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ROTARY CLUB OF
|Membership Chair||Bob Freeman|
|Foundation Chair||Bill Mulkey|
|Bulletin Editor||Tania Lopez|
The November Thirsty Thursday (on 11/15/18) saw 8 Rotarians gathering for refreshments while taking the opportunity to get to know more about each other. Great "one on one" conversations were had, allowing members to really get to know members they didn't know that well. The following Rotarians were able to gather while sharing some pre holiday season libations at the Dunwoody Tavern.
Ritchie & Cathie Brumfield
Thirsty Thursday is taking the Holidays off (i.e. December) but will be resuming our monthly opportunity for sharing conversations and libations on Thursday (January 17th). As always we will meet at the Dunwoody Tavern starting at 5:30 PM. Put it on your calendar now so that you will remember to attend.
Thank you for your help in getting this out to the club for the 4 weeks before the luncheon.
The link is attached: https://dunwoodyrotary.org/v2/reservation/create?e...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Atlanta Motor Speedway - May 4, 2019
The Rotary Club of Lake Spivey/Clayton County is having a fundraiser May 4, 2019 - a Kentucky Derby Gala at the Atlanta Motor Speedway - and District Governor Court has endorsed the Gala as a District Family of Rotary Event!
Tickets will include hors-d'oeuvres, one mint julep, one horse betting ticket and admission to the Club One Tower at the Atlanta Motor Speedway and they are only $100 each! The festivities will begin at 4:00 pm. We will have a huge silent auction event, grand prizes for the winners of the Derby races, an opportunity to run your car around the race track for $30 each car, a cash bar, and fantastic fellowship!
There will be a "Ladies Derby hat" contest and a "Dapper Dan" contest for the men. Great prizes will be awarded!
Would you consider having this as a Club Family of Rotary event for your Club? Just let me know and I will make special arrangements for you.
We will have a great time at the internationally famous Atlanta Motor Speedway!
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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