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The Bulletin

April 7, 2023

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


April is Maternal and Child Health Month

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



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

President Scott Einfeldt's Welcome Message

In 2021, The Rotary Club of Sandy Springs celebrated our 50th anniversary of providing volunteer services and financial support to charities in and around Sandy Springs. Our core seven areas of focus are: Basic Education and Literacy, Economic and Community Development, Water and Sanitation, Disease Prevention and Treatment, Maternal and Child Health and Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution. If you have a heart’s desire to serve in one of these areas, Rotary is the best civic organization to utilize your time, talent and treasures. I welcome you to visit our club for a free lunch on us and to 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 just show up at our lunch meeting or call me at 404.272.0294 for more information about our lunch meeting or Rotary in general. Come and network with 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
Eden Freeman - Sandy Springs City Manager

Monday, April 3rd, The Rotary Club of Sandy Springs welcomed City Manager of Sandy Springs, Eden Freeman. 

Eden Freeman began her service as City Manager of Sandy Springs on January 17th, 2022. As City Manager, she is responsible for oversight of daily operations of the City Government, achieving Council's adopted priorities, implementing Council polices, and coordinating community issues in a City with an all funds budget of than $995 million.

Freeman updated the Club on some of the most recent developments going on in our city including:

  • Updates on the construction Veterans Park and the surrounding traffic pattern
  • New Fire Station No. 5 going in on the north side of the city at 7800 Mount Vernon Road
  • Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) renewal
  • The current state of the "Water War" going on with City of Atlanta

Freeman also noted that Sandy Springs was recently named the 9th best river town in which to retire in the South by Southern Living. It has also been named by other publication as a city on the move and a city worth watching.

Thank for you speaking to The Club and for all your hard work in making our community one of the best in the state of Georgia Eden!

Doing Good in the Neighborhood

The Rotary Club of Sandy Springs is hosting a Pickleball fundraiser on April 14 at the Sandy Springs Tennis Center near the intersection of Roswell Road and Abernathy. A portion of the proceeds will go to one of our community partners, Vision To Learn. Vision To Learn is a not-for-profit organization that provides free eye exams and glasses to children in low-income communities across the United States. This year, the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs partnered with Vision to Learn, and our club donated more than 800 pair of eyeglasses to elementary and middle school students in Sandy Springs.


Our club is now registering players for the Pickleball Madness Tournament. All skill levels are accepted. If you've never played Pickleball before you can pick it up in mere minutes - I played just one time a few weeks ago for an hour and I'm ready to play! Our tournament will be played by doubles using a round robin format. You'll be able to play in about three matches. You don't need a partner to play as we'll pair you with someone of similar skill. If you don't have a paddle, one will be provided. Below are the key details of the tournament:


  1. Tournament Date: 4/14
  2. Tournament Time: Begins at 2:30
  3. Tournament Cost: $75/player (will include a t-shirt and SWAG bag depending upon the sponsors)
  4. Tournament Number of Players: Max 80 - (tournament is coed, round robin and double-blind draw)
  5. Tournament Location: Sandy Springs Tennis Center
  6. Pickleball Skills Level: Beginner and above - (we'll match players to their skill level)
  7. Acrylic Awards to the top three male and female point totals

There are two ways to register:

  1. Got to www.rotarypickleball.com
  2.  Use the QR Code attached below

Please share the QR code and/or website with your community, work colleagues, family and friends. If you know anyone that might want to become a sponsor of the tournament, please have them call President Scott Einfeldt 404.272.0294 and I can provide details.

We’re exciting to host our 1st Annual Rotary Club of Sandy Springs Pickleball Madness Tournament!!!

Next Meeting
Catherine Lautenbacher - Leadership Perimeter Program Director

Monday, April 10th, Catherine Lautenbacher, Program Director of Leadership Perimeter(Formally Leadership Sandy Springs), will speak to The Rotary Club of Sandy Springs. 

Leadership Perimeter is a professional organization that provides strategic leadership development and collaborative civic engagement in metro-Atlanta’s central Perimeter area.

Through their leadership programs, they develop, educate and connect diverse individuals and inspire them to contribute their time and talents to our community, become more valuable employees, and business community champions.