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The Bulletin

March 11, 2019

Home of District Governors:
Frank Bentley,
Ralph Thurmond,
and Barry Smith

Club Calendar

March is Water and Sanitation Month

Our Rotary Family

3/11 Joe Jones
3/13 Phil Farias
3/18 Nesbit Toole


3/23 John Neill (45)
3/29 Jim Squire (11)

Rotary Online


Sandy Springs

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

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Buckhead January 13, 1972
Active Membership: 48 FacebookTwitterInstagram

ROTARY CLUB OF Sandy Springs

President Fred Ferrand
President-Elect Nancy Schroeder
Treasurer John Neill
Secretary Mike Stacy
Foundation Chair Rick Doyle, III
Membership Chair 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!

Upcoming Program
Small Business Administration - GA district director, Terri Denison To address the club.

On Monday, March 25th, Terri Denison will be at the Sandy Springs Rotary Club luncheon.

Terri Denison is the Georgia District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration. In this role since May 2002, she is responsible for overseeing the delivery of the SBA's capital, counseling/training and government contracting assistance programs throughout Georgia.
Terri began her SBA career in 1987 as a Presidential Management Fellow at the Agency's Washington, D. C. District and Headquarter Offices. Other positions included working with the Agency's Business Development and One Stop Capital Shop programs. Terri has also served as the SBA Indiana Deputy Director and Acting Wisconsin District Director.
As Georgia District Director, Terri has received honors from the Atlanta Business League, Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Microenterprise Network, Greater Atlanta Economic Alliance and Atlanta Business Chronicle.
A native of Corpus Christi, Texas, Ms. Denison holds a B.A. Degree in American Government from Cornell University and an M.A. Degree in Urban Studies from Trinity University. Personal interests include travel and ballroom dancing.

Please come out and help welcome Terri to visit the club, shake hands and get to know more about the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Last Week at Rotary
Ashley Steele Spreads the word about the work of the American Red Cross

On Monday, March 11th, Ashley Steele visited the club and provided a broad overview of the American Red Cross. Ashley is a Regional Philanthropy Officer whose responsibilities range over a myriad of tasks involving communicating awareness all the way down to being on-scene quickly after a disaster.

She began her presentation with a question: “What do you think of when you’re asked about the American Red Cross?” Not surprisingly most of us responded by saying; “Blood drives!” With an accompanying slide show she pointed out just how far beyond blood collection and emergency services the Red Cross goes.

She spoke on several topics such as recent disaster services, the urgent need for my blood donors and even on preparedness and safety. Relating to safety, one project that she spoke of is called “Sound the Alarm”. All 50 states including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are included in this wide spread attempt to install over 100,000 free smoke alarms in more than 100 at-risk communities. Near us, on May 11th she asked for volunteers to help distribute the smoke alarms to families in the Conyers area.
You can search volunteer events around the local areas here. Log on and sign up. …it is the Rotarian thing to do.

Another project she spoke proudly of was the “Pillowcase Project”. This program features interactive lessons focused on home fire prevention and safety and other potential hazards like tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods. The target audience is 3rd to 5th graders and designed to encourage emergency preparedness. The students learn about the science of an emergency and how best to prepare. They practice what to do if a disaster strikes and how to cope with related fear and stress. They also share information and skills they have learned with their family so everyone in the household knows what to do.

Ashley Steele seen here with Fred Ferrand, President of the Sandy Springs Rotary Club for 2018-19.

The Sandy Springs Rotary Club would like to thank Ashley for speaking to us and for all of her work that she does for the community through the American Red Cross.

View more photos at https://rotaryclubofsandysprings.zenfolio.com/p591897112

More information can be found about Ashley at: LinkedIn/AshleySteele
Ashley can be reached at Ashlev.Steele@Redcross.org.

Other News
No Regular Lunch meeting on March 18th

Please join us for Family of Rotary night instead. Details to follow soon.

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Greeters and Invocation Leader for 3/25/2019

Rotary Club of Sandy Springs Greeters & Invocation leader for next meeting. (3/25/2019)
Invocators, as per the "Make it fun and they will come." theme, have a joke ready!

Greeter A:
Fran Farias
Greeter B:
Phil Farias
Invocation Leader:
Mike Lindstrom