Posted by Kelly Hundley on Aug 06, 2014
RunDunwoody – A New Location … A New Course ... Same great event!
We learned last week due to construction anticipated for October, our customary location will not be available for RunDunwoody 2014.
NEVER FEAR! In keeping with the tradition of the Club, PROBLEM SOLVED!
We have secured a new location. RunDunwoody 2014 will now be staged at Perimeter Mall, in the north parking lot near Dillard’s. Convenience for runners, sponsors, and guests is assured. Our opportunity, now, is to offer the same top quality race day experience in the new location as the public has come to expect from the Rotary Club of Dunwoody in the past.
We also have a new course. The Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia graciously granted permission to use its Magnolia Run (August 23, 2014) race route. This ensures RunDunwoody 2014 will be a Peachtree Road Race qualifier event. Runners and walkers of all levels will enjoy the 5K course, which begins and ends at Perimeter Mall and follows a scenic route through neighboring streets in this premier Central Perimeter location. Check out the 5K route at www.rundunwoody.net . Better still, enjoy a first hand view by participating in the Magnolia Run on August 23 (www.epilepsyga.org ).
A BIG ROTARIAN “THANK YOU” TO THE FOUNDATION!
While the location and course may be new, the fundamentals of creating a “best-ever” race day experience are unchanged: Dunwoody Rotarians proudly promoting RunDunwoody and the amazing community service it enables us to do will guarantee success. Now, more than ever, we need to redouble our efforts to turn a potential set-back of “unanticipated change” into a “big win” for the communities we serve.
We invite you to take action now to make October 19, 2014 a proud day for the Rotary Club of Dunwoody and a “big win” for the communities we serve. The following actions will help:
- Register NOW and invite others – 900 runners/10 weeks to go!
- Be a Friend of the Run ($200 - $500).
- Be a Sponsor ($1,000 - $10,000)
- Open the door to a corporate relationship (contact Kathy Brandt, Rick Woods)
- Spread the word – personal outreach is priceless!
- Be a race day volunteer (contact Mike Feeney)
Posted by Mike Shortal on Aug 06, 2014
Wine Tasting at the E. 48 Street Market nets $170 for the USO
Many thanks to Charlie Augello for sponsoring a most pleasant wine tasting at his E. 48 Street Market on July 26 the for the benefit of the USO. Thanks also to the Rotarians, Mary Lou Austin, President and CEO of the USO’s Council of Georgia, and the E. 48 Street Market customers who enjoyed the wine, food and social gathering. The net proceeds of $170 will go towards the market’s customers’ donations to the Rotary Club of Dunwoody’s annual contribution to the USO.
Charley’s efforts to support the USO via the Rotary Club of Dunwoody have been exemplary over the years. In addition to serving as the chairman of the USO committee for years and making personal contributions he also has set up a USO contribution jar in the market for his customers. The proceeds from that effort have enabled us to double our annual $2,500 budgeted contribution to the USO. Truly a wonderful example of, “Service Above Self”.
Posted by William M. Mulkey on Jul 16, 2014
Gary C.K. Huang, President 2014-15
Rotary Club of Taipei, Taiwan
Gary C.K. Huang is an adviser for Wah Lee Industrial Corp. and Bank of Panhsin, and is director of Federal Corporation and Sunty Development Co. Ltd. He previously was president of Malayan Overseas Insurance Co. and chair of Taiwan Sogo Shinkong Security Co. Ltd.
A Rotarian since 1976, Huang has served RI as Vice-President, Director, Foundation Trustee, International Assembly Group Discussion Leader, Regional Session Leader, Task Force Member and Coordinator, Committee Member and Chair, and District governor. He also was chair of the 2014 International Assembly Committee; adviser for the Permanent Fund Committee for Taiwan, Macau, and Hong Kong; and PolioPlus advocacy adviser for Taiwan.
He has been instrumental in membership development throughout Asia. As a Rotary Foundation Trustee, Huang set the goal of recruiting 100 new Major Donors in Taiwan to celebrate Rotary's centennial; the result was the addition of 106 Major Donors in 2005 and 103 in 2006, who contributed more than $2 million to the Foundation's Annual Fund.
Huang wrote about his experiences in business and Rotary in his book, "Finding Solutions, Not Excuses." He received the Civic Service Award of the Federation of Non-Profit Associations and the Outstanding Community Service Award from Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior. In 2001, when the Rotary International Convention was held in San Antonio, Texas, USA, he was named the city's honorary mayor.
Huang is a recipient of the Rotary International Service Above Self Award and Presidential Citation and The Rotary Foundation's Citation for Meritorious Service and Distinguished Service Award.
