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"The Friendly Breakfast Club"

April 27, 2022


April is Maternal and Child Health Month

5/6 Regular Meeting - Dunwoody Mayor, Lynn Deutsch
5/13 Regular Meeting - Laws of Life
5/20 No Meeting - Join us for Thirsty Thursday on May 26
5/27 Regular Meeting - James Ottley, Atlanta History

Our Rotary Family

4/2 Darrin Vanderpan
4/5 Jim Riticher
4/9 Kathy Brandt
4/13 William Grogan
4/16 Jennie Springer
4/29 Lawrence Domenico


4/1 John Mills (33)
4/3 Pavittar Safir (14)
4/7 Cathie Brumfield (38)
4/23 Roy Ethridge (14)
4/28 Rick Otness (14)

Rotary Online



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



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

No Meeting This Week
Dunwoody Rotarians Head Off for Jolly Holiday

More than 20 members of the Dunwoody Family of Rotary are heading off to Sandestin this weekend to enjoy fun and fellowship at the District 6900 district conference. There's no regular Dunwoody meeting scheduled this week. Watch for more information about our "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" adventures in next week's bulletin. 

Golf Tournament Update
Celebrating Our Sponsors

We would like to thank our sponsors for the May 16 inaugural Dunwoody golf tournament benefiting the Georgia Alzheimer's Association The Longest Day program and our Dunwoody Charitable Fund. Join in thanking:

  • Gold Sponsor: Ashford Financial LLC  
  • Golf Ball Sponsor: Law Offices of Villard Bastien LLC 
  • Golf Hat Sponsor: Mosquito Joe 
  • Sign Sponsor: Signs of Intelligence
  • Putting Contest Sponsor: Mail Center Etc. 
  • Hole in One Contest Sponsor: Discover Dunwoody
  • Lunch Sponsor: East 48th Street Market 
  • Ditty Bag Sponsor: Farmers Insurance 

As of this week, we have sponsors for all 18 holes of the course. Thanks to: Ameris Bank; Mozley Finlason Loggins LLC; Stout Kaiser Attorneys at Law; Creative Financial Group; Magnolia Financial Management Services, Inc.; First Citizens Bank; Hotel Equities; Davis, Matthews & Quigley PC; Edward Jones; Respite Care Atlanta; Novo Cucina; Bob Koncerak (Rotary Club of Alpharetta); Kathy and Fred Brandt; Ken and Sherry Levy; Jim and Janet Glass; Lorri Christopher; Rick and Marilyn Woods.

YOU can still be a part of this event - as a Contributing ($250+) or Donating ($100+) Sponsor, or by volunteering to help at the tournament. Visit Home - FORE! The Memories (rcdgolftournament.com) to contribute. Contact Jennifer Shumway in advance of the tournament to volunteer. 

Service Opportunity
Dunwoody Arts Festival Returns May 7-9 ... You Can Still Volunteer

Thanks so much to all of you who have already signed up to be part of this signature community event. While artists display their creations, we have a great opportunity to put the Rotary Club of Dunwoody on display - through our support for artist set-up and break-down and our booth on the busy Arts Festival trail through Dunwoody Village.

At this writing, most slots are filled but we can always use more volunteers. Contact Kathy Brandt at 404-797-0705 or by email at kgbrandt1@comcast.net

Opportunity to Learn
Empowering Girls Webinar May 5, 11 am EDT

Editor's Note: I have signed up for this Zoom Webinar next Thursday and while I'm sure most of you received an email invite from our Rotary Zone 34, wanted to repeat the invite here.

Rotarians around the world, join Zones 33/34 for a thought-provoking series to #EmpowerGirlsNow.
When: Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 11:00 am - 12:15 pm EDT

Where: Zoom Webinar -- Register by clicking https://rotaryshares.org/clubsempowergirls
Who: Rotarians and Guests will hear about 3 Clubs making a real difference in the lives of girls. Our first speaker will be Kay Williamson, Founder and Director of Wrap Around, Rotary Club of Meriwether County as she talks about Period Poverty. Next, Dan Quinn, Founder of All Study Steps Tutoring, as he shares the amazing work of a group of 8 rotary clubs in Greensboro, NC that support educational efforts for children in extreme poverty. Their project partners with an onsite group in Vietnam, childrenofvietnam.org, to help girls get their education and graduate from high school. Our last speaker is John Hewko, General Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation who will share details on how girls in Ukraine are being supported.
Equality is a fundamental human right that’s necessary for a peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable world. Still, girls and women worldwide face inequities in areas including health and education, and they experience violence and poverty at higher rates than men.
What you will walk away with: 
Inspiration and Ideas for Club projects that will support Empowering Girls.
Empowering girls aligns with Rotary’s areas of focus and the goals of our Action Plan. See details on that here:  https://my.rotary.org/en/news-media/office-president/presidential-initiatives.   Read the Global Gender Gap Report here wef.ch/gendergap21.
We can increase our impact through projects that protect, empower, and create equity for girls. Join us to offer more opportunities for girls to elevate their voices and articulate their views, ideas, and opinions.
For more information on Empowering Girls Initiatives, please join us! In Zones 33/34, reach out directly to Tina Fischlin, iPDG District 6910, Empowering Girls Ambassador Zone 34, rotarytina@gmail.com or

Dawn Rochelle, iPDG District 7730, Empowering Girls Ambassador Zone 33, dawnrochelle.rotary7730dg@gmail.com

Yours in Rotary Service, 

Zones 33/34 Empowering Girls Team

Club Calendar
See What's Happening Soon!

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.

Apr. 28-May 1

District Conference, SanDestin!

Apr. 29

No meeting, District Conference

May 6

Regular meeting: Dunwoody Mayor Lynn Duetsch

May 6-8

Dunwoody Arts Festival, Dunwoody Village – service opportunities available to help artists set up Friday/Saturday, host RCD booth Sat/Sun and/or help artists Sunday afternoon - ask Kathy Brandt how you can help and plan on checking out the festival!

May 13

Regular meeting: Heather Van Wyk and Laws of Life Essay Winners, Dunwoody High School

May 14

Dunwoody Nature Center project, 9:00 am and Bounds Garden Cleanup, 9:00 am

May 16

Our inaugural "Fore the Memories" Golf Tournament ... ask Bob O'Brien how you can help!

May 17

Dunwoody Rotary Board of Directors meeting, 7:30 am via Zoom

May 17

Rotary Means Business, 6:30 pm

May 20

No meeting: Join us May 26 for Thirsty Thursday

May 21

Regular Meeting, James Ottley Esq, Atlanta History

May 26

Thirsty Thursday, Prospective Member Event, Spruill Arts Center, 5:30 pm