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"The Friendly Breakfast Club"

January 22, 2020


January is Vocational Service Month

1/24 To be announced
1/31 Yemariam Workneh, Our GRSP Student
2/7 To be announced
2/7 To be announced

Our Rotary Family

1/1 Philip Cohn
1/1 Sara Etelalahti
1/1 Amber Saunders
1/2 Jeannette Jezerinac-Prince
1/11 Jim Glass
1/15 Erica Brown
1/20 Brian Harper
1/27 Robert Hall
1/29 Kobelah Svensen Bennah


1/19 Tim Le (23)
1/23 Tina Philpot (12)
1/28 Bill Woulfin (12)

Rotary Online



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Fleming's Steakhouse
4501 Olde Perimeter Way
Dunwoody, GA 30346 FacebookTwitterInstagram


President Cathie Brumfield
President-Elect Ardy Bastien
Treasurer Jeannette Jezerinac-Prince
Secretary Jennifer Bowler
Membership Fred Brandt
Foundation Bill Mulkey
Public Image Jackie Cuthbert

This Week's Speaker
Steve Levene, Founder of Springs Publishing LLC

Steve Levene is the founder and owner of Springs Publishing LLC which publishes six community newspapers in metro Atlanta with total circulation of more than 100,000 copies monthly. The company was launched in 2006 and today its titles include four Reporter Newspapers in Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Dunwoody and Brookhaven, Atlanta INtown and Atlanta Senior Life. [more]

Service Opportunity
Join Us at the Junior Achievement Discovery Center February 3 or February 4

Dunwoody Rotary is once again volunteering as volunteer advisors at Junior Achievement's BizTown and JA Finance Park at the downtown Atlanta JA Discovery Center. This year our dates are February 3 and February 4. We arrive early in the morning and spend the day with students from Peachtree Charter Middle School.

JA BizTown creates an unmatched experience where 6th grade students are able to interact within a simulated economy and take on the challenge of fueling a business. And JA Finance Park, 7th and 8th grade students have the rare opportunity to experience their personal financial futures first-hand - creating a budget, looking for housing, buying a car, and seeing the financial impact of having technical training or college studies beyond high school. As volunteers, we lend our life and business experiences to the overall process.

It's a lot of fun and a great contribution to the future of the youth in our community!

If you're interested, drop me an email at riticher@bellsouth.net or give me a call at 404.271.9554.

Service Opportunity
Still Time to Support the Dunwoody Police K9 Initiative

At our January Board meeting, we officially approved a donation of at least $5,000 from the Dunwoody Rotary Charitable Fund to the Dunwoody Police Foundation in support of the launch of the K-9 unit for the Dunwoody Police Department. This donation will help expedite the launch of this important crime-fighting capability for the Dunwoody Police Department. Funding will help acquire and train two K-9s and prepare of two officers who will be trained as K-9 handlers.

At our meeting two weeks ago, several Dunwoody Rotarians pledged additional funds - and to date we have collected almost another $5,000 in individual contributions. We now have a goal of donating at least $10,000 to this initiative - between Charitable Fund and individual donations. It's not too late for you to participate! Checks should be made payable to the Dunwoody Rotary Charitable Fund, memo “DPD K-9” - we are asking to have all contributions no later than Friday, January 31.

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Brandt at Kgbrandt1@comcast.net or 404-797-0705.

Governor's Ball
Join Us March 28 at the Dunwoody Country Club

This year's Governor's Ball will take place on March 28 at the Dunwoody Country Club! As we all know, this is our major fundraiser to support our good work in the community and around the world! We need your help in a variety of ways:

  • Plan to attend and bring your friends. This year's theme is Mardi Gras - we've hired a great band and plan to put on a night of fun activities!
  • Promote our raffle - to your friends and families, and by asking your hairdresser, favorite restaurants and merchants to display a poster. Thanks to the generosity of Northside Hospital, we have a great opportunity to raise up to $12,500 through this year's Governor's Ball raffle. We are offering private box seats at State Farm Arena for the Harry Styles concert on July 29 - including food and parking passes. Harry Edward Styles is a 25-year old British singer, songwriter and actor with a net worth estimated at $85 million in 2018. His second album - Fine Line - released in 2019 broke record as the biggest sales debut from an English male artist in the US. We will only be selling 500 tickets - at $25/ticket - and participants will have a chance to win one of three prizes - the first two for four tickets each and the third for two tickets. It's easy to purchase tickets - anyone can go to dunwoodyrotary.org/lottery/3
  • Make donations to our silent or live auctions - vacation homes, wine, restaurant and merchant gift certificates, let your imagination be the guide!

Fellowship Opportunity
"Thirsty Thursday" is Catching On...

This past Thursday, we had a record 27 Rotarians and friends attend our latest Thirsty Thursday. People started showing up around 5:30 with many staying until 7 PM. Thirsty Thursday is a regular event that happens on the third Thursday of each month. It is held on the porch at Marlowe's Tavern in Dunwoody. Club members along with their spouse and friends get together to socialize and catch up on what is happening in each other's lives. [more]

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