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The Bulletin

May 7, 2019

Home of
Current District Governor:
Jim Squire
Past District Governors
Frank Bentley,
Ralph Thurmond,
and Barry Smith


May is Youth Service Month

Our Rotary Family

5/7 Jane Barwick
5/8 Chad Hagan
5/12 Eugene Jordan
5/16 Frank Bentley, Jr.
5/22 Candace Apple


5/4 Chris Burnett (28)
5/14 Ralph Thurmond (40)

Rotary Online


Sandy Springs

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


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

Previous Program
Teacher of the Year Certificates Presentations

On Monday, May 6th, the Sandy Springs Rotary Club celebrated the our most prized and special teachers in our city. Each teacher has the honor of being "Teacher of Year" for their school, and in this cermony they were presented a gift card and certificate.
photo by Todd Lawrimore
In photo left to right: Teachers (holding certificates): Benita Bearden, Laurie Cummings, LaToya Tolefree, Jessica Burgess, Kellie Sprinkle, Ilana Adler, Jessica Chambliss, Mary Frost, Rina "Cricket" Correa, Patti Lawrimore, Brittany Peyton.
Also in photos are the principles from each school, from left to right: Keynun Campbell - Sandy Springs Middle School, Carrie Pitchford - High Point Elementary School, Taylor Barton - Lake Forest Elementary School, Ivy Goggins - Dunwoody Springs Elementary School, Opie Blackwell - Ridgeview Elementary School, Lynn Johnson - Spalding Drive Charter Elementary School, Lisa Nash - Heards Ferry Elementary School, Tara McGee - Woodland Elementary School, Sara White - Ison Springs Elementary School, Chuck Gardner - Riverwood International Charter High School, Scott Hanson - North Springs Charter High School

photo by Todd Lawrimore

Seen here in this photo with the Sandy Springs Police Captain, Mike Lindstrom is our specially honored principle of the year, Scott Hanson of North Springs Charter High School.

The Rotary Club of Sandy Springs wants to extend special thanks to all of our wonderful and hard working teachers and principles.

Individual photos taken during the presentation of certificates can be found here.

Upcoming Program
Adam Mosley

Seen above giving a TED talk, Raising, Arming, and Unleashing your Compassion Monster | Adam Mosley | TEDxEHC

From the hills of East Tennessee to the Rift Valley in Kenya, Adam Mosley has had a life full of ups and downs. Over his 20+ year career, Adam has spent time as a corporate recruiter, the marketing director for a record label, executive director of a coworking space, and multiple rolls at churches large and small, including his pioneering work as Lead Pastor of Trinity Vineyard Church Nakuru, Kenya.

In his current role as Director of Global Business Development for Uzima Water Filters, Adam spends his days working with people around the world who are helping bring clean water to the global poor, one family a time.

Please come out and give Adam a warm Rotary welcome.

Family of Rotary Event
Family of Rotary at the Braves Game!

“Have Fun and They Will Come” to a Family of Rotary Braves Game !

Sign up online at www.rotary6900.org and click on “Braves Game”

Cost to members, family, guests will be only $20 per person, including a hot dog and soft drink.

We will have a Rotarian just outside the “Chop House” gate at the stadium with your pre-purchased tickets from 6 pm to 7 pm. After that time your tickets will be at the Braves “will call” window.

All seats are in our Rotary Block; seating is first come first serve or swap to sit with your club.


Game Highlight: Star Wars Night - Pregame

Join us for Star Wars Night at SunTrust Park. Wear your Star Wars best and visit The Battery Atlanta Plaza before the game for special character appearances & photo ops.

Game Highlight: Friday Night Fireworks

Following every Friday night game, the sky above SunTrust Park lights up with the #1 rated fireworks show in the Southeast! Every show is different. See them all. | Presented By Georgia Lottery

Game Highlight: Friday Red Out

For each Friday home game during the 2019 season your Atlanta Braves will be wearing their home red jerseys, so we're encouraging all fans in attendance to wear their red as well. Let's make it a Red Out!

I look forward to seeing you there !

A Look Ahead
Here's an easy and quick glimpse of our Rotary meetings to come

Other News
If you find yourself in Hannut, Belgium, Stop in and say HI

Our very Rotarian, Benji Dobovsky was traveling abroad last month. He took the time to catch up with an old friend and Rotarian from Belgium. Jean-Paul welcomed him graciously and even had a banner on hand for the customary exchange.

Jean-Paul Snyers, Rotarian from Belgium, with Benji Dubovsky, Program Chair & Club Youth Exchange Counselor

Sandy Spring Rotary Club President Elect, Nancy Schroeder and Benjy Dubovsky

A close up scan of the Hannut-Waremme Banner given to Benji in the traditional Rotary banner exchange.

Jean-Paul signed the back of the banner for us. It reads: "With all my friendship Rotarians."

Thank you Benji for representing Sandy Springs and taking the time to follow up with old friends.
It should be noted that Jean-Paul has a young son, Francois-Michel who has now become a Rotarian thanks to his fathers leadership abilities.

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Greeters and Invocation Leader for May 13 2019

Rotary Club of Sandy Springs Greeters & Invocation leader for next meeting. (05/13/2019)
Invocators, as per the "Make it fun and they will come." theme, have a joke ready!

Greeter A:
Nate Kongthum
Greeter B:
Mark Rabin
Invocation Leader:
Malcolm Kilpatrick