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ROTARY CLUB OF
|Foundation||Rick Doyle, III|
|Public Image||Todd Lawrimore|
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!
On September 30th of 2019, The Rotary Club of Sandy Springs is welcoming Jocelyn Dorsey to the microphone. Jocelyn is a prominent member of the Atlanta community & former channel 2 WSB-TV Director of Editorials and Public Affairs.
Here is a quick read about our guest speaker:
Jocelyn retired from Channel 2 WSB-TV after 45 years of service. She had been the Director of Editorials & Public Affairs at Channel 2 since 1983. From 1973-83, Jocelyn was an anchor/reporter/producer and assignment editor for WSB-TV's Channel 2 Action News. In fact, she was the first African-American anchor of a Channel 2 newscast as well as the first African American news anchor in the Atlanta market.
Jocelyn was also Executive Producer and regular contributor to People 2 People, a weekly half-hour public affairs program broadcast on Channel 2.
In her management role, she supervised the selection, creation, and marketing efforts for all special events and community outreach programs for the Family 2 Family Project, WSB-TV community service projects, and WSB-TV & Radio Tours. In addition, Jocelyn was a producer, writer, editor, and narrator for various non-profit organization videos.
Among her personal honors; Jocelyn was recognized on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, by several members of the Georgia Congressional Delegation for her induction into the Georgia Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. She has also been issued special proclamations by The Atlanta City Council and the Fulton County Board of Commissioners both for her years of service as well as retirement.
Jocelyn has won numerous other awards for her work with WSB-TV, including seven Southeast Regional EMMYS for Editorial Excellence from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NAT AS). She was the first African-American inducted into the same organization's Silver Circle, for more than 25 years in the field of journalism. She was also the first woman and first African-American to receive the Georgia Association of Broadcasters (GAB) Broadcaster's Citizen of the Year Award, a lifetime achievement award
Her active and Advisory Board affiliations include; UNICEF USA, The Trust for Public Land, Thanks Mom & Dad Fund , Sisters By Choice, The Children's Restoration Network, AG Rhodes Board of Advisors, Communities in Schools Atlanta Advisory Board, and the Atlanta Victim's Assistance Board.
She is a member of Leadership Atlanta Class of 1989 (the best class ever!)
Jocelyn is the mother of two sons, the late Teo Gebre-Hiwet and Robert-Fassil Gebre-Hiwet. Jocelyn is a NANA four times over.
In 2007, Jocelyn tackled one of her biggest bucket list items ever, as an avid motorcyclist, riding her first Harley Davidson from Fairbanks, Alaska to Key West, Florida, 7,688 miles in 21 days, as an Iron Torch Rider to help raise $250,000.00 for Special Olympics of Georgia.
The Rotary Club of Sandy Springs offers everyone a chance to please come out to visit, meet and ask questions.
And to from the RCSS members, we'd like to offer Jocelyn our warmest welcome.
Please be on the lookout for a 1st Responders sign up sheet. Speak to Mike Lindstrom if you have questions.
The dates for each dinner are: October 14th, 15th and 16th
Abernathy Square - 6623 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Come for the free appetizers and stay for a delicious traditional Italian dinner.
!!Bring the whole family!!
On Monday, September 16th of 2019, the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs welcomed three of it's members into the Paul Harris Fellowship. Adam Bowling, Ed Ukanou, and Benjy Dubovsky each were awarded their first Paul Harris Fellow pins and certificates by our club foundation chairman, Rick Doyle. These members have been recognized for their contributions to the Rotary Foundation which funds projects and grants that: promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education & grow local economies.
More information about the Paul Harris Fellow recognition can be found here: https://www.rotary.org/en/history-paul-harris-fellow-recognition
In photo from left to right: Adam Bowling, Ed Ukanou, Benjy Dubovsky, & Rick Doyle
Slide excerpt from: "UNDERSTANDING THE ROTARY FOUNDATION CONTRIBUTIONS – POINTS – PAUL HARRIS FELLOWS" - published by Alyson Small
Rotary Club of Sandy Springs Greeters & Invocation leader for next meeting. (09/30/2019)
Invocators, as per the "Make it fun and they will come." theme, have a joke ready!