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The Bulletin


Club Calendar

November is Rotary Foundation Month

11/21 Regular Meeting: Hunter Hill, Georgia State Senator (6) Legislative Update
12/12 Regular Meeting: Dr. Shean Shelps, Ga. Tech. Medical Research

Our Rotary Family

11/2 Mike Lassiter
11/2 Phil Leek
11/5 Chris Burnett
11/14 Milton Kassel
11/16 Rick Doyle


11/28 Nesbit Toole
11/26 Frank Bentley
11/1 Billy Lovett

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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
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ROTARY CLUB OF Sandy Springs

President Lisa Stueve
President-Elect Will MacArthur
Immediate Past President Jerry Hicks
Program Director Billy Lovett
Vice President Jim Squire
Fellowship Director Fred Ferrand
Secretary Mike Stacy
Treasurer Amy Winslett

President Lisa Stueve's Welcome Message

Rotary International is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

The Rotary Club of Sandy Springs meets most Mondays at the Hilton Atlanta Perimeter Suites at 12:15 PM. The lunch program includes club business and also hosts guest speakers - business professionals, elected officials, non-profit leaders and others from the Sandy Springs area.

We’re always looking for ways to make an impact in the community; our club members are actively engaged with senior and youth programs that support leadership development and student scholarship. While our motto and most important feature of Rotary International is “Service Above Self,” we also work together in fellowship as we enjoy great camaraderie. Like us on Facebook Sandy Springs' Facebook Page to keep up to date on our club's activities!

I hope you will enjoy our weekly newsletter and I invite you to join us for lunch soon!

Lisa Stueve, President, Rotary Club of Sandy Springs, 2016-17

November 21, 2016 - Georgia Senator Hunter Hill

On Monday, November 21, 2016, Georgia Senator Hunter Hill will speak to the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs about the legislative picture in Georgia. From the state website, here is Senator Hill's biography:

State Senator Hunter Hill, a Republican, was elected to the State Senate for Georgia’s 6th District in 2012. Sen. Hill represents portions of Cobb and Fulton counties. In 2014, he was elected Majority Caucus Vice-Chairman by his colleagues. Sen. Hill is the Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Military and Homeland Security Committee and Vice Chairman of the Finance Committee. He is a member of Appropriations (Vice-Chairman of the Public Safety Subcommittee), Judiciary Non-Civil, and Reapportionment and Redistricting committees. Sen. Hill is also an Ex-Officio of the Retirement and Rules committees. Sen. Hill graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science degree in General Management and Civil Engineering, before joining the United States Army. He went on to graduate from the Airborne, the Air Assault, and the US Army Ranger Schools. In June 2001, Hunter took command of a rifle platoon with the 101st Airborne Division, which he led into battle in Afghanistan in 2002. Sen. Hill subsequently led another platoon into battle in Iraq in 2003, and he commanded three different teams on other deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition to his combat roles, he also served as a General’s Aide in Iraq, and earned two Bronze Stars, the Meritorious Service Medal and two Army Commendation Medals. After leaving the Army as a Captain, he began his business career in real estate as a project manager. He went on to use his leadership skills in the security industry, and is currently in the field of personal and leadership development. Sen. Hill is currently the President of Tommy Newberry Coaching, a premier leader coaching firm. In his first year in the Senate, Sen. Hill was voted Freshman Legislator of the year by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. He has earned a 100% rating from the American Conservative Union, and he has also been given a 100% rating from the National Federation of Independent businesses. In addition to his leadership roles, Sen. Hill is active in the community. He has volunteered to assist the Smyrna Veterans Committee, the Cobb County Citizens Oversight Committee for the T-SPLOST and the Georgia Energy Forum. Sen. Hill graduated from the inaugural class of the Conservative Policy Leadership Institute in 2010. Source: http://www.senate.ga.gov/senators/en-US/member.asp...

November 14, 2016 - Club Elections & Social Media Program

On November 7, 2016, Jerry Hicks (pictured), as Past President of the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs, introduced the proposed slate of officers for the 2017-2018 Rotary Club of Sandy Springs. That slate was unanimously approved during the November 14, 2016 meeting.

