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"The Friendly Breakfast Club"

September 29, 2022


September is Basic Education and Literacy Month

9/30 Panel Discussion of Local Distillery Owners
10/14 Regular Meeting: Camille Charnetant, Our Rotary Youth Exchange Student
10/21 No Meeting - Join us for Thirsty Thursday on Oct. 20
10/28 Kim Franklin, Senior Program Manager, Alzheimer's Association, Georgia Chapter

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



Fundraising Bob O'Brien
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
Public Image Imani Reynolds
Community Service Rick Woods
Sergeant-at-Arms Griff Ransom

Special District Celebration
District Event in Warm Springs Celebrates Polio Museum, PDG Ann Henderson

In 2008, when Bill Woulfin was District Governor, we celebrated the arrival of the Where's Polio Now? exhibit from the Smithsonian - on display at Warm Springs. The exhibit now has a permanent home in Warm Springs at the historic outdoor pool - and District 6900 will be celebrating this museum on Saturday, October 22 from 10 am - 2 pm. The museum is dedicated to the memory of Ann Henderson Johnson, our first female District Governor (1998-99) - and tells the story of Warm Springs and Polio treatment, but it also tells the story of the quest to eradicate Polio from the face of the earth.

Many Rotarians and Rotary Clubs - including ours - donated to the refurbishing of the museum and to the Adopt a Cottage Program - all in the name of PDG Ann. This celebration will be a special day for all of us - and includes a complimentary catered luncheon. District Governor George Granade wants to see you there; if you want to attend, register on the district website by October 14 (just follow this link to get there).

Rotary continues to be a key player in the goal to eradicate Polio - and we celebrate World Polio Day a little later in October. Consider attending this event and contributing to End Polio Now (contact Jennie Stipick for information about how you can contribute) .

This Week's Speakers
Panel Discussion: Seth Watson, Distillery of Modern Art and Clinton Dugan, Shortbarrel Bourbon

Join us this Friday for a panel discussion featuring Seth Watson of Distillery of Modern Art and Clinton Dugan of Shortbarrel Bourbon – both have donated whiskeys for our Second Annual Whiskey Raffle. Our own Dave Burr will moderate the discussion. You can join live at LeMeridien or via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89796844807

As the founder of Distillery of Modern Art (DOMA), Seth Watson has an interesting background. He graduated from University of Florida (according to DOMA’s blog, “funding his education with a series of odd (sometimes really odd!) jobs” and went on to start Track Seven Events – a specialty events company here in Atlanta in 2002. After a very successful 15-year run, Seth sold the business, and started the journey to create an enterprise that would link his event production and operational skills with his passion for the history, chemistry and artistry of making spirits. The result – DOMA.unding his education with a series of odd (sometimes really odd!) jobs

Clinton Dugan is one of the three founders of Shortbarrel Bourbon. All three have full-time jobs outside Shortbarrel. Clinton works in marketing with his own business – in his Linked In profile, he says he’s touched more than 700 websites during his career.  He left Ohio in 2013 to escape the snowy north. The three Shortbarrel founders focus on finding good bourbon, “putting our name on it and getting it to you for a fair price.”

Opportunity to Make a Difference
Help Celebrate Clubhouse Atlanta!

You are invited to attend Clubhouse Atlanta’s 2nd Birthday MembersFest and fundraising campaign kick-off. The event will take place at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Dunwoody on Thursday, October 13, 2022, from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM.

Highly regarded mental health advocate, Todd Jones, GA State Rep, District 25, will be the keynote speaker. There will be music performed by Betty Seni and food catered by Willy’s Mexicana Grill.

To register or donate, please go to EVENTS | ClubhouseAtlanta

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 or Imani Reynolds at imanireynolds@gmail.com by Tuesday evening.

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
Oct 20
Thirsty Thursday, location TBD; Whiskey Raffle Drawing #1
Oct 21
No meeting; join us for Thirsty Thursday
Oct 22
Bounds Garden Clean-Up, 9:00 am
Oct 22
District Celebration at Warm Springs, GA - Polio Museum, 10 am - 2pm
Oct 28
Regular Meeting: Kim Franklin, Senior Program Manager, Alzheimer's Association, Atlanta