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The Bulletin

August 12, 2019

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


August is Membership and New Club Development Month

Our Rotary Family

8/9 Todd Lawrimore


8/10 Sally Wyeth Mclaughlin (6)
8/10 Julia Bernath (44)
8/12 Steven Jordan (62)
8/22 Bob Belmonte (32)

Rotary Online


Sandy Springs

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


President Nancy Schroeder
Treasurer John Neill
Secretary Mike Stacy
Foundation Rick Doyle, III
Membership Adam Bowling

President Nancy Schroeder'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
Bill Cox, Superintendent of the Chattahoochee River Recreational Area

Bill Cox is the Superintendent of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, headquartered in Sandy Springs. He began this position in October 2013.
Bill's prior experience with the National Park Service includes serving as assistant superintendent at Zion National Park in Utah, where he provided leadership in environmental and resource management. Other park service assignments include serving as acting superintendent at Biscayne National Park in Florida, and as a park ranger at Sunset Crater and Wupatki National Monuments in Arizona. Bill came to Chattahoochee River NRA from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where he managed a wide variety programs including EPA's wetlands, coastal and ocean programs in the Southeast.
Bill has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Georgia in physical geography, and a master's degree in environmental geography from the University of Arizona. He is an Atlanta native and lives in Roswell with his wife, Mary.

More information about the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area of Georgia can be found here: https://www.nps.gov/chat/index.htm

Previous Program
Jim Thomas, Founder of Alliance for Integrity, gave a wonder presentation on the tenets of Integrity

Jim Thomas, founder of Alliance for Integrity addressing the Rotary club of Sandy Springs.

On Monday August 12th, 2019 the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs had as it’s guest speaker, Jim Thomas. Mr. Thomas is the founder of Alliance for Integrity, LLC. The Alliance for Integrity seeks to foster a culture of ethics, integrity, and compliance across companies.

He began his presentation with a reminder of the very first question that we Rotarians must always ask ourselves; “Of the things we think say or do, is it the truth?” Mr. Thomas’ presentation was structured around three major points and he unpacked each one with clarity and a touch of comic relief.

Point one had to do the “authentic meaning of the word integrity”.
He quoted 1970’s senator Bill Bradley to this: “Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.”

Point two was a study of the main tenets of integrity.
One of its main tenets was that the truth is clear and unmistakable.
Another is that the Truth is never wrong. Ones willingness to state where they stand and to stand by their convictions is perhaps the most major tenet of integrity.

And point three had to do with binding one’s actions to one’s conditions. Jim told us the story of Egil “Bud” Krogh. Bud lived a fascinating life. He was incarcerated for following the orders of a corrupt president and learning from that brutal lesson to become an expert in the area of integrity, ethics and what it takes identify and hold true to core values. An interesting video presentation from Bud Krogh can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Gn5ECbnxIc

Jim Thomas and Nancy Schroeder, 2019, 2020 President of the Sandy Springs Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Sandy Springs would like to offer it’s warmest thank you to Jim for his rousing call to raise ones character by exercising honesty & integrity in our every action.

These photos in the original resolution and more can be found at: Zenfolio-Rotary
More information about Jim Thomas can be found here. https://www.allianceforintegrity.org/

Other News
The Rotary Club of Sandy Springs offers it's sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Cheryl Lietz 1969-2019

It is with much sadness that we share this news from the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs. Our beloved friend and Rotarian Cheryl Lietz passed away Friday morning, August 9th, after a very brave, two-year battle with ovarian cancer.

Cheryl demonstrated the utmost positive attitude and selflessness throughout her cancer journey, as she did in her life and her work as the resident manager at the Campbell-Stone retirement community in Sandy Springs. Her ceaseless sense of humor and style never abated with funny comments and texts as well as colorful decorations in her various hospital rooms, including in hospice. Cheryl felt her mission among us was to help others. This was clearly evident in her never-ending warmth and her empathy and compassion for whomever she came into contact. We will sorely miss her."

A service for Cheryl will be held
Saturday, August 17th at 10am at
First Christian Church of Decatur
601 W. Ponce de Leon, Decatur, Georgia.

A remembrance in the Toy Park next to the church will follow.

Other News
District 6900 Conference

Don't miss out on these events:
Taste of the District
Jimmy's Fish Camp
Derby Party

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

Other News
Current Artwork for the Rotary Beer Festival

This is the latest version of the artwork. It is not final. This current version reflects a name change from Oktoberfest to Beer Festival. All are welcome to offer constructive criticism. Just contact Todd at tlawrimore@gmail.com or call (404)435-4192.

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Greeters and Invocation Leader for August 19, 2019

Rotary Club of Sandy Springs Greeters & Invocation leader for next meeting. (08/19/2019)
Invocators, as per the "Make it fun and they will come." theme, have a joke ready!

Greeter A:
Barton Lowrey
Greeter B:
Charan Shikh
Invocation Leader:
John Neill