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The Bulletin


Club Calendar

April is Maternal and Child Health Month

4/14 Speakers: Josef Rainer and Alisha Rodriguez Rotoract Club
4/21 Abdulhamit Bilici - Exiled Journalist from Turkey
4/28 Speaker: Rich Kenah from AAC and Peachtree Roadrace
5/5 Regular Meeting

Our Rotary Family

4/5 Jim Riticher
4/7 Jessica Boyd
4/9 Kathy Brandt
4/13 William Grogan
4/15 Yvonne Williams
4/24 Hardy Croom
4/25 Harvey Rosenzweig
4/29 Larry Domenico


4/21 Blake Lyons
4/11 Larry Hart
4/1 John Mills
4/3 Scott Jennings
4/3 Pavittar Safir
4/7 Cathie Brumfield
4/23 Roy Ethridge
4/28 Rick Otness

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Fridays, 7:15 am
The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North H
7 Concourse Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30328

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs April 25, 1984
Active Membership: 94 FacebookTwitter


President Tina Philpot Philpot
President-Elect Rick Otness
Secretary Cathie Brumfield
Treasurer Larry Domenico


Please note that this week we are meeting at the Sheraton Atlanta Perimeter North Hotel located at 800 Hammond Drive, Atlanta, GA 30328.

This Week's Speaker: Matt Robinson, CFP

Matt Robinson is a wholesaler at American Funds, part of Capital Group, covering Atlanta and North Georgia. He has 11 years of investment industry experience and has been with Capital Group for two years. Prior to joining Capital, Matt was a regional vice president at Columbia Management. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of South Carolina. He also holds the Certified Financial PlannerTM designation. Matt is based in Atlanta.

Dunwoody State of The City Event

The 2017 Dunwoody State of the City was a big success and was attended by about 300 people. Ashely Butts of the City of Dunwoody is very appreciative of the Rotary Club efforts to help make this event go so smoothly.

The State of the City is not only a good volunteer opportunity but a great opportunity to provide exposure to the Dunwoody Rotary Club and with our city of Dunwoody's city government, businesses, and its residents. Having our banner behind the speaker's podium (see picture) has proven to be the best idea we've had for this event.

Our President Tina Philpot did a great job hosting the event and introducing the sponsors, the sustainability winner, and our Mayor Denis Shortal. Great job President Tina!

As the coordinator of the Dunwoody Rotary volunteers I would like to thank the following people for their efforts the day of the event to help make everything go so smoothly and fill those gift bags:

Tina Philpot
Carter Stout
Bob O'Brien
Fred Brandt
Kathy Brandt
George Stewart
Rick Otness
Rick Woods
Cathy Brumfield
Dottie Toney
Erich Schuetz
Larry Domenico

A special thanks to Carter Stout for providing insight on prior years events to help me coordinate our volunteer efforts.

Thank you,
Tom Lashway

Editor's Note: We are also very appreciative of the tremendous efforts and leadership of Tom Lashway to coordinate this successful event! Thank you, Tom!

Trivia Challenge

RCD Trivia Question of the Week:

Which 3 former presidents of Rotary Club of Dunwoody were honored for their outstanding leadership with receipt of the Sheffield Award in the year of their presidency?

Email eleni.bafas@gmail.com with the correct answer! The FIRST to email me with the CORRECT answer will have the automatic opportunity to draw a card for a chance to win the Laws of Life drawing during this week's meeting!

The correct answer and trivia winner will be announced during the meeting. This new trivia challenge will continue each week, so be sure to keep checking the bulletin for the latest trivia question.

Thank you to everyone who made this trivia challenge possible, including Dottie Toney, Bill Mulkey and Tina Philpot, and for YOU for participating! We hope that you enjoy the challenge and learn more about Rotary and our Club in the process!

USO Event this week!

Our next service date with the USO at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is Friday, April 7, 2017.

Being a Friday, we hope and expect that this means we have the opportunity to serve many military personnel and their families as they travel through Atlanta.

We need morning shift and evening shift help. We could also use some help soliciting food donations.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Larry Domenico at 404-845-1946 or ldomenico@ mfllaw.com

Dunwoody Arts Festival

The Dunwoody Arts Festival 2017 on Mother’s Day weekend, May 13 and 14, is not far off, and we are tentatively committed to assisting again this year, with some perks and less work. We will be given a strategically-located booth at no charge to the club. To accommodate our presence, we need about 10-12 members willing to “man” the booth in 2-hour stints from 9:00-5:00 Saturday and 12:00-5:00 Sunday afternoon.

Kathy Brandt, Kelly Hundley, and Tina Philpot are coordinating 12 volunteers to help with artist set-up in early morning on Saturday.

If you are willing to assist in either of these ways, please contact Kathy Brandt for the early morning shifts and Dottie Toney for the daytime slots.

Rotary Peace Centers

The Rotary Foundation partnered with leading universities around the world to create the Rotary Peace Centers. Up to 100 Rotary Peace Fellows are selected annually through a highly competitive worldwide process and chosen for their ability to have a significant, positive impact on world peace throughout their careers. They are assigned to study at one of the six Rotary Peace Centers: University of Queensland (Australia), University of Bradford (England), International Christian University (Japan), Uppsala University (Sweden), Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (United States), and Chulalongkorn University (Thailand). Rotary Peace Fellows earn master’s degrees in fields such as international relations, sustainable development, peace studies, and conflict resolution or professional development certificates in peace and conflict studies. Alumni of the program are leaders who promote cooperation, peace, and conflict resolution in their communities and around the world.