President Lisa Stueve also walked members through the updated website for the club at sandyspringsrotary.org as well as the District 6900 website and the Rotary International website. The club also viewed our Facebook page as well as our Twitter account.

Steve Jordan spoke about the progress of the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs' legacy gift to the new City Springs complex, including the possibility of working with city arts and heritage groups to contribute to a larger project, such as a nature trail within the complex. Nothing is determined yet as the process continues.

November 14, 2016 2017-2018 Rotary Club of Sandy Springs' Officers & Directors Slate Approved Unanimously

On November 14, 2016, the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs unanimously voted in favor of the proposed slate of officers and directors for the 2017-2018 Rotary year.

Congratulations to the slate of club leaders and especially to Will MacArthur, the incoming President and Fred Ferrand, the President-Nominee.

Rotary Club of Sandy Springs 2017-2018 Officers and Directors

President : Will MacArthur

Vice President: Bill Snellings

President Elect: Fred Ferrand

Immediate Past President: Lisa Stueve

Secretary: Mike Stacy

Treasurer: John Neill

Sergeant-at-Arms: Benjy Dubovsky

Director at Large: Jim Squire

Community Service: Bob Levinson

Fellowship/Family of Rotary: Nate Kongthum

Foundations: Rick Doyle

International Service: Kelly Fredrickson

Membership: Tamara Carrera

Youth Service: Chuck Gardner

Programs: Billy Lovett

Public Relations: Sally Wyeth

Vocational Service: Mike Lindstrom

November 11, 2016 Veterans Day Held by the City of Sandy Springs

The Rotary Club of Sandy Springs volunteered during the City of Sandy Springs' annual Veterans Day commemorative event. The club has volunteered for the past 6 years. This year, members distributed programs. The City of Sandy Springs hosted this annual Veterans Day Tribute on Friday, November 11, 2016 beginning at 11:30 a.m. to honor those who serve and served our country. The event takes place at the Veteran’s Memorial located at the Concourse Corporate Center next to the Queen Building (Building Five). Former WSB News Anchor John Pruitt was the event's emcee. Sandy Springs resident and Purple Heart recipient, CW05 Edwin E. Harman, III, USMC was the keynote speaker.

Enjoy photos at 2016 Veterans Day Tribute

Enjoy the video slideshow at 2016 Rotary Veterans Day Slideshow

PDG Bob Hagan Stops By For A Visit on November 14, 2016

On November 14, 2016, PDG Bob Hagan dropped by for lunch during which he presented the club with its PolioPlus certificate the 2016-17 year which he presented to Past President Jerry Hicks. PDG Bob Hagan also presented two banners to the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs for the 2016-17 year to Jerry Hicks and 2016-17 Foundations Director Ralph Thurmond for the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs' achievements as an EREY (Every Rotarian Every Year) Club and for the club's achievement as an $100 per capita/100% Participation club. Each recognition is awarded by Rotary International for Rotary Foundation giving. Pictured l-r are Jerry Hicks, Bob Hagan, and Jerry Hicks, Bob Hagan, Ralph Thurmond.


The Annual Holiday Party is just around the bend! Save the date of Saturday, December 10th, beginning at 6 PM for the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs' Holiday party which will be held at the home of Nancy and Rolfe Schroeder. More information forthcoming.


Next Week's Greeters and Invocation

November 21, 2016

GREETER A: Joe Jones

GREETER B: Sally Wyeth


If you are unable to serve as a greeter or give the invocation, please be responsible for finding a replacement.


Make Your Reservations Now!

A cruise is a little different from a regular conference. It is impossible to wait until the last minute to register or reserve a cabin. We are asking that you make your plans to join us and register for the conference and book your cabin.

Passports are not required but are highly recommended. If you do not have a passport, you will need a CERTIFIED COPY of your birth certificate and another government issued ID, such as a drivers license. Get all the details at https://rotary6900.org/event/709


November is Foundations Month. Rotary Clubs around the world will focus on the Rotary Foundation, especially this year during the Centennial Celebration. Learn more at http://centennial.rotary.org/ and bring in at least $26.50 payable to The Rotary Foundation to Rick Doyle, the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs' Foundation Director.

Watch a video of the 1917 Rotary Convention in Atlanta at 1917 Rotary Convention in Atlanta

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