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Mary Ligon  

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Rory Robichaux





Club Meeting Info

Rotary Serving Humanity

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Cobb County Chamber of Commerce office
1100 Circle 75 Parkway
Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA 30339
United States of America
Currently members and guests who are fully vaccinated are invited to attend our in-person meeting. (Reservations are required by the Monday before the Wednesday meeting). In addition, an online meeting option is available.
Thanks to our generous sponsors, runners, volunteers and Rotarians, our 25th Anniversary Vinings Down Hill Run for the Kids 5K Race was a huge success!  Stay tuned for more information about the MANY children's charities we will be able to support from the funds raised. 
Also, over 2,500 amazing FREE photos from Vinings Downhill 5K 2021 are now available!
All of the images are searchable by finishing time and race number at:
Our End of the  Rotary Year celebration! The first award granted by President Ray Gadd was the Founders Award, given to the four remaining charter members of our club who have done so much for our Club and the Vinings/Cumberland community : John Collins, Jim Johnson, Tony Lazzaro and Jim Callaham (not pictured). 
Great time helping out recently at the Good Samaritan Farm. They do an amazing job raising 10,000 pounds of fresh food each year for their clients who live in an area with very little fresh food!
GET EXCITED!! REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for our in person August 14th Vinings Down Hill 5K Run for the Kids Race!!!
Check out for more information AND Register today at

On January 27, 2021, the Vinings Cumberland Rotary Club gathered virtually to celebrate its donation of over $100,000 to 17 charities specifically targeting children's projects. All this raised by a 66-member Rotary Club with money during the pandemic in the August 2020 Vinings Down Hill 5K run for the Kids. 

Grant recipients included the Good Samaritan Health Center, Calvary Children's Home, American Red Cross, Arts Bridge Foundation, Atlanta Union Mission, Bankhead Boys Association, Breakthrough Atlanta, Canine Companions, Girls on the Run, Hero for Children, Kate's Club, Kenrod, Inc, Kyle Pease Foundation, LaAmistad, Lekotek of Georgia, MUST Ministries and Youth Villages. 

The money was raised by individual and corporate sponsors  and featured the 2020 Charles Heinz Memorial Sponsorship, honoring the late founder and director of the race with over $58,000 of the total grant funds.

Over 350 runners from all over the Atlanta area, across the USA and around the world (including former GRSP and Rotary Youth Exchange students) ran on their own, logged their time and sent their information into Race Chair Jolene Northrop. For 24 years, the race has always been an hands-on 5K race run by hundreds of Rotarians and volunteers in Vinings, a village across the Chattahoochee River northwest of Atlanta. This year, the race was almost complete cancelled because of the COVID pandemic. Instead, it was a record breaking success because of the persistent hard work of Jolene and her committee - Co-Chair Ann Hudgins, Sponsor Chair Betty Smith, Race Administrator Terri Hilderhoff, Grant Chair Steve Hughes, Paul Harris,, Kathy Gacutan and others.

The club's next race will be in August 2021- hopefully welcoming the typical 1500 runners live as in person in Vinings as we celebrate our 25th anniversary. The legacy of the Charles Heinz Memorial Sponsorship of 2020 will continue to contribute to its success.


Providing food and personal items for Cobb County senior citizens in need.
Rotarians helping children in need of a warm coat through nonprofit LaAmistad. 
Great Rotary service project helping one of our favorite “honorary” Rotarians, Max Bendig ! His Eagle Scout project was installing benches at one of our favorite organizations, Calvary Children’s Home!

Collecting hundreds of books for the Cobb County jail.  


Rotarians lending a hand to CHRIS 180 as provide housing for a foster family!

Planting strawberries at the Good Samaritan Health Center  

Over 1,600 runners and a record number of sponsors for our

  Vinings Downhill 5K Race for the Kids! 

Rotarians prepared meals for 300 men in need at the Atlanta Mission

Awarding $80,000 to local charities doing great things in our community!

Providing 70 new purses with personal items & handwritten notes for women involved with domestic violence. 

Rotarians and Campbell High students work together to spruce up the historic Vinings cemetery!

Rotarians, families and friends enjoy a private tour of the Atlanta BeltLine!


The Vinings Cumberland Rotary Club recently made a generous contribution to the Cobb County Fire Benevolent Fund in honor of the late Vinings firefighter, Stacey Boulware. Stacey suffered a fatal heart attack while working at the station last summer. Shift C, Lt. J. T. Gregory, said his team is still mourning the loss of such a popular firefighter who died suddenly at age 46, while all her teammates where trying to revive her.
We were honored to have Stacey's parents fly in for this event.
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Rotary is an international organization of business and professional leaders
united worldwide who provide humanitarian service,
encourage high ethical standards in all vocations
and help build goodwill and peace in the world.  




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Rotary Club of Vinings Cumberland
2451 Cumberland Parkway
Suite 3512
Atlanta, GA  30339-6157

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