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The Bulletin

October 21, 2019

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


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


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10/24 Todd Lawrimore (21)

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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
Darlene Drew will be addressing the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs on the fourth of November

The Rotary Club of Sandy Springs will be welcoming Darlene Drew to the microphone on Monday, November 4th.

Darlene Drew is the Owner & CEO of Leadership Conditioning, Personal & Professional Development, LLC. She is a Speaker, Leadership Trainer and Executive Coach with the John Maxwell Team. She has been a public servant through her employment with the Federal Bureau of Prisons for over 32 years. She served as Warden/Chief Executive Officer of three different Federal prisons over an eleven year period. To date, she was the first and only female to serve as Warden at the United States Penitentiary, Atlanta since its inception in 1902. She began the as­signment as Warden at the United States Penitentiary, Atlanta in 2012 through 2017, exceeding the average two year time frame typical of her immediate predecessors. Darlene began her ca­reer with the Federal Bureau of Prisons in an entry level position as a Correctional Officer.

She served as Adjunct Professor at Lewis University for a semester and taught Ethics, Integrity, & Social Responsibility. She was appointed to the rank of Senior Executive Service in May 2008. Darlene Drew was the recipient of the prestigious Attorney General Award presented to her by the Honorable Attorney General Janet Reno and Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder. She was also presented the distinguished Susan M. Hunter Award by the Association of Women Executives in Corrections, notwithstanding numerous other awards in her career. She began her career with the Bureau of Prisons in 1985 as a Correctional Officer at the Metropolitan Correc­tional Center, Chicago, Illinois.

She earned her Bachelors Degree from Illinois State University in Criminal Justice. She earned her Masters Degree in Public Administration from Governor State University. She was awarded a Certificate of Completion for the Women and Power Program, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education. She is a Harvard Kennedy School Exec­utive Education alumni (HKS EE alumni).

Her passion is serving others through the use of her gifts as a teacher, trainer, speaker, mentor and leadership coach. She helps businesses, companies, organizations, groups and one on one clients by providing leadership training, personal development training, professional develop­ment training, communication training, mentoring, group coaching, one on one coaching as well as Keynote Speaking.

I love doing what I call "building up people."

Please visit the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs at 12:15 on November fourth, bring a friend and give Darlene a warm welcome.

More information about Darlene and Leadership Conditioning can be found here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darlene-drew-9451b1151/
For more information about the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs please visit: https://sandyspringsrotary.org/v2/club/61

Previous Program
Shawn Brown from Snap Tech IT presented amazing facts about cybercrime

On October 21st, 2019, Shawn Brown, the president and COO of Snap Tech shared with the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs important information on cyber security.

Snap Tech IT was founded in 2001. Since then the company has been awarded numerous honors including being named one the of Top 501 Managed Service Providers in the world and being listed 3 times in Inc. 5000’s annual guide to the fastest growing companies.

Having immense knowledge of cyber security, Shawn’s slide program started with defining cybercrime. He descripted it both with broad terms and specific. He talked about it being the fasted growing area of crime. Some of the terms he used were phishing, identity theft, viruses, malware and ransomware. He went on to talk about the cost of cybercrime on society. Estimating the damages from cybercrime will be over $6 trillion by 2021.

He used surprising numbers like 92% and “over 350,000” to shock us into the reality that he sees every day. The first number, 92, is the percentage of cyber attacks by phishing where valuable information was stolen. The second terrifying figure (350,000) is the number of malicious programs that were created each day last year.

“Each day over 350,000 malicious programs were created last year.”

Later in his presentation he provided a “Checklist to Reduce Risk”. In the list he talked about what he liked to call his “nerd stuff”. That nerd stuff was however very valuable. He told us about better ways to handle Spam and Email. He spoke about Two-Factor Authentication, limiting administrator accounts, full disk encryption, and automatic screen locking. These were the basics. He shared much more information as well.

If any the italicized terms above are new to you or you need more information, Shawn will gladly share his presentation with anyone willing to reach out to him at: Shawn.Brown@SnapTechIT.com or Email kbickmore@snaptechit.com with your name, company name, and include in the subject line: "Cybersecurity Slide Deck"

Shaw Brown, President & COO of Snap Tech IT

Shaw with a captivated audience of 44 at the Sandy Springs Rotary Club

In photo: Nancy Schroeder, 2019-2020 President of the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs and Shaw Brown, President & COO of Snap Tech IT

The Rotary Club of Sandy Springs would like to thank Shawn for giving us a glimpse into the world of cyber security and providing advice central to keeping your data safe.

A quick bio for Shawn Brown can be found here: https://sandyspringsrotary.org/v2/story/3322
These photos in their original resolution and more can be found here: https://zenfolio.page.link/T3RpY
More information about Snaptech IT can be found here: https://www.snaptechit.com/
Follow Snap Tech IT on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/companyit
For more information about the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs please visit: https://sandyspringsrotary.org/v2/club/61

Past Program
Debbi Dooley Presented a wonderful overview of Her Career in Geriatric Care

On Monday October 7th, 2019 Debbi Dooley, RN, MS, LPC, NBCC, ALCA Geriatric Care Manager for JF&CS Atlanta spoke to the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs during which she discussed the important field of geriatric care.

Her work at JF&CS includes case management for various caregiver support programs, facilitation of three family caregiver support groups and an agency-based caregiver group, supportive counseling for elders and their care partners, counseling for clients in Weinstein Hospice's Palliative Care program, and clinical case management for clients who are in need of additional support. Debbi has provided Geriatric Care Management services for JF&CS since 2012.

Debbi Dooley, RN, MS, LPC, NBCC, ALCA - Geriatric Care Manager

The Rotary Club of Sandy Springs would like to thank Debbi for joining us Monday and for all she has done in our community.
More information about JF&CS can be found here: https://jfcsatl.org/

Family of Rotary Event
Virtual Tour of the Mansions of Sandy Springs

On Monday, October 28th, the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs is invited to visit the Mansions of Sandy Springs. During our visit the Mansions is offering a dinner and a virtual tour of the facilities.

Please RSVP email to Benjy Dubovsky if you would like to join us. Or call Benjy directly at (404)667-7055

If you've previously signed up, then no further action is needed.

We plan to meet at 6:00PM.
The Mansions of Sandy Springs is located at 3175 River Exchange Drive, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

More information about the Mansions of Sandy Springs can be found here: https://mansionsseniorliving.com/properties/sandy-springs-mansions/

Upcoming Event
Sandy Springs Oktoberfest Returns October 26



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

This calendar has been drastically updated since last week. If you have inquiries please send them to tlawrimore@gmail.com

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Greeters and Invocation Leader for November 4, 2019

Rotary Club of Sandy Springs Greeters & Invocation leader for next meeting. (11/04/2019)
Invocators, as per the "Make it fun and they will come." theme, have a joke ready!

Greeter A:
Todd Lawrimore
Greeter B:
Sally Wyeth
Invocation Leader:
Julia Bernath