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The Bulletin

April 20, 2021

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


April is Maternal and Child Health Month

5/3 Club meeting, Deborah Boswell
5/10 Board & Club meeting
5/17 Club meeting, RI Director Peter Kyle (zoom)
6/7 Club meeting

Our Rotary Family

4/5 Benjy Dubovsky
4/18 Keith Sanders
4/20 John Neill


Rotary Online


Sandy Springs

Mondays, 12:15 pm
Sandy Springs, Georgia
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!

Past Program
Harold Earls, Former Army Captain speaks on variety of experiences

On Monday, April 19, Captain Harold Earls, IV (Retired) spoke to our club about his time in the army and his intentions for the future.

As a 9th generation Georgian, Harold is a former Army Ranger Captain. In that capacity he served as the Commander at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Prior to that he led an army team to the summit of Mount Everest. He was an All-American Captain of the West Point Baseball team and recipient of the George Smythe Leadership Award.

During his presentation, Harold explained in detail what was involved in earning the job of guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

It is a cherished duty for any army soldier.

He notes that the army has been guarding the tomb continuously, 24 hours per day for the last 30,000 days. (Arlington National Cemetery web site notes that date to be April 6, 1948: https://www.arlingtontours.com/tomb-of-the-unknown-soldier)

In honor of the fallen soldiers, the tomb guards work on their uniforms themselves, spending many meticulous hours to be sure each uniform is perfect. In addition, and they never borrow any portion of accoutrement from other guards as a matter of respect. As a part of their training, they also must memorize seven pages of Arlington National Cemetery history verbatim in order to earn the right to “walk”.

In 1921, after World War I, General John Pershing convinced Congress to establish the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The guarding of the tomb did not start until much later. The unknown soldiers represent World War I, World War II, The Korean War and the Vietnam War.

In photo from left to right: John Neill - 2020-2021 Rotary Club of Sandy Springs President, Harold Earls, Jim Squire - Immediate Past Rotary District 6900 Governor.

The Rotary Club of Sandy Springs is thankful for Harold Earls' service to our country. 

These photos and more can be found for free in original resolution here: https://rotaryclubofsandysprings.zenfolio.com/p104981677

Upcoming Program
Deborah Boswell Teaches us the Secret Skill Needed for Business

What is the secret skill needed for business and personal success? Join us May 3rd to learn more.

Do not miss the Sandy Springs Rotary Club meeting in May because you will learn more about the skill most needed for business and personal success. This skill is taken for granted by many business professionals. Most of us have not perfected it in our day-to-day interactions. Join us on May 3rd to learn more about developing and fine-tuning this skill for consistent communication success! Deborah will share a Top 5 list associated with this undervalued aspect of communication.

As a business communication coach, trainer and consultant who gets dramatic results for her corporate clients throughout the country, Deborah Boswell brings an exceptional voice, passion, and expertise to the pursuit of confident business communication. She blends her skills in speech pathology with over 20 years of corporate experience to help solve a company's specific communication problems.

Deborah is author of the book, BECOME A CONFIDENT BUSINESS COMMUNICATOR, which is filled with insights from her three decades of working in the trenches with hundreds of managers and executives, and training thousands more in seminar settings.

Deborah received her undergraduate degree in education from Auburn University and a Master of Science degree from the University of Montevallo. She is president of Professional Speech Services of Alabama, P.C. and co-founder of ChildsPlay Therapy Center, both in Birmingham, AL.

More information about Deborah can be found at her website: www.deborahboswell.com

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

A Look Ahead
A quick glimpse of our Rotary meeting dates

Family of Rotary Event
Join the Family of Rotary at Emidio's - Tuesday Night, April 27

Tuesday, April 27 The Rotary Club of Sandy Springs will be gathering a Emidio's Portuguese Restaurant.

Show up at 6:00 for free hors d'oeuvre then stay for dinner.

Friends and family are welcome.

Emidio's is located at 8610 Roswell Rd. Sandy Springs, GA 30350.  (770)837-3373

Want to know more about Emidio's Portuguese Restaurant, click here: https://www.emidiosatl.com/