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ROTARY CLUB OF
|Foundation||Rick Doyle, III|
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On behalf of the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs, I welcome you to visit our club and experience the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs' hospitality and energy. We meet on Monday for lunch at 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Hilton Perimeter Suites, 6120 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30328. You can reserve a spot by going to our website at www.sandyspringsrotary.org. Join your fellow professionals, and community and business leaders, and learn how Rotary can fit in your future. Experience Rotary Making A Difference!
On Monday, November 18th, Donna Melcher will be speaking to us about the Citizen's Climate Lobby. The Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.
Here is a little biographical information about Donna. She served as Executive Program Manager for International Business Machines (IBM) for thirty years. She had responsibility for large global outsourcing implementations at Fortune 100 companies and complex projects such as the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. This career took her all over the world, with long term assignments in India and Australia.
Please come out visit the Sandy Springs Rotary Club and give Donna a warm Rotarian welcome.
Find out more about the Citizens Climate Lobby by clicking here: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/about-ccl/values/
Donna can be reached at: email@example.com
On Monday, November 4th, Darlene Drew shared inspiring lessons learned in her leadership roles with the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs. Darlene is the owner and CEO of Leadership Conditioning, Personal and Professional Development, LLC.
During her presentation, she spoke of her youth and lessons learned from being the youngest of eleven children. She spoke of being the first in her family to earn a college degree and she spoke of the obstacles and struggles that she faced while trying to land her first job. She went on to tell us of her father’s dismay when told of her plan to work with the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
That career decision was one that would last for over 32 years. During that long career she obtained the distinct honor of being the first female warden at the United States Penitentiary (USP) Atlanta. She noted that it only took them 110 years to come around to the idea. Her accomplishments (and occasional failures) as a warden taught her much about leadership.
Darlene quoted Jon Maxwell when she said: “Everything rises and falls on leadership.”
She was asked many times if she worked around the prisoners and if she was ever scared. Darlene then shared a pearl of wisdom that not only answered those questions but relates well to leadership roles: "Your strongest weapon is your communication skills."
Darlene Drew addressing the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs
"Your strongest weapon is your communication skills."
From left to right: Jim Squire - Rotary District Governor for area 6900, Darlene Drew, Darryl Drew - her husband and fellow warden, and Nancy Schroeder, 2019-2020 President of the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs.
To close her presentation Darlene left us with these three important principles for great leadership:
1) Don’t teach what you don’t know.
2) Don’t lead where you won’t go.
3) Don’t ask for what you are not willing to give.
The Rotary Club of Sandy Springs would like to thank Mrs. Drew for sharing her stories of failures, persistence and conquest. Her words will be fodder for anyone aspiring to a leadership role.
More information about USP Atlanta (United States Penitentiary) can be found here: https://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/atl/
More information about Darlene and Leadership Conditioning can be found here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darlene-drew-9451b1151/
These photos and more in original resolution are available here: https://rotaryclubofsandysprings.zenfolio.com/p330...
A quick biographical article about Darlene Drew can be found here: https://sandyspringsrotary.org/story/update/3337
Question: Who was the first president of a Rotary Club? Paul Harris nominated Silvester Schiele because Paul preferred to work behind the scenes to attract new members.
From left to right: Paul Harris, Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele and Hiram E. Shorey
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Please keep an eye out for our December 7th Christmas party.
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Rotary Club of Sandy Springs Greeters & Invocation leader for next meeting. (11/18/2019)
Invocators, as per the "Make it fun and they will come." theme, have a joke ready!