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"The Friendly Breakfast Club"

November 16, 2018

Club Calendar

November is Rotary Foundation Month

11/23 No Meeting - Thanksgiving
12/21 No Meeting - Xmas
12/28 No Meeting - New Years
1/4 Club Assembly

Our Rotary Family

11/1 Fred Brandt
11/3 Jessie Legros
11/11 Roy Ethridge
11/12 Jan Gross
11/16 Jennie Stipick
11/18 Ray Huebschmann
11/18 Jennifer Bowler
11/19 Jennie Springer
11/26 Dottie Toney


11/24 Bill Mulkey (62)
11/30 Craig Gregozeski (9)

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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





Studied Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management at the University of Iowa

Trained in Culinary Arts at Culinary School of the Rockies in Boulder,CO

Worked as a Chef in Boulder,CO and Berkeley, CA

Professional brewing career began in 2012

Head Brewer at 3 Sheep’s Brewing in Sheboygan, WI

Started Steady Hand Beer Co in 2015

Lives in Brookhaven with his wife Anna and dog Barley

Toys for Tots

"For the past 10 years RCD has been a major contributor of toys for the annual Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive. Please remember to bring a new unwrapped toy to our Holiday Luncheon on December 14th at the Dunwoody Country Club. Let’s help make this a great Christmas for unfortunate children.”

Thank you for your help in getting this out to the club for the 4 weeks before the luncheon.
Jim Glass

by Rick Otness
Special Olympics

Huge Volunteer turnout ...

Last Friday (Nov. 9th) the Rotary Club of Dunwoody(RCD) with the help of Georgia State University (GSU) supplied 38 volunteers which allowed the DeKalb Regional Special Olympics competition to be an unquestioned success. Rotarian Ray Huebschmann was able to entice 21 of his students from GSU to partner with our Club to make it possible for over 85 special needs students to compete in the regional tournament. The kids were able to feel the excitement of competing, while our volunteers cheered and encouraged them.

When a team got a perfect 11 points, the helpers would all cheer and the kids would break out in big smiles. And there were plenty of teams and kids. There were more than 85 kids representing 17 teams from 11 separate schools in DeKalb County that participated in the competition.

Although Kathy Brandt did an outstanding job of organizing the service opportunity, a family vacation in Hilton Head prevented her from being at the actual event. In true Rotary fashion, she made this service opportunity event possible even though she wouldn't be able to enjoy all the fun on the day of the event. Thanks to her efforts, the following Rotarians were able to participate.

17 Rotarians(# shifts)

Kobelah Bennah (1)

Ray Huebschmann (2)

Henry Schonshack (1)

Fred Bounds (2)

Bob O'Brien (1)

George Stewart (1)

Jennifer Bowler (1)

Rick Otness (2)

Jennie Stipick (1)

Dabney Daniel (1)

Griff Ransom (1)

Brian Welchel (1)

Billy Grogan (1)

Jim Riticher (1)

Rick Woods (2)

Ed Holliday (1)

Harvey Rosenzweig (1)

Those volunteers that were lucky enough to serve on the 11 AM to 1 PM shift also got a "free" box lunch. Big smiles, a fun time, and a free lunch. Who could ask for more?


I have enclosed a couple of photos that you can use if you want to.




Kick off of event

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Paul Welchel, Harvey Rosenzweig and Jim Ritichter hard at wor

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11 AM shift at end of event

​Thirsty Thursday- November 15th - Join us!

Next week is Thirsty Thursday- November 15th - Join us! There will be no meeting in December due to the holidays.

Where: Dunwoody Tavern, 5488 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

When: Thursday, 11/15/18, 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Questions: Cathie Brumfield, cell 404 668 6693

Holiday Luncheon

January 11-13, 2019
GRSP Leadership Weekend

Go International … Right Here in Dunwoody!

Participate in Our GRSP Leadership Weekend January 11-13, 2019

For more than 15 years, the Rotary Club of Dunwoody has opened its doors to the world – hosting young adults from the Georgia Rotary Student Program (GRSP) for a weekend of fun, fellowship, service and skill building. The weekend is designed to instill a stronger Rotary spirit in our GRSP students – helping to inspire them to do community service and make a difference in the world.

You can be involved in the fun too – as a weekend host family. Generally, we ask interested Rotarian families to host two students (we can make accommodations if YOUR accommodations will only take one but they enjoy spending time together. Your duties as a weekend host would include transportation Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday morning … a bed to sleep in and breakfast Saturday and Sunday! You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in a social event on Saturday night for weekend hosts and their GRSP guests!

