.

Ann Patterson, Bryan & Ella Katz, Renie Hallford, Charlie Patterson, Daniela Ochoa Garro, Ann Miller, Ralph Peeler, Mike Emanuel Nick Spates and Garry Guan welcoming Daniela to Georgia!

On Thursday, August 18th Daniel was welcomed at our Club social by Rotarians, District Dignitaries and guests.  

Rooman Ahmed from Bangledash, Brookhaven Club Host Parent Bryan Katz, DG Raymond Ray, AG Candace Klein, Daniela, GRSP Trustee Nick Spas, and AG Lou Alvarado.


Daniela, and North Atlanta Rotarians Ralph Sims, Mike Emanuele and Mary Frances Richardson

We look forward to an exciting year with Daniel and wish her all the best in school, her travels and throughout her time here in Georgia!

Welcome Daniela!

Welcome Daniela! B Bush 2016-08-21 04:00:00Z 0

Service Above Self Day for FODAC

Posted by B Bush
On Saturday, July 30, 2016 we had a fantastic turn out for our community service project benefiting FODAC (Friends of Disabled Adults and Children). Chris Brand, President and CEO of FODAC (and Stone Mountain Rotarian), expressed that we may have surpassed the monetary record for a single day collection! The estimated value of the collections for the day is $150,000!  Chris stated, "this was the most successful collection drive of any volunteer group ever for FODAC!"
All of this was possible because we were able to pick up several bulky and costly items such as hospital beds and motorized wheel chairs.  In addition we picked up several manual wheel chairs, 3-in-1 seats, walkers, canes, and loads of unopened soft goods.  Without each of our volunteers participating and providing their vehicles, trailers, trucks and muscle, this wouldn’t have been accomplished. Kudos all around!
The concept here is that we helped by volunteering to pick up these items (no longer needed by one family) which in turn defrays costs for FODAC so they can then provide these items (newly refurbished) for free, to persons (in another family) who do need them.  We helped extend every charitable dollar contributed to FODAC by providing our man, woman and kiddo power and resources for this project!
A very large and special thank you goes to Ralph Sims for his leadership and on going coordination of the project!  He did a darned good job “herding us cats!”  Congratulations Ralph on this massively successful service project.
Most of the volunteers and Dachshund Rev Duke, gathering after our breakfast social and before hitting the road for a day of service.
The numbers:
We had seven (7) Rotary Clubs, one Rotaract Club and FODAC represented and providing a total of 46 people who participated in this day of service!  Many thanks to the North Atlanta Rotaract Club, and the Rotary Clubs of Brookhaven, South DeKalb, Tucker, Sylhet Sunshine (of Bangladesh), Stone Mountain, Duluth and of course, North Atlanta.  Congratulations to all for a job well done!
Special thanks to our co-sponsoring partner coordinators, Bonnie Hardage and Patrick Lewis of the Brookhaven Club, and Ceasar Gaiters of the South DeKalb Club.  This is our first collaborative service event of the year; we make a great team!  We plan to participate together in many more successful endeavors!

South DeKalb President Ceasar Gaiters
Lloyd Ames, FODAC and Chris Brand of FODAC and Stone Mountain Rotary flank N A Rotary President Barbara Bush and N A Rotaract Past Presdient Kamna Malhotra
We are also grateful to the 57th Fighter Group Restaurant for their support in allowing us to gather on the Patio for breakfast, fellowship and instructions, and for offering their parking lot as our drop-off point for collections.  Thank you for these gifts!
Brookhaven Rotarian Bill Smith with Sylhet Sunshine Rotarian Rooman Ahmed
Mahalo nui loa to all involved. 
Be proud of your Service above Self!
From L to R: President and CEO of FODAC and Stone Mountain Rotarian Chris Brand, Rotaractor Ren Sato, Tucker Rotarian Bill Dowden, Rotarator Gilbert Vazquez, Tucker President Renie Hallford, and Lloyd Ames of FODAC
L to R:  North Atlanta Rotarian PP Lance Reising, Rotary Family member Gary Bush, Lloyd Ames of FODAC, Kamna Malhotra, PP North Atlanta Rotaract, and Chris Brand, FODAC and Stone Mountain Rotary Club.
Rotary Family member Lewis Kropp, LLoyd Ames of FODAC, and Bill Smith of Brookhaven Rotary Club.
L to R:  N A Rotarian Bill Mclaughlin, Lloyd Ames of FODAC, Rotaractors Kamna Malhotra and Jordan Hutchinson, Friend of Rotary Eric Williams, Brookhaven Rotarian Mike Swahn, Family of Rotary Eli and Adelien Hardage, PDG Tom Kent, Brookhaven President Bonnie Hardage, Bookhaven Rotarian Patrick Lewis and FODAC Service Event Coordinator N A Rotary PP Ralph Sims.
Brookhaven Rotarian Patrick Lewis, Family of Rotary Stephen Bush and Will Soteres, and Brookhaven Rotarian Steve Soteres.
L to R:  Nathan Aberson of the North Atlanta Rotary, and North Atlanta Roaractor Gilbert Vazquez
Family of Rotary members Erin Bush and Susan Hughes
Family of Rotary Brad Sims with N A Rotary PP Kent Gipson's borrowed truck.
Service Above Self Day for FODAC B Bush 2016-07-30 04:00:00Z 0

