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"The Friendly Breakfast Club"

December 1, 2021


December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month

12/3 Regular Meeting
12/10 No meeting - Holiday Luncheon
12/17 Regular Meeting
12/31 No meeting - Happy New Year

Our Rotary Family

12/4 Carter Stout
12/8 Ardy Bastien
12/8 Rick Otness
12/11 Richard Parsons, Jr.
12/14 Ron Barden
12/15 Rick Woods
12/19 Susan Schwall
12/23 Erich Schuetz
12/31 Jack Sparks
12/31 Jennie Stipick
12/31 Mark Sikes
12/31 Jeff Rosen
12/31 Cary King
12/31 Kristi LoVerde
12/31 Matthew Johnson
12/31 Lynn Deutsch


12/20 Jack Sparks (16)
12/21 Anne Glenn (25)

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 Shumway (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
Mario Evans, Peachtree DeKalb Airport

Join us this Friday as we welcome Mario Evans, Airport Director for the DeKalb Peachtree Airport (PDK). Mario is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He started his professional career with DeKalb County in October of 1999, and has spent all of the past 16 years at DeKalb Peachtree Airport (PDK). You may join in person at LeMeridien or via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86202979419

Very Special Fellowship Opportunity
37th Annual Holiday Luncheon - Friday, December 10

You and a guest are invited to join the Dunwoody Family of Rotary on Friday, December 10 at the Dunwoody Country Club for our annual gala luncheon. Festivities begin at 11:00 - where you can catch up with friends - and we can continue conversation as we take our seats at 11:30 and enjoy lunch. At noon, we'll start the program - including a very special tribute to PDG Bill Mulkey and his family, presentation of some awards and a brief appearance by the Marine Corps as we make our donation to Toys for Tots. So plan on coming and don't forget to bring an unwrapped toy.

RSVP as soon as possible via email to rcdsecr@gmail.com - put Holiday Luncheon RSVP in the subject line. 

Service Opportunity
Do You Believe in Magic? Then Join Us This Saturday for a Dunwoody Tradition

Do you remember the childhood story of Rapunzel, locked in a room and tasked with turning straw into gold? We have a similar opportunity on Saturday, December 4 at 9 AM when we meet to transform about 1,000 books into magical holiday gifts for the students of Dresden and Kingsley Elementary Schools. We'll also enjoy coffee and breakfast goodies. It all takes place at President Carter Stout’s offices, 4675 N. Shallowford Road, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30338. Our work to add bookplates and Spanish/English dictionary cards will be done in no time at all!   [more]

Fellowship Opportunity
Join Us Tomorrow as We Co-host the Dunwoody Chamber's Holiday VIBE after Five

Tomorrow, we are partnering with the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce in a Holiday Very Important Business Event (VIBE) After Five at IMAGINE Coworking benefiting Dunwoody's Christmas for Kids. The Chamber will donate all registration fees to Dunwoody's Christmas for Kids! The event runs from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. IMAGINE Coworking is located at 2342 Perimeter Park Drive in Chamblee. What's included with registration? One beer or wine * Delicious appetizers * Amazing in-person networking opportunities * The great feeling of helping Children during the Holiday Season! Register now! You can register as a Chamber member because the Club has a membership.

Service Opportunity
Toys for Tots Is Counting On Us - Bring Unwrapped Toys Next Friday

For many years, Dunwoody Rotarians have been very generous in supporting local Marines in their Toys for Tots Drive. We want to make this the best year ever! So look for toys, bikes and games and bring them to the Holiday luncheon on December 10! With your generosity, we can make this holiday season the best yet for needy local youth!

Support Our Fundraiser
Whiskey-Cigar Raffle #3 Set December 21

We have successfully completed two of our three raffles - and are looking for your help to make drawing #3 a big success!  Tell your friends - especially your whiskey-loving friends that the prize is a bottle of Blanton's Original Single Barrel - the world's first single barrel bourbon with two matched hand-rolled cigars. This bourbon's flavor profile is sweet with notes of citrus and oak. Its creamy vanilla nose is teased with caramel and butterscotch, all underscored by familiar baking spices such as cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon. It could be a perfect holiday gift!

Tickets are $25 - and there are only 66 tickets left to buy of the 150 available! Direct interested parties to whiskey-raffle.com. And remember, all funds raised go to the Dunwoody Rotary Charitable Fund to fund our work in the community and the world.

Thank You
Thanksgiving Magic ... Dunwoody Rotary Making a Difference

It is with a full heart that I send this letter. For several years now I have told you about a tradition that I started with our daughter Claudia in Kingsley Elementary School. I asked for support knowing full well that this was not a school your children would be assigned to, but I did so because this school is in your back yard and has many families with financial difficulties and hungry children. I also did so because I know Rotary has a heart.

Well, once again, your response was overwhelming, and Claudia and I can’t thank you enough for making our 5th Kingsley Harvest Basket program such a tremendous success. We ordered 80 turkeys from the Dunwoody Lidl store and they gave us a very generous price on 14 to 19 lb Butterball turkeys. We also had help

Wine Fellowship
Plan to Join Us at the Augello's Home on December 14

There are still 10 spots open for the wine fellowship at Charlie and Anita Augello's home on Tuesday, December 14 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. As usual, plan to bring a bottle of wine and/or an appetizer to share. Charlie and Anita will be providing an entree and a dessert. It's an event you don't want to miss!

Please register for the event by clicking this link. First come, first serve - and we suggest that you register by December 7.

Club Calendar
What's Happening in December and January

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.

Dec. 2

Joint Event: RCD and Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce, Holiday VIBE after Five, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at IMAGINE Coworking, 2342 Perimeter Park Drive, Chamblee.

Dec. 3

Mario Evans, Airport Director, Peachtree DeKalb Airport, “PDK: Economic Impact, Outlook, Challenges”

Dec. 4

Book Prep for Dresden and Kingsley – Carter’s office – 9:00 am

Dec 10

Holiday luncheon, Dunwoody Country Club, 11:30 am – Toys for Tots collection

Dec. 14

Wine Fellowship at Charlie and Anita Augello’s, 6:00 pm, attendance limited to 20 – register using calendar at dunwoodyrotary.org

Dec. 17

Regular meeting: GRSP, Malachi’s Storehouse and Laws of Life

Dec. 21

Third Whiskey-Cigar Raffle Drawing, details TBD

Dec 24

No meeting: Happy Holidays!

Dec. 31

No meeting: Happy New Year!

Jan. 7

Linda Davidson, Executive Director, Alzheimer Association of Georgia

Jan. 8

Dunwoody Nature Center, 9:00 am

Bounds Garden Clean-up, 9:00 am

Jan. 14

Maro Innocent-Otolo, Our GRSP Student from Nigeria

Jan. 14-16

GRSP Leadership Weekend

Jan. 21

No meeting; meeting; join us for Thirsty Thursday

Jan. 28

Eric Linton, City Manager, City of Dunwoody