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"The Friendly Breakfast Club"

October 6, 2021


October is Economic and Community Development Month

10/8 District Governor Mary Ligon's Official Visit
10/15 Stephanie Freeman and Shavonne Reed, Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber of Commerce
10/22 No meeting - join us for Thirsty Thursday
10/29 Freddy Morello, Clubhouse Atlanta

Our Rotary Family

10/7 Mike Parks
10/13 Mike Shortal
10/22 Teak Pacetti, Jr.
10/24 Bill Woulfin
10/24 Charlene Hall


10/2 Ed Godshall (13)
10/10 Lorri Christopher (40)
10/12 Gary Lane (18)
10/25 Dottie Toney (7)
10/31 William Kelly, Jr. (34)

Rotary Online



Fridays, 7:15 am
Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter
111 Perimeter Center West
Atlanta, GA , GA 30346 FacebookTwitterInstagram


President Carter Stout
President-Elect Jennifer Bowler
Immediate PP Ardy Bastien
Treasurer Cathie Brumfield
Secretary Louise Barden
Membership Brian Harper
Foundation Jennie Stipick
Public Image Jackie Cuthbert

This Week's Speaker
Mary Ligon, District Governor

Join us this Friday at LeMeridien to help welcome District Governor Mary Ligon. Or, join by Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86202979419. Mary Ligon joined the Rotary Club of Dougherty County (Albany, GA) in 2002 serving in several capacities before becoming President in 2009-2010. At the district level, Mary has served as an Assistant Governor, AG Trainer/Coordinator, multi-district PETS facilitator and District Grants chair. She was recognized as District Rotarian of the Year in 2017, and with the Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service in 2018, and is a Rotary Foundation Major Donor.

Having served on numerous community boards and with over 20 years of experience participating in, volunteering in, and leading community leadership programs, Mary understands the opportunity and benefits of focus and scale in achieving impactful results. She is an alumnus of several community and regional leadership programs and served as the director of Leadership Albany for 17 years.

In 2016, the national Association of Leadership Programs recognized Mary with their Preceptor Award and she is currently serving as Resources Director for the organization. Mary has a BBA degree from Georgia Southern University in Management/Information Systems and began her career with IBM. Established in 1994, she maintains a consulting business - Mary Ligon, etc. Mary and her husband Jim have two grown daughters.

Support Our Fundraiser
Exclusive Whiskey & Cigar Pairing Raffle

Last week, we launched a new fundraiser -  our first ever Whiskey & Cigar Pairing Raffle. This is your chance to win an exclusive bottle of whiskey that is paired with a hand rolled cigar that was rolled just for us. All proceeds from the raffles will go to the Dunwoody Rotary Club’s Charitable Fund - supporting the work we do in our community and around the world. Thanks to the fundraising committee - especially Hoshi Daruwalla, Bob O'Brien, Rick Woods (for the website) and Freddy Morello (social media) - for their hard work on this!

We need YOUR help - buying tickets of course, but more importantly, sharing this with friends,  family and business associates who might be interested in this unique opportunity. We have posted a flyer you can download from here to distribute - and you can share the information through social media

Remember, individuals MUST be 21 years old to participate.

For more information scan the QR code on this page or head to www.whiskey-raffle.com.

Celebrate the Work of Clubhouse Atlanta

You're invited to join in the one year anniversary celebration for Clubhouse Atlanta, an inviting place for adults with Mental Illness that gives them Respect, Dignity and Courage to reach their potential as valued and contributing members of their community. Our own Freddy Morello is the Clubhouse's Executive Director and will be sharing its story with us at the end of October.

In the meantime, consider stopping by this outdoor event and whether you'd be interested in supporting the fundraising efforts linked to this first anniversary. The organization is growing and serving more people every day, and its Campaign for Growth is targeting $75,000 in new donations. You can learn more about Clubhouse Atlanta and make a contribution at https://www.clubhouseatlanta.org/. And don't miss Freddy's presentation on October 29.

Club Calendar
What's Happening in October

Here's a way to keep up with all that's happening with the Rotary Club of Dunwoody. If you would like to add an event - or add a story to the bulletin, send an email to Jackie Cuthbert at cuthbert@mindspring.com by Tuesday evening.

Oct. 7

Board dinner with DG Mary Ligon

Oct. 8

District Governor Mary Ligon visits Dunwoody

Oct. 9

Dunwoody Nature Center service project

Oct. 15

Meeting: Stephanie Freeman and Shavonne Reed, Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber of Commerce

Oct. 19

Board meeting: Zoom 7:30 am

Oct. 19

Attorney/CPA – Rotary Means Business, 6:30 pm at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, Perimeter

Oct. 21

Thirsty Thursday, Porter Brew & Que Brewery, 5486 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, 5:30 pm – Welcome Dunwoody Alumni

Oct. 22

No meeting

Oct. 23

Bounds Garden clean-up, 9:00 AM

Oct. 29

Freddy Morello, Clubhouse Atlanta

Oct. 31

First drawing, Exclusive Whiskey and Cigar Pairing Raffle