NAR Scholarship Program a Growing Success

Posted by B Bush
In it's second year, the North Atlanta Rotary Scholarship Program is a smashing success with a total of $7,000 given to four deserving students.  For the first time NAR was able to give three 2016 graduating Chamblee Charter High School seniors each a $2,000 scholarship.  The deserving recipients were Duncan Carel, Christopher Waters and Sebastian Rodriguez. In addition, we gave for the first time, a $1,000 scholarship to Kingston Handley, a matriculating college sophmore and our top 2015 CCHS scholarship recipient. 
Pictured above (L to R) are Christopher Drew, NAR Youth Services Chair; CCHS seniors Duncan Carel and Christopher Waters, and NAR Club President Dr. Ralph Peeler. 
Pictured above (L to R) Brookhaven Police Chief Gary Yandura, NAR President Ralph Peeler and CCHS graduating senior Sebastian Rodriguez
NAR Scholarship Program a Growing Success   B Bush 2016-07-07 04:00:00Z 0

Jim Greco receives the William Mulkey "Show Rotary Cares Award"

Posted by B Bush
Recipient of the William M. Mulkey "Show Rotary Cares" Award exemplifying "Service Above Self" in the North Atlanta Rotary Club and his community and in our world, Jim Greco received the award given by the DeKalb Rotary Council from Club President Dr. Ralph Peeler.
Jim Greco receives the William Mulkey "Show Rotary Cares Award" B Bush 2016-03-20 04:00:00Z 0

18th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Posted by Leslie Emanuele Thompson on Sep 29, 2015
The Rotary Club of North Atlanta's 18th annual golf tournament was held Monday, September 28. All registered players braved the rain and helped raise money for the North Atlanta Rotary Foundation. District 6900 Governor Bob Hagan even dropped by with his wife Carol.
18th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Leslie Emanuele Thompson 2015-09-29 04:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of North Atlanta Awards College Scholarships to Interact Club Students Jon Yaeger 2015-07-14 04:00:00Z 0

Dr. Ralph Peeler takes the helm at the RCNA

Award-winning family practitioner Dr. Ralph Peeler conducts the first meeting of the 2015-16 Rotary year.  The kick-off featured a presentation by Chamblee entrepreneur and championship racer Jim Downing.  
Dr. Ralph Peeler takes the helm at the RCNA JRY 2015-07-07 04:00:00Z 0
Speaker Jim Downing gives speaker presentation Jon Yaeger 2015-07-02 04:00:00Z 0

Mark Rosenberg, MD Honored with Paul Harris Fellowship

Posted by Jonathan R. Yaeger on Nov 17, 2014

On November 6, Dr. Mark Rosenberg, the President and CEO of the Task Force for Global Health, Inc., was honored by the Rotary Club of North Atlanta for a remarkable career of disease prevention and treatment worldwide.  Rosenberg served 20 years at the CDC, and also as Assistant Surgeon General.  

District Governor Alicia Michael attended the ceremony and spoke to the club.Image

District Governor Michael affixes the Paul Harris Pin to Dr. Rosenberg’s lapel

Mark Rosenberg, MD Honored with Paul Harris Fellowship Jonathan R. Yaeger 2014-11-18 00:00:00Z 0

Nicholas House Dinner

Posted by Jonathan R. Yaeger on Oct 31, 2014

A team of fifteen Rotarians from the Rotary Club of North Atlanta, armed with a winning recipe for meat loaf and various sides, served dinner on October 29 to about fifty parents and children at Nicholas House.  The residents raved over Rotarian chef Jim Greco’s signature entrée, including sautéed onions, mashed potatoes and veggies, prepared and served by Rotarians. 


