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The Bulletin

August 20, 2018

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

Club Calendar

August is Membership and New Club Development Month

Our Rotary Family

8/9 Todd Lawrimore


8/10 Sally Wyeth Mclaughlin
8/10 Julia Bernath
8/12 Steven Jordan
8/22 Bob Belmonte

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 FacebookTwitterInstagram

ROTARY CLUB OF Sandy Springs

President Fred Ferrand
President-Elect Nancy Schroeder
Treasurer John Neill
Secretary Mike Stacy
Foundation Chair Rick Doyle
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!

Get the word out
Oktoberfest - October 6th!

Please promote our cause wherever and whenever possible.
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Upcoming Program - Sep 10, 2018
Dave Wilkinson (APF) to address our club September 10

Atlanta Police Foundation (APF) President and CEO Dave Wilkinson joined the Foundation in 2005. Before Joining the Foundation, Dave retired as the Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Secret Service, Georgia Region. During his 22-year tenure with the Secret Service, Dave served as the Special Agent in Charge of the Office of Investigations as well as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Presidential Protection Division, serving under Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush. Dave also served as the Principle Federal Official for the Department of Homeland Security and led all security efforts for the G8 Summit in Sea Island, Georgia June 2004. Dave was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from President Bush for supervision of agents and decisive actions on September 11, 2001.

Dave Wilkinson leads of APF in its mission to make Atlanta the safest large city in the nation and provide viable solutions that address public safety concerns. Under Dave's leadership, APF has helped develop programs and initiatives that have led to a dramatic 40% decrease in overall crime.

Dave is a respected thought leader in the field of public safety. In 2015, after being asked by Mayor Kasim Reed to convene a commission to address the issue of Repeat offenders in the city of Atlanta, The Atlanta Police Foundation published a detailed report of various findings; and an appointed team of stakeholders presented recommendations and action plans to make serious and necessary improvements in the criminal justice system. Through Dave's leadership as chair of the Atlanta Repeat Offenders Commission, this study has been extremely successful, and the team has already made effective changes in the system.

In 2017, Dave led the "Vision Safe Atlanta" initiative where business, academic and law enforcement leaders worked closely with Atlanta Mayoral candidates to build a proposed public safety plan for 2018 through 2022. Vision Safe Atlanta builds on the momentum in crime reduction and emergency preparedness with focus on technology, youth crime, repeat offenders, infrastructure and police staffing. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has enthusiastically adopted the plan and is working closely with the APF, APD and others to execute the key components of the strategy during her first term in office.

Please come out to meet Dave, hear more and ask questions.

More information can be found at the Atlanta Police Foundation web site.

Last Week in Rotary
US House Representative, Congresswoman Karen Handel addressed the Club

In her address to the club on Monday, August 21st Karen gave us all an opportunity to hear first-hand of the work that is currently being done in the local, state, and federal levels of our government.

She spoke on Military spending, school safety, the opioid crisis and alternative pain management research, human trafficking, and the $184,000,000 federal grant received for the GA.400 project toll lane project.

Perhaps most importantly she reminded us to please stay in contact with all of your representatives and let them know what you think.If you have thoughts to share or want to learn more go to https://handel.house.gov/ and sign up for her newsletter to stay up-to-date.

These photos in their original resolution and many more are available at Zenfolio.com/RotaryClubOfSandySprings.

Below is a recap from last weeks newsletter.

"On June 20, 2017, the voters of Georgia's 6th Congressional District elected me as their next congressman. It's an amazing privilege. I was sworn in on June 26 and assigned as a member on the House Education and Workforce Committee and the House Judiciary Committee."

Prior to becoming the first female to represent Georgia in the United States House of Representatives, Congresswoman Karen Handel held policy and communications positions with several major corporations and nonprofit organizations. She served in the Bush-Quayle White House, as deputy chief of staff to Governor Sonny Perdue, and as the CEO of one of Georgia's largest chambers of commerce.
After being elected Chairman of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, Karen quickly distinguished herself as a problem-solver and smart negotiator -- plugging a $ I 00 million budget deficit without raising taxes, delivering the County's first truly balanced budget, and achieving significant ethics reforms. One of just five women ever to be elected to statewide office in Georgia, Karen was Georgia's 26th Secretary of State, and its first Republican Secretary of State. In this role, Karen successfully implemented various elections integrity reforms, including photo ID, and executed a much-needed, agency-wide modernization initiative while cutting the department's budget by nearly 20%.
In Congress, Karen serves on the House Judiciary Committee and on the Education and the Workforce Committee. Earlier this year, she was also appointed to the Joint Economic Committee (JEC), a bipartisan group of 20 Senators and Representatives split evenly by party affiliation. In this capacity, she is tasked with reviewing economic conditions and recommending improvements to national economy policy.

For the past 25 years, Karen and her husband Steve have lived in the 6th District, which stretches from Marietta to Brookhaven, and from Milton to Sandy Springs.

Last Week at Rotary
A Special View of Grady Hospital

Proud To Be Grady - 125 Years Of Saving Lives

After Azizi William's (Director of Communications and Community Engagement) presentation, she asked that this video link be shared to all of you. It is worth watching as it illuminates Grady brilliantly.

Here is the Grady video link.

Please watch and enjoy.

Family of Rotary Event
No Meeting August 27

Please join us for the Family of Rotary Night at Grub Burger.

Family of Rotary Event
Happy Hours at Grub Burger

TIME: 5:00pm - 6:30 PM
Grub Burger, 1110 Hammond Drive, Suite 35
Sandy Springs GA 30328

This is a Family of Rotary Event, please come out, bring your family, meet a few Rotarians and enjoy an amazing burger.

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Greeters and Invocation Leader for 09/10/2018

Rotary Club of Sandy Springs Greeters & Invocation leader for next meeting. (09/10/2018)
Invocators, as per the "Make it fun and they will come." theme, have a joke ready!

Greeter A:
Allison Toller
Greeter B:
Tim Fore
Invocation Leader:
Todd Lawrimore