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"The Friendly Breakfast Club"

January 29, 2020


January is Vocational Service Month

1/31 Yemariam Workneh, Our GRSP Student
2/7 Anne Hallum, Air Guatemala
2/14 Michael Cowan- Executive Directory, Dunwoody Nature Center- What's Next?
2/20 Leap into Rotary Thirsty Thursday Membership Social- 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm- Marlow's Tavern

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



Fridays, 7:15 am
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
Yemariam Workneh, Our GRSP Student

Yemariam Workneh hails from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and is studying at Oglethorpe University. Her GRSP story is a little different from our students in the past because Yemariam was selected from Oglethorpe's new student population, rather than from students applying directly through GRSP. While our GRSP scholarships in the past have been cultural scholarships, this year's scholarship is both academic and cultural. Yemariam has just completed her first semester at Oglethorpe, where she plans to complete her undergraduate degree in International Studies. And, she has enjoyed the typical GRSP experience - with host family Tim and Amy Le, and as a participant in all the GRSP weekends to date!

Yemariam graduated high school from the Addis Global Academy last year. She sings, plays basketball, and was president of the Community Service Club.

We'll let her tell you the rest of her story this Friday!

Fellowship Opportunity
Leap Into Rotary: Special February 20 Membership Social on Thirsty Thursday!

Mark your calendar and join us at Marlow’s Tavern on 2/20/20 starting at 5:30pm for a very special Thirsty Thursday membership social. Equally important - bring a friend, family member or business associate who you'd like to introduce to the Rotary Club of Dunwoody! It's our part of a special Rotary Zone 34 "Leap Into Rotary" membership initiative. Events will be taking place near Leap Year Day in Georgia, Florida and throughout the Caribbean to introduce new people to the value of Rotary!

For this event, the club will buy you and any potential member a drink. Hors d’oeuvres will also be provided by the club.

We plan to advertise this event - and to display information on our activities and projects in the community, and have members there to discuss the joy of working together to make our community even better. Invite your family, friends and prospective Rotarians to join us. Let’s all Leap into Rotary this leap year. This event will be funded by the refund from District 6900 related to excess funds from the International Convention a few years back and a matching grant from District 6900 for this event.

Please contact Cathie Brumfield 404 668 6693 with any questions or if you'd like to help tell Rotary's story that evening.

Governors Ball
Three Ways You Can Help Make "Mardi Gras - Party for a Purpose" a Success!

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:

  1. Plan to attend and bring your friends. This year's theme is Mardi Gras - Party for a Purpose. We've hired a great band and plan to put on a night of fun activities! Check your email for the invitation and forward it on to your invited guests!
  2. 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
  3. Make donations to our silent or live auctions - vacation homes, wine, restaurant and merchant gift certificates, let your imagination be the guide!

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.

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