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"The Friendly Breakfast Club"

January 18, 2019

Club Calendar

January is Vocational Service Month

1/25 Dr. Larry Stimpert, President, Hampden-Sydney College
2/1 Paul Lewis, Fitness
2/8 To be announced
2/15 Andra Watkins

Our Rotary Family

1/2 Jeannette Jezerinac-Prince
1/11 Jim Glass
1/20 Brian Harper
1/21 Terry Nall
1/27 Robert Hall
1/29 Kobelah Bennah


1/19 Tim Le (27)
1/23 Tina Philpot (11)
1/24 David Gordon (32)
1/28 Bill Woulfin (11)

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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
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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


Dr. Bleacher is a pediatric general surgeon who has been in practice at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA), Scottish Rite since 1996. He graduated from Wright State University School of Medicine in 1988. He completed his surgical training in adult general surgery at Pennsylvania State University Hershey Medical Center, then went on to train in pediatric general surgery at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He and his family relocated to Atlanta upon completion of his training. Dr. Bleacher was in private practice with Pediatric, Adolescent Surgical Associates, P.C. until 2014, when the practice was acquired by CHOA. He is currently employed by CHOA.

Dr. Bleacher holds several administrative and leadership positions. He is chief of pediatric general and thoracic surgery at Scottish Rite, practice director for his practice, trauma medical director for the trauma program, and surgical director of the neonatal intensive care unit and pediatric intensive care unit. He also holds clinical adjunct appointments at Emory School of Medicine and Morehouse School of Medicine.

On a state level, Dr. Bleacher was appointed by the Georgia Speaker of the House to be a commissioner on the Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission in 2015. He is also Secretary/Treasurer of the Georgia Trauma Foundation. On a national level, he is vice chair of the Practice Committee for the American Pediatric Surgical Association and previously served on its Education Committee.

Dr. Bleacher has been married to Angela for 34 years. They have three adult children, Nina (30), John Patrick (28), and Cristina (21). When not at work, he enjoys traveling, cooking, reading and exercising.

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Appetizers will be provided for the early birds. Cash Bar.
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Atlanta Rotary Networking meetings are held monthly on the last Tuesday at 6:30 pm Jan 29, 2019 at McKinnon's Louisianne . 3209 Maple Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
Plenty of parking just off Peachtree St
Check out this monthly gathering for cross-club Rotarians and Rotarian guests.
For more information: Russ Hiner russ@ibuyga.com; 404-660-4289
Ally Wingate, allywingate3@gmail.com, 404-955-0131

New lights at Dunwoody High School

On Thursday January 10th the new lights at Dunwoody High School were turned on for the first time. On August 31, 2018 the Dunwoody Rotary Charitable Fund issued a check for $8,000 to the Dunwoody High School Community Association to support Phase II of their multi-year campaign "GAME ON." Phase II proceeds were used to upgrade the sports field, including outdoor lighting which now allows first-time greater access to the fields.

​Thirsty Thursday January 17th

Thirsty Thursday January Happy Hour 1/17/19 Dunwoody Tavern 5:30 pm

This month Thirsty Thursday is back at the Dunwoody Tavern. Please mark your calendars for the THIS THURSDAY and join us.

What’s the change you want to see in the world in 2019? Let's work together to make it happen.

Where: Dunwoody Tavern, 5488 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

When: Thursday, 1/17/19, 5:30 PM

Questions: Cathie Brumfield, cell 404 668 6693


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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