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"The Friendly Breakfast Club"

July 17, 2019


July is New Rotary Year Month

7/19 Cary King,Vietnam War - A Veteran's Perspective
7/26 Emily O'Day, Rotary Youth Exchange
8/2 Tony Barnhart, College Football 2019
8/9 Todd Galanti, GM, Costco Perimeter

Our Rotary Family

7/18 Roy Wise
7/25 Frederick Bounds


7/3 Frederick Bounds (11)
7/7 Brian Harper (11)
7/10 Lawrence Domenico (26)
7/10 Ken Levy (42)
7/11 William Thiele (23)
7/11 Bob Freeman (27)

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President Cathie Brumfield
Treasurer Jeannette Jezerinac-Prince
Secretary Jennifer Bowler
Foundation Bill Mulkey
Membership Fred Brandt

This Week's Speaker
Cary King, Vietnam War - a Veteran's Perspective

Cary S. King is an Attorney, Senior Partner and a Registered Neutral with Jacobs & King, LLC. Cary is the father of firm partner Scott King. With over 35 years practicing law, Cary has a wealth of experience assisting clients with their civil and criminal litigation matters including family law, business related disputes, estate and probate litigation, employment issues and real estate/construction matters. In mediation and arbitration matters, he brings the wide-ranging legal experience to objectively help attorneys and their clients find workable solutions to often complicated and contentious litigation.

Licensed by the State Bar of Georgia and Chairman of the Military and Veteran’s Law Section for the 2015-2017 term. Cary is also a Registered Neutral licensed by the Administrative Office of Courts and the Commission on Dispute Resolution. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section and the Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association, where he has served as a past president and chairman, and was a Board member. Cary is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, the 11 th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Other service positions include volunteering with the Atlanta VA Medical Center Legal Clinic (which he helped found in 1998) and board member for Emma’s Ambassadors, charitable organization providing financial assiatnce for children with autism. He previously served on the DeKalb County Veterans Advisory Committee and conducts oral interviews of Veterans for the Atlanta History Center and the Library of Congress. He has been awarded the Martindale Hubbell A-V rating (the highest rating) and is a member of the Madison Who’s Who. In 2015, Cary was recognized among the “Friends of the YDL” by the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia for his contributions and continued support. He is a graduate of Georgia State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science, and John Marshall Law School, where he earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence. He also volunteers at the USO at the Hartsfield Jackson Airport meeting and greeting veterans along with other members of the AVVBA, where he is a Past President and Chariman of the Board.

In 2012 the Military and Veterans Affairs Section of the State Bar of Georgia presented Cary with the Marshall-Tuttle Award designating him the Outstanding Lawyer for 2012 and he was recognized by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs for his many years of service to Veterans. In 2014, Cary was awarded the Public Intetrest Law Award by John Marshall Law School for hiscontinuing contribution to providing legal services for veterans.

Prior to his work in law, Cary served in the U.S. Army and National Guard and was in the Infantry and Artillery in Vietnam during 1967 and 1968. During his service Cary was awarded five Bronze Stars, two of which were for valor, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry wih Palm for Valor, a Purple Heart, five Air Medals, Army Commedation Medal with “V” Device for Valor, the Vietnam Campaign and Vietnam Service Medals, the Vietnamese Honor Medal, Air Crewman’s Wings, three Unit Citations and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge.

An Atlanta native, Cary still lives in the city with his wife, Sherry. He enjoys spending time with his grandkids, watchingsports, particularly football, and loves to help animals and fellow veterans. Cary is a supporter and volunteer with the Atlanta Humane Society, the U.S. Humane Society, the World Wildlife Foundation, Vietnam Veterans of America and the Vietnam Memorial Foundation. Additionally, Cary can boast of being a good dancer and having an excellent sense of direction: “You can’t get me lost!”

Opportunity for Fun
Gwinnett Stripers This Saturday, July 20 - Still a Few Tickets Available!

This coming Saturday, July 20, the Rotary Club of Dunwoody will make its annual trek to a Gwinnett Stripers Game at Coolray Field, 2500 Buford Drive, Lawrenceville, GA 30043. We still have a few tickets left, so if you'd like to join us, contact Ken Levy immediately at kennethlevy99@gmail.com, in person or by telephone or IM at (770) 686-2651.

Similar to last year, the Club has arranged for a Buffet Dinner (ballpark food) prior to the Game. The cost is $29 per person which includes the buffet dinner and a box seat on the first base side where hopefully it will be cooler than it was along the third base line last year. Game time is 6:05 pm, so plan to be there by 5:00 pm at the latest.

The Gwinnett Stripers are the Atlanta Braves’ Triple A Affiliate and that night will host the Rochester Redwings, the Triple A Affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. The Twins currently are in first place in the AL Central so the July 20 game should be a good game featuring numerous future MLB players. The first 2500 fans through the gate will receive a Stripers’ Tee Shirt as well. The game, of course, is secondary to a night of fun and fellowship for the Dunwoody Family of Rotary.

Bring a Potential Member
Join Us for Thirsty Thursday This Week!

