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District 6900 News for July, 2022

Jill and District Governor George Granade

Jill and District Governor George Granade

From Our District Governor

"Imagine" What We Can Do Together This Year!

By George Granade

What an exciting time to be a Rotarian in this 2022-2023 Rotary year!!! We have our first female RI president, Jennifer Jones, Rotaract is a now a special type of Rotary membership and we are very, very close to eradicating Polio with only a few cases this calendar year. With this year’s Rotary theme being “Imagine Rotary,” we can accomplish so many different things. All we must do is “Imagine” it and work toward accomplishing the goal!

I see four major goals for our district this year - related to membership, learning, youth and The Rotary Foundation. And we must have a good time as we do our work. [more]

Special Event

Celebrate Reaching the 2021-22 Finish Line and Plan for Membership Growth in 2022-23

By Jackie Cuthbert

Join us at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, August 20 for fun, fellowship, awards, and learning about 2022-2023 resources for membership growth success. Mary Poppins will return to celebrate crossing the finish line of the 2021-22 Rotary year with a year-end Awards celebration. The Finish Line lunch will recognize clubs and presidents for success in achieving the District Governor's awards in addition to membership growth and Rotary Foundation giving. 

The event is paired with a Membership Summit to kick off our 2022-2023 year. 

You can register for these events on the District Website - from the calendar on the home page - go directly to registration by clicking this link. Please register by August 1.

Making a Difference

An Update on Our Giving for Ukraine

By Mary Ligon

What an impact our district is having in the Ukraine!  We have received $154,490 In donations from clubs and individuals in our district. We have transferred $36,500 In cash to Rotary District 2241 for them to use as needed. Last month we shared the report from Buckhead Rotarian Radu Zernoveanu about the aid we have provided to that district. In addition to funds forwarded, we have used your donations to purchase and send $121,975 of specifically requested medical equipment - orthopedic surgical drill and saw sets, negative pressure wound care systems, infant incubators.

Stone Mountain Rotarian Chris Brand has coordinated volunteers from the Rotary Clubs of Buckhead, Decatur, Midtown Atlanta, Roswell, Stone Mountain, and Tucker in sorting and packing items for shipment at FODAC.

GRSP Update

Meet the GRSP Class of 22-23 at August Conclave

By Jackie Cuthbert

All Rotarians, host families, GRSP Leadership, Trustees, Staff, Emeritus members, former Trustees, friends of GRSP and alumni are invited to attend the 2022-23 GRSP Conclave at Lake Lanier Islands Legacy Lodge Conference Center. Conclave takes place August 19-21, 2022 - and provides a great opportunity to meet our new class of students, enjoy fellowship with students and Rotarians, learn more about the coming GRSP year, and attend the annual student cabaret. Lake Lanier Island also offers many opportunities for a ‘family getaway” ranging from water slides, golf, boating and ore during free time at the Conclave. This year, the Rotary Clubs of Forsyth, Gainesville, Hall County, Lanier-Forsyth, South Forsyth and South Hall - all part of District 6910 - will host the Conclave 

Club News

Tucker Celebrates New Members

By Lizbeth Dison

Rotary Club of Tucker ended a big membership year with the induction of two new members in June. Father William McLemore (pictured), a retired Episcopal minister, comes to the club from the Sterling, Illinois club; he has been a Rotarian for 39 years. Misty Palmer is the business development officer for Tandem Bank; … [more]

Club News

Lake Spivey/Clayton County and Atlanta Crescent Clubs Partner to Help Good Shepherd

By Claudia Mertl

The Good Shepherd Clinic received a grant from Rotary International through the Rotary Club of Lake Spivey/Clayton County. The grant was for the purchase and distribution of medical and other supplies. This grant purchased a centrifuge, an otoscope and an ophthalmoscope.

Rotarians from the Atlanta Southern Crescent Rotary Club and Lake Spivey/Clayton County volunteered to work at the Good Shepherd Clinic. We were able to help with the Health Fair and with Market Days. We cleaned prescription pill bottles, and worked at the front desk, did some filing and answered phone calls. [more]

Club News

Roswell in the Community

By Becky Nelson

The Roswell Rotary Club had two great community service days recently. We started the new year under President John Carruth's leadership supporting Friends of Roswell Police at the 2nd annual Cops N Cars Car Show. Can you say FUN? And in late May, we once again welcomed the community to the annual "Roswell Remembers" Memorial Day event.

From Facebook

Serving Our Communities

By Jackie Cuthbert

See what Rotarians in East Cobb, LaGrange, Lake Spivey/Clayton County and Paulding County clubs are doing to make a difference in their communities. [more]

Share Your Imagination with D6900 Through Our Newsletter

By Jackie Cuthbert

We want to share your ideas and accomplishments with all the clubs in the district - to help us all imagine more about what we can do to serve our communities and the world (and even partner in those efforts), build our membership, inspire our youth and support the Rotary Foundation. It's simple to share that information through the District Newsletter - articles are generally due to Jackie Cuthbert, District Newsletter Editor by the 25th of each month.

Upcoming Key Dates

Tuesday, July 12th, 2022Atlanta Metro Atlanta Metro Official DG Visit
Tuesday, July 19th, 2022Atlanta Airport Atlanta Airport Official DG Visit
Tuesday, July 19th, 2022 Rotary Means Business - District Vocational Committee
Wednesday, July 20th, 2022Emory-Druid Hills Emory-Druid Hills Official DG Visit
Monday, July 25th, 2022Sandy Springs Sandy Springs Official DG Visit
Tuesday, July 26th, 2022North Fulton North Fulton Official DG Visit
Thursday, July 28th, 2022North Cobb North Cobb Official DG Visit
Friday, July 29th, 2022Alpharetta Alpharetta Official DG Visit
Monday, August 1st, 2022Marietta Metro Marietta Metro Official DG Visit
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022Fayetteville Fayetteville Official DG Visit
Thursday, August 4th, 2022Albany Albany Official DG Visit
Sunday, August 7th, 2022 Rotary Youth Exchange Inbound Students' Welcome Picnic
Monday, August 8th, 2022Douglas County Douglas County Official DG Visit
Tuesday, August 9th, 2022Carrollton Carrollton Official DG Visit
Wednesday, August 10th, 2022Carrollton Dawnbreakers Carrollton Dawnbreakers Official DG Visit
Thursday, August 11th, 2022Bremen Bremen Official DG Visit