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The Bulletin

March 17, 2021

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


March is Water and Sanitation Month

3/22 Club Mttg. - Todd Lawrimore - Antibodies, Alzheimers
4/5 Club meeting
4/12 Board & Club meeting
4/19 Club meeting

Our Rotary Family

3/11 Joe Jones


3/29 Jim Squire (13)

Rotary Online


Sandy Springs

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


President John Neill
President-Elect Nancy Schroeder
Treasurer Zac Boswell
Secretary Scott Einfeldt
Foundation Will MacArthur
Membership Gene Jordan

Welcome to the Sandy Springs Rotary Club

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!

Upcoming Program
Todd Lawrimore, 3D Medical Animator explains a new approach to fight Alzheimer's Disease

This Monday, March 22nd, Todd Lawrimore, Owner of Visus 3D animation will be talking to the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs about the mechanism of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Todd Lawrimore formed Visus 3D Animation in 2014 right here in Sandy Springs. Visus works with pharmaceutical companies to help explain the mechanism of action for disease states and the related potential medication. He does this using video and sophisticated 3D animation.

Before starting Visus, Todd had years of experience as an Art Director and award-winning 3D animator, communicating concepts through captivating and entertaining visuals that illustrate the importance of the core message. He specializes in creating concise, and elegantly simple solutions to complex concepts. He is passionate about 3d animation and carries years of experience. Todd can leverage a unique combination of technical skills and artistic talents in all aspects of video storytelling.

Todd and his wife Patti have lived in Sandy Springs for over 20 years. He has a 16 year old son named William. He has also been a Sandy Springs Rotarian since 2015.

More information about Visus 3D animation can be found here: http://www.visusanimation.com/

Various other artwork can be found here: https://www.artstation.com/tlawrimore

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

Past Program
Sandra Craine - Presented a brief story of Anne Frank and her family.

This past Monday, March 15th, Sandra Craine with the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust spoke to our club about her organization.

Their mission is to preserve the memory of the Holocaust and promote public understanding. The museum she handles ensures that we all have an accurate picture of the Holocaust. It is an important part of the education of all citizens. We all must be encouraged to reflect upon the moral questions raised by this unprecedented event and our responsibilities of citizens in this great democracy.

The Commission was established by Executive Order by Governor Joe Frank Harris in 1886. It consists of fifteen members appointed equally by the Governor, Lt. Governor and Speaker of the House.

Sandra spoke at length about Anne Frank and her propensity for writing. Anne received a diary on her 13th birthday. In it, she described her day-to-day life from 1942 until 1944 living in Amsterdam during Nazi occupation. Because her writing was elegant and thoughtful, it fell under suspicion that it all could be propaganda. However, these suspicions were unfounded. Her diary has been studied for authenticity and its legitimacy has been confirmed.

Anne Frank’s family had tried for years leading up to the war beginning in 1940 to immigrate to the US but was unsuccessful. At that time, the US government had passed legislation limiting immigration. The reason for this was the ongoing depression and fear of Americans losing jobs to immigrants.

After the family was discovered in hiding and taken away, the Belgium government found and gathered many of the diary’s pages. By the end of the war these pages were used to chronicle life during the occupation of Europe.

In the end, less than 25% of Dutch Jews survived.

In Photo: John Neill, Rotary Club of Sandy Springs President for 2020-2021 and Sandra Craine, Education Coordinator for the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust

The Rotary Club of Sandy Springs appreciates the dedication and work of Mrs. Craine and the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust.

More information about the Anne Frank museum in Sandy Springs can be found here:

More information about Sandra Craine can be found here:
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A Look Ahead
A quick glimpse of our Rotary meeting dates

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