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"The Friendly Breakfast Club"

October 2, 2019


October is Economic and Community Development Month

10/4 Francesca, Our New Inbound Rotary Youth Exchange Student
10/11 Hans Appen, Appen Media - Dunwoody Crier
10/18 District Governor Jim Squire Visit
10/25 Dr. Ulrick Bubenheimer, Church Historian

Our Rotary Family

10/7 Mike Parks
10/11 Larry Hart
10/12 Luis Cazares N.
10/13 Mike Shortal
10/22 Teak Pacetti, Jr.
10/24 Bill Woulfin


10/2 Ed Godshall (11)
10/10 Lorri Christopher (38)
10/12 Gary Lane (11)
10/25 Dottie Toney (5)
10/31 Bill Kelly, Jr. (32)

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Fridays, 7:15 am
Fleming's Steakhouse
4501 Olde Perimeter Way
Dunwoody, GA 30346 FacebookTwitterInstagram


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

This Week's Speaker
Francesca, Our 2019-2020 Rotary Youth Exchange Student

My name is Francesca Brunetti. I was born in Fabriano, a small town near Ancona, my actual city, on December 6, 2002.

My city is in the middle of Italy and close to the ocean and it’s the main one in my region: Le Marche. My home is in a very small town near Ancona called Agugliano. It has just 4000 inhabitants but our gelato is the best one in Italy!

There I attend a scientific high school and I really like it because my favourite subjects are Math and Physics.

In my family we are five: my mom Catia and my dad Luca, my older sister Chiara and my little sister Beatrice. Last year Chiara went on exchange in Canada through Rotary. She was the one who introduced me in this program. Last year we hosted two girls: Francis, from Canada, and Josie, from Taiwan. It is also because of them if I’m here now as they showed me all the beauty of this program. [more]

Continuing the Italian Theme ...
Enjoy Pizza to Help Police

Charlie Augello's E. 48th Street Market invites patrons to enjoy one of the Market’s crowd-pleasing specialties while helping to support the men and women who put their lives on the line every day to keep our businesses and residences safe.

For the month of October, the E. 48th Street Market will donate, to the Dunwoody Police Foundation, Inc., $3.00 from each Market’s Special “Momma’s Pizza” sold. The Market’s unique 16” square “Momma’s Pizza” is available in Cheese, Veggie and White options. Choose to add your favorite toppings, including pepperoni, hot peppers, meatball, veggie and more. Eat – IN or take out. Call your order in advance. Your pizza will be ready in less than 20 minutes.

Charlie says, “We salute the excellence in policing that we enjoy in the City of Dunwoody, and by joining with our patrons in support of the Dunwoody Police Foundation, we can play a small part in supporting continued excellence in public safety as a defining characteristic of the Dunwoody Community. This is an opportunity to express our appreciation to those who serve our community with distinction.”

The E. 48th Street Market, located at 2462 Jett Ferry Rd., Dunwoody, GA 30338, is recognized as the premier location in the Atlanta area for Italian Specialty Foods. For more than 30 years E. 48th Street Market has been a haven for those that seek out Italian special foods and love to cook. For information go to www.e48thstreetmarket.com.

The Dunwoody Police Foundation is an independent, non-partisan organization dedicated to improving policing by financially supporting the Dunwoody Police department and its personnel. To learn more or to donate go to www.dunwoodypolicefoundation.org or contact a board member at 678-249-9559 or info@dunwoodypolicefoundation@gmail.com.

Service Opportunity
Special Olympics Basketball Skills

For more than a decade Dunwoody Rotarians have helped Peachtree Charter Middle School host a Basketball Skills Clinic and Competition for 200+ students representing special needs programs in all DeKalb County middle schools. This year’s event will be hosted on October 25 by the faculty and staff of Sequoyah Middle School, 3456 Aztec Rd, Doraville, GA 30340.The same event, just a different location.

What will Rotary Volunteers do?

Working in teams of two or three, Rotarian volunteers will help conduct the team competition (as scorekeepers and assistants) and offer encouragement and support to the student participants. Rotary’s presence helps make this event possible for 200+ student and teacher participants.

How do I sign up?

Volunteers may sign up by selecting a shift (below) and sending email or text to Kathy Brandt – kgbrandt1@comcast.net, 404-797-0705.

  • Shift #1 9:30am – 11:00am
  • Shift #2 11:00am – 12:30 pm
  • Shift #3 9:30am – 12:30 pm (both shifts)
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End Polio Now
Join the District for World Polio Day at the CDC - October 24

Space is limited - you can RSVP to PDG Bob Hagan (BHagan@sterling-health.com) or to Yamin Farhat (yaminfarhat@yahoo.com) RSVPs are due by October 15 and must include your name exactly as it appears on your driver's license or a federal/state ID, your daytime phone, email address, your Rotary connection and indication of whether you are a US citizen. The deadline for non-US citizens has already passed.

Service Opportunity
Roswell Rotary Club Collecting Supplies for Bahamas Relief

In the last two weeks, we've spotlighted an opportunity to donate money to Disaster Relief; now we are highlighting an opportunity to donate supplies for the Bahamas. The Rotary Club of Roswell is collecting those supplies on Saturday, October 19 from 9 am to noon at the Roswell United Methodist Church - in the church's corner parking lot on Mimosa Blvd. Here are the items they are looking to collect:

Building Supplies:

Sheet rock
Roofing materials (shingles, tar paper, etc.)
Drip caps
Plastic Sheeting Rolls/Tarpaulin (various sizes)
Chain Saws

Cleaning Supplies:
Mops & Buckets
Towels & towelettes
Wet Wipes
Large Plastic Trash Bags
Chlorine tablets

Canned goods
Meals Ready to Eat (MRE’s)
Non-perishable Dry Goods
Baby Juice
Baby Food
Baby Formula

Home & Outdoor:
Portable Stoves
Butane Canisters
Air Mattresses
Sheet sets
Non-Electronic Can Openers

Safety & Hygiene:
First Aid Kits
Water Filtration Devices
Mosquito repellent
Hygiene Kits
Baby wipes
Bug Spray