Thursday, April 11, 2013
The girls ages 11 and older will take part in the "Just Yell Fire" program.
Girls ages 11 and older can participate in a self-defense class on April 20 sponsored by the Rotary Club of Alpharetta and North Fulton Hospital. The self-defense class will be held on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m-12:30 p.m. at North Fulton Hospital. The class is available to friends and family of Rotary members and anyone interested in attending at a cost of $35 per girl. The Rotary Club of Alpharetta will sponsor Interact Club students wishing to participate. The single-session training course will be presented by Revved Up Kids. The girls will be taught using the award-winning “Just Yell Fire” program. Participants will be lead through a frank and informative discussion about taking ownership of their personal safety. Girls are not …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Club members held a tennis event to benefit the Special Pops Tennis organization.
The Rotary Club of Alpharetta sponsored a round robin tennis event to benefit some special people on Saturday, March 9. The event raised $500 for the Special Pops Tennis organization, whose members took part on the courts. The event was held at Country Club of the South and followed an Up-the-river-Down-the-river No-ad scoring format. Each participating Rotary member was paired with a Pops Athlete. “I have been a Rotarian for 13 years, and this was one of the best and most rewarding events I have ever done. Special Pops Athletes are truly Special People,” said Alpharetta Rotarian Heather Demis. Special Populations Tennis Program, Inc. (Special Pops) is a 501(c)(3) organization which offers an adaptive tennis program specifically designed …
Monday, January 28, 2013
John and Karen Hipes reach major donor status after donating $10,000.
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is pleased to recognize John and Karen Hipes, members of the Alpharetta Rotary Club, for achieving the Major Donor status. A Major Donor is a person or husband and wife who have contributed a minimum of $10,000 to The Rotary Foundation. John and Karen are mission minded with a heart for international service. The money from their donation will be used for the Alpharetta Rotary Clean Water Project in Ecuador. The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable organization supported entirely by voluntary contributions. It has received cumulative contributions over the years of nearly $3 billion making it the largest foundation in the world dedicated to its vision of a building a better world…
Friday, December 28, 2012
Holiday tradition sends fruit baskets to Dogwood Square
Alpharetta Rotarians continued one of their holiday traditions by assembling and distributing fruit baskets to senior residents at Dogwood Square located on Janis Lane in Alpharetta. The residents look forward to the annual visit and have enjoyed it for many years. The Rotarians were joined by some of their family members and Santa Claus to bring good tidings to the residents. “We have visited Dogwood Square at this time of year for more than 15 years. It is always a heartwarming and uplifting experience to all the Rotarians who come together to share the spirit of the season with these seniors,” said Bill Weeks, president of Rotary Club of Alpharetta. Rotary Club of Alpharetta The Rotary Club of Alpharetta was chartered on March 23, 1983…
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Snacks, food and toiletries are being sent overseas.
As part of their continuing commitment to support our military, members of the Rotary Club of Alpharetta recently purchased more than $500 worth of snacks, food and toiletries which will be sent to troops overseas. Those receiving packages include two soldiers from families of the Alpharetta Rotarians. They are 1st Lt. Richard Kenney, who is currently serving in Djibouti and is the son of Rick Kenney, and Margaret Johnson, former wife of Wayne Johnson, currently serving in Afghanistan with a civil affairs unit. The Alpharetta Rotary is also supporting Private Matthew Jimmerson as well as First Lieutenant Kevin A’hearn. Private Jimmerson, who is a graduate of Independence High School, is currently deployed to Afghanistan with Task Force …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The service organization donated money and computers to North Fulton Community Charities for its GED Scholarship fund and for its Education Center.
The Rotary Club of Alpharetta donated $800, computers to North Fulton Community Charities for their GED Scholarship fund, which will provide scholarships for five students to take the test. NFCC serves almost 5,000 low-income families in the communities of Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, Mountain Park and Milton and recently expanded their services with the opening of an Education Center. All classes are free and are taught by volunteer instructors who are experts in their subject areas. The donation given by the Alpharetta Rotary will provide five scholarships to students who take classes at the NFCC Education Center to prepare for the GED, but cannot afford the $160 fee to take the test. The Alpharetta Rotary also donated 6 computer …
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Local companies, organizations raise funds for American Cancer Society.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Bob Pepalis
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Relay for Life Alpharetta has raised more than $106,000 for the American Cancer Society so far, with the help of 680 particpants. The volunteers filled the football field at Milton Center–the old Milton High Eagles stadium–with tents manned by the different teams. Most had additional ways to raise funds, such as raffles, a dunking booth and food. The event began at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 20, and continued until 6 a.m. Saturday, April 21. Participants spent time walking around the trackin the fundraiser. Once it got dark, it was time for the luminaries. The white paper bags were personalized with the names of those who have suffered from cancer. They ringed the track, and spelled out "Hope" in the stands of the stadium. McKesson Windward …
Monday, March 5, 2012
The service organization adopted a mile of Old Milton Parkway.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Monday, March 5, 2012
If you recognize any of these individuals as you drove along Old Milton Parkway, they were not ordered to perform Community Service; they are volunteers. For many years, The Rotary Club of Alpharetta has participated in the Adopt-A-Mile program. Four times a year, club members remove trash along a portion of Old Milton Parkway. Chris Weeber has served as the chairman of this program for the past several years. While some of the items might have fallen from a vehicle, the majority of the trash was intentionally tossed along the roadway. The Rotary Club reminds everyone not to litter and help keep our community beautiful. The club meets Fridays at 7:15 a.m. at Alpharetta Presbyterian Church.