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"The Friendly Breakfast Club"

August 17, 2018

Club Calendar

August is Membership and New Club Development Month

8/24 Connie Sizemore, CAR-T Immunology
8/31 No Meeting
9/14 Joi Sumpton, Inventor/Entrepreneur
9/21 Mathilde Illum, GRSP Student

Our Rotary Family

8/2 George Stewart, Jr.
8/4 William Thiele
8/14 Cathie Brumfield
8/15 Jack Francisco
8/17 Charlie Augello
8/17 Anne Hayden
8/23 Andrew Kaiser
8/30 Bob Freeman


8/2 William Grogan
8/3 Deb Cameron
8/9 Terry Nall
8/12 Marion Bunch
8/29 Buzz Law
8/31 Rick Woods

Rotary Online



Fridays, 7:15 am
Fleming's Steakhouse
4501 Olde Perimeter Way
Dunwoody, GA 30346

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs April 25, 1984
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President Rick Woods
President-Elect Cathie Brumfield
Treasurer Ron Barden
Secretary Ardy Bastien
Membership Chair Bob Freeman
Foundation Chair Bill Mulkey
Bulletin Editor Tania Lopez

SPEAKER THIS WEEK: Taifa Smith Butler

Taifa Smith Butler is executive director of the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, where she leads and inspires the GBPI team to accomplish GBPI’s mission and vision to improve economic opportunity for all Georgians. She is a problem solver, tireless champion and passionate spokesperson for working families, equity and investing early in children—Georgia’s greatest asset. Taifa brings more than 20 years of experience in strategic communications, public policy research and data analysis in the public, nonprofit and private sectors. Prior to joining the GBPI team in 2011, she served as the policy and communications director for Georgia Family Connection Partnership where she co-managed the Georgia KIDS COUNT project and monitored public policy and its impact on children, families and communities. Taifa has served on various local, state and national committees and boards. She is member of Leadership Georgia Class of 2016 and is a Rockwood Leadership Institute Leading from theInside Out Fellow, Class of 2017.Taifa holds a bachelor’s in politics with economics from Mount Holyoke College and a master’s in public management and policy from the Heinz School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University, with a concentration in economic development and financial management.

​2018 Butterfly Festival

The Butterfly Festival was a huge success, breaking records and surpassing capacity. Thanks to Erich Schuetz, Fred Brandt, Marilyn Woods, Rick Otness, Tom Lashway, Chris Gutchenritter and Rick Woods, thousands of people were shuttled to and from the event. No injuries and no accidents were reported. Although the final numbers aren't in, we're sure the monies raised exceeded expectations. The Dunwoody Nature Center is a gem and hopefully not taken for granted by the citizenry.

Our Rotary Youth Exchange student, Mink, arrived!

Rotary Club of Dunwoody is going to be hosting a Rotary Youth Exchange Student from Thailand , Mink , who just arrived! We are excited to see her often and share with her this experience!

And we are still looking for host families who want to share this awesome experience for 90 days.

Hosting a Rotary Youth Exchange Student can be incredibly rewarding for your family, bringing an international experience directly into your home. Host families provide room and board and share their lives with the Rotary Youth Exchange Students, involving them in family, community, and cultural activities. The Rotary Club of Dunwoody is looking for host families for our inbound student for next year, Mink from Thailand.

If you’re willing to experience one of the largest programs in Rotary by sharing your home and learning about a new culture, or you know a family that would be interested, contact Mike Parks, Deb Shelles Cameron, Dottie Toney-Ransom, Tania Lopez, or Jennie Stipick.

What are the responsibilities of a host family?
To accept the exchange student as a new member of your family. The student will be governed not only by the rules of the program but by the rules of your household. You are responsible for the safety of the exchange student the same as for your own children. Although you might become a bit more of the soccer mom or dad for normal everyday activities, it is not your responsibility to act as a taxi service or a tour guide. Rotarians for the hosting club will be helping in these areas.

You can find more information about being a host family in http://www.ryeflorida.org/host-family

Rotary Youth Exchange is Recruiting students

These Georgia high school students spent the 2017-18 academic year living out their dream by studying abroad all over the world. Rotary Club of Dunwoody is looking for students from Dunwoody High School who are interested in experiencing a life changing year in a foreign country with Rotary Youth Exchange program! Are you next?

Visit our website to RSVP to attend an informational meeting near you. This prestigious scholarship opportunity is highly competitive, so don't delay! #rotaryyouthexchange #studyabroad #exchangestudent

Thirsty Thursday is Agst 16th

Thirsty Thursday is Agst 16th this month. Please mark your calendars and join us.

Where: Dunwoody Tavern, 5488 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

When: Thursday, 8/16/18, 5:30 PM

Questions: Cathie Brumfield, cell 404 668 6693

​Car Decal Alert !!

We received word from the supplier of the car decals for the Community BBQ that the wrong materials were accidentally used to produce our BBQ decals for cars. After 2-3 days in the sun, the Decals begin to curl off the car surface.

Don't be alarmed. The supplier has made a replacement order using the correct materials. It is scheduled to arrive Thursday and will be available for members at this Friday's meeting.


Please, follow the instructions and share our FIRST DUNWOODY COMMUNITY BBQ CONTEST AND FESTIVAL info through social media.




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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..).

·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

·Names and/or headcount of Rotarians (and others) participating,

·The reaction of those benefiting and the numbers of those benefiting.


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.

If you have any questions feel free to ask me!

Thank you!
Tania López