Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Cole Hanna was recognized at the Peachtree Corners Rotary Club on Monday.
Cole Hanna, a 7th grader at Pinckneyville Middle School, was pronounced the Student of the Week at the weekly Peachtree Corners Rotary Club on Monday at the club's luncheon meeting on Monday. The Rotary Club's proclamation was read by Rotarian Robert Mann, it stated: WHEREAS Pinckneyville Middle School student Cole Hanna has been nominated by his teachers as being an outstanding student; the kind of student everyone loves because he enjoys learning. He is kind and respectful of his peers and teachers. Cole always gives his best in his schoolwork even though he is involved in many other activities such as recycling, intramurals, football, baseball, basketball and tennis. Cole embodies the IBMYP (International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle …
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
The first grader in Mrs. Dausch's class received the Peachtree Corners Rotary Club of the Week award.
Simpson Elementary is proud to recognize Derek Mai from Mrs. Dausch’s first grade class as our Peachtree Corners Rotary Club Student of the Week. At this week's Rotary luncheon Derek was recognized by his teacher with a framed proclamation that read: Derek has attended Simpson Elementary since kindergarten, and we are very proud of the exceptional learner and leader he has become in such a short amount of time. As a learner, he accepts every challenge given to him by his teachers. While those kinds of expectations and demands might be enough for some, Derek is also motivated to push himself even further. Whatever the task, Derek strives to be the best at it. He shows an enthusiasm for learning and works hard each and every day. This year…
Monday, October 3, 2011
A recent meeting was held at the Robert D. Fowler YMCA in Peachtree Corners.
Robert D. Fowler YMCA Last week’s Peachtree Corners Rotary meeting was held at the Robert D. Fowler YMCA. We appreciate Deb Sutton, YMCA director, for hoisting the meeting. The YMCA is always a dynamic and active place where everyone is welcome and everyone is family. Lunch was provided by Chick-fil-A, who is one of the sponsors for our Student of the Month Program this year. Judy Putnam - Guest speaker Judy Putnam was the guest speaker at the Peachtree Corners Rotary Club. A Rotary tradition is to have members to talk about themselves as a way to better know each other. Judy grew up in south Florida and move to the Atlanta area when her husband was transferred here over 25 years ago. Judy joined Patch in November 2010 with over a …
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
First grade student Rachel Allen received Student of the Week award.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The Peachtree Corners Rotary Club was proud to recognize Peachtree Elementary student Rachel Allen from Mrs. Hehir-Tyler’s first grade class at its weekly meeting on Monday, Sept. 19. Student: Rachel Allen School: Peachtree Elementary School Grade: 1st Student Rachel has attended Peachtree Elementary since kindergarten and we are very proud of her accomplishments. She is caring, principled and balanced. She strives for the best in all she sets out to accomplish each and every day at school. Rachel consistently exhibits qualities that make her a good student, a kind friend, and respectful citizen. She always completes her assignments and actively participates in class activities. Rachel perseveres with enthusiasm and confidence, even when…
Monday, September 19, 2011
A meeting recap, the club meets each Monday.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- James Wilson
Monday, September 19, 2011
Last week the Peachtree Corners Rotary Club was honored to have Bill McCargo as its speaker, the Student of the Month program has resumed, and members of the Norcross High School Interact Club attended. Weekly Speaker: Bill McCargo Mr. McCargo recently retired from the position of President of the Atlanta Education Fund, were he lead the efforts to reform the Atlanta Public School System. His group performed the initial investigation into the cheating scandal of the Standardized Advancement Test and then turned the result over to Governor’s Office of Student Accountability. The Governor’s Office has the authority to use subpoena and law enforcement powers to get people to tell the truth and cooperate with the investigation. In McCargo’…
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Rotary District 6910 Governor William (Bill) St. Clair and his Assistant Governor for Area XII Otis P. Jones visit Peachtree Corners Rotary Club
Last Monday was an exciting Rotary meeting. Three events made the meeting memorable, inducting two new members having the meeting at GACS (Greater Atlanta Christian School), and a visit from the District Governor and Assistant Governor. The Peachtree Corners Rotary Club was pleased to receive the District 6910 Governor William (Bill) St.Clair and his Assistant Governor for Area XII Otis P. Jones. At the beginning of each Rotarian year the District Governor visit each of the over 70 local clubs in district 6910. The DG and AG attended a board meeting prior to the lunch meeting in which he delivered an inspiring speech about the direction of Rotary and its many worldwide and local projects. Rotary International’s year starts July 1, and as…
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
The induction ceremony was held at the club's weekly meeting.
On Monday Peachtree Corners Rotary Club inducted two of its newest members. Fred Carroll and Judy Putnam were sworn in with the Rotary Club's The induction ceremony was conducted by Otis Jones, Rotary Club's Assistant Governor. Peachtree Corners Rotary Club, founded in 1981 and part of Rotary Club International, is made up of a group of international business community leaders and is among 32,000 clubs located in over 200 countries. The club meets each Monday at 12 p.m. in the Carlyle House in downtown Norcross. At the weekly meetings local business and community leaders are invited to speak during the luncheon. Fred H. Carroll, Jr. is a transfer from the Midtown Atlanta Rotary club. He resides in the area and finds it more convenient to …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Mike Sweigart, a member of the Peachtree Corners Rotary Club, recently sat down with us to talk about his new duties.
Long time Peachtree Corners Rotarian Mike Sweigart took over the reigns of Gwinnett County's Chief Deputy Tax Commissioner just a little over a month ago and is quickly settling into his new position overseeing the day to day operations of the Tax Commissioner's Office. Sweigart was tapped for the position in May and took over for Richard Steele who moved into the Tax Commissioner's position when long-time Commissioner Katherine Meyer retired in the spring. It was Meyer who referred him for the job, and one the former commercial real estate broker was quick to accept. "I've got to say coming here, the Tax Commissioner's office has enjoyed a good reputation," said Sweigart who had owned his own commercial real estate business prior to …
Friday, June 17, 2011
Part of Rotary International, local club receives visitors from around the globe.
Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide and has a club located right here in Peachtree Corners. Members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self. Rotarian Friendship visit from Ghana This past Monday the Peachtree Corners Rotary Club was pleased to have Kwame Oppong Afrani as a guest visitor. Kwame lives in Accra, Ghana and was visiting his sister in Norcross. He has visited her in the past but this is the first visit in several years and hopes to return again before the end …
Monday, May 23, 2011
Christina Nguyen, 5th grader, recognized for her outstanding scholastic achievements.
Each week we highlight a student or students who have done something outstanding whether academically, athletically or through community service. Today we recognize Christina Nguven a Peachtree Elementary School student. Student's name: Christina Nguyen, 5th grade School: Peachtree Elementary School Accomplishment: Christina is an outstanding student who has always made the Principal’s Honor Roll. No challenge is too great or task too small for her as she applies equal amounts of time, energy, and tenaciousness to all she tackles. Key to Accomplishments: Christina consistently exhibits the qualities that make her an excellent student, friend, and citizen. She is always willing to lend a hand by helping others around her and is …