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"The Friendly Breakfast Club"

February 5, 2019

Club Calendar

February is Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month

2/8 Vanessa Carey - My Sister's House
2/15 Andra Watkins
2/22 To be announced
3/1 Dell Spry, FBI re: Ames Case

Our Rotary Family

2/3 John Carr
2/7 Buzz Law
2/8 Tim Le
2/10 Eleni Bafas
2/13 Griff Ransom
2/18 Chris Smith
2/27 Bob O'Brien


2/14 Erich Schuetz (42)

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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: 83 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


Vanessa currently serves as Vice President of Women’s Services for Atlanta Mission. The Women’s’ Services facilities include The Atlanta Day Shelter and My Sister’s House and feed and house over 250 women and children daily.

Vanessa has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Masters of Education in Counseling. Her early career was in adult and adolescent mental health, substance abuse, as well as individual and group therapy. She has spent the past twenty years in corporate America with Companies such as Cox Communications in the areas of training and development, leadership development, succession planning, and organizational development. Her experience in counseling and corporate America along with her passion for missions, ministry, and desire to serve have perfectly prepared her to serve at Atlanta Mission.

Donation form for Gov Ball 2019

"Wine Toss" to the Governors Ball

In the spirit of Peace and Love, we are reintroducing the "Wine Toss" to the Governors Ball. Here's how it works...

There will be "X" number of wine bottles (all full and unopened) in an area of the floor. See below.

For $10 you will get 3 rings. The object is to toss a ring around a bottle of wine. If you do, you win that bottle. When a bottle is won it will be replaced with a new one. The game lasts until all bottles are gone. It's a fun game that everyone will enjoy.

Now remember, this is a fund raiser. So, President Rick is asking that each member bring a bottle of wine, minimum $10 in value, to contribute to the pool. Start bringing your bottles now and we'll collect them.

​Rotarians Needed as Volunteers


Essay Judging Sign Up

As a judge, you will see how core values – such as generosity, courage, compassion, perseverance and grit – are experienced by a younger generation. Sign up today!

Essay Readers & School Judges First Review Sessions – Individual Readings

Wednesday, February 13 10:15-2:15 Vinings Library, 4290 Paces Ferry

Thursday, February 14 12:30-4:30 Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road

Saturday, February 16 10:15-2:15 Fulton Co Library, Northside Branch, 3295 Northside Pkwy

Tuesday, February 19 9:30-1:30 Phoenix & Dragon Bookstore, 5505 Roswell Road NE

Tuesday, February 26 12:30 - 4:30 Dawson County Library, 342 Allen Street

Monday, February 25 12:30-4:30 Athens Library, 2025 Baxter Street

Thursday, February 21 9:30-1:30 Columbus, GA, Location TBD

Wednesday, February 27 12:30 - 4:30 Forest Park Library, 4812 West Street

Essay Readers & School Judges Second Review Sessions – Group Reviews

Monday, March 4 10:00 - 1:00 Carol Gray's home, West Buckhead

Tuesday, March 10:00 - 1:00 Carol Gray's home, West Buckhead

Wednesday, March 6 10:00 - 1:00 Carol Gray's home, West Buckhead

Friday, March 8 (if needed) 10:00 - 1:00 Carol Gray's home, West Buckhead

State Judge Via Email: Email received on or about March 18 rankings due March 22. 15 essays to read and return rankings. Most judges take 2 to 3 hours of at-home reading to complete the assignment

To participate simply fill out the sign-up form here: http://georgialawsoflife.org/volunteer/. Please sign up by February 8th.

For additional information on Rotary’s Laws of Life Essay Contest or to read last year’s winning essays, visit www.georgialawsoflife.org.


Send your Newsletter submission to:


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