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The Bulletin


Club Calendar

November is Rotary Foundation Month

11/18 Regular Meeting
11/18 The Packaged Good
12/2 Regular Meeting - Dresden Book Project Assembly
12/9 Larry Conley, Former NBA Player & KY Wildcat

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

This Week's Speaker

Raised in Michigan as the son of a career Army Aviator, LTC Tim Doherty enlisted in the Michigan Army National Guard in 1986. While still attending High School, he completed his initial entry training during the summer prior to his senior year of High School. He later enrolled at Michigan State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Education. As a member of the 1/238th Aviation Regiment he endured Federal Officer Candidate School at Ft. Benning and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant when he was only twenty years old. Prior to completing his BS at MSU he was ordered to Ft. Rucker, Alabama to complete Initial Entry Rotary Wing training and become an Army Aviator.

Answering a call to serve as a Medical Evacuation pilot he transferred to the 345th Air Ambulance Company at Dobbin Air Reserve Base and moved to Marietta, Georgia. LTC Doherty continued to be a Medical Evacuation pilot for over 20 years accumulating over 1500 hours of flight with the United States Army Reserve and Georgia Army National Guard. His most notable mission as an evacuation pilot was leading a detachment of three UH-1’s, Hueys, from 148th Air Ambulance Company to conduct medical evacuations immediately following Hurricane Katrina.

LTC Doherty has completed Command and General Staff College, Brigade and Battalion Command Course, Civil Affairs Qualification Course and has held several Command positions. He has also earned a Master’s degree from the University of Georgia in Educational Leadership.

He has deployed twice, once to Camp Victory, Iraq with the 3d Medical Command as an Aeromedical Evacuation Officer and his most recent deployment was to Camp Integrity Afghanistan as the Deputy Surgeon for NATO Special Operations Component Command Afghanistan. LTC Doherty is currently on Active Duty orders while he recovers from injuries sustained during that deployment.

LTC Doherty’s most notable awards and decorations include: Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Medal, Joint Army Commendation Medal, Joint Achievement Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Combat Action Badge and Senior Aviator Wings.

LTC Doherty when not on active duty is employed by Fulton County Schools as an Assistant Principal. He lives in Dunwoody Georgia and is a member of the Metro Atlanta Bee Keeper’s Association. He has five children, the three children that are old enough to serve in an Armed Force have already enlisted or committed to enlist in 2017. He is passionate about saving the Honey Bee and reducing Soldier suicide.

Contact information

Email: tim.doherty43@gmail.com Mobile phone 678.772.1861

Member Birthdays and Anniversaries

As the system errors are resolved, please see here the correct birthdays and anniversaries for November:

Member Birthdays

Fred Brandt -- Nov 01

Roy M. Ethridge -- Nov 12

Jennie Stipick -- Nov 16

Dottie Toney -- Nov 26

Member Anniversaries

Bill and Beverly Mulkey -- Nov 24 (60 years!)

Lang and Marianne Wooddy -- Nov 26

Craig and Margo Gregozeski -- Nov 30


Our transition to the Rotary6900 system is still a work in progress, and we need your help! Some of the birthdays or other member information may not have transferred over properly. Please log onto dunwoodyrotary.org and use the tabs at the top to find and update your membership profile.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to make this exciting transition. If you have stories you wish to have published in the newsletter (including write-ups of past RCD projects), please continue to email rcdnewsletter@yahoo.com (see the concluding story in this newsletter for more information). Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at eleni.bafas@gmail.com.


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.

Trivia Challenge

RCD Trivia Question of the Week:

In what Rotary year did our club become 100% Paul Harris Fellows?

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!

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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Happy 60th Wedding Anniversary Bill and Beverly Mulkey!

Please join in wishing Bill and Beverly Mulkey a very happy 60th wedding anniversary on November the 24th. Happy diamond wedding anniversary! All the best wishes for this special anniversary from your friends at the Rotary Club of Dunwoody!

Atlanta Rotaract

Do you know a young professional (ages 21-30) that:

This could be your child, your grandchild, your neighbor, your co-worker or employee. The Rotaract Club of Atlanta would welcome an opportunity to have them visit one of our meetings.

For more info, please visit www.atlantarotaract.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Meetup.

Dunwoody Rotary members are always invited to attend Rotaract events and meetings! Please visit www.atlantarotaract.com for information on upcoming meetings and events, including the time and place.

Trivia Challenge

The answer to this week's trivia question is 2015-2016. See the question for instructions on how to play!

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