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From Our Club President
Making a Difference, Having Fun

Last week, we were pleased to host the second part of our annual District Governor visit - with the Board of Directors welcoming DG Kirk to the home of Past President Cathie Brumfield. We had a beautiful evening outdoors (as the photo shows) - and thank Cathie for her hospitality and Ed Holliday for coordinating the event with Cathie. You could consider it a preview of our upcoming Thirsty Thursday event - next Thursday (Oct. 15) outside at the Brumfields - weather permitting. Read further in this newsletter for more about that.

We also had an amazing speaker last week - RI Director and Executive Committee member Peter Kyle, who shared stories of Rotary and its work toward building world peace and addressing important issues across the globe. Past President Rick Woods commented in Zoom chat that "he should write a book about this; it's fascinating" and several others jumped in to agree. It reminds us once again of the important ways we can make a difference as Rotarians, which leads me to some reminders about our efforts to support this community:

  • This Saturday, October 10 - weather permitting - we will be working at the Dunwoody Nature Center from 9 am to noon - go online to the DNC website to sign up as a volunteer and join us for fun and community service
  • We will definitely be supporting Toys for Tots again this year at our annual holiday luncheon - so keep that in mind when you're shopping
  • We have been asked to help again with Thanksgiving baskets for Kingsley Elementary's needy families - watch for more over the next few weeks 
  • Keep looking and listening for opportunities to make a difference and share them with us!

On the subject of FUN. I already mention that Thirsty Thursday will take place Oct. 15. You should also mark your calendars for Friday, December 11, when we will hold our annual Holiday Luncheon at the Dunwoody Country Club. 

And one final subject, as we strive to make a difference and take time to have fun, think about taking time to help the club grow. Think about a neighbor, work colleague and/or friend who would like to be part of this amazing organization we call Rotary.

Hope to see you Friday! Bring a friend!

Posted by Ardy Bastien
October 7, 2020

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