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"The Friendly Breakfast Club"

September 21, 2022


September is Basic Education and Literacy Month

9/23 Michael Starling, Director of Economic Development, City of Dunwoody
9/30 Panel Discussion of Local Distillery Owners
10/14 Regular Meeting: Camille Charnetant, Our Rotary Youth Exchange Student
10/21 No Meeting - Join us for Thirsty Thursday on Oct. 20

Our Rotary Family

9/6 Chris Gutschenritter
9/18 Marion Bunch


9/4 Robert Hall (22)
9/4 Charlene Hall (42)

Rotary Online



Fridays, 7:15 am
Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter
111 Perimeter Center West
Atlanta, GA , GA 30346



Fundraising Bob O'Brien
President Jennifer Shumway
President-Elect Jack Sparks
President Nominee Louise Barden
Immediate PP Carter Stout
Treasurer Cathie Brumfield
Secretary Matthew Johnson
Foundation Jennie Stipick
Membership Dave Burr
Public Image Freddy Morello
Public Image Imani Reynolds
Community Service Rick Woods
Sergeant-at-Arms Griff Ransom

This Week's Speaker
Michael Starling, Director of Economic Development, City of Dunwoody

Join us in welcoming Michael Starling at this Friday's meeting ... in person at Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter, 111 Perimeter Center West, Atlanta GA 30346, or via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89796844807.

Michael is the Director of Economic Development for the City of Dunwoody, Georgia. He has been in this position since 2010 and is responsible for leading the City’s efforts to expand the local economy through business development efforts. Priorities for the City include retention of existing businesses, recruitment of new firms, and the redevelopment of existing commercial areas.

Tis the Time to Buy Tickets for Our Whiskey Raffle

It's a great time to get your tickets for our first drawing - featuring two bottles of bourbon from distilleries local to Atlanta. The first is ShortBarrel Toasted 101, a small batch Kentucky Bourbon aged a few long Kentucky summers, re-barreled in new traditional medium toasted barrels for a minimum of 21 days. The result - is a pleasantly balanced toasted bourbon with just the right amount of vanilla, candy and sweet oak flavor. Bottled at 101 proof this bourbon will surely become a staple on any bar. The second is from the Distillery of Modern Art, a very new distillery. The bottle is a corn whiskey that is being distilled at the present time. We can't say for certain that the bottle will be ready at the time of the drawing, but if it isn't, a gift certificate will be provided for later pickup. Ticket cost is $10 ... and there are still more than 100 tickets available for purchase! Drawing takes place October 20. [more]

From Dave Burr, Membership Director
Our Club Will Host Chamber Networking Event on October 11

The Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber sponsors a monthly networking event for their members - the August event was at Fogo Fogo de Chão and the September 20 event was at Bar Peri[1]. Here's the exciting news: our Club will sponsor the October 11th event at the Spruill Gallery. 

The event offers an opportunity for chamber members to meet each other, network, enjoy the food and beverages, visit the Spruill Gallery, and learn about Rotary. Our club will use this opportunity to promote our community involvement and attract new members.

As the club sponsors the event, we have opportunities to promote your business. We want to highlight you as one of the local business leaders involved in the club. Can you promote your business by helping with:

  1. Door prizes - Can you donate a unique gift? We would like 2-3 door prizes that could be an item with your company name on it, a gift certificate to a local restaurant or event, a gift bag of a bottle of wine, etc.
  2. Gift bag items - We will prepare gift bags for each of the 50 attendees. Does your business have a coupon, a coffee mug, a business card, a flyer, or something similar to add to the gift bag?

Please reply directly to Dave Burr if you can provide a door prize or gift bag.


Mark Your Calendars....

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.

Sept 23
Regular Meeting: Michael Starling, Director of Economic Development, City of Dunwoody
Sept 30
Regular Meeting: Panel Discussion of Local Distillery Owners hosted by Dave Burr
Oct 7
Regular Meeting: District Governor George Granade 
Oct 11
Club Hosts Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber "Alive after Five" at Spruill Art Gallery, Ashford Dunwoody Rd.
Oct 14
Camille Charmetant, Rotary Youth Exchange student
Oct 20
Thirsty Thursday, location TBD; Whiskey Raffle Drawing #1
Oct 21
No meeting; join us for Thirsty Thursday
Oct 22
Bounds Garden Clean-Up, 9:00 am
Oct 28
Regular Meeting: Kim Franklin, Senior Program Manager, Alzheimer's Association, Atlanta