This application started in Laura Kann's year as president.

Sign up to be a volunteer for 2017 RI Convention

If you are already registered to attend the 2017 RI convention, now is the time to sign up to also do a single 4 hour volunteer shift. RI needs to order materials (hats, vests, etc.)and plan training sessions. To do that they need to know the number of volunteers from each club. We have one of the highest percentage of club members signed up to attend the 2017 RI Convention, but are currently one of the least best clubs in terms of the % of club attendees that have committed to volunteer for a single 4 hour shift during the convention. Lets move the dial on this and become one of the best clubs in terms of percent of attendees that have volunteered.

Like many of us, I have been waiting for a formal signal to go sign up. Consider this to be the formal request to volunteer. Below are the simple steps you need to follow to "officially" volunteer. If you have any questions please call Rick Otness at 770-715-9251, or email the question(s) to otness_r@mindspring.com .


  1. Visit www.rotaryconvention2017.org/volunteer.
  2. Click on the Volunteer Registration Form link.
  3. Fill out the form completely.
  4. Click on the Send Volunteer Registration

Congratulations to Kathy Brandt: Recipient of the PDG William M. Mulkey Greater Giving Award

An exemplary Rotarian and Dunwoody resident who lives the motto “Service above Self,” Kathy Brandt’s leadership has resulted in her selection as the Bill Mulkey “Greater Giving Award for 2016-2017.” She has served with passion following the Ideals of Rotary, compassion for those in need, and with a focus on results. Her leadership roles have spanned the Rotary Club of Dunwoody, the DeKalb Rotary Council, the Georgia Rotary Student Program, District 6900 of Rotary International, and the Rotary Foundation. Initiatives she led have had remarkable results including the fostering of world peace and understanding through Group Study Exchange , Ambassadorial Scholarship candidates, and the Rotary Foundation Grant for a University Teacher. As president in 2008-2009, her membership development grew the club by 25 new members, a club record.

Brandt’s fundraising efforts have resulted in phenomenal returns via the annual Governor’s Ball and silent auction, and RunDunwoody, an annual race initiated and continued under her leadership since 2010.

At the club level, she led a stringent long-range planning process to reaffirm the club’s vision, values, and mission. She has advocated and volunteered for Special Olympics of Georgia, AIDS Awareness presentations, the Dunwoody Nature Center’s improvements, the USO, gardening in the traffic triangle in the heart of Dunwoody, assistance at the Dunwoody Arts Festival, and Junior Achievement of Georgia, through which she has taught success skills for the workplace to hundreds of middle and high school students.

The goal of “doing more for more” has been accomplished because of her leadership, which makes her aa walking billboard for the Ideals of Rotary. Her major strengths are her abilities to foster goal clarity, to engage and recognize others, and to energize members to “get it done” while having fun. She is the first recipient since the award was created in 2015-2016 to honor Bill Mulkey, the member known throughout the Rotary world as “Mr. Rotary.” A beautiful pin was designed for those so honored and it will be presented at the club’s Holiday Luncheon at the Dunwoody Country Club each year.

Note: The above article may also be found in the latest edition of the Dunwoody Crier.

Call for Fundraising Support

Please consider supporting The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke by participating in the Angels Among Us 5K and Family Fun Walk on April 29, 2017 through making a donation to Patty Adcox's Page Linked HERE.

Your tax-deductible gift will make a difference in the lives of many! It is faster and easier than ever to support this great cause - you can make your donation online by simply clicking on the link at the bottom of this message. If you would prefer, you can also send your tax-deductible contribution to the following address: Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke, DUMC Box 3624, Durham, NC 27710.

Missed Meeting Make-Up Information

Make-Up a Missed Meeting <> Visit an E-Club!!!

Please help the Rotary Club of Dunwoody lead District 6900 in attendance average!

Rotary International has approved the request of 27 clubs to form with virtual or electronic locations. A visit to one of these E-CLUBS may satisfy a club member's make-up requirement, if this online visit counts. Also read "E-CLUBS forge new path for Rotary," a Web-exclusive feature story at www.rotary.org about Rotary E-CLUBS.









http://www.rotaryeclubzante.gr (Greek and English)



Trivia Challenge

Trivia Answer: Fred Brandt, Bill Woulfin, and Laura Kann.

From the desk of the Newsletter Editor

Send your Newsletter submission to rcdnewsletter@yahoo.com

Our Club's Weekly Newsletter typically consists of:

  • Speaker bio
  • New Member Name(s)
  • Featured article(s) (regarding events, service projects, or on-going topics general club administrative items, etc..).
  • Foundation initiatives or other topics of interest to Members and with value for our Club archives.
  • Announcements (seeking volunteers, advertising service projects, etc.)
  • For Your Calendar (Club and other activities we encourage members and/or their spouses to attend, including Family of Rotary events
  • Member News (birthdays, anniversaries, accomplishments, Caring Hands)

Please keep in mind key components to include with your submission:

  • Title of your article
  • Description of the activity
  • Dates, Time, Location, deadline, etc... (especially for upcoming events)
  • Key Points of Contact Information and/or a link to reference website for details
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  • The reaction of those benefiting and the numbers of those benefiting.
  • Picture(s)

Please also tell me the number of weeks would you like the article published.
Finally, the deadline for articles to run in the current week are Mondays by 5 p.m.

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Thank you!