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ROTARY CLUB OF
|Immediate Past President||Jerry Hicks|
|Program Director||Billy Lovett|
|Vice President||Jim Squire|
|Fellowship Director||Fred Ferrand|
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
On Monday, November 7, 2016, the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs held a club assembly and highlighted certain projects of the club in the upcoming year. Rick Doyle, Club Foundations Director, spoke about the Rotary International Centennial Challenge, where all Rotarians are asked to contribute $26.50, the original seed money for what became the Rotary International Foundation in 1917 or $536 the present day value of the $26.50.
Mike Stacy, Secretary, reviewed changes to the club bylaws. Gene Jordan provided an update on community service events, including the upcoming Coats for Kids for the Community Assistance Center, an End Human Trafficking event at North Springs High School set for January 2017 involving the Rotary Clubs of Sandy Springs, Brookhaven, and Dunwoody. Gene noted that there will be a Rotary Literacy Day program to be set for February 25, 2016 and asked everyone to volunteer in the upcoming Veterans Day event on November 11, 2016, where members of the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs hand out programs during the City of Sandy Springs' official event at the Concourse.
President Lisa Steuve introduced Steve Flanagan and his daughter, Elise. Elise has applied for a Rotary Youth Exchange Scholarship for her senior year and is a rising senior at North Springs High School. We wish her luck in her pursuits. This represents the first time that the Rotary Youth Exchange has come to Georgia as Florida has expanded its program to Georgia. The participants will stay for one year in a foreign country with multiple Rotary families. There are about 1,000 Rotary Youth Exchange students in any given year. Elise is pictured with her father, Steve Flanagan, and President Lisa Stueve.
Jim Squire spoke about the Shriner Project, then handed the podium over to Ashley Garrison, who spoke about her new role as the District Coordinator of the Shriner Project. Ten clubs in District 6900 will participate in the "Patient Outreach Pilot Program" by finding children in their communities who can benefit from the Shriner's Hospital's orthopedic, burn and limb deficiency medical expertise, free-of-charge. Each club has a club liaison. Julia Bernath will be the club coordinator for the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs.
On November 7, 2016, Jerry Hicks (pictured), as Past President of the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs, introduced the proposed slate of officers for the 2017-2018 Rotary Club of Sandy Springs. That slate will be voted on during the November 14, 2016, meeting. Also during the meeting, the club will have the opportunity to walk through the the District 6900 website, our club's updated website, and learn more about our Twitter and Facebook social media presence.
The Rotary Club of Sandy Springs will participate as volunteers during the City of Sandy Springs' annual Veterans Day commemorative event. The club has volunteers each year. This year, members will distribute programs. The program starts at 11:30 a.m. and volunteers should be in place no later than 10:45 a.m. Pictures are from prior years' events. Sandy Springs Rotarians and friends may sign up to volunteer during the upcoming Monday, November 7, 2016 meeting.
Veterans Day Celebration (from City of Sandy Springs website)
This Saturday, bring yourself and friends to the Second Helpings Atlanta "Taste of the Trucks" at the Concourse Field in Sandy Springs.Save $5 and get your tickets in advance at Second Helpings Taste of the Trucks Tickets
On November 12, 2016, SHA’s Taste Of The Trucks Event will be held from 11am-7pm on the field at the Concourse Office Park (Peachtree Dunwoody & Hammond Drive). More than 15 food trucks will be on hand, offering enticing food, delicious tapas and more.
There will also be an extensive Arts and Crafts Market, live music and an entertaining Kids Zone. There will even be a kids’ service project where children of all ages can assemble sandwiches and decorate bags that will be delivered to SHA Partner Agencies.
Proceeds from Taste Of The Trucks will support SHA’s continued growth and the important work we do. Please mark your calendar and plan to join us!
Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. Free parking is available. We are also providing valet service and access to a VIP Tent for a small additional fee. To purchase tickets, please go here.
We can’t wait to see you there!
The International Fellowship of Rotarian Musicians needs YOU to add your voice to the Rotary World Choir at the Atlanta 2017 Convention.Our goal is 100 singers at the Interfaith Service on Sunday, June 11, 2017.You do not need to be a member.Anyone can join, no requirement to be a Rotarian or IFRM member.However, you do need to be fully registered for the convention. All you need is a love of music and the desire to try something new, exciting and fun.
To join the Rotary World Choir and to register to participate go the web site: http://ifrm.org/ifrm/convention.php. Deadline for registration is December 31, 2016.
For more information, please contact Barry Oxford: email@example.com
Enjoy Rotary Club of Sandy Springs' GRSP Student Anna Boggiss' blog report on the November 4-6 Atlanta Conclave.
November 14, 2016
GREETER A: Cheryl Lietz
GREETER B: Nathan Kongthum
INVOCATION: Joe Jones
If you are unable to serve as a greeter or give the invocation, please be responsible for finding a replacement.
2017 DISTRICT 6900 CONFERENCE CRUISE
A cruise is a little different from a regular conference. It is impossible to wait until the last minute to register or reserve a cabin. We are asking that you make your plans to join us and register for the conference and book your cabin.
Passports are not required but are highly recommended. If you do not have a passport, you will need a CERTIFIED COPY of your birth certificate and another government issued ID, such as a drivers license. Get all the details at https://rotary6900.org/event/709
Watch a video of the 1917 Rotary Convention in Atlanta at 1917 Rotary Convention in Atlanta
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