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"The Friendly Breakfast Club"

September 16, 2020


September is Basic Education and Literacy Month

9/18 No Friday Meeting - instead consider bringing a friend to Thursday Thursday live!
10/23 Rob Sayer, Musician, Entrepreneur, Educator via Zoom – Case Study in Business Success and Inspiration!

Our Rotary Family

9/2 Josh Podczervinski
9/6 Chris Gutschenritter


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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 Jennifer Bowler
Foundation Bill Mulkey
Membership Darrin Vanderpan

From Our President
Ready, Set, Go!

It was great to be back together at the Dunwoody Country Club last Friday morning and to join together in service at the Dunwoody Nature Center last Saturday morning. Tomorrow night, we have another opportunity to gather in person for Thirsty Thursday at Marlow's in Dunwoody Village. It's wonderful to be back to some sense of normalcy - even with masks and Zoom as we need to do that. You'll see in this bulletin that seven of us gathered at the Nature Center - to do easy clean-up tasks, including Daniela, our RYE student who shared her experience in Korea with us on Friday. We plan to make the Nature Center's monthly clean-up day a regular service and fellowship opportunity - with our next session on October 12.

I'm asking all of you to mark your calendar for next Friday's visit by District Governor Kirk Driskell. That's Friday, September 25. We will be at the Dunwoody Country Club and on Zoom - with festivities starting at 7:15 a.m. Let's show him our enthusiasm and give him a great Dunwoody welcome.

Remember to share your ideas for ways we can serve in our community. Thanks for all you do.

See you soon! 

No Meeting This Week
Join Us for Thirsty Thursday This Week - September 17 at Marlow's

This week, grab your mask and join us Thursday night from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at  for an evening of fellowship and fun. We will be gathering at Marlow's in Dunwoody Village - given that rain may once again keep us away from East 48th Street Market.

Think about bringing a friend who might be interested in meeting us and learning more about the Rotary Club of Dunwoody. 

Service Opportunities
Cleaning Up at the Dunwoody Nature Center

Seven intrepid souls showed up to represent the Rotary Club of Dunwoody last Saturday at about 9 AM (which allowed all the volunteers to sleep in). This crew of volunteers included President Ardy Bastien  , Jennifer Bowler, Cathie Brumfield, Rick Otness, Rotary Youth Exchange Student Daniela Sanchez (who spoke to us Friday on her experience in Korea), Jennie Stipick and Carter Stout.

We quickly formed two teams: Weeding Wonders Jennifer, Cathie and Jennie attacked weeds posing as "natural plants" and soon had their area cleared of all weeds in just under 1.5 hour. Those unable to distinguish plants from weeds were relegated to the Wheel Barrow Brigade - including Ardy , Rick , Daniela and Carter.  This group took a little longer but eventually hauled and spread enough wood chips to cover their assigned area (i.e. the meadow). Of course covering their area couldn't start until all the rocks lining the path in the meadow had been properly realigned. Most of the Rotarians were happy to advise Carter Stout on the proper placement of the rocks.

Join Us October 10 from 9 a.m. to Noon

This opportunity to volunteer at the Dunwoody Nature Center will occur one Saturday in each month. The next date is October 10. We plan to make this a monthly RCD volunteer event, but we need additional volunteers to increase the impact we will have on the Dunwoody Nature Center. The activities involve proper social distancing, but allow volunteers to be close enough to share encouragement and humor. Half way into our morning a brief gentle cooling rain, mostly misting, cooled us down.

The groups worked to the musical talents of a "Baby Beethoven" prodigy (two-year old) who was developing his skills on the outdoor piano located in the meadow, with occasional renditions of Star Wars theme by his mother. A delightful way to spend a Saturday morning volunteering tio make the community better.

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