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"The Friendly Breakfast Club"

April 8, 2020


April is Maternal and Child Health Month

4/10 --CANCELLED--Club Assembly
4/17 No meeting - Join us for Thirsty Thursday instead!
4/24 --CANCELLED--To be announced
5/21 Third Thirsty Thursday- 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm- Marlow's Tavern

Our Rotary Family

4/2 Darrin Vanderpan
4/5 Jim Riticher
4/9 Kathy Brandt
4/13 William Grogan
4/25 Sara Etelalahti
4/29 Lawrence Domenico


4/1 John Mills (31)
4/3 Pavittar Safir (12)
4/7 Cathie Brumfield (12)
4/11 Larry Hart (33)
4/23 Roy Ethridge (12)
4/28 Rick Otness (12)

Rotary Online



Fridays, 7:15 am
Fleming's Steakhouse
4501 Olde Perimeter Way
Dunwoody, GA 30346 FacebookTwitterInstagram


President Cathie Brumfield
President-Elect Ardy Bastien
Treasurer Jeannette Jezerinac-Prince
Secretary Jennifer Bowler
Membership Fred Brandt
Foundation Bill Mulkey
Public Image Jackie Cuthbert

This Week's Meeting
Join Us Online on Zoom This Friday

I hope this finds you all well. We are all going a little bit crazy in many ways, and one thing Rotary can really sow is hope and companionship. I don't know about you, but I consider myself an EXTREME extrovert who needs to see and interact with people.

This Friday, we plan to hold our first "regular" meeting on Zoom - starting at 7:30 am. I have set this meeting up - you can join by phone or computer - using video and audio if you have a camera and a microphone.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/765041782 From PC or phone

Meeting ID: 765 041 782

We plan to hold these online meetings every week - for as long as we need to social distance. In addition to our weekly Thirsty Thursday Zoom calls!

Lots of Pandemic Info in This Newsletter

Please take the time to read this newsletter all the way through - we have included information about:

  • supporting local restaurants
  • newly-available rapid COVID-19 drive-through testing at Georgia Tech
  • a service opportunity that could let you make a difference for people battling COVID-19 right from your own home.
  • a special virtual Georgia Chamber of Commerce meeting with Governor Kemp re: COVID-19.

Take care and we hope to see you Friday morning on Zoom!

Social Opportunity
Join Virtual Thirsty Thursday on April 9

We have the opportunity to be distant and together again this Thursday by using Zoom! So, BYOB and join us online between 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm for an opportunity to chat.

All you need is your computer, a camera (many are built right into the computer) and your microphone on to join this event. just go straight to https://zoom.us/j/700537258 to join the fun! Or, if you have the Zoom app on your phone or computer already, you can click Join Meeting Now and type in the meeting ID - 700 537 258

Supporting Local Restaurants

Tired of cooking during the coronavirus shutdown? Want to support local restaurants? Here are some ideas:

Our own Charlie and Anita Augello have the East 48th Street Market open with curbside pickup. Charlie says, "Our shelves are stocked with everything you always expect to find when you come into the store. We don’t want to run out of anything you may want and you can order over the phone – 770-392-1499 – place your order, pay by credit card, let us know when you will pick up and we will deliver right to your car. Just pop the trunk or roll down the window and we will place your order in. We will also have ready for you tins of Lasagna, Baked Ziti, Meatballs, Eggplant Casserole, Sausage and Peppers. It would be helpful if you would place your order for these items early as possible."

For other Dunwoody dining opportunities, check this AJC article from March 20. You might want to call ahead. And if you are ordering, you might want to let the restaurant know that you are a Dunwoody Rotarian and that you especially appreciate their service during these crazy times.

Serving During the Pandemic
Global Impact Group Creates New Service Opportunities

I have an exceptional opportunity for you, and all the members in our District, to join the fight against COVID-19. What if there was a way to help, from the safety of our homes, and make a real difference?

