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The Bulletin

June 13, 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
K-9 police officers, Handler Reynnells and Handler Hanse to provided a look into their work.

On June 10th, two of Sandy Springs finest visited the our Rotary Club. Handler James Reynnells and his dog, Django along with Handler Sean Hanse shared from their experiences and answered dozens of questions.

Handler James Reynnells and K-9, Django

You might think German Shepherd when you think of police K-9. Officers Reynnells and Hanse think differently. Neither of their dogs come from Germany nor do they speak German, as the old joke suggest. Their dogs are a breed know as Belgian Malinois and hail from Holland. AND actually, do respond best to commands spoken in Dutch.

While “petting is not advised”, said Officer Hanse these officers do have chance to bond with the dogs as they live 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with each other. Because the dogs have been strictly trained, they prefer to be working and are high strung. Though we’re told, once they’re retired from police-work they can and most often do learn to be a viable pet for many families.

Much more information on the Belgian Malinois can be found here: Animal Planet – Dogs 101 – The Belgian Malinois

Django, an exemplary example of an adult male Belgian Malinois. He is one of five police dogs on call to help Sandy Springs & neighboring cities.

Handler James Reynnells and an alert K-9, Django

Django demonstrating his trade as he quickly and effieiently sniffs-out a drug stash hidden earlier by the officers.

The Sandy Springs Rotary Club would like offer a hardy thank you to Officers Reynnells and Hanse for giving us the 10-11 (general purpose police code for dog cases) on Django and how they provide protection our community.

Upcoming Program
Joe Labriola, Executive Director of Second Helping Atlanta to address the club

On Monday, June 24th Joe Labriola, the Executive Director of Second Helpings Atlanta will be visiting the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs.

Second Helpings Atlanta is a non-profit food rescue organization whose mission is to reduce hunger and food waste in the metropolitan Atlanta area by rescuing surplus food and delivering it to those in need. Prior to joining Second Helpings Atlanta in May 2015, Joe was the Vice President of Product Marketing at PGi, the Chief Marketing Officer at Enterprise Information Management and spent 30 years at IBM before he retired in November 2010.

Please offer a warm Rotarian welcome to Joe and bring your questions.

For more information about Second Helpings Atlanta click here.

Upcoming Program
No Regular Lunch meeting on June 17th.

The usual lunch meeting has been replaced with a special wine tasting.


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.

Other News
Our newest Rotarian, Barton Lowrey

On June 3rd 2019, Barton Lowrey became the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs’ newest member.

Here is a little biographical information;
Barton is a family man. He and his wife, Betsy have a 15 month old daughter named Mary and a 3 year old Labrador named Bonny.

Originally from Rome Georgia, the Lowreys have called Sandy Springs their home for 3.5 years.

Barton has a Bachelors degree from UGA in Real Estate. He currently works for the Boy Scouts of America and has been with them for a year and a half.

The Rotary Club of Sandy Springs would like to offer our warmest welcome to Barton and his family. Let’s make a concerted effort to get know him, to get him up to speed with our club and the community of Sandy Springs as only the Rotarians can.

Jim Squire - District 6900 Governor Elect, Fred Ferrand - President of the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs, Barton Lowrey, and Adam Bowling - Club Membership Chair

Fred Ferrand - President of the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs, Barton Lowrey receiving his Rotary pin, and Adam Bowling - Club Membership Chair

Barton and his daughter, Mary

He can be reached at blowrey86@gmail.com

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

Is your name mentioned below?​
Greeters and Invocation Leader for June 24 2019

Rotary Club of Sandy Springs Greeters & Invocation leader for next meeting. (06/24/2019)
Invocators, as per the "Make it fun and they will come." theme, have a joke ready!

Greeter A:
Sally Wyeth
Greeter B:
Carl Pirkle
Invocation Leader:
Rick Doyle or Fran Farias?