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The Bulletin


Club Calendar

February is Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month

2/10 Valentine's Day Event
2/17 Regular Meeting
3/3 Regular Meeting
3/10 Zenith Houston - Posse Atlanta

Our Rotary Family

2/2 Bishwa Angdembe
2/3 John Carr
2/4 Laura Kann
2/4 Geoff Roper
2/7 Buzz Law
2/10 Eleni Bafas
2/18 Chris Smith
2/26 Bill Koss
2/27 Bob O'Brien


2/14 Erich Schuetz
2/7 Yvonne Williams

Rotary Online



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

This Week's Speaker: Matt Carothers

This week's meeting will be held as usual at the Westin.

Matt Carothers, husband of member Tracey Carothers, will be speaking about the interesting topic of cyber security. After studying Computer Science at the University of Oklahoma, Matt began working for Cox Communications in 2001. He formed Cox's abuse department, which he then led for several years. Currently, he serves as Cox's Principal Security Architect.

​2017 Governors Ball

The 2017 Governors Ball is fast approaching. 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.

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

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.









http://www.rotaryeclubzante.gr (Greek and English)




Our transition to the Rotary6900 system is still a work in progress, and we need your help! Some of the birthdays or other member information may not have transferred over properly. Please log onto dunwoodyrotary.org and use the tabs at the top to find and update your membership profile.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to make this exciting transition. If you have stories you wish to have published in the newsletter (including write-ups of past RCD projects), please continue to email rcdnewsletter@yahoo.com (see the concluding story in this newsletter for more information). Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at eleni.bafas@gmail.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.)
  • For Your Calendar (Club and other activities we encourage members and/or their spouses to attend, including Family of Rotary events
  • Member News (birthdays, anniversaries, accomplishments, Caring Hands)

Please keep in mind key components to include with your submission:

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  • Description of the activity
  • Dates, Time, Location, deadline, etc... (especially for upcoming events)
  • Key Points of Contact Information and/or a link to reference website for details
  • Names and/or headcount of Rotarians (and others) participating,
  • The reaction of those benefiting and the numbers of those benefiting.
  • Picture(s)

Please also tell me the number of weeks would you like the article published.
Finally, the deadline for articles to run in the current week are Mondays by 5 p.m.

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