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The Bulletin

September 29, 2020

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


September is Basic Education and Literacy Month

Our Rotary Family

9/4 Stephen Flanagan
9/15 Carl Pirkle, Jr.
9/27 Mike Stacy


9/17 William Snellings (43)
9/28 Stephen Flanagan (24)

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Sandy Springs

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


President John Neill
President-Elect Charan Shikh
Treasurer Zac Boswell
Secretary Scott Einfeldt
Membership GENE Jordan
Foundation Will MacArthur

Welcome to the Sandy Springs Rotary Club

Welcome Sandy Springs Rotarians to the new Rotary year. It will be hard to top last year but we'll do it with your help & support. Kudos to past president Nancy Schroeder and PDG Jim Squire for your service and helping the club receive many awards at the District Celebration including our second "Club of the Decade" designation.

Some changes are being made in our club's meeting program to make it more varied & interesting. We will be adding the Sandy Springs Business Spotlight, a third raffle drawing, and wine one meeting a month. Members are now asked to come a little earlier as lunch will begin at noon with the program to start promptly at 12:15. Along with our traditional club events & projects we'll have a couple more service projects/media events, membership events (Rotary Pizza Night at Pontoon) and different Family of Rotary social events. I look forward to engaging with you to make it a exciting year.

Visitors are welcome to experience the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs' hospitality and energy. Meetings are typically the 1st, 2nd & 4th Mondays. Lunch is served at noon and the 1 hour program begins at 12:15. Hilton Perimeter Suites, 6120 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30328. Reserve a spot by going to our website at www.sandyspringsrotary.org. Join your fellow professionals, community and business leaders, and learn how Rotary can benefit your future. Experience Rotary Making Things Happen in Sandy Springs!


Upcoming Program
Connie Durham tells us about "The Communication Transformation System"

On Monday, October 5th, at 12:15, Connie Durham of Connie's Clever Concepts will be welcomed to the podium by the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs.

Happy Couples = Happier Kids! After years of Leadership, Communication discovery, & watching her own kids begin their families, she became aware that the lack of communication, different backgrounds and the ability to connect, tears families apart that could happily stay together. Thus..... "Communication Transformation" was born. Connie helps couples regain or embrace that love, joy and respect they both want, keeping families together.

Connie is a Certified Speaker & Trainer with the John Maxwell Team specializing in Communication & Leadership skills. She works with Couples Online and through Churches to help them regain or embrace that love, joy and respect they both want in their relationship.

Through in Office & Community Workshops, she Empowers Productivity, Employee Job Satisfaction, Conflict Resolution, Collaboration & Energizes your Work Team.

Her passion for Communication blossomed in 2004 when she was awarded a scholarship with ABWA (American Business Women Association) & attended a DISC & Motivators "TTI Train the Trainer" with Judy Suiter of Competitive Edge in Peachtree City. She has over 10 years with the Fayette County Chamber & 4 years with BWFC where she has served as Membership Chair & on the "Oh Christmas Tea" committee, charity fund raiser led by Ellie White-Stevens.

Connie began Mary Kay Cosmetics in 1991 and became an Independent Sales Director in 1998. She Earned 2 Mary Kay Cars, 7 Diamonds rings and over a 100 prizes through the years like private MK parties at Universal California & the Atlanta Aquarium. Connie has a Degree in Voice performance & 20 years teaching Ballet, Modern Dance & Jazz.

Connie believes in TEAM WORK & Collaboration. Together Everyone Achieves More! She "Inspires & Ignites New Life & Energy in PEOPLE Through Proven & Tested Concepts?

You're welcome to visit or join us online. The for the this presentation is:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8996757299
meeting id 899 675 7299 One tap mobile +13126266799,,8996757299#

Once again, we had technical difficulties and didn't get the show online until 12:20. Hope no one was inconvenienced too much.

Want to know more about Connie Durham, click here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/connie-durham-ccc/

Past Program
Audra Pittman, VP Savannah College of Arts & Design Shared News From A Growing College

On Monday March 28th Dr. Audra Pittman, Vice President with SCAD, Savannah College of Arts and Design spoke to our club.

The SCAD main campus is obviously in Savannah but also has campuses in Atlanta and Lacoste, France. The student count in Savannah is around 10,000 and the count in Atlanta is around 2800 although due to COVIT they only currently have 200 students on the Atlanta campus. SCAD is constantly approached by other major cities to open a campus.

SCAD offers over 100 degree programs. They include four year degree programs as well as Masters and other Graduate degrees. The school works closely with major employers such as Coca Cola, Google, Facebook and Blackrock to review their degree programs and to insure they are graduating students suitable for a career.

They also have created relationships with these employers to create opportunity for internships and permanent positions after graduation. SCAD has a 99% employment rate within one year of graduation. The school is relatively young having only being in existence for 40 years, but its impact is substantial. In 2017 the impact of the economy was $122.6Mil and 521 jobs. In 2019 the impact was $155.7Mil and 746 jobs. SCAD generated $6.5Mil in tax revenue last year. 

In photo left to right: Jim Squire - Immediate Past District Governor, Dr. Charan Shikh - Club President Elect, Dr. Audra Pittman, & Nancy Schroeder - Immediate Past Club President.

Find more information about Dr. Pittman here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/audrapricepittman/

These photos and more can be found in their original resolution at: https://rotaryclubofsandysprings.zenfolio.com/p880468602

A Look Ahead
A quick glimpse of our Rotary meeting dates

*Family or Rotary dates are subject to change.

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Greeters, Invocation Leader & Sergeant at Arms for October 5, 2020

Rotary Club of Sandy Springs Greeter, Invocation leader and Sergeant at arms for next meeting. (10/05/2020)

Greeter A:
Fred Ferrand
Ashley Napier
Invocation Leader:
Zac Boswell

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