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"The Friendly Breakfast Club"

July 29, 2020


July is New Rotary Year Month

7/31 Mike Petchenik, WSBTV ... via Zoom
8/7 Dr. Mark Cohen, Chief Medical Officer, Piedmont Atlanta Hospital ... via Zoom

Our Rotary Family

7/18 Roy Wise
7/25 Frederick Bounds


7/3 Frederick Bounds (12)
7/5 Russell Reams, DBA, Jr. (6)
7/7 Brian Harper (12)
7/10 Lawrence Domenico (27)
7/11 William Thiele (24)
7/11 Bob Freeman (28)

Rotary Online



Fridays, 7:15 am
Dunwoody Country Club
1600 Dunwoody Club Drive
Sandy Springs, GA 30350 FacebookTwitterInstagram


President Ardy Bastien
President-Elect Carter Stout
Immediate PP Cathie Brumfield
Treasurer Josh Podczervinski
Secretary Jennifer Bowler
Foundation Bill Mulkey
Membership Darrin Vanderpan

In This Bulletin ...

Read about this week's meeting, then scroll down to learn about:

  • Zooming in August
  • How you can help grow our membership
  • What the $100 for The Rotary Foundation in your July bill is all about ... and what TRF means for us.

This Week's Speaker on Zoom ...
Mike Petchenik, WSB-TV

Grab your coffee or tea and join us on Zoom this Friday at 7:15 a.m. to hear from Mike Petchenik, WSB-TV's North Fulton County Bureau Chief. Just follow the Zoom link - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86202979419

Meetings for August
Friday Meetings will be on Zoom in August

As we announced last week, given the rise in coronavirus cases in our area and conversations with many of you, we made the decision to move to all Zoom Friday meetings for the month of August. We will have an in-person opportunity for fellowship at our August 20 Thirsty Thursday event scheduled for the parking lot at Charlie and Anita Augello's East 48th Street Market  - we'll provide more information closer to the date. 

Next Friday, we have the Chief Medical Officer from Piedmont Hospital to update us on the pandemic.

We are carefully monitoring the situation and hoping that we will be able to resume in-person meetings with a Zoom option in September. We want to provide the best Rotary experience possible for all of our members. Thanks for your patience and support!

Membership Corner
Can You Help Us Find Half a Person?

This year, we're focused on membership. It's our committee's goal to welcome 18 new members this year ... that's 1 1/2 people each month. Since finding half people is proving difficult, we can start looking now and when we find somebody that is looking to contribute to their community and seems like they have the Service-Above-Self attitude, invite them to an event or a Friday morning Zoom. Getting them to visit is half the battle! Next month, we will be looking for another half person and your person can fill both spots! And for those who will surely ask, no - we don't have half-memberships ... we just thought suggesting it would get you to think a little more about how you could help meet our goal!

The Rotary Foundation
What's the $100 on Your July Dues Invoice All About ...

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.

In the 36-year history of the Rotary Club of Dunwoody, we have donated $1,326,950 to The Rotary Foundation to do good in the world. We ended the 2019-20 Rotary Year as number 2 in District 6900 in all-time giving. And we have put The Rotary Foundation programs to work on programs we care about - to the tune of about $2.5 million in good work. We have participated in more than 40 global grants that have provided hospital equipment, supported family health days serving thousands in Africa and India, and most recently, supported Alzheimer’s services in Italy (pictured). We have sponsored Group Study Exchange teams promoting cultural and professional exchanges and Global Grant Scholars … and here at home we have put Rotary Foundation dollars to work through District Grants supporting Thanksgiving baskets for Kingsley Elementary families, books for Dresden and Kingsley, and more. The work we have participated in through the Foundation have delivered more than $2.5 million in good around the world.

In 2005-2006, Dunwoody decided to become a 100% Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member Club. That year – and every year since, we have committed to contributing at least $100 per member to The Rotary Foundation each year. That $100 is included in the July quarterly dues assessment you just received as it is each July. Many of our members contribute more than this $100 per year because we appreciate the work The Rotary Foundation allows us to do. Contact me or President Ardy if you’d like to know more.

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