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Sandy Springs

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

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Buckhead January 13, 1972
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ROTARY CLUB OF Sandy Springs

President Fred Ferrand
President-Elect Nancy Schroeder
Secretary Mike Stacy
Treasurer John Neill

President Fred Ferrand'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. Experience Rotary Making A Difference!

Upcoming Program
Bob Ellis Fulton County Commissioner for district 2

A little information about Bob.

Bob Ellis is the Vice Chairman of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners and the Commissioner for District 2, which encompasses Milton, Mountain Park and large parts of Alpharetta, Roswell, and Sandy Springs.

Elected to office in November of 2014, Bob began his term the following January and serves as Executive Sponsor for Fulton County’s Strategic Priority “All People Trust Government is Efficient, Effective and Fiscally Sound.”

In addition to his duties as Vice Chairman of the Board of Commissioners, Bob is Chairman of the County’s Audit Committee, is a board member of the Atlanta-Fulton County Recreation Authority, the Atlanta-Fulton County Water Resources Commission and also serves on the Advisory Board of WellStar North Fulton Hospital.

Last Week at Rotary
July 2, 2018 - Fred Ferrand at the helm

Fred Ferrand, our new 2018-2019 Sandy Springs Rotary Club president presented his plans and goals for the following year.

Fred emphasized our fundraiser on October 6 at City Springs. It will be held between 11:30 and 4:00. it will have an Oktoberfest theme. There we will feature our projects, schools, public safety officials and our sponsors. This should be our signature event.

Our meeting theme is make it fun, and they will come. Every greeter must tell a joke to start the meeting. The Club votes on the joke. If the joke is bad, the greeter has to put $5 in the pot.

Also announced is a reception for Distric Governor Court Dowis on Sunday, July 29, at a place to be determined. He will be visiting our club on The following day.

Two new Paul Harris Fellows
Rotary Youth Exhange students honored

On June 26, 2018, two Rotary Youth Exchange students were made Paul Harris Fellows. Alexander and Louis were also given Rotary Alumni pins, because clearly, they needed more pins.

Persons in photo listed from left to right: Stephen, Alexander, and Kim Flanagan, Louis Galli, Will MacArthur.

For more information on RYE, click here.

Also on this day Louis exchanged Rotary Club banners with RCSS. He is from Perigueux France, and their banner is noteworthy for it's original artwork. Notice the surprising and courious way the artist called attention to the R and the C.

Rotary: Making A Difference
Platinum Citation Awarded to the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs

Dramatic changes were made in the way clubs were recognized last year. Club president 2017-18, Will MacArthur was quick to pick up on the changes and was able to guide the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs in a Platinum position. This felt banner was awarded to our club for achieving four goals in each category of the Presidential Citation and to have reached a total of 20 (TWENTY)goals. WAY-TO-GO! to the entire club and special thanks to Will for being sure all those projects were channeled properly and recognized by the Assistant Governors.

2018-19 Theme
Be the inspiration

During last week's meeting Fred presented our club the official banner of Rotary International. The full story is below.

On Sunday, January 14, RI President-elect Barry Rassin laid out his vision for the future of the organization, calling on leaders to work for a sustainable future and to inspire Rotarians and the community at large. He was speaking to incoming district governors at Rotary’s International Assembly in San Diego.

Millenials Don't Polish Silver
Spalding Nix, J.D. Guest Speaker

On June 26, 2018, Spalding Nix, an accredited member of the American Society of Appraisers treated the RCSS to some rather astonishing facts. The title of his presentation was "Millenials Don't Polish Silver". He spoke about the fact that due to changing life styles, especially in the last few generations, things that were once highly valued by our parents have actually lost value in today's market. He remarked that the china, crystal, and traditional items needed for "formal living, dinning and entertainment", though still thought of as having significantly high dollar value, have an actually much smaller value than you might guess. Don't be shocked that you kids are not excited about inheriting all of grandmother's chinaware and silverware.

In his presentation he also explains just how "Provenance Matters!". He explained that the record of ownership of a work of art is used as a guide to authenticity or quality and eventually to the real value of item. Spalding Nix also has extensive experience appraising personal property in Atlanta and the Southeast. He is an Accredited Member of the American Society of Appraisers and is available by appointment to appraise personal property, fine art, antiques and collectibles.

Please visit his web site for more information.

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Greeters and Invocation Leader

Rotary Club of Sandy Springs Greeters & Invocation leader for upcoming week.

Greeter's, as per the "Make it fun." theme, have a joke ready!

Greeter A:
Jim Paschal
Greeter B:
John Neill
Invocation Leader:
Ashley Garrison