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The Bulletin

August 4, 2022

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


August is Membership and New Club Development Month

Our Rotary Family


8/10 Sally McLaughlin (9)
8/10 Julia Bernath (47)
8/12 Steven Jordan (65)
8/22 Bob Belmonte (35)

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Sandy Springs

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



President Scott Einfeldt
President-Elect Rollin Richmond
Immediate PP Nancy Schroeder
Treasurer John Neill
Secretary Ashley Napier

President Scott Einfeldt's Welcome Message

On behalf of the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs, I welcome you to visit our club and experience the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs' hospitality and energy. We meet on Monday for lunch at 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Hilton Perimeter Suites, 6120 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30328. You can reserve a spot by going to our website at www.sandyspringsrotary.org. Join your fellow professionals, and community and business leaders, and learn how Rotary can fit in your future. Enjoy Rotary and Serve to Change Lives!

Past Program
GDOT Provides Updates on 285/400 Construction and Express Lanes

Confucius famously quoted, "Roads were made for journeys not destinations." Although Confucius may not have had the Georgia roadways in mind, sometimes driving even an exit or two on the roads surrounding Atlanta can seem like a Journey(often with a few four letter words thrown in). Our speakers this past Monday aim to change this experience for all travelers on the roadways in Georgia.

On August 1st 2022, The Georgia Department of Transportation spoke to the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs to provide updates on the Transform 285/400 Project as well as the Express lanes that are coming to SR400 and I-285.

Marlo L. Clowers,  Alternative Delivery Program Manager at the Georgia Department of Transportation, provided an update on the much anticipated Transform 285/400 Project. The key focuses of the project include:

  • New ramps and flyover bridges at the I-285/SR 400 Interchange. 
  • New Collector-Distributor (CD) lanes and bridges between Long Island Drive and Ashford Dunwoody on I-285
  • Bridge Replacements over Glenridge, SR 400,  and Peachtree Dunwoody
  • Bridge Deck Improvements on Long Island Drive and Lake Forrest Drive 
  • New CD lanes and bridges between Glenridge Connector and Pitts Road
  • Bridge Replacements at Mount Vernon Highway and SR 400 over Abernathy Road
  • A new diverging diamond interchange at Abernathy Road

Clowers noted two of the most recent accomplishments to the project are the new bridge from I-285 Eastbound to SR 400 Northbound and a new exit on SR 400 Northbound to Abernathy Road.

Tim Matthews, Georgia DOT State Express Lanes Administrator, spoke about the new express lanes that will be coming to SR 400 and I-285 to make that white-knuckled rush hour commute less stressful and more efficient. 

Matthews explained the vision for the project is to "Provide a comprehensive regional express lanes system for the Atlanta region." These express lanes should maximize value for travelers by improving safety, adding additional capacity to I-285, enhancing access and connectivity to existing express lanes, support enhanced transit options and promote innovation.

The current procurement timing of the regional express lane project

Representatives of the Transform 285/400 can be reached by email at transform285400@dot.ga.gov, by phone at 404-609-4609, or their website at https://transform285400-gdot.hub.arcgis.com/

If you would like to keep up with these projects and the many other exciting things going at GDOT follow them on Instagram or Twitter @gadeptoftrans or on Facebook @GeorgiaDOT.

Thank you for the informative presentation GDOT, we look forward to seeing these projects come to fruition and improve the roadways for our community!

Next Meeting
Mayo Sowell - Co-Founder of LIIV Atlanta

Join the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs on August 8th to hear Mayo Sowell speak about his mission to create Dream Centers to fill three voids: Education, Employment, and Entrepreneurial training within the community.

Mayo is Co-Founder of LIIV Atlanta and is an Executive Pastor with almost 15 years experience of ministerial background. Skilled in communication, creativity, leadership development and discipleship. Mayo's leadership style exhibits loyalty, humor, grace, truth with an entrepreneurial mentality to successfully influence, design and execute non-profit and for-profit mission-based organizations.