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ROTARY CLUB OFFridays, 7:15 am
|Immediate PP||Cathie Brumfield|
Greetings Dunwoody Rotarians!
Hope you are having a great week! I have five items I'd like to ask you to put on your "to do" list for today:
Let's keep the energy going!
This week, join us live at the Dunwoody Country Club or via Zoom to hear our speaker - Sean Minton - who will speak about his experience as a Global Grant Scholar - funded by The Rotary Foundation. It's a fitting start to Rotary Foundation Month. To join us on Zoom, just follow the link - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86202979419.
Sean is originally from Florida and enjoys sunshine and close proximity to the ocean. In October 2018, Georgia Rotary District 6900 in the United States selected him to represent our district as a 2019-2020 Rotary Global Grant Scholar at King's College London in the United Kingdom. His course of study at King's was International Peace and Security MA in the renowned War Studies Department.
As we all know, the Covid-19 pandemic forced us to cancel the 2020 Governors Ball. It was so unfortunate. Who knew then that we would be in this current state many months later? There is, however, an opportunity here.
Before cancelling the event, we collected various items to auction at the Ball. We are currently in the middle of an online auction for those items - ranging from restaurant gift cards to get-aways to fine wine and other items. Our goal is to raise $7,000. The auction will end at noon, Saturday, November 7, 2020. At that time, bid sheets will be reviewed. The high bidders will be contacted. Once they write a check to the club, we will deliver the items. Any items that received no bids will be returned to the donor.
If you are tech savvy and confident, go to 32Auctions.com/FR2020. Read no more, and bid, baby bid. If you are not tech savvy, please do not be afraid. I found an auction web site that is very low cost and easy to use. Remember the paper bid sheets that we have used in previous Balls? This is the same thing, only virtual. If you have any difficulty whatsoever in using this tool please do not struggle with the technology. Call me directly at 678-296-2295 and I will help you through the process.
You can read on here to learn more about the process ... [more]
Bounds Garden will look picturesque on Election Day, thanks to a dedicated group of Bounds Garden enthusiasts. On Saturday (10/31/20) from 9 AM to 10 AM (while maintaining appropriate social distancing) the group whirled, cut, raked, clipped and weeded to transform the usual well kept traffic island into a veritable jewel. Drive by and take a look.
Thank these individuals when you see them: Fred Bounds, Jennifer Bowler, Hoshi Daruwalla, Bob O'Brien, Rick Otness, Tina Philpot and Jennie Stipick
The next three scheduled dates to give tender loving care to Bounds Garden are: • 1/9/21 • 3/6/21 • 5/8/21. If you feel like "playing in the Dirt," mark the dates on your calendar, and bring a pair of gloves.
We are working on plans for November 19 - will let you know when we have a venue. We have postponed our firepit party at the Brumfields until after the holidays.