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"The Friendly Breakfast Club"

August 10, 2022


August is Membership and New Club Development Month

8/12 Boris Salinas, Dunamis Foundation, Quito, Ecuador
8/26 Cathie Brumfield, The Power of Native Plants
9/2 Justin Campbell, Director of Studio Operations, Gray TV
9/9 Billy Grogan, Chief of Police- City of Dunwoody

Our Rotary Family

8/2 George Stewart, Jr.
8/4 William Thiele
8/14 Cathie Brumfield
8/15 Jack Francisco
8/17 Charlie Augello


8/2 William Grogan (42)
8/3 Deb Cameron (31)
8/12 Marion Bunch (44)
8/19 Mike Parks (5)
8/20 Ron Barden (55)
8/29 Buzz Law (14)
8/31 Rick Woods (21)

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

This Week's Speaker
Boris Salinas, CEO, Dunamis Foundation

Join us this Friday to welcome Boris Salinas, CEO of Dunamis, a non-profit organization in Quito, Ecuador serving underaged girls who have been rescued from sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and violence - teaching them life skills while providing a Christian-centered environment that's focused on enabling them to reintegrate into the world as healthy young women. Jackie Cuthbert and Susan Schwall have seen Dunamis in action in Ecuador and are excited to have Boris share the organization's work with you. You can join us in person at LeMeridien or via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86202979419
[read more]

Service Opportunity
Time to Rescue the Ferns This Saturday at Dunwoody Nature Center

We are back at the Dunwoody Nature Center this Saturday, August 13, after a brief summer hiatus - from 9-11:00 AM or so. Cathie Brumfield visited our site last week, and was very pleasantly surprised to see how good it looked after our time off. We have really knocked out a lot of ivy and wisteria. With a dedicated team next Saturday early - armed with garden gloves and your favorite garden tool), we can pull up the nasty Japanese stiltgrass that has sprouted before it goes to seed, with a little wisteria and ivy and be in really good shape for fall planting.

Cathie is thinking once we see how it cleans up on Saturday, she may donate some lady and Christmas ferns to the forest area, and some mountain mint to the meadow from her yard. The invasives have overwhelmed all the good stuff, but as we remove invasives we can introduce natives and they will actually help us keep the bad plants down while looking good. Nature hates a vacuum.

Service Opportunity
And if you want even more gardening fun ...

Plan on rising early and joining Ranger Fred Bounds at the Bounds Garden "Rave" the following Saturday, August 20. We're starting at 7:00 am in the hopes of getting some new gardeners involved in this long-time Dunwoody tradition of helping the Dunwoody community look beautiful! Don't let the regulars have too much fun on their own - set your alarm and join us across from the Dunwoody Library on Chamblee Dunwoody!

Next Week's Thirsty Thursday
Dunwoody Teams Up with Spruill Arts Center Pop Up in the Plaza

This month's Thirsty Thursday takes us to the Spruill Center for the Arts, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, as we join in the Center's Pop-Up in the Plaza, with live music, food and drink, art demos and, of course, fellowship! The event runs from 5-8 pm, and is presented by The Rotary Club of Dunwoody as part of our partnership with the Spruill Center! See you there!

From Rotary International
Stephanie Urchick Selected to Serve as RI President 2024-25

Stephanie A. Urchick, of the Rotary Club of McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2024-25, a decision that would make her only the second woman to hold that position. She will be declared the president-nominee on 1 October if no challenging candidates have been suggested.

With the world facing incredible challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic, disasters driven by climate change, and conflict in many regions, Urchick says Rotary’s leaders can offer a vision and a plan for overcoming these challenges.

“Measures taken by Rotary leadership to survive and end critical challenges often make our organization stronger and more resilient for future events,” Urchick says. “This kind of essential leadership also creates new levels of cooperation, even among rivals, when Rotarians pull together as people of action to serve and solve a crisis.” [read more]

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.

Aug 12Regular Meeting: Boris Salinas, CEO, Dunamis
Aug 13
Save the Forest, Restore the Ferns at Dunwoody Nature Center - 9 - 11 am - contact Cathie Brumfield
Aug 18
Thirsty Thursday: Pop Up at the Plaza - in partnership with Spruill Center for the Arts event (sponsored by us) at 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, 5-8 pm
Aug 20
Bounds Garden Party "Rave" - 7 am - for ALL ages, YOUNG and older - NEW TIME!
Aug 27Sat: 9am - Day trip to GA Vineyards/Wine Tour - Save the Date, Details to follow.