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Dunwoody

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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Speakers
Feb 19, 2016
Carolyn Mattingly
Senior Falls Prevention Program
Mar 18, 2016
No Speaker
Stop Hunger Now Project
Apr 01, 2016
Angela Williams
Voice Today
Apr 15, 2016
No Speaker
Past Presidents and Charter Recognition
Apr 29, 2016
Marion Bunch
World Aids Days
May 13, 2016
May 20, 2016
No Speaker
Club Assembly
Jun 24, 2016
 
 

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2017 ROTARY PEACE FELLOWSHIP
Dear Rotarian,
We are excited to announce that the 2017 Rotary Peace Fellowship is now available online! We encourage you to promote the fellowship and have your district endorse qualified applicants who are dedicated to promoting peace.
Please go to our website to review the fellowship details, application process, animation video, and find additional resources for applicants and Rotarians. 
Important reminders about the peace fellowship:
  1. Districts are not responsible for funding applicants. Your district can endorse as many candidates as deemed qualified at no cost.
  2. 31 May 2016 District Deadline
a.   Applicants must submit their application to the district by 31 May to seek endorsement.
b.   Districts must interview and submit their endorsement forms to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July 2016.
c.   Applicants can choose to apply online or with the PDF application. Both can be located on the website. 
Linked to this email are extra resources to help recruit applicants, better understand the application process, and conduct interviews for applicants you are interested in endorsing.
Additional resources include:
  1. Rotarian Program Guide to the Rotary Peace Fellowship
  2. Rotary Peace Centers Brochure
  3. Rotary Peace Centers Programmatic Webinar (English only): https://vimeo.com/147646382
We thank you for your dedication and support to the Rotary Peace Centers and the Rotary Peace Fellowship. By working together to recruit and select highly qualified candidates for the 2017 Rotary Peace Fellowship, we continue to build peace and work towards conflict prevention and resolution in our world.
Warm regards,
Rotary Peace Centers
 
 
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Eleven Dunwoody Rotarians recognized
as a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow at the
Annual Holiday Luncheon
Posted by Bill Mulkey
 
WHAT IS A MULTIPLE PAUL HARRIS FELLOW?
You are recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow, when you give $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant.. You are recognized as a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow with each additional gift of $1,000.
 
At the recent Annual Holiday Luncheon eleven Dunwoody Rotarians were recognized and were presented with a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow Pin.   Their combined contributions represented $42,000 + in contributions to the Rotary Foundation.
 
Multiple PHF Pins were presented to Dunwoody Rotarians: 
Dabney Daniel +1, Hoshi Daruwalla +1 Billy Grogan +1, Bill Koss +1, Richard Woods +1, Carter Stout +2,   John Carr +3,  James Glass +3,  Pavittar +3,  George Stewart +6  and Pat McMahon +8.
 
Thank you for your compassion, generosity and on-going financial support of The Rotary Foundation’s humanitarian and educational programs.
PDG Bill Mulkey
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
NOVEMBER IS ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH
 
THE MISSION OF THE FOUNDATION OF ROTARY INTERNATIONAL is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
 
ROTARY FOUNDATION STATISTICS 2013-2014
  2013-2014  Cumulative
Total Contributions $259.6 million     $3.5 billion
Annual Fund    $116.6 million $2.1 billion
Permanent Fund                   $23.7 million $255 million
PolioPlus Fund                              $100.3 million $1.1 billion
Other                                                 $19.0 million $69.6 million
     
# MEMBERS 2013-2014   Total
Arch Klumph Society 79  521
Major Donors   2,216 21,078
Bequest Society 639  10,663
Benefactors  2388   92,577
Paul Harris Fellows 54,409   1,460,787
Paul Harris Society                         
10,143  10,143
 
 
                        
               
                     
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
     If I had to choose a sentence to summarize my year in the US, the one that would probably define most of my experiences in this amazing country is: “it’s just like in the movies.” I have been watching American movies and TV shows for quite a while, so I knew that I would have a remarkable time here. I was not wrong about that. As I said to some of the host families and people I talked to, even some little things that might seem silly or not special at all to Americans and people who grew up around here, are totally amusing for me. All sorts of ball games, yellow school buses, traditional mailboxes with the little red flag, squirrels, deer, s'mores, Thanksgiving, snow (for the very first and lovely time), a pumpkin patch, shopping (and more shopping), Rotary meetings and other related activities, student weekends, trips around the US, and many other little and big exciting things… I do not think I could fit all the incredible things I have been living here in one single page, but I can certainly say I made the most out of my year. 

     One thing I could not forget to mention was how interesting it was to be in touch with different cultures, not only American but from all the countries represented by the other students in the program. Since I was the only Brazilian this year, I did not even have a choice not to get to know the other countries and costumes. With simple conversations, I could find out a lot of fascinating differences, but also many similarities. Seeing that we are more alike that we imagine made me realize that Peace really is possible, if only we are willing to make it happen. And sharing about my beloved country was also really nice, either by telling stories or cooking and authentic Brazilian meal to my host families. 

     Many people told me before I left Brazil: “Enjoy! It is going to be the best year of your life!.” I  knew it was going to be more than good, but I have to confess I was a little skeptical about that back the. How could a year away from home, without family and friends, all the people and things I know and I love so much, possibly be so great? Well, now I have the answer. First, being away from family and friends was indeed hard, but it made me realize how blessed I am to have all them supporting me in this adventure and in every single moment of my life. Technology made it easier and I did not spend a single day without hearing from them, but another factor also helped a lot. The song “Home”, by Jack Johnson, can express the second answer. In one of the verses, he sings “Home is wherever we are, if there’s love there too”. I have to agree with him and thank Rotary and all the fantastic Host Families I had for making me feel at home, making me feel truly loved and appreciated every single time I’ve been to the meetings, parties, activities or just on my regular weekend visits to their houses.

     I am fortunate enough to have Rotary in my life, officially, for almost eight years now. Once I heard a speech from a Rotaractor in which he said that when we live good things in Rotary and have great experiences because of them, it is like as if we were creating a certain debt. After we do that, he reminds us, we force ourselves to get up early in some occasions, serve the community and try to make our best efforts to Rotary in order to pay our debts. The “problem” is that when we do it, we always have a great time and a new and larger debt is created, and I totally agree with him. Before this year, my debt was already not the smaller one. Now, I’ll have to spend my whole life continuing to serve Rotary and trying to pay this incredibly huge debt GRSP made me create with this astonishing year of my life.

Luma Moreschi, Brazil, Class of 2013-14
 
 

 
 
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 deadline for the applications is August 28, 2015, November 30, 2015, February 26, 2016, and May 27, 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.
 

 
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
 
 

 
 
 
 

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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