Nicholas House Dinner Jonathan R. Yaeger 2014-11-01 00:00:00Z 0

Miracle on the Greeen!

Posted by Jonathan R. Yaeger on Oct 04, 2014

The Rotary Club of North Atlanta (RCNA) held its annual golf fundraiser on September 29th at the Trophy Club of Atlanta.

Rev. John Strickland delivered the invocation.

A 90% chance of rain was predicted for that date, and it rained in nearby Sandy Springs for most of the day.   Although rain was heavy within a mile or two of the venue, and there was a bit of “Scottish mist” from time to time, the golfers enjoyed a dry course for the entire event.  It was a minor miracle for a major good cause.

Fisher Funeral Care was the sole Gold sponsor.  Silver sponsorships were contributed by Cunningham & Associates; Horizon Staffing; A-R-T & Associates; J. Smith Lanier & Company, and Southeast Dental transitions.

Scottish GRSP Peigidh (Peggy) Savage looks on with apparent amusement. 

The RCNA thanks all who participated in the venue. 




Miracle on the Greeen! Jonathan R. Yaeger 2014-10-05 00:00:00Z 0

New GRSP Student Arrives

Posted by Tov Brog on Aug 28, 2014

ImagePeigidh (Peggy) Savage, our new GRSP student from Scotland, arrived in Atlanta on the 5th of August 2014, to be greeted by a sea of North Atlanta Rotary Club representatives. The joyful conclave is pictured below.


New GRSP Student Arrives Tov Brog 2014-08-29 00:00:00Z 0

GRSP Video Up On YouTube

Posted by Tov Brog on Aug 27, 2014

An hour long video of the GRSP Cabaret is posted to YouTube.



GRSP Video Up On YouTube Tov Brog 2014-08-28 00:00:00Z 0

Bevan Mitchell Inducted!

Posted by Tov Brog on Jul 27, 2014

Bevan Mitchell became our newest member when she was inducted on July 24th 2014. Bevan's the owner of Creative Coach Solutions. They provide turnkey motor coach solutions for more leading brand marketers than anyone in the industry and are the only company focused exclusively on leasing custom motor coaches to the Corporate market.

Bevan is pictured below, second from left, on the day of her induction, with John Strickland, Mike Emanuele and Jon Yaeger.


Bevan Mitchell Inducted! Tov Brog 2014-07-28 00:00:00Z 0
Nicholas House: Helping homeless families get back on their feet and stay there, for over 30 years Tov Brog 2014-07-17 00:00:00Z 0

Gary Guan Does It Again!

Posted by Tov Brog on Jul 02, 2014

North Atlanta Rotary Club member Gary Guan became a Paul Harris Fellow for the sixth time on July 3rd 2014. He's pictured below, presenting his contribution to club President Jon Yaeger. Gary's the owner of A-A Language Services and Past President of the North Atlanta club. His generosity is a wonderful example of service above self.



Gary Guan Does It Again! Tov Brog 2014-07-03 00:00:00Z 0

"Thursday April 17th"

Posted by Jim Greco on Apr 30, 2014

Our very own Broc Fischer and Mike Scarbrough will be giving their classification talks today. It will be fun to learn more about some of our newest members.

We also hope to hear about the fun that was had in San Destin during district conference last weekend!

There are many events coming up as we wind down President Ralph's year, so be ready to commit to those that you can make. Furthermore, President Elect Jon is making the rounds on the phone to see what you might be interested in doing for his upcoming year; make it easy for him by doing a little research into Rotary and seeing what you might want to do for the next Rotary year that begins in July. 

"Thursday April 17th" Jim Greco 2014-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

New Member Sven Hagan is Inducted

Posted by Jim Greco on Apr 23, 2014

Sven Hagan, who works with BFA Technogies with a business classification of IT Services, became North Atlanta's newest member on April 17th. We look forward to having him as an active participant in our Rotary Club.


New Member Sven Hagan is Inducted Jim Greco 2014-04-24 00:00:00Z 0

Past President Lou Alvarado Honored

Posted by Jim Greco on Apr 23, 2014

Mike McConnell, Traci Newman, Danni Williams (not present) and Jim Squire honored North Atlanta's past President, Lou Alvarado, by presenting him with an Assistant Governor blazer.  They met at the Watershed Restaurant last Friday where the jacket was presented with the special guest of our District Governor Blake McBurney.


