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The Bulletin


Club Calendar

November is Rotary Foundation Month

11/11 Andrew Radloff
11/11 Veterans Day Tim Doherty
11/18 Regular Meeting
11/18 The Packaged Good

Our Rotary Family

11/19 Jennie Springer
11/1 Dottie Ransom
11/11 Roy Ethridge
11/1 Fred Brandt
11/16 Jennie Stipick


11/24 Bill Mulkey
11/30 Craig Gregozeski

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

Trivia Challenge

Where does RCD rank in all-time giving in our district?

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!

Basketball Skills Tournament a success

On Friday (October 21, 2016) the Rotary Club supplied 10 people to assist with the DeKalb County Special Olympics Basketball Tournament. Rotary Club of Dunwoody was singled out for its vital and continuous volunteering over the past seven years, ever since PCMS first began hosting the event.

It was a great outing with plenty of kids competing from across Dekalb County. There were 11 middle schools competing from the DeKalb County School System, with several schools sending more than one team. The middle schools in the competition included: Bethune, Chapel Hill, Druid Hills, Henderson, McNair, Miller Grove, PCMS, Redan, Salem, Sequoyah, and Stone Mtn.

The 10 participating Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Dunwoody were:

Fred Brandt

Kathy Brandt

Lorri Christopher

Angie Duprey

Richard Otness

Geoff Roper

Harvey Rosenzweig

Pavittar Safir

George Stewart

Rick Woods

The kids were excited by the prospect of the competition. The skill levels varied widely, but their desire to fulfill the Special Olympics Athletes Oath was unfaltering. That oath is:

Let me Win.

But if I Cannot Win,

Let Me Be Brave in the Attempt.

Steve Franke Benefit Challenge

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Steve Franke Benefit Challenge


It is now time to get your money in for golf, donations, and hole sponsorships.

There are two easy ways to pay. $100.00 golf OR any donation.

  1. Make your check out to Steve Franke Benefit Challenge OR SFBC and

mail to Steve Newfield, 735 Langford Lane NW Atlanta, 30327

2. To put on a credit card, call Jim Culbreth at 770-458-1334 (there will be a

small service charge to pay by card.)

For golfers, details and directions follow:

Lanier Golf Club—2080 Buford Dam Road, Cumming, Ga 30041

Date—Monday, November 7th

Time—12 PM Shotgun Start

Box lunches will be provided and refreshment cart will be available on the course.


For each of the past 8 years, the Rotary Club of Dunwoody has assisted the Coach of the Quizbowl team (this year the Coach is Shannon McCartha )with the training of the Quizbowl team at Peachtree Charter Middle School (PCMS). This is a fantastic opportunity for new as well as experienced Rotarians to work with the best and the brightest kids at Peachtree Charter Middle School (grades 6th thru 8th).

Volunteering is easy. You select the dates that work for your schedule. You will read questions to the students, and tell them if they have given the correct answer correct (Yes, we give the volunteers the answers, so no need to get anxious about needing to know all the answers). Your job is to show the students that someone in addition to their parents and teachers thinks it is okay to be smart, and to help them build their confidence, by giving them the opportunity to demonstrate their competence.

These kids are smart and really grow during the course of the year.

Practices will be held on Thursday afternoon's from 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM at PCMS. If you would like to try volunteering, we ask that you volunteer for at least two weeks during any given month. You can take a month off, or volunteer as many times as your schedule will allow. This is so the kids can get to know you. If you think you would like to try it, please send an email to Rick Otness (otness_r@mindspring.com ) indicating your interest.


November is recognized on the Rotary calendar as Rotary Foundation Month. In clubs around the world, Rotarians will mark the occasion by making their annual gifts to the Foundation, part of the Every Rotarian, Every Year effort . The Rotary Club of Dunwoody became a Rotary Foundation 100% Sustaining Member Club during July, the first month of the new Rotary year ( $100 per member ). And in clubs around the world, Rotarians are choosing to give even more than they did last year and before.

Why do Rotarians give to the Foundation, and why do they increase the amount of their contribution year after year? Because Rotarians know the Foundation stands behind the same ethics and ideals that they do: honesty, responsibility, and trustworthiness. Rotarians know that money entrusted to the Foundation will go where it is most needed. It will provide clean water, eradicate polio, prevent blindness, educate young people, and improve lives around the globe.

Not every Rotarian has the opportunity to travel to the parts of the world where Rotary’s help can do the most good. Through our Foundation, every Rotarian can be a part of the projects in the poorest regions of the world, where every vaccination, every box of medical supplies, and every mosquito net makes such a tremendous difference.

The Rotary Foundation belongs to all Rotarians. It is our Foundation, and it relies on our support to continue its vital work. Giving to the Foundation brings help and hope to those who need it most. And a gift to the Foundation always gives something back to the Rotarian who gives it — the satisfaction of making the world a better place, little by little, day by day.

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

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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..).
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Welcome New Member!

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