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"The Friendly Breakfast Club"

September 7, 2022


September is Basic Education and Literacy Month

9/9 Billy Grogan, Chief of Police- City of Dunwoody
9/23 Michael Starling, Director of Economic Development, City of Dunwoody

Our Rotary Family

9/6 Chris Gutschenritter
9/18 Marion Bunch


9/4 Robert Hall (22)
9/4 Charlene Hall (42)

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
President Nominee Louise Barden
Immediate PP Carter Stout
Treasurer Cathie Brumfield
Secretary Matthew Johnson
Foundation Jennie Stipick
Membership Dave Burr
Public Image Freddy Morello

This Week's Speaker
Billy Grogan, Chief of Police, City of Dunwoody

Join us this Friday to welcome our own Billy Grogan, Chief of Police for the City of Dunwoody. You can join in person at Le Meridien or online via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89796844807

Billy became the first Chief of Police for the new City of Dunwoody in December 2008 after completing a 28-year career with the Marietta Police Department as a Deputy Chief. He has a Masters of Public Administration from Kennesaw State University and is a graduate of the 193rd Session of the FBI National Academy. [read more]

Thirst Thursday Alert
Join Us Next Thursday, September 15 at Spice and Sky

Join us at Spice in the Sky next week - September 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm - for this month's Thirsty Thursday, where we join together to enjoy each other along with great food and drinks. Located on top of the Holiday Inn & Suites Atlanta Perimeter - Dunwoody, just inside I-285 at 4401 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, this venue is easy to get to and provides both indoor and outdoor accommodations.  

Discover new flavors and a vibrant atmosphere while dining at this stunning rooftop restaurant and bar, Spice & Sky. Perfect for all occasions, with an exciting menu that features Asian-International cuisine, fused with traditional American tastes.

Spruill Center Launches Arts for Alzheimer's

The Spruill Center for the Arts is pleased to begin Arts for Alzheimer’s, a pilot art education program aimed at increasing the well-being of individuals living with memory loss and their care partners through engagement in the arts. The program is being offered this fall at no charge to participants and is now open for registration.

Each month, teaching artist Amanda Williams will guide participants through an examination of a prominent artist and their works.   Individuals and their care partners will explore a variety of mediums designed to engage and connect them to the monthly class theme and they will create a work of art inspired by that month’s featured artist. In this pilot program, those artists include Henry Ossawa Tanner, Henri Mattise, Hanna Hoch and Claes Oldenburg.

Arts for Alzheimer’s begins September 14 and will be held every 2nd Wednesday through December 14.  Registration is available at https://registration.spruillarts.org/wconnect/ace/CourseStatus.awp?&course=224AFA100

Our Rotary Club is a partner of the Spruill Center for the Arts.

Cheers to Doing Good Around the World

Congratulations to Past President Carter Stout and the entire club for receiving a Rotary Citation for all we did in the 2021-22 Rotary year. Let's keep it going!

From Dave Burr, Membership Director
Our Club Will Host Chamber Networking Event in October

The Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber sponsors a monthly networking event for their members - the August event was at Fogo Fogo de Chão and the September 20 event will be at Bar Peri[1]. Here's the exciting news: our Club will sponsor the October 11th event at the Spruill Gallery. The Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber will begin promoting the event soon.

I mentioned this event during Friday's meeting. The event is an opportunity for chamber members to meet each other, network, enjoy the food and beverages, visit the Spruill Gallery, and learn about Rotary. Our club will use this opportunity to promote our community involvement and attract new members.

As the club sponsors the event, we have opportunities to promote your business. We want to highlight you as one of the local business leaders involved in the club. Can you promote your business by helping with:

  1. Door prizes - Can you donate a unique gift? We would like 2-3 door prizes that could be an item with your company name on it, a gift certificate to a local restaurant or event, a gift bag of a bottle of wine, etc.
  2. Gift bag items - We will prepare gift bags for each of the 50 attendees. Does your business have a coupon, a coffee mug, a business card, a flyer, or something similar to add to the gift bag?

Please reply directly to Dave Burr if you can provide a door prize or gift bag.


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.

Sept 9
Regular Meeting: Billy Grogan, Chief of Police, City of Dunwoody
Sept 15
Thirsty Thursday: Spice & Sky, Holiday Inn & Suites, Atlanta - Perimeter at Dunwoody, 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Sept 16
No meeting - join us for Thirsty Thursday
Sept 23
Regular Meeting: Michael Starling, Director of Economic Development, City of Dunwoody
Sept 30
Regular Meeting: Panel Discussion of Local Distillery Owners hosted by Dave Burr
Oct 7
Regular Meeting: District Governor George Granade 
Oct 11
Club Hosts Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber "Alive after Five" at Spruill Art Gallery, Ashford Dunwoody Rd.
Oct 14
Camille Charmetant, Rotary Youth Exchange student