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"The Friendly Breakfast Club"

August 30, 2023


August is Membership and New Club Development Month

9/1 Mark Galvin, Marketing Director, Discover Dunwoody, "Brand Rotary"
9/8 Paula Shiver, VP Engagement at Perimeter Chamber
9/22 Michael Starling, Director, Economic Development, City of Dunwoody
9/29 Dylan Cooper, PrizePicks.com, “PrizePicks: A Business Start-up Story”

Our Rotary Family

8/2 George Stewart, Jr.
8/4 William Thiele
8/14 Cathie Brumfield
8/15 Jack Francisco
8/16 Meredith Morris
8/17 Charlie Augello


8/2 William Grogan (43)
8/3 Deb Cameron (32)
8/12 Marion Bunch (45)
8/19 Mike Parks (6)
8/20 Ron Barden (56)
8/29 Buzz Law (15)
8/31 Rick Woods (22)

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Fridays, 7:15 am
AC Hotel Atlanta Perimeter - Bar Peri
40 Perimeter Center Pl NE
Atlanta, GA , GA 30346



Fundraising Bob O'Brien
President Jack Sparks
President-Elect Louise Barden
Immediate PP Jennifer Shumway
Vice President Louise Barden
Treasurer Carter Stout
Secretary David Burr
Foundation Jennie Stipick
Membership Mike Irvin, Jr.
Public Image Mark Galvin

Wake Up! Wake Up! This Week's Meeting at AC Hotel's Bar Peri

Reprogram your memory and your navigation system for this Friday, September 1, as we move our meetings to the AC Hotel's Bar Peri on the top floor. This will be our NEW location going forward. It's close to LeMeridien - set your navigation for AC Hotel by Marriott, Atlanta Perimeter, 40 Perimeter Center Place NE, Atlanta GA 30346. We met there for our first meeting in July and our Mardi Gras Thirsty Thursday earlier this year.

This Week's Speaker
Mark Galvin, Our Rotary Brand

Mark Galvin serves as director of marketing for Discover Dunwoody, the destination marketing organization (DMO) responsible for promoting tourism within the thriving city located just north of Atlanta. He is also Dunwoody Rotary's Public Image Chair for the 2023-24 Rotary year and will share some thoughts in Friday's meeting about building our Club's Rotary brand.

His 30 years of experience from various hotel brands including InterContinental Hotel Group, Hyatt Hotels, Marriott® Hotels and Omni Hotels & Resorts, as well as from several independent hotels and resorts, well prepared him for this role. He began his hospitality career working in room operations, serving as front office manager and housekeeping director. Over the course of his hospitality career, Galvin focused on developing leaders, salespeople and strategic visions. [more]

Save the Date to Serve
Keep a Long-Time Dunwoody Tradition Going: Sign Up for Our Sept. 21 USO Tour of Duty

You can enlist today for our upcoming day at the USO on September 21. You'll be upholding a long-time Dunwoody tradition. We need:

  • Eight volunteers to help welcome and serve lunch to any active troops and veterans passing through Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on September 21 from 10 am - 3 pm, and
  • Any and all bakers who would like to contribute home cooked cookies and brownies to go with that lunch.

Cookies should be delivered to the E. 48th Street Market on 09/18 & 19th, 2023. All home baked cookies will be bagged on volunteer day and each bag will have a label that reads  "Dear Soldier, Thank you for your service. Enjoy this small token of appreciation made especially for you with love and prayers." Rotary Club of Dunwoody

Please contact Charlie Augello (italian@e48thstreetmarket.com) to volunteer or bake cookies.

We look forward to another very rewarding day that Rotarians demonstrate “Service above Self"

Ready, Set, Recruit
Remember: Rotary Business Cards Orders Due Tomorrow (8/31)

We are looking to you to promote our club and help us attract new members, new sponsors, new speakers, and new friends. And we're ready to help you do that by getting you personal Rotary business cards - as long as you order through Dave Burr (davidthomasburr@gmail.com) by August 31. [more]

Rotary Youth Exchange
Gearing Up for the 2024-25 RYE Class

Know someone who might be interested in this year abroad high school experience? We are gearing up to identify outbound Rotary Youth Exchange students for the 2024-25 school year, and to identify potential sponsor clubs and families for inbound clubs. We're hoping to sponsor a student this year from Dunwoody High School - our first since the pandemic. We need your help in spreading the word about the opportunity to your neighbors and friends! 

It all starts with an Information Session. Students who would like to learn more about the Rotary Youth Exchange scholarship program should attend an Information Session.  Before submitting an application, students must participate in one of the Information Sessions together with at least one parent.  (Rotarians welcome at these events - sign up at RYESE.org/district-6900/6900-application-info/

  • Session 2- Sandy Springs Library – Aug 29, 2023
  • Session 3- Peachtree City – Sep 5, 2023
  • Session 4- Emory Johns Creek Hospital – Sep 20, 2023

Applications are open now and due by October 15, 2023. We will reveal student selections on December 13, 2023. Contact Rick Woods (our Club Chair this year for RYE) or Mike Parks for more information.