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The Bulletin


Club Calendar

April is Maternal and Child Health Month

4/28 Speaker: Rich Kenah from ATC and Peachtree Roadrace
5/5 Marc Gevers - GRSP student - farewell address
5/12 Club Assembly - PE Rick Otness
5/19 Lws of Life Essay

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

This Week's Speaker: Abdülhamit Bilici

Abdülhamit Bilici is a Turkish newspaper executive in exile following recent political turmoil and government oppression of the media in Turkey. Before leaving the country, Bilici served as editor-in-chief of the newspaper Zaman Daily, the largest daily newspaper in Turkey. He also was Chief Executive Officer of its English-language version, Today’s Zaman. Bilici also served as general director of Cihan News Agency and as editor of Aksiyon Weekly Magazine.

Starting his career at the Zaman Daily as a correspondent, Bilici worked as an editor at Aksiyon Magazine between 1995-1997, as foreign news editor at Zaman Daily between 1998-2001, as general editor at Zaman Daily between 2002-2008 and as general director of Cihan News Agency and as the editor-in-chief of the Zaman Newspaper and is a columnist for Zaman and Today’s Zaman dailies.

Bilici is an expert on Turkish politics and is widely sought as a speaker on the ongoing political crisis. He is editor of the book Why Turkey? which combines different perspectives on Turkey-EU relations.

Fifteenth Annual North Atlanta Interfaith Prayer Breakfast

Are you interested in the Fifteenth Annual North Atlanta Interfaith Prayer Breakfast hosted by the Rotary Club of North Fulton?

A friend has bought a table and has 3-5 open seats – free to you. Here are the details:

Thursday, May 4th - 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

The Metropolitan Club – 5895 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta

Keynote address given by Kenneth DeSimone, Chief of Police, Sandy Springs

Contact Jennie Stipick at <jstipick@att.net> if you would like to attend this special event with musical performances and inspiration from spiritual leaders of diverse faiths.


The Rotary Club of Dunwoody served lunch to 150 soldiers and their families at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Friday, April 7, 2017. In additional to serving lunch two times a year at the airport USO, the Dunwoody club also contributes financially to the operations of the USO. Rotary club members who volunteered at this service project included project chair Larry Domenico, Rick Otness, Rick Woods, and Carol Gage. In addition, club members Charlie Augello and Mike Shortal were instrumental in procuring food and bottled water donations for the project.

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.

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

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.









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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)

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  • Dates, Time, Location, deadline, etc... (especially for upcoming events)
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  • The reaction of those benefiting and the numbers of those benefiting.
  • Picture(s)

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