Past President Lou Alvarado Honored Jim Greco 2014-04-24 00:00:00Z 0

Congressman Price Speaks to North Atlanta

Posted by Jim Greco on Apr 16, 2014

Congressman Price gave North Atlanta a very informative talk on the State of our Congress and his story on how he got involved in politics and how he has and is making a difference in a very difficult political landscape. 


Congressman Price Speaks to North Atlanta Jim Greco 2014-04-17 00:00:00Z 0
New Will Watt and Paul Harris Fellows awarded Jim Greco 2014-03-24 00:00:00Z 0

Ms. Cody Crowned Ms. Unihealth

Posted by Jim Greco on Mar 12, 2014

96 years old and born in Massachusetts, Ms. Cody won the Unihealth "Ashton Woods" beauty contest held last week at their facility. There were 12 entrants with ages ranging from 75 to over 100 years old. Don "Barker" Millen, dressed in full tuxedo, was the MC of the event and did a fine job of introducing and quizzing the contestants.


Ms. Cody Crowned Ms. Unihealth Jim Greco 2014-03-13 00:00:00Z 0

Catherine Bernard becomes North Atlanta's newest member

Posted by Jim Greco on Mar 12, 2014

Catherine Bernard, a criminal defense lawyer and candidate for GA State House District 80 representative seat, became our newest member on March 13th.  We look forward to having Catherine as another great addition to our club that exemplifies Service above Self.


Catherine Bernard becomes North Atlanta's newest member Jim Greco 2014-03-13 00:00:00Z 0

Governor Deal Speaks at Dekalb Rotary Council Meeting

Posted by Jim Greco on Feb 27, 2014

North Atlanta Rotary had over 25 members, guests, and prospective members attend the Dekalb Council meeting last week.  Governor Deal was the keynote speaker and he stressed the importance of Education in the success of our State.  Don Millen received the "Show Rotary Cares" award at the meeting and Lakeside High Schools David Fairchild was recognized as the teacher of the year from North Atlanta Rotary.



Governor Deal Speaks at Dekalb Rotary Council Meeting Jim Greco 2014-02-28 00:00:00Z 0
Mike oversees FoodBank volunteers:-) Jim Greco 2014-02-25 00:00:00Z 0

AG Elwyn Gaissert gets us ready for District Conference

Posted by Jim Greco on Feb 19, 2014

AG Elwyn Gaissert gave us a glimpse of what the Conference trip will be all about.  Governor Blake was also present and he starred in the movie "Indiana Blake And Rotarians on the next Crusade" that depicted the adventure and fun that will occur at the conference..  The Conference is April 24th so make your reservations now.


AG Elwyn Gaissert gets us ready for District Conference Jim Greco 2014-02-20 00:00:00Z 0

Atlanta Botanical Garden's CEO Mary Pat Matheson Speaks at meeting

Posted by Jim Greco on Feb 19, 2014

Mary Pat Matheson, a member of the Atlanta Rotary Club, spoke about the many exhibits and programs that the Atlanta Botanical Gardens offers.   Many of us were not aware of everything that is offered throughout the year at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.


Atlanta Botanical Garden's CEO Mary Pat Matheson Speaks at meeting Jim Greco 2014-02-20 00:00:00Z 0

Snowy Night Shelter

Posted by Ralph Sims on Feb 13, 2014

Well, we beat mother nature!!! In spite of her, four hearty North Atlanta members (Don Millen (and a friend of his name Delante from Sandersville, Georgia), Jim Greco, Nathan Aberson and Ralph Sims) braved the roads and elements and successfully made it down to  the Central Presbyterian Church a nd The Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to feed the homeless on Wednesday night. We fed approximately 95 homeless men on what is probably going to be the worst night of the year.  Most of them were VERY appreciative as usual.  Travel was actually very easy both ways because there was no one on the roads. A far as I know, neither car slipped at all on the roads.  A great thanks to all of them and also to Don and Kent for purchasing and getting the food down there on Tuesday night. That was a very important and smart move on their part.


Snowy Night Shelter Ralph Sims 2014-02-14 00:00:00Z 0
Dekalb Detective and Uniform Officers of the year are Awarded Jim Greco 2014-02-06 00:00:00Z 0

Karin D. Ryan Speaks to North Atlanta Rotary about Human Rights

Posted by Jim Greco on Jan 22, 2014

Karin D. Ryan, senior advisor for human rights at the Carter Center, Spoke to North Atlanta Rotary about some of her experiences and the ongoing challenges involving the all encompassing issue of human rights in our world.


