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We will have no meeting this Friday, November 15. We do some ideas for how you could use your extra time:
Did you know that Toys for Tots Toys for Tots began in 1947 as the brain child of Marine Corps Reserve Major Bill Hendricks? Actually it was his wife, Diane, who was the real inspiration. She had crafted a few handcrafted dolls and asked Bill to deliver them to an agency that supports children in need. When Bill reported back to his wife that he could not find such an organization, she instructed him to “start one!”. Maj Hendricks and the Marines in his reserve unit in LA collected and distributed 5,000 toys that year. Today, the Marine Toys for Tots Program distributes an average of 18 million toys to 7 million less fortunate children annually.
For many years, Dunwoody Rotarians have been very generous in supporting local Marines in their Toys for Tots Drive. We are asking you to continue that generosity this year - and bring your gifts of toys, bikes and games to the Holiday luncheon on December 13! It's not too early to start shopping. Start taking advantage of the holiday shopping specials now to help us donate even more and make this holiday season the best yet for needy local youth!
I've already checked out the offerings at Costco and encourage you to do the same. There are some great gifts to be purchased there.
From January 17-19, 2020, Dunwoody will join with the Rotary Clubs of Gainesville and Metro Atlanta, and the Rotaract Club of Atlanta Metro to host the GRSP Leadership Conference. This is a 15+ year Dunwoody Rotary tradition, and we expect to have nearly all of the 40 students in this year's class with us for the weekend. There are a variety of ways you can help - at this point our #1 focus is on recruiting host families for the weekend.
As a host family you would provide:
You are also invited to participate in a group dinner at one of our Dunwoody Rotarian’s home with your students on Saturday night - and to join us for any part of the weekend you'd like to attend. More details to follow, but take time now to consider the opportunity. If you would like to volunteer as a host, contact Jackie Cuthbert at 770-597-1183 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org