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"The Friendly Breakfast Club"

July 2, 2019


July is New Rotary Year Month

7/5 No meeting - Join us July 4 at the Parade and Hot Dog Stand!
7/12 Pat Graham, Rare Books- 500 Years of Spilling Ink: The Economics of Printing False Religion, Fake News & Other Curiosities
7/19 Cary King,Vietnam War - A Veteran's Perspective
7/26 Emily O'Day, Rotary Youth Exchange

Our Rotary Family

7/18 Roy Wise
7/25 Frederick Bounds


7/3 Frederick Bounds (11)
7/7 Brian Harper (11)
7/10 Lawrence Domenico (26)
7/10 Ken Levy (42)
7/11 William Thiele (123)
7/11 Bob Freeman (27)

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President Cathie Brumfield
Treasurer Jeannette Jezerinac-Prince
Secretary Ken Levy
Secretary Jennifer Bowler
Foundation Bill Mulkey
Membership Fred Brandt
Membership Bob Freeman
Bulletin Editor Tania Lopez

Parade with Us on July 4; No Meeting July 5

Our new members - with support from Past Presidents Jennie Stipick and Jackie Cuthbert - have revived our long-time Dunwoody tradition of marching in the Dunwoody Fourth of July parade. We have a fabulous float planned and trinkets to pass out along the parade route … and we'd love to have more Dunwoody Rotarians, partners, kids and grandkids to join us in spreading the word that the Rotary Club of Dunwoody has been Connecting the World for 35 years!

There are also opportunities to work in our Hot Dog Stand … another great Dunwoody tradition!

Contact Jennie Stipick if you want to take to the parade route - or Kobelah Bennah to help with the hot dog stand. (See the article that follows about baked goods too.)

Or just show up at Dunwoody Village this Thursday - to help us celebrate the start of a new Rotary year and the birthday of our country!

New Year's Thoughts From Our Own PDG and President Emeritus Bill Mulkey
Celebrating 35 Years of Sharing Rotary and Serving People

The countdown has ended for Rotary year 2018-2019 and we have completed 35 years of a tradition of excellence in living Rotary's motto of "Service Above Self." As we begin our journey on this first day of the 2019-2020 Rotary year, let's all be dedicated to adding another above and beyond successful year to our history of Rotary service.

Our history has an awesome listing of accomplishments, way too numerous to list in this article, but here are just a few.


  • Laws of Life <> Character Education <> (George Stewart) to Georgia and Zones
  • AIDS* (Marion Bunch* started in 1997 at RCD ) <> to D6900, to Georgia Districts and then on to Zones 33 & 34
  • Family Health & Aids Prevention Is Worldwide (again Marion Bunch)
  • GRSP<> Sponsored 36 students <> Funds invested <> Scholarships and Endowment: estimated value of $700,000+
  • Rotary Youth Exchange (Mike Parks) <> Introduced to District 6900 <> Sponsored three outgoing and hosted two incoming students <> Scholarships valued at approximately $100,000
  • Fundraiser <> Governor's Ball (27) <> Estimated Charitable Income est. $900.000+
  • RCD is number ONE in our Rotarians serving above the club level <> DeKalb Council-GRSP-D6900- Zones-RI


  • RCD has been involved in all of the Foundation's humanitarian and educational programs
  • Return on Investment of our contributions <> Estimated value between $3 and 4 million
  • Foundation contributions will be over $1,300,000 when our Sustaining Member check is issued this month
  • PolioPlus <> Contributions $180,000+
  • Major Donors <> All Time 29+
  • Paul Harris Fellows <> All Time 635+
  • Multiple Paul Harris Fellows <> All Time 117+


  • Three District Governors and a RI Director
  • Eight Assistant District Governors
  • Sheffield Leadership Awards <> Four recipients
  • District 6900 Rotarian of the Year <> Five recipients
  • The Rotary Foundation's highest award <> Distinguished Service Award <>Three recipients
  • The Rotary Foundation <> Citation For Meritorious Service <> Four recipients
  • Rotary International's highest award <> Service Above Self award <> Four recipients
  • RI Avenues of Service Award <> Thirteen recipients


  • Top Three Rotary Clubs Worldwide <> 2011-2012
  • Club of the Decade <> 1990-2000 and 2000-2010
  • Best All around Club / Club of the Year <> 18 Years
  • Best all Around Club / Club of the Year Runner Up <> 4 Years

When the RCD chartered in 1984, the RI Presidential Theme of RI President Bill Skelton was SHARE ROTARY - SERVE PEOPLE. For 35 years, I have been using that theme and adding "ING" to SHARE & SERVE. That my fellow Rotarians is what Rotary is all about, "SHARING ROTARY and SERVING PEOPLE."

The Rotary Club of Dunwoody has been the definition of that theme for 35 years and in 12 months it will be 36.

Teamwork will make it happen ....TEAMWORK <> Is the ability to serve together toward a common vision. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.

Your Friend and fellow Rotarian in the "Family of Rotary,"

Bill M.

Congratulations Kobelah Bennah and Jack Sparks

At our year-end event last Thursday night, Kobelah Bennah was recognized as our Rookie of the Year. Kobelah has been involved in nearly EVERYTHING - starting with last year's Fourth of July Hot Dog Booth before he was even a member. This year, he is the chair for that booth and will be our Community Service Director for the coming year.

Jack Sparks was recognized as Rotarian of the Year - for his hard work and patience as the chair of our community barbecue last fall. Jack has also been the chair for our Dresden and Kingsley "book for every child" program for the last few years.

Thanks to Kobelah and Jack for their dedication to Rotary - and to all the other Rotarians who helped make 2018-19 a great year. Let's all work just as hard to HAVE FUN AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the coming year!

Dunwoody Serves Ice Cream at Camp Corral

On June 13, 150 campers, children of military parents enjoyed ice cream dessert served by Dunwoody Rotarians. The camp is sponsored by Camp Corral, an organization that gives a free week of camp to children whose military parents are wounded, ill, or fallen. Six Rotarians - Louise and Ron Barnes, Roy and June Wise, Fred Bounds, and Bill Kelly -traveled to Winder, Georgia and Camp Twin Lakes with ice cream and toppings donated by Costco.

The stars were the campers. Rotarians arrived early and witnessed the American flag being retired for the night while 150 campers stood quietly at attention. They are patriotic citizens. When it came time for dessert campers not only volunteered to serve but also to clean up. They are an impressive group. It was the final night of camp and the noise level was extremely high, for campers had bonded during their six days together.

Monroe Park Starts the New Rotary Year with a Smile!

Ranger Fred Bounds led a crew that included Erich Schuetz, Ed Holliday, Bob O'Brien and Atlanta Metro President Warren Turner (the photographer). The Monroe Park traffic island across from the Dunwoody library was first adopted by the club at least 20 years – under former member Monroe Brock and now thrives under the leadership of Ranger Bounds. In the latest clean up, the crew pruned the Crepe Myrtles, weeded the entire island, trimmed the dead stems from the "monkey grass" garden and bagged all the debris. Finally, we spread five bails of pine straw completing the maintenance.

We hope to see you at Monroe Park in the future!