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Celebrating 35 Years of Sharing Rotary and Serving People

New Year's Thoughts From Our Own PDG and President Emeritus Bill Mulkey

The countdown has ended for Rotary year 2018-2019 and we have completed 35 years of a tradition of excellence in living Rotary's motto of "Service Above Self." As we begin our journey on this first day of the 2019-2020 Rotary year, let's all be dedicated to adding another above and beyond successful year to our history of Rotary service.

Our history has an awesome listing of accomplishments, way too numerous to list in this article, but here are just a few.

LOCAL COMMUNITY PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS (Volunteers and Contributions)

  • Laws of Life <> Character Education <> (George Stewart) to Georgia and Zones
  • AIDS* (Marion Bunch* started in 1997 at RCD ) <> to D6900, to Georgia Districts and then on to Zones 33 & 34
  • Family Health & Aids Prevention Is Worldwide (again Marion Bunch)
  • GRSP<> Sponsored 36 students <> Funds invested <> Scholarships and Endowment: estimated value of $700,000+
  • Rotary Youth Exchange (Mike Parks) <> Introduced to District 6900 <> Sponsored three outgoing and hosted two incoming students <> Scholarships valued at approximately $100,000
  • Fundraiser <> Governor's Ball (27) <> Estimated Charitable Income est. $900.000+
  • RCD is number ONE in our Rotarians serving above the club level <> DeKalb Council-GRSP-D6900- Zones-RI

THE ROTARY FOUNDATION

  • RCD has been involved in all of the Foundation's humanitarian and educational programs
  • Return on Investment of our contributions <> Estimated value between $3 and 4 million
  • Foundation contributions will be over $1,300,000 when our Sustaining Member check is issued this month
  • PolioPlus <> Contributions $180,000+
  • Major Donors <> All Time 29+
  • Paul Harris Fellows <> All Time 635+
  • Multiple Paul Harris Fellows <> All Time 117+

INDIVIDUAL ROTARIAN RECOGNITIONS

  • Three District Governors and a RI Director
  • Eight Assistant District Governors
  • Sheffield Leadership Awards <> Four recipients
  • District 6900 Rotarian of the Year <> Five recipients
  • The Rotary Foundation's highest award <> Distinguished Service Award <>Three recipients
  • The Rotary Foundation <> Citation For Meritorious Service <> Four recipients
  • Rotary International's highest award <> Service Above Self award <> Four recipients
  • RI Avenues of Service Award <> Thirteen recipients

ROTARY CLUB OF DUNWOODY RECOGNITIONS

  • Top Three Rotary Clubs Worldwide <> 2011-2012
  • Club of the Decade <> 1990-2000 and 2000-2010
  • Best All around Club / Club of the Year <> 18 Years
  • Best all Around Club / Club of the Year Runner Up <> 4 Years

When the RCD chartered in 1984, the RI Presidential Theme of RI President Bill Skelton was SHARE ROTARY - SERVE PEOPLE. For 35 years, I have been using that theme and adding "ING" to SHARE & SERVE. That my fellow Rotarians is what Rotary is all about, "SHARING ROTARY and SERVING PEOPLE."

The Rotary Club of Dunwoody has been the definition of that theme for 35 years and in 12 months it will be 36.

Teamwork will make it happen ....TEAMWORK <> Is the ability to serve together toward a common vision. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.

Your Friend and fellow Rotarian in the "Family of Rotary,"

Bill M.

Posted by Bill Mulkey
July 1, 2019

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