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"The Friendly Breakfast Club"

October 13, 2021


October is Economic and Community Development Month

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
11/5 The Rotary Foundation

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)

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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

What's Inside ...
In This Bulletin ...

Read about our Friday speakers from the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce ... and then keep going to learn more about:

  • How we're doing on our Exclusive Whiskey and Cigar Pairings Raffle and how you can help
  • The GRSP Leadership Weekend ... a 20-year Dunwoody tradition that's coming up in January
  • A special Thirsty Thursday next week ... with our Dunwoody of Rotary alumni
  • The upcoming Rotary Means Business gathering
  • Our calendar for October and November

This Week's Speakers
Stephanie Freeman and Shavonne Reed, Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce

This Friday, we'll hear from Stephanie Freeman and Chavonne Reed of the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce. You can join us in person at LeMeridien or via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86202979419.

As President and CEO of the Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber, Stephanie is dedicated to continuous organizational and community improvements in the face of a rapidly evolving and changing market. She promotes active participation and collaboration through a variety of initiatives to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of the City of Dunwoody and the surrounding region.

Chair of the Dunwoody Chamber, Shavonne describes herself as a "Marketing & Communications expert, on a mission to broker happiness and well-being for a healthier and happier world." She is a speaker, trainer, facilitator and author. Her company - OPUA Agency - enables mission-driven organizations to raise health-consciousness through effective marketing and communications awareness initiatives.

Support Our Fundraiser
Exclusive Whiskey & Cigar Pairing Raffle - October Drawing 18 Days Away!

In our first ever Whiskey & Cigar Pairing Raffle, this month's featured prize is a Weller Antique 107 Bourbon with two "paired to the bourbon" specialty cigars. Tickets are on sale now at www.whiskey-raffle.com. Only 49 of 100 tickets remain at this writing for the drawing that takes place October 31. Be sure to share the link with anyone you think would enjoy this special opportunity - proceeds will support the Rotary Club of Dunwoody's work in the community and around the world! And, people can buy tickets for our November and December drawings too - featuring a Shortbarrel and a Blanton Original Single Barrel bourbon with matching cigars.

So what's special about the Weller Antique 107 Bourbon? Featuring a balanced and full-bodied flavor, this bronze-colored spirit ages for seven years in new white oak barrels. In Weller Antique 107, we detected notes of fruit, vanilla and cinnamon. The aroma hits your nose, with subtle hints of vanilla, caramel and butterscotch. Deeper within the nose are whiffs of leather and nutmeg with trace amounts of cinnamon. Most surprising is the amount of oak that comes off of it for a relatively young bourbon. The bottle has a $150 value - tickets are $15 each.

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.

Thirsty Thursday
Celebrate Long-Time Friends in a New Place Next Thursday!

Mark your calendar now for Thursday, October 21 - when we welcome Rotary Club of Dunwoody Alumni to join us for Thirsty Thursday in a new venue - Porter Brew & Que Brewery, 5486 Chamblee Dunwoody Road. The fun begins at 5:30 pm!

Why are we reaching out to our alumni? Because they are part of our Family of Rotary ... and we believe once you're a member of the family, you're always a Dunwoody Rotarian.  Who knows, we might convince a few to get involved again ... as an active Rotarian or an active friend of the Rotary Club of Dunwoody.

Why are we meeting at Porter Brew & Que? Because they are part of the Dunwoody business community and because they made a generous whiskey donation to our raffle.

So come and join us on the 21st!

Gearing Up for GRSP Leadership Weekend: Join October 27 Planning Meeting

We are gearing up for one of our major undertakings of the Rotary year - the 2022 GRSP Leadership Conference! We expect about 43 international students from colleges and universities all over the state of Georgia to join us in Dunwoody over the Martin Luther King weekend (January 14-16) and would welcome the help of all Dunwoody Rotarians and members of our Family of Rotary.

Learn more about what we have planned - and how you can help - at our next committee  meeting, set for Wednesday, October 27 at 7:00 pm via Zoom. And mark your calendar now for the Leadership weekend in January - you won't want to miss out on the fellowship with our international students and your Family of Rotary.

Contact the Bardens if you'd like more information.

Rotary Means Business
Network with Rotarians from Around the District on October 19

That's when the Rotary Means Business fellowship will gather again - at the Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, Perimeter. Last month's gathering drew a crowd - with Rotarians from the Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Tucker, Peachtree City and Atlanta Metro clubs. A brief presentation addressed effective uses of LinkedIn and other marketing strategies, then attendees enjoyed the opportunity to network. So plan to join us on October 19 at 6:30 pm.

Club Calendar
What's Happening in October and November

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. 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. 27

GRSP Leadership Conference Planning Meeting: 7:00 pm via Zoom

Oct. 29

Freddy Morello, Clubhouse Atlanta

Oct. 31

First drawing, Exclusive Whiskey and Cigar Pairing Raffle

Nov. 5

Meeting: The Rotary Foundation

Nov. 12

Meeting: Major Andrew Radloff, US AirForce

Nov. 13

Dunwoody Nature Center Service Project

Nov. 16

Board meeting: Zoom 7:30 am

Nov. 16

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

Nov. 18

Thirsty Thursday

Nov. 19

No meeting

Nov. 21

Second drawing: Exclusive Whiskey and Cigar Pairing Raffle

Nov 26

No meeting; Happy Thanksgiving!