Posted by Dottie Toney
Italian 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!
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.
Posted by Kathleen G. Brandt
The sun’s rising rays over the Target parking lot on October 20 revealed the gathering of nearly 1000 runners, sponsors, and guests of the 4th annual RunDunwoody 5K/Fun Run/Tot Trot” for the start of Rotary Club of Dunwoody’s signature community event. Winners’ ages ranged from 9 to 82 with top honors going to Top Male Overall Faizal Emanaullee (18.03) and Top Female Overall Michelle Donovan (22.55).
Runner registration was up 50% this year to 767, and $40,000+ was donated by more than 50 sponsors and friends from all segments of the Dunwoody community. Proceeds benefit the Rotary Club’s service focus – education, public health and public safety, locally and globally.
Adding to the fun and community excitement was the enthusiastic participation in TEAM Challenge by 48 teams proudly representing their organizations. Top teams, Mount Vernon Presbyterian School(64 registered participants), Doosan Industrial, Atlanta Seventh Day Adventist Church, Dunwoody Police Department, Hard Exercise Works – Dunwoody and Team Shortal, earned bragging rights and received framed team photos.
The Kids’ Zone added more fun activities this year, including a bounce house, fitness assessment games by the Ashford-Dunwoody YMCA, and goodies from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for the Tot Trot. The Chic-Fil-A at Jett Ferry cow and Luna the Tooth Fairy, presented by Dentistry for Children also made appearances. For the adults, Jim Ellis Automotive brought a 2013 Maserati and a Chevy Volt pace car for perusal and enjoyment. Warm-up exercises presented by Hard Exercise Works - Dunwoody, food, and music rounded out the morning’s attractions for all. A team of 75 amazing volunteers contributed to the success of the morning. Joining Dunwoody Rotarians as volunteers were community partners The Village Church of Dunwoody, Keller Williams Atlanta Perimeter, Dunwoody High School Interact Club, and MetroAtlanta Rotaract Club
The Rotary Club of Dunwoody salutes the runners, sponsors, volunteers and guests who made the day a success! Our community is stronger because of their efforts and enthusiasm. All are invited to mark calendars for October 26, 2014, when we will RunDunwoody again.
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?
Posted on Jul 23, 2013
It 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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