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"The Friendly Breakfast Club"

January 12, 2022


January is Vocational Service Month

1/14 Regular Meeting - Maro Innocent-Otolo, "My GRSP Year and Beyond"
1/28 Regular Meeting - Eric Linton, City of Dunwoody
2/4 Regular Meeting - Jon Yeager, Wellness Lessons 2021
2/11 Regular Meeting - Lisa Branch, Federal Judge, "Path to the Bench"

Our Rotary Family

1/1 Marie Crean
1/1 William Kelly, Jr.
1/1 P. Game
1/2 Jeannette Jezerinac-Prince
1/11 Jim Glass
1/20 Brian Harper
1/27 Robert Hall
1/29 Kobelah Svensen Bennah


1/23 Tina Philpot (14)
1/28 Bill Woulfin (14)

Rotary Online



Fridays, 7:15 am
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President Carter Stout
President-Elect Jennifer Shumway
Immediate PP Ardy Bastien
Treasurer Cathie Brumfield
Secretary Louise Barden
Membership Brian Harper
Foundation Jennie Stipick
Public Image Jackie Cuthbert

What's Inside ...

Our GRSP student will be telling her story this Friday. Read a little more about that then scroll to learn about

  • how you can help Ranger Fred in Bounds Gardens this Saturday
  • the "save the forest" people and last Saturday's adventure at the Dunwoody Nature Center
  • why you're needed for the Laws of Life Essay Contest
  • our District Conference
  • the Rotary Action Group on Family Health and Preventing AIDS
  • our upcoming Golf Tournament
  • our calendar 

This Week's Speaker
Maro Innocent-Otolo, Our 2021-22 GRSP Student

Learn more today about Oghenemaro Innocent-Otolo - better known to us as Maro - who joined us from Nigeria last August through the Georgia Rotary Student Program (GRSP). She will introduce us to Nigeria, her family and culture in Friday's presentation, and tell us more about herself. You can join us in person at LeMeridien or via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86202979419 

Service Opportunity
Ranger Fred Needs Your Help This Saturday!

Bounds Garden (the traffic island across from the Dunwoody Library) needs a little loving care and Ranger Fred Bounds could use your help and fellowship this Saturday, January 15, at 9 am. It may be a little cold (understatement), so don't dress like the August crew pictured here - but the job shouldn't take but an hour or so. Bring your garden gloves and a smile!

Thank You!
Dunwoody Crew Frees the Ferns

Call it "save the forest" or "free the ferns" or whatever you might, a crew of Dunwoody Rotarians worked hard last Saturday morning at the Dunwoody Nature Center. Led by Cathie Brumfield, our brave Rotarians included Jennifer Shumway, Rick Otness, Jim Riticher, Bill Kelly and Jackie Cuthbert. Staying warm in the bitter cold just seemed to inspire the crew to work harder - battling against invasive ivy and privet. Thanks to our efforts, the ferns and tiny trees will breathe easier.

Think about joining us next time - Saturday, February 12 at 9 am.

Service Opportunity
You Be the Judge - 2022 Georgia Laws of Life Essay Contest

The Georgia Laws of Life Essay contest is coming up this winter/spring, with thousands of essays from high school students around the state. Our club has been a long-time and enthusiastic contest sponsor - we have provided prize money, served on the Board and judged essays since Dunwoody Rotarian George Stewart was at the center of this Georgia Rotary initiative. As a sponsor, we have the opportunity to judge the contest - in a window that starts mid-February and runs through April 1. You can be a school judge, a state judge, or both.  Judging - and training to be a judge - all takes place online, and takes a few hours of your time.

Sign up at Laws of Life.

District Celebration
Can You Imagine Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?

District Governor Mary has invited us to pop-in for a Jolly Holiday in SanDestin full of inspiration, fellowship, fun and learning. It's scheduled to take place April 28 to May 1 at the Grand SanDestin at Miramar Beach. Here's the inside scoop: Register by January 15th for best prices and prize eligibility! [more]

Service Spotlight
Envisioning a Happy, Healthy and HIV-free Future ... Article by Sneha Saloni

Editor's Note: This month is Vocational Service Month for Rotary International - and in the District Newsletter, District Governor Mary talks about using our vocations, talents and skills to serve others - through a club service project or a Rotary Action Group. One of the great examples of a Rotary Action Group is the Rotary Action Group for Family Health and AIDS Prevention (RFHA) founded by our own Marion Bunch. In a recent article on the Rotary Service Blog, reporter Sneha Saloni talked to our own Laura Kann about RFHA and Laura's Rotary journey. Marion shared the article with me, and you can read the story by linking to it here in our January District Newsletter.

Save the Date
Save May 16, 2022 for Our First Annual Golf Tournament

Please save the date to join the Rotary Club of Dunwoody at our First Annual Golf Classic on May 16, 2022 at St. Marlo Country Club. Our partner for this event is the Alzheimer’s Association of Georgia - The Longest Day Program.

Share the date with your friends and look for information soon about more ways you can help. Contact Bob O’Brien at rsobrien111@gmail.com for questions - or to volunteer to help!

And enjoy the photo of one of our favorite golfers - PDG and President Emeritus Bill Mulkey - thanks to Lang Wooddy for sharing the photo.

Club Calendar
What's Happening in January, February and a Little Beyond

Here's a way to keep up with all that's happening with the Rotary Club of Dunwoody. If you would like to add an event - or add a story to the bulletin, send an email to Jackie Cuthbert at cuthbert@mindspring.com by Tuesday evening.

Jan. 14

Maro Innocent-Otolo, Our GRSP Student from Nigeria

Jan. 14

Bounds Garden Clean-up, 9:00 am

Jan. 20

Thirsty Thursday, 5:30 pm

Jan. 21

No meeting; meeting; join us for Thirsty Thursday

Jan. 28

Eric Linton, City Manager, City of Dunwoody

Feb. 4

Jon Yeager, Wellness Lessons

Feb. 11

Lisa Branch, Federal Judge, “Path to the Bench”

Feb. 17

Thirsty Thursday, 5:30 pm

Feb. 18

No meeting, Join us for Thirsty Thursday

Feb. 25

Alan Mothner, President and CEO, Spruill Center for the Arts

Mar. 4

Regular meeting: Polio update

Mar. 4-6

GRSP Leadership Weekend

Apr. 28-May 1

District Conference, SanDestin