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The Bulletin

September 18, 2018

Home of District Governors Frank Bentley, Ralph Thurmond, and Barry Smith

Club Calendar

September is Basic Education and Literacy Month

Our Rotary Family

9/10 Lisa Stueve
9/15 Carl Pirkle
9/27 Mike Stacy
9/29 Tim Fore


9/1 Tamara Carrera (45)
9/8 Rick Doyle (34)
9/17 William Snellings (41)

Rotary Online


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
Active Membership: 48 FacebookTwitterInstagram

ROTARY CLUB OF Sandy Springs

President Fred Ferrand
President-Elect Nancy Schroeder
Treasurer John Neill
Secretary Mike Stacy
Foundation Chair Rick Doyle
Membership Chair Adam Bowling

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!

Get the word out
Oktoberfest - October 6th!

Please promote our cause wherever and whenever possible.
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Family of Rotary Event to be annouced
No Meeting September 24, 2018

Please join us for the Family of Rotary Event at Chef Rob's Cafe'.
Details below.

October 1st at Rotary
Perry McGuire to address the Sandy Springs Rotary

Please give Perry a warm Rotary welcome.

Here is a quick bio:
Perry McGuire is the author of Nice, But Not Naïve And Other Lessons That I Learned From Chick-fil-A Founder Truett Cathy. Perry spent over 11 years as an attorney for Chick-fil-A, and during that time worked closely with Mr. Cathy on his business, personal, and charitable endeavors. Today, Perry is a partner in the firm of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP, which is currently celebrating its 125th anniversary as an Atlanta law firm. Mr. McGuire has a general corporate law practice with an emphasis on franchise, mergers and acquisitions, and governmental affairs. He is a former state Senator and candidate for Attorney General of Georgia. Mr. McGuire has served on the State Board of Juvenile Justice and is a member of the Federalist Society. Mr. McGuire is a member of the Southeast Franchise Forum, is Treasurer of the Georgia Restaurant Association, and serves on the Legal and Legislative Committee of the International Franchise Association. He is also the Founding Chairman of the Franchise and Distribution Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia. Perry is married to Lauren, who is a Chick-fil-A franchisee, and they have four grown children. Perry serves on the Atlanta Board of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and also serves on the Advisory Board of Emory's Winship Cancer Center. Perry is an 18-year cancer survivor.

Last Week at Rotary
The Home Depot CFO - Carol Tome addressed the Club

Last week Carol stressed the investments The Home Depot is making in their business. Curiously she spoke of their number 1 competitor as being Amazon, rather than Lowes.
She spoke of The Home Depot's values and how the customers are at the top of an inverted pyramid.

She also shared information regarding their response to the current Hurricane Florence. Carol stated: "The Home Depot mobilized to be the part of the first responder team in North Carolina." She added that they had all their stores open and their prices were frozen. "There was not price gouging." Later she stated The Home Depot had also sent $20 million in cash to their associates for immediate use as loans.

From left to right: Fred Ferrand, Carol Tome and Billy Lovett
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Member Honered
Rick Doyle receives Paul Harris plus three

Monday, September 17th, 2018, Rick Doyle was recognized with his fourth Paul Harris award by District Governor Jim Squire. That's a Paul Harris plus three pin in his left hand.

Thank you Rick for all you do for the club and for your generous support.

Find more information about becoming a Paul Harris Fellow here: https://www.rotary.org/en/history-paul-harris-fell...


Call Rick. He'd be happy to help you since he is our Foundation Chair.

Family of Rotary Event
Chef Rob's Cafe' - Authentic Caribbean Cuisines

Here is another great chance to meet some Rotarians in an wonderful atmosphere and support a local Sandy Springs Business.

Other News
Rotary Means Business Fellowship to hold it's First Informational Meeting

The DeKalb Rotary Council will host Rotary Means Business Fellowship. A business to business networking opportunity to share your business with fellow Rotarians. Empow-ering business by the Power of the Pin.
The first startup informational meeting will be Tuesday, 25 September at 6:30 pm at Oglethorpe University Weltner Library, second floor. Plenty of parking behind the library.
Check out this monthly gathering for cross-club Rotarians and potential Rotarian guests.

Find more information here: www.RotaryMeansBusiness.org


AG Lou Alvarado, famouslou1@gmail.com
Chad Smith, c.a.smith@edwardjones.com
Kristen Kametches, kristen@g2surfaces.com

Save the date: October 5, 2018
Movies by Moonlight presents Star Wars - The Last Jedi

These events offer a great chance to mix and mingle with hundreds of Sandy Springs residents.

!!!! It would be a great time to hand out the Oktoberfest flyers too !!!

Is your name mentioned below?​
Greeters and Invocation Leader for 10/01/2018

Rotary Club of Sandy Springs Greeters & Invocation leader for next meeting. (10/01/2018)
Invocators, as per the "Make it fun and they will come." theme, have a joke ready!

Greeter A:
Greeter B:
Invocation Leader: