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"The Friendly Breakfast Club"

February 12, 2020


February is Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month

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
2/21 No meeting - Join us for Thirsty Thursday instead!
2/28 Katie Williams, Executive Director, Discover Dunwoody

Our Rotary Family

2/4 Laura Kann
2/8 Tim Le
2/9 Dr. John E. Carr
2/10 Eleni Bafas
2/13 Joseph Ransom
2/27 Bob O'Brien


2/4 Erica Brown (3)
2/14 Erich Schuetz (43)

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
Michael Cowan, Executive Director, Dunwoody Nature Center

Michael Cowan has been the Executive Director of the Dunwoody Nature Center since January 2019.

Michael was born in Atlanta and raised in rural Newton County — about an hour East. He moved to Atlanta in 1999. Michael has a BS from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Emory.

He was appointed to the Dunwoody Sustainability Committee in 2015, elected chairman in 2017 and is currently serving fourth term as chairman. Major accomplishments as chairman include:

  • Increasing organization and visibility of the committee
  • Establishing partnership with the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper to create a weekly volunteer-led water quality monitoring program for the entire Dunwoody watershed
  • Overhauling the city’s Sustainability Plan to make it more relevant and impactful to ensure sustainability enhances Dunwoody’s quality of life
  • Leading efforts to upgrade Dunwoody’s Atlanta Regional Commission Green Communities status to Gold.
  • [more]

Governors Ball
Wow the Kids or Grand Kids with Harry Styles Box Seats

For a quick visit to dunwoodyrotary.org/lottery/3 and $25 per ticket you or your friends could thoroughly surprise and delight your kids and grandkids with private box seats at the July 29 Harry Edward Styles concert at State Farm Arena. With a package that includes food and parking passes - and one of Britain's rising pop stars, it could be an amazing evening for you, your friends, and/or anyone in the 18-35 age group (Harry's biggest fan group).

This raffle is available thanks to the generosity of Northside Hospital. We will only be selling 500 tickets - and the club could raise $12,500 if we sell all the tickets. Participants will have a chanceparticipants will have a chance to win one of three prizes - the first two for four tickets each and the third for two tickets. to win one of three prizes - the first two for four tickets each and the third for two tickets.

So who is Harry Edward Styles? A 25-year old British singer, songwriter and actor whose second album - Fine Line released in 2019 - broke record as the biggest sales debut from an English male artist in the US. At 25, he has a net worth of $85 million.

Not interested yourself? Consider asking your favorite local businesses - hair dressers and nail salons, restaurants, etc. - to advertise in their places of business.

Winning raffle tickets will be drawn at our 2020 Governor's Ball on March 28.

Governors Ball
Join the Mardi Gras Gala on March 28

We are returning this year to the Dunwoody Country Club for a night of Mardi Gras, dancing to the sounds of the Flavor Band and Big Band, sporting Mardi Gras costumes or masks, and of course, raising money to fund our good work in the community and around the world! It will be a FUN evening you don't want to miss!

All we need to add to make it a great party is you and your friends! Don't wait to register - you can sign up right now by clicking on this link: https://www.dunwoodyrotary.org/reservation/create?... The cost is $250 per couple; most members of the club have already paid for a couple as part of their dues.

So invite your family and friends today and go online to register!

And while the Governor's Ball is on your mind, think about what you or the local businesses you support might be able to donate to our live or silent auctions. We're only six weeks from Partying for a Cause! See more at rcdgovernorsball.com

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