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ROTARY CLUB OF
|Foundation Chair||Rick Doyle|
|Membership Chair||Adam Bowling|
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!
Let's all give Sid a warm Rotary welcome and be ready with questions.
The following is the Reader's Digest version of Sid Biographical information.
With professional poise and an attention-grabbing demeanor, Kate Rojales made her presentation memorable. Kate referred to her Rotary Youth Exchange Scholarship as “An Amazing Gift”. The challenges she faced over the last two years forced a lot of changing and growing. The transformation and development of social skills were two gifts that she enjoyed, but she thought perhaps the most important gift was a lesson that had to do with relationships and how to build them. She outlined 3 specific points that she strived to achieve with each host family and now with everyone she meets. Point 1: Be excepting, Point 2: Be authentic and vulnerable, Point 3: Be intentional. She built on each point giving real world examples.
In part two of the presentation Alex took over the microphone. Punctuating his presentation were two quotes that had profound meaning.
Quote one: ”You always want to be where your feet are.” – That’s a Rotary Youth Exchange idea that is encouraged as a reminder to stay focused in the present. It also helps keep the students from reflecting too much on how much they may miss their family and friends from home.
Quote two: “Teamwork makes the dream work.” – This was a Japanese saying that has been pressed into the fibers of his being. He made mention of the extreme competitiveness of the students and that it was a real culture shock. Speaking of culture shock, he spent several moments describing just how extremely crowed the streets could be in a major city of Japan.
These two exchange students are such a great example of what the Rotary Youth Exchange can do. Be assured fellow Rotarians that the money spent sponsoring these students is a wise investment.
Kate Rojales during her presentation
Alex and Kate taking questions after their presentations. Alex proudly wearing his Japanese school uniform.
Alex also proudly displaying his jacket denoting his travels, and experiences as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student.
A perennial topic in Japanese business etiquette is the exchange of business cards. Getting this right is a key step in expanding your business connections in Japan. Alex demonstrating an impromptu business card exchange with Takashi Shinozuka, Consul General of Japan in Atlanta.
Mike Parks, Chairman - Rotary Youth Exchange District 6900 Rotary Club of Dunwoody, Georgia, USA
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Left to right: Jim Squire, District 6900 Governor Elect, Kate Rojales, Alex Flanagan, Fred Ferrand, Mike Parks
The Rotary Bandit is racing to SanDestin arriving April 25 - 28, 2019 singing:
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.
From Bob Hagan to all local Rotarians
I am very excited to announce that Rotary International President Barry Rassin will be visiting District 6900 on February 16, 2019 - for the Interact Conference and a special Saturday lunch meeting of the Rotary Club of Roswell.
The District 6900 Interact Conference and the Roswell Rotary Club meeting will take place at Blessed Trinity High School, 11320 Woodstock Road in Roswell.
More details to follow soon but please put Saturday, February 16th on your calendar and plan to attend this very special event.
Rotary Club of Sandy Springs Greeters & Invocation leader for next meeting. (1/14/2019)
Invocators, as per the "Make it fun and they will come." theme, have a joke ready!