Karin D. Ryan Speaks to North Atlanta Rotary about Human Rights Jim Greco 2014-01-23 00:00:00Z 0

Past President Tore almost there!

Posted by Jim Greco on Aug 31, 2013

Many North Atlanta Rotarians heard back in March from Tore about his upcoming hike across the entire Appalachian-Trail to raise money for sanitation programs in Africa.  It looks like his hike is going to be a success!  As of September 1st, he has only 172 miles to go.  Many from the club have been receiving his emails almost daily that describe his experiences and progress.  The following story is one such email with pictures. 




Past President Tore almost there! Jim Greco 2013-09-01 00:00:00Z 0
FODAC Equipment Collection a Success Susan Lewis 2013-08-24 00:00:00Z 0

District GED Grant

Posted by Jim Greco on Aug 21, 2013

Tracy Foster receives a new laptop from North Atlanta Rotary to further her education and her career

District GED Grant Jim Greco 2013-08-22 00:00:00Z 0

Ruxanda Arrives in Atlanta

Posted by Ralph Sims on Aug 12, 2013

Ruxanda is here! She arrived safely from Moldova late this afternoon after 14 to 16 hours of travel. She was met by North Atlanta Rotarians Christopher Drew, Mike Emanuel (and Kay) and Ralph Sims. We socialized for a little while at dinner and Christopher took her home to meet his family. I'm sure she was early to bed after her day of travel. We look forward to an exciting year with her.


Ruxanda Arrives in Atlanta Ralph Sims 2013-08-13 00:00:00Z 0

Summer Outing was a Splash!

Posted by Jim Greco on Aug 10, 2013

This past Saturday we held our annual Summer Outing at Lake Burton. It was attended by approximately 34 to 35 people (many of which were children and grandchildren). Everyone had a great time between the intermittent rain showers. I would like to thank our gracious hosts Kent, Caroline, Sam and Camille for doing a wonderful job. It was a great day enjoyed by all who attended.


Summer Outing was a Splash! Jim Greco 2013-08-11 00:00:00Z 0

Bob Souders is inducted as President Ralph’s first new North Atlanta Rotarian of his term.

Posted by Jim Greco on Jul 10, 2013

Bob was a former member of North Atlanta from September 2005 through June 2007 and is a Rotary International Foundation Paul Harris Fellow.

He is married to Marsha Souders, past president of the North DeKalb Rotary Club who earned Best All-Around Club for category two in 2005-2006 Rotary year (one of three times we have won the award).  Marsha is owner of Prestige Travel in Dunwoody.

Bob has worked in hardware sales for various technology firms for 30 years. For the past 18 years, he has worked with IBM

Bob served in the US Marine Corps and is a Vietnam veteran with an honorary discharge.

Bob’s hobbies include golf and cross-country motorcycle riding (Hondas).


Bob Souders is inducted as President Ralph’s first new North Atlanta Rotarian of his term. Jim Greco 2013-07-11 00:00:00Z 0

Bob Souders is first inductee of President Ralph's term

Posted by Jim Greco on Jul 10, 2013

North Atlanta Rotary Club held it's first meeting of the new Rotary year and had the pleasure of inducting Bob Souders as a new member. Bob was a former member of North Atlanta from September 2005 through June 2007 and is a Rotary International Foundation Paul Harris Fellow.

Bob Souders is first inductee of President Ralph's term Jim Greco 2013-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
Installation of new North Atlanta Rotary Officers 2013-2014 Jim Greco 2013-06-27 00:00:00Z 0

Honoring Dekalb County Detective of the Year

Posted by Jim Greco on May 15, 2013

It was an honor to award North Atlanta Rotary's Detective of the year to Ryan Carrigan.  Officer Carrigan is a member of Dekalb County’s special operations K-9 Unit and he described how he and his dog make Dekalb County a lot safer place.  Officer Carrigan and his dog lay their lives on the line every day to protect the citizens of Dekalb County and the surrounding area.


Honoring Dekalb County Detective of the Year Jim Greco 2013-05-16 00:00:00Z 0

Sarayu Narayan Laws of Life Essay winner

Posted by Jim Greco on May 15, 2013
Sarayu Narayan, a Chamblee High School INTERACT student, read us her winning Essay about gratefulness and perception.  Her thoughts are definitely beyond her years.  Click on this brief to see a copy of her essay
Sarayu Narayan Laws of Life Essay winner Jim Greco 2013-05-16 00:00:00Z 0

North Atlanta Rotary Golf Tournament

Posted by Jim Greco on Sep 30, 2012

North Atlanta Rotary’s 15th Annual Golf Tournament was a great success. We had 68 golfers, great weather and lots of fun. Most of all we raised over $10,000  to support our charitable activities including our primary charity, Nicholas House.

