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The Bulletin

October 28, 2019

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


October is Economic and Community Development Month

Our Rotary Family

10/9 Ashley Napier
10/14 Billy Lovett
10/15 Barton Lowrey
10/28 Morris Moore


10/12 Eugene Jordan (17)
10/24 Todd Lawrimore (21)

Rotary Online


Sandy Springs

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


President Nancy Schroeder
Treasurer John Neill
Secretary Mike Stacy
Foundation Rick Doyle, III
Membership Adam Bowling
Public Image Todd Lawrimore

President Nancy Schroeder'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!

Upcoming Program
Darlene Drew will be addressing the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs on the fourth of November

The Rotary Club of Sandy Springs will be welcoming Darlene Drew to the microphone on Monday, November 4th.

Darlene Drew is the Owner & CEO of Leadership Conditioning, Personal & Professional Development, LLC. She is a Speaker, Leadership Trainer and Executive Coach with the John Maxwell Team. She has been a public servant through her employment with the Federal Bureau of Prisons for over 32 years. She served as Warden/Chief Executive Officer of three different Federal prisons over an eleven year period. To date, she was the first and only female to serve as Warden at the United States Penitentiary, Atlanta since its inception in 1902. She began the as­signment as Warden at the United States Penitentiary, Atlanta in 2012 through 2017, exceeding the average two year time frame typical of her immediate predecessors. Darlene began her ca­reer with the Federal Bureau of Prisons in an entry level position as a Correctional Officer.

She served as Adjunct Professor at Lewis University for a semester and taught Ethics, Integrity, & Social Responsibility. She was appointed to the rank of Senior Executive Service in May 2008. Darlene Drew was the recipient of the prestigious Attorney General Award presented to her by the Honorable Attorney General Janet Reno and Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder. She was also presented the distinguished Susan M. Hunter Award by the Association of Women Executives in Corrections, notwithstanding numerous other awards in her career. She began her career with the Bureau of Prisons in 1985 as a Correctional Officer at the Metropolitan Correc­tional Center, Chicago, Illinois.

She earned her Bachelors Degree from Illinois State University in Criminal Justice. She earned her Masters Degree in Public Administration from Governor State University. She was awarded a Certificate of Completion for the Women and Power Program, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education. She is a Harvard Kennedy School Exec­utive Education alumni (HKS EE alumni).

Her passion is serving others through the use of her gifts as a teacher, trainer, speaker, mentor and leadership coach. She helps businesses, companies, organizations, groups and one on one clients by providing leadership training, personal development training, professional develop­ment training, communication training, mentoring, group coaching, one on one coaching as well as Keynote Speaking.

I love doing what I call "building up people."

Please visit the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs at 12:15 on November fourth, bring a friend and give Darlene a warm welcome.

More information about Darlene and Leadership Conditioning can be found here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darlene-drew-9451b1151/
For more information about the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs please visit: https://sandyspringsrotary.org/v2/club/61

And now for something totally different
Rotary Trivia fact of the week

Men With Friends; The Blue Boys; The Conspirators; The Round Table
What do these names have in common?

In 1905, at the third meeting in Chicago of our founding fathers, they considered each of these names for their new club which would eventually be called Rotary.

Have any interesting trivia you'd like to share? Send it to tlawrimore@gmail.com

A Look Ahead
Here's an easy and quick glimpse of our Rotary meetings to come

This calendar has once again been updated. Note November 25th is now marked correctly. If you have inquiries please send them to tlawrimore@gmail.com

Sandy Springs Second Annual Oktoberfest Weekend was fun for all

On Saturday, October 26th, the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs hosted their second annual Oktoberfest. Many put on their lederhosen and joined us for a Saturday afternoon of German themed fun. The entertainment lawn at Heritage Sandy Springs was filled with live music, Oktoberfest beers, German food, wiener dog races, bratwurst eating contests, kids activities, a stein hoist contest and more.

While Oktoberfest celebrations can be found all over the world, the main event (and the one closest to home) was in Sandy Springs.

All the proceeds go to the charitable programs that the Sandy Springs Rotary club supports for students, seniors, teachers and public safety personnel in our community.

There were many photos taken to commemorate the event. Many can be found here: 2nd Annual Sandy Springs Oktoberfest

Is your name mentioned below?​
Greeters and Invocation Leader for November 4, 2019

Rotary Club of Sandy Springs Greeters & Invocation leader for next meeting. (11/04/2019)
Invocators, as per the "Make it fun and they will come." theme, have a joke ready!

Greeter A:
Todd Lawrimore
Greeter B:
Sally Wyeth
Invocation Leader:
Fred Ferrand (substituting for Julia Bernath)

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