Alpharetta Rotary Meeting
The Rotary Club of Alpharetta was chartered on March 23, 1983. Its membership is comprised of approximately 85 men and women representing a broad base of business and professional activities in our community.
We are committed to making our community, both locally and worldwide, a better place for all of us to live.
We meet every Friday morning at 7:15 AM for breakfast, fellowship and a program with speakers from the academic, business, professional, political and entertainment arenas of metro Atlanta.
Membership in Rotary is by invitation. Prospective members of Rotary are proposed in the classification of their business or profession.
Members are adult persons of good character who are proprietors, managers, partners or executives of their business or professions.
Weekly attendance is urged and honored in Rotary. A missed meeting can be made up during the two weeks prior to or the two weeks after the miss by attending a meeting of another Rotary club anywhere in the world.
Rotary is a volunteer service organization, and as such, members are expected to be willing to provide their time in an effort to better serve our community.
The Rotary Club of Alpharetta is a recognized Leader in the Alpharetta and North Fulton County Community for its support and involvement in a large number of Community Projects.
A partial list includes:
HomeStretch - Quality transitional housing for eligible working families in need of time to regain housing self-sufficiency.
North Fulton Community Charities - Daily food pickup from local market to support Food Pantry. Collect donations and materials for school backpacks. Sponsor Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets and children's gifts.
YMCA - Provide annual camp scholarships through the Partners in Youth Program.
Habitat for Humanity - Provide funding and volunteers to construct at least one home per year.
Alpharetta Fire Department - Purchased the mobile Fire Safety House.
Georgia Boys State - Sponsor three or more delegates each year.
AIDS Awareness - Provide funding, materials and speakers for programs at Milton High School and Northwestern Middle School.
Police Athletic League - Provide materials for after-school tutoring and athletic programs.
Drake House - Provide yearly financial support for temporary housing and assistance to homeless families in North Fulton.
City of Alpharetta - Annually provide and plant trees at the City's Arbor Day celebration. Perform clean up along Old Milton Parkway under the Adopt-a-Mile program. Purchased flagpoles for the City's Memorial Park. Partner with the city for Mayor's Challenge and Alpharetta Iron Kids. These two activities provide an avenue for volunteer service and comprise our major yearly fundraising opportunities.
Vocational Service Awards - Annually recognize the Alpharetta firefighter, police officer, EMT, teacher, city employee and volunteer for significant contributions to our community.
Milton High School - Sponsor and support Milton Interact Club. Provide Rotary Youth Leadership Award scholarships for summer leadership camps.
Literacy - Established a literacy program and library of materials at Alpharetta Elementary School.
Scholarships - Annually provide up to $4000 in college scholarships to local high school students.
Georgia Rotary Student Program - Annually support and host a foreign student to study at a Georgia college or university.
International Exchange (GSE) - Annually support and host the exchange of groups of young professionals with like individuals from foreign countries to further word peace and understanding.
Service Projects - Provide materials, medical supplies and volunteers to build schools in Costa Rica and Haiti and participate in medical fairs in Panama and Honduras.
Polio Plus - Support Rotary International's goal of eradicating polio worldwide.
Ambassadorial Scholarship - Provide annual scholarship to American students to continue their graduate studies at a foreign university.
We have something for the rest of our families in the Alpharetta Rotary Club! Below are just some of the activities we host each year so our families can join us.
Old Soldiers Day Parade - Participate in Alpharetta's annual parade, followed by a family picnic in Wills Park.
Rotary Night at the Braves/Gladiators - Annual group outings.
Café Rotary - Semi-annual "progressive-style" dinner or single venue dinner at members' homes to promote fellowship.
Rotary "After Hours" - Monthly get together at local restaurants at cocktail hour.
Charter Night - Annual black tie optional dinner to celebrate our club's anniversary and recognize our Rotarian of the Year.