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Welcome to Dunwoody ... the Friendly Breakfast Club!


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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Aug 07, 2015
Al Simon
CEO Sandler Training
Sep 18, 2015
Walker Sullivan
Building an Extended Care Strategy
Oct 09, 2015
Dec 11, 2015
Marion Bunch
World Aids Days
Dec 25, 2015

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Dear Fellow Rotarians,
We’re delighted to report that [today] Nigeria has passed one year with no new cases of the wild poliovirus. This is the longest the country has ever gone without a case of polio and a critical step on the path toward a polio-free Africa. We’ve come a long way since the bleak years when the virus reached its peak. It was only a decade ago that polio struck 12,631 people in Africa- three quarters of all cases in the world.
We congratulate Rotarians who have donated $688.5 million to fight polio throughout Africa, including more than $200 million to Nigeria. We congratulate Rotarians from Africa and around the world who have also devoted countless hours to immunize the children who now have the opportunity for healthier, happier lives. With the ambitious scope of Rotary’s PolioPlus program, our efforts are having a far-reaching, transformative impact beyond the eradication of polio. With the infrastructure put in place by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), Nigeria not only reduced its polio caseload by 90% in 2014, but it also successfully thwarted the world’s most lethal Ebola outbreak to date, in only 90 days, a response faster than even the U.S., and rightly praised by the World Health Organization as ‘world-class’.
Emma is coming!
Our 2015 – 2016 Georgia Rotary Student is coming! Emma Leschly, 21, from Copenhagen, Denmark, will arrive in Atlanta on Saturday, August 15, at 6:52 PM. Because of the convenient arrival time, we hope to have a big crowd of Dunwoody Rotarians in party-mode to help welcome Emma to her GRSP year!
Emma will be a great addition to our club. When asked why she applied to the GRSP program, Emma said, “It is an amazing opportunity to experience life in the US, make friends and get involved in Rotary embracing Service Above Self.” She also added, “As you probably know, I went to Ecuador as a Rotary exchange student in 2012 and ever since then, I have been looking for a new adventure and when a Danish Rotarian told me about the Georgia Rotary Student Program I didn't doubt it for a second. I am truly grateful to you and the RCD for offering me this opportunity of a lifetime and I look forward to meeting you all and contribute to the Club and your family in every way I can. Morning meetings sound perfect. I hope to be able to join you as often as possible and participate in the programs and events that you are organizing - it does sound like a very vibrant club!”
Conversations with Emma and her parents confirm she is very excited about the coming year and we are equally excited about getting to show her what Rotary is all about and some good ol’ Southern hospitality! Please plan to join us on the 15th to welcome Emma to Atlanta!
Marianne and Lang


Supporting education



Adult literacy project produces ripple effect

The inability to read or write traps millions of adults and their families in poverty, as they struggle to earn a living. In Detroit, Michigan, USA, almost half of all residents over the age of 16 are functionally illiterate. Rotary members in the city and its suburbs are seeing ongoing benefits from a project that trains tutors and provides free reading materials to agencies tackling adult illiteracy.


Uniting leaders



July issue of Rotary Leader is here

Find tips, tools, and practical information that will help your club or district achieve success in Rotary Leader. In the July issue, you’ll learn how your club can earn a Presidential Citation by using Rotary’s online tools, how to make the most of Rotary Global Rewards, how to apply for a global grant with cash contributions, and how to increase your club’s exposure through a signature event.



Interested in contributing further to Rotary by serving on a RI committee? Several committees have openings for the 2016-17 Rotary year and are looking for qualified candidates.




Dear Rotary Leaders,

I’m pleased to introduce Rotary Global Rewards – a new member benefit program that offers discounts on products and services like travel, hotels, dining and entertainment. Rotary Global Rewards is designed to make membership even more rewarding for Rotarians and is an exciting way Rotary can give back to those who give so much. Rotary Global Rewards help Rotarians:

  • Do more good work - involve more members in or expand the impact of Rotary projects with savings on truck rentals, airfare or hotels
  • Build Rotary friendships - forge richer friendships with fellow Rotarians with your dining and entertainment offers
  • Share your story with someone new - tell people about Rotary's work with discounts at coffee shops and restaurants

With Rotary Global Rewards, the good you do comes back to you. I hope you will all find ways to take advantage of the benefits this program offers.

