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The Bulletin

May 22, 2023

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


May is Youth Service Month

Our Rotary Family

5/2 Jay Brackman, Sr.
5/7 Jane Barwick
5/12 Gene Jordan
5/14 Jack Willis, III
5/16 Frank Bentley, Jr.


5/14 Ralph Thurmond (36)

Rotary Online


Sandy Springs

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



President Scott Einfeldt
President-Elect Rollin Richmond
Immediate PP Nancy Schroeder
Treasurer John Neill
Secretary Ashley Napier
Membership Scott Einfeldt

President Scott Einfeldt's Welcome Message

In 2021, The Rotary Club of Sandy Springs celebrated our 50th anniversary of providing volunteer services and financial support to charities in and around Sandy Springs. Our core seven areas of focus are: Basic Education and Literacy, Economic and Community Development, Water and Sanitation, Disease Prevention and Treatment, Maternal and Child Health and Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution. If you have a heart’s desire to serve in one of these areas, Rotary is the best civic organization to utilize your time, talent and treasures. I welcome you to visit our club for a free lunch on us and to 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 just show up at our lunch meeting or call me at 404.272.0294 for more information about our lunch meeting or Rotary in general. Come and network with your fellow professionals, and community and business leaders, and learn how Rotary can fit in your future. Enjoy Rotary and Serve to Change Lives!

Past Program
Sandy Springs Teach of the Year Awards

Monday, May 15th The Rotary Club of Sandy Springs was honored to present 2022-2023 Annual Teach of the Year Awards to the many great teachers in our community.

One teacher from each of the eleven schools in our community was selected as Teacher of the Year. The winners for the 2022-2023 school year are as follows:

  • Dunwoody Springs Elementary School 
    • Principal: Ivy Goggins
    • Teacher of the Year: Maggie O'Brien
  • Heards Ferry Elementary School
    • Principal: Lisa Nash
    • Teacher of the Year: Taylor Henderson
  • High Point Elementary School
    • Principal: Danielle Miller
    • Teacher of the Year: Anita Collins
  • Ison Springs Elementary School
    • Principal: Lakasha Lee
    • Teacher of the Year: Kehinde (Kim) Amos
  • Lake Forest Elementary School
    • Principal: Laryn Nelson
    • Teacher of the Year: Rachel Boggs
  • Spalding Drive Elementary School
    • Principal: Jennifer Rosenthall
    • Teacher of the Year: Tanner Cohen
  • Woodland Elementary School
    • Principal:  Shavanda Toomer
    • Teacher of the Year: Antwa Bethea
  • Ridgeview Middle School
    • Principal: Dr. Oliver (Opie) Blackwell
    • Teacher of the Year: Hayden Fludd
  • Sandy Springs Middle School
    • Principal: Laurie Woodruff
    • Teacher of the Year: Teeba Stephens
  • North Springs Charter High School
    • Principal: Scott Hanson
    • Teacher of the Year: Julie Ferris
  • Riverwood International Charter High School
    • Principal: Dr. Kindra Smith
    • Teacher of the Year: Lucy Harrold

Congratulations and thank you to all of our wonderful Teachers and Administrators for all you do to make our school systems and communities great!

Doing Good in the Neighborhood

The Rotary Club of Sandy Springs is hosting a Pickleball fundraiser on June 17th at the Sandy Springs Tennis Center near the intersection of Roswell Road and Abernathy. A portion of the proceeds will go to one of our community partners, Vision To Learn. Vision To Learn is a not-for-profit organization that provides free eye exams and glasses to children in low-income communities across the United States. This year, the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs partnered with Vision to Learn, and our club donated more than 800 pair of eyeglasses to elementary and middle school students in Sandy Springs.


Our club is now registering players for the Pickleball Madness Tournament. All skill levels are accepted. If you've never played Pickleball before you can pick it up in mere minutes - I played just one time a few weeks ago for an hour and I'm ready to play! Our tournament will be played by doubles using a round robin format. You'll be able to play in about three matches. You don't need a partner to play as we'll pair you with someone of similar skill. If you don't have a paddle, one will be provided. Below are the key details of the tournament:


  1. Tournament Date: 6/17
  2. Tournament Time: Begins at 4:00 pm
  3. Tournament Cost: $55/player 
  4. Tournament Number of Players: Max 80 - (tournament is coed, round robin and double-blind draw)
  5. Tournament Location: Sandy Springs Tennis Center
  6. Pickleball Skills Level: Beginner and above - (we'll match players to their skill level)
  7. Trophies for both Male and Females, will be presented for first, second, and third place.

There are two ways to register:

  1. Got to www.rotarypickleball.com
  2.  Use the QR Code attached below

Please share the QR code and/or website with your community, work colleagues, family and friends. If you know anyone that might want to become a sponsor of the tournament, please have them call President Scott Einfeldt 404.272.0294 and I can provide details.

We’re excited to host our 1st Annual Rotary Club of Sandy Springs Pickleball Madness Tournament!!!