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The Bulletin

June 3, 2019

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


June is Rotary Fellowships Month

Our Rotary Family

6/3 Bob Belmonte
6/6 Steven Jordan
6/6 James Paschal
6/13 Sally Wyeth Mclaughlin
6/23 Rusty Paul


6/11 Steve Soteres (33)
6/14 Fred Ferrand (33)
6/23 Benjy Dubovsky (46)
6/28 Linda Randolph (33)

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
Cookie Aftergut, founder of Chemoflage describes her organization

On Monday June, 3rd, Cookie Aftergut visited the Sandy Springs Rotary Club to tell us about Chemoflage. In her signature chamouflage attire, Cookie proclaimed that she is not just a breast cancer survivor, she is a breast cancer "THRIVER".

Cookie is responsible for starting her own fully independent non-profit organization which she calls Chemoflage. Chemoflage organization designed especially for women who are undergoing chemotherapy. Her program is free as is all the materials and tools provided. The meetings are a stand-alone educational program in which participants receive nutritional guides, guides to aid relaxation, fashion and make-up suggestions and so much more.

In addition to founding Chemoflage in May of 2006, she is also the primary facilitator for the program. From the time you make you initial phone call, through the program itself, one will receive the benefits of Cookie's guidance and suggestions as a cancer "thriver".
Please visit the Chemoflage website for more information.

The Sandy Springs Rotary Club would like to thank Cookie for all the past work and her continued persistence as a valuable resource to those fighting breast cancer.
Cookie is really living the Rotary mottoes of "Service Above Self" and "One Profits Most Who Serves Best."

More biographical information about Cookie Aftergut can be found in our previous newsletter here: https://sandyspringsrotary.org/v2/newsletter/show/869
More information can be found here: www.chemoflage.com
Call or write to: Chemoflage, 5602 Brooke Ridge Drive, Dunwoody, Georgia 30338. (770)241-0857
These photos (in higher resolution) can be found at: https://rotaryclubofsandysprings.zenfolio.com/06-03-2019

Upcoming Program
K-9 police officers for Sandy Springs, Handler James Reynnells and Handler Sean Hanse to talk about their experiences

Monday, June 10th at 12:15, the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs will be hosting two of its finest. Police officers James Reynnells and Sean Hanse will talking to the club about their experiences as K-9 Handlers. Handler Reynnells will have his K-9, Django with as well.

K-9 Handler Reynnells began his police career in 2007 with the Gwinnett County Police Department and began working for the Sandy Springs Police Department in 2011. K-9 Handler Reynnells is a Marine Corps veteran and a graduate of Georgia Southern University. K-9 Handler Reynnells currently serves in the Special Operations Unit of the department and as a Field Training Officer. K-9 Django is a Belgian Malinois imported from Holland. He and K-9 Django began working together in 2014. Upon successfully completing K-9 school, the pair certified in criminal apprehension, tracking, drug detection, and evidence recovery.

Officer Hanse has been a police officer for over 21 years. During his tenure, he worked for the Fulton County PD for 10 years in different capacities such as Patrol COPS, and K-9 (narcotics). Currently, he has been employed with the Sandy Springs PD for over 11 years where he's served within several specialized units including the Crime Suppression Unit, North Metro SWAT, Patrol division/Power Shift, and K-9 Unit. During his career, Officer Hanse has worked with K-9's for over 13 years. Officer Hanse and K-9 Igor have been a team since 2015. K-9 Igor is a dual purpose Belgian Malinois trained in narcotics detection and patrol work.

Please come out and give Handler Reynnells and Handler Hanse a warm Rotary welcome.

Other News
Dan Keels Scholarship Awarded to Four Local Students

On June 3, 2019, the Sandy springs Rotary Foundation recognized the outstanding academic and personal achievements of exceptional, young adults who pursue advanced education through its Dan Keels Scholarship Program. Four students each received $2000 to apply toward college tuition.

Left to right: Fred Ferrrand, 2017-2018 Sandy Springs Rotary President, James Hogan of North Springs Charter High School Class of 2019, Celia K. Soriano-Cadenas of Riverwood International Charter School, Class of 2019, Kira I. Humphrey of North Springs Charter High School, Class of 2019, Gene Jordan District Youth Services Chair and 2015 past president. Not in photo is Celine M. Al-Noubani of Riverwood International Charter School, Class of 2019 our 4th award recipient.

All photos taken from the presentation can be found in full resolution at: Rotary Club of Sandy Springs - Zenfolio.com

Special Event
Wine Tasting with a WSET Master of Wine!

NATe will be hoSTing a wine tasting at the Kongthum’s residence on Monday, June 17th at 6:30pm.

The cost will be $30 per person- limited to 30 people- on a first come, first serve basis. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Please RSVP to Nate at nkongthum@gmail.com or text him at 404.655.7685 with number of guests.

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

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Greeters and Invocation Leader for June 3 2019

Rotary Club of Sandy Springs Greeters & Invocation leader for next meeting. (06/10/2019)
Invocators, as per the "Make it fun and they will come." theme, have a joke ready!

Greeter A:
Todd Lawrimore
Greeter B:
Joe Jones
Invocation Leader:
Fran Farias