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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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Need better Ideas...

                The 4th of July Parade will be upon us in a month, and we need a really good theme for our Club's float by June 24th.

                It is good to know that so many of you read the bulletin. We appreciate that many of you didn't care for the first theme, so this week you will get the option of retiring it in favor of Option 2 which has been suggested by Bill Thiele. However the purpose of the competition is to keep arriving at a better idea each week, until time runs out. For that to happen, we need you to submit an even better idea. So start your creative juices flowing and come up with an even better idea. Your ideas should be sent to Bill Thiele ( ).

                This week you will get to choose between last week's idea (Option #1) and a new idea (option #2). We will do a quick hand vote at the meeting on Friday (June 3rd) to see which idea survives to compete the next week. But here's the catch, someone needs to come up with an even better idea.

                As a quick summary, here are the two current ideas for the float.

Option #1 (Serving Humanity)

                3 Cannibals cooking a person dressed in Safari garb in a large kettle. The Cannaibals are each wearing a large Rotary medallion around their necks. A banner/sign proclaims the RI slogan for 2016-2017  "Rotary Serving Hummanity"

Option #2 (Rotary: Helping to End Polio)

                Road side sign post (like that used in the hit TV series Mash) with arrows pointing to Pakistan and Afghanistan, with Rotarians administering Polio vaccines. Banner or a sign saying something like "Rotary, helping to end Polio"                 




Running season is in full swing! Don't forget to add RunDunwoody to your race calendar!

Whether you're a seasoned runner, just starting out, or enjoy a brisk morning walk - RunDunwoody has something to offer for everybody!

Certified as a Peachtree Road Race qualifier, the Rundunwoody 5K begins and ends at the Perimeter Mall. The flat, fast course is designed for runners. The race features free parking, free race photos, and a post race celebration with awards, a DJ, Tastes of Dunwoody and a Kids Zone. Technical shirts are included for all participants who sign-up before October 4.

Race proceeds support education, public health and public safety.

Sign up today on!

Already registered? Invite your family and friends! It's easy! Simply go to our facebook event page, click on 'Invite' and select the friends you would like to join you on race day. The event page contains all the details they need, including a link to the registration form.

When: Sunday October 16, 2016 at 7am
Where: Perimeter Mall (4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road)

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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.

Last minute Volunteers...

                Please email Rick otness ( ) if your schedule has changed and you can now volunteer from 9 AM to 1 Pm on this Friday (June 3, 2016) to be a buddy of a special needs child at the SuperKids event for the Soapbox Derby. As you will recall the Rotary Club of Dunwoody is sponsoring this event for Special Needs children. The children will get to race in actual Soapbox derby cars with the cars driver. This is an exciting event for the special needs kids.

                We signed up a number of volunteers to pair up (one on one) with a special needs child. Some of those initial volunteers have had last minute changes in their schedules which have caused them to be unable to volunteer. We are looking for a couple of volunteers who may have wanted to volunteer, originally had conflicts with their schedules, but now happily find themselves available.



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?  

If you can't remember your Dunwoody password or ID, send an email to Carter Stout . He can send your ID and reset your password. There's a lot of info in the Admin section of the site that can come in handy -- especially member contact info! Don't miss out!