North Atlanta Rotary Golf Tournament Jim Greco 2012-10-01 00:00:00Z 0

North Atlanta Rotary Golf Tournament

Posted by Jim Greco on Sep 26, 2012
North Atlanta Rotary’s 15th Annual Golf Tournament was a great success. We had 68 golfers, great weather and lots of fun. Most of all we raised over $10,000  to support our charitable activities including our primary charity, Nicholas House.Image
North Atlanta Rotary Golf Tournament Jim Greco 2012-09-27 00:00:00Z 0

District Governor Visit

Posted by Michael C. Emanuele on Aug 01, 2012
Rotary District 6900 Governor, Cheryl Greenway visits North Atlanta Rotary
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Magalie Dresse speaks at President Kent's first weekly meeting

Posted by Jim Greco on Jul 11, 2012
Dick Michelle introduces Magalie Dresse as the Speaker for Kent's first Meeting.  Her husband and she employee over 400 Haitians in manufacturing and have been very active in guiding the charity and government investments in Haiti's reconstruction. Bill Clinton, George Bush, Oprah Winfrey, Donna Karan, other celebrities and private investors all have used Magalie as a major resource for direction on action to benefit Haiti.

Magalie Dresse speaks at President Kent's first weekly meeting Jim Greco 2012-07-12 00:00:00Z 0

2011 Christmas Party

Posted by Jim Greco on Dec 03, 2011


Ron, Lou, and District Governor Margie Kersey are pictured at the 2011 Christmas Party.  The event was very well attended and enjoyed by all!

2011 Christmas Party Jim Greco 2011-12-04 00:00:00Z 0

Nicholas House Contribution

Posted by Jim Greco on Oct 27, 2011


Our Own Lance Reising recieves a check on behalf of the Nicholas House from our President, Lou Alvarado. We will also be volunteering our time at Nicholas Hosue this Friday and Saturday during their work day projects. Please click on events to see details on how to participate.


Nicholas House Contribution Jim Greco 2011-10-28 00:00:00Z 0
Debbie Snelling Speaks to NAR Jim Greco 2011-10-27 00:00:00Z 0

Ms. Jing Chen gives her perspective on Chinese Culture and History

Posted by Jim Greco on Oct 06, 2011

Ms. Jing Chen, who was born and raised in Beijing, China, came to the USA as an international student 15 years ago and is now a CPA in Atlanta.

She gave North Atlanta Rotary her perspective on the cultural history of China and the evolution of modern day China.  Ms. Chen also did a presentation on the Shen Yun Performing Arts company which performs Classic Chinese Dance.   It was a facinating presentation that provoked many questions.


Ms. Jing Chen gives her perspective on Chinese Culture and History Jim Greco 2011-10-07 00:00:00Z 0

Chamblee INTERACT Officers inducted

Posted by Jim Greco on Oct 04, 2011

Over a 100 INTERACT members witnessed the induction of their 2010-2011 Officers in the afternoon of Thursday September 29th.  There were some North Atlanta Rotary members present to lend their support and eat a little Pizza provided by NAR.

More info to follow... 

Chamblee INTERACT Officers inducted Jim Greco 2011-10-05 00:00:00Z 0

2011 North Atlanta Rotary Golf Tournament

Posted by Michael C. Emanuele on Oct 04, 2011
The Golf Tournament held Thursday September 29th was a huge success.  We raised over $9000 that will be put into our charitable foundation to be used to fund our GRSP students and our many other philanthropic activities.  It did not hurt that the weather was a perfect 10 and the Heritage Golf course was in great shape.
Over 60% of our membership contributed to the success of the Tournament and special recognition needs to be made
of Emily Pritchett who collected a ton of raffle prizes, and to Mary Frances Richardson who ran a flawless Silent Auction.
Thanks to all who played, volunteered during the tournament day, donated prizes and participated in the Auction.  A special thanks must also be made to Bill McLaughlin who was very generous with his wallet during the auction.
Don Millen
Golf Tournament Chairman

2011 North Atlanta Rotary Golf Tournament Michael C. Emanuele 2011-10-05 00:00:00Z 0

Ted & Delores thank everyone for their help

Posted by Jim Greco on Sep 22, 2011

Longtime North Atlanta Rotarians have completed their move to beautiful Minnesota.  The following is Ted's note of Thanks and their new address and phone number: 

Thanks for all the help you gals & guys gave us Friday. We finished around 9 and left late am Saturday and arrived Monday evening. We are now sorting out what was in the car!


