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ROTARY CLUB OF
|Immediate Past President||Jerry Hicks|
|Fellowship Director||Fred Ferrand|
|Program Director||Billy Lovett|
|Vice President||Jim Squire|
Rotary International is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
The Rotary Club of Sandy Springs meets most Mondays at the Hilton Atlanta Perimeter Suites at 12:15 PM. The lunch program includes club business and also hosts guest speakers - business professionals, elected officials, non-profit leaders and others from the Sandy Springs area.
We’re always looking for ways to make an impact in the community; our club members are actively engaged with senior and youth programs that support leadership development and student scholarship. While our motto and most important feature of Rotary International is “Service Above Self,” we also work together in fellowship as we enjoy great camaraderie. Like us on Facebook Sandy Springs' Facebook Page to keep up to date on our club's activities!
I hope you will enjoy our weekly newsletter and I invite you to join us for lunch soon!
Lisa Stueve, President, Rotary Club of Sandy Springs, 2016-17
n February 27, 2017, Dan Jourdan spoek to the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs.
On Monday, March 6, 2016, ALIA EL-SAWI - Victim Assistance Specialist for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations, will speak to the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs.
Her area of responsibility includes all of Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. In this capacity, she designs and provides educational trainings and outreach to law enforcement, attorneys, mainstream service providers, and community-based organizations on human trafficking and child exploitation. Additionally, she is involved in conducting victim interviews and completing a portion of the immigration documents and relief available to human trafficking and child exploitation survivors. She works to establish collaborative relationships locally, statewide, and nationally. Prior to her work with Homeland Security, Alia worked for a non-profit, Tapestri, and served as the Anti-Human Trafficking Program Coordinator. In her past position, she provided trainings, outreach, and direct services/case management to foreign-born survivors of human trafficking. Alia also worked on cases that involved immigrant and refugee survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and rape. She also served as the Chair of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Rescue & Restore Board for 3 years and served as the Freedom Network’s Social Service Committee Chair for 3 years. Additionally, she is a recipient of Georgia Trend’s “Top 40 Under 40” Georgians for her career accomplishments. Alia is experienced in public speaking and has made many presentations for the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of State, Department of Labor, and Department of Health and Human Services. She has also presented in other local, state, national, and international events and conferences. She has traveled overseas to train foreign governments on human trafficking in Chile, Peru, Brazil, Hong Kong, Macau, and Vietnam. Alia speaks Arabic, French, Spanish, and conversational Portuguese; she has Bachelors degrees from Mercer University in International Affairs and another in French. Additionally, Alia has her Masters degree from Boston University in Criminal Justice with a focus in Victimology.
Past District Governors, the current District Governor, and future District Governors of Rotary International's District 6900 met together at the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs on 2-6-2017 to make an important announcement that the District 6900 selection committee has recommended Jim Squire, a member of the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs, to be the District Governor for 2019-20. Congratulations, Jim. Present were PDGs Claudia Mertl, Margie Kersey, Ralph Thurmond, Bob Hagan (Skyping from India), Blake McBurney, DG Raymond Ray, and DG-Elect Alec Smythe, DG-Nominee Court Dowis, Jr. For more photos, go to http://www.zenfolio.com/rotaryclubofsandysprings/p1029290527
Fran and Phil Farias, both members of the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs, were members of the District 6900 Team India and have returned home. We will learn more about their adventure in an upcoming program.
The Sandy Springs Rotary Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation that provides scholarships to deserving students. Congratulations to the 2016 winners of the Dan Keels Scholarship and the technical school scholarship listed below.
Dan Keels Scholarship Winners for 2016
Georgia Tech - Anjana Anandkumar for $2,000.00
Alabama A&M - Jordan Mason for $2,000.00
FAMU (Tallahassee) - Auriel Durr for $2,000.00
2016 Technical School Scholarship
Gwinnett Technical - Cassandra Lloyd Douglas for $500
Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 year. For more information and a link to the application, go to https://sandyspringsrotary.org/v2/page/293
March 6, 2017
GREETER A: Mike Lindstrom
INVOCATION: Benjy Dubovsky
If you are unable to serve as a greeter or give the invocation, please be responsible for finding a replacement.
2017 DISTRICT 6900 CONFERENCE CRUISE
A cruise is a little different from a regular conference. It is impossible to wait until the last minute to register or reserve a cabin. We are asking that you make your plans to join us and register for the conference and book your cabin.
Passports are not required but are highly recommended. If you do not have a passport, you will need a CERTIFIED COPY of your birth certificate and another government issued ID, such as a drivers license. Get all the details at https://rotary6900.org/event/709
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