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The Bulletin

October 15, 2019

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


October is Economic and Community Development Month

Our Rotary Family

10/9 Ashley Napier
10/14 Billy Lovett
10/15 Barton Lowrey
10/28 Morris Moore


10/12 Eugene Jordan (17)
10/24 Todd Lawrimore (21)

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
Public Image Todd Lawrimore

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
President & COO of Snap Tech IT will be speaking at the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs

On Monday, October 21st

Shawn Brown is a passionate entrepreneur, executive, and leader that focuses on teamwork, culture, vision and strategic thinking. He has a passion for working with organizations and helping them achieve their goals while providing excellent customer service.
Shawn joined Snap Tech IT in 2007 and currently serves as the President & COO. He is a visionary and helped transform Snap Tech IT from a break fix technology provider to one of the fastest growing security focused Managed Service Providers (MSP) in the world. He brings over 25 years of technology and management experience in working with fortune 500 companies as well as companies in the Small and Medium (SMB) market.
Shawn Brown has helped expand Snap Tech IT nationwide with offices in Atlanta, Phoenix, and San Francisco. He also serves as the company Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and oversees the company's SOC 2 Type 2 annual audit.
Shawn has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Information Systems from the University of West Georgia in Carrollton Georgia. Shawn is also an active Rotarian and Past-President of the Lanier-Forsyth Rotary Club.
When Shawn is not at work, you will find him with his wife Shelly and his two kids, Jake and Haley. His weekends are filled with kid's soccer games or rounds of golf with his son.

Please come visit the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs Monday afternoon, enjoy lunch on us and bring all your computer security questions.

More information about Snaptech IT can be found here: https://www.snaptechit.com/

Previous Program
Fact or Fiction? Dr. Laura Szymanski offered expert advice in dealing with Alzheimer's Disease and more

On Monday, October 14, Dr. Laura Szymanski, Research Coordinator at NeuroStudies quizzed the Sandy Springs Rotarians on many questions pertaining to the health of our brains. One question she asked was about risk factors: "Fact or Fiction? - by age 85, people have a nearly 50/50 chance of developing Alzheimer's Disease." She proclaimed the last statement to be a fact and went on to explain their findings through studies and data accumulation. A second quiz question she offered was: "Fact or Fiction? - If a mom had Alzheimer's, that means I am going to get it too." This, she told us, was fiction and again showed data which supported her answer. One of her last questions was this: "Factor or Fiction? - There are health supplements which have been proven to improve memory." That statement is fiction, she says. She noted that there have been absolutely no supplements that have been proven to help improve our memory, but she also stipulates there are perhaps substances that do work, but no one has been actually able to prove it.

Dr. Szymanski, explained how NeuroStudies conducts it's research as well asked each of us if we were willing participate. NeuroStudies does research on a variety of brain related subjects including, Alzheimer's disease, Dementia, ADHD, Migraine, Parkinson's disease, Neuropathy, Neuralgia and Mild cognitive impairment.

Dr. Laura Szymanski addressing the Sandy Springs Rotary Club.

Dr. Laura Szymanski presenting a slide show to the Sandy Springs Rotary Club.

Pictured above: Nancy Schroeder, 2019-2020 President of the Sandy Springs Rotary Club and Dr. Laura Szymanski

The Rotary Club of Sandy Springs would like thank Dr. Szymanski for visiting and sharing a little of she has learned through the years of research studies conducted by NeuroStudies.

More information about NeuroStudies can be found here: http://neurostudies.net/

A quick biographical look at Dr. Laura Szymanski's work can be found here: https://sandyspringsrotary.org/v2/story/3295

These photos in their original resolution and more can be found here: https://zenfolio.page.link/Lh13R

Upcoming Event
Sandy Springs Oktoberfest Returns October 26



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

Is your name mentioned below?​
Greeters and Invocation Leader for October 21, 2019

Rotary Club of Sandy Springs Greeters & Invocation leader for next meeting. (10/21/2019)
Invocators, as per the "Make it fun and they will come." theme, have a joke ready!

Greeter A:
Todd Lawrimore
Greeter B:
Phil Farias
Invocation Leader:
Gene Jordan