You can learn more and redeem Rotary Global Rewards at

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K.R. Ravindran
President, Rotary International 2015-16


Amidst the patriotic celebration of the nation’s birthday at the Dunwoody July 4th Parade, the Rotary Club of Dunwoody announced the 6th Annual RunDunwoody – Rotary Race to Serve.  The club’s annual 5K Road Race is scheduled for Sunday, October 18, 2015.  Certified as a 2016 Peachtree Road Race qualifying route, the 5K race begins and ends at Perimeter Mall.  The course is designed for runners – a fast and challenging course offering spectacular views of  Atlanta’s central perimeter area. The accompanying 1Mile Fun Run, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Tot Trot and Family Festival offer exciting choices for one and all.

“We expect 2015 to be a breakout year for RunDunwoody,” says Rotary president Lorri Christopher. “The club  anticipates 1000 runners to turn out on race day and, financially, we are off to a running start.  As of June 30, more than 30 area businesses, led by Title Sponsor Northside Hospital, have  offered their support, putting us over the $50,000 mark in sponsorships, with four months to go. We are grateful for the amazing generosity of our community’s businesses and citizens and look forward to celebrating with one and all on race day, in the community for the community.”

Registration for individuals is open at
Mark your calendar. Invite friends.  Organize a team. Support the cause.  
To that end, the race committee continues its quest for sponsors.  Sponsorship opportunities range from $200 – 10,000+.   Those interested in sponsorship may contact Charlie Lockwood at

It’s time to RunDunwoody now – as a Sponsor, Friend of the Run, runner, walker or team! To learn more or to register for RunDunwoody 2015 go to


July 1, 2015


Brothers and Sisters of District 6900,

I would like to personally welcome each of you to our exciting, memorable and challenging year of 2015-2016!

Words cannot express how excited I am to be your District Governor. This year will be most electrifying as we discover the difference each one of us will make following the direction of your Presidents and Officers. President Ravi is asking Rotary members to use their talents, expertise, and leadership in the coming year to transform the lives of others.

My wish is for every club to participate and earn the Governor’s Citation. In order to accomplish this, you simply follow the 17 steps. Some of these steps are really quite elementary and easily obtained! Let’s discover how we can solve the mysteries in Foundation giving, membership growth, Serving Seniors and Polio Plus, to name a few. I am confident each club member will find an appealing area of focus to serve. Whether you want to be involved in RYLA, Rotaract/Interact clubs, Serving Seniors, Aids Awareness, End Human Trafficking, or others, there will be a step for you.

Your Presidents and Officers will give you guidance along the way. Join your leaders, your World Class Team, and be a gift to your club, your community and “A Gift to the World”.

It’s time for us to unlock the mystery!

Yours in Rotary Service,

Bob Hagan

District Governor




Congratulations Again !!!!!!
Robert L. Hall, Rotary Club of Dunwoody, Georgia
Director, Rotary International, 2014-2016
Robert L. Hall, a member of the Rotary Club of Dunwoody, Georgia since 1986, started his second year of a two year term on July 1st as Director, Rotary International, 2014-2016.   The last director from Georgia was J. David Roper, Rotary Club of Martinez-Evans, who served as Director, Rotary International 2002-2004.  The last director from Rotary District 6900 was N. Pratt Secrest, Rotary Club of Thomasville, who served as Director, Rotary International 1970-1972.
During his second year as Rotary International Director, Robert will be serving on the RI Board with RI president K. R. “Ravi” Ravindran, Rotary Club of Colombo, Western Provence, Sri Lanka, and RI president-elect John F. Germ, Rotary Club of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Robert W. “Bob” Hagan, Rotary Club of Roswell, will be serving as Rotary International District 6900 governor. Lorri A. Christopher is serving as president of the Rotary Club of Dunwoody, and William “Bill” Rosenfeld, Rotary Club of Stone Mountain, will be serving as chair of the DeKalb Rotary Council.
The RI Board of Directors has 19 members:  The RI president, the president-elect, and 17 club-nominated directors (in zones as specified in the RI bylaws) elected at the RI convention to serve a two year term. Each director, although nominated by the clubs in a certain zone, is elected at the convention by all clubs, thereby placing on each director the responsibility of representing all clubs in the administration of Rotary International.
Robert became a Rotarian in 1977.  He served the Rotary Club of Dunwoody as president in 1995-96 and served as district governor in 2001-02, when the Rotary theme was “Mankind is our Business.”  He also served Rotary District 6900 as Rotary Foundation Committee Chair for three years from 2004-07.
Robert has served The Rotary Foundation as coordinator for the RI Zone 34 Polio US200 Million Challenge 2008-12 and the RI Zone 34 coordinator for End Polio Now 2012-13.  He was a member on the 2013 Lisbon Convention Promotion Committee.  In 2014-15 he was a member of the RI Board Program Committee.  He currently serves as chair of the Host Committee for the 2017 Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.
Robert and Charlene are Rotary Foundation Major Donors Level II and members of the Bequest Society Level II.
Robert has received the RI Service Above Self Award, The Rotary Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service and Distinguished Service Award.  He has also received both the Regional and International Service Award for a Polio-Free World in recognition of his significant active personal service towards the goal of Polio Eradication. 