We are excited to invite you to join us tomorrow night - Thursday, July 18 - for our first Thirsty Thursday of the new Rotary year. Hope to see you at Marlowe's Tavern in Dunwoody Village for fellowship, food and beverages! It all begins at 5:30 pm. It's a great opportunity to learn more about your Rotary family in a relaxed setting - a good time to share information about our vocations and how we can have fun and make a difference!

As you know, one of our key priorities for the year involves expanding our membership. Thirsty Thursday offers a great way to introduce someone to the club in an informal setting. As an incentive for you to do that, if you bring someone interested in joining RCD to this Thirsty Thursday event, the club will buy a first drink for you and your prospective member!

Servce Opportunity
FODAC Equipment Pick-Up: Join Us July 27

Ready to have fun and make a difference for the community? Then plan to join us on Saturday, July 27 when the DeKalb Rotary Council holds its annual FODAC Equipment Drive. The day starts with breakfast at the 57th Fighter Group Restaurant on Clairmont Road in Chamblee at 8 AM.

This service project is to accomplish the collection of donated home medical equipment and/or supplies for the Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) a 501c3 organization located in Stone Mountain, Georgia. FOCAC targets items that are in high demand from their clients, adult and pediatric. FODAC refurbishes all equipment and then donates it with little or no cost to prequalified clients. These items will include: medical supplies, bathroom equipment, grab bars, children's adaptive equipment, and other assistive technology. FODAC accept gently used manual and electric wheelchairs (including footrests), scooters, standers, strollers, corner chairs, gait trainers, shower supports, toilet supports, therapy aides, specialized mattresses (no regular mattresses), canes, crutches, rollators, bathing aids, braces, air casts walkers, hoyer lifts, hospital beds and many other items. Last year, the Council was able to collect over $250,000 in equipment for FODAC and we hope to do the same or better this year.

We usually meet at the back patio of the 57th Restaurant, which is located next to PDK Airport on Clairmont Road in Chamblee, at 8 AM where we provide breakfast and drinks for the volunteers and give everyone a few minutes to socialize before heading out to pickup equipment about 9 or 9:30. Everyone is usually done between 1 and 2. We would love to have anyone that is interested in volunteering join us. This is a really good hands on project and is also a good project to bring prospective members to as well. I have attached a volunteer questionnaire sheet that asks some questions about the physical abilities of the volunteers and the vehicles/trailers that they will be bringing. Having this info beforehand allows us to schedule the equipment pickups by groups and is vital to making sure we get the right people and vehicles to go get the equipment. We are picking up power wheelchairs, adjustable beds, body hoists, walkers, crutches, etc. and so any of your volunteers who are strong and/or have large trucks and/or trailers will be very much welcomed. But, please let anyone that is interested volunteer regardless of their strength or vehicles as they can come join us for breakfast, ride along with the teams and/or help record and transfer equipment from the team trucks to the FODAC trucks at the 57th.

If you are interested in participating - or have equipment you would like to have picked up, contact President Cathie.

Happy Anniversary - Happy Birthday - Happy Records Clean-Up Time

In the last few weeks, people are paying more attention to the information in the left column of the bulletin … and commenting that they've been married longer than the data shows or weren't even alive to be married as many years as we claim. All that to say, we need your personal help with data clean-up.

Please check your birthday and anniversary (and addresses, phone numbers and email addresses for that matter) on dunwoodyrotary.org (you need to be logged into the website to do this) - then make any needed changes. Once you log in, you can click your name at the top of the blue bar to get to your information, then click Update just below the blue bar on the right, make changes, and scroll to the bottom and click the Save button.

Let me know if you need any assistance!

Learning Opportunity
Consider Attending District Vibrant Club Workshop - August 24 in Macon

Vibrant Clubs engage their members, conduct meaningful projects and try new ideas. They are always on the lookout for those ideas - and this August 24, you have the opportunity to share ideas with other District 6900 Rotarians at the district's Vibrant Club Workshop at the Macon Marriott. The evet begins at 9:00 a.m. with a continental breakfast and ends at noon.Think about representing RCD at this workshop to explore ways we can make our club more vibrant by focusing on Public Image, Membership and the Rotary Foundation.

This is open to anyone interested in attending; just let President Cathie know if you'd like to be there. The club will pay for the $25/person registration fee for any Dunwoody Rotarians who would like to attend - and we'll look into carpooling to Macon if we have enough interest.

Service Opportunity
Help Us Support Dunwoody Nature Center Butterfly Festival - August 17

The Rotary Club of Dunwoody has long supported the Dunwoody Nature Center - and we have an opportunity to do so again at this year's Butterfly Festival. The event draws quite a crowd and parking at the Nature Center is limited, so the Festival offers shuttle buses from offsite parking to the event. Immediate Past President Rick Woods is in charge of operating shuttle service and has asked for our help to be shuttle drivers.

Rick is looking for 16 drivers to operate eight shuttle buses - there are two shifts on August 17: one in the morning (8am-1pm) and one in the afternoon (12:00 to 5pm). According to Rick, "This is a fun time, really. It is not a burden. You'll meet plenty of people and each of them will be very grateful that you're hauling them around. I've done it for many years and each time is a treat."

If you can help, please send an email to sdoowrm@gmail.com with subject line Shuttle Driver.