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December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month

1/6 Regular Meeting
1/20 Regular Meeting
1/27 Regular Meeting
2/3 Regular Meeting

Our Rotary Family

12/3 Alisa Frank
12/4 Carter Stout
12/8 Ardy Bastien
12/8 Rick Otness
12/8 Carol Gage
12/13 Kelly Hundley
12/15 Rick Woods
12/16 Jack Sparks
12/19 Susan Schwall
12/23 Bill Mulkey
12/23 Erich Schuetz
12/31 Jan Gross


12/21 Anne Glenn
12/20 Jack Sparks

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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 FacebookTwitter


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

USO Date Correction: December 28 (NOT 21)


Our next service date with the USO at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is Wednesday, December 28, 2016.

This date is a little different for us. It is later in the year and in the middle of the holiday travel season. We hope and expect that this means we have the opportunity to serve many military personnel and their families as they travel through Atlanta.

We need morning shift and evening shift help. We could also use some help soliciting food donations.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact

Larry Domenico at 404-845-1946 or ldomenico@ mfllaw.com

Trivia Challenge

RCD Trivia Question of the Week:

How many countries have rotary clubs?

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 the last trivia winner: Bob Freeman, who was the first to answer that since 1984, our club has sponsored 33 GRSP Students.

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.

This Week's Speaker: Larry Conley

George Larry Conley, born in Ashland, Kentucky, is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6'3" guard, Conley played college basketball at the University of Kentucky under coach Adolph Rupp. During the 1965-66 season, Conley was a starter on a Kentucky team that also featured future Basketball Hall-of-Famers Pat Riley and Louie Dampier. The Wildcats lost the championship game of that season's NCAA Tournament 72- 65 to Texas Western, and this game was the center of the 2006 film Glory Road. Conley played in the first Kentucky Colonels game of the American Basketball Association before committing to the army. He remained in sports most of his career until his recent retirement. He was a sports broadcaster for 42 years, around 1800 basketball games and 400 baseball games, and worked for CBS, NBC, ABC, ESPN, FOX SPORTS, and various regional sports outlets. He was a radio analyst for Olympic Basketball between 1996 and 2004. He was employed by Converse Rubber Co. General Electric Credit Corp and has served as a board member of Citizens Bank (Ky) for the last 25 years. Larry has been a Dunwoody resident for 38 years. He is married to Lorie. He has two sons Chris and Ryan and is grandfather to Ben and Katie. His most favorite hobby is wagering thoroughbred racing. He loves good food and wine and is very happy the advertising of the presidential election is over.

​2017 Governors Ball

On Friday (December 2, 2016) Floyd Williams officially kicked off the Club's run up to the 2017 Governors Ball. For those of you that missed the meeting here are a few of the essential details.

When: Saturday March 4, 2017 from 6 PM to 11:15 PM

Where: Westin Hotel

Theme: Moonshine and Magnolias

Dress: Black tie optional

What can you do?

1. Get stores/organizations to donate high quality Gifts that can be auctioned off to raise money for the Dunwoody Rotary Charitable Fund,

2. Invite your friends that are:

a. willing to donate money to the Dunwoody Rotary Charitable Fund

b. but who also like to party

3. Plan on attending with your spouse (You have already purchased 2 tickets with your Club dues)

4. If you own a small to medium sized business, consider purchasing a sponsorship

a. Can invite 4 of your best customers with their spouses, treat them to a great party, and make a substantial contribution to the Dunwoody Rotary Charitable Foundation, all of which should be a tax deductable business expense related to entertaining your key customers. Contact Hoshi Daruwalla (bhdaruwalla@hotmail.com) for further details.

5. We are asking each Club member to volunteer at least 4 hours of their time as we prepare for the Ball. Toward that end, on Sunday (12/04/2016) at ~8:15 PM, you were each sent an email with a link that will take you to the Club Runner website where you can sign up for one of the following Tasks:



Maximum volunteers

1 Invitations

Design, print, & distribute Invitations


Track tables and RSVPs


2 Gifts

Recruit silent auction gifts (i.e. call members)


Check in Gifts and/or take to storage area


Find and secure live auction items


3 Entertainment

Menu selection Committee


Secure Entertainment


4 Operations

Decorating on day of the ball


Tear down post Ball (03/5/17 8AM to noon)


Move Gifts morning of Ball


Set up Computer support morning of Ball


Design floor plan for Ball


Acquire/coordinate Security


5 Sponsors

Recruit and secure Sponsors


6 Marketing/promotion

Preparation of electronic catalog


Communicate with Club members


External marketing/communication


7 Will do anything

Sign me up for whatever needs to be done


Please sign up as soon as possible, so that the various Chairs can reach out and get you involved in our preparations. We need to mobilize the entire Club this year, as we are expanding the capacity of the Governors Ball from 250 to 400 attendees.

What does that mean? We need to invite more guests.

Also, as promised at the meeting, you were sent an email outlining the steps to print the 2017 Governors Ball Gift Donation form. Those instructions are:

Step Description

1 Go to DunwoodyRotary.org

2 At top of screen click on "Rotary Club of Dunwoody"

3 Click on "About us"

4 Click on "Club Documents"

5 Click on" External Documents"

6 Click on "Governors Ball - Auction item form"

7 Click on Print icon

8 Logout

Please start talking up the Ball with your friends, and start enticing them to attend. Watch for more articles in the coming issues of the Bulletin.

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

Trivia Challenge

The answer to this week's trivia question is 170. See the question for instructions on how to play!

Dresden Elementary Thank You Card Pick Up

Everyone is welcome to join Roy Ethridge and Jack Sparks, who will be going to Dresden Elementary School on December 14th at 10:00 A.M. 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.

From the desk of the Newsletter Editor

Send your Newsletter submission to rcdnewsletter@yahoo.com

Our Club's Weekly Newsletter typically consists of:

  • Speaker bio
  • New Member Name(s)
  • Featured article(s) (regarding events, service projects, or on-going topics general club administrative items, etc..).
  • Foundation initiatives or other topics of interest to Members and with value for our Club archives.
  • Announcements (seeking volunteers, advertising service projects, etc.)
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