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The Bulletin

July 15, 2020

Home of
Immediate Past District Governor
Jim Squire
Past District Governors
Frank Bentley,
Ralph Thurmond,
and Barry Smith


July is New Rotary Year Month

Our Rotary Family

7/4 Linda Randolph
7/15 Nancy Schroeder


Rotary Online


Sandy Springs

Mondays, 12:15 pm
Hilton Suites
6120 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, NE
Sandy Springs, GA 30328 FacebookTwitterInstagram


President John Neill
President-Elect Charan Shikh
Treasurer Zac Boswell
Secretary Scott Einfeldt
Membership Barton Lowrey
Foundation Will MacArthur

Welcome to the Sandy Springs Rotary Club

Welcome Sandy Springs Rotarians to the new Rotary year. It will be hard to top last year but we'll do it with your help & support. Kudos to past president Nancy Schroeder and PDG Jim Squire for your service and helping the club receive many awards at the District Celebration including our second "Club of the Decade" designation.

Some changes are being made in our club's meeting program to make it more varied & interesting. We will be adding the Sandy Springs Business Spotlight, a third raffle drawing, and wine one meeting a month. Members are now asked to come a little earlier as lunch will begin at noon with the program to start promptly at 12:15. Along with our traditional club events & projects we'll have a couple more service projects/media events, membership events (Rotary Pizza Night at Pontoon) and different Family of Rotary social events. I look forward to engaging with you to make it a exciting year.

Visitors are welcome to experience the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs' hospitality and energy. Meetings are typically the 1st, 2nd & 4th Mondays. Lunch is served at noon and the 1 hour program begins at 12:15. Hilton Perimeter Suites, 6120 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30328. Reserve a spot by going to our website at www.sandyspringsrotary.org. Join your fellow professionals, community and business leaders, and learn how Rotary can benefit your future. Experience Rotary Making Things Happen in Sandy Springs!

Upcoming Program
Senator Kay Kirkpatrick, MD to address the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs

This Monday, July 20th, 2020, at 12:15pm The Rotary Club of Sandy Springs will be hosting Senator Kay Kirkpatrick.

Senator Kay Kirkpatrick, MD, a Republican, represents the 32nd District, which includes East Cobb and Sandy Springs. She serves as Chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee and as a member of the Senate Health and Human Services, Insurance and Labor, and Veterans, Military and Homeland Security Committees. She is also a member of the Commission on Family Violence and a legislative liaison to the Commission on the Holocaust.

Senator Kirkpatrick has been an orthopaedic hand surgeon in Atlanta for over 30 years and was previously the President of Resurgens Orthopaedics. Senator Kirkpatrick is a District Coordinator for the Medical Association of Georgia’s Medical Reserve Corps and is determined to contribute to Georgia’s ability to respond to disaster and emergency situations. Dr. Kirkpatrick is a consultant and lecturer on patient safety in surgery. She is also a member of the East Cobb Rotary and she has served as a pet therapy team leader at the Ronald McDonald House through the Happy Tails Pet Therapy Program.

Senator Kirkpatrick graduated from the University of Kentucky and earned her medical degree from the University of Louisville. Her husband Dr. Tom Haltom is an emergency physician. She and Tom have two young adult children. Kay and Tom are active members of East Cobb United Methodist Church.

Please come out and offer the senator a warm Rotary welcome.

More information about Senator Kay Kirkpatrick can be found here: http://www.senate.ga.gov/senators/en-US/member.aspx?Member=4910&Session=27

Family of Rotary Event
Rotary Pizza Night at Pontoon Brewery

All are welcome to join the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs for this special family of Rotary night at Pontoon Brewing.

Friday, July 31th, the SSRC invites everyone to come on out, bring the family, and bring some guests to enjoy the Pizza and beer from our own local brewery here in Sandy Springs.

6:00 - 7:00 happy hour


8601 Dunwoody Place ​Building 500, Suite 500 ​Sandy Springs, GA 30350

We look forward to seeing you all!

Other News
Check Presentation made to the CAC from the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs

Pictured above from left to right: Sandy Springs Rotary President John Neill, Benjy Dubovsky, Nancy Schroeder, Todd Lawrimore, Will MacArthur, and CAC CEO Tamara Carrera.

In light of the special needs of many in our community,  Wednesday, July 15th the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs presented the Community Assistance Center (CAC) with a cash donation of over $1300. John Neill, the 2020-2021 president of the Rotary Club and four other Rotarians made the formal presentation at the CAC Mini-Market Food Pantry at 10:30am. Immediately after the presentation, those in attendance were given a tour of the facilities.

The Rotary Club of Sandy Springs is here to benefit the citizens of Sandy Springs and we see the Community Assistance Center as being a chief priority.

If you are interested in lending a helping-hand, please visit either of these two great Sandy Springs organizations.

Pictured above: Army Sergeant Ingram out of Fort Gillem (and 3 of his PFCs) were on sight for several days to lend a hand.

More information about the CAC can be found here: https://www.ourcac.org/
More information about the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs can be found here: https://sandyspringsrotary.org/ 

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