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"The Friendly Breakfast Club"

November 9, 2022


November is Rotary Foundation Month

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!
12/9 Regular Mtg: Dunwoody Salutes The Rotary Foundation - Jennie Stipick

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
Joe Seconder, Retired US Army Reserve Major

Join us this Friday to welcome Joe Seconder, a retired US Army Reserve Major (Infantry) with 23 years of service, both volunteering for Operation Desert Storm and serving a year with his unit deployed to Kuwait and Iraq during the 2003 invasion. You can join us for this Veteran's Day presentation live at LeMeridien Hotel or via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89796844807

Today, Joe is a Senior Manager with Accenture Federal Services, with over 27 years’ experience specializing in Human Capital Management solutions and services delivery within both private and public sector markets in the USA and internationally. [more]

Your Fundraising Support Is Important!
How You Can Help Make the Whiskey Raffle and Golf Tournament a Success!

The second Exclusive Whiskey Raffle drawing is next week on Thursday, 11/17 at 5:30pm at Bar{n} - in conjunction with our November Thirsty Thursday. Please be diligent in handing out your five QR cards to friends and family! You can even forward this newsletter and recipients can use the QR code in the picture to reach the Whiskey Raffle site and buy their tickets. As of today, we have sold 77 tickets of the 150 available.


We have our first three sponsors for the 2023 FORE! the Memories Golf Tournament to be held on May 15, 2023 at St. Marlo Country Club. Thanks to Gold Sponsor Discover Dunwoody, Lunch Sponsor E.48th Street Market and Ditty Bag Sponsor O’Brien Agency. How can you help? [more]

Service Opportunity
Don't Miss Special Olympics This Friday, November 11

On Friday, November 11, from 9:30am to 12:30pm, Special Olympics is managing a Basketball Skills Clinic with Competition amongst the teams following. Past President Rick Woods calls it "the most rewarding service project for me." Join Rick and others this Friday to make a difference in the lives of 150+ DeKalb County special needs students and their families. Each of these takes an oath: “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

Here are the details:

  • What: Special Olympics Basketball Skills Clinic and Competition
  • When: Friday, November 11, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm (1.5 hour shifts available)
  • Where: Sequoyah Middle School, 3456 Aztec Rd, Doraville, GA 30340

To Volunteer, send your name, email and preferred shift(s) in an email to Rick Woods at sdoowrmgmail.com) or text (678-296-2295). Call today and join us Friday

Service Opportunity
Toys for Tots Is Counting On Us - Shop Now for Unwrapped Toys

For many years, Dunwoody Rotarians have been very generous in supporting local Marines in their Toys for Tots Drive. We want to make this the best year ever! So look for toys, bikes and games and bring them to the Holiday luncheon on December 2! With your generosity, we can make this holiday season special for needy local youth!

RFHA and Polio
RFHA Receives Funding Support to Boost Polio Eradication Efforts

The Rotary Action Group for Family Health and AIDS Prevention (RFHA) is honored to announce the award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a two-year pilot program in the amount of $3 million. This will support the roll out of the Rotary Family Health Day Program in a number of countries and will include messaging, advocacy, education and surveillance on Polio as part of our integrated Disease Prevention program at Community level. The focus will be to integrate Polio specific activities and vaccination into the Rotary Family Health Days, and to support expanding the programs into countries where these have not been held previously.

Editor's Note: This is particularly special to the Rotary Club of Dunwoody because of our own Marion Bunch, who started the Rotary Fellowship for Fighting AIDS (RFFA) that has become RFHA and led its efforts for many years to provide healthcare prevention and treatment services around the world.


Service and Fellowship Opportunity
Calling All Host Families and Volunteers for GRSP Leadership Weekend 2023

GRSP Class of 2022-23 at recent Savannah student weekend

We are planning now for the 2023 GRSP Leadership Weekend - scheduled for February 10-12. A signature Dunwoody Rotary event for the last 20+ years, this weekend provides many opportunities to meet some special college students from around the world - here for a one-year cultural exchange as part of a program that is unique to Georgia. And you'll meet Rotarians from many of the clubs who help us host this weekend.

At the moment, we are looking for host families willing to provide bed, breakfast and a bit of transportation between Friday night and Sunday morning. We try to keep the students in groups of two to four, but we welcome your participation even if you can only take one student - or want to volunteer with some of the many weekend activities - from a group service project to Friday night social events to Saturday night suppers, the Sunday morning Shark Tank competition, or helping with logistics during the weekend sessions.

Contact Jackie Cuthbert if you'd like to talk about the best ways for you to help with the leadership weekend. And watch for more about an upcoming planning meeting.