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Dr. Anne Hallum founded the Alliance for International Reforestation (“AIR”) after she felt called to this work during her first trip to Guatemala with Stetson University. Since 1993, AIR has been tackling hunger, rural education needs, and environmental devastation in over 250 communities—offering long-term solutions through education and tree-planting micro-businesses.
In 2017, AIR was one of the winners of the prestigious Equator Prize for Sustainable Development from the UN in New York City.AIR was also honored with the “Momentum for Change” Award from the UN convention in Poland, as well as, numerous national awards in Guatemala, and CNN Heroes in 2011.
Anne received her doctorate from Vanderbilt, and she taught environmental politics at Stetson University in Florida for 26 years before moving to Dunwoody in 2012 to work full-time (non-salaried) for AIR.
Laws of Life: Rotarian George Stewart is looking for volunteers to read the high school essays that have been submitted for this year's Rotary-sponsored Laws of Life essay contest. Reviews start next week. You can see the dates and sign up at https://georgialawsoflife.org/volunteer/. As a reminder, our weekly scholarship drawing raises money to sponsor this program.
Atlanta Mission's Race to End Homelessness: Rotarian Erica Brown is looking for volunteers and encouraging runners for the Atlanta Mission's Race to End Homelessness on February 22. There are thousands of men, women, and children in Metro Atlanta who face the perilous conditions of winter without a roof over their heads. Last year, Atlanta Mission served over 6,800 of these individuals. How can you help?
You can sign up as a volunteer or a runner at https://race.atlantamission.org/ - if you have questions, contact Erica at 404-632-8583.
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:
Mark your calendar and join us at Marlow’s Tavern on 2/20/20 starting at 5:30 pm 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 across Georgia, Florida and throughout the Caribbean on a date near Leap Day 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. As members, you can help share the story of having fun together as we work 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.
Please contact Cathie Brumfield 404 668 6693 with any questions or if you'd like to help tell Rotary's story that evening.
Charles Augello is the youngest of four children, all first generation Italian/American born to parents who immigrated to the United States from Castrofilippo, Sicily in 1912. Charlie married Anita Sandroni in 1961 and they have raised four/children Charles, Andrea, Erica and Claudia and have nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren
Charlie graduated from St. Agnes Elementary School, Queens Vocational High School and RCA Institute of Technology with a degree in electrical engineering and design. He spent 24 years in the electronic industry in sales, marketing and manufacturing with Erie Technological Products (ETP). Some of the highpoints during this career were working on systems relating to the Gemini and Apollo Lunar Space Program, part owner in a electronic company and then becoming VP in Sales and Marketing. ETP then merged with Murata Electronics based in Kyoto, Japan with US headquarters in Marietta. Charlie's sales responsibilities enabled him to travel throughout the US, Europe and the Far East.
Over the years, Charlie has been active in various community organizations, including serving as Chairman of West Milford, NJ Industrial Commission, President of West Milford Jaycees and President of LaSocieta Italiana of Atlanta. He is currently a Dunwoody Rotarian and Board Member of the Dunwoody Convention and Visitors Bureau.
After several corporate moves, Charlie settled with his family in Sandy Springs in 1981. In 1986 Charlie and his wife Anita established the E. 48th Street Market, Italian Food Specialties in Dunwoody, Georgia. Thirty-three years later, the Market continues to be operated by family members and has become a local landmark and destination for Italian grocery, deli meats, baked goods, Italian bread and a large selection of Italian wines while continuing to draw customers for lunch and dinner. And the Market, its customers and Charlie's family have supported a variety of community initiatives - including the USO, the Dunwoody Police Foundation, Kingsley Elementary, the fight against human trafficking and other Dunwoody Rotary projects.
When asked why he is a Rotarian, Charlie said, "Being a local retail business with great support from the community, Rotary enabled us to give back to both the local community as well as people in need around the world."