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Club Calendar

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 Tracey Carothers Carothers
12/31 Jan Gross


12/21 Anne Glenn
12/20 Jack Sparks

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

This Week: 33rd Annual Holiday Luncheon

There will not be a meeting this week! The 33rd Annual Holiday Luncheon will be held on 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.

Your unwrapped toys for the Toys for Tots program will be gathered at the luncheon.

Should you have any questions about this event, please contact Rick Woods.

​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.

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


For each of the past 8 years, the Rotary Club of Dunwoody has assisted the Coach of the Quizbowl team (this year the Coach is Shannon McCartha )with the training of the Quizbowl team at Peachtree Charter Middle School (PCMS). This is a fantastic opportunity for new as well as experienced Rotarians to work with the best and the brightest kids at Peachtree Charter Middle School (grades 6th thru 8th).

Volunteering is easy. You select the dates that work for your schedule. You will read questions to the students, and tell them if they have given the correct answer correct (Yes, we give the volunteers the answers, so no need to get anxious about needing to know all the answers). Your job is to show the students that someone in addition to their parents and teachers thinks it is okay to be smart, and to help them build their confidence, by giving them the opportunity to demonstrate their competence.

These kids are smart and really grow during the course of the year.

Practices will be held on Thursday afternoon's from 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM at PCMS. If you would like to try volunteering, we ask that you volunteer for at least two weeks during any given month. You can take a month off, or volunteer as many times as your schedule will allow. This is so the kids can get to know you. If you think you would like to try it, please send an email to Rick Otness (otness_r@mindspring.com ) indicating your interest.

Georgia Rotary Student Program Weekend 2017

GRSP Weekend: Friday January 13th – Sunday January 15th

Dunwoody Rotarians! Please welcome the 71st International scholarship class to the GRSP weekend hosted at Oglethorpe University. The students will take part in enriching experiences and events that foster and promote world peace.

Dunwoody Rotarian Larry Hart, a certified instructor in Fierce Conversations will have a seminar with the students. There will be a “Shark Tank” type event with the Rotaract club. This year the students will journey to the new Center for Civil and Human Rights which highlights three different exhibits – The American Civil Rights Movement, The Global Human Rights Movement and the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection Voice to the Voiceless.

We are expecting a great turnout of 50 Students! Do you have a guest bed or two? We need about 15 more beds to place students in! The commitment is pretty easy, they would stay Friday and Saturday night and you would feed them breakfast each morning and drive them to/from Oglethorpe each day.

If interested in hosting a student contact Louise Barden 404-423-8226 or lbarden@comcast.net for more information.

Missed Meeting Make-Up Information

Make-Up a Missed Meeting <> Visit an E-Club!!!

Please help the Rotary Club of Dunwoody lead District 6900 in attendance average!

Rotary International has approved the request of 27 clubs to form with virtual or electronic locations. A visit to one of these E-CLUBS may satisfy a club member's make-up requirement, if this online visit counts. Also read "E-CLUBS forge new path for Rotary," a Web-exclusive feature story at www.rotary.org about Rotary E-CLUBS.








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Atlanta Rotaract

Do you know a young professional (ages 21-30) that:

This could be your child, your grandchild, your neighbor, your co-worker or employee. The Rotaract Club of Atlanta would welcome an opportunity to have them visit one of our meetings.

For more info, please visit www.atlantarotaract.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Meetup.

Dunwoody Rotary members are always invited to attend Rotaract events and meetings! Please visit www.atlantarotaract.com for information on upcoming meetings and events, including the time and place.

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