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District 6900 Conference - Sandestin, FL
May 02, 2014
Our GRSP Student
May 09, 2014
In-coming President Scott Jennings and Opportunities
May 16, 2014
May 23, 2014
Author of “ Dear Diane, Letters from the First Gulf War”
May 30, 2014
John Stephenson,Jr.: President & CEO, College Football Hall of Fame
Jun 06, 2014
Discussion of Service Opportunities for 2014-2015
Jun 13, 2014
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Posted by Lawrence Domenico

ImageUSO co-chairmen Larry Domenico and Mike Shortal send their sincere thanks to George Stewart, Harvey Rosenzweig, Dennis and Marie Crean, and Will Domenico for their support for the USO on March 12 at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.  We served approximately 50 service members and their families on their way home or to new assignments. (Pictured are Co-Chair Larry Domenico and his son, Will).

The number of service members was down from our last volunteer day, but Mary Lou Austin, CEO of the USO, assured us it that it had nothing to do with Larry’s cooking of the hot dogs.  Even with the smaller numbers, everyone agreed it was fun to be with our military and their families.

Special thanks once again go to Charlie Augello and the East 48th Street Market; Tom Feely and Costco; Adam Wint and Vulcan Materials Company; and Kelly Schriver of Corbet Creamery.  Because of their contributions, we are able to provide all of the provisions to the troops at little or no cost to the RCD.  This will mean a larger cash contribution from Dunwoody Rotary and East 48th Street Customers to the USO.

Our next scheduled date to support the USO for 2014 is September 11.  Yep, you read that right.  Mark your calendars and plan to join your fellow Rotarians for a most rewarding day of service above self. 

ImageYou may recall that Past President Kathy Brandt and Charlie Augello spearheaded a drive in February to collect items to send to Sgt. Michael  Carlson who is a member of the Dunwoody Police Department team and is deployed in Afghanistan.   He's actually in Kabul and working nights.

Members of the Club collected a wide variety and quantity of items.  As Past President Kathy Brandt said "Thanks to Janet Glass and Charlie Augello for help in organizing and to many Dunwoody Rotarians who donated a thoughtful collection of items.  Among the best donated items were two handmade thank you notes  with drawings created by Floyd Williams' daughters.

The package was shipped off with a cover note that said:

Dear Sergeant Carlson:

Thank you for your service.  Your friends in the Rotary Club of Dunwoody appreciate your personal sacrifice and your service.  We pray for your safe return.

We hope that you and your associates can use some of the contents.  Please let us know of any special wishes you may have.  

In appreciation for your service,  Dunwoody Rotarians    Sent by Kathy Brandt

In return, we received the following thank you email from Sgt. Carlson:

From: Carlson, Michael W USA 2LT USA 48th IBCT Construction Engineer [mailto:michael.w.carlson@afghan.swa.army.mil]
Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:28 PM
To: kgbrandt1@comcast.net
Subject: (U) Thank You


Mrs. Brandt,

On behalf of the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and I, we want to thank you for the generous packages we received today.  We love the support from back home as we continue our mission.  I am truly blessed knowing that I come home to a great community with great citizens.  

Please pass on our gratitude to the Rotary Club of Dunwoody, and I will see you all soon!


Michael W. Carlson
TF Volunteers (48th IBCT)
Camp Phoenix, APO AE 09320
DSN:  318-449-8075
SVOIP:  308-237-5611
Cell:  079-377-4417
NIPR:  michael.w.carlson@afghan.swa.army.mil
CXI:   michael.w.carlson@centcom.isaf.cmil.mil
SIPR:  michael.w.carlson@afghan.swa.army.smil.mil
Email:  michael.w.carlson.mil@mail.mil


Posted by Carter Stout

ImageThe Fifth Annual Dunwoody State of the City Address, held at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia, March 6, 2014, drew a more than 350 business and community leaders for an evening of networking and focus on the City of Dunwoody’s 2013 accomplishments and vision for growth.  This premier community event is planned and hosted by the City of Dunwoody in partnership with the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Dunwoody.  Sponsorship and participation in this event is a key part of the Club’s “Community Presence Strategy” – with a focus on:  1) elevating Rotary awareness; 2) supporting membership development, and 3) strengthening relationships with business and community partners.


Rotary Club of Dunwoody President Harvey Rosenzweig called the meeting to order, welcoming sponsors, guests and elected officials and introducing featured speaker Julie Bolton, Operations Vice-President with State Farm Insurance. Chamber of Commerce chairman Paula Owens introduced Mayor Mike Davis, who addressed the audience with a “2013 Year in Review”.  

