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We will not be meeting this Friday or next - but plan to be back in person at the Dunwoody Country Club on July 10 to install Ardy and his Board, and on Thursday, July 16 at the Country Club to celebrate the great year we have had with President Cathie and her team. You can read below about how we plan to come back live and about how the District recognized our work at last week's District 6900 awards celebration.
At District 6900's celebration event last Saturday, our club was recognized as Category III's Club of the Year and Club of the Decade! Congratulations to everyone who helped make this happen. Special thanks to the Club Presidents who led us in this decade - Sidney Browning, Laura Kann, Susan Schwall, Harvey Rosenzweig, Scott Jennings, Lorri Christopher, Tina Philpott, Rick Otness, Rick Woods and Cathie Brumfield. The District has recognized Clubs of the Decade for three decades now - and Dunwoody captured the banner for all three decades!
President Cathie, President-Elect Ardy and your Board of Directors have been carefully considering our plans for the immediate future. While most if not all of us miss the opportunity to get together face-to-face, we are 100% committed to doing that safely. Here's what we're thinking for the next few weeks:
You will be receiving a meeting invitation for our July 10 meeting - we'd like everyone to respond so we have an idea of how many people are ready to join us for in-person meetings. We will also be reaching out to everyone by telephone in the next week or so and may send a short, online survey to gather your thoughts about getting back together. We recognize that this is an individual decision for everyone - and that people are in different places with regard to how quickly we move out of "shelter in place." We would like to hear your concerns and ideas, and are ready to try to answer any questions you may have.
We are also exploring the possibility of keeping a Zoom option for attending in place for those who aren't yet ready for in-person meetings and will keep you posted on our progress.
The Rotary Foundation recognizes a special group of Rotarians around the world each year for their active service on behalf of the Foundation. A Rotary district may nominate one person to receive the Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service. It does not recognize giving, but actual personal service to the Foundation for a long period of time. It is the second highest award you may receive from The Rotary Foundation. And to be eligible to receive the highest Foundation honor, you must have received the Citation for Meritorious Service.
This year, District 6900 nominated our own Kathleen Brandt to receive this high honor from The Rotary Foundation for her many years of work on the Global Grant Scholar program. The program focuses on finding scholars who will make a long-term difference in the world.
Kathy has served on the district scholarship committee for 11 years - as Chair since the 2011-12 Rotary year.
District 6900 recognized our club and club members with many awards:
When we gathered last Saturday for Bounds Garden clean-up, we had a new gardener in our midst - Peyton Abrams-Graham, our newest member. She was joined by Hoshi Daruwalla, Rick Otness, Freddy, and of course, Chief Ranger Fred Bounds. Watch for postings from Ranger Fred on future gatherings at our traffic island across from the Dunwoody Library.