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The Bulletin

February 11, 2019

Home of District Governors:
Frank Bentley,
Ralph Thurmond,
and Barry Smith

Club Calendar

February is Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month

Our Rotary Family

2/2 Jim Squire
2/12 Will MacArthur
2/19 Charles Gardner


2/7 Fran Farias (32)

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: 48 FacebookTwitterInstagram

ROTARY CLUB OF Sandy Springs

President Fred Ferrand
President-Elect Nancy Schroeder
Treasurer John Neill
Secretary Mike Stacy
Foundation Chair Rick Doyle, III
Membership Chair Adam Bowling

President Fred Ferrand'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!

Previous Program
Go Raibh Mile Maith Agaibh

On Monday, February 11th, Eilis O'Keeffe visited our club. She is the vice-consul of Ireland for Atlanta.
Due to logistical matters, the writing of this recap is being held until next week. Thank you and please forgive the inconvenience.

Translated: A Thousand thanks to you. A Celtic say'n left behind for the club.

Upcoming Program
Robert Evans Wilson

Robert Evans Wilson, Jr. is an award-winning speaker and writer. He is a storyteller who has entertained audiences around the world. He creates stories for speeches, articles, fiction and advertising.

Rob is the author of The Un-Comfort Zone an internationally syndicated column on innovation, achievement, and leadership that appears in Psychology Today and more than 300 other publications. He is also the author of four books including: Wisdom in the Weirdest Places, a collection of inspirational stories on how to motivate yourself and others; Never Coming Back a psychological mystery novel about a motion picture director; The Annoying Ghost Kid, a humorous children's novel about how to deal with bullies that will be made into a motion picture by Lead Lion Media; and OFF THE WALL! The Best Graffiti The Walls of America, a hilarious collection of illustrated witticisms.

Rob, a serial entrepreneur who has started nine companies, is also a successful advertising copywriter and creative director. Over the past 20 years, he has assisted hundreds of businesses with their advertising efforts. As a result he has earned eight SouthStar advertising awards. The SouthStar is unique among advertising awards and is awarded for more than just creativity - it is awarded for increasing the revenue of the client.

As an expert on innovation and harnessing creative-thinking for fun and fortune, he'll be presenting his popular program: The Innonvator's Lifestyle.

Please come out and give Robert a warm Rotarian welcome.

Upcoming Event
Annual Public Service Dinners in Feburary

The Rotary Club of Sandy Springs arranges dinners for City of Sandy Springs' EMS, Fire and Police professionals during the Annual Public Service Dinners. The purpose of the annual Public Service Dinners is to recognize and show the community's appreciation for Fire, Police and EMS employees. Dinners are held at the Sandy Springs Firehouse #2 which is located at the corner of Johnson Ferry and Sandy Springs Circle.

The dates set for the dinners are Feburary, 19, 20 and 21.

More information to follow soon.

We will need volunteers for this event.

Other News
No Regular Meeting Held February 18, 2019

Time To register!
District Conference at Sandestin!

The Rotary Bandit is racing to SanDestin arriving April 25 - 28, 2019 singing:

  • We are Sandestin bound and down, loaded up and truckin',
  • We're gonna do what they say can't be done.
  • We've got a long way to go and a short time to get there.
  • We are Sandestin bound, just watch ol' "Rotary Bandit" run.

District Conference registration is now open.

Current prices are good until January 15. They will go up on January 16, so reserve now - and be eligible for Early Bird prize drawings!

Click Here to Register.

Other News
Rotary's Senior Prom - Highlights

Saturday, February 10, the Rotary club of Sandy Springs was proud or organize a 4th Annual Seniors Prom. Fun was had by all with live music and food from several local restaurants. (see last image for restaurant listing)

To all of you who volunteered, contributed food and were the reason this event was successful, MANY, MANY THANKS!

These photos and many more can be found at our Zenfolio site

The club would like to extend a special thanks to the restaurants who donated food for this wonderful event.

Family of Rotary Event
Dinner at Bangkok Thyme

Please come out Monday, February 18th and join us for a Family of Rotary night. Bring the family and enjoy fresh sushi and authentic Thai food and the fine company of the Rotarians.

When: 6:00pm 2/18/2019
Where: Bangkok Thyme, 4969 Roswell Road Atlanta
Website: www.Bangkokthyme.com

Other News
Got Your Rotary Swag?

There will be news coming soon about ordering special custom Rotary Clothing to enjoy while at the Sandestin convention.

Is your name mentioned below?​
Greeters and Invocation Leader for 2/25/2019

Rotary Club of Sandy Springs Greeters & Invocation leader for next meeting. (2/25/2019)
Invocators, as per the "Make it fun and they will come." theme, have a joke ready!

Greeter A:
Adam Bowling
Greeter B:
Candace Apple
Invocation Leader:
Bill Snellings