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"The Friendly Breakfast Club"

July 8, 2020


July is New Rotary Year Month

7/10 Installation of Officers and Directors ... Dunwoody Country Club
7/16 Evening Celebration of Rotary Year 2019-2020 Success! No Friday am Meeting
7/24 Billy Grogan, Dunwoody Police Chief ... Dunwoody Country Club

Our Rotary Family

7/18 Roy Wise
7/25 Frederick Bounds


7/3 Frederick Bounds (12)
7/5 Russell Reams, DBA, Jr. (6)
7/7 Brian Harper (12)
7/10 Lawrence Domenico (27)
7/11 William Thiele (24)
7/11 Bob Freeman (28)

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Fridays, 7:15 am
Dunwoody Country Club
1600 Dunwoody Club Drive
Sandy Springs, GA 30350 FacebookTwitterInstagram


President Ardy Bastien
President-Elect Carter Stout
Immediate PP Cathie Brumfield
Treasurer Josh Podczervinski
Secretary Jeannette Jezerinac-Prince
Membership Darrin Vanderpan

This Week's Meeting
Starting a New Rotary Year ... At the Dunwoody Country Club

Join us this Friday morning at 7:15 am at the Dunwoody Country Club to join in the celebration as we:

  • Welcome our three most recent members to the Dunwoody Family of Rotary
  • Celebrate the installation of President Ardy Bastien and our officers and directors for the 2020-21 Rotary year. 

District Governor Kirk Driskell and PDG Jim Squire are planning to join us, along with our new Assistant Governor, Jim Coyle from the Rotary Club of Roswell.

Dunwoody Country Club is the only place that can accommodate us right now with the social distancing we think makes it safer for us to meet in person. We will require masks - and will have masks and hand sanitizer available. The Country Club will take temperatures at the front door - anyone with a temperature of 100 or more will be asked to leave. DCC staff (with masks and gloves) will provide cafeteria style food service and pre-rolled silverware, water and such will be available at DCC-manned stations in the meeting room. There will be plexi-glass shields between you and food servers.

Past President Rick Woods sent an email last night asking that you let him know whether you'll be attending. You can write to Rick at sdoowrm@gmail.com.

In this newsletter, Louise Barden shares some guidelines from the CDC regarding proper handling and wearing of masks. Please take a minute to read!

Thirsty Thursday Live!
Join Us Live to Celebrate Our 2019-2020 Accomplishments

It's fitting that we celebrate 2019-20 and all we accomplished under President Cathie Brumfield's leadership at a Thirsty Thursday event, since it was President-Elect Cathie who started what's become a new Dunwoody tradition! We will hold this end of year celebration at the Dunwoody Country Club on Thursday, July 16 - starting at 5:30 pm.

President Cathie will present the Rookie of the Year award as well as the William M. Mulkey Rotarian of the Year award during our festivities. 

Watch for more details next week.

We will require masks - and will have masks and hand sanitizer available. The Country Club will take temperatures at the front door - anyone with a temperature of 100 or more will be asked to leave.

Staying Safe During the Pandemic
CDC Guidelines for Handling and Wearing Masks

We're all looking forward to getting together but still concerned about protecting each other from the coronavirus. The CDC has published some guidelines for how to use your mask effectively.

Use the Face Covering to Protect Others

  • Wear a face covering to help protect others in case you’re infected but don’t have symptoms
  • Wear the covering in public settings when around people outside of your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain
  • Don’t put the covering around your neck or up on your forehead - bring a plastic bag to hold your mask if you're taking it off to eat during the meeting.
  • Don’t touch the face covering, and, if you do, wash your hands

Wear your Face Covering Correctly

  • Wash your hands before putting on your face covering
  • Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin
  • Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face
  • Make sure you can breathe easily 

Take Off Your Cloth Face Covering Carefully, When You’re Home

  • Untie the strings behind your head or stretch the ear loops
  • Handle only by the ear loops or ties
  • Fold outside corners together
  • Place covering in the washing machine. If not washable hang in the sun so the UV rays can kill germs. 
  • Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth when removing and wash hands immediately after removing.

Serving During the Pandemic
District 6900 Targets $500,000+ To Feed the Hungry

Editor's Note: You will see this in our District Newsletter later this week, but wanted to share a special district initiative started by the Rotary Club of Atlanta, in case anyone is interested in helping meet this goal.

The novel coronavirus pandemic has left corporate kitchens dormant or grossly underutilized, while growing unemployment is driving the city’s food insecurity numbers to unprecedented levels. Feeding America and The Atlanta Community Food Bank estimate that 16% of people in the 29-county service area of the Food Bank will be food insecure this summer. And, with school out for the summer, 26% of children, 1 in 4, could go hungry. To address this staggering divide, The Atlanta Community Food Bank and Second Helpings Atlanta have joined forces to launch the Atlanta Community Kitchen Project. This first-ever public/private partnership in the region connects hunger relief agencies with commercial kitchens with a goal to provide five hundred thousand meals to Atlanta families in need this summer. And this unprecedented initiative is being funded in large part by the city’s top corporate leaders who comprise the Atlanta Rotary Club. The Rotary Club of Atlanta initially provided $100,000 as one of the earliest supporters of the Atlanta Community Kitchen Project, enabling the distribution of the first 25,000 meals. Based on the initiative’s success, and in keeping with Rotary’s mission to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service, Rotary has further committed an additional $100,000, which is being matched by an anonymous donor coupled with another $100,000 matching raise, for a total of up to $400,000 to support the Atlanta Community Kitchen Project. Clubs and individuals can contribute to this effort on the District 6900 website at Feed the Hungry.

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