Posted on Jul 02, 2014
District Governor Alicia Michael did the honors of inducting our new President, Scott Jennings, who almost completely lost it but was able to maintain composure throughout the ceremony and his speech addressing the club. In an interview following the meeting, President Scott shared, “I’m not sure why I was so emotional. I’m just glad I didn’t lose it completely. It was wonderful to have DG Alicia for the induction and to have my family, including my mom in attendance. A very special evening”
DG Alicia Michael also inducted the new Board for 2014-2015.
Led by President Scott Jennings, the 2014 - 2015 Officers and Directors are:
|President-Elect ||Lorri Christopher |
|President Nominee ||Tina Philpot |
|Secretary & President Nominee Designate ||Rick Otness |
|President Emeritus ||PDG Bill Mulkey |
|Presidential Advisor ||Laura Kann |
|Club Administrator ||Teak Pacetti |
|Sergeant-At-Arms ||John Carr |
|Treasurer ||Patti Bunker |
|Youth Services ||Nancy Jester |
|Community Service ||Mike Feeney |
|International Service ||Mike Parks |
|Club Administration ||Carter Stout |
|Membership ||Rick Woods |
|Public Relations ||Rodney Godwin |
|Foundation Director ||Craig Gregozeski |
President Scott Jennings also shared some goals identified for our 2014-2015 year. They include:
- 100% Participation of Members throughout the year. (He encourages every member to be involved in at least one project during the year.)
- Sharing the RCD Story via print and social media
- Achieve a membership level of 100
- Attain the $1,000,000 goal of All-Time giving to the Rotary Foundation Annual Fund (Note: We are $60K shy from this achievement)
- 1000 runners at Run Dunwoody
Posted by William M. Mulkey on Jul 02, 2014
Paul Harris Fellows and Multiple Paul Harris Fellows Presented at the 30th Annual Awards Banquet, Sunday, June 29, 2014.
PDG Bill Mulkey handed out numerous Rotary Foundation recognition to Rotarians and their Family Members.
Seven Dunwoody Rotarians and fourteen family members and friends of nine Dunwoody Rotarians were presented Paul Harris Fellow in recognition of their financial support of our Rotary Foundation. Seven Rotarians were recognized with a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow Pin. The past and present contributions to The Rotary Foundation from the Rotarians who made these recognition possible amount to over $ 54,000.
Paul Harris Fellows:
- Erik L. Bryant (pictured right)
- Deborah Shelles “Deb” Camaron
- Lawrence Brannen “Larry” Dominico
- Cassandra Mills
- Richard A. “Rick” Otness
- Michael B. Parks
- Richard A. “Rick” Woods
Family & Friends:
Ernest Chandler Parker Schuchardt (father of Louise Barden), Marian C Finan and John A. Zora (mother and father of Jennifer Zora Brandt and daughter-in-law of Kathy and Fred Brandt), Tracey K. Jennings (wife of Scott Jennings), Claudio Daniel Segura (friend of Mike Parks), Eli Ward Toney, Haddie Meng Toney, Piper Blaine Toney, & Ty Gamble Toney (grandchildren of Dottie Toney), Marilyn Colarossi Woods (wife of Rick Woods).
Former Dunwoody Rotarian Patricia Sue Adcox was in attendance to receive a Paul Harris Fellow on behalf of Dottie Toney (pictured left)
In addition, Anne and Clark Glenn traveled down to Gulfport, Mississippi to present a Paul Harris Fellow to each of their two grandchildren, John Tabor Shank and Madison Kathleen Shank.
Paul Harris Fellows were mailed to former Dunwoody Rotarian Bill Finch and his wife Sharon to be presented to their son and daughter-in-law, Stephen A. Finch and Andrea S. Finch.
Multiple Paul Harris Fellows:
Presented to: Louise Barden +1, Mike Feeney +1, Scott Jennings +1, Harvey Rosenzweig +3, Tina Philpot +6, Susan Schwall +7 and Dottie Toney +7,
My appreciation to each and all for your support of our Rotary Foundation.
PDG Bill Mulkey
Foundation Fund Development and Recognition Chair
Posted by Carter Stout
In connection with the fourth year of Rotary Family Health Days in 5 African countries, Rotarians for Family Health & AIDS Prevention (RFHA) has kicked off both Facebook and Twitter accounts to provide up-to-date information and to promote awareness of this massive and extraordinarily effective initiative.
This year's efforts will be provided by 6,000 Rotarians and are anticipated to provide much-needed medical services, immunizations, and health screenings to an estimated 350,000 underserved citizens of South Africa, Swaziland, Ghana, Uganda and Nigeria.
You can follow RFHA and Rotary Family Health Days via Twitter at https://twitter.com/RFHA_Cares and you can LIKE RFHA Family Health Days on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RFHA.org
Also, be sure to view the Rotary International Broadcast media documentary about our own Marion Bunch. It tells the story of her amazing work and of Rotary Family Health Days and is being aired on the South Africa Broadcast Corporation network several times this month. It is available at http://vimeo.com/87311787
The 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
RI 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?
3.Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4.Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
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