Address is 500 W. County Rd B, #312, Roseville, MN 55113. 651 488-7940. Greetings to all. Ted 


Ted & Delores thank everyone for their help Jim Greco 2011-09-23 00:00:00Z 0

Bike MS September 17th-18th

Posted by Jim Greco on Sep 18, 2011
Our own Rev. John Strickland's experience with the Bike MS event in Callaway Gardens this past weekend
My wife Brenda, who has MS, was the last one on our team to make it up the
last big hill on day two. We had all gathered at a gas station convenience
store so that we could ride across the finish line together. Some were getting
antsy to go ahead, and I said, "If you want to go now, that's OK, but I am
going to wait for Brenda." One of the team leaders said, "No, Brenda
is one of the reasons we are riding, we will wait and all ride in together." Then, Matthew
Tallman, our team captain and a strong rider, said, "I will go back down
and find her and escort her." He did just that and we all rode across the
finish line together. I love our team and that they put the whole ride into
perspective. I am most grateful. Our team raised approximately $40,000.00 for a
great cause! I really loved having Julie and Tracy ride with us. Let's get more
together for next year!

Bike MS September 17th-18th Jim Greco 2011-09-19 00:00:00Z 0

North Atlanta Rotary's RYLA students speak to the club

Posted by Jim Greco on Sep 14, 2011



On September 15th, North Atlanta Rotary was given a first hand account by Josh and Breejea of what actually occurs at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards "RYLA" camp. These two students of Chamblee told about the lasting friendships that they made, the team building activities that they participated in, and the overall fun that they had.

It was great to hear their youthful enthusiasm and appreciation for this opportunity and it really solidifies North Atlanta Rotary's commitment to support this great program.

North Atlanta Rotary's RYLA students speak to the club Jim Greco 2011-09-15 00:00:00Z 0

Ted & Delores Moving

Posted by James Greco on Aug 30, 2011

Two of our most active, dedicated, influential and loving Rotarians are moving and they need our help.  Please set aside some time on Septemebr 16th or 17th to help them pack.  More details to follow

Ted & Delores Moving James Greco 2011-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
NAR Fast Read----17 February 11---- Keeping the Club in the Know Tim Ramsey 2011-02-16 00:00:00Z 0

North Atlanta Rotary Run & Roll April 23

Posted by Tim Ramsey on Feb 14, 2011

Last year marked the inaugural debut of what may turn out to be our signature event:  the North Atlanta Rotary RUN & ROLL.  This year’s sophomore effort will occur on  Saturday, April 23, from 7:30-10:00, at Epps Aviation in Chamblee.  We need participants, volunteers and sponsors. 


More information to follow, but make plans to attend.

North Atlanta Rotary Run & Roll April 23 Tim Ramsey 2011-02-14 15:46:22Z 0

Sage Woodfire Tavern: Last week's Speaker - Jeff Lovejoy

Posted by Tim Ramsey on Feb 14, 2011

Last week we tested out a potential alternative lunch venue:  SAGE WOODFIRE TAVERN-Perimeter.  There were some challenges with setup but the food was outstanding.  Barbq sliders, salmon and calamari were three I remembered.  Luckily I had to leave before dessert.   Be sure to give Lou feedback as requested or alternative sites to investigate. 


 The program was by our own Jeff Lovejoy, who gave a thoughtful and entertaining presentation on Setting Goals & Objectives.  Obviously some of us were not paying attention (too much lunch?) since practically no one noticed the “gorilla in the room”. 


Thanks, Jeff.

Sage Woodfire Tavern: Last week's Speaker - Jeff Lovejoy Tim Ramsey 2011-02-14 15:44:59Z 0

Security and Integrity of Your Data

Posted by Ben Peeler on Feb 14, 2011
ClubRunner secures all your private information using the latest security technologies. Hosted in a world class data centre with redundant power, Internet backbones and 24/7 security and monitoring, you can rest assured that your club data is safe and protected. Your members' contact information is secured behind unique logins and passwords. Access to information is also restricted, for example, a member can only view the list of members, but can modify his or her own personal information.

