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ROTARY CLUB OF
|Membership Chair||Bob Freeman|
|Foundation Chair||Bill Mulkey|
|Bulletin Editor||Tania Lopez|
This week's speaker is Joi Sumpton, the inventor and President of Step ‘n Wash, the first and only self-retracting step that makes it possible for children to safely wash their hands in a public restroom.
Since its launch in 2007, Step ‘n Wash has helped over 1 billion children and people of short stature safely wash their hands. Step ‘n Wash can be found in airports, shopping malls, hospitals, restaurants, movie theaters, zoos, aquariums and amusement parks. The International Association of Amusement Parks recognized Step ‘n Wash as the Best New Product in 2007. With only 2% of patents becoming successful, Joi was honored to be recognized by the United States Patent Office as their Spark of Genius Inventor in 2011.
With an estimated 7 million public restrooms in the USA, Joi looks forward to achieving her goal of having a Step ‘n Wash in every public restroom so young children can wash their hands to help keep them safe from the flu and common cold.
Personally, I believe this is a ‘not to miss’ speaker that will clearly be in the Top 5 speakers The Rotary Club of Dunwoody has heard this year. Joi’s great quality is that one can relate to her easily. Her story is authentic and very INSPIRING.
Do not miss this speaker!
On October 27, 2018, a dedication of the most recent tree plantings in Brook Run Park by The Rotary Club of Dunwoody was conducted. In attendance were; Rick Woods, Rick Otness, Cathie Brumfield, Ed Holliday, Ken & Sherry Levy, Fred Bounds, Jennie Stipick, Louise and Ron Barden, Jim Riticher, Tina and David Philpot, Gijs Korremans, and Terry Nall.Representing the Mayor and City Council of Dunwoody was our own Terry Nall. Terry's tribute was inspirational and worthy of inclusion in this Bulletin. Please read his comments below.
Remarks to Rotary Club of Dunwoody; Dedication of Trees Planted 10/27/18
On behalf of the Mayor and City Council, the City of Dunwoody is proud to partner with the Rotary Club of Dunwoody. We are thankful for its many good deeds in our community.
The Rotary project of tree plantings to honor our men and women Veterans is a complementary project to the Rotary's USO support, where arriving or departing military personnel are greeted and cared with generous hospitality.
When I was asked to speak today for the dedication of these five tree plantings, I saw the five trees as symbolic for the five branches of the military.
I then learned the five tree plantings are planned each year over four years. For me, I saw symbolism that the four years represent our Veterans of the past, present, future, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
As I look into the future, I can visualize the leaves of these fully grown trees as symbolically touching each other to represent the bridged connection of past Veterans with future Veterans.
As we dedicate today’s plantings, may these trees grow as strong as our country’s freedoms made possible by the Veterans we honor.
UiO: University of Oslo International Summer School
The Norwegian Rotary Advisory Board will invite three Georgia students to apply for an all- expense paid summer study at the International Summer School at the University of Oslo. The session begins June 22 and concludes August 2. Students must be between the ages of 20-24, single, and have completed their college sophomore year. This opportunity is available to children and grandchildren of Rotarians, as well as, other students nominated by a Rotarian. Bachelor’s and Master’s level courses are available and excursions and social events enrich the experience. Last year one student was selected from each Rotary district in Georgia. The application and additional information can be found on the GRSP website www.grsp.org with link to the University of Oslo www.uio.no
Deadline is December 31, 2018.
Rotary Service Opportunity – November 9, 9:30am – 1:00pm (shifts available)
Special Olympics Basketball Skills Clinic and Competition
For more than a decade Dunwoody Rotarians have helped Peachtree Charter Middle School host a Basketball Skills Clinic and Competition for 200+ students representing special needs programs in DeKalb County middle schools.
What will Rotary Volunteers do?
Working in teams of two or three, Rotarian volunteers will help conduct the team competition (as scorekeepers and assistants) and offer encouragement and support to the student participants. Rotary’s presence helps make this event possible for host Peachtree Charter Middle School and for 200+ student and teacher participants.
How do I sign up?
Volunteers may sign up by selecting a shift (below) and sending email or text to Kathy Brandt – firstname.lastname@example.org, 404-797-0705.
Shift #1 9:30am – 11:00am
Shift #2 11:00am – 1:00 pm
Shift #3 9:30am – 1:00 pm (both shifts)
Why is this event important?
The mission of Special Olympics can be summarized by the following description: “Transforming Lives Through Sports”. Through participation in athletics, Special Olympics athletes learn life skills that
transfer to home, community, school, workplace. The rewards from participation as a volunteer for this event are “priceless”.
Thank you, Rotarians! Thank you for donating your time to make this experience possible. Be prepared to have fun, make a difference and to be inspired!
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
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