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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!
This Monday's meeting will be a special meeting where club members will be having multiple small breakout groups to address club issues. (and also enjoy lunch)
In photo: screen capture from a virtual meeting with Janae Green.
Janae Green with C-Span spoke to our club this past Monday, January 4. She is a member of their community relations team. She discussed the history and mission of C-Span. C-Span was created in 1979 when cable TV was taking over. They are a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization created by the cable companies to offer through TV and Internet an unfiltered view of government. Over their 40 year history they have never wavered from their original purpose. C-Span never tell you what to think! The year 2020 with the pandemic, civil unrest, presidential election and wild hurricane season has been a great challenge for C-Span.
"C-Span never tell you what to think!"
The mission of C-Span is: 1) No editing, 2)Multiple viewpoints, 3) No commentary, 4) Direct access to leaders, and 5) Viewer participation. They broadcast White House officials, Congress, Committee hearings and audio of the Supreme Court. They respond to both national and international events and campaign coverage. They provide context of interviews and viewer call ins. They also interview authors and policy experts. C-Span is not only on TV but also online through its website which has a library of online programs. C-Span has three networks so they can cover many events at one time. They even have a newsletter that you can sign up to receive. They even have C-Span for teachers to use in the classroom. And of course, they have a mobile app. C-Span - “Make up your own mind.”
The Rotary Club of Sandy Springs would like to thank Janae for all that she does to help bring our nation the news.
More information about the c-span bus, as mentioned in the presentation, can be found here: https://www.c-span.org/video/?104546-101/span-bus-community