This past Monday we had the pleasure of hearing from Gail Jokerst. Gail is the President-elect of The Sandy Springs Society. The Sandy Springs Society was created in 1988 by 16 civic minded women. Since then, their membership has grown to over 300 hardworking, dedicated women. Their mission is to improve the quality of life in Sandy Springs by supporting nonprofit organizations that contribute to our community.
They support organizations that promote the arts, heritage, education, the environment and social services in Sandy Springs. The Sandy Springs Society is committed to improving the community by identifying and supporting community needs and programs of broad interest through effective action.
Two of their programs include the creation of the “Town Turtles”, and the creation of the Sandy Springs Entertainment Lawn at Heritage Sandy Springs. The Sandy Springs Society also purchased 172 acres of park land to create the Abernathy Park, the Allen Road Park, the Big Trees Forest Preserve and the Great Park at Morgan Falls plus several more. Other projects include the funding of the Archival and Research Library as well as the funding of the Permanent Exhibit on Sandy Springs history at Heritage Sandy Springs Museum.
Their fundraising events include “Tossed Out Treasures” which is in March of each year and “The Elegant Elf Marketplace” which is November of each year.
In photo from left to right; Gail Jokerest - President of the Sandy Springs Society, Nancy Schroeder - 2020-2021 President of the Sandy Springs Rotary Club
The Rotary Club of Sandy Springs applauds the superb endeavor of Gail and women of the Sandy Springs Society. Our community truly benefits from the magnificent results of their dedication.
These photos and more are available for free in their original resolution at this link: https://rotaryclubofsandysprings.zenfolio.com/p648339619
More information about the Sandy Springs Society can be found at their web site: https://sandyspringssociety.org/