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"The Friendly Breakfast Club"

September 28, 2018

Club Calendar

September is Basic Education and Literacy Month

10/12 Grant Morain, Owner Savannah Gnats
10/19 Mink (Kewalin Chaichanawitchakit) - Rotary Youth Exchange Student
10/26 Henry O'Connor - Returning Rotary Youth Exchange Student
11/2 Joi Sumpton, Inventor/Entrepreneur

Our Rotary Family

9/3 Derek Stanfield
9/6 Chris Gutschenritter
9/13 John Hall
9/24 Charles Lockwood


9/4 Robert Hall (5)

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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
Active Membership: 89 FacebookTwitterInstagram


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


Dunwoody Rotarians Support International Alzheimer’s Project

Dunwoody Rotarians (Charlie and Anita Augello, David and Tina Philpot, Ron and Louise Barden) attended the Multi Club Workshop (MCW) in Matera, Puglia, Italy, September 5-9, 2018. The RC of Dunwoody in partnership with the RC of Cesena presented a global grant to improve the care and treatment of individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s in Cesena, Italy.

The project will provide specialized equipment to improve physical and cognitive skills of those suffering from dementia and training of professional and family care-givers and students at the Technical High School of Cesena for Healthcare Professionals which will equip graduates for jobs in care facilities.In addition to the RC of Cesena and the RC of Valle del Savio, partners include the departments of psychology and architecture of Bologna University, and the First Aid Department of Cesena HospitalThe Multi Club Workshop was hosted by RC Matera and DG Donato Donnoli, D 2120.

Approximately 110 Rotarians from 15 clubs, 6 districts and 5 countries (Italy, UK, Russia, Germany, and USA) attended the workshop and evaluated eight global grants planned for Russia, Italy, Spain, Burundi, and Ethiopia. The Dunwoody Rotarians found the MCW a great way to evaluate International Projects and build International friendships.


-Dunwoody Women's Club Tour of Homes

Volunteer opportunity
Assistance needed for parking guidance. There are three homes where we need help. Dunwoody Station, Sandy Springs off of Spalding and Village Mill.
Parking can be limited and it requires someone to be on the street to be sure no one blocks a driveway or parks or on the wrong side of the street.
Sunscreen, hat, walking shoes, a Chair for the slow times and maybe a book for the slow times.
Time can be 9:00 to 3:00 or half day AM or PM.

-Governor's Ball

Thank you for your interest in helping us plan this year's Governor's Ball. I am thrilled to invite you to a kick off meeting of the organizing committee this Thursday night at Villa Christina, 4000 Summit Blvd, Brookhaven, Ga. 30319. Villa Christina is located on the south side of I 285 off Ashford Dunwoody Road, in an office/High Rise complex. .

More Info: Ken Levy

-Golf Tournament by Rotary Club of North Atlanta
Monday, October 1, 2018
Bear's Best Atlanta
The Rotary Club of North Atlanta is proud to host its 21st annual Charity Golf Tournament. Proceeds from this tournament benefit the many charitable activities supported by the Rotary Club of North Atlanta.

-Georgia students…can study in Oslo next summer!

The Norwegian Rotary Advisory Board is once again inviting three Georgia students to study in Norway at the Oslo International Summer School 2019. Oslo International Summer School 2019 starts 22 June ending 2 August 2019. Students must be between the ages of 20-24, single, and have completed their college sophomore year.

Learn more… Information about Oslo Scholarship/Oslo Summer School website

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, (for late February through May).

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

LAST Thursday, September 20

Thirsty Thursday 9/20/18- Surprise Visitor Fred Bounds!

We were all thrilled to have Fred join us last Thursday looking and acting like his normal self -see attached picture of our animated discussion with Fred-his back is to the camera.

A good time was had by all who joined us. Next Thirsty Thursday is October 25, mark your calendar now.


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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.

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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