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Club Calendar

January is Vocational Service Month

1/20 Regular Meeting
1/27 Regular Meeting
2/3 Regular Meeting
2/10 Regular Meeting - Valentine's Event

Our Rotary Family

1/6 Roy Wise
1/11 Jim Glass
1/20 Brian Harper
1/21 Terry Nall
1/27 Robert Hall
1/29 Angie Duprey


1/19 Tim Le
1/23 Tina Philpot
1/25 David Gordon
1/28 Bill Woulfin

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

This Week's Speaker: Joy Melton

Joy Melton: "Keeping Children Safe in the Non Profit Environment"

Joy Thornburg Melton graduated from Emory University School of Law with her Juris Doctorate in 1993 and was admitted to the Georgia Bar, the U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, and the U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia the same year. Ms. Melton also holds a B.A. in Christian Education from Pfeiffer College. She is a Partner with Hindson & Melton, LLC. Her areas of practice include Wills and Trusts, Family Law, Elder Law, Church Consulting, and Non-Profit Consulting. Some of her published works include Safe Sanctuaries: The Church Responds to Abuse and Exploitation of Older Adults, Safe Sanctuaries: Reducing the Risk of Abuse of Children, Youth and Vulnerable Adults, Safe Sanctuaries: Reducing the Risk of Child Abuse in Church, and Safe Sanctuaries for Children and Youth: DVD and Video. Safe Sanctuaries Seminars are taught nationally to United Methodist organizations, as well as other denominations, in over 40 states. Ms. Melton holds professional associations and memberships with the American Bar Association, the Georgia Bar Association, and the North Georgia Annual Conference United Methodist Church Clergy.

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 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.

​Paul Harris Fellows Presented to Family Members and Friends of the Club at the 33rd Annual Holiday Luncheon

At the recent Annual Holiday Luncheon twenty three family members of Dunwoody Rotarians and two friends of the Club were recognized with a Paul Harris Fellow.

Paul Harris Fellows Presented to Rotarian Family Members:

Stephen Jonathan Barden <> son of Louise and Ron Barden

Conner Puchstein <> grandson of Lorri Christopher

Eleven Paul Harris Fellows presented to the Marie Crean’s family:

David B. Crean son <> Aidan M. Crean grandson <>

Erin M. Crean granddaughter <> Alison Crean Rosch daughter <>

Evan R. Rosch grandson <> Michael D. Rosch grandson <>

Richard H. Rosch son-in-law <> Dennis M. Crean, Jr. son <>

Heidi G. Crean daughter-in-law <> Owen D. Crean grandson <>

Brian P. Crean son <>

Luke Ryan Brothers <> nephew of Jackie Cuthbert

DD Fritch <> spouse of Angie Duprey

Alice Ragin Godshall <> mother of Ed Godshall

Forrest Ray Godshall <> brother of Ed Godshall

Jennifer Springer Cook <> daughter of Jennie & Dennis Springer

Lindsey Rodgers Cook <> granddaughter of Jennie and Dennis Springer

Davis Sidney Cook <> grandson of Jennie and Dennis Springer

Lindsay Marie Williams <> daughter of Marianne and Lang Wooddy

Zachery Paul Williams <> son of Marianne and Lang Wooddy

Edward Tyrone Griffin, Sr. <>In memory of a friend of Marianne and Lang Woody and presented to his wife Lisa Griffin.

Paul Harris Fellows Presented to Friends of the Club:

Lachandra R. Harrell <> Teacher of the Year presented by Roy Ethridge

Phyllis Smith <> Librarian presented by Roy Ethridge

Congratulations to all of the recipients. It is the on-going financial support of the Foundation’s Humanitarian and educational programs by Dunwoody Rotarians that make these distinguished recognitions to family members and friends possible.

Their combined contributions to the Rotary Foundation total $ 65,000+.

<<>> Our gratitude to you all <<>>

PDG Bill Mulkey

Trivia Challenge

RCD Trivia Question of the Week:

How many clubs in Zones 33 and 34 have contributed $1,000,000 or more to the Foundation?

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!

Thanks To The “Gold Sponsors” Of The 23rd Annual Governor’s Ball “Wish Upon A Star”

Each year, the Rotary Club of Dunwoody funds its charitable activities by way of two annual events, our Governor’s Ball being one of the events. The 2016 Governor’s Ball had net revenues of $47,453. Our 2016 “Gold Sponsors” helped our club do some very special activities in the local, national, and international community. We want you to express your appreciation to these generous sponsors.

Gold Sponsors

John & Jacquelyne Carr

Bill & Les Woulfin

Robert W. “Buzz” Law -- Creative Financial Group

Chris Gutschenritter -- Ashford Financial

The Rotary Club of Dunwoody provided lunch and snacks to approximately 75 military personnel and their families at the USO at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport yesterday. With a major donation of food and water by Rotarian Charlie Augello and the East 58th Street Market and fruit from Mike Jardina, we served lunch and, most importantly, got to thank our military men, women and their families for their service to our country. Rotarians who participated yesterday were, Geoff Roper, Anne Glenn and her husband Clark, Rick Otness, Harvey Rosenzweig and his wife Natine, George Stewart and his wife Amy, Bob Freeman and his wife Grace and their sons, and Larry Domenico and his daughter Katie.

Our 2017 dates with the USO are Friday, April 7 and Friday, December 1. Mark your calendars and join us next time for this very gratifying project.

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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​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.

Trivia Challenge

The answer to this week's trivia question is 13. See the question for instructions on how to play!

From the desk of the Newsletter Editor

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