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The Bulletin


Club Calendar

November is Rotary Foundation Month

12/2 Regular Meeting - Dresden Book Project Assembly
12/9 Larry Conley, Former NBA Player & KY Wildcat
1/6 Regular Meeting
1/20 Regular Meeting

Our Rotary Family

11/1 Fred Brandt
11/11 Roy Ethridge
11/16 Jennie Stipick
11/19 Jennie Springer
11/26 Dottie Toney


11/24 Bill Mulkey
11/30 Craig Gregozeski

Rotary Online



Fridays, 7:15 am
The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North H
7 Concourse Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30328

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs April 25, 1984
Active Membership: 95 Facebook]


President Tina Philpot
President-Elect Rick Otness
Secretary Cathie Brumfield
Treasurer Larry Domenico

This Week's Speaker: Sally Mundell

This Week's Speaker: Sally Mundell

Sally Mundell is an innovator, a creator, and an e-commerce and direct marketing strategist. She has over 17 years’ experience leading teams, driving strategy and building programs for companies such as Spanx, Home Depot, Delta, Georgia-Pacific and Coca-Cola. Sally spent almost 8 years at Spanx building their catalog, e-commerce and digital marketing businesses from the ground up, playing a key role in their dramatic growth. Sally’s awards and recognition include Top 40 Under 40 by Direct Marketing Association, Internal Spanx Awards, articles in AJC, AJT and coverage on 11Alive and Channel 2. Sally has also given back to the community through her innovative charitable concept The Packaged Good, a 501(c)3 non-profit that is the first ever storefront created to teach children the joy of giving. Sally is the Founder and President of the Board, and frequently packs care packages for her community with her two daughters Ruby (8yr) and Matilda (6yr).

Steve Franke Golf Benefit

The Rotary Club of Dunwoody Board of Directors recently voted to be a $1,000 sponsor of the Steve Franke Golf Benefit, which was held on November 7 at the Lanier Golf Club. Franke was injured in a freak accident at a family gathering at the beach in June and has been at the Shepherd Spinal Center since then. Just this week he was moved to his mother’s home in Dunwoody Club Forest because she has a ramp into the home. His Dunwoody home is currently being revamped for his wheel chair and other medical equipment. He spends all day at the Shepherd Center in rehab.

He was the general manager of the Ravinia Club until it closed and RCD had to find another meeting place. When the accident occurred, he was the general manager of Brookfield West Country Club.

Our club sponsored the event to honor the service rendered to our club by Steve Franke over many years. Club members Lang Wooddy, Tom Lashway, Doug Wright, and Rick Woods played in the tournament. No information on their ranking has emerged!

Trivia Challenge

RCD Trivia Question of the Week:

Since 1984, how many GRSP students has our club sponsored?

Email eleni.bafas@gmail.com with the correct answer! The FIRST to email me with the CORRECT answer will have the automatic opportunity to draw a card for a chance to win the Laws of Life drawing during this week's meeting!

The correct answer and trivia winner will be announced during the meeting. This new trivia challenge will continue each week, so be sure to keep checking the bulletin for the latest trivia question.

Thank you to everyone who made this trivia challenge possible, including Dottie Toney, Bill Mulkey and Tina Philpot, and for YOU for participating! We hope that you enjoy the challenge and learn more about Rotary and our Club in the process!

Congratulations to last week's winner: Cassandra Mills, who was the first to answer that our club became 100% Paul Harris Fellows in Rotary year 2015-2016.

2016 Holiday Luncheon

The Rotary Club of Dunwoody invites you and your guest to attend our 33rd Annual Holiday Luncheon, Friday, December 16, 2016. Cocktails will begin at 11:15 in the morning followed by Lunch at noon. The event will be held at The Dunwoody Country Club, 1600 Dunwoody Club Drive, Dunwoody, Georgia. You should have received an emailed invitation. If you didn't please notify Rick Woods.

A prompt RSVP is requested, confirming or declining the invitation. Final preparations depend on your RSVP.

Toys for Tots at Holiday Luncheon

At our Holiday Luncheon on December 16th we will once again be collecting Toys for Tots. As you begin your Christmas shopping remember to purchase an extra toy or two. RCD has become a major contributor to this effort over the years.

Thanks for your help.
Jim Glass

Dresden Elementary Thank You Card Pick Up

Roy Ethridge and Jack Sparks will be going to Dresden Elementary School on December 14th or 15th to pick up thank you cards from the students who have received the books from RCD. If anyone would like to join them in picking up the cards, please contact Jack Sparks at Jack.Sparks@firstcitizens.com for details including the finalization of the date and time of the pick up.

Grant Applications: Dec. 1 Deadline

The Rotary Club of Dunwoody’s two main fundraisers, RunDunwoody and the Governor’s Ball provide funds to support our local and international charitable efforts. The selection criteria for grants include:

  • Align with the Rotary Club of Dunwoody service focus – Public Health, Public Safety, and Education, both locally and globally.
  • Build, expand, and leverage relationships with community partners aligning financial support with Rotarian volunteer support/opportunities where possible.
  • Extent to which project will have sustainable impact in the community served, locally or globally.

The grant application form can be found at https://dunwoodyrotary.org/resource/421. The application form must be fully completed and signed by a Rotarian and at least two board members. The next deadline for the applications is December 1, 2016.

The members of the grant committee will evaluate the applications based upon the criteria stated above and make a recommendation to the board. The members of the committee are: Carter Stout, Tina Philpot, Rick Otness, Craig Gregozeski and Charlie Lockwood. If you have any questions then please contact any member of the Grant Committee.

Trivia Challenge

The answer to this week's trivia question is 33. See the question for instructions on how to play!


Our transition to the Rotary6900 system is still a work in progress, and we need your help! Some of the birthdays or other member information may not have transferred over properly. Please log onto dunwoodyrotary.org and use the tabs at the top to find and update your membership profile.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to make this exciting transition. If you have stories you wish to have published in the newsletter (including write-ups of past RCD projects), please continue to email rcdnewsletter@yahoo.com (see the concluding story in this newsletter for more information). Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at eleni.bafas@gmail.com.

Happy 60th Wedding Anniversary Bill and Beverly Mulkey!

Please join in wishing Bill and Beverly Mulkey a very happy 60th wedding anniversary on November the 24th. Happy diamond wedding anniversary! All the best wishes for this special anniversary from your friends at the Rotary Club of Dunwoody!

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