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The Bulletin

April 8, 2019

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

Club Calendar

April is Maternal and Child Health Month

Our Rotary Family

4/5 Benjy Dubovsky
4/18 Keith Sanders


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: 49 FacebookTwitterInstagram

ROTARY CLUB OF Sandy Springs

President Fred Ferrand
President-Elect Nancy Schroeder
Treasurer John Neill
Secretary Mike Stacy
Foundation Chair Rick Doyle, III
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!

Upcoming Program
Andy Macke, VP at Comcast to visit our club

On April 15th, Andy Macke, V.P. at Comcast will be addressing the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs.

As Vice President of External Affairs for Comcast's Big South Region, Andy leads a team responsible for developing strategic relationships with government officials and local leaders to support Comcast's business goals and strengthen communities across eight states.

Andy is an active volunteer, serving on a number of community boards including: the Atlanta Transit Link Authority (ATL), the Council for Quality Growth, the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce, the Georgia Cable Association and the Tennessee Cable Broadband Association. Past leadership positions include: Board Chair of the Greater Fulton Chamber of Commerce, the Council for Quality Growth and the Regional Business Coalition. He has been recognized as the North Fulton Chamber's Board Member of the Year and the winner of the Fayette County Chamber's Chet Atkins Award for contributions to the organization. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Georgia, and a Master of Science degree in Telecommunications Policy from Georgia Tech.
Please come out to meet Mr. Macke, shake his hand and offer him a warm Rotary welcome.

Mr. Macke can be tweeded at: https://twitter.com/MackeAndy
More information about Andy Macke can be found here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andy-macke-67076a3/

Highlights from the Previous Program
No Need to be Scared of The Big Brad Wolf

On Monday April 8th Brad Wolf, managing partner of PeopleMax, visited the Sandy Springs Rotary for a Lunch & Learn. Mr. Wolf’s presentation started with a question; “What would happen the quarterback and the center traded places for an entire football game?” It doesn’t take much of an imagination to predict serious confusion and disorder followed by a dreadful loss. One would call it a gross mis-management of talent. This is an excellent analogy for what can happen in any company when people are placed in the wrong position. Brad went on to say that if we can recognize when people are playing “out-of-position”, we can start to understand and then maximize human potential. Brad explained that we may need to ignore the old standards for understanding personality types and dig deeper to understand the drivers of human behavior. He stressed that getting to an employee’s core nature is the best way to find where they are willing to pay the most attention, assert the most energy and show their truest grit. About grit, he recommended a book called “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance” by Angela Duckworth.

Brad went on to quote from Peter Drucker, an Austrian-born American management consultant, educator, and author. The quote: “To make strength productive is the unique purpose of organization. It can't, of course, overcome the weaknesses with which each of us in abundantly endowed. But it can make them irrelevant.”

Brad shared an abundance of wisdom with our club and made it easy to see that his services could be used in almost any company to improve its bottom line.

The Sandy Springs Rotary Club would like to say thank you and to Mr. Wolf for speaking to us and invite him to join us again any time.

In the photo: Mr. Brad Wolf presenting to the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs.

From left to right: Mr. Brad Wolf and Immediate Past President of Sandy Springs Rotary Club, Will MacArthur.

More information about Brad Wolf and PeopleMax can be found here: https://peoplemaximizers.com/about/

Other News
Peace Fellowship Awarded to GRSP Princess Adobe

Each year, Rotary awards up to 100 fully funded fellowships for dedicated leaders from around the world to study at one of our peace centers.

On Tuesday April 9th, our very own GRSP student Princess Adobe was awarded the Rotary Foundation Peace Award at the Midtown Atlanta Rotary Club.
On hand for the event was Jim Squire, District 6900 Governor Elect, and Roswell Rotary Club President Becky Stone as well as over 30 members of the Midtown Atlanta Rotary Club.

The Peace Fellowship is earned through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops the fellows into experienced and effective catalysts for peace. The fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.

We are all very pleased with the work that Miss Adobe has done to prove her dedication to the Rotary Clubs, the Rotary Foundation and to her fellow citizens of the world.

In photo from left to right: Becky Stone (Roswell Rotary Club President, Princess Adobe (GRSP Student), Sandra Murray, Juan McGruder (Midtown Atlanta Rotary President)

In photo from left to right: Sandra Murray(Midtown Atlanta Rotary), Becky Stone (Roswell Rotary Club President), Princess Adobe (GRSP Student winner), Jim Squire (District 6900 Governor Elect)

More information about the Midtown Atlanta Rotary Club can be found here: https://midtownatlantarotary.org
More information about the RI Peace Fellowship Award can be found here: https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/peace-fellowships
More information about the Georgia Rotary Student Program can be found here: http://grsp.org/

Rotary Calendar
A "Look Ahead" for SSRC Meetings*

*as of March 26th - It is possible there could be changes

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Greeters and Invocation Leader for 4/01/2019

Rotary Club of Sandy Springs Greeters & Invocation leader for next meeting. (04/01/2019)
Invocators, as per the "Make it fun and they will come." theme, have a joke ready!

Greeter A:
Mark Rabin
Greeter B:
Billy Lovett
Invocation Leader:
Mike Lindstrom