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"The Friendly Breakfast Club"

May 13, 2020


May is Youth Service Month

5/15 Judi Carlson, Malachi's Storehouse ... Via Zoom
5/21 Virtual Thirsty Thursday via Zoom 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
5/22 No Friday Zoom Meeting - Join Us for Thirsty Thursday!
5/29 Alan Mothner, CEO, Spruill Center ... Venue TBD

Our Rotary Family

5/4 Lorri Christopher
5/20 Tina Philpot


5/4 Jennie Stipick (12)
5/11 Hoshi Daruwalla (12)
5/27 Jack Francisco (12)
5/28 Bob O'Brien (43)
5/29 Mike Shortal (124)

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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

In This Bulletin ...

There's a lot of news you might not want to miss in this bulletin. You can read about:

  • This Friday's Zoom meeting, where we will hear from Judi Carlson of Malachi's Storehouse and vote on Ardy's Board for the 2020-21 Rotary year
  • Our offering of Rotary masks
  • Jessie Legros, who spoke in our membership spotlight last Friday
  • What to look for to decide if you have old growth forest in your backyard (a follow-up from President Cathie, a self-professed "plant nut," related to last Friday's speaker)
  • An arts survey for City of Dunwoody residents, and new Toastmasters courses from Rotary International.

This Week's Speaker
Judi Carlson, Malachi's Storehouse

Grab your coffee or tea and the breakfast of your choice and join us this Friday morning at 7:30 a.m. on Zoom to hear from Judi Carlson, Director of Malachi's Storehouse, about the work they do to feed local families. You can join the Zoom meeting at https://zoom.us/j/99732258910 or if you have the Zoom app on your phone or computer, you can go there and type in the meeting ID: 997 3225 8910. You can also join by one tap mobile at +13126266799,,99732258910# US (Chicago) or +16465588656,,99732258910# US (New York). [more]

At This Friday's Meeting
Vote to Approve Officers and Board of Directors for 2020-21

With all that's been going on in the world around us, we have not yet asked you as our members to vote to approve Ardy's Board of Directors for 2020-21. We plan to do that by a show of hands at this Friday's Zoom meeting. Ardy has put together a great board for next year, including several new members. You can view his proposed Board here. [more]

Update on Personal Masks

Last week President Cathie announced that we had 50 masks with Rotary logos for sale - purchased from Metro Atlanta Rotarian Tracey Carothers' business in Dunwoody Village - Big Frog. Masks sold out immediately!

We are considering a new order but that will be based on your interest! Please let me know if you would like to order masks - and how many you might like. If we have enough interest, we will order again ... and may consider a slightly different design. Cost is $10 per mask, or three for $25. [more]

Member Spotlight
Meet Dr. Jessie Legros

Last Friday, Jessie Legros shared her personal and professional background in our Member Spotlight moment. Jessie has worked at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for nearly 13 years as a senior public health educator, spearheading leadership development programs for emerging public health leaders. She has extensive experience in organizational strategic planning, cultural competence, team building, group facilitation, and workforce development.

Jessie received her doctoral degree in organizational leadership in 2008 from Nova Southeastern University, summa cum laude, and her master of public health from the University of Illinois at Chicago, cum laude, in maternal and child health epidemiology and community health, in 1994. Previously, she worked in academia teaching medical and public health students and conducting public health research. She also founded a cross-cultural consulting firm. [more]

Follow-Up on Last Week's Speaker
Do You Have Remnants of Original Piedmont Forest in Your Backyard?

There was lots of interest when Kathryn Kolb from EcoAddendum spoke to the club last Friday. Atlanta metro was settled and built out after 1821 ⎼ much later than other U.S. and world cities. As a result, we have many more of our native trees left than other large cities. Are those in your neighborhood or backyard. Look for:

  • Steep slopes - not farmed, not buildable until now
  • Stream corridors - especially with narrow floodplains
  • Rocky places - not farmed
  • Large tracts, historic properties and memorial sites
  • Older neighborhoods – where home were built “to grade” and trees were saved for shade

Ironically, old growth trees can found in urban places – which were protected from widespread logging after the 1870’s. And trees do not have to be large to be old.

You can learn more at http://www.ecoaddendum.org/ ... and enjoy nature and the hunt for these old treasures!

Community Survey
Your Community! Your Voice! Your Public Art!

The Dunwoody Public Art Implementation Plan is here!

Following on the Create Dunwoody! cultural plan, the city is looking for the best opportunities to bring an artful touch to the City’s public spaces, gathering places and projects. We’re starting with a survey to gather ideas from everyone who lives or works in Dunwoody. It only takes about five minutes to complete, and your answers will help the planning team understand the community’s goals and how art projects can support them.

You can take the survey by following this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DunwoodyPublicArt

You can obtain a printable version of the survey by emailing placedesign@verizon.net

The deadline for responses is May 22, 2020!

From Rotary International
New Online Training Sessions from Toastmasters

As part of Rotary International's (RI) alliance with Toastmasters, we’re offering new communication courses to help you grow your networks, improve your skills, and increase your impact in the community. Visit Rotary’s Learning Center on a personal computer or iPad tablet to take the first two courses (Note: courses can't be accessed on mobile devices):

  • Develop a speech — Learn how to write compelling speeches that take into account your topic, audience, and goal.
  • Deliver a speech — Explore the effect your voice and body language can have on your audience.
  • [more]
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