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"The Friendly Breakfast Club"

December 8, 2021


December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month

12/10 No meeting - Holiday Luncheon
12/17 Regular Meeting
12/31 No meeting - Happy New Year
1/7 Regular Meeting - Linda Davidson, Alzheimer Association of GA

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


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

Rotary Online



Fridays, 7:15 am
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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

No Friday Morning Meeting
37th Annual Holiday Luncheon at Dunwoody Country Club ... In Person Only

Tomorrow the Dunwoody Family of Rotary will gather at the Dunwoody Country Club for the 37th annual Holiday Luncheon. Festivities begin at 11:00 am; lunch buffet opens at 11:30 am.

At our first holiday luncheon in 1984, we made our first charitable donation to provide Christmas gifts for disabled children. Tomorrow. we will collect to donate unwrapped toys that we'll donate to the Marine's Toys for Tots program - continuing a tradition of providing gifts for needy children at the holidays. Thanks to Jim and Janet Glass for bringing the Toys for Tots opportunity to us years ago - and for their continued leadership of this effort.

Tomorrow's luncheon will be very special as we welcome Bill Mulkey's family and pay special tribute to "Mr. Rotary." 

About 90 people will join the party tomorrow. We will not be broadcasting via Zoom.

Service Opportunity
Come Help Save the Old Growth Forest - Dunwoody Nature Center This Saturday

This Saturday, December 11, we have another workday at the Dunwoody Nature Center. But it's more than just a workday to Past President Cathie Brumfield, master gardener, who is passionate about this work because it's helping to save valuable old growth forest. I asked Cathie to explain the significance and you can read about it by clicking "more" at the end of this article.

But here's the bottom line from Cathie, "In our own backyard, the Dunwoody Nature Center actually encompasses an old growth forest. However, the invasives must be removed to allow the native plants to return and flourish. The DNC established the Forest Steward’s program in early 2021, and I was recruited by the prior Director to assist.

"As a devoted Georgia Native Plant enthusiastic restoring my own property, I was not impressed by the need to remove invasives from someone else’s property, however I was blown away by the varieties of native plants sprouting at the DNC as we eliminated the ivy.

"Can you join us? Every month we gather at the DNC on a Saturday morning for a few hours to make a difference. Let’s help save the native Piedmont Forest in our own backyard and help restore the most amazing property I have ever seen. And remember we will not have native birds and bees without native plants.) Volunteer day is on the second Saturday of every month, working with the Forest Stewards - starting at 9 am. It’s a wonderful way to start off your weekend in nature and service. JOIN US! Let save the forest together."

For now, read more about the forest ...

Save the Date
Save May 16, 2022 for Our First Annual Golf Tournament

Please save the date to join the Rotary Club of Dunwoody at our First Annual Golf Classic on May 16, 2022 at St. Marlo Country Club. Our partner for this event is the Alzheimer’s Association of Georgia - The Longest Day Program.

Share the date with your friends and look for information soon about more ways you can help. Contact Bob O’Brien at rsobrien111@gmail.com for questions - or to volunteer to help!

And enjoy the photo - from the 1992 District Conference - when the Rotary Club of Dunwoody team won the prize!

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 10

Holiday luncheon, Dunwoody Country Club, 11:00 am – Toys for Tots collection

Dec. 11

Dunwoody Nature Center, 9:00 am – Help Save the Forest

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 – Help Save the Forest!

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