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The Bulletin

June 12, 2021

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


June is Rotary Fellowships Month

6/14 Board & Club meeting
6/28 Club meeting

Our Rotary Family

6/3 Bob Belmonte
6/6 Steven Jordan
6/23 Rusty Paul


6/11 Steve Soteres (35)
6/14 Fred Ferrand (35)
6/28 Linda Randolph (35)

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!

Upcoming Program
Dalene Kelsey, Founder Buckhead Speech Specialists

Kelsey Dalene is a licensed speech-language pathologist, and the owner of Buckhead Speech Specialists. She founded Buckhead Speech Specialists in 2017 with the goal of providing patients with exceptional therapy services, while involving families every step of the way. She ensures that each client is given the amount of time and attention they deserve. Her practice has grown from a part-time job, to now employing 6 speech-language pathologists and one tutor for special needs children. Kelsey has lived in Atlanta her whole life. She received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Georgia in 2012. In 2014, she graduated from Georgia State University with a master’s degree in Communication Disorders.

Since graduating from Georgia State, Kelsey has practiced early intervention techniques in the special need’s preschool setting, as well as worked in the private practice setting.

Kelsey is Hanen Certified in It Takes Two to Talk, a program that is designed specifically for parents of young children (birth to 5 years of age) who have been identified as having a language delay.

When she is not working, Kelsey enjoys running, doing yoga, and spending time with her husband and their son, Hudson.

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

More information about Buckhead Speech Specialist can be found here: https://www.buckheadspeech.com/

Past Program
Jennifer Barnes, Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Our program this past Monday, June 7, was presented by Jennifer Barnes, co-founder of Solidarity Sandy Springs. Their mission is to make sure that no residents in Sandy Springs go hungry. They are a food pantry located in Sandy Springs near I285 and Roswell Rd.

Solidarity Sandy Springs has only been in existence for a couple of years and has already served over 26,000 households. They serve between 100 and 200 households every day.

The community they serve live primarily in the Sandy Springs neighborhoods that have children at Lake Forrest Elementary School and High Point Elementary School. Most of these children are on the subsidized or free lunch programs at these school. Solidarity does not ask for or require any paperwork or documentation to receive food.

Jennifer invites us to come take a tour through the Pantry. Pantry days are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (9-12) plus Tuesday afternoon from 5pm to 7pm. Restock days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

They are truly neighbors helping neighbors.

More information about Jennifer and Solidarity Sandy Springs can be found here: https://solidaritysandysprings.org/

A Look Ahead
A quick glimpse of our Rotary meeting dates