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ROTARY CLUB OF
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!
On Monday, September 14th at 12:15, Howard Shore and Dave Frew with their therapy dogs will be our guest speakers. They provide support for patients in hospitals, hospice and nursing homes in Atlanta. The presentation will be online via zoom (link below). At the meeting we will project the zoom meeting on the screen using the Hilton projector. Unlike the prior zoom broadcasts of our live meetings the link we will use on Monday will be Howard's.
So if you're attending online sign on at 12:15 and use: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86441672789?pwd=RGjRnMvb1FkYXhheW5wemOrV2tqZz09
Meeting ID: 864 4167 2789
Passcode: 146024 (if the link doesn't work open up the zoom app and type in the meeting id & passcode).
In photo: Dave Frew and his dog Ranger who unfortunately passed away recently.
If you're online your dog can also attend. [Dawgs are welcome too, live or online (no barking please)] See you in person or virtually on the 14th.
Here is a little more information about out speakers:
Dave currently has three certified therapy dogs, Leo, Charlie and Drake Shore.
He started therapy work in 2006 with Happy Tails, Alliance for Therapy Dogs, Delta Society, Reading Paws. He also involved with HOPE which is a limited national group that is called upon as second responders in crisis situations where comfort is asked for by the Red Cross or FEMA. Dave has done temper testing and intake for several Golden and Labrador rescue groups in the Atlanta Georgia. In tandem with another friend that is a canine trainer brought back 20 dogs the week after Katrina. They work at hospitals, hospice, Barnes & Noble and nursing homes in the Atlanta area.
Quick biographical info.
1968 - Graduated from Florida State University with a Business Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management.
1968-1973 Worked on several cruise ships out of Miami managing the Food and Beverage Operations of different vessels.
1973 - Founded USMotivation, a full-service Sales Incentive Travel and Events Management company, developing worldwide events for large corporations.
2009 - Sold the company and started doing pet therapy in different hospitals and nursing facilities around the city with my wife's dog, Ranger. She developed, trained and got Ranger certified with Happy Tails.
2015 - Approached the Chaplain dept at Northside Hospital and presented the idea of the Chaplain's having their own team of certified therapy dogs to accompany the Chaplain's visiting patients.
2015 - Present - Howard Shore and Dave Frew continuing to provide Therapy dogs to patients and medical staff throughout the hospital, comforting where needed.
Monday, September 14th at 11:00am, the Sandy Springs Rotary Club will be having a meeting of it's board of directors.
Any Rotarian is welcome to visit for a glimpse behind the scenes.
The location sometimes varies, but you can usually find the meeting in the conference room at the end of the hall. Just knock if the door is closed.