PDF Version

Having trouble reading this email? Click here for the web version.

"The Friendly Breakfast Club"

July 6, 2022


July is New Rotary Year Month

7/8 Regular Meeting - Mike Parks, Rotary Youth Exchange
7/22 Regular Meeting - Tony Barnhart, College Football Sports Analyst
7/29 Regular Meeting - Sunny K. Park, Chief Executive Janitor, General Building Maintenance

Our Rotary Family

7/8 Raymond Mesa
7/12 Beverly Mulkey
7/18 Roy Wise
7/25 Frederick Bounds


7/3 Frederick Bounds (14)
7/5 Russell Reams, DBA, Jr. (8)
7/7 Brian Harper (14)
7/10 Lawrence Domenico (29)
7/10 Ken Levy (45)
7/11 William Thiele (26)

Rotary Online



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



President Jennifer Shumway
President-Elect Jack Sparks
Immediate PP Carter Stout
Treasurer Cathie Brumfield
Secretary Matthew Johnson
Foundation Jennie Stipick
Membership David Burr
Public Image Freddy Morello

Michael Parks - District Chairman for the Rotary Youth Exchange

Join us this Friday, July 8th, 2022  live at Le Meridien Hotel (remember, don't park in the Wells Fargo lot) or via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86202979419.

We will hear from fellow Rotarian, Michael Parks, District Chairman for the Rotary Youth Exchange program in District 6900.

Mike was an exchange student himself, twice.  He did short-term exchange in Mexico in 1975, and long-term exchange in Brazil in 1976-1977, where he was named Rotary’s exchange student of the year.  He has been a passionate advocate for the Rotary Youth Exchange program ever since.

After university, Mike joined United Airlines and was quickly promoted to become the company’s youngest Regional Manager.  His career moved him to several different cities around the world, and progressively higher levels of responsibility.  He eventually became Senior Vice President of Electronic Travel Distribution for American Airlines/SABRE, responsible for sales, operations, and customer service in Latin America and the Caribbean.  Later, Mike was promoted to the same position for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and was based in London.  Delta Air Lines and their travel technology company, Worldspan, recruited Mike to move to Atlanta in 2000 to become Senior Vice President of Worldwide Travel Distribution.

After a 30-year career in the travel industry, Mike is now retired and dedicates his time to family, Rotary Youth Exchange, and not-for-profit activities.  He has been a member of the Rotary Club of Dunwoody for more than ten years and has served on the board of the club for five of those years.  He has served as District 6900 Chairman of Rotary Youth Exchange since the program’s inception here, and he also serves on the board of Rotary Zone 34’s scholarship support organization, Rotary Youth Exchange Southeast.   Additionally, Mike volunteers for the Human Rights Campaign and does occasional consulting work for airlines around the world.  Mike, his partner Claudio, and their 2-year-old daughter Zoe live in Sandy Springs.

2022-2023: Help us IMAGINE our Future.

Last week, President Jennifer shared her exciting vision for the year ahead and asked us to not only IMAGINE with her, but to be a major part of the plan. She concluded her vision by asking us four important questions: 

  1. Are you willing/able to lead a committee, now or within the next year?
  2. What NEW Project do you IMAGINE?
  3. Who is our UNSUNG Hero and why?
  4. Who would be a great member and who would benefit by joining the club?

With our motto, SERVICE ABOVE SELF,  in-mind, if you haven't already done so, we ask you to take a minute and IMAGINE with us and share your answers via email to President Jennifer at jbowler325@gmail.com.

Fellowship Opportunity
RCD Night at Gwinnett Stripers

Our club will enjoy a night at the Gwinnett Stripers game in Lawrenceville on Saturday, July 16 - game time is 6:05 pm. Cost is $15 per ticket; children 12 and under will be admitted free as guests of the Club. The Stripers are playing the Durham Bulls that evening. Food will be available for purchase at the concession stands throughout the game.

Please RSVP with the number of persons in your party via email - to Sherry at sherrylevy13@hotmail.com or Ken at kennethlevy99@gmail.com ASAP.

If you have questions, please call Ken at 770-686-2651.

Mark Your Calendars....

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.

July 8Regular Meeting: Marke Parks, Rotary Youth Exchange - "Providing Life Changing Experiences for Youth"
July 14Thirsty Thursday, Bar{n}, 5521 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Dunwoody GA 30338
July 15

No Meeting; Join us for Thirsty Thursday

July 16RCD Night at Gwinnett Stripers baseball, Lawrenceville - Ken Levy has more information
July 22Regular Meeting: Tony Barnhart, College Football 2022 
July 29Sunny K. Park, Chief Executive Janitor, General Building Maintenance (GBM)
Aug 6Sat: 830am - FODAC, meet at 57th Fighter Restaurant at Peachtree Dekalb Airport. Sign-Up here: Volunteer Form
Aug 7Sun: 12pm - Rotary Youth Exchange District Lunch in Peachtree City. Location TBA
Aug 27Sat: 9am - Day trip to GA Vineyards/Wine Tour - Save the Date, Details to follow.