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ROTARY CLUB OF
|Foundation||Rick Doyle, III|
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!
Mr. Tomlinson graduated cum laude from Morehouse College with a bachelor's degree in Political Science and earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Georgia State University College of Law. He resides in Loganville with his wife, Lillian, and their two children.
AGENCY BACKGROUND INFORMATION
SRTA operates all toll facilities within Georgia and serves as a transportation funding/financing arm for the state. In addition, SRTA manages·IIXpress" - the State's regional commuter coach transit service which provides service in the metro Atlanta region and administers the Atlanta regron's vanpool program.
The ATL provides transit governance, planning and funding oversight for all transit projects and operators within the 13-county metro Atlanta region.
More information about the SRTA can be found here: https://www.srta.ga.gov
On June 24th, Joe Labriola, executive director of Second Helpings Atlanta visited our club. He brought with him a plan to feed the hungry. A plan to give a hand-up to the folks in need around our town. The SHA is a non-profit local foundation with a goal of curbing food waste which currently cost the US over $218 billion a year. Second Helpings Atlanta seeks to works hard to prevent hunger by rescuing 300 – 800 pounds of food every day. The organization of the food rescue is done at SHA and much of the leg work is augmented with volunteer help. The volunteers are asked to participate in small increments of time, known as the 90 minute model.
Joe explained “The SHA 90 minute model” in detail to illustrate the profound effect that one person can have in a very short period of time. The idea is that anyone can give an hour and a half out of their day, week, or month and have a high impact volunteer experience. The 90 minute model is based on the idea that grocery stores use to not “break the cold chain”. He explained that grocery stores encourage shoppers to keep their food as fresh as possible by taking it directly home and putting cold items in the refrigerator as quickly as possible to prevent spoilage. This translate to volunteer pick-up and delivery as well. Once a pick-up is made by a driver, it MUST be delivered promptly and as directly as possible to a client or service agency to maintain the integrity and viability of the food.
Using the phrase “The multiplier effect”, Joe described how delivering food to the many community services programs around Atlanta, has actually paid off in over $50,000 of cost avoidance. The deferred savings are re-focused on the important services provided by those agencies.
The Rotary Club of Sandy Springs would like thank Joe for his service to our community. If you would like to volunteer please feel free to reach out directly to Joe at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe Labriola - Executive Director at Second Helpings Atlanta
From left to right: Jim Squire - District 6900 Governor Elect, Joe Labriola - Executive Director at Second Helpings Atlanta, & Fred Ferrand - 2018-2019 President of Sandy Springs Rotary Club
These photos and many more can be found here: https://rotaryclubofsandysprings.zenfolio.com/joel...
For more information about Second Helpings Atlanta click here.
Russell holds degrees from the University of Miami and the University of Florida.
His book can be bought here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23368479-american-history-in-no-time
Rotary Club of Sandy Springs Greeters & Invocation leader for next meeting. (07/01/2019)
Invocators, as per the "Make it fun and they will come." theme, have a joke ready!