Posted by Tina Philpot on Dec 10, 2014
Toys for Tots at our Holiday Luncheon
The Rotary Club of Dunwoody Holiday Luncheon will take place at the Dunwoody Country Club on Friday, December 12, 2014. If you have not done so yet, please RSVP to Tina Philpot asap!
Once again, we will be collecting Toys for Tots in conjunction with the United States Marine Corps.
Please bring a new, unwrapped toy (or two) to our Holiday Luncheon!
Posted by Angie Duprey on Nov 12, 2014
The Rotary Club of Dunwoody had the great opportunity to make a lasting impact on the inspiration students participating in Special Olympics, on two separate occasions. On Friday, October 24th ,13 Rotarians joined teachers and the students from Peachtree Charter Middle in hosting the Regional Basketball Skills Team event.
The event centered around a basketball competition with 19 teams. Because of the number of teams representing different communities, the event lasted longer than expected and many of our Rotarians stepped up to the challenge. On behalf of the Special Olympics event organizer’s, special thanks go to these amazing Rotarians for their time and their energy: Fred Brandt, Kathy Brandt, Dabney Daniel, Angie Duprey, Roy Ethridge, Mike Feeney, Rick Otness, Harvey Rosenzweig, Susan Schwall and Mike Shortal
The tournament started with the Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. flag, and was followed by the athlete's pledge:
"Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt"
The teams were composed of over 100 Special Olympians. The kids participating in the tournament appeared to be having a lot of fun and responded well to the cheering of their shots by the volunteers. There were so many smiles and cheer from all involved, athletes and volunteers.
Posted by John Carr on Oct 29, 2014
A special thank you to Deb Cameron, Charlie Augello, Ardy Bastien, and John Carr for serving as readers for the grant proposals that were submitted. Four proposals, with a focus on improving literacy, were approved for funding. Teachers from Austin Elementary (Mrs. Stores) , Cedar Grove Elementary (Ms. Norman), the DeKalb Preparatory Academy (Ms. Brand) and Hightower Elementary (Ms. Lundy) all submitted proposals that were approved for funding at $300.00 each.
We look forward to receiving a follow-up report from the teachers letting us know how the students benefited from the incorporation of these supplementary reading materials into the curriculum.
Posted by Dottie Toney on Sep 10, 2014
Dottie Toney described the relationship between being "friendly," which we proclaim to be; caring; and the development of friendships which make membership more valuable.
In this Membership Month, and at the beginning of this new Rotary year, it is important to be willing to share the good news and the concerns we have so that we can be "a rainbow in someone's cloud."
After all, it's relationships that heal. All club members are invited each week to find a yellow card and a blue card at their places, and write a concern on the blue card and good news on a yellow card. The Caring Hands team will respond as needed. Last week, 24 cards were completed and each one was addressed appropriately.
Remember, "Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what we want is someone who will take the bus with us when the limo breaks down!" Helping others is the goal of Rotary. We must start within our own club to make each of us feel welcome and cared for. After all, friendship doubles our joy and divides our grief.
Posted by William M. Mulkey on Aug 20, 2014
Rotary Club of Dunwoody
Achieves $100,000+ in Contributions Towards POLIOPLUS!!
The PolioPlus Program to eradicate polio worldwide started in 1985. After 29 years and 6 weeks of “Sharing Rotary and Serving People” Dunwoody Rotarians have contributed over $100,000+ towards the goal of eradicating POLIO worldwide.
On August 12th, one of our Past Presidents, Susan Schwall, made a significant contribution to enable the club to achieve this remarkable level of giving to one of the all-time major humanitarian global initiatives of Rotarians and The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. The Rotary Club of Dunwoody is among one of the top clubs in Rotary District 6900 in their total contributions to PolioPlus.
The Rotary Foundation and the Rotary Club of Dunwoody thanks all Dunwoody Rotarians past, present and future for their generosity and support of our Rotary Foundation.
PDG Bill Mulkey
Posted by Carter Stout
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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