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"The Friendly Breakfast Club"

April 10, 2019

Club Calendar

April is Maternal and Child Health Month

4/12 No Meeting
4/19 No Meeting - Good Friday
4/26 No meeting - District conference
5/3 Laws of Life, Essay Reading

Our Rotary Family

4/5 Jim Riticher
4/9 Kathy Brandt
4/13 William Grogan
4/24 Hardy Croom, III
4/29 Lawrence Domenico


4/1 John Mills (30)
4/3 Pavittar Safir (11)
4/7 Cathie Brumfield (11)
4/11 Larry Hart (32)
4/23 Roy Ethridge (11)
4/28 Rick Otness (11)

Rotary Online



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: 78 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

No Meeting This Friday - Join Us for State of the City on Thursday!

The Rotary Club of Dunwoody has been involved as a sponsor/supporter of the State of the City since Dunwoody first became a City ten years ago. At this annual meeting between Dunwoody leaders and citizens, the Mayor speaks on the current state of the City and upcoming plans. Our assistance with this event provides the club with great exposure, and President Rick Woods will be the MC.

The event takes place Thursday, April 11 at the Crown Plaza Ravinia - we are involved from 4:00 pm to 8:30 pm. We need help from at least eight to ten Dunwoody Rotarians to support the event. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Registration table to assist guests where to sit
  • Greeters
  • Helping staff the Rotary table to tell people about the Rotary Club of Dunwoody
  • Picking up the Dunwoody Newspaper and putting on chairs/tables at the event
  • Putting a gift out for each guest at the table (no gift bags this year)

Please contactTom Lashway, our chair for this event, at tomlashway@gmail.com if you are available and where you would like to assist.

Celebrate Dunwoody Rotary's 35th Birthday at Marlowe's on April 19!

Can you find Charter members Teak Pacetti and Gary Lane in this picture?

Thirty-five years ago this month, 35 business leaders joined together in Dunwoody to create the Rotary Club of Dunwoody. They wanted to make a difference in their community and the world … and we certainly have. If you look closely at the picture above, you might recognize two of our three Charter Members who are still active members!

On Thursday, April 18, we invite you to join us at Marlowe's in Dunwoody Village for an informal celebration of our birthday! Festivities begin at 5:30 pm. Come and share memories; bring people you know who might like to join us for the future.

We'll provide appetizers and a birthday cake plus your first drink is on us!

Please RSVP to Cathie Brumfield at cbrumfield@magnoliafinancial.com.

Dunwoody 2019 Polio Campaign Underway

The Rotary Club of Dunwoody has supported Rotary International's initiative to eradicate polio with our hearts, hands and checkbooks since that effort started. Charter member Bob Mingus became the first Dunwoody Rotarian to receive a Paul Harris Fellow for Polio. PDG Robert and Charlene Hall, Roy Wise and Past President Laura Kann have all participated in National Immunization Days in India. And last year, thanks to the generosity of our members, we raised $40,000 and took our total giving on behalf of Polio to more than $150,000.

Last Friday, President Rick announced our 2019 Polio Plus campaign - with our goal of raising $25,000. This aligns with the second year of Rotary's three-year Polio campaign to help get across the finish line with Polio eradication. He has asked that all members consider donating at least $100 so that we can quickly and easily reach our goal.

Contributions count toward individual recognition as a Paul Harris Fellow of Major Donor to The Rotary Foundation. That makes this a wonderful time to review your Paul Harris Fellow status. Remember, we have a lot of matching funds. If you’re getting close to a new level of PHF, we can double your contribution and help you reach your goal. All Rotarians want to be Major Donors. Let us help you get there. If you have questions, please reach out to Rick Woods or PDG Bill Mulkey.

Celebrating Ten Years ...
Join Us for a Dunwoody Mother's Day Tradition

The Dunwoody Art Festival, has become a beloved Dunwoody community tradition, attracting 40,000 attendees and 155 artists annually. It certainly is “the place to be” in Dunwoody on Mother’s Day weekend. Join with fellow Rotarians, family members and friends to be part of this significant community event!

The Rotary Club of Dunwoody (RCD) is recognized as one of six “Leading Sponsors” for this community event, thanks to our amazing volunteer turnout for the last 10 years

Our participation and support for this event gives our club significant community visibility during the eight weeks leading up to the event, as well as the opportunity to “tell the Rotary Story” to thousands of attendees in our Rotary booth. We need your help to capitalize on this community presence.

There are two ways you can help:

  • Acting as an·ARTIST AMBASSADOR on Saturday, 5/11 from 5:00 – 8:00 am - or some part of that shift. Dunwoody Rotarians welcome the artists to Dunwoody and assist with the transformation of Dunwoody Village into a very cool Artist’s Market. Heavy lifting is NOT required for this volunteer assignment. Your time, energy and friendly hospitality will help the festival get off to an excellent start! To do this, please contact Kathy Brandt, 404-797-0705, kgbrandt1@comcast.net.
  • Telling the “Rotary Story” to the community at the RCD exhibit space for a two-hour shift … on Saturday, May 11 between 10:00am and 6:00 pm or on Sunday, May 12 between noon and 5:00 pm. To do this, contact Ardy Bastien, 516-967-7619 or ardy11422@yahoo.com and indicate your preferred shift.

We hope to see you at the Dunwoody Arts Festival! It's a great opportunity to support the community, build our image in Dunwoody and grow support for the good work we do!


Kathy Brandt and Ardy Bastien