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ROTARY CLUB OF
Monday, April 5th, the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs will be having US Army Capt. Sean Minton as its guest speaker.
Along with his service to our great nation, Sean is also a Rotary Global Scholar.
Sean is originally from Florida and enjoys sunshine and close proximity to the ocean. In October 2018, Georgia Rotary District 6900 in the United States selected him to represent their district as a 2019-2020 Rotary Global Grant Scholar at King’s College London in the United Kingdom. His course of study at King’s was International Peace and Security Master of Arts in the world-renowned War Studies Department.
Sean’s program fell under the Rotary focus area of “Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution.” By taking a program that intertwines international politics and international law, he hopes to apply his acquired knowledge and skills in the foreign policy domain. Sean strives to advocate for policies that lead to a better peace between nations and people.
In February 2020, Sean answered the call to establish a Rotaract club by his host club – the Rotary Club of London. The Rotaract club was officially chartered by Rotary International on 26 March 2020. However, due to COVID-19, the club’s charter was not signed by its parent club, Rotary Club of London, until 1 June 2020. The Rotaract Club of London’s inaugural meeting was chaired by Sean, as founding president, on Wednesday, 3 June 2020.
Please join us in welcoming Capt. Minton and give him a warm Rotary Welcome.
This meeting can be attended in-person at the Hilton Suites.
6120 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, NE Sandys Springs Georgia
The meeting begins at 12:15pm and ends at 1:15pm
This meeting can also be attended via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 830 5329 7439
March 8th, 2021 Anastasia Pass shared her experiences and lessons learned since 2014 when she joined the Sandy Springs Toastmasters club.
Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. In Sandy Springs, the Toastmasters Club is called Speak up Sandy Springs and it was started in 1975.
One of many important lessons taught is to avoid the “ahs” or “umms”. To that end, a common toastmaster title appointed to a member during each meeting is the “Wizard of AHHs”. This is a person who monitors a speaker and literally counts the number of ahs or umms used during a presentation. These filler words act as crutches and are frowned upon. In the club that Anastasia attends, the counters are called “Ah grammarians”. The Ah Grammarians can use cricket clickers (like those issued to American paratroopers on D-Day) to call attention to these problematic fillers. She says you would be amazed when you notice all the filler words used in speeches and everyday conversation. “They become like nails on a chalk board.”
The Toastmasters will teach you to be remarkably cognizant of what comes out of your mouth.
Once you are aware of your words and honed your presentation talents there is chance you could earn the title of DTM. A DTM is a Distinguished Toastmaster. It is a high honor bestowed upon few. A DTM has earned their title by performing hundreds and even thousands of speeches and served in many of the leadership roles all the way up to the top level. To become a DTM is an impressed achievement.
The most powerful benefit of being a Toastmaster is that it teaches you how to communicate. It gives you the opportunity to tell your story. She explained that telling our story is what we do every day and in every conversation. She urged us all to join Toastmasters by saying: “It’s a great way to become better storytellers, effective communicators and stronger leaders.”
Anastasia remarked that she is hopeful for the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs and the Toastmasters to couple our talents. Together we can act as one body serving the community and leveraging our strengths.
The Rotary Club of Sandy Springs is having a special Family of Rotary Night. Monday (3/29/2021) at 6:00pm the SSRC will be buying hors d'oeuvres for the 1st hour. Enjoy the fine food, surroundings and treats on us, then stay for dinner.
Bring your spouses, kids, and friends and enjoy a nice night out with the Rotarians of Sandy Springs.
More information about the Weston Hotel Savor Bar can be found here: Westin Savor Bar
Where: 7 Concourse Parkway NE, Atlanta Ga. 30328
When: Monday 3/29/2021 - 6:00pm - until you are done
What: Family of Rotary monthly night on the town
Who: The Sandy Springs Rotarians, guest and ALL who want to know more about Rotary.
Why: Just another way the Rotary Club supports the city of Sandy Springs.