In addition to President Harvey’s participation in the program, twenty Dunwoody Rotarians made the event possible through their participation in the Planning Committee, Sponsor Campaign, volunteer team or as VIP guests.  Rotarian businesses helped fund the event with corporate sponsorships or by offering in-kind services:  Perimeter Community Investment District (Yvonne Williams), Coro Properties (Steve Cooper), Costco(Tom Feely), BB&T Bank (James Holmes and Erik Bryant), Stout Kaiser, Matteson Peake & Hendrick, LLC  (Carter Stout and Andrew Kaiser), Dentistry with a Difference (Jeff Priluck), and Georgia Perimeter College (Tina Philpot).

Posted by Dottie Toney

ImageItalian Trattatoria, Carbonara, has been a friend of the Rotary Club of Dunwoody for several years.  The owner, Rafik, has set aside Mondays as "give back" opportunities. He gives 10% of all money taken in on Mondays in one month to a charity he names. He has declared the Rotary Club of Dunwoody as one of these recipients.  This means that on MONDAYS in MARCH, 10% OF ALL PROCEEDS at the restaurant will be given to our club!

TImagehe Rotaract Club of Atlanta is a social, professional development and community service organization for young professionals between the ages of 21 and 30 in the Metro Atlanta Area and is affiliated with Rotary International and the Rotary Club of Dunwoody. Similar to a Rotary club, the Rotaract club holds bi-weekly meetings for members and guests to which it invites a variety of speakers, and members frequently get together for community service projects and social events.
Posted by Anne E. Hayden

For a Rotary Club with under 100 members located in a relatively small town in Georgia, the Rotary Club of Dunwoody has amazing representation in the higher echelons of Rotary.

Rotary International consists of over 1.2 million people in over 34,000 clubs worldwide.  Those clubs are organized into almost 550 Districts worldwide.  Rotary International is governed by a 20 person Board. The membership consists of the president, president elect, general secretary and seventeen directors who are elected to two year terms.  Every year, the 550 or so incoming District Governors and their spouses and the Board of RI and the Board of Trustees of the Rotary Foundation meet at the Rotary International Assembly to train the incoming Governors.

Posted by William M. Mulkey

ImageRI President-elect Gary C.K. Huang chose Light Up Rotary as his theme for 2014-15. Huang was inspired by the teachings of Chinese philosopher Confucius who said: "It is better to light a single candle, than to sit and curse the darkness."

"There are so many problems in the world, so many people who need help. Many people say, 'There's nothing I can do.' So they sit there doing nothing. Meanwhile everything stays dark," Huang told the 537 district governors and their spouses and partners who are attending the 2014 International Assembly in San Diego, California.

"The Rotary way is the Confucius way. The Rotary way is to light a candle. I light one, you light one, 1.2 million Rotarians light one. Together, we light up the world," said Huang, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Taipei in Taiwan.

After announcing his theme at the opening session of the five-day training meeting, Huang urged club members to Light Up Rotary in the coming year by hosting a Rotary Day in their community and including local Rotaract and Interact members in their service projects.

"How you Light Up Rotary is up to you," Huang said. "You know where you are strong, you know what your community needs, and you know how you can help."

Huang also shared his membership development goals, including the need for more women and young adults and his goal to increase membership to a total of 1.3 million members. He asked Rotarians to invite their spouses, family members, and friends to join Rotary. "We need to assume leadership for building strong clubs, and that starts with bringing in new members," he said.

Addressing the status of the fight against polio, Huang noted that with the current momentum Rotary is on track to achieve full polio eradication by 2018. "When we eradicate polio — and we will — we will have proved ourselves an organization capable of great things. And we'll be even better equipped for the next challenge we choose to take on. We'll have given the world a gift that will endure forever," he said.  By continuing to fight against polio, setting an example in local communities, and growing membership, Huang hopes to see Rotary shine brighter than ever.

"Light Up Rotary is our theme, but it is more than our theme. It is how we live in Rotary, how we think in Rotary, how we feel, how we work," Huang said. "It is how we make a difference — every day, in every club, every district, and every country where we serve.

Perhaps the best known four points in Rotary are those of The Four Way Test:

Of the things we think, say or do

1.Is it the TRUTH?
2.Is it FAIR to all concerned?
4.Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?  

Posted on Jul 23, 2013

ImageIt is never too early to get out your 2014 calendar and engrave Thursday April 24 - Sunday April 27 2014 as the dates of the District 6900 Conference in Sandestin, Florida.

If you've attended our District Conference in the past, you know that it is fun, informative and a great way to get to know Rotarians from our Club and from the other Clubs within the District.

Besides having a good all-around Rotary experience, you get to enjoy a world-class resort, the beaches and the outlet mall!

Plan on being part of the fun and helping celebrate a great 2013-2014 Rotary year.

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