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Club Calendar

July is New Rotary Year Month

7/31 Zach Thomas, Author of "Leader Farming" and Chick-fil-A franchise owner
8/7 Gary Black, Commissioner Georgia State Agriculture
8/14 Sam Olens, President, KSU
8/21 Paul Morris, President, Atlanta Beltline

Our Rotary Family

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


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: 49 FacebookTwitter

ROTARY CLUB OF Sandy Springs

President Will MacArthur
President-Elect Fred Ferrand
Secretary Mike Stacy
Treasurer John Neill

President Will MacArthur'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!

July 31, 2017 - Zach Thomas

On July 31, 2017, Zach Thomas will speak to the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs. Zach was Eagle Scout of the Nation in 1995, graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and served his country as an Airborne Ranger Infantry Officer. He has started multiple companies and been featured in Newsweek Magazine and on Good Morning America. He married his high school sweetheart and they homeschool their six children on their family farm where he grew up. His varied interests include studying leadership and entrepreneurship, farming, riding his Harley, working on old cars with his son and dad, camping and spending time with his family. He is currently the Owner/Operator of a Chick-fil-A franchise and serves as an Operator Coach for new franchisees for Chick-fil-A, Inc. He serves on the board of Life Impact, a non-profit ministry, where he volunteers his time to coach Christian Vetpreneurs (Military Veteran Entrepreneurs). To sponsor a Veteran submit your request to Life Impact. He also serves on Congressman Tom Graves’ Service Academy Selection Board.

Follow Zach’s leadership blog at leaderfarming.com and subscribe to take a free quiz to determine your natural leadership style. Follow his personal blog at thomasfamily.farm where he writes about his faith, family, and farming.

“As a lifelong student of leadership and entrepreneurship, I consider my Chick-fil-A franchise with over 90 team members a laboratory for innovation and cultivating next generation leaders. My company, Locum Restitution LLC, Latin for “a place of restoration” is a leadership development company that just happens to sell chicken!”

July 24, 2017 Seth Hopkins, Executive Director, Booth Western Art Museum

On July 24, 2017, Seth Hopkins, Executive Director of the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville spoke to the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs. Enjoy the museum's website and then plan a trip to Cartersville to visit this beautiful museum. Booth Western Art Museum Link

Listed below are current exhibits at the Booth Western Art Museum from the museum's website.

Painting Red Rocks Country, Past and Present

Through October 8 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

For well over 100 years artists have been drawn to the red rocks of the Four Corners region in the American Southwest. Works by two of the most famous to paint the area, Maynard Dixon and Edgar A. Payne, will set the tone for enjoying the art of current masters G. Russell Case, Denise LaRue Mahlke, Ray Roberts and Matt Read Smith.

Image: © Maynard Dixon, Navajo Woman, 1944, watercolor, 7 x 10”, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery & Maynard Dixon Museum Tucson

Sandy Springs Fire Chief Draws Winning Card

On July 24, 2017, Chief Keith Sanders drew the winning card during the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs' meeting. Congratulations.

2017 Dan Keels Scholarship Winners To Be Recognized

On July 31, 2017, during the meeting of the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs, the Sandy Springs Rotary Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, will recognize the four recipients of the 2017 Dan Keels Scholarships. The are:

Kaylyn Hanna Winters, Mt. Vernon Presbyterian School, Class of 2017, entering Savannah College of Art and Design;

Rebecca Nicole Langfelder, Riverwood International Charter School, Class of 2017, entering the University of Georgia;

Gianna Isabella Scerbo, North Springs Charter High School, Class of 2017, entering University of Georgia; and

Arion J. Perkins, North Springs Charter High School, Class of 2017, entering Kennesaw State University.

Gene Jordan, President of the Sandy Springs Rotary Foundation, Inc., will give special recognition of this year's winners. The Sandy Springs Rotary Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, annually recognizes the outstanding academic and personal achievements of exceptional, young adults who pursue advanced education through its Dan Keels Scholarship Program, which awards tuition scholarships. This year's scholarship award is $2,000.00 for each recipient, which is paid towards tuition expenses at the winners' respective schools.

The Sandy Springs Rotary Foundation, Inc. celebrates and encourages young adults who embrace Rotary International’s motto of “Service Above Self” and who exhibit exemplary academic, community service and leadership qualities. Established in 1989 by the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs, the Sandy Springs Rotary Foundation, Inc. operates exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. Many of the recipients have exhibited leadership qualities while participating in their high school’s Interact Club.

The Dan Keels Scholarship is a scholarship program established in honor of the late Dan Keels who, as a member of the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs and as Chaplain of Northside Hospital, gave extensively to his community throughout his lifetime and inspired people through his lifetime of community service.

The upcoming year's application form will be found on the website for the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs at Rotary Club of Sandy Springs Website

Advance Notice: Wear Your Pins to Lunch

Heed Advance Notice: Wear those Rotary pins to lunch. Starting September 1, 2017, members who don't wear their Rotary pins to lunch will be politely asked to purchase a $5 pin at Check Point Charlie, a/k/a the sign-in desk. Obviously from the picture below, there are correct ways to wear your pin.


Congratulations, Chuck, on the new position!

Read his letter to the community at this link Gardner Letter.



Next Week's Greeters and Invocation

July 31, 2017

GREETER A: Jordan Hutchinson

GREETER B: Keith Sanders

INVOCATION: Ashley Garrison

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


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