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"The Friendly Breakfast Club"

September 13, 2023


September is Basic Education and Literacy Month

9/22 Michael Starling, Director, Economic Development, City of Dunwoody
9/29 Dylan Cooper, PrizePicks.com, “PrizePicks: A Business Start-up Story”
10/6 Andre Marria, District Governor
10/13 Jennie Stipick, The Rotary Foundation

Our Rotary Family

9/6 Chris Gutschenritter
9/18 Marion Bunch


9/4 Charlene Hall (43)

Rotary Online



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President Jack Sparks
President-Elect Louise Barden
President Nominee Matthew Johnson
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
Sergeant-at-Arms George Stewart, Jr.

No Friday Meeting This Week
Join Us for Thirsty Thursday at Dunwoody Tavern

Join us tomorrow - Thursday, September 12 - for fun and fellowship at the Dunwoody Tavern. Festivities begin at 5:30 pm. We look forward to seeing you there.

Whiskey Raffle Update
Suppport Our Third Annual Whiskey Raffle

Join us in raising a glass for a great cause! The Dunwoody Rotary Club is thrilled to announce our Whiskey Raffle, where you can WIN amazing whiskey while making a difference in our community and supporting the Rotary Charitable Fund that assists some TERRIFIC causes: purchase reading books for Kingsley Elementary School, Malachi’s Storehouse, USO, Harvest Food boxes, and MORE! 

How to participate:

1️⃣ Purchase raffle tickets online at https://bit.ly/45JzL6v or in person at our Friday morning meetings. And pass the news and the website information along to your whiskey-loving friends.

2️⃣ Each ticket gives you a chance to win top-notch whiskeys. Check out the website! (www.WhiskeyRaffle.com)

3️⃣ All proceeds go towards local service needs and other Rotary Charitable Fund initiatives.

The first drawing takes place on October 19!

Relief for Maui
Join Us for Dinner at Carbonara's and Support Maui Relief

Reservations for 10 have been made at Carbonera’s in Dunwoody on Saturday, September 23 at 6:30 pm. Six places left. Let’s show our support for the Dunwoody restaurants who are supporting Maui. Contact Louise Barden for more information or to sign up. This is part of our initiative with local businesses to raise funds for Maui and its fire victims. [read more]

New Student, Fellowship Opportunity
Welcome GRSP Student Ahmed!

Welcome Dunwoody's new GRSP student - Ahmed Sendze from Gabon - and enjoy time with your Rotary friends at our welcome party on Sunday, October 1. Bill and Les Woulfin will host this Family of Rotary event from 3-7 pm. Everyone is invited.

The Woulfins will provide the entree and the club provides wine, beer and sodas. We are asking that each of you provide an appetizer, salad, side dish or dessert to share (enough to serve 8 people). 

If you plan on attending, please let Griff know with an email to griffransom@bellsouth.net by September 14. In that email, [read more]

Save the Date to Serve
It's Almost Time for Our Sept. 21 USO Tour of Duty

Thursday, September 1 is fast approaching - and there's still time to contact Charlie Augello (italian@e48thstreetmarket.com) if you want to be part of our day at the USO on September 21. Contact Charlie to see if you can volunteer 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
  • 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

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

Helping Maui
RCD Mobilizes Local Businesses to Aid Lahaina, Maui Fire Victims

Our club has taken swift action to support the victims of the recent fire tragedy in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. Throughout the upcoming month of September 2023, the Rotary Club has enlisted the support of Dunwoody's vibrant culinary and retail community to raise funds for those affected by the catastrophic event.

In a display of unity and compassion, the Rotary Club of Dunwoody has launched a collaborative initiative that reflects the community's shared commitment to extending a helping hand. Participating restaurants are pledging their dedication by contributing a portion of the proceeds from selected menu items. Simultaneously, local retail businesses will prominently feature donation boxes to encourage contributions from patrons. Read on for a list of restaurants and businesses - and share this information with your family and friends so that we can provide strong support for Maui.  [read more]