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"The Friendly Breakfast Club"

November 2, 2022


November is Rotary Foundation Month

11/4 Regular Meeting: Cathie Brumfield, The Power of Native Plants
11/11 Regular Meeting: Joe Seconder, Retired US Army Reserve Major - Veteran's Day
11/18 No Meeting, Join Us for Thirsty Thursday and Second Whiskey Raffle Drawing
11/25 No Meeting - Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Our Rotary Family

11/1 Fred Brandt
11/3 Jessie Legros
11/11 Roy Ethridge
11/18 Ray Huebschmann
11/18 Jennifer Shumway
11/26 Dottie Toney


11/26 Lang Wooddy (6)

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
Admin Ed Holliday
Sergeant-at-Arms Griff Ransom
Public Image Freddy Morello
Public Image Imani Reynolds
Community Service Rick Woods

This Week's Speaker
Cathie Brumfield, The Power of Native Plants ... Rescheduled from August

Join us this Friday when our own Cathie Brumfield shares some of what she has learned in her efforts on behalf of native plants. you can join us live at LeMeridien or on Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89796844807. We postponed this talk when our audiovisual equipment let us down one Friday in August.

A lifelong gardener, Cathie grew more interested in Georgia native plants when she and Ritchie purchased their current home along the river in 2011 due to the unique native plants growing in their forest and on the river. In Cathie's words, "In 2016 I enrolled in the UGA Native Plant Certificate Program in Athens, and completed an 80-hour program in early 2019. I learned what an amazing area the Georgia Piedmont is because of its location between the mountains in the north and the coast in the south. I began to restore the forest and flood plain that was my garden with native plants because they survived and even prospered." [read more]

Service Opportunity
Still Time to Join Us for a Dunwoody Special Olympics Tradition

by Rick Woods

As you all know, we do a lot of things that benefit our community. We give our time, our energy and our money to help so that people can live a life that’s less burdened than it would be if we did nothing. I find personal satisfaction in all that we do. One area of service though, is particularly pleasing for me: Special Olympics.

On Friday, November 11, from 9:30am to 12:30pm, Special Olympics is managing a Basketball Skills Clinic with Competition amongst the teams following. It is, by far, of all the things we do, the most rewarding service project for me. The reason, I think, is that feedback from the athletes is in real time; it’s immediate. You’ll see/hear all kinds of things: expressive body motions, facial expressions, laughing, grunting, joy, disappointment, frustration, and everything else. Although you probably won’t see it in a way that you’re used to, you’ll also notice that every Special Olympics athlete gives you a strong indication of appreciation. It is a very emotional experience. I hope you will join us 

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Opportunity to Serve
This is the Time to Support Toys for Tots!

As you know, we are continuing our tradition of supporting the Marines and their Toys for Tots Drive this holiday season. We will have a table at the Holiday Luncheon on December 2 to collect your donations. This year - with rising costs for everything - helps families make the holidays special is more challenging - and more important! 

You can help with toys, bikes, games, craft kits, dolls and more. Do your buying now and bring your unwrapped contributions to the Holiday Luncheon. If you have any questions, contact Jim Glass.please help us support this great work!

Please help us support this great work!

Buy Tickets Now!
Whiskey Raffle - Ticket Sales Fund Service Projects

At this time, we’re about halfway to goal for both Whiskey Raffles #2 and #3: 70 tickets sold for each and 80 more opportunities to win available. And all an opportunity to raise money that supports the good work we do in the community and around the world.

Our second drawing will take place November 17 - and features a bottle of Weller 12-year-old bourbon whiskey valued at $350. Help meet our goal to sell 150 tickets at $20 each by talking this up to friends and family. You can buy your tickets now at our Whiskey Raffle website;  [more]

Happy Holidays
Join Us December 2 at the Annual Holiday Luncheon

Mark your calendar now for the Dunwoody Rotary Holiday Luncheon at the Dunwoody Country Club - December 2, 2022 - open to all Dunwoody Rotarians and a guest. To help us plan, please send your RSVP to: rcdsecr@gmail.com - Subject: Holiday Luncheon RSVP"

This luncheon is part of the 38-year tradition of the Rotary Club of Dunwoody - an opportunity to share the joy of the season with our Rotary family.