To sign up as a host, just contact Jackie Cuthbert – at 770-597-1183 or by email at cuthbert@mindspring.com.

It’s an experience you will thoroughly enjoy!

What is GRSP?

It’s a program unique to Georgia that brings 45-50 college students together from all over the world for a one-year cultural scholarship. The program started in 1946 and has awarded more than 3,500 scholarships since then.

Each student attends a Georgia college or university and has at least one sponsoring Rotary Club (sometimes 2-4 clubs who have joined forces to host a student) and one Rotarian host family. This year our student is Mathilde Illum from Denmark; she is studying at Oglethorpe and hosted by Jackie Cuthbert and Lorri Christopher. The scholarship includes tuition, room and board, and a book allowance – part of the cost is paid by the sponsoring clubs and part by the GRSP Endowment Fund.

Several times during the year, all the students get together for special activities hosted by a group of Rotary Clubs. Our GRSP Leadership Weekend is one of those events.

What does the weekend include?

* Friday – students will spend the afternoon at the Center for Civil and Human Rights, with a tour and an opportunity for discussion; they’ll be at BreakOut Games on Friday evening for fun and team-building.

* Saturday and Sunday’s day time activities take place at Oglethorpe. On Saturday, they include a leadership workshop and a service project – for the couple of years we have packed meals for

Stop Hunger Now. On Sunday morning, our Rotaract club leads the students through a “shark tank” exercise focused on developing a funding request for a service project.

Summer 2019 Study in Norway

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.

Outbound in Brazil
Emily's Second Report

Wow, yet another month has gone by in my journey through exchange. It seems as if it was just last week that I was writing my first journal entry. Life here in Viçosa has sped up a bit as I have accustomed even more into a daily and weekly routine. That means days are passing by even faster. Sometimes I have to stop and remember to enjoy every second and cherish every minute.

What has happened in the past month? Many things. The 2018 Brazilian elections occurred last week and a runoff will be happening within the next few weeks to determine once and for all the president. All around me I hear debates and political banter about the current climate in Brazil and may I say, Wow! What a time to be exchanging in Brazil. I have been able to learn new political terms, learn about foreign politics and even have deep discussions about how the country should be governed.

Another big thing that has happened recently was the state-wide Interact convention that I was lucky enough to attend along with a little over a dozen other exchange students from around the state. The convention was called EMIC and was in the city of Mario Campo, a few hours from my city Viçosa, just outside of Belo Horizonte (the state capitol). This four day convention was packed with dance parties, lectures, group activities and games. Each morning after breakfast we received a lecture from Rotarians and Rotaract members about the difference Interact club can make in a community and the world and how to better organize the club itself to be more productive. Each night we were able to dress up in themed costumes and just enjoy each other’s company.

The weekend was incredibly memorable for me as I was immediately able to click and become closer to many of the exchange students around the states. I was able to make a friend out of each and every one of them. On the other hand I was able to become even closer to many of the Brazilians. It just solidified my belief that Brazilians are the most receptive and excited people I’ve met. Each and every Brazilian I met was eager to hear my story, just as I was to hear theirs, and help with any Português doubts that I had. In just this one weekend I know that I made friendships that I can count on for the rest of my exchange and maybe even longer.

I think one of the most memorable events that happened was the color party. This entails that everyone dress in all white. Then neon colored powder packets are passed out to the crowd. Everyone counts down to one and throws up the powder into the air screaming and laughing. By the end everyone is covered in every color combination imaginable. For the rest of the night we danced and talked in the now far from white clothing.

It’s these types of memories that make exchange “vale a pena” (basically meaning “worth it”). It’s these types of memories that I cannot wait to write about in my diary, and it’s these kinds of memories that I will remember for the rest of my life.

I can’t wait to see what happens next on exchange and tell you guys. By the chance that any student thinking about joining exchange is reading this, I write this directly to you. Exchange changes your life. A year ago this time, I had no idea that I would be living halfway across the world. Exchange was only a dream; I never truly thought it was attainable. I made excuses that I don’t have time to stop my life in the US. Whatever the problem or doubt you have that may be impeding you from applying, just apply and see what happens. There are so many Rotarians, Rotex and people around you that you may not even know willing to help you get there. Because exchange doesn’t stop your life, it starts it.


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