Service Above Self
Rotary Club of South Forsyth County


Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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President's Corner September 25th, 2013
by Mixon, Carolyn

Our Beautiful Lake Lanier.....


In 1956 Lake Lanier was created as a man made reservoir encompassing 38,000 acres of water and 692 miles of shoreline at the normal 1071 full pool level. At the dam, the lake is more than 160 feet deep. Lake Lanier includes 5 surrounding counties being Hall, Forsyth, Dawson, Gwinnett and Lumpkin.  Hall county having the highest percentage of the lake property and Lumpkin having the least.


Our lake level has been incredibly high this year and continues to have the full pool level of 1071 forecasted over the next four weeks. This has afforded the opportunity for our local businesses around the lake to excel in revenue this season bringing much fun and entertainment to our area.


We are very blessed to live in the beautiful surroundings that Lake Lanier offers. We hope you will join us on September 28th for our annual community project, Shore Sweep. Meet us at Baldridge Marina at 8:00am for a fun morning of sharing and working together as a Rotary family. This brings to mind a short clip that I received from my church this week. It goes like this:


Busy people have conversations; Connected people build relationships

Busy people talk about life; Connected people share their lives

Busy people are overwhelmed by their schedules; Connected people find rest in their friendships

Busy people burn out; Connected people grow!


I hope you will choose to get connected with your fellow Rotarians and continue to grow in your Rotary relationships for a life time.

See you on September 28th for a time of connection and growth!

Board Meeting - October 9th at 11am

We have a board meeting at 11am at the Lanier Conference Center. 

Everyone is welcome to attend and you can receive a make up for attending the meeting.

September 25th - This Day in History

Family of Rotary

Do you know any happenings with our Rotarian family?

Please give Maria Keller an email or phone call and let her and the club know.

We want to celebrate good times and sympathize in times of need and be there to help.

Maria's email is and her phone number is  678-773-9494.   

Laws of Life Essay Winners - Statewide
by Hayes, John

Check out the Laws of Life Essay Winners - Statewide here in Georgia.

Essay Book for 2012-13


Essay Book for 2011-12

Essay Book for 2010-11

Essay Book for 2009-2010

Essay Book for 2008-2009

Coins for Alzheimer's Research Trust Update
by John Hayes III

Check the latest updates for the C.A.R.T. fund that we support every week with our dollars and coins and brag a bucks

Coins for Alzheimer's Research Trust

So far this Rotary year, we have collected $ 966.87 for CART through Dec 31st.

Thanks for all that you do! 

ShelterBox updates
by John Hayes III

Click on the link below to see the latest updates for ShelterBox

ShelterBox Latest News
Wheelchair Foundation
by John Hayes III

Check out the latest information from the Wheelchair Foundation

Wheelchair Foundation
Club Contributions

Have you ever wondered where and what organizations that our Rotary Club of South Forsyth have supported in the last 6 years?

Here is the list of all organizations that we have supported financially in the last 6 years.


ABBA House/Roof donation
Aids Speakers
American Cancer Society Relay for Life./Mitch madness
American Heart Association
Andy Miller Scholarship
Bald Ridge Lodge
Big Brother Big Sister
Boy Scouts
Canton Rotary Club-Pennsylvania School Project
Caribbean Partnership for Haiti
Cedar Hill Enrichment Center
Cumming First Methodist Church/Food bank
Cumming/Forsyth Chamber of Commerce-Youth leadership 2004/05/job fair
Family Haven
Ferst Foundation of Forsyth County
First Baptist Church- Hurricane Relief Katrina generator
Forsyth Academy- Lunch & Learn
Forsyth Community Connection
Forsyth County 4-H Club/Washington Trip
Forsyth County Bar Association/Jusdge Stan Gault sign
Forsyth County Board of Education-Dictionaries
Forsyth County Library-Speaker Donation - Books for Library
GED award
GED Graduation Ceremony
Georgia 4-h Foundation
Girl Scouts
Group Study Exchange Team
GRSP Student
GRSP will Watt
Habitat for Humanity
Hands on Forsyth/SAAB
Humane Society of Forsyth County
Interact Club
Interact Dues
Jesse's House
Johns Creek Rotary Club-Golf Tournament
Kosovo Project
Lanier Tech Foundation-Wendy Murphy memorial
Laws of Life
Leadership Forsyth
Leadership of Forsyth County - Senior Center Garden
Leonard Odom
Mentor Me
Miracle League
No Longer Bound
Parkway Presbyterian Church -Mississippi Hurricane Katrina
Partners In Education
Preston Johnson Fund
Quito Ecuador Club
Rivers of the World
Rotary Club of Lanier Forsyth- Laps for Life
Rotary District 6910 Water Project- 25% share of Forsyth Rotary clubs
Rotary District 6910-Hurrican Charlie
Rotary Foundation-Paul Harris and International Projects
Senior center - Table and chairs
Shelterbox USA
South Forsyth High School- Uniforms for Panama
South Forsyth Rotary Scholarship
Special Olympics
Spelling Bee-Literacy
Sports World
Star Students
Sunshine kids
The Place-YMCA Camp/Toy sale/Christmas & oatmeal/Doistrict grant
The Tax Shelter- SALT seniors 501c3
Trip for school employee to Colombia for death in family
Turkey Friendship project
United Way-Norman's Landing Golf Classic
Vision Atlanta
Wallace Family
Wheelchair Foundation
Wheelchair Foundation travel
Whispering Hope
YMCA Christmas Kids- Shopping