In the last three weeks, a Rotary-related non-profit, The Global Impact Group, has initiated a new volunteer opportunity called Volunteer … [more]

Serving During the Pandemic
Anaheim Rotarians Organize Face Shield Assembly Event

Volunteers in surgical masks came together at the Anaheim Hotel last Saturday to assemble face shields to distribute to hospitals, nursing homes and first responders at the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.

The California volunteer organization that organized the effort, Rotary District 5320, hoped to make more than 30,000 of the shields on Saturday, put together by volunteers in small groups throughout Orange County.

Coronavirus Testing Update
CVS Health Opens Rapid Drive Through Testing Site at Georgia Tech

Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that the State of Georgia has joined forces with CVS Health to increase access to rapid COVID-19 testing. Starting today, CVS will be operating drive-thru rapid COVID-19 testing, offered by Abbott Laboratories, at a site on Georgia Tech's campus. At full capacity, the site will be able to conduct up to 1,000 tests per day.

"Increased access to rapid testing remains one of our top priorities in order to identify more cases, get Georgians the care they need, and prevent further infection in our communities," said Governor Kemp. "This unique, public-private partnership will strengthen our testing capability as we continue to take the fight to COVID-19 in Georgia, and we are grateful for CVS Health's support to stop the spread of the virus."

“CVS Health is uniquely positioned to play a vital role in helping support both local communities and the overall health care system in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Troyen A. Brennan, M.D., M.P.H, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, CVS Health. “Our ability to help coordinate the availability of rapid COVID-19 testing for Georgia citizens will bolster the state’s efforts to manage the spread of the virus and provide people with on-the-spot test results.”

Testing will take place at a parking deck on Georgia Tech's campus, where officials will be able to accommodate multiple lanes of cars at one time. Health care providers, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants from MinuteClinic, the company's retail medical clinic, will be onsite to oversee testing. The process will take approximately 30 minutes from specimen collection to delivery of results, and patients will need to pre-register in advance for a same-day appointment online at www.CVS.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing.


People will need to be pre-screened online and register for a test in advance at www.CVS.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing.

Address & Hours of Operation:

Address: 352 Peachtree Place, Atlanta, GA, 30332

Hours of Operation: Drive-through testing, by appointment, will be open seven days a week.

Monday-Friday: 9 AM – 6 PM

Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM

Sunday: 10 AM – 4 PM

Commonly Asked Questions:

  • What is the registration process? Rapid COVID-19 testing will be available to eligible individuals who meet criteria established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in addition to state residency and age guidelines. Patients will need to pre-register in advance on-line at CVS.com to schedule a same-day time slot to be tested. When patients arrive at the test site, they are required stay in their vehicle. Team members on site will check their registration and direct them through the testing process. For more information about test site locations, hours of operations, and how to register for a test, please visit https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing.
  • How much will the tests cost for individuals? Testing is currently available at no charge to the public.
  • How long will the process take per patient? How long will it take to get the results? The process will take approximately 30 minutes from the swab to the results.
  • Will walk-up testing be allowed for those who don’t have cars? No, for the safety of patients and health care providers on site, testing is limited to drive-through testing only.
  • Can anyone drive up and get a test? No, patients will need to register and verify their eligibility for testing. Once they have done so, the patient will be provided with an appointment window online.

To learn more about test site locations, hours and registration requirements, please visit https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing

Georgia Chamber Event
Governor Kemp to Address Georgia Chamber Via Zoom This Thursday

The Georgia Chamber is pleased to host Governor Brian P. Kemp for a Covid-19 update via virtual conference this Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 11:00AM EST. Governor Kemp will share the latest efforts underway to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. From keeping Georgians safe and healthy to delivering support for frontline workers and remaining ever-vigilant to the need for economic recovery and planning strategies, Governor Kemp will highlight current action and communicate what is next for Georgia as we all work to overcome this global challenge together.

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:

Please click this URL to join. https://zoom.us/j/500865144

Or join by phone:

Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128

Webinar ID: 500 865 144

International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/acVyZM7Way

Thank you for your continued leadership in Georgia! For more information and a host of resources, please visit our website at www.gachamber.com/covid19

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