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The Bulletin

September 2, 2019


September is Basic Education and Literacy Month

9/4 No meeting - Labor Day
9/11 Club Assembly/GRSP Student/No Guest Speaker
9/18 Mr. Hal Schlenger: HIPNation - Director Of Business Development and Partner Management
9/25 Amy Patterson; Vice President Operations & Logistics - 2018 CFP Championship, 2019 Super Bowl LIII, & 2020 NCAA Men's Final Four

Our Rotary Family

9/1 Bryan Katz, Esq.


9/11 Karen Kropp (37)
9/19 Alfred Alli (123)
9/28 Cara O'Grady (5)

Rotary Online



Wednesdays, 12:15 pm
Capital City Country Club- Guest/Vis
53 West Brookhaven Drive, NE
Atlanta, GA 30319


President Tony Shaffer
President-Elect Jared Sobelson
Treasurer Michael E O'Nan
Secretary Cara O'Grady
Foundation Bonnie Hardage
Membership Benjamin Ragin
Public Image Mark Galvin
Fellowship Director Bob Cunningham

No meeting this week
September 4 - No Meeting of the Rotary Club of Brookhaven

Given the short Labor Day week, the Rotary Club of Brookhaven will not meet this Wednesday, September 4.

That does not mean you can't get your weekly dose of Rotary! Our annual Service Above Self golf tournament will be held exactly two months from this Wednesday, on November 4. Please be encouraged to drop off a flyer with a business that values your business. If you don't have a flyer or would like an electronic copy to email to someone, please just let me know.

New Member Induction on September 11

We will induct the newest member of the Rotary Club of Brookhaven on Wednesday, September 11. Please be sure to join us for the induction of Thomas Hodgson.

Peace Ambassador to address Brookhaven Rotary Club on September 11

Sebastián Vélez, a 22-year-old student from Medellín, Colombia--and the 2019-20 GRSP Student hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Brookhaven and North Atlanta--will address the Brookhaven Rotary Club on Wednesday, September 11. Sebastián will share some details about his home in Colombia and about his hopes for the GRSP year.

The Georgia Rotary Student Program (GRSP) is not an exchange or an academic scholarship. While each student does enroll at a Georgia university, attends classes and maintains satisfactory academic standing, GRSP is a peace program. This program is unique in the world of Rotary and is supported by all Rotary Districts in Georgia.

The Georgia Rotary Student Program was the brainchild of Will Watt, a Rotarian from Thomasville who in 1946 wanted to create a peace program for young people from Europe. GRSP has since expanded to bring students from all over the world to Georgia to meet each other, get to know life as a young person in the U.S., make life-long friendships with people from the U.S. and around the world, and promote greater understanding and peace among people from different nations.