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ROTARY CLUB OF
Welcome Sandy Springs Rotarians, friends and guests.
So far, this Rotary year has been challenging coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. We thank all who have been able to attend meetings in person and on Zoom. Although our service projects have been limited by the virus we have been able to help school children needing distance learning and for those in our community needing food. We are also doing great with our medical recycling program benefiting seniors. I thank our club members and officers in working hard to hopefully have our club once again achieve “Club of the Year” status.
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!
Monday, March 1st Rick Walker will be our quest speaker.
Rick started his career with Ford Motor Company as an engineer, was an Executive Vice President and General Counsel with a major Tier 1, NYSE-listed, automotive supplier for 14 years, and is now President and CEO of GAMA, the Georgia Automotive Manufacturers Association, as well as President of the Southern Automotive Manufacturers Alliance (SAMA).
Rick is currently a Partner at Clements Bernard Walker PLLC - a law firm specializing in Intellectual Property (patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and related matters), and Trade Association Law. He is a Registered Patent Attorney. His specialties include various automotive technologies such as autonomous and sensor technologies, as well as medical devices, industrial products, technology systems, and trade associations, among other related areas.
He is the author of numerous published articles on innovation, quality and profitability.
In addition, Rick was:
• The recipient of the prestigious International Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Society of International Business Fellows (SIBF). • Named one of the "Latest Generation of Atlanta CE Os and Power Brokers," by the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
• Named a Governance Fellow by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the highest level of credentialing for corporate directors and corporate governance professionals.
• A Judge for the Atlanta Olli Fleet Challenge - an autonomous mini-bus vehicle competition.
• Named the "Automotive Leader of the Year" by the State of Georgia.
He holds both undergraduate and graduate engineering degrees from the University of Detroit, a law degree from the University of Detroit, and completed The Executive Program at the University of Michigan, School of Business Administration.
This meeting can be attended in-person at the Hilton Suites. 6120 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, NE Sandys Springs Georgia.
The meeting begins at 12:15pm and ends at 1:15pm
This meeting can also be attended via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 830 5329 7439