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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 November 16th, Edward Bailey, the Executive Director of No Longer Bound will be visiting and speaking at the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs. Edward's story, from that of a meth addict to Executive Director, inspires, engages, and provides hope to families struggling with addiction. Now a business leader and family man, he oversees the $5 million non-profit organization that once saved his life.
NO LONGER BOUND, located in north metro Atlanta, is one of the nation's premier regeneration centers for men with drug and alcohol addiction. No Longer Sound's program of regeneration is intensive, and it works: approximately 70% of those entering the program will graduate. No Longer Bound is uniquely funded, creating both sustainability and affordability for the Residents we serve. 88% of the administrative costs are self-funded through their industries, allowing donors to invest in what matters the most - a man's pursuit of freedom.
Since 2014 his directorship responsibilities have included providing leadership and direction to the organization's mission. He has helped to rescue addicts, regenerate men, and reconcile families. He has responsible for overall strategic planning, revenue generation, financial management, organizational development, staff management, and program operations. He has also over seen a $3.2M capital campaign, needed to renovate careworn facilities.
Edward earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Lee University in 2003 and holds a Harvard Business School, Strategic Perspective for Non-Profit Management (SPNM) degree earned in 2017.
Edward has been involved in the Atlanta community in the following ways: "Forty Under Forty" by the Atlanta Business Chronicle (2016) "Top 40 Under 40" by North Atlanta Business Post (2016) Current mentors include Frank Blake, former CEO of Home Depot, Cheryl Bachelder, former CEO of Popeyes, and Eddie Staub, founder of Eagle Ranch.
This meeting may be attended live or online.
Online information here:
Meeting ID830 5329 7439
In photo from left to right: Will MacArthur – Sandy Springs Rotary Club Foundation Chair, Brian Noyse - Chief Communications Officer, John Neill – Sandy Springs Rotary 2020-2021 President, Laurie Woodruff – Principle Sandy Springs Charter Middle School, Ashley Garrison – Office of Grant Development and Community Engagement, & Jim Squire – Rotary District 6900 Immediate Past Governor.
On Wednesday, November 11 the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs presented a special gift to Sandy Springs Middle School.
The Rotary Club of Sandy has been active in serving our community for over 48 years. Education has always been one of our highest priorities for service projects. We are incredibly pleased to provide eight hotspot devices to enable distance learning for students who may not have internet access at home.
Principal Laurie Woodruff responded during the presentation by saying: Thank you all for coming out to visit Sandy Springs Middle School today to share in the excitement of providing hotspots to our families! I feel fortunate to have an amazing organization such as Rotary Club of Sandy Springs invested in supporting our school and community. I know that our partnership will continue to flourish, with the students of SSCMS being the ultimate beneficiaries.
*Family of Rotary dates are subject to change.
Rotary Club of Sandy Springs Greeter, Invocation leader and Sergeant at arms for next meeting. (11/16/2020)
This past Monday Kit Cummings spoke to our club about conflict resolution. Kit spends a lot of time in prisons. Not in prison garb but working with prison gangs on conflict resolution. Kit started his career in the Ministry. After 20 years he found a new calling to do prison ministry. He found this new calling and dream where he could make a difference. This new dream became a passion. He has put together a program to bring rival prison gangs together. Now his plan is to take this program of conflict resolution principles to a broader scope of groups such as high schools, corporations and other organizations.
In photo from left to right: Charan Shikh - Sandy Springs Rotary Club President Elect, Kit Cummings, John Neill - Sandy Springs Rotary 2020-2021 Club President
This starts with finding a big personal dream and then findings ways to protect this dream. You must recognize what the dream killers are and follow the seven principles that help protect your dream.
1) Seek to understand your opponent.
2) Find common ground with your adversary.
3) Walk a mile with your enemy in their shoes before you judge.
4) Practice active listening.
5) Practice compassionate communication.
6) When you are wrong, promptly admit it.
7)Treat your adversary with dignity and respect.
These photos and more can be found in their original resolution at: https://rotaryclubofsandysprings.zenfolio.com/p275611389