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"The Friendly Breakfast Club"

April 28, 2021


April is Maternal and Child Health Month

4/30 Charlene Hall, Alzheimer's Update ... In Person or On Zoom
5/7 Laws of Life Essay Contest Winners ... in Person and Via Zoom
5/14 Service Project - Books for Dresden and Kingsley
5/28 Michael Wilensky, State Representative ... In Person or Via Zoom

Our Rotary Family

4/2 Darrin Vanderpan
4/5 Jim Riticher
4/9 Kathy Brandt
4/13 William Grogan
4/16 Jennie Springer
4/29 Lawrence Domenico


4/1 John Mills (32)
4/3 Pavittar Safir (13)
4/7 Cathie Brumfield (13)
4/11 Larry Hart (34)
4/23 Roy Ethridge (13)
4/28 Rick Otness (13)

Rotary Online



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Atlanta, GA , GA 30346 FacebookTwitterInstagram


President Ardy Bastien
President-Elect Carter Stout
Immediate PP Cathie Brumfield
Treasurer Josh Podczervinski
Secretary Jennifer Bowler
Foundation Jennie Stipick
Membership Darrin Vanderpan

This Week's Speaker
Charlene Hall, Alzheimers Update

Join us this week to welcome our own Honorary Member Charlene Hall, as she gives us an update on Alzheimers Disease. You can join in person at Le Meridien, 111 Perimeter Center West, Atlanta GA 30346, or via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86202979419.

Charlene serves as a Regional Director for CART (Coins for Alzheimers Research Trust). Charlene speaks frequently about the devastation of Alzheimers Disease and the need to provide seed money for cutting edge innovative research. She is also a Major Donor & Bequest Society Member and in 2017 received the Rotary International Spouse/Partner Service Award for Humanitarian Service.

Service Opportunities
May Means Spring Flowers and Great Opportunities to Make a Difference

Our Dunwoody calendar is blooming with service opportunities this May. Pick at least one and come enjoy fellowship and the great feeling of making a difference:

  • May 1: Community Assistance Center - 9 am to noon - Contact Jennifer Bowler if you can help
  • May 7: Dunwoody Arts Festival - set up at Brook Run - various shifts - Contact Kathy Brandt
  • May 8-9 Dunwoody Arts Festival - greet the community, talk up Rotary in our DRC booth - Contact Carter Stout 
  • May 15: Bounds Garden Clean-up at 9:00 am at our traffic island across from the Dunwoody Library -with questions contact "Ranger" Fred Bounds
  • May 20: Membership Recruitment event (and Thirsty Thursday) - bring a friend, coworker or family member who might be interested in joining Rotary
  • May 29: We have 15 Dunwoody Rotarians and Atlanta Rotaractors helping with the Special Olympics Equestrian event - more information from Kathy Brandt

Happy Anniversary Roy and Franci!

Contrary to what the calendar in blue to the left has to say, Roy and Franci Ethridge just celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary! Roy has been a Dunwoody Rotarian since 1986. He and Franci inspired our efforts at Dresden Elementary School and the Atlanta Women and Children's Day Center. For many years, the book project we'll do at a club meeting in mid-May for Dresden and Kingsley was the kick-off to the Christmas holiday season at the Ethridges on the first Saturday of December. And many of us have enjoyed the fine dance steps of the Ethridges at the Governors Ball.

Happy anniversary Franci and Roy!

New Opportunity for Fellowship
Join Us for Wine in the Garden - May 11

We are creating a new group within Dunwoody Rotary - for those who are interested in sharing wine experiences with friends. If you are interested in what we hope would be a regular fellowship, please join us on May 11 at 5:30 pm at Cathie Brumfield's for Wine in the Garden - outside among the old growth forest on the banks of the Chattahoochee River. Bring an appetizer and/or a bottle of wine to share. 

We're thinking we could do this monthly - with a different host and theme each month. Our overall objective: To have some fun and get to know each other better on a casual basis.

We'll talk more about the ongoing details when we gather on the 11th.

To give us an idea of how many people we're planning for, please send an email to Jackie Cuthbert at cuthbert@mindspring.com.

Hope to see you on the 11th!

RI Convention 2021
Rotary Opens Opportunities - Register Now for 2021 Virtual Convention

What better day than Paul Harris's birthday (April 19) to let you know that registration is open for  the 2021 Virtual Convention: Rotary Opens Opportunities which will take place from 12 through 16 June 2021. ! Don’t miss your chance to connect with Rotary members from around the world.

Enjoy a special rate of $49 through 7 May 2021. After that, the registration fee is $65.

You can also join us early at a preconvention, 10-11 June, for Intercountry Committees, Rotaract, and Rotary Youth Exchange officers. Each pre-convention will cost an additional $20. The 2021 Virtual Rotary Convention and pre-conventions are open to all Rotary members and participants and include access to the virtual House of Friendship.

Don’t forget to visit the convention event page on Facebook to connect with others and stay up-to-date on event news and program highlights! Visit the RI Convention website to register today and save!