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"The Friendly Breakfast Club"

October 9, 2019


October is Economic and Community Development Month

10/11 Hans Appen, Appen Media - Dunwoody Crier
10/18 District Governor Jim Squire Visit
10/25 Dr. Ulrick Bubenheimer, Church Historian
11/1 Rodney Mims Cook, The National Monuments Foundation

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

This Week's Speaker
Hans Appen, General Manager of Media Operations, Appen Media Group

After graduating from the University of Georgia with a BBA in Economics from the Terry College of Business, Hans Appen joined Appen Media Group (AMG), a family -owned multi-media company, in May of 2011. He was promoted to General Manager overseeing all operations in August of 2013. In 2018 he launched the Appen Podcast Network, a division of AMG comprised of 17 different podcast channels. The Appen Media Group is the new owner of the Dunwoody Crier.

In 2013, Appen also founded the Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce, and ran the organization until 2017. Appen is a 2013 graduate of Leadership North Fulton and a 2014 graduate of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development. He is also an active member of the Alpharetta Rotary Club. [more]

Service Opportunity
Free Community Informational Session Re: Stopping Human Trafficking

Our club is hosting a free, informative event addressing the issue of human trafficking. The event, which is scheduled for Wednesday, October 23 at 6:30 P.M. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia, includes both a private showing of the movie “8 Days” and a candid discussion with federal, state, and local law enforcement. We would like to have as many club members as possible attend this special event, AND we need your help:

  • In sharing the event with your neighbors and friends - we are sharing, through an ad in the Crier, Facebook, letters to local churches, schools and homeowner associations but can use your help to spread the word!
  • As a volunteer to help welcome attendees on the 23rd. Contact Griff Ransom at griffransom@bellsouth.net if you can help!
  • [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. [more]

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)
  • [more]

Member Spotlight
Deb Cameron

Deb Cameron is originally from Michigan. She held up her left hand to show us where she hails from and warned the group that, "Anyone who says they're from Michigan who doesn't hold up their hand to show you where they're from might not really be a Michigander." Deb moved to Georgia from Maine in 2003. She has been married to Kevin for 28 years. They have two daughters: Alex, who lives and works in Boston, and Samantha, in her second year at Georgia Tech.

Deb is a partner at the law firm Mozley, Finlayson & Loggins in Dunwoody. She represents businesses of all sizes primarily in disputes, but also in transactions. Much of her law practice focuses on real estate work - or dirt-related work - including construction, landlord/tenant issues, property damage and issues involving sales contracts. Her work also involves other litigation and bankruptcy matters.

Deb has been a member of our Rotary Club since 2009. She joined Rotary to have an avenue for giving back - Service Above Self - something she said her parents emphasizd growing up. She currently is the Youth Exchange Officer responsible for Rotary Youth Exchange for RCD.

Welcome New Member!
Josh Podczervinski

Apologies for a slightly delayed welcome to Josh Poczervinski, our newest member of the Rotary Club of Dunwoody.

Josh has worked in public accounting since 1998, and as a wealth manager since 2008. He has a BS degree in Accounting from NC State University, is a Certified Public Accountant (2000) and Certified Financial Planner (2009). He is a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals, where he previously served on the board and as education committee chair for three years.

Josh is also the past Treasurer of the Lanier Jaycees, a graduate of the 2007 class of Leadership Forsyth, and participated in the Georgia CPA® Ambassadors program. He has experience in tax planning, financial planning and retirement planning. Josh and his wife Laura live in Dunwoody and have two daughters.

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. See more about how you can help. [more]