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Joined Rotary: January 1, 2000
Birthday: October 4th
Profession: Medical Sales
Posted by John Butterfield on Feb 10, 2017
Senior Agenda's Senior of the Year 2016: Mary Greenlee
She's poised, polite, sophisticated, intelligent, articulate, dramatic, beautiful and smart. Her eyes dance when she speaks and her smile is contagious. She walks with purpose and speaks with confidence. She says you get smarter as you grow older because you just can't keep making the same mistakes over and over again. But the thing that truly captivated us about Mary was her energy. Her energy is electric. This woman isn't slowing down. She isn't getting old. She isn't growing tired. She's out and about still turning heads and bending ears.
Posted by Alan Grossman on Feb 13, 2017
Please save the date to join us to send Phil Sobers to a safe and productive military deployment defending freedom around the world. Details to be announced.
Posted by Connie Hendren on Feb 15, 2017
This week's Rotary Member Profile is Jerry Katz.
Joined Rotary: August 31, 1995
Birthday: September 7
Spouse: Merci (55 years)
Posted on May 16, 2016
The Rotary Foundation will be celebrating it's 100th Anniversary coinciding with the Rotary International Convention June 10th to June 14th 2017 in Atlanta next year. The Rotary Foundation was started in Atlanta in 1917 by Rotarian Arch Klump from Cleveland, Ohio with a donation of $26.50. To celebrate The Rotary Foundations Centennial, Atlanta was selected to host the 2017 Rotary International Convention.
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...