Calling all members.

Run Dunwoody wants to encourage the formation of teams, and we need your help in making this happen. We are interested in stimulating any preexisting rivalries and want your input on which rivalries to focus on and the best ways to trigger those rivalries. Some examples might be college rivalries, neighborhood competitions, or possibly  strong business rivalries.
If you are part of a pre-existing rivalry, we want to know about it and get your thoughts on the best ways to trigger that rivalry, so that we can get more runners to sign up as a way of supporting their side of the rivalry.
Please email Rick Otness with your thoughts at


During this past 2014-2015 school year, Kingsley Elementary Charter School participated in a year-long Strong4Life Program.  This program, presented by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, educates and inspires children and their families about making healthy lifestyle choices in areas of activity, nutrition, sleep, etc.  This program was funded by the Rotary Club of Dunwoody.

On Friday, April 17th, Kingsley was awarded the Principal’s Challenge Trophy for their participation in RunDunwoody14 with Rotary Members Kathy Brandt, Angie Duprey and Nancy Jester on hand to present the trophy during morning announcements.  On May 15th, Rotarian Angie Duprey was able to volunteer at Kingsley’s end of year Field Day as the culmination of the Strong for Life Program, and this is where it came to her attention regarding a project in need of support.

Kingsley Charter’s Math Classroom needs remodeling and our help.  Fifth grade educator, Ronn Colanino is looking to create a Super Math Lab for his students to create an ideal teaching and learning environment.  His dream is to give his students a classroom they LOVE to be in, LOVE to learn in and one that can offer resources otherwise not available.

Please take a look at their funding page. This school has many children in the English as a Second Language program, as well as 52% of the population qualify for free and reduced lunch.  They NEED resources to create a better learning environment.  This program will give students the best opportunity to succeed as they matriculate to Peachtree Charter Middle School and then on to Dunwoody High.

Principal Brent McBride and 5th grade teacher Ronn Colanino will be guests at our June 19th meeting, and they welcome any questions or comments regarding their project.


Image Thanks to Dottie Toney for her great work as the Caring Hands Chair as she hands over responsibilities to Carol Gage. 


If you hear of a member celebrating a special event or in need of some special care, please pass along the information to Carol.  She can be reached at (404) 376-3963 or emailed at


Blue and yellow cards will be on the tables at Friday meetings if you would like to jot down a quick note.  Carol will be out of town during the month of July, so she will be assisted by Kemi A.  


We are considering undertaking a couple of projects this year that may require Quickbooks or Database skills. This is a general appeal to the club members to let us know if you have basic skills in either of these areas. Please call Rick Otness at (770) 715-9251 or email him at if you have basic skills in either of these areas and might be willing to apply them to a project. Thanks!!!

I would like to congratulate you on being selected to participate in the Innovative and Flexible Rotary Club pilot beginning 1 July 2015 and ending 30 June 2017. This is an exciting opportunity for your club to experiment with changes to the Standard Rotary Club Constitution and bylaws.  To remain relevant to prospective as well as current members, it is important that Rotary continues to explore new ways to engage members and enhance club operations. With this acceptance, your club is joining a select group of clubs from all Rotary countries and geographical regions and all of Rotary’s thirty-four (34) zones.
We look forward to working with you over the next two years as you experiment with some different alternatives. Your club should begin working over the next 30 days to start implementing changes on 1 July 2015.
Over the next few weeks you will receive more information regarding when and how your club will be evaluated and measured regarding the impact your innovation has on:
·         membership types
·         club operations
·         member activities and engagement
·         sustained membership growth and retention
·         improved member diversity
·         increased community and international service
·         increased support of The Rotary Foundation
·         overall club effectiveness
Good luck in your efforts over these next two years and thank you for agreeing to be a part of this exciting opportunity.
Best regards,
Anja Van Ostrand

TImagehe 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.

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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