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The Bulletin


Club Calendar

July is New Rotary Year Month

7/25 Regular Meeting - Tom Wessels, USO
8/1 No Regular Meeting
8/8 Regular Meeting: Renay Blumenthal, Grady Health Foundation
8/15 Regular Meeting: Bettina Gardner, Deputy Director of International Affairs, City of Atlanta

Our Rotary Family

7/4 Linda Randolph
7/15 Nancy Schroeder
7/9 Kelly Fredrickson


7/6 Kelly Fredrickson

Rotary Online


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
Active Membership: 52 Facebook]

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

July 25, 2016 Speaker: Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Tom Wessels, USO

"Tom Wessels is a 42-year veteran First Vice President-Wealth Management who invests for individuals, corporations, and endowments/foundations. He holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst® designation CIMA®,the Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM designation CRPC®, and has earned Law and Masters Degrees. In his current role at Merrill Lynch he does not provide any legal and/or tax advice. He represents clients seeking an in-depth investment strategy with an emphasis on total Asset Management. His responsibilities range from designing portfolios or aligning investment managers, to establishing lines of credit and retirement plans, in addition to estate planning services in coordination with their estate attorney. Clients' goals and time frames are used together with their risk tolerance to customize an investment strategy to achieve those goals. Over the years, his practice has grown from appreciating assets and referrals. His greatest satisfaction comes from the client's financial success and the long-term relationship that develops. He is active in the Atlanta community, the Army Reserves as a Retired Major General,ESGR, USO,his church and college." Text and Photo were taken from Tom Wessels's LinkedIn profile.

Thomas Wessels

July 18, 2016 Speaker: Sandy Springs Rotary Welcomes 2016-17 District Governor Raymond Ray

On July 18, 2016, the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs welcomed District Governor Raymond Ray on his official visit to the club. District Governor Raymond addressed the membership and spelled out his plans for the year which include special recognition of veterans. During the luncheon meeting, DG Raymond recognized three WWII veterans Carl Pirkle, Jim Paschal and Milt Kassel, as well as Sandy Springs Police's Mike Lindstrom and Sandy Springs Fire Chief Keith Sanders, both of whom are members of the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs. Special guests for lunch included DG-Elect Alec Smythe and AG Lou Alvarado. Prior to the luncheon, DG Raymond attended the Sandy Springs Rotary Club's board meeting. Enjoy more photos at Photos of District Governor Raymond Official

ROTARY CLUB OF Sandy Springs

President Lisa Stueve
President-Elect Will MacArthur
Secretary Mike Stacy
Treasurer Amy Winslett

Visit to Rotary Club of Sandy Springs

Pictured: L-R DG Raymond Ray, President Lisa Stueve, AG Lou Alvarado

Pictured: L-R Sandy Springs Police's Mike Lindstrom, DG Raymond Ray, Sandy Springs Fire Chief Keith Sanders

Pictured: DG Raymond Ray

Next Week's Greeters and Invocation

JULY 28, 2016 GREETER A: Todd Lawrimore GREETER B: Ashley Garrison INVOCATION: Charles Gardner

Sandy Springs Rotary's July 17, 2016 District Governor's Reception

Thanks to Bill and Pat Snellings for hosting the July 17, 2016 District Governor's Reception. The Rotary Club of Sandy Springs welcomed DG Raymond Ray in advance of his official visit to the club. Fred Ferrand, Family of Rotary Director, coordinated the event. A special surprise for our WWII veteran members, Carl Pirkle, Jim Paschal and Milt Kassel involved a vintage automobile ride. Enjoy photos from the afternoon party at 7-17-2016 District Governor Reception Photos

Congratulations, Chris Burnett, Sworn In As Sandy Springs City Council Member

On July 19, 2016, Chris Burnett, a member of the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs and President, Bank of Sandy Springs, was sworn in as the newest member of the City of Sandy Springs' City Council, representing District 3. Congratulations, Chris. (In his free time, Chris is also drummer/singer with the local band, Yuppie Scum, which provided a night of fun rock & roll music during the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs' Rotary Has Heart Senior Prom this past February 14, 2016.) Pictured is Chris with his family.

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