Data on the server is protected by TCP/IP filtering, firewall and anti-virus software that protect against any unauthorized intrusion. Backups of data are made daily and stored off-site.

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Integrated eBulletin for Easier Communication Ben Peeler 2011-02-14 11:30:54Z 0
Thought of the Week - Who Said It? Tim Ramsey 2011-02-14 00:00:00Z 0
Thought for the Week - Who Said It? Tim Ramsey 2011-02-14 00:00:00Z 0
Mark Your Calendars! Rotary District Breakfast Friday March 4 Tim Ramsey 2011-02-14 00:00:00Z 0

Valentine's Happy Club Dance Big Success

Posted by Tim Ramsey on Feb 13, 2011

This past Saturday, February 12, the Club held its annual Valentine's Day celebration in conjunction with the Happy Club Dance sponsored by the Cowart Family Ashford Dunwoody Branch of the Metropolitan Atlanta YMCA.   Close to 300 developmentally disabled individuals and their care givers attended the event.  A good time was had socializing, eating, dancing and taking pictures. Special thanks to Mike E, Hans, Ralph S, President Lou, Sandra, Cherie and her wonderful husband Marcos for all of their help at the Y-Happy Club Dance. An extra special thank you to Marcos for working very hard to take prom style portraits of all who attended; Cherie and Mike for managing the sign up table; Lou and Sandra for chatting it up with attendees and Ralph for helping with breakdown and clean up afterwards.

Julie Koriakin, Executive Director 

Valentine's Happy Club Dance Big Success Tim Ramsey 2011-02-14 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Birthday February 23

Posted by Tim Ramsey on Feb 13, 2011

In honor of Rotary’s birthday (23 February) The Rotary Foundation will offer double Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) recognition credit for online contributions of US$100 or more to the Annual Programs Fund. The opportunity will be open to all Rotarians worldwide for the day of 23 February 2011.


To be eligible for the double recognition credit, Rotarians must be registered in Rotary’s secure Member Access section of  New registration can take up to 24 hours, so it is important for Rotarians to register in advance if they wish to participate in this promotion. While the success of the 18-24 October 2010 online promotion for PolioPlus is the inspiration for this effort, there will be some slight differences for the 23 February promotion. Double PHF recognition credit will be provided to all online contributions of US$100 or more to APF-SHARE. Resulting Foundation Recognition Points (FRP), however, will not be subject to doubling.


Questions may be directed to Rotary’s Contact Center, contact: or by phone, 866.976.8279.



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Peru Update Part 3 Julie Koriakin 2010-08-25 00:00:00Z 0

First Work Day In Peru

Posted by Julie Koriakin on Aug 18, 2010
 Saludos ( greetings) my Rotarian friends!

All is well in Arequipa, Peru. I arrived safely a few days ago and met up with the project team.

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Rotary Club of North Atlanta Recognized for FODAC Collection Jonathan R. Yaeger 0
Cary Reynolds Elementary students receive their dictionaries Jim Greco 0

Ruxanda MC's GRSP Conclave

Posted by Jim Greco

Ruxanda Renita, North Atlanta Rotary's GRSP student, used her extensive experience and talents to MC the talent show for the GRSP Conclave two weekends ago.

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Upcoming Events

Posted by Jim Greco

Our speaker tomorrow is Sheila Tschinkel, an Economist. She will be speaking to us about “Economic Issues Facing the United States”.

On Thursday, August 8 we will have NO MEETING. It will be replaced by the exciting Summer Outing to be held on Saturday, August 10 at Lake Burton from 12 to 6 PM. This will be a Family Outing (the type of outing many of you have asked for) so please bring your entire family and enjoy getting to know our members socially. Kent and his mother (Janet) will be graciously hosting the event for our club. More than likely everyone will be asked to bring a covered dish. Kent will address this tomorrow.

On Tuesday, August 13, Ruxanda Renita, our new GRSP student arrives at the airport. We currently have a scheduling conflict with our August Board Meeting.

On Thursday, August 15, Georgia State University, Department of Political Science Professor Rashid Naim will be speaking on “Sharia Law”.

On Thursday, August 22, Ruxanda Renita will be welcomed and make an Introductory Presentation so we can learn more about her and vice-versa.

On Thursday, August 29, Emory Professor, Dr. Faisal Khose will be speaking on the “Benefits and Side Effects of Imaging”.

These are some outstanding speakers so please make an effort to invite Prospective Members to hear them. Tomorrow be prepared to give us a list of your top 3-5 Prospective Member candidates which we will add to our list.
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