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Building Communities, Bridging Continents For Thirty Years

We meet Fridays at 7:20 AM
The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North
7 Concourse Pkwy NE
Atlanta, GA  30328
United States
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Rotary Global Grant Scholarship Winner in the News!

This link will take you to an article on the Inc. Magazine web site written about Jasmine Burton, winner of a Rotary Global Grant Scholarship for 2016-2017, who was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Dunwoody.



Calling for Soapbox Derby Volunteers on Friday June 3, 2016
                This year the Rotary Club of Dunwoody is sponsoring the Super Kids Day portion of the regional finals of the Soapbox Derby. The day before the competition all cars must be certified and drivers registered. During Friday morming, Special needs childeren will be given the opportunity to drive race cars over the down hill course.  In addition to donating $1,500 towards the cost of the event, Rotary needs volunteers to assist with these runs. The volunteers will get kids seated in their cars, act as starters, and generally asist with the event. There will be two shifts, one from 8 AM to 10:30 AM with another shift from 10 AM to 12:30 PM. Please contact Rick Otness ( ) if you will be available to help. This event will count as a make-up for any Friday meeting missed between May20th and June17.
                The winners of the Dunwoody/Northeast Georgia Soap Box Derby will compete at the Soapbox Derby's International competition in Akron Ohio on July 16th. The regionals being held in Dunwoody on June 3rd and 4th will determine who will represent the region.

Save the Date for Dunwoody Diners (May 1, 2016)
                Want to meet more Rotarians and have longer conversations than networking allows on Friday mornings? You should condsider joining the Dunwoody Diners for their next gathering. We each cover the cost of our own meal, plus chip in $5 per personas a contribution to the Dunwoody Rotary Charitable Fund. We have a great meal, drink wine, and get better acquainted. Most Rotrians bring their spouse or significant other, but many members just attend as singles. The idea is foster better relationships between members that might not otherwise get to know each other.
                The next gathering of the Dunwoody Diners will be at Carbonara Trattoria on Sunday evening (May 1, 2016) starting at 6:30 PM. The restaurant is located in Dunwoody Village at:
5499 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road
Dunwoody, GA  30338
                Most perople will end up spending approximately $50 per person after paying a tip (15%) sales tax (~7%) and the $5 donation to the Dunwoody Rotary Charitable Fund. The prices charged by Carbonara Tattoria for various items range from:
                Please circle the date on your calendar, and let Rick Otness (email: )know that you will be attending and whether you will be bringing anyone with you. We

RCD & AIR Building Stoves in Guatemala
          For the third year in a row, AIR-Guatemala has received a grant from the Rotary Club of Dunwoody to build fuel-efficient, clean stoves in Guatemala—and we are so grateful!  
          It is hard for us to imagine what the stoves mean for the daily lives of Maya farm families—especially the women and children:  The stoves have chimneys to ventilate harmful smoke and prevent lung disease; the stoves are engineered inside to use less than half the firewood of traditional open fires; children have time to go to school because they are not hunting for scarce firewood every week; daily cooking now does not mean burning eyes and fear the children will be burned.  The stoves are “appropriate technology” that respect the Maya traditions while greatly improving the families’ health and daily lives. The woman in the photo is so happy with her new stove, she is overwhelmed.  As one mother told me, “I only need 4 pieces of wood for heat all day—and we are not coughing all the time!”
Still Time to Join a Team:
          Just think:  Volunteers from Georgia and Florida have built 20 stoves funded by Rotary Club of Dunwoody!   With your latest grant, we will 12 more this summer—directly benefiting at least 150 people and many more with positive “ripple effects” the stoves bring.   Join us this June—to see in person what your gifts are doing in Guatemala.
DATES: Sunday, June 12th – Sunday, June 19th OR June 10th – June 26th
COST:  Airfare + $700, which includes hotel, meals, all ground transportation, pure water—everything except your tourist day in Antigua.
ACTIVITIES: 2 days building stoves with your team; 2 days seedlings in cool mountains of Guatemala; 1 day at school program; 1 tourist day;
CONTACT:    Anne Hallum at by March 12th!
On behalf of all of the staff members of AIR-Guatemala, and the thousands of families they have served, thank you!
Anne Hallum
Founding President, AIR

The Rotary Club of Dunwoody’s two main fundraisers, RunDunwoody and the Governor’s Ball, are projected to raise approximately $75,000 this year.  These funds are used to support our local and international charitable efforts.  This year we will begin accepting grant applications on a quarterly basis rather than the previous annual basis.  The selection criteria for grants include:
  • Align with the Rotary Club of Dunwoody service focus – Public Health, Public Safety, and Education, both locally and globally.
  • Build, expand, and leverage relationships with community partners aligning financial support with Rotarian volunteer support/opportunities where possible.
  • Extent to which project will have sustainable impact in the community served, locally or globally.
The grant application form can be found on the home page of the website under the selection entitled “Bulletins”. The application form must be fully completed and signed by a Rotarian and at least two board members.  The next deadline for the applications is February 26, 2016. 
The members of the grant committee will evaluate the applications based upon the criteria stated above and make a recommendation to the board.  The members of the committee are: Carter Stout, Patti Bunker, Tina Philpot, Brian Harper, Mike Parks and Lorri Christopher.  If you have any questions then please contact any member of